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Blazers dominated by Poolesville

By Jon Berger | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

The Blair varsity field hockey team got off to a bad start to their season in a frustrating 6-0 loss against the Poolesville Falcons. The Blazers were unable to muster a consistent offense and were forced to play defensively for most of the game.


Patriots dominate in NFL season opener

By Josh Zipin | Sept. 11, 2005, midnight | In Professional »

If the first game is any indication, the Patriots look hungry for what would be a record third straight Super Bowl. On Thursday, September 8, the Patriots began the NFL season with a resounding 30-20 win over the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Boston. Other than simply putting the Patriots in the win column, this game sent a message to the rest of the league: the Patriots are still the team to beat.


Blair rams through Rams

By Morgan Aronson | Sept. 10, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

SEPT. 9, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM— Two days after a victory against the Paint Branch Panthers, the varsity girls' volleyball team charged onto the court, defeating the Rockville Rams in three straight sets, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-19. Serves were very influential in the outcome with Rockville struggling to clear the net, while Blair had several aces in the second and third set.


JV Football wins season-opener in dramatic fashion

By Abe Schwadron | Sept. 10, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

With less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Blair clinging to a one-point lead and the Richard Montgomery offense moving deeper into Blazer territory, the Rockets' quarterback rolled out to his right and lofted a soft, mesmerizing spiral inside Blair's 20-yard line. Just as the Rockets' receiver reached out his hands, Blair freshman Terrance Kelly, Jr. came blazing into the ball's flight path and snagged the pigskin with a leaping, two-handed grab, sealing the JV Football's 7-6 season opening win.


2005 NFL Preview

By Phillip Allen Abe Schwadron | Sept. 6, 2005, midnight | In Professional »

The NFL is in the midst of a transformation, with young, energetic teams like the Cardinals and Lions will beat out aging, traditionally powerhouse teams like the Rams and Packers for playoff spots. The Patriots are the NFL's defending champions for the third time in four years, and the "dynasty" label has been slapped on Tom Brady, Corey Dillon, and the rest of the Patriots. But in spite of the Pats' dominance, the Indianapolis Colts' top-ranked offense and improved defense will finally beat the Patriots in the playoffs, something the team has never done with Peyton Manning at the helm. Here are the rest of our picks for the NFL in 2005.


Blazers build strength at soccer camp

By Devon Madison | July 18, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

On July 10, 2005, Blair Blazers packed their bags and headed off to soccer camp at St. Mary's college in Southern Maryland. The camp, which consists of about 200 campers, is run by the Seahawks men's head coach, Herb Gainey, and assistant coach Rich Edgar.


Mr. Rogers' not-so-friendly neighborhood

By Abe Schwadron | July 16, 2005, midnight | In Professional »

As he strolled in from the bullpen in the seventh inning of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Tuesday in Detroit, Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers was showered with boos from baseball fans disgusted by Rogers' actions during an early July incident involving a group of on-field cameramen.


Root, root, root for the home team?

By Josh Zipin | July 13, 2005, midnight | In Professional »

Robert F. Kennedy stadium in Northeast Washington, D.C., sits alone by the banks of the Potomac River. It is almost in seclusion — like a secret kept only for those who care about D.C. baseball.


Blair jumps into Woodward Relays

By | April 9, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

While Ashlyn Sinclair took first in the steeplechase at the annual Woodward Relays Invitational Meet hosted by Walter Johnson Saturday, April 9, she didn't earn any points for the Blazers. This is because the steeplechase, the most anticipated race of the meet, is actually run for fun and not for points. The unique thing concerning this meet is that every event is a relay; there are no individual events. In the field events, individuals representing the same school have their scores added up together, and the sum is the "relay" score. Angela Hayes and Momo Reine, competing for Blair in the shot put and discus events, placed in the top six for shot put and second place for discus, with a total of approximately 174 ft. for the former.


Foul Ball

By Armin Rosen | Dec. 16, 2004, midnight | In Professional »

What happened to the great visionaries in sports? Where did you go, Pete Rozelle? What happened to you, Roone Arledge? Where are the daring, farsighted few willing to look past the minutia of the present in order to create something lasting, something special for the future?


Blazer golf stumbles

By | Sept. 10, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

The boy' golf team started the season by finishing in last place in the first match against Gaithersburg, Rockville and Paint Branch bringing their record to 0-3. The Blazers combined for a total score of 232, just one stroke behind Gaithersburg and ten from the first place Rockville team.


Blazers pull through against Kennedy

By | May 6, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

This afternoon, the JV softball team defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers 23-13 in just five innings, overcoming the absence of five starting players. Their excellent batting and aggressive base running capitalized on the Cavaliers' weak defensive play, and changes in the pitching lineup provided a preview of fresh talent for the team's next season.


Redskins draft is a safety

By | April 28, 2004, midnight | In Professional »

This is not original reporting all statistics have been compiled from The Washington Times. On NFL draft day The Washington Redskins got their desired first round draft pick in Miami safety Sean Taylor.


Blazers burn Blue Devils 12-2

By | April 28, 2004, midnight | In Blair »


JV softball foiled again

By | April 28, 2004, midnight | In Blair »


Intramurals attract diverse crowd

By | April 26, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

Players race up and down the floor of Blair's gym in a hotly contested indoor soccer match, while other teams eagerly wait on the sidelines for their chance to play while acting as spectators, shouting and celebrating the current game.


March Madness and Sweet 16 Challenge winners

By | April 26, 2004, midnight | In College »

After a lengthy delay, Silver Chips Online has finally tabulated the results of the March Madness and Sweet 16 Challenges . . .



Blazers fight for victory against Blake

By | April 20, 2004, midnight | In Blair »


RM Rockets blast the Blazers

By | April 17, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

The JV softball team suffered a loss for the second day in a row this morning against the Richard Montgomery (RM) Rockets, losing 24-1 and dropping its record to 2-3.


Blazers battle for the win against RM

By | April 16, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

The Blazers pulled through yet again today with a 10-6 win over Richard Montgomery, proving that they have the skill to overcome tough competition.


Young soccer phenomenon set to make debut

By | April 2, 2004, midnight | In Professional »

The young soccer superstar Freddy Adu will be making his professional soccer debut with D.C. United at RFK stadium Saturday afternoon.


Confident Blazers triumph over Wildcats

By | March 30, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

The JV softball team yielded yet another victory at home today in their 22-12 win over the Walter Johnson Wildcats. Inconsistent hitting by both teams contributed to a slow-moving game, but the Blazers' confident play from the field and aggressive offense produced their second 5-inning victory in the season's first three games.



Blazers stand tall against Titans

By | March 23, 2004, midnight | In Blair »

The JV softball team opened their season with a strong victory over the Einstein Titans this afternoon. Despite foundering mid-way through the game, the Blazers' superior batting skills carried the team to a 22-11 win after only five innings.

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