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QO Announces Three New Track & Field Coaches

Quince Orchard High School’s indoor track & field team has three new assistant coaches this season including two QO track alumni, head coach Seann Pelkey announced recently. Jason Bishop, class of 2010, works predominately with the sprint group as the…

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RCES Raises Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) first grader Matthew O’Brien raised the most money—$641—during the school’s first annual Race for Education. He was rewarded with a gift basket and lunch with Principal Deneise Hammond.…

QO Returns to State Finals in Search of Redemption

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Coach John Kelley and captains (L to R) Doc Bonner, Bryan Ramos, Johnny Hodges and Mikey Fierstein take the field before defeating North Point in state semifinal.

If there’s a recurring theme for the Quince Orchard football team as they prepare for Friday’s Maryland 4A state championship game against Wise it is this: redemption. “Redemption! Redemption! Redemption!” quarterback Doc Bonner shouted to his teammates in their postgame…

Friday: Austin Cohen’s Last Game, Too

Photo | Mac Kennedy

When QO won the regional title against Northwest, coaches and team members brought Cougar dad Scott Cohen into the celebratory team photo. Cohen faced backwards so people would see the name and number of his son, Austin, on the team jersey.

For many of the Quince Orchard football players and fans in the stands at Friday night’s state championship game, there will be one more player you won’t see on the field. Austin J. Cohen, a member of the senior class…

QO Girls’ Soccer Ends Stellar Run

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Junior Mary Wari (12) and senior Amber Argubie (10, ground) fight their way through a tough Urbana defense to try and put their team back on top.

The mark of a good team does not fall simply on talent and skill level; it is also the mental toughness and will to survive and win. Clearly the Quince Orchard girls’ soccer team had plenty of talent, but their…

QO Cheer Makes States Debut

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QO Cheer competed in the state championship for the first time on Nov. 11.

This season, for the first time, Montgomery County Public Schools competed in the Maryland State Cheerleading Championship track, making them eligible to qualify for regional and state meets. And Quince Orchard High School took full advantage. The Cougars finished 11th…

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NW Marching Band Places Third in Nation The Northwest High School Marching Band, led by Ms. Emily Carpenter, director, and Mr. Dave Eason, assistant director, placed third overall, received the Cadets Award of Excellence and Best Visual at the US…