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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The girls' basketball team (11-11) suffered an emotional 56-40 loss to the Churchill Bulldogs on Monday night. While they were unable to pull out a win in front of a rousing crowd on their senior night, the Blazers battled back from an early deficit and kept the game close until the closing minutes. Senior guard Camille Estrin scored 19 points, including a couple deep threes to lead the way offensively for the Blazers.
As the clock wound down, a frustrated Blair varsity girls' basketball team had been worn down by a short-benched, but taller Kennedy team. The Blazers lost 40-31 in a long game marred by turnovers from both sides as the Cavaliers pulled away late in the third quarter to grab the win on Tuesday night.
The Montgomery Blair varsity girls' basketball team lost 55-28 against the tall and physical Paint Branch Panthers. After getting off to a poor start, the Blazers were not able to come back against the Panthers' overpowering style of play.
The Blair Blazers (9-8) lost Thursday to the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-10) 53-54. Blair went up early in the first half, but the Blue Devils fought back and grabbed the lead in the fourth quarter. A late comeback attempt by Blair brought the game within a point, but were unable to pull out the victory.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (7-6) girls' basketball team used superior ball movement and a blanketing full court press to take down the Northwood Gladiators 68-28. Blair put it out of reach in the second quarter when they scored 18 points and shut out Northwood.
The Blair Blazers (6-5) team lost 59-54 to the Magruder Colonels (5-5) on Tuesday, January 11th in the Blair gymnasium. After getting behind early, the Blazers fought to come back and closed the gap to five points in the fourth quarter.
As time expired, the buzzer beating shot from the Einstein Titans guard banked off the backboard and sunk through the net. The Blair Blazers were handed their first loss of the young season, 51-49, in a game in which Blair was set back by missed open jumpers, layups and free throws. Despite controlling the ball and playing strong defense throughout the game, the Blazers lack of offense led to the loss on Tuesday night.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers started five guards, but still used their size advantage to take down the Wheaton Knights 69-52 in their season opener Friday night.
Despite mounting a two score comeback in the third quarter, the deficit faced by the Montgomery Blair Blazers was too steep in a 48-17 loss in the first round of the playoffs to the Quince Orchard (QO) Cougars on a windy Friday night.
The Blair Blazers (15-2) lost to the Meade Mustangs (16-1) 3-1 in penalty kicks Saturday night. After regulation and two overtime periods the score was 0-0 in a game dominated by two tough defensive units. The loss knocked the Blazers out of the playoffs.
The Blair Blazers (15-1) beat the Wootton Patriots (10-4) 3-1 Tuesday in the regional championship game. The Blazers took a commanding three goal lead early in the game, and Wootton scored a late goal in a bid to get back into the game. With this victory, Blair advances to the state semifinals.
The Blair Blazers (15-1) beat the Walter Johnson Wildcats (13-3) 1-0 in the third round of playoffs to advance to the next round. The game was close throughout, with both teams playing strong defense up until a second half goal by junior defender Rolf Ngana.
The middle of the standings continue to shake up every week, as Lauren is climbing her way to the top. Bobby however, is pulling further and further away from the pack. Charlie continues to sink, as does Sandeep. How will things shape up for our prediction squad this week?
Blair varsity field hockey (3-9-1) exhausted all of their efforts against the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Barons (9-4) last Thursday, but ultimately lost 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs. It was an intense game, with a lot of close chances for both sides to win the match.
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