Author: Jennifer Beekman

MCPS MCCPTA Hosts Mental Health and Wellness Forum

Photo | Sunil Dasgupta The third annual MCPS MCCPTA Health and Wellness Forum, held at the Earle B. Wood Middle School, featured a student panel.

For four hours on Jan. 11, more than 400 Montgomery County Public Schools students, parents and educators gathered at Earle B. Wood Middle School for the third annual MCPS Montgomery County Council of PTA (MCCPTA) Mental Health and Wellness Forum…

Quince Orchard Fall Sports Postseason Roundup

Field Hockey Falls Just Short of First State Final Since 2007 After dropping two of their first three games this fall, the Cougars went back to the drawing board. After much self-reflection and reevaluation, Quince Orchard realized that moving another…

Northwest Fall Sports Postseason Notebook

Historic Boys’ Soccer Season Ends in Region Final The Jaguars’ goal at the start of every season is to win a state title, Coach Kert Mease said, and it’s a realistic one. Northwest, which has only posted on sub-.500 season…

First Win Over QO Since 2015 Sends Northwest to State Final

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Ajahni Terry finds a hole against QO’s defensive line and helped propel Northwest to a 22-13 upset win.

The storied Northwest-Quince Orchard football rivalry has been quite one-sided in recent history. Heading into their Class 4A state semifinal clash on Nov. 29, the defending state champion Cougars had won the teams’ previous six meetings dating back to 2015,…

Lakelands Woman Wins International Kettlebell Competition

Photo | Submitted Liz Ellie Vassaux won her division at the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation World Kettlebell Sport Championships held in Novi, Michigan, on Oct. 26.

It takes a certain mindset, an enviable mental tenacity that most can only strive for, to push oneself beyond his or her limits. With her shoulders burning, her forearms on fire, her glutes, core and back clenched, Lakelands resident Liz…

Three Northwest Coaches Earn Maryland NFHS Coach of the Year Honors

Photo | Submitted Northwest High School football coach Mike Neubeiser is one of three Northwest coaches named Maryland National Federation of High School (NFHS) Sports Coach of the Year. He is joined by girls’ volleyball coach Stephanie Blake and boys’ and girls’ indoor and outdoor track and field coach Robert Youngblood.

There’s no question that coaching football under the lights on Friday nights is special, ninth-year Northwest High School football coach Mike Neubeiser said. Winning games is fun, and the experience of taking home a state championship is something players and…

Quince Orchard Revamps Athletic Facilities

Since Quince Orchard High School opened in September 1988, eight tennis courts have been among the first sights visitors to the school take in upon entering the parking lot. That space has been reduced to a construction zone since the…