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Blair girls soccer blows by Kennedy

By Charles Lott | Sept. 20, 2016, 2:11 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (5-0-1) defeated Kennedy Cavaliers (0-4) 5-0 at home Wednesday. Blair dominated throughout the game, maintaining possession in their opponent's half for almost the entire eighty minutes.


NFL Week 2 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 18, 2016, 12:22 p.m. | In Professional »

Week 2 of the NFL is coming, and the prediction team is here with their picks for this week's games. Lots of unanimous choices this week by our writers. Will those favorites hold their ground against teams hunting for an early-season upset?


Blair boys' soccer beats Springbrook 1-0

By Pedraam Faridjoo | Sept. 16, 2016, 1:32 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' varsity soccer team (2-0) defeated Springbrook Thursday night with a crucial last minute goal from Austin Kokkinakis to secure the 1-0 victory. The outcome of Blair's win over Springbrook was unpredictable up until the game's final moments.


Blazers offense overpowers Barons in home opener

By Ryan Handel | Sept. 12, 2016, 2:35 p.m. | In Blair »

After vaulting to number six in the Montgomery County football rankings, expectations were high for the Blair Blazers (2-0). But, the Blazers refused to let the pressure get to them. They pounded the BCC Barons (0-2) on Friday night by a score of 42-12, pummeling the Baron defense into the ground with 612 total yards of offense.


Blazer girls' soccer takes win over Springbrook

By Alyssa Berrios | Sept. 12, 2016, 2:22 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair girls' varsity soccer team (2-0) took the win on Thursday afternoon at home against Springbrook (1-1). Though not a big lead, the Blazers topped the Blue Devils 2-0.


NFL Week 1 Predictions

By Nate Bodner, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 11, 2016, 11:56 a.m. | In Professional »

Every football fan is excited for week one, but with a Super Bowl rematch to kick off the season, the slate is even better than expected.


Blair field hockey rolls over Watkins Mill in first game of the season

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Sept. 8, 2016, 2:06 p.m. | In Blair »

In a slow moving first game of the season, the Blair field hockey team (1-0) was able to squeak out a 2-1 victory over the Watkins Mill Wolverines (0-1) on Friday afternoon.


Blair football stomps Northwood 35-0 in Battle of the Boulevard

By Ryan Handel | Sept. 5, 2016, 12:42 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (1-0) soundly defeated the Northwood Gladiators (0-1) by a score of 35-0 in the annual Battle of the Boulevard rivalry game on Friday night.


49ers quarterback sits during national anthem

By Nate Bodner | Sept. 2, 2016, 1:14 p.m. | In Professional »

Friday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers was meant to be former starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick's last chance to prove himself, and earn the starting roll in San Francisco. But now, Kaepernick is making headlines not for his accomplishments in the game, but for what he didn't do before the game.


SCO NBA Draft Preview

By Benjamin Yokoyama | June 21, 2016, 2:45 p.m. | In Professional »

Buddy Hield, Brice Johnson, Malcolm Brogdon, local NCAA tournament hero Kris Jenkins. These guys all stayed in college for the long haul. Three seniors and Jenkins, the lone junior, who all made it deep into the tourney despite not being on the forefront of the NBA radar.


Blazers take home two state track titles

By Eleanor Cook | May 30, 2016, 4:07 p.m. | In Blair »

Junior Thierry Siewe Yanga won the Maryland boys' 4A 800 meter race with a time of 1:55.22 at the Maryland Track and Field State Championships at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Saturday, May 28. The day before, Friday, May 27, he also led the boys' 4x800 meter relay team, along with seniors Ben Geertsema and Alexander Mangiafico and junior Dominic Massimino, to win the state championship with a time of 7:58.58.


Blair softball loses high-scoring state semifinal

By Benjamin Yokoyama | May 29, 2016, 9:03 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (16-5) and the Chopticon Braves (20-4) battled each other for six innings, but the seventh inning saw 14 total runs scored and ended when Chopticon's bats came alive and brought the winning run across.


MoCo running back enrolls early to UMD

By Benjamin Yokoyama | May 17, 2016, 2:19 p.m. | In College »

After setting records and winning the Maryland 3A state championship for the Damascus Swarmin' Hornets this past fall sports season, local running back Jake Funk is poised to make an impact at the college level. The former high schooler enrolled early for the spring semester at the University of Maryland, where he committed in October.


Blair varsity baseball wins extra inning thriller

By Charles Lott | May 11, 2016, 2:02 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (10-7) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (10-6) 3-2 in extra innings on Monday night after an extended absence from the field due to heavy rain. Strong pitching by both teams coupled with good infield play kept the score low despite the game lasting eleven innings. Clarksburg's numerous errors and walks in the final inning gave the Blazers the opportunity to take home a win on senior night.


Blair boys lacrosse beats Springbrook in sudden death overtime

By Charles Lott | May 5, 2016, 2:06 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (5-6) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-6) 10-9 with nine seconds left in the first overtime period on senior night Tuesday. The first half of the game was played on Monday and a rain delay caused it to be postponed until Tuesday.


Blazers suffer ninth inning loss

By Eleanor Cook | April 26, 2016, 2:12 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair varsity baseball (6-5) lost to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (10-2) in a close game by a score of 4-2. After allowing two runs in the top of the ninth inning, the Blazers were unable to bounce back.


Blair softball shuts down Walter Johnson Wildcats

By Lauren Frost | April 24, 2016, 1:40 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers started the game quickly against the Walter Johnson Wildcats and never let up. Strong batting and a no-hitter by senior pitcher Karylena Cruz held the Blazers coast their way to a resounding 19-0 victory.


Colonels triumph over Blazers

By Eleanor Cook | April 19, 2016, 2:09 p.m. | In Blair »

Despite a strong start and consistent efforts throughout the game, the Blair boys' lacrosse team (0-5) was not able to fight off Magruder (2-4). The Blazers led early on, but as the game continued, they had no answer to the Colonels' continued offense, and lost 12-10.


Blair Softball rallies to beat Paint Branch Panthers

By Lauren Frost | April 15, 2016, 1:51 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair softball team (3-0) took on the Paint Branch Panthers (1-2) on Friday night. Though the Blazers faltered early against the aggressive hitting of the Panthers, the team was able to mount a stunning comeback to win the game 12-8.


Boys' lacrosse falls to Wootton

By Randima Herath | April 11, 2016, 2:15 p.m. | In Blair »

On a windy afternoon, the Wootton Patriots (4-2) defeated the Blazers (0-5) 17-0. Despite the Blazers' best efforts, the Patriots' offense was unstoppable.


MLB 2016 Preview

By Benjamin Yokoyama | April 9, 2016, 3:34 p.m. | In Professional »

The baseball season is back, heaters and homers, breaking balls and bat flips come back to bring in the summer.


Blazers take down Rams

By Eleanor Cook | April 9, 2016, 3:14 p.m. | In Blair »

In a hard-fought game, the Blazers (2-1) defeated the Rockville Rams (0-3) 12-10.


Boys' basketball mounts playoff comeback to advance

By James Sleigh | March 3, 2016, 3:35 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' basketball team (13-9) beat the Richard Montgomery Rockets (18-4) in stunning fashion to advance to the next round of the playoffs. The Blazers had a strong showing in the second half to beat the top seeded Rockets. Although Blair got off to a slow start, crucial big-man play from twins Julius and Jordan Cobb contributed to Blair's late success.


Blair boys basketball advances in playoffs

By Charles Lott | March 1, 2016, 1:28 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (12-9) beat the Churchill Bulldogs (11-11) Friday by a score of 60-41. Blair struggled against Churchill the first time they played, winning by only four points, but in this matchup the Blazers' strong defensive play, comprehensive scouting report, and dominance in the low post bolstered them to a victory.


Girls' basketball comes up clutch to take down Wildcats 48-46

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 29, 2016, 6:14 p.m. | In Blair »

On Friday night in the first round of the playoffs, the stakes and intensity were high for the Blazers. Their convincing win over Walter Johnson earlier in the season had been long forgotten. Blair, having come off an emotional loss earlier in the week, was determined to make sure they wouldn't lose at home again.

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