Quince Orchard Wrestling’s Comeback Kids

Three years ago, during his freshman football season at Thomas S. Wootton High School, current Quince Orchard senior Alec Falconer suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee that also forced him to sit out the entire…

NW Wrestling Finds Identity

Every wrestler who steps onto the mat for a match intends to win. But there is a drastic difference between wrestling to win and wrestling not to lose. The former, requires athletes to take risks and stay on the offensive,…

Lady Cougars on Winning Streak

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Junior Maggie Regan (no. 11) and senior Alexa Sanmartin (no. 13) helped the Lady Cougars win over the Poolesville Falcons on Feb. 3, 33-25.

It is every team’s goal to finish the regular season on a hot streak.  It’s been proven time and time again that entering the playoffs with momentum, confidence, and a winning attitude can lead to a deep run into the…

QO Seniors Finish With a Flourish

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Johnny Fierstein, QO boys’ basketball’s all-time leading scorer, became the first player in QO history to score over 1,000 points for his career, reaching that milestone in a victory over Northwest on Jan. 31.

The tightly-knit, senior-laden Quince Orchard boys’ basketball team celebrated senior night at QO last Friday with a 67-55 victory over a talented Kennedy squad, raising their record to 20-1 and establishing themselves as the team to beat in the Maryland…

Cougars ‘Resilient’ at 16-1 After Hard-Fought Win

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Senior Matt Kelly finishes on a fast break as the Cougars cruise past Damascus for their 15th win of the season.

Quince Orchard junior Jack Faroane hit a three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left Friday night to stifle the upset-minded Gaithersburg Trojans and give the Cougars a hard-fought, come-from-behind 59-56 victory on the road. “We’re resilient,” said a hoarse but happy Coach…

Lady Cougars Make Great Strides

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Senior Giulia Sanmartin rises up over a Gaithersburg defender for a tough bucket, leading QO on a comeback in the second half of the Jan. 27 game.

The last four games for the Lady Cougars resulted in two wins and two losses, leaving the Quince Orchard girls’ basketball team at a record of 8-9 heading into the last two weeks of the regular season.  With just four…

QO Girls’ Basketball Motivated to Win

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Seniors Alexa Sanmartin (13), Maggie Regan (11), Amanda Bishop (32) and Giulia Sanmartin (31) face Gaithersburg in the Jan. 6 game.

It has been a tough January for the Quince Orchard girls’ basketball team so far. The team has lost their last three games.  The Cougars find themselves at 4-6 at the season halfway point, with plenty of games ahead and…