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Photo | Submitted The Northwest “It’s Academic” Team took first place against Banneker and Park View in a competition taped at NBC4 Studios on Sept. 29 and aired on Nov. 10. The team advanced to Playoffs this winter.

Marching Cougars Fall Yard Sale This Saturday Discover new-to-you treasures at the Marching Cougars Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Quince Orchard High School. This is one of the marching band’s biggest fundraisers…

QO Girls’ Soccer Falls Just Short of Another Region Title

Photo | Submitted Going into the Regional Final at Gaithersburg High on Nov. 5, QO girls’ soccer knew they faced a strong opponent in Whitman. With 40 seconds remaining in the game, Whitman score the winning—and only—goal.

The Quince Orchard girls’ soccer team’s magical season ended in sudden, heartbreaking fashion on Monday night when Walt Whitman scored in the final minute to capture a 1-0 victory and the 4A West region title. Whitman scored off a throw-in…

Redskins’ Great Visits the Cougar Dome

Photo | Mac Kennedy Former Redskins defensive lineman Dexter Manley enjoyed the annual Junior Poms performance last Friday night.

Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Dexter Manley was a fan at the Cougar Dome last Friday night, watching with interest as Quince Orchard trounced the visiting Kennedy Cavaliers. Manley, a friend of the parents of Carson Burke, a junior defensive…

QO Girls’ Soccer Undefeated

Photo | Mac Kennedy Junior center midfielder Kate Farone jostles for position against a Gaithersburg forward, regaining possession for the Cougars

After their first six games of the 2018 season, the Quince Orchard girls’ soccer team finds themselves not only as the #6 ranked team by the Washington Post, but also with an undefeated record, outscoring their opponents by a combined…

Cougars Back on Track After Big Win Against Kennedy

Photo | Mac Kennedy Quince Orchard’s Demeioun Robinson (no. 42) and Rashad Thomas (no. 52) team up to take down a Kennedy player in last Friday night’s 69-0 Cougar victory.

After the Quince Orchard football Cougars lost two weeks ago to private school rival Bullis, local high school football observers expected that QO might take out its disappointment against a winless Kennedy squad last Friday night. But they could not…

Assignment Education

Photo | Submitted Tune in to NBC-4 Washington on Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to see the Northwest “It’s Academic” team come in first place and advance to the playoffs.

Northwest ‘It’s Academic’ Team Advances to Playoffs The Northwest “It’s Academic” team came in first place Sept. 29 on the NBC4 Washington high school quiz program. The show will air on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m., and the team…

Cougars Dominating in Early Victories, But Bullis Looms on Friday

Photo | Mac Kennedy Junior running back Marquez Cooper follows lead blocker Mark Echevarria in Thursday night’s 55-14 demolition of Clarksburg at the Cougar Dome.

The Quince Orchard Cougars in their first three games this season have done everything expected of a football team with state championship aspirations. They’ve dominated their opponents by a combined score of 150-20, including a shutout against Bethesda-Chevy Chase in…

In the Middle – A Good Place to Be

Photo | Montgomery County Public Schools Principal Deborah Higdon looks forward to her 10th year at Lakelands Park Middle.

This September Lakelands Park Middle School welcomed close to 1,150 students. Some walked through its doors as newbie sixth graders, some as experienced seventh graders and some as veteran eighth graders. Lakelands Park Principal Deborah Higdon arrived to embark on…

Northwest Football Keeps Firm Grasp on King’s Trophy

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Northwest celebrates winning the 2018 King’s Trophy on Sept. 15, following the defeat of longtime rival Seneca Valley.

The Northwest High School football team defeated historic rival Seneca Valley, 35-0, on Sept. 15 to win the coveted King’s Trophy for the third consecutive season. The Jaguars’ victory in the 20th installment of the Battle of Germantown cut the…

Marching Cougars Ready for Fall

Photo | Cara O'Connor Band Camp concluded with the Aug. 25 Quince Orchard Marching Cougars Parent Preview. Pictured are Director Eric Fiero (center) with the Low Brass.

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 12 days before the start of the school year, 58 Quince Orchard High School students took eight small, stiff-legged steps in time with their counts, which a metronome ticked over a loud speaker.…