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By Glenn Graham | glenn.graham@baltsun.com | January 20, 2010
The Blast has signed defender Zach Wilkes for the remainder of the 2009-10 season, general manager Kevin Healey announced Wednesday. Wilkes, 26, spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Ignition and was a member of the 2009 XSL championship squad. The Blast, 5-4 this season and tied for first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will travel to Milwaukee on Saturday before returning to 1st Mariner Arena to host the Wave on Jan. 30.
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By Glenn Graham, THE BALTIMORE SUN | November 18, 2010
After a subpar 2009-10 season that ended abruptly in the Major Indoor Soccer League semifinals, the Baltimore Blast has added some promising new pieces to its veteran core with a blueprint geared toward returning to its lofty standard. The 31st season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore begins Friday night when the Blast takes on the Chicago Riot at 1st Mariner Arena . Game time is set for 7:35. The home team, winners of five championships in the past eight seasons, is confident it has the right mix to add another crown.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Sun | April 6, 2008
No matter how well it's going, the Blast just can't escape the grip of the Detroit Ignition. In a game of furious offensive tempo, the Ignition ended the Blast's regular season on a sour note last night in a 22-21 thriller before an announced 6,713 at 1st Mariner Arena. Ironmen@Blast MISL quarterfinals, Game 1, Thursday, 7:05 p.m. 680 AM
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By Sports Digest | January 21, 2010
The Blast has signed defender Zach Wilkes for the remainder of the season, general manager Kevin Healey announced Wednesday. Wilkes, 26, spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Ignition and was a member of the 2009 XSL championship squad. The Blast, 5-4 this season and tied for first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will travel to Milwaukee on Saturday before returning to 1st Mariner Arena to host the Wave on Jan. 30 . - Glenn Graham Indoor football: Defensive back Nikkieda Rutland , who played at Tennessee State, signed with the Mariners of the American Indoor Football Association.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun reporter | January 7, 2007
In a game in which the Blast defense was relatively secure, the offense couldn't convert enough opportunities. The result was a 6-4 defeat to the Detroit Ignition last night at 1st Mariner Arena, marking the Blast's first home setback of the season and dropping the team to last place in the Major Indoor Soccer League on a percentage basis. Blast@Cougars Thursday, 10 p.m., 680 AM
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By Paul D. Bowker and Paul D. Bowker,Special to The Sun | February 25, 2008
PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- With little else he could do at the time, goalkeeper Dave Kern dropped to his knees in frustration late in the Blast's 19-8 loss to the Detroit Ignition last night. The Ignition's Ryan Mack had just scored his second goal of the game to make it 17-8 with 9:11 left, and the home crowd roared its approval. Kixx@Blast March 7, 7:35 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel, 680 AM
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By KENT BAKER | April 5, 2008
Matchup -- Detroit Ignition (21-8) at Blast (19-10) Site -- 1st Mariner Arena Time -- 7:35 Radio -- 680 AM Outlook -- In the regular-season finale, the Blast confronts its primary nemesis. In two seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League, Detroit has beaten the Blast eight of nine times, including seven in a row. Jamar Beasley of the Ignition is the reigning league Most Valuable Player. After last night's 18-11 win over Milwaukee, goaltender Danny Waltman ranked first in the MISL with a .755 save percentage.
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December 8, 2007
Matchup -- Detroit Ignition (4-2) at Blast (5-2) Site -- 1st Mariner Arena Time -- 7:35 Radio -- WCBM (680 AM) Outlook -- Mired in a two-game losing streak for the first time this season, the Blast gets no relief tonight. Detroit has been the team's nemesis since entering the MISL as an expansion team, winning six of the teams' seven matches. The latest was a week ago in Michigan by an 11-4 score. The next night, the Blast fell to California, its first home loss. M Ricardinho leads the Ignition with 15 points, and Mike Apple has 13. Machel Millwood (17)
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By Sports Digest | January 21, 2010
The Blast has signed defender Zach Wilkes for the remainder of the season, general manager Kevin Healey announced Wednesday. Wilkes, 26, spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Ignition and was a member of the 2009 XSL championship squad. The Blast, 5-4 this season and tied for first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will travel to Milwaukee on Saturday before returning to 1st Mariner Arena to host the Wave on Jan. 30 . - Glenn Graham Indoor football: Defensive back Nikkieda Rutland , who played at Tennessee State, signed with the Mariners of the American Indoor Football Association.
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By KENT BAKER | November 30, 2007
Matchup -- Blast (5-0) at Detroit Ignition (3-1) Site -- Compuware Arena, Plymouth Township, Mich. Time -- 8 TV/Radio -- Fox Soccer Channel/680 AM Outlook -- The Blast returns from a two-week hiatus to meet a team that reached the championship game last season, and one that won five of six matches between the two teams. It is the second road test for the Blast, which is expected to be at full strength with the return of G Sagu, F Giuliano Celenza and M David Bascome from injuries. They each missed two games.
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By Glenn Graham | glenn.graham@baltsun.com | January 20, 2010
The Blast has signed defender Zach Wilkes for the remainder of the 2009-10 season, general manager Kevin Healey announced Wednesday. Wilkes, 26, spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Ignition and was a member of the 2009 XSL championship squad. The Blast, 5-4 this season and tied for first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will travel to Milwaukee on Saturday before returning to 1st Mariner Arena to host the Wave on Jan. 30.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2008
At 6:30 a.m. yesterday, a group of professional soccer players began convening at Druid Hill Park for a 4.6-mile run through the frosty air. So began the Blast's quest to bring another title to Baltimore - this time in the newly formed National Indoor Soccer League - and the follow-up for the week will be two-a-day practice sessions to prepare the team for the regular season beginning Nov. 15. "This is double-duty, hell week," said defender P.J. Wakefield...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Sun | April 6, 2008
No matter how well it's going, the Blast just can't escape the grip of the Detroit Ignition. In a game of furious offensive tempo, the Ignition ended the Blast's regular season on a sour note last night in a 22-21 thriller before an announced 6,713 at 1st Mariner Arena. Ironmen@Blast MISL quarterfinals, Game 1, Thursday, 7:05 p.m. 680 AM
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By KENT BAKER | April 5, 2008
Matchup -- Detroit Ignition (21-8) at Blast (19-10) Site -- 1st Mariner Arena Time -- 7:35 Radio -- 680 AM Outlook -- In the regular-season finale, the Blast confronts its primary nemesis. In two seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League, Detroit has beaten the Blast eight of nine times, including seven in a row. Jamar Beasley of the Ignition is the reigning league Most Valuable Player. After last night's 18-11 win over Milwaukee, goaltender Danny Waltman ranked first in the MISL with a .755 save percentage.
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By Paul D. Bowker and Paul D. Bowker,Special to The Sun | February 25, 2008
PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- With little else he could do at the time, goalkeeper Dave Kern dropped to his knees in frustration late in the Blast's 19-8 loss to the Detroit Ignition last night. The Ignition's Ryan Mack had just scored his second goal of the game to make it 17-8 with 9:11 left, and the home crowd roared its approval. Kixx@Blast March 7, 7:35 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel, 680 AM
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December 8, 2007
Matchup -- Detroit Ignition (4-2) at Blast (5-2) Site -- 1st Mariner Arena Time -- 7:35 Radio -- WCBM (680 AM) Outlook -- Mired in a two-game losing streak for the first time this season, the Blast gets no relief tonight. Detroit has been the team's nemesis since entering the MISL as an expansion team, winning six of the teams' seven matches. The latest was a week ago in Michigan by an 11-4 score. The next night, the Blast fell to California, its first home loss. M Ricardinho leads the Ignition with 15 points, and Mike Apple has 13. Machel Millwood (17)
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun reporter | December 16, 2006
Of paramount concern to Blast coach Danny Kelly are the injuries that have beset his roster, but another cause for worry has cropped up as well. "If we want to make the playoffs, we have to win on the road, and that's tough to do," Kelly said. "It's much more difficult to beat a team at their place." His words rang true Thursday night when the last-place California Cougars - a foe the Blast blasted in Baltimore, 22-6, only five days earlier - survived a late comeback to secure a 12-10 victory in Stockton, Calif.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN REPORTER | March 16, 2007
Now that the Blast has gotten hot and surged into first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, what does it mean? Not very much, according to team personnel. "You don't get any trophies for doing that in the regular season," coach Danny Kelly said. "Finishing first means you're winning and that's good, but our goal is to qualify for the playoffs." Barring a collapse, postseason play is almost a certainty for the Blast, which is guaranteed no worse than a .500 record since winning eight games in a row. But there are no such guarantees in the "second season," as the team shoots for its fourth MISL championship in five years.
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By KENT BAKER | November 30, 2007
Matchup -- Blast (5-0) at Detroit Ignition (3-1) Site -- Compuware Arena, Plymouth Township, Mich. Time -- 8 TV/Radio -- Fox Soccer Channel/680 AM Outlook -- The Blast returns from a two-week hiatus to meet a team that reached the championship game last season, and one that won five of six matches between the two teams. It is the second road test for the Blast, which is expected to be at full strength with the return of G Sagu, F Giuliano Celenza and M David Bascome from injuries. They each missed two games.
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By Darryl Mellema and Darryl Mellema,Special to The Sun | March 19, 2007
MILWAUKEE -- Playing a Milwaukee team desperate for a win to keep its playoff hopes alive, the Blast couldn't afford to come out flat yesterday. But that is just what Baltimore did, falling behind by four in the first quarter on the way to a 10-4 loss to the Wave in front of 6,117 at U.S. Cellular Arena. Yesterday's loss was the second this weekend for the Blast, which fell, 14-7, at Detroit on Friday night. "We did some basic things wrong in the first half defensively," Blast coach Danny Kelly said.
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