Author: Jennifer Beekman

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…

Reenergized Washington Spirit Sits Atop NWSL Standings

Photo | Jane Gershovich, isiphotos.com After a 1-1 draw against Reign FC on the road in Tacoma, Washington, on June 15, The Spirit maintains sole possession of first place in the NWSL standings.

Fans are the lifeblood of every professional athlete, first-year Washington Spirit head coach Richie Burke said. Players  “absolutely thrive when they hear that roar behind them, chanting their name.” But after making consecutive National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) playoff appearances…

Trusting the Process Pays Off for Quince Orchard Track

Photo | Submitted Danejah Kyle, Alexis Martin, Zakaiyah Bright and Kyra Lyles won state titles in the 400-meter and 800m relays.

Athletes and teams who are strictly outcome driven are setting themselves up for failure, longtime Quince Orchard High School track and field coach Seann Pelkey said. In a situation where one either wins or loses, there is no focus on…

Foundry Fitness Celebrates Opening of New Location

Photo | Submitted Foundry Fitness celebrated its grand opening in Kentlands Market Square on Saturday, May 11.

Foundry Fitness was founded by owner Eric Pellicci in 2011 and just celebrated the grand opening of its all-new, bigger and upgraded location at 205 Market St. West. “We designed the new Foundry Fitness to create an even better product…