Band director Kurt Lucas recently announced that he will not return for a fourth year at Blair, leaving students without a band director for next year.
Graduation will take place at the Jericho City of Praise Church in Landover, Maryland and not the Prince George's Equestrian Center.
MAY 8, BLAZER STADIUM—The boys' lacrosse team ended their season with a 14-6 loss to Quince Orchard High School.
The Blazers gave up a 10-3 loss to Watkins Mill High School in the season's closing match. The team will lose twelve seniors for next year.
Boys lacrosse pulled through with a much-needed win, despite a saved Paint Branch shot at the buzzer. The 8-7 win carries the team back to .500.
The Blazers suffered a big 4-9 defeat at Wootton High School. This loss drops the team's record to 4-5.
Graduation has been moved from the Prince George's Equestrian Center to the Jericho City of Praise Church in Landover due to scheduling conflicts.
A fire alarm interrupted 5B lunch on Apr 21, 2003.
The boys' lacrosse team ended its season with a 14-6 loss to Quince Orchard High School.
Freshman Sebastian Johnson, one of two candidates running for President of Blair's Student Government Association (SGA), was disqualified after reading an unapproved speech to Blair's student body.
President Bush announced to America last night that military action had been taken in Iraq. In reaction to the declaration of war, Montgomery County Students for Peace and Justice are sponsoring a countywide walkout today.
The Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Secretary of Education Rod Paige visited Montgomery Blair High School today, March 7, 2003 to congratulate Blair's success in drilling Code Blue and Red procedures.
There was no power in Blair's four portables from late Wednesday night until approximately 9:00 am on Thursday morning. According to Building Service Manager James Brown, the power most likely went out when a power surge tripped the circuit breaker.
With a third place finish only a year behind them, the Blair wrestlers find themselves in a bad spot at the county tournament. After two rounds, only a pair of Blazers remains in the competition.
Blair's wrestling team finished its disappointing 3-11 season with an unexpected loss to Wootton High School. This season was the worst season since wrestling coach Jacob Scott's arrival at Blair.
Blair's wrestling team finished their disappointing 3-11 season with an unexpected loss at Wootton High School on Saturday, Feb 8. This season marks the worst season since wrestling coach Jacob Scott's arrival at Blair.
With only two weeks and one match standing between Blair's wrestling team and the county tournament, the blazers had hoped to make a stand for the final match in their season against Whitman high school. However, losses in key weightclasses and four forfeits gave Whitman the edge in the match, leading to a 27-43 downfall.
Two Blair sophomores tied for first place at the Maryland High School Chess Championship on Sunday, February 2.
Crushing their hopes finishing the season with an even record, the Blair wrestlers suffered a doubled defeat against both Springbrook and Sherwood high school in a Springbrook tri-meet. The horrendous loss in both matches transformed the team's possible 7-7 record into a harsh 3-9 reality.
Blair's wrestling team suffered its fourth loss of the season against Poolesville in a 35-42 defeat. In the process, a Blair wrestler was injured, leaving yet another unfilled weightclass.
With a tradition of rivalry looming behind them, Montgomery Blair and Wheaton high schools grappled once again. The result, however, broke Blair's six year winning streak with an unfortunate three point loss, due to a forfeit in the 112-weightclass to conclude the match. The wrestling team, motivated by their loss, went on to massacre Seneca Valley High School 54-12.
Beginning the match with a 24-point deficit from the four slots unfilled on the team, Blair came on strong, earning a remarkable 46 points, and defeated Magruder High School by 10 points. Of the 10 matches wrestled, eight were Blair victories and all but one resulted from a pin.
With 45 seconds left in the 3rd period, Roxana Valladares' and Diane Small's wrestling match in Blair's gym was interupted by a fight in the bleachers. The fight, between two Eastern Middle School 8th grade female fans, halted Eastern's annual "Main Event" for nearly a half hour. (for general Main Event coverage, see Blair hosts Eastern's annual "Main Event")
Montgomery Blair High School hosted Eastern Middle School's annual "Main Event" wrestling tournament on Wednesday, Dec 19. The tournament was interupted by a fight that broke out between two Eastern students, but overall the event was a success.
The Blair wrestling team suffered a loss of 36-37 to Rockville High School. This agonizing defeat could have been converted to a win, had Blair not been penalized two points at the end of the match.
The Blair wrestlers took on both Kennedy and Paint Branch high schools in a tri-meet on Dec 14. The Blazers received mixed results, racking up both a win and a loss.
The Blair wrestling team could not quite make the cut, as they fell to Walter Johnson High School in a 48-33 defeat on Thursday, December 12. Despite the loss, the Blazers held up their end against the rival WJ Wildcats.
A Blair freshman was seriously injured during A lunch on Friday, November 22 after being tackled and accidentally kneed in the ribs. The student was playing capture the flag behind the school when he was injured.
From duds to studs, the last few years of Blair's wrestling program have been an unexpected joyride, turning the once pathetic team into one of the most respected in the county. The wrestling team hopes to continue its winning tradition, as it amassed records of 12-1 and 11-2 in the past two years, but continuing the success may not be so easy.
Still holding my nose, I flush the toilet and exit the stall. But after I wash my hands and head for the door of the restroom, I face a dilemma.
SEPT 24, NORTHWEST GOLF COURSE--After a tough 3-0 loss on Sept 18, the Blair golf team pulled itself close to a winning season at 7-8. Since its match at Laytonsville last week, Blair has gone 4-2 to end the year.
The first issue of Silver Chips was published on September 25, sixty-five years ago. Over time Silver Chips has evolved from publishing 32 pages a year to 32 pages per issue and now has a readership of over 3,600.
After a tough 0-3 loss a week ago, the Blair golf team has pulled itself from a record of only 3-6, to nearly reaching a winning season. Since its match at Laytonsville golf course a week ago, Blair has shot an excellent record of 4-2 to end this year.
The Blair golf team, led by juniors Ben Payes and Zachary Mellman, suffered their greatest loss yet at Laytonsville Golf Course on Wednesday, September 18. Blair finished behind all three of its competitors, Paint Branch, Blake and Sherwood high schools, bringing its record to a disappointing 3-6.
In the second match of the season, Blair's golf team ranked second of four teams. Blair outshot Kennedy and Springbrook, but couldn't match the undefeated Sherwood at Laytonsville Golf Course.
As Montgomery Blair High School students adjust to a new school year, September 10, the Primary Election Day, led a handful of these students to work even harder: not for school, but on a political campaign.