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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
53-45 win extends Lady Trojans’ winning streak to 50 games, sets Maryland 4A semifinal match-up on Thursday with unbeaten Poly High School from Baltimore.
The undefeated Gaithersburg Lady Trojans prevailed over the Northwest High School in a hard-fought Maryland 4A West Regional final on Saturday night at Montgomery Blair High School. A back-and-forth first quarter saw the Lady Trojans take a 12-10 lead before Northwest rallied to a 19-18 lead at halftime. The Lady Trojans came out of the locker room on an 11-0 run to grab a 29-19 lead with 3:26 remaining in the third quarter, but Carla Batchelor and the Jaguars responded with a 6-0 run of their own, closing Gaithersburg’s lead to 31-25 after three quarters. Defensive struggle gave way to offensive fireworks in the fourth quarter—22 points combined in the first quarter, 15 in the second, 19 in the third followed by 42 points in the …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Third-ranked Gaithersburg extends their winning streak to 42.
Last night, the undefeated and third-ranked Gaithersburg Lady Trojans fought off a fierce challenge from a tenacious Paint Branch Lady Panthers team, but eventually secured a 62-48 victory. The first quarter was a seesaw battle, with both teams leading before the Lady Panthers netted a three-pointer at the buzzer to grab a 17-14 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was equally competitive, with the Lady Panthers extending their lead to 28-24 at the half. The Lady Trojans, unaccustomed to trailing at the half, stayed in the locker room until just before the start of the third quarter, skipping warm ups. But, they came out red hot, going on a 15-2 run to grab a 39-30 lead on the Lady Panthers en route to a 43-36 lead after the…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Two students taken to hospital, "not feeling well."
A portable classroom was evacuated this morning and two students were taken to a hospital after a strange odor was detected at Gaithersburg High School, according to Fire and Rescue officials. Shortly after 8:30 this morning, students and staff in a portable classroom reported smelling an odor, according to Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. School staff evacuated the portable and called 911, Garcia said. A hazardous material response team arrived and tested the air, but nothing harmful or toxic was detected, he said. The team did not smell any odor by the time they arrived. Two students complained of "not feeling well," and they were taken to an area hospital as a precaution, Garcia said.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Axel Ofori, Jr. was a top running back in high school but is now a key player as a redshirt freshman defensive back for the Black Bears, who play Saturday at Georgia Southern in college football.
Axel Ofori, Jr., as a football standout at Gaithersburg High School, made a recruiting trip to Louisville with an eye on being a running back at the college level. Now the Gaithersburg resident is a redshirt freshman defensive back at Maine, a Division I-AA school in the Colonial Athletic Association. But don't feel sorry for Ofori that he is not with a major college program. After missing most of his senior year at Gaithersburg with a knee injury, Ofori is a key defender for a team that is in the national playoffs in the Football Championship Subdivision. So what is the biggest adjustment to being a full-time defensive back after he started both ways as a junior in high school? "I would probably say just the technique," Ofori said after …
Friday, September 23, 2011
What do you think about the students taking over the school?
For about 20 minutes yesterday, teachers and administrators at Gaithersburg High School lost control of the student body. Angered by the cancelation of their homecoming pep rally, students flooded the halls between sixth and seventh periods and began chanting, shouting, and in some areas, crowd-surfing. They were determined to have a pep rally of their own. They shouted "You can't stop us!" over and over. But the original rally was canceled because some students were throwing colored paint and glitter on each other during lunch. So we'd like to know what you think of the whole situation. Did Gaithersburg High School students take their pep too far? If you have an opinion not expressed in the poll below, please tell us in the comments …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The school canceled the original rally after students became "overly spirited."
After school officials canceled a pep rally, students at Gaithersburg High School today protested by organizing a riot-like rally of their own. Students used Twitter and other social media tools to organize the protest rally. The original rally, part of Spirit Week, a week-long homecoming celebration, was called off shortly before it was scheduled to start at 12:30 this afternoon after some students became "overly spirited," according to Gaithersburg Principal Dr. Christine Handy-Collins. Today was class color day, and students painted their faces and used glitter to decorate themselves in colors according to their class. During lunch, the spirit of homecoming week had some students getting out of hand, Handy-Collins said. "Kids were …