Category: School News

Undefeated! QO JV Girls Finish Perfect Season

Photo | QOHS Boosters QO JV girls’ basketball finished the season undefeated, 17-0.

A perfect season may be the most difficult accomplishment for any team in sports. But that’s what the Quince Orchard junior varsity girls’ basketball team accomplished after defeating Churchill, 46-34, last week in their final game of the season. They…

Cougar Boys Seeking Momentum as Playoffs Approach

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Nate Dorsey drives for layup against Churchill defenders, adding to his 13 points on the evening in Quince Orchard’s win over Churchill, 61-55.

If ever a team needed a big win it was the Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team on Monday night. Sitting with a 9-9 record and coming off a disappointing loss last Friday against Springbrook, the players and their coach were…

Quince Orchard Wrestling Has Sights on Strong Postseason Showing

Photo | QO Athletics QO 2018 Girls State Champion Sarah Mesri with a fall in 27 seconds on Jan. 26. Mesri and Rebecca Soto placed at the second annual Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Girls Invitational on Feb. 2.

Quince Orchard High School wrestling coach Rob Wolf said he likes to break the lengthy winter down into three distinct seasons. The first two—during which the Cougars hone their techniques and pick up as much match experience as possible—serve to…

Northwest Wrestling Looks to Bring Home Another State Title

Photo | Submitted Northwest takes on Gaithersburg on Dec. 19, 2018.

Every Jaguar wrestler who has won a state title has his picture hanging in the school. Current Northwest High junior Siavash Sarvestani told Jaguars first-year head coach Ferris Bond to make sure there’s space next to last year’s 106-pound champion—and…

Assignment Education

Photo | QOTV TV/film students at Quince Orchard High School got a visit from Tim Kurkjian, Major League Baseball analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter, on Dec. 14.

Mental Health and Wellness Forum Planned The 2nd Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum is planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 to 5 p.m. at Earle B. Wood Middle School, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Jill Ortman-Fouse, former Montgomery County…

Assignment Education

Photo | Cara O’Connor All Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) students and staff came out to cheer as the Cougars’ football team bus drove by on its way to the state championship game in Annapolis on Nov. 30. Pictured are RCES teacher Jill Kelley, wife of Coach John Kelley, high school intern Lindsey Thoms, and Mrs. Kelley’s kindergarten class.

RCES No Kid Hungry Fun Run Is Great Success The second annual Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) No Kid Hungry Fun Run on Nov. 20, organized by parent Heather Watson Webb, raised $23,706 to help feed hungry kids and support…

We Meet Again: QO and Northwest Tangle Friday for Regional Title

Photo | Submitted Record-breaking QO running back Marquez Cooper and teammates (L to R) Thomas DeCastro, Ryan Jones, Max Bernard, Logan Moyer (behind Cooper) and Damian Brunzell talk with Town Courier reporter Syl Sobel following Friday night’s victory over Richard Montgomery in the first round of the playoffs. You can see player and coach interviews at #postgamewithsyl on Twitter @TownCourier.

In a world of constant change, it’s nice to have some seasonal rituals you can depend on: rituals like leaves changing colors in autumn, children eating candy on the day after Halloween, and Quince Orchard playing Northwest on the Friday…