Category: Sports

Ice Hockey Off to Great Start

Photo | Michelle Caton Quince Orchard ice hockey hopes to continue their success into the second half and make a deep run in the playoffs.

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the DMV. The Washington Capitals, the local professional hockey team, have been in the top half of the NHL in attendance every year since 2008. Since the Caps 2018 Stanley…

Jaguars Finish Strong Season With Championship Defeat

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Northwest’s Logan Bartolomeo delivers a hit to Wise’s Anthony Morales, separating him from the ball in the end zone during the state championship game.

Two weeks in a row against two top teams in the state may have just been too much. One week after beating Quince Orchard in one of the biggest games in program history, the Northwest Jaguars had another top team…

Quince Orchard Basketballers Split Opening Two Games

Photo | Courtesy of Edith Lee Paul Foringer coaches his team to their victory over Whitman, 54-47, on Dec. 13.

The Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team split their season-opening games last week, dropping their debut at home to Walter Johnson, 69-64, but rebounding on the road on Friday night to earn a hard-fought victory over Whitman, 54-47. Friday’s victory was…

Lee Faris Signs Off As Voice of the Cougar Dome

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Lee Faris was honored Nov. 15 at the Cougar Dome for his 25 years of service as the voice of Cougar football. Pictured are Jeff Rabberman, QO athletic director, Lee Faris, Cougar football PA announcer, and Beth Thomas, QO principal.

After 25 years as the Voice of the Cougar Dome, Lee Faris called his last game last Friday night, fittingly enough, the state semifinal contest between Quince Orchard and Northwest. “It’s been amazing that someone will be allowed to spend…

Northwest Wins the One That Matters and Heads to States

Photo | Mac Kennedy Northwest defenders swarm to QO’s Marquez Cooper, who was bottled up all night as Northwest upset QO and advanced to the state finals.

When Quince Orchard beat Northwest five weeks ago in the regular season, all the QO coaches and players said the same thing: “We’ll play them again” in the playoffs, when it really mattered. They were right. And last Friday in…

Quince Orchard Fall Sports Postseason Roundup

Field Hockey Falls Just Short of First State Final Since 2007 After dropping two of their first three games this fall, the Cougars went back to the drawing board. After much self-reflection and reevaluation, Quince Orchard realized that moving another…

Northwest Fall Sports Postseason Notebook

Historic Boys’ Soccer Season Ends in Region Final The Jaguars’ goal at the start of every season is to win a state title, Coach Kert Mease said, and it’s a realistic one. Northwest, which has only posted on sub-.500 season…

First Win Over QO Since 2015 Sends Northwest to State Final

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Ajahni Terry finds a hole against QO’s defensive line and helped propel Northwest to a 22-13 upset win.

The storied Northwest-Quince Orchard football rivalry has been quite one-sided in recent history. Heading into their Class 4A state semifinal clash on Nov. 29, the defending state champion Cougars had won the teams’ previous six meetings dating back to 2015,…