Category: Sports

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…

In the Game All Summer Long

Photo | Submitted Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis was the first club in the state of Maryland to offer a 10 and Under Tennis Camp in 2014.

Summer is a great time to learn a new sport, improve skill in a longtime pursuit or just get active. There are many great sports camps in the Kentlands/Lakelands area—and the great thing about sports are, well, they’re about a…

Cougar Boys Seeking Momentum as Playoffs Approach

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Nate Dorsey drives for layup against Churchill defenders, adding to his 13 points on the evening in Quince Orchard’s win over Churchill, 61-55.

If ever a team needed a big win it was the Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team on Monday night. Sitting with a 9-9 record and coming off a disappointing loss last Friday against Springbrook, the players and their coach were…

Congratulations to College-Bound Cougar Student-Athletes

Photo | Syl Sobel

Thirteen Quince Orchard High School student-athletes signed national letters of intent last week to continue their academic and athletic careers, including seven members of QO’s state champion football team. They are Daniel Pomerance (soccer, Shepherd University); Ronin Robertson (soccer, Frederick…

Quince Orchard Wrestling Has Sights on Strong Postseason Showing

Photo | QO Athletics QO 2018 Girls State Champion Sarah Mesri with a fall in 27 seconds on Jan. 26. Mesri and Rebecca Soto placed at the second annual Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Girls Invitational on Feb. 2.

Quince Orchard High School wrestling coach Rob Wolf said he likes to break the lengthy winter down into three distinct seasons. The first two—during which the Cougars hone their techniques and pick up as much match experience as possible—serve to…

Northwest Wrestling Looks to Bring Home Another State Title

Photo | Submitted Northwest takes on Gaithersburg on Dec. 19, 2018.

Every Jaguar wrestler who has won a state title has his picture hanging in the school. Current Northwest High junior Siavash Sarvestani told Jaguars first-year head coach Ferris Bond to make sure there’s space next to last year’s 106-pound champion—and…

Girl Power: First-Year QO Assistant Track Coach Teaches Cougar Girls to Be Proud of Their Strength

During one of the Quince Orchard High School indoor track and field team’s first practices of the season last November, first-year assistant coach Larrissa Plummer prescribed a workout for the Cougars and knew immediately they weren’t quite “feeling it,” she…

Northwest Athletic Director Honored by State Association

Photo | MCPS Athletics Dr. Jeff Sullivan, MCPS director of systemwide ahletics, presents the Athletic Director of the Year Award to Northwest Athletic Director Anne Rossiter on Jan. 17.

In the spring of 2017, Northwest High School won three state championships—baseball, softball and boys’ outdoor track and field—within a span of 24 hours. From Morgan State University in Baltimore, to the Cal Ripken baseball complex in Aberdeen, to the…

Jaguar Girls Win Fourth Consecutive County Track Title

Photo | MCPS Athletics The Northwest girls’ indoor track team won their fourth consecutive county championship title on Jan. 16.

Northwest High School senior sprinter/jumper Taylor Wright has been in the spotlight since she burst onto the high school track scene as a freshman standout in 2015-16, helping the Jaguars win their first indoor track county title that winter since…