Category: Sports

QO Alum Andrew Ankrah Competing to Become a Redskins Player

Photo | Mac Kennedy Andrew Ankrah signs autographs for fans at Redskins training camp on Aug. 10.

For many young, football-playing boys in the Washington, D.C., area, growing up to play for the hometown Washington Redskins is a childhood dream. But for Andrew Ankrah, the Quince Orchard High School alum now trying to make the Redskins as…

Young Athletes Ready & Set to Run in the 5K

Photo | Pam Schipper On a hot evening in late July, Ready, Set, Run athletes and coach warm up in Bohrer Park.

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening since June 18, a dedicated group of young athletes has been training with Coach Dustin Campion to run in the Aug. 31 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K. The City of Gaithersburg’s Ready, Set, Run program, launched in 2014…

Quince Orchard Revamps Athletic Facilities

Since Quince Orchard High School opened in September 1988, eight tennis courts have been among the first sights visitors to the school take in upon entering the parking lot. That space has been reduced to a construction zone since the…

Sweet Swim Season for Neighborhood Teams

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Graduating senior Kentlands Kingfish swimmers Jack Ingrassia, Hannah Harnois, Margaret Lilyestrom, Bryan Gurcan, Emily Mann and Lindsey Thoms pose for team photos before the start of the second half of their meet with Stonebridge Sharks on July 13.

Eating, hanging out with friends, and swimming—lots of swimming: That’s the description of this year’s swim season. The Lakelands Lionfish ended this season with an astounding five dual meet wins and snagging a comfortable 3rd in their Relay Carnivals. Despite…

The Kentlands Kingfish Turn 25

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Dayna Ingrassia designed a 25th Anniversary Kentlands Kingfish float for the Kentlands Fourth of July parade.

It has been a special swim season for the Kentlands Kingfish as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. Diane Dorney, former publisher of The Town Courier newspapers, founded the team along with Richard Swerdlow in 1994. Dorney cherishes…

A Party Fit for a ‘King’ Fish

Photo | Eileen Dougherty Kingfish alumni returned for the 25th anniversary party on June 1. Pictured are (top, L to R) Geoff Moores, Nick Hurson, Alex Moores, Sam Williams, Robert Sklodowski, Ryan Dougherty, Conor O’Brien, Jamie Schlichting, Cameron Shiner and Gregg Hurson; (bottom, L to R) Alex Cantrell, Annelise Cantrell, Maddie Dahut, Megan Dougherty, Dana Simcox, Ward Simcox, Chessie Dahut, Annarose Kennedy and Laura Luteran.

When parents Sooky McFadden and Britt Schwendinger heard that the 25th anniversary of the Kingfish was fast approaching, they joined together to throw a celebration for a squad that had given their families so much joy. “Our goal was to…

Second Quarter-Century 5K Races Ahead With New Ideas

Look for one big change at the Aug. 31, 2019 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K: Everything will be moved closer to the Main Street/Market Square start and finish line. The Merchant Expo will no longer use Center Point Way. Instead, vendors will be…