Category: Sports

Cougars Host Walter Johnson Rematch in Playoff

Photo | Phil Fabrizio QO QB Brian Plummer streaks toward the end zone for one of the Cougars’ many scores against Gaithersburg on Nov. 8.

Quince Orchard continues its football state title defense this Friday night with a second-round regional contest against Walter Johnson (WJ) at the Cougar Dome. QO—undefeated at 10-0 and the top-seeded team in the 4A West region—defeated WJ (8-2) by a…

Lakelands Woman Wins International Kettlebell Competition

Photo | Submitted Liz Ellie Vassaux won her division at the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation World Kettlebell Sport Championships held in Novi, Michigan, on Oct. 26.

It takes a certain mindset, an enviable mental tenacity that most can only strive for, to push oneself beyond his or her limits. With her shoulders burning, her forearms on fire, her glutes, core and back clenched, Lakelands resident Liz…

QO Girls’ Soccer Heading to State Playoffs

Photo | Quince Orchard Athletics Quince Orchard girls’ soccer became regional champs Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over Urbana.

Regional champions. For the second time in the last three years, the Lady Cougars are heading to the state playoffs. This time thanks to a 2-0 win against Urbana, a team they hadn’t played in two years. They got to…

Three Northwest Coaches Earn Maryland NFHS Coach of the Year Honors

Photo | Submitted Northwest High School football coach Mike Neubeiser is one of three Northwest coaches named Maryland National Federation of High School (NFHS) Sports Coach of the Year. He is joined by girls’ volleyball coach Stephanie Blake and boys’ and girls’ indoor and outdoor track and field coach Robert Youngblood.

There’s no question that coaching football under the lights on Friday nights is special, ninth-year Northwest High School football coach Mike Neubeiser said. Winning games is fun, and the experience of taking home a state championship is something players and…

Cycling Group Raises Funds for Veterans

Photo | Dave Parrish For former Kentlands resident Walter Ellenberger, Ride Allegheny 2019 was his 18th and last ride. Ellenberger will be focusing on Return to Goat Island, a kayaking and paddle-boarding event that raises funds for Operation Second Chance Delmar that started seven years ago in the beach community where he now lives.

Nearly two decades ago, a group of Kentlands residents rode their bicycles around the community for fun and exercise. In 2001, those men—Clark Wagner, David Baseheart, Dan Borten, Chris O’Brien and Walter Ellenberger plus Ellenberger’s father—opted to add a bit…

Adam Gotkin Launches Quince Orchard Sports Network

Photo | Mac Kennedy (L to R) Quince Orchard juniors Jack Taliano, analyst, and Aden Charles, spotter, help sophomore Adam Gotkin report for the Quince Orchard Sports Network.

The mother of a field hockey player is home with a bad cold, the longtime supporter of Quince Orchard sports is away on a business trip, and the quarterback of the 1996 football team now lives in Florida. What do…

Cougars Now Division Champs

Photo | Courtesy of Quince Orchard Athletics With a 1-0 win over the Richard Montgomery Rockets, the Cougars became Division champions on Oct. 12.

This season for QO girls’ varsity soccer has so far lived up to the team’s high expectations. The Cougars are 8-1 and Division champions. The Cougars came into the season after losing in the regional finals the year before to…

Quince Orchard Inaugurates Its Athletic Hall of Fame

Quince Orchard High School inaugurated its new athletic hall of fame during the weekend of Oct. 4-5 with a series of events honoring 23 former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and community members and inducting them into the hall. The first-ever class…

Cougars Shoot Down the Rockets, 62-14

Photo | Mac Kennedy QO quarterback Brian Plummer looks for an open receiver during QO’s recent victory over Clarksburg.

Seventeen seconds. For 17 seconds last Friday night, the Quince Orchard football team was behind in a game for the first time this season, as upstart Richard Montgomery scored on the game’s initial possession and took a 7-0 first quarter…