Author Archive for Jennifer Beekman

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

Photo | Cara O’Connor

The Marching Cougars are ecstatic after winning first place at The US Bands Gold Showcase in Purcellville, Virginia, on Sept. 20. They went on to win The US Bands Marine Corps Invitation on Sept. 28 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

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…