Category: Sports

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…

Quince Orchard Unbeaten But Wants to Get Better

Photo | Mac Kennedy QO’s Ryan Barnes (no. 11) tackles a Gaithersburg ball carrier while teammate Frank Yagaka (no. 22) comes flying in to help. Barnes returned an interception for a touchdown during the Sept. n QO FOOTBALL continues on page 15 20 game.

The defending state champion Quince Orchard football team has reached the point in their season where their toughest competition is with themselves and the goal of each game is not just winning, but also getting better. After winning their last…

QO Guts Out a Tough Win in Renewed Rivalry With Damascus

Photo | Mac Kennedy The Cougars take the field for last Friday night’s showdown with the Swarmin’ Hornets.

In a big game between big rivals whose big men received the biggest pregame attention, it was two of the littlest guys on the field who made the biggest plays for Quince Orchard in their 21-7 victory over Damascus in…

Sisters Hope to Help QO Golf Qualify for States

Photo | Courtesy of Kathleen Oristian Sisters Sophia and Grace Oristian have been holding down Quince Orchard’s Nos. 3 and 4 slots interchangeably and played in both of the team’s first two matches.

For two years, current Quince Orchard High School junior Sophia Oristian was the lone girl on the Cougars’ coed golf team. In fact, until Oristian’s arrival in 2017, only one girl had ever made it into the starting lineup for…

QO Football Starts Title Defense: ‘It’s a New Year’

Photo | Mac Kennedy The QO football team practices as they prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state title. Season opens Sept. 6 at Wootton, with home opener on Sept. 13 against Damascus.

It’s a different atmosphere around the Cougar Dome this year as the Quince Orchard football Cougars prepare to defend their Maryland 4A state championship. Gone are the hunger and frustration of a team twice defeated in the state final in…