Author: Jennifer Beekman

Offense Carrying Quince Orchard in Early Season Success

Photo | Mac Kennedy Up against the Screamin’ Eagles on March 27, the Cougars won, 16-11, at Seneca Valley.

Under most circumstances, a high school baseball team that gives up 21 runs in two games is not doing much winning.  Fortunately for Quince Orchard, its offense has been firing on all cylinders to start the season—the Cougars scored 28…

QO Sends Two Wrestlers to State Final for First Time in 10 Years

Photo | Submitted Marquez Cooper took second place at 182 pounds in the 2019 Maryland 4A/3A Wrestling Tournament.

The Quince Orchard High School wrestling program has long been competitive within Montgomery County and has produced  some of the state’s best athletes. But heading into this winter’s postseason, the Cougars hadn’t had a state finalist in five years. On…

Northwest Junior Reaches State Wrestling Final

Photo | Submitted Yoann Olympio, who placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class, and Siavash Sarvestani, who placed second in the 126-pound weight class, pose with Northwest coaches Ferris Bond, TJ Patterson and Mauro Beteta after the Maryland State Wrestling Tournament.

Six minutes, in the grand scheme of things, is not all that long a period of time. But on the wrestling mat, when seemingly  every muscle in one’s body is constantly engaged, it can feel like an eternity. Still, letting…

Quince Orchard Swimmers Shine at State Meet

Photo | Submitted The Cougar girls finished fourth at the state swimming championship, held Feb. 23 at the University of Maryland.

The Quince Orchard High School girls’ and boys’ swim teams capped off a strong championship season by finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, at the season-ending Class 4A/3A state meet held Feb. 23 at the University of Maryland, College Park’s Eppley…

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…