Author: Mike Cuthbert

Wins Continue for QO Boys’ Lacrosse

The four-team Spring Holiday Lacrosse Tournament got underway at QO early in the morning with a game between the Cougars and The Heights, won by the home team, 14-7. John Barkanic started in goal and played very well for the…

Sports Shorts

Volleyball The Cougars threatened to run Rockville out of the Cougar gym, taking the first two games, 25-15 and 25-14. Then QO substituted, Rockville firmed it up and took the third game, 25-22. They hung in on the last game…

Baseball Highs and a Low

The Cougars kicked off their spring break with a double header against the B-CC Barons and the Wootton Patriots. Offense came at a premium in game one, with eight different Cougars getting hits and five players driving in runs in…

Track and Field Tops Division

Boys’ and girls’ teams both clinched division titles on the same day in a rare quadrangular meet at QO involving Sherwood, Springbrook, Seneca Valley and the Cougars. The Cougar girls beat Seneca Valley and Springbrook, losing to Sherwood but winning…

Mike at the Movies

“Water for Elephants” (PG-13) **** Don’t worry if you haven’t read the novel. This is a fine movie on it’s own. Reese Witherspoon is about as good as she’s ever been, perfect for the sparkly star of a small circus…

Sports Shorts

By Mike Cuthbert and Joey Fierstein QO Lacrosse Still Undefeated The Cougars are off to one of their best starts in school history and are slated for a huge matchup with the Wootton Patriots on May 9 to end the…

Mike at the Movies

“Rio” (PG) **** What a breath of fresh air! Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg lead a talented cast of voices in a Brazilian romp that, though an animated feature, makes you want to go down there for some samba. The…

Mike at the Movies

“Lincoln Lawyer” (R) *** This film may set a record for teasing its female audience members. It has at least four opportunities to show Matthew McConaughey’s bare abs and skips them all. The result may be McConaughey’s best performance in…

Questionable Call Ends Season for Cougars

A62-37 win by the Cougars over Seneca Valley and a 72-46 defeat of Frederick set up a III-A regional final at South Hagerstown, with the winner going to the state finals at College Park. After a tense and even struggle,…

Spring Sports Preview

By Mike Cuthbert and Joey Fierstein Baseball Coming off a state semifinal appearance, Coach Jason Gasaway expects his team to go at least that far again this season. “We have a lot of talent, probably as much as we did…