Thursday, February 10, 2011
Girls' basketball coach Erin Conley led an hour-long meeting on Wednesday evening.
A meeting was held at the Montgomery Blair High School auditorium on Wednesday night to inform coaches, parents and athletes on the dangers and proper treatment of concussions. Hosted by girls' basketball coach Erin Conley, the meeting was attended by 30-plus parents. According to Blair Athletic Boosters President Ron McClain, the meeting is part of an “ongoing and relatively new educational effort inside the county to help parents, players and school staff get up to speed on the information and the best advice.” Conley’s team has already experienced three concussions this season, which she said led her to become more educated on the subject, and then share that information with the Blair community. “We had a lot of parents with questions …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Five athletic goals for the new year.
Calendars have reached January once again and that means it's time for some sporting resolutions. 1. Watch the Giants win their second straight World Series If you remember, back in November I gave several reasons why Takoma Park residents should be on board with this. 2. Take advantage of the Recreation Department's winter programs The Rec Department offers youth and adult sporting programs including a coed softball league starting in April. 3. Get more community members to attend Blair sporting events Montgomery Blair high school athletic contests are sadly under-attended. All of their athletic facilities are top-notch, and the teams are competitive. It would be great to see the community be more supportive of the school's young athletes…
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Blair hosted its fall sports awards banquet on Monday evening.
Montgomery Blair High School held its Fall 2010 Sports Awards Night on Monday, and honored the multitude of student athletes that participated in athletics from late summer until early November. Blair fall teams posted a combined winning rate of 68 percent this year, a number that was largely bolstered by the strength of the school’s four soccer teams. The ceremony began with the honoring of all of Blair’s athletes that achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall season. Thirty-three students fit into that category, which made up nearly 10 percent of the entire student-athlete population. Over half of the athletes maintained above a 3.25 grade point average. Every coach awarded players on his or her team three awards: most valuable …
Fall athletes at Blair receive awards for the academics and athletics.
The Fall 2010 Sports Awards Nigh was held at Montgomery Blair High School on Monday evening. Atheltes were honored for their sporting and academic excellence. To view a full list of the honored students, click here. To keep up with local sports, visit www.twitter.com/patchsportsmd.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The Blazers have a dedicated 15-man roster this season.
This isn't DeMatha. This isn't Gonzaga. And this isn't Georgetown Prep. At Montgomery Blair High School, they can't hand pick the best players from the region and build a team based on recruiting. But despite the fact that most of the players on Blair's team won't be recruited by a college, let alone play pro ball after they graduate, there is an abundance of passion. And anyway, playing in the NBA or for a Division-I school isn't what playing for Blair is all about. At Blair, basketball is a neighborhood game. "The mission is different," Coach Mark Destefano said. "We use sports as a way to teach life skills." But Destefano still wants to win. He runs the players hard in practice six days a week and his voice booms and bounces off the …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
A photographic look back at the fall athletic season at Montgomery Blair High School.
Fall sports are officially over at Montgomery Blair High School. Take a look below at the best photos Patch captured over the course of the season. Visit www.twitter.com/patchsportsmd.
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Blair Blazers have several games worth attending this week.
Today starts The Takoma Park Five, the first in a series of recurring lists about Takoma Park. Each weekday, we'll feature top five lists that look at sports, people, real estate, weekend best bets and a wild card topic. (If you want to help us figure out the wild card topic for this week, tell us in the comments section.) First up for Monday is sports. It would be untrue to claim that the Blair athletic program has excelled so far this fall season. However, it would also be untrue to use their mediocre start as a surefire sign of things to come. With most teams approaching the midway point of the season, now is the time for squads to pick up the pace and decide if they want to compete for a regional championship, or sit back while other …