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Girls' varsity volleyball builds an all-around team

By Mehana Daftary | Dec. 12, 2016, 2:28 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's girls varsity volleyball team had a strong season this year, finishing 13-6, similar to last year's record of 13-8-1. Though they were defeated in the first round of the playoffs by Walter Johnson, this season changed the Blazers' lineup orientation so that they were able to play off of each other.


An XC-ting end to Blair's cross country season

By Neva Taylor | Nov. 22, 2016, 2 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair boys' cross country (5-1) and Blair girls' cross country (6-0) both had exciting seasons this fall. Before the season started, Blair learned that they would no longer have any home meets.


Blair's football season ends in disappointment

By Ryan Handel | Nov. 18, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Blair »

Heading into Friday night's game against the Quince Orchard Cougars (10-1), the Blair Blazers (8-3) were eager to pick up their first playoff win in school history. However, they will have to wait until next year after being eliminated by the Cougars, 35-7.


Girls soccer loses defensive game in regional finals

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 14, 2016, 7:55 a.m. | In Blair »

In its first ever regional final, the Montgomery Blair Blazers' girls soccer team (10-6-1) lost 1-0 to the Perry Hall Gators (16-1) after a game that forced the Blazers to be strong defensively for 80 full minutes.


Blair football falls short against undefeated Damascus

By Ryan Handel | Nov. 10, 2016, 1:07 p.m. | In Blair »

The playoffs don't begin until next week for the Blair Blazers (8-2), but they still had to face an intimidating foe on Friday night: the Damascus Hornets (10-0). The Hornets had not lost a game since the 2014 3A state finals, and they kept that streak alive by edging the Blazers 35-27.


Blair girls' soccer advances to first ever regional final

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2016, 11:20 a.m. | In Blair »

After beating the Sherwood Warriors (7-7) in the regular season, the Blair Blazers (10-5-1) girls soccer team came out firing early and put two shots past the goalkeeper in their third round playoff victory.


Blair field hockey falls to Walter Johnson

By Ellie Williams | Nov. 4, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Walter Johnson Wildcats (9-4) beat the Blair Blazers (2-11) Thursday night during their first playoff game at Walter Johnson. Blair allowed three goals early in the first half, then fought hard on defense and scored in the second half, but it wasn't enough to beat the Wildcats, who scored two more goals against the Blazers.


Blair boys' soccer suffers playoff loss to Churchill

By Charles Lott | Oct. 30, 2016, 10:12 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (8-4-2) boys' varsity soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to the Churchill Bulldogs (8-4-2) in the first round of playoffs Thursday. Blair held a one goal lead throughout the first half, conceding a goal in the second and a goal during the first overtime period.


Blazers take tough loss to Paint Branch

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 30, 2016, 10:01 a.m. | In Blair »

Blair field hockey (2-10) was originally going to play their senior night game on the 17th, but due to unplayable turf conditions, the game was rescheduled for the Monday afternoon.


Blair football blows out Kennedy in homecoming game

By Ryan Handel | Oct. 25, 2016, 2:24 p.m. | In Blair »

Coming off their first loss of the season against Sherwood, the Blair Blazers (7-1) were eager to get back on track against the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-8). They did so in dominant fashion on Friday night, routing the Cavaliers by a score of 54-0.


Blair boys' soccer cruises by Clarksburg

By Sandeep David | Oct. 24, 2016, 1:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (8-4-2) took down the Clarksburg Coyotes (2-8-2) 3-0 Wednesday on senior night. The offensive game was played mainly in Clarksburg's half of the field, with the defense making quick clearances downfield for the forwards.


Girls varsity soccer triumphs over Clarksburg on senior night

By Neva Taylor | Oct. 23, 2016, 7:11 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers' girls varsity soccer team (8-5-1) beat the Clarksburg Coyotes (5-7) on Thursday night. Blair played offensively the whole time, always pushing forward. After a hard fought game and despite Clarksburg's strong defense, Blair won 1-0.


Blair football suffers first loss of season to Sherwood

By Ryan Handel | Oct. 17, 2016, 1:24 p.m. | In Blair »

Sherwood didn't need a strong passing game to achieve offensive success, as the Warriors put up 456 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns en route to a 43-26 win.


Boys varsity soccer falls to Whitman

By Neva Taylor | Oct. 10, 2016, 1:23 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (7-2-1) lost a hard fought game against the Whitman Vikings (8-2-1) 2-0 on Tuesday night. Both teams remained strong defensively, but Blair struggled to gain momentum in the attacking half.


Boys varsity soccer ties with Churchill 1-1

By Pedraam Faridjoo Charles Lott | Sept. 26, 2016, 1:50 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (5-1-1) tied the Churchill Bulldogs (2-1-1) 1-1 Wednesday. The game was largely played through the midfield, with each team struggling to gain an edge on the other's strong defense.


Blair field hockey trounces Einstein

By Ryan Handel | Sept. 20, 2016, 7:44 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (2-2) defeated the Einstein Titans (0-4) in a 9-0 thrashing Friday night. After scoring three times in a solid first half, the Blazers turned up the heat in the second and slid past the Einstein defense for six more goals.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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