Author: Syl Sobel

Quince Orchard Basketballers Split Opening Two Games

Photo | Courtesy of Edith Lee Paul Foringer coaches his team to their victory over Whitman, 54-47, on Dec. 13.

The Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team split their season-opening games last week, dropping their debut at home to Walter Johnson, 69-64, but rebounding on the road on Friday night to earn a hard-fought victory over Whitman, 54-47. Friday’s victory was…

Lee Faris Signs Off As Voice of the Cougar Dome

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Lee Faris was honored Nov. 15 at the Cougar Dome for his 25 years of service as the voice of Cougar football. Pictured are Jeff Rabberman, QO athletic director, Lee Faris, Cougar football PA announcer, and Beth Thomas, QO principal.

After 25 years as the Voice of the Cougar Dome, Lee Faris called his last game last Friday night, fittingly enough, the state semifinal contest between Quince Orchard and Northwest. “It’s been amazing that someone will be allowed to spend…

Northwest Wins the One That Matters and Heads to States

Photo | Mac Kennedy Northwest defenders swarm to QO’s Marquez Cooper, who was bottled up all night as Northwest upset QO and advanced to the state finals.

When Quince Orchard beat Northwest five weeks ago in the regular season, all the QO coaches and players said the same thing: “We’ll play them again” in the playoffs, when it really mattered. They were right. And last Friday in…

Cougars Host Walter Johnson Rematch in Playoff

Photo | Phil Fabrizio QO QB Brian Plummer streaks toward the end zone for one of the Cougars’ many scores against Gaithersburg on Nov. 8.

Quince Orchard continues its football state title defense this Friday night with a second-round regional contest against Walter Johnson (WJ) at the Cougar Dome. QO—undefeated at 10-0 and the top-seeded team in the 4A West region—defeated WJ (8-2) by a…

Quince Orchard Inaugurates Its Athletic Hall of Fame

Quince Orchard High School inaugurated its new athletic hall of fame during the weekend of Oct. 4-5 with a series of events honoring 23 former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and community members and inducting them into the hall. The first-ever class…

Cougars Shoot Down the Rockets, 62-14

Photo | Mac Kennedy QO quarterback Brian Plummer looks for an open receiver during QO’s recent victory over Clarksburg.

Seventeen seconds. For 17 seconds last Friday night, the Quince Orchard football team was behind in a game for the first time this season, as upstart Richard Montgomery scored on the game’s initial possession and took a 7-0 first quarter…

QO Guts Out a Tough Win in Renewed Rivalry With Damascus

Photo | Mac Kennedy The Cougars take the field for last Friday night’s showdown with the Swarmin’ Hornets.

In a big game between big rivals whose big men received the biggest pregame attention, it was two of the littlest guys on the field who made the biggest plays for Quince Orchard in their 21-7 victory over Damascus in…

QO Football Starts Title Defense: ‘It’s a New Year’

Photo | Mac Kennedy The QO football team practices as they prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state title. Season opens Sept. 6 at Wootton, with home opener on Sept. 13 against Damascus.

It’s a different atmosphere around the Cougar Dome this year as the Quince Orchard football Cougars prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state championship. Gone are the hunger and frustration of a team twice defeated in the state final in…

QO Alum Andrew Ankrah Competing to Become a Redskins Player

Photo | Mac Kennedy Andrew Ankrah signs autographs for fans at Redskins training camp on Aug. 10.

For many young, football-playing boys in the Washington, D.C., area, growing up to play for the hometown Washington Redskins is a childhood dream. But for Andrew Ankrah, the Quince Orchard High School alum now trying to make the Redskins as…