Category: Sports

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…

QO Sends Two Wrestlers to State Final for First Time in 10 Years

Photo | Submitted Marquez Cooper took second place at 182 pounds in the 2019 Maryland 4A/3A Wrestling Tournament.

The Quince Orchard High School wrestling program has long been competitive within Montgomery County and has produced  some of the state’s best athletes. But heading into this winter’s postseason, the Cougars hadn’t had a state finalist in five years. On…

Northwest Junior Reaches State Wrestling Final

Photo | Submitted Yoann Olympio, who placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class, and Siavash Sarvestani, who placed second in the 126-pound weight class, pose with Northwest coaches Ferris Bond, TJ Patterson and Mauro Beteta after the Maryland State Wrestling Tournament.

Six minutes, in the grand scheme of things, is not all that long a period of time. But on the wrestling mat, when seemingly  every muscle in one’s body is constantly engaged, it can feel like an eternity. Still, letting…

QO Students Wild About Cheetahs

Photo | Judy Kimel Volunteer mentors form relationships with Montgomery Cheetahs athletes, and these are carried over into the schools, many in the Quince Orchard cluster.

Even though the Montgomery Cheetahs’ home is Bethesda, the team has a long-established relationship with students from Quince Orchard High School. These QO students play youth or high school hockey together, and they volunteer to share their experiences with the…

One and Done for QO Basketball Teams in Short Trips to the Playoffs

Photo | Allyssa Pickoff Quince Orchard’s Noah Adnan takes a short jumper in the Cougars’ opening round playoff loss to Wootton.

The basketball season ended quickly for the Quince Orchard boys’ and girls’ teams this year, as both squads suffered disappointing defeats in their opening playoff contests. The boys lost, 50-42, to Wootton in the first round of the playoffs and…

Quince Orchard Swimmers Shine at State Meet

Photo | Submitted The Cougar girls finished fourth at the state swimming championship, held Feb. 23 at the University of Maryland.

The Quince Orchard High School girls’ and boys’ swim teams capped off a strong championship season by finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, at the season-ending Class 4A/3A state meet held Feb. 23 at the University of Maryland, College Park’s Eppley…

Undefeated! QO JV Girls Finish Perfect Season

Photo | QOHS Boosters QO JV girls’ basketball finished the season undefeated, 17-0.

A perfect season may be the most difficult accomplishment for any team in sports. But that’s what the Quince Orchard junior varsity girls’ basketball team accomplished after defeating Churchill, 46-34, last week in their final game of the season. They…