Author: Syl Sobel

Kickoff for the Kelley Era and His Cougars Are ‘Hungry’

If you read the newspapers and the discussion boards, you almost feel sorry for first-year Quince Orchard head football coach John Kelley. They’re saying it’s “a rebuilding year” for QO, that the Cougars return only four starters, and have to…

Two QO Alums Become the First Cougars in the NFL

Two former Quince Orchard High School football players have achieved their dream of playing in the National Football League. Zach Kerr (’08) has made the roster of the Indianapolis Colts as a defensive lineman, while Jason Ankrah (’09) has made…

QO Parents Give Coach’s Office a Makeover

Let’s say you’re the new head coach of one of the most successful high school football programs in Maryland. What are the first things you do? Meet with players and parents. Check. Hire assistant coaches. Check. Plan training camp and…

QO Wins Summer League Hoop Championship

A precocious Quince Orchard High School boys’ basketball team announced its arrival on the Montgomery County scene last month, winning the St. Andrew’s Summer Basketball League Championship and setting the stage for a promising future of Cougar basketball for the…

Kentlands Resident Campbell to Coach QO Girls Basketball

Quince Orchard High School has hired Kentlands resident Chris Campbell to coach its girls’ basketball team for the 2014-15 season, replacing former coach Ken Buffum, who resigned after last season. Campbell, who coached the Sherwood girls’ team last season, said…

Inaugural Generation Bowl Fun and Success

If there’s a consistent theme that runs through Quince Orchard High School sports programs, it’s “family.” Coaches preach this to their players, and the boosters in the stands form familial bonds that often last well after the games are over.…

Three QO Alums Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

Three former Quince Orchard football standouts signed free agent professional football contracts last weekend, giving them a chance—perhaps a longshot, but still a chance—to play someday in the National Football League. Zach Kerr, a 6-foot-1-inch, 326-pound defensive lineman from the…

Wootton Knocks QO Lacrosse Teams Out of the Playoffs

The QO boys’ lacrosse team ended their playoff run Monday night, losing 23-8 to top-seeded and undefeated Wootton in the sectional finals. The Cougars finished their season at 10-3. “Wootton is a great team,” said QO Coach David Heiney Gonzalez.…

QO Boys Lose Lacrosse Battle of Undefeateds vs. Wootton, While Girls Continue Their Winning Ways

A damp doubleheader devolved into a downpour Monday night, April 28 at the Cougar Dome and when it was over, the Quince Orchard boys’ lacrosse team was no longer unbeaten while the girls continued their recent winning streak and helped…