Author: Syl Sobel

QO Standout Adam McLean Commits to Penn State

Quince Orchard All-Met Adam McLean, one of the most sought-after football recruits in the state if not the country, decided to end his recruiting campaign before the end of his junior year, orally committing to Pennsylvania State University this weekend…

QO Lacrosse: Boys Undefeated, Girls Looking for Consistency

The Quince Orchard High School boys’ lacrosse team completed the first half of their season undefeated, averaging 16 goals per game while holding their opponents to less than three in racking up a 6-0 record. “It’s been a good start,”…

Quince Orchard Lacrosse Opens Strong

The Quince Orchard boys and girls lacrosse teams opened their seasons with victories almost two weeks ago, but weather has cancelled all of their games since then. “This weather is no fun,” said girls coach Jennifer Holliday Mohr. Mohr’s girls…

Kelley Continues Cougar Tradition

Quince Orchard kept it in the family when they named Assistant Coach John Kelley as the new head football coach to replace Dave Mencarini, who resigned last month to coach closer to his home in Urbana. “QO has established itself…

High Expectations for Lady Cougars Lacrosse Squad

In her first two seasons as head coach of the Quince Orchard Cougars girls’ lacrosse team, Jennifer Holliday Mohr has led the Lady Cougars to back-to-back division titles. This year, she’s set the bar a notch higher. “I expect that…

NW Knocks QO Out of Playoffs, This Time in Basketball

Just as they did in football, Northwest High School came away the winner in the neighborhood battle with Quince Orchard for bragging rights in basketball. The Northwest boys and girls basketball teams beat their QO counterparts last Friday night at…

After Mac: Well-Wishes and a Look to the Future

At some high schools, the sudden departure of a successful coach sets off waves of shock, anger, soul-searching and intrigue. At Quince Orchard, Coach Dave Mencarini’s blockbuster departure last week to become head football coach at Urbana so he can…

QO Student Athletes Sign

Eleven Quince Orchard student athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at colleges and universities next year. The school held a Signing Day event recently to mark the occasion. The group included four standout…

QO Boys Win, Girls Lose Weekend Contests

By Syl Sobel A rare Saturday morning basketball doubleheader at Quince Orchard High School last weekend almost produced a twin win for the QO basketball teams, but just when victory seemed within their grasp, the Lady Cougars lost a heartbreaker…

Former QO Running Back Tommy Addison Now Stars in Europe

In the galaxy of great ball carriers who have starred in the Cougar Dome, none shined brighter than Tommy Addison. Addison, running back for Quince Orchard’s 2007 state champion team, ran for 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns that year and…