Sports

High School Basketball Teams Lace Up

By Sean Gossard With fall sports wrapping up for the year, players and coaches are heading indoors to begin the winter athletics season. For Quince Orchard Girls’ Basketball Coach Kenneth Buffum, the season and a fresh start can’t come soon enough.…

Cougars Whomp Wootton, 40-0

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No. 21 Nils Ebeka helps his team reach new heights as the Cougars win against Wootton,  40-0, on Nov. 8.

“We just had to get our swagger back, to get ready for the new season. It’s 0-0 now,” said Mike Murtaugh, a clean and fresh-looking senior quarterback. Murtaugh had just finished leading his Cougars to a 40-0 whomping of the…

Northwest High School Jaguars Eye Regionals

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Sophomore quarterback Mark Pierce has the ball in Northwest’s upset win over Quince Orchard on Nov. 1, 35-21.

By Sean Gossard Northwest High School’s football team continued improving this season with an upset win against 4A West rival and division leader Quince Orchard on Friday, Nov.1 and a regular-season finale win against Springbrook on Friday, Nov. 8. In…

Northwest Stuns Streaking Quince Orchard

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On Nov. 1, Northwest upset Quince Orchard, 35-21. In this defensive play of the game, NW’s Rodney Snider tips away a late 4th quarter third down pass to QO’s Malcolm Brown.

The Northwest Jaguars won bragging rights in the Battle of Great Seneca last Friday, upsetting the then-undefeated Quince Orchard Cougars, 35-21, and in the process raising their stature for the forthcoming Maryland 4A playoffs while casting concerns on QO’s. The…

Montgomery County Expands BMX Pump Track

By Sean Gossard The Montgomery County Department of Parks is nearing completion on an addition to its off-road BMX Pump Track at the South Germantown Recreational Park. In 2011, after partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), Montgomery Parks created…

QO Girls’ Varsity Soccer Scores Again

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With eyes on the ball, QO Lady Cougars defeat Gaithersburg Trojans on Oct. 8, 2-0.

Quince Orchard’s Lady Cougars opened their season 6-1-1, narrowly losing to top-ranked B-CC on their field, 2-1 after tying the power in the conference, Whitman, in their opener. Wins over Watkins Mill, Blake, Paint Branch, Poolesville and Wootton were capped…

QO Undefeated But Facing Tough Stretch Ahead

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The QO cheer squad had a lot to cheer about when the Cougars defeated Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 49-0, at Blair High School on Oct. 12.

By Syl Sobel and Mike Cuthbert How dominant has the Quince Orchard football team been in opening the season 6-0? They have outscored their opposition by a total of 241-13.  They have four shutouts and haven’t allowed a score in…