Ankrah Feeling ‘Blessed’ to Be a Pro

Former Quince Orchard standout Jason Ankrah, now a member of the Houston Texans, calls it “a blessing” to make the roster of a National Football League team. “There’s no greater feeling,” said Ankrah in a telephone interview. “I’ve been working…

QO Parents Give Coach’s Office a Makeover

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New Quince Orchard Head Football Coach John Kelley shows off his new office that sports the QO color scheme throughout and a QO football logo over the sofa.

Let’s say you’re the new head coach of one of the most successful high school football programs in Maryland. What are the first things you do? Meet with players and parents. Check. Hire assistant coaches. Check. Plan training camp and…

QO Wins Summer League Hoop Championship

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Quince Orchard sophomore Johnny Fierstein has the ball at the St. Andrews Summer Basketball League Championship game on July 17.

A precocious Quince Orchard High School boys’ basketball team announced its arrival on the Montgomery County scene last month, winning the St. Andrew’s Summer Basketball League Championship and setting the stage for a promising future of Cougar basketball for the…

Missy Danforth Is Little But Fierce

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Missy Danforth placed 70th in the women’s black belt division at the World Championships hosted by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation in May.

At 5 feet 1 inch and 99 pounds, Missy Danforth can throw someone twice her size. The 37-year-old has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) for the last 10 years and has competed in over 20 BJJ tournaments. Add that…