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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.


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.


Girls' basketball falls to Churchill on senior night

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 26, 2016, 1:18 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blazers downed by taller Cavaliers team

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Feb. 12, 2016, 2:18 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Girls basketball falls to Paint Branch

By Grady Jakobsberg | Feb. 10, 2016, 6:02 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blair girls varsity basketball can't handle Springbrook

By Charles Lott | Feb. 10, 2016, 1:42 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Girls' basketball trounces Northwood 68-28

By Julian Brown | Jan. 28, 2016, 4:54 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Girls varsity basketball loses to Magruder

By Charles Lott Christian Mussenden | Jan. 21, 2016, 4:25 p.m. | In Blair »

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.



Blair falls on last second shot from Einstein

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 13, 2015, 8:23 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blair boys open season with a victory over Wheaton 69-52

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 9, 2015, 6:04 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blair loses tough first round matchup at Quince Orchard 48-17

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 18, 2015, 1:12 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Boy's soccer falls to Meade in state semifinal

By Charles Lott | Nov. 16, 2015, 7:25 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blair boys' soccer wins division championship

By Charles Lott | Nov. 12, 2015, 1:58 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


Blair boys' soccer advances in playoffs

By Charles Lott | Nov. 10, 2015, 2:11 p.m. | In Blair »

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.


NFL Week 9 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 8, 2015, 1:01 p.m. | In Blair »

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 field hockey falls in first playoff game against B-CC

By Maniza Habib | Nov. 6, 2015, 2:10 p.m. | In Blair »

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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