Category: Sports

QO Girls’ LAX Ends Strong Playoff Run

The season didn’t end the way they had hoped. Quince Orchard girls’ lacrosse lost 18-13 to Richard Montgomery in the section semi-finals, but it was a close game. The Cougars were down by only 2 with 6:49 left in the…

Baseball Cougars End Strong Season

Photo | Mac Kennedy Sean Krissoff (no. 9) and Griffin Snyder (no. 12) cheer as Jack Gelman (no 99) rounds home plate.

The Quince Orchard Varsity Baseball Cougars ended a strong season this week with a loss to the Clarksburg Coyotes, 8-3, in the second round of playoffs. This followed a strong first round playoff win against Northwest. Last week, the Cougars…

Northwest Softball on Pace to Contend for Another State Title

Photo | Submitted The Jaguars defeated Magruder, 10-0, on April 23

There is only a short list—a handful or less, Northwest High School softball coach Mike Horton surmised—of softball pitchers who have been able to lead their teams to state championships as freshmen. But current Jaguars junior hurler Amber Yuille is…

QO Alum Andrew Ankrah Signs With Redskins

Photo | James Madison University QO alum Andrew Ankrah signed with the Washington Redskins on April 8, 2019.

Andrew Ankrah’s story started much later than the typical road to the NFL. In fact, Ankrah didn’t even venture onto a football field until his freshman year at Quince Orchard High School. Until his older brother Jason gave him the…

Washington Spirit Opens Seventh Season With Dominant Win

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Washington Spirit held a press conference on April 11, two days before their season-opening victory against Sky Blue FC on April 13 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Fresh off her two-goal performance in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 5-3 win over Australia on April 7, American soccer star Mallory Pugh led the Washington Spirit to a 2-0, National Women’s Soccer League season-opening victory over New Jersey-based Sky…

Offense Carrying Quince Orchard in Early Season Success

Photo | Mac Kennedy Up against the Screamin’ Eagles on March 27, the Cougars won, 16-11, at Seneca Valley.

Under most circumstances, a high school baseball team that gives up 21 runs in two games is not doing much winning.  Fortunately for Quince Orchard, its offense has been firing on all cylinders to start the season—the Cougars scored 28…