Author: Jennifer Beekman

Quince Orchard Wrestling Has Sights on Strong Postseason Showing

Photo | QO Athletics QO 2018 Girls State Champion Sarah Mesri with a fall in 27 seconds on Jan. 26. Mesri and Rebecca Soto placed at the second annual Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Girls Invitational on Feb. 2.

Quince Orchard High School wrestling coach Rob Wolf said he likes to break the lengthy winter down into three distinct seasons. The first two—during which the Cougars hone their techniques and pick up as much match experience as possible—serve to…

Girl Power: First-Year QO Assistant Track Coach Teaches Cougar Girls to Be Proud of Their Strength

During one of the Quince Orchard High School indoor track and field team’s first practices of the season last November, first-year assistant coach Larrissa Plummer prescribed a workout for the Cougars and knew immediately they weren’t quite “feeling it,” she…

Northwest Athletic Director Honored by State Association

Photo | MCPS Athletics Dr. Jeff Sullivan, MCPS director of systemwide ahletics, presents the Athletic Director of the Year Award to Northwest Athletic Director Anne Rossiter on Jan. 17.

In the spring of 2017, Northwest High School won three state championships—baseball, softball and boys’ outdoor track and field—within a span of 24 hours. From Morgan State University in Baltimore, to the Cal Ripken baseball complex in Aberdeen, to the…

Jaguar Girls Win Fourth Consecutive County Track Title

Photo | MCPS Athletics The Northwest girls’ indoor track team won their fourth consecutive county championship title on Jan. 16.

Northwest High School senior sprinter/jumper Taylor Wright has been in the spotlight since she burst onto the high school track scene as a freshman standout in 2015-16, helping the Jaguars win their first indoor track county title that winter since…

Cougar Girls’ Sprint Relay Snaps School Record

Photo | Submitted Kyra Lyles, Danejah Kyle, Sydney Gunn and Alexis Martin broke a school record at the Southern Maryland Indoor Track and Field Classic on Jan. 5, with a time of one minute and 49.69 seconds in the 800-meter relay.

As Quince Orchard High School junior Kyra Lyles set out on the opening leg of the 800-meter relay at the Southern Maryland Indoor Track and Field Classic on Jan. 5, the Cougars’ expectations were a bit tempered. After all, they were…

Quince Orchard Winter Sports Previews

Photo | QO Athletics Boys’ varsity basketball defeated Poolesville on Dec. 18, 56-40.

Boys’ basketball Basketball is a game of peaks and valleys and when the Quince Orchard High School boys’ basketball team is able to  capitalize on its highs and minimize its mistakes, the Cougars are quite a force to be reckoned…