Author Archive for Jennifer Beekman

Northwest Softball Off to Historic Start

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The Jaguars won Saturday’s game against Sherwood, ending that team’s 105-game winning streak.

Two major question marks hung over the Northwest High School softball team entering 2017: How would the Jaguars recover from the graduation of former four-year starting pitcher Bridgette Barbour—one of the county’s best hurlers in recent history, who took Northwest…

NW Baseball Has ‘Modest’ Swag

Coach Todd Varesco was once told by a Montgomery County coaching legend, after leading the Jaguars to their first-ever state champion in 2012, that he would never win another season-ending title. The reason? “Baseball is unpredictable; you need the balls…

Familiar Face Returns to Lead NW Girls’ Lacrosse

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2012 graduate Tara Nicholas returns to Northwest to coach the girls’ lacrosse team.

A coaching change is typically followed by a sometimes lengthy transitional period. But the Northwest High School girls’ lacrosse team has skimmed right over that process, because the Jaguars’ new coach—2012 Northwest graduate Tara Nicholas—is already familiar with the program…

Quince Orchard Wrestling’s Comeback Kids

Three years ago, during his freshman football season at Thomas S. Wootton High School, current Quince Orchard senior Alec Falconer suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee that also forced him to sit out the entire…

NW Wrestling Finds Identity

Every wrestler who steps onto the mat for a match intends to win. But there is a drastic difference between wrestling to win and wrestling not to lose. The former, requires athletes to take risks and stay on the offensive,…