Author: Mac Kennedy

Sports Night

Photo | Mac Kennedy Senior Jordyn Mensh shakes hands with Athletic Director Jeff Rabberman to accept the Girls Dan Shea Award.

Town Courier sports writer Syl Sobel took the stage to host the 2019 Quince Orchard Sports Night in his traditional black tuxedo and red bow tie. The auditorium was full of eager student-athletes and their families and friends. This was…

QO Alum Andrew Ankrah Signs With Redskins

Photo | James Madison University QO alum Andrew Ankrah signed with the Washington Redskins on April 8, 2019.

Andrew Ankrah’s story started much later than the typical road to the NFL. In fact, Ankrah didn’t even venture onto a football field until his freshman year at Quince Orchard High School. Until his older brother Jason gave him the…

QO Girls’ Soccer Undefeated

Photo | Mac Kennedy Junior center midfielder Kate Farone jostles for position against a Gaithersburg forward, regaining possession for the Cougars

After their first six games of the 2018 season, the Quince Orchard girls’ soccer team finds themselves not only as the #6 ranked team by the Washington Post, but also with an undefeated record, outscoring their opponents by a combined…

National Night Out Strengthens Community Ties

In its 35th year, the Kentlands & Lakelands National Night Out is a well-established, popular neighborhood event. Local neighborhoods join 16,000 communities across the country on the first Tuesday evening in August to focus on crime and safety issues like…

Stars of Tomorrow Take to the Cougar Dome

It was a perfect morning at Quince Orchard High School for the first-ever Zach Kerr’s Stars of Tomorrow Camp.  The free football camp, held July 7, enjoyed a great turnout, and Denver Broncos defensive lineman—and 2008 QO graduate—Zach Kerr plans to build the…

Broncos’ Zach Kerr Takes on New Opponent: Sarcoidosis

The Quince Orchard football program has produced a lot of household names over the years, but it is safe to say that none are bigger, both in stature and reputation, than Zach Kerr.  Kerr was a standout defensive lineman for QO,…

Swim Teams Dive Into Another Season

Another summer in the pool is finally upon us as the young residents of Lakelands and Kentlands get closer to their first meet of the season. The Kentlands Kingfish and the Lakelands Lionfish have been hard at work gearing up…

Student-Athletes, Coaches Celebrate Impressive Year

The last few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year were busy in the athletic hallways of Quince Orchard. On May 24, QO had their last signing day for four more seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. Elizabeth…

Northwest’s New Boys’ Basketball Coach

After a stellar 19-3 season, Coach Rob Smith stepped down as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Northwest High School. He wanted to spend more time with his family during his kids’ pivotal years. Coach BJ Dubuchananne was recently named…

Falcons Dominate Court, Soar With School Spirit

A dynasty has lived in our midst for the past seven years but has been overshadowed by the athletic success of Quince Orchard and Northwest high schools. But now this sleeping giant, the Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) Falcons, can…