Author: Adam Gotkin

Thomas DeCastro Receives Cougar Award

Photo | Tracy Rouleau (L to R) QO senior Thomas DeCastro received the Quince Orchard Outstanding Scout Team Award from Quince Orchard Offensive Coordinator TJ Changuris at the end-of-season football banquet.

John Wooden, the legendary former UCLA basketball coach, once said, “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” This mantra is strong in the mind of Quince Orchard High School senior Thomas DeCastro. DeCastro, the football team’s…

Ice Hockey Off to Great Start

Photo | Michelle Caton Quince Orchard ice hockey hopes to continue their success into the second half and make a deep run in the playoffs.

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the DMV. The Washington Capitals, the local professional hockey team, have been in the top half of the NHL in attendance every year since 2008. Since the Caps 2018 Stanley…

Jaguars Finish Strong Season With Championship Defeat

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Northwest’s Logan Bartolomeo delivers a hit to Wise’s Anthony Morales, separating him from the ball in the end zone during the state championship game.

Two weeks in a row against two top teams in the state may have just been too much. One week after beating Quince Orchard in one of the biggest games in program history, the Northwest Jaguars had another top team…

QO Girls’ Soccer Heading to State Playoffs

Photo | Quince Orchard Athletics Quince Orchard girls’ soccer became regional champs Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over Urbana.

Regional champions. For the second time in the last three years, the Lady Cougars are heading to the state playoffs. This time thanks to a 2-0 win against Urbana, a team they hadn’t played in two years. They got to…

Cougars Now Division Champs

Photo | Courtesy of Quince Orchard Athletics With a 1-0 win over the Richard Montgomery Rockets, the Cougars became Division champions on Oct. 12.

This season for QO girls’ varsity soccer has so far lived up to the team’s high expectations. The Cougars are 8-1 and Division champions. The Cougars came into the season after losing in the regional finals the year before to…

QO Girls’ LAX Ends Strong Playoff Run

The season didn’t end the way they had hoped. Quince Orchard girls’ lacrosse lost 18-13 to Richard Montgomery in the section semi-finals, but it was a close game. The Cougars were down by only 2 with 6:49 left in the…

Undefeated! QO JV Girls Finish Perfect Season

Photo | QOHS Boosters QO JV girls’ basketball finished the season undefeated, 17-0.

A perfect season may be the most difficult accomplishment for any team in sports. But that’s what the Quince Orchard junior varsity girls’ basketball team accomplished after defeating Churchill, 46-34, last week in their final game of the season. They…