Winter coaches introduced themselves to the parents of new student-athletes
An outlook on the upcoming playoff matchup for all Blair spring sports
In a nail-biting game, the Blazers (4-2-0) tied the Sherwood Warriors (4-1) 2-2 in Blair's final divisional matchup.
The Blair Blazers (10-5) lost to the Magruder Colonels (5-12) 45-44 in the final seconds of Tuesday's girls basketball game. Blair got off to a great start, earning a 27-8 lead through superior physicality and rebounding in the first half, but numerous turnovers in the second half let the Colonels back into the game.
Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.
Blair's practice fields are large, strangely shaped patches of dirt surrounded by weed-filled grass. Rocks are in almost all of the dirt patches, making the fields seem like a gravel road. When there is a dry stretch, dust is commonly kicked up as players run through.
As athletes, students face a lot of challenges. They have to find the time and motivation to excel not only at their sports, but in the classroom as well. They may want to quit, they may want to give up, but they won't. They will get up the next day and they will keep running, throwing, kicking, flipping and swinging.
Meghan Wilkinson, an employee of MedStar and certified athletics trainer, joined the Montgomery Blair Athletics department this school year to replace Julie Tucker.
The Montgomery Blair Blazers (2-1) could not get their offense going against the Northwest Jaguars (2-1), who ran away with the game late in the second quarter in a 58-23 loss on Friday night.
Playing sports in college can be a huge commitment, but it's really only worth it if students are fully invested in the sport.
As the fall rolls in and as the weather gets a little colder, Blair fall sports teams look forward to the upcoming season.
The Athletic Department is looking into the purchase of a new scoreboard for its stadium, which could potentially cost up to $60,000.
The council convenes once a month and focuses on guiding team captains in leading their team to success. Leaders from every team are required to attend.
The Blair girls' varsity lacrosse team (5-3) trounced the Kennedy cavaliers (0-8) by a score of 18-1. The Lady Blazers took hold of the game from the beginning and never relinquished the lead.
On Monday, freshman Cherie Carter qualified for the Montgomery County Public School Golf Tournament, which took place at the Laytonsville Golf Course.
This October, the Blair athletic department launched a website to improve communication and increase revenue for the athletic program. The site has schedules, rosters, directions to the sports fields and a Blair fan shop, where players and supporters can customize authentic Blair apparel. The site is run by Big Teams TM, a company that runs high school sports websites for ten of the 25 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) athletics departments, as well as hundreds of other schools in the country.
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