Author: Jennifer Beekman

NW Football One Win Away From Fourth Straight Postseason Appearance

With a fourth consecutive postseason appearance—and 11th overall—on the line, the two-time defending Class 4A state champion Northwest High School football team rolled over a talented Clarksburg squad Friday, 35-0, by running clock. The top four teams in each region…

Playoffs Preview

The start of November marks a special time for fall sport athletes: championship season. In the cyclical world of high school sports, where each year a new wave of student-athletes replaces one departed by graduation, team dynamics change annually. The…

QO Marching Band Wins Marine Corps Invitational

When the fall sports season began in mid-August, it was not just the Quince Orchard High School student-athletes whose days became consumed with hours of rigorous training. The marching band kick-started its own competitive season with an approximately 10-day camp…

Northwest’s Young Players Find Consistency, Offense Gelling

Northwest High School sophomore Juwon Farri received a rather unlikely assignment from his principal, Lance Dempsey, last week: Carry a football with him to every class. After two fumbles in the Jaguar football team’s 58-23, Week 3 win over Blair…

Quince Orchard Senior Is ‘Unsung Hero’

Quince Orchard High School midfielder Noorvir Kaur’s senior field hockey season was almost over before it started. Though the third-year varsity player said she felt fine heading into the physical examination required by Montgomery County before the start of tryouts…

Quince Orchard Boys’ Soccer Making a Statement

Two years ago, the Quince Orchard High School boys’ soccer team struggled to win three games. Last year’s 10-4-2, Class 4A West Region Section II final run, therefore, came as quite a surprise and seemed to be written off by…

Defense Could Define Northwest Football

At 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, current Northwest High School senior Caleb Gills was an undersized—but incredibly effective—defensive lineman for the two-time defending Class 4A state champion Jaguars football team the past two years. “We used (Gills) as a speed guy,…