Category: School News

Cougars Competing ‘to Go Back to Where We Left Off’

If this year’s Quince Orchard High School football Cougars play with a little more energy, a little more emotion, and perhaps a little more anger, it’s easy to understand why. The Cougars are still hurting from back-to-back losses in the…

New Principal Beth Thomas Prepares for First Year at QO

When freshmen enter Quince Orchard High School in the fall, part of their orientation process includes learning what it means to be a Cougar. But for QO’s new principal, Elizabeth L. “Beth” Thomas, that indoctrination has been ongoing since shortly…

Northwest Falls One Game Short of State Title Defense

One year removed from its historical state title run, the Northwest High School softball team managed the weight of expectations—and the pressure of having a target on its back—remarkably well this spring. But as the Jaguars (18-3) sat waiting—mostly in…

QO Boys Lacrosse, Baseball End Their Seasons at Regionals

Quince Orchard’s boys’ lacrosse team found themselves in a familiar position against a familiar opponent in this year’s state playoffs, making it to the regional finals against longtime nemesis Churchill. But for the third time in the past four years,…

Playoff Roundup

Lacrosse (Boys) Sectional final Quince Orchard 11 Richard Montgomery 4 2nd round Quince Orchard 10 Northwest 8 Lacrosse (Girls) Sectional final Wootton 10 Quince Orchard 9 2nd round Quince Orchard 12 Richard Montgomery 9 1st round Quince Orchard 15 Clarksburg…

Northwest Dominates County Track & Field Championships

The Northwest boys and girls track teams each won the county title at the recent Montgomery County Track & Field Championships, and Northwest’s Taylor Wright won four individual events and was named the outstanding female athlete at the event. Wright…

Athletic Awards Night Planned

The Quince Orchard Athletics Awards Night is Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Individual teams MVP, Cougar Award winner and Coaches Award winner will be recognized. Additional awards are Boys and Girls Team of the Year,…

Northwest Baseball Still Searching for Its Identity

There are not too many baseball coaches in Montgomery County who are feeling sorry for Northwest High School’s Todd Varesco this spring, he acknowledged. The Jaguars are coming off their second state title and first since 2012. But after losing…

Young Quince Orchard Softball Not Short on Talent

The Quince Orchard High School softball team might not have a state title to its name—yet—but the Cougars can say something most teams can’t: Last year, they defeated the eventual state champion. Crosstown rival Northwest was coming off a historical…