Sports

Big 33: ‘So Much More than a Game’

To hear Quince Orchard football coach Dave Mencarini and former Cougar lineman Andrew Ankrah describe their recent experience in the Big 33 Football Classic, one would hardly even know it involved a football game. “It was one of my greatest…

Swimming for a Cause

Local swim teams have hit a stroke of genius by incorporating a fundraising swim-a-thon into a daily practice session, putting all those laps to good use. The Kentlands Kingfish work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a cause that…

And They’re Off!

At pools all over Montgomery County, June 15 marked the official beginning of the MCSL 2013 swim season. Local swimmers faced division opponents with varying degrees of success, and here is a recap of those teams closest to home. For…

Sports Shorts

Boys’ Lacrosse Jake Christensen, a junior at Quince Orchard, has been selected to represent Maryland in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, to be played this year at the Maryland Soccer Complex from June 30 – July 3. The Classic brings…

In His Prime

Appendicitis in his junior year derailed Mike Cuthbert’s high school basketball career, but it was also instrumental in determining his career path for life. “I had appendicitis and couldn’t play basketball,” Cuthbert explained. “So I had some free time and…

Sophomore Scores Big for Cougar Baseball

Kentlands resident Nathan Kessler found out last October that he was not only making the QO varsity baseball team, but was set at third base. “We had these evaluation meetings. [Coach Jason Gasaway] took me into his office and said,…

QO Sports Report: Season Summary

By Mike Cuthbert And Colin Jones Softball Softball had an up and down season but ended on a high note with a narrow loss to Wootton, 2-1. Other than the disappointment of having their season end prematurely, there was no…

Cougar Golfer Plays it Forward

Tyler Dunmyer is a slender, poised Quince Orchard High School junior who played on the Cougar golf team his first two years at the school. He also follows the game extremely closely. So when Arnold Palmer wrote an article for…

QO Sports Report

By Mike Cuthbert and Colin Jones Boys’ Lacrosse The Cougars had a bye in the first round of the playoffs and took the field at home against Thomas Johnson (TJ) in round two. The game(s) against TJ took two days…

RCES Plans Conservation Garden

At Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES), efforts are underway to create a conservation garden in the school’s courtyard. The PTA is partnering with the Muddy Branch Alliance, Whole Foods Market and the Kentlands Community Foundation’s GO GREEN group to rebuild…