Category: Sports

Thomas DeCastro Receives Cougar Award

Photo | Tracy Rouleau (L to R) QO senior Thomas DeCastro received the Quince Orchard Outstanding Scout Team Award from Quince Orchard Offensive Coordinator TJ Changuris at the end-of-season football banquet.

John Wooden, the legendary former UCLA basketball coach, once said, “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” This mantra is strong in the mind of Quince Orchard High School senior Thomas DeCastro. DeCastro, the football team’s…

QO Boys’ Basketball Working to Rebound

Photo | Phil Fabrizio The Quince Orchard varsity basketball team lost Jan. 17’s neutral conference game against Gaithersburg by a score of 72-64.

As the hardwood squeaks, the season goes by quickly. Quince Orchard boys’ basketball knows how quickly a season can change. The first stretch of their season was strong through the holidays with a five-win one-loss start and a five-game winning…

Lady Cougars Continue to Head in the Right Direction

Already halfway through their regular season, the Quince Orchard girls’ basketball team has been working hard nonstop to continue getting better and improve their record. With six games left until playoffs, their overall record is 10-5 with a division record…

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…

QO Basketball Extends Winning Streak to Five Games

Quince Orchard boys’ basketball has gotten off to a hot start this 2019-2020 season. After dropping their first game of the season to Walter Johnson, the team’s play has heated up with five wins, including regular season victories against Whitman…

Lady Cougars Making a Name for Themselves

Photo | Madison Hunt QO Girls Basketball is one to keep an eye on with (L to R, back) Captain Paige McNeal, Junior Captain Alex Boggs and (front) Captain Makayla Wright.

Holding a 5-4 record so far, 2-1 in their division, the Quince Orchard Lady Cougars basketball team, coached by Bobby Bishop and led by Senior Captains Paige McNeal and Makayla Wright, along with Junior Captain Alex Boggs, have high expectations…

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…