While much of the attention in the last two weeks of the NFL season will be devoted to the wild-card chase, the playoff push and the march to the Super Bowl, football's weakest teams will be focused on something much more important—a player so dynamic his name triggers highlights of ankle-breaking moves and breath-taking speed: Reggie Bush.
NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMANISUM, Dec. 20 — When the Springbrook Blue Devils had the ball swiped away and taken coast-to-coast for a lay-up to secure a 51-46 win for the Blair Blazers, it marked the end of an exhilarating, up-tempo game, and the beginning of a winning streak for the JV boys' basketball team.
Ashlyn Sinclair and Halsey Sinclair finished third in the 800 meter and 3200 meter races respectively at the Howard County Winter Fest Dec. 17 at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center.
After last week's disappointing loss against Damascus, the Blair Community ice hockey team hoped to turn around their season tonight against Wootton. To their dismay however, the Blazers were demolished by the Patriots in a 10-0 shutout that lasted less than five minutes into the second period.
December 12, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM— The junior varsity girls' basketball team showed their persistence with a fourth quarter recovery to win their second game of the season against the Einstein Titans, 43-40.
DEC. 14, PG SPORTS AND LEARNING CENTER- Blair's indoor track team showed promise at the first MCPS Developmental Meet of the season today at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center. All MCPS high schools ran in this developmental meet, where no scores or rankings were recorded.
Blair excelled in the distance and sprint medley relays at the Howard County/Montgomery County Track Challenge at the Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Center on Dec. 10. Girls' relay teams placed third in distance medley and fourth in the sprint medley, while boy's relay teams finished fourth in the distance medley and seventh in the sprint medley.
The Community Ice-Hockey league's 2005-2006 campaign has begun, and despite a slow start, Blair hopes to extend last year's success. Last year's star seniors, Neal Vasilak, Brad Gee, Nathan Barrymore and Graham Mathews, were sorely missed in Blair's 10-0 loss during the first game of the season against Churchill on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Blazers suffered another, but less brutal loss to Paint Branch on Friday Dec. 2nd, when they were defeated 5-3. Blair's losses have proved that the team must make adjustments to their offense to make up for the absence of last year's seniors and current senior defenseman Jake Drengwitz.
After a disappointing season with a young and inexperienced team, the University of Maryland (UMD) men's basketball team has trained hard to have a successful season. The face of UMD has completely changed since its prime, as the team had lost all but one, Mike Grinnon, of its championship team from 2002. Through the last few years, they have learned to adjust to a new independence from the reliance on a star player to lead the way. Last season, the fledgling basketball team had to learn how to grow up and fly through another phenomenal basketball season.
Last Saturday the Blazers missed the playoffs by just 14 points in a loss to Damascus, the number one team in the Washington, D.C., area. Despite the loss the Blazers had a tremendous year, finishing 6-4 and losing only to teams with winning records. But at one point in the season it didn't appear as if a winning record was in the cards. The Blazers came out of the gates to a dismal 1-3 record and appeared to be on course for another sub-.500 year. In the fifth game against Wheaton, starting running back Terrin Flowers-Jackson was out with an injury and the offense was again sputtering. In the third quarter of this monumental game, Coach Jeffery Seals decided to make a bold move.
The girls and boys cross country teams improved their records over last year, finishing up the season with 8-1 and 4-5 record, respectively. The girls had an especially successful regular season, with only one close loss to Magruder. Throughout the season, the runners worked hard to improve their times. "I think everybody was a lot more serious about running and practice," says coach Angelique Bosse.
Three Blazers competed in the Maryland State Cross Country meet, held Nov. 12 at Hereford High School in Parkton, Maryland. Juniors Ashlyn Sinclair, Halsey Sinclair, and Joshua Uzzell all placed in the top 50 in the Maryland 4A region race.
Midway through the 2005 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings have been the center of a sex scandal, the Indianapolis Colts remain undefeated, and the NFC East is perhaps the strongest division in football. So with our coverage of the NFL sitting on the 50-yard line, we present our midseason power rankings, awards, biggest stories and second-half predictions for an historic year in football.
As the JV Football team sauntered off the field at Blazer Stadium Thursday night, a wide grin appeared on the face of sophomore Milton Colquehon. Colquehon and his teammates had just wrapped up a 27-0 thrashing of the Blake Bengals, a game highlighted by Blair's superior team defense and efficient offensive production. The win tips the Blazers' record to 5-4 on the season.
Washington is not usually considered a hockey town, but one rookie phenom could bring back plenty of fans. He hasn't been labeled "the Next One" or called the future of the National Hockey League (NHL), but Alexander Ovechkin entered the NHL as the number one overall pick two years ago and with high expectations. One of this season's most intriguing subplots will be the battle between Ovechkin and his fellow rookie, 18-year old Sidney Crosby for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.
Last week, the NBA announced that it would be implementing a league-wide dress code for all players and personnel, effective at the start of the 2005-2006 season, which tips off on Tuesday. The dress code- stressed as "business casual"- states that players should dress in professional attire during all team and league activities and publicity-related events. The dress code forbids the wearing of hats, "do-rags," chains, medallions, jeans, sneakers and jerseys while players are on the team bench, at press conferences or on team trips.
The Blair boys' varsity golf team, coached by James Schafer, is already winding down their disappointing season, weeks ahead of other fall sports. Dwindling daylight forces the golf season to end earlier than most sports, but the Blazers still managed to pack in a rigorous schedule.
Oct. 26, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMANISUM— Confidence was high tonight as the Blair girls' volleyball team prepared for their final home game of the season against the Seneca Valley Eagles. The Blazers started off strong with accurate serves but as the night went on they let their guard down. Poor court coverage and wild passes were the main causes for Blair's loss in three sets, 24-26, 19-25 and 17-25.
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