Sports

Poms Teams Finish Season Strong

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On Feb. 13 at Montgomery Blair High School, the Cougars took third place in the Division II team competition at the Montgomery County Poms Championship.

Three years ago, a member of the then-reigning state champion Northwest High School football team conducted a rather interesting and revealing experiment. “We had a male football player decide he was going to try out for the poms, just to…

Cougar Athletes Sign With College Programs

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(L to R) Sean Green, Oliver Clowes, and Zeph Titus were among the stellar QOHS student-athletes to sign with college programs this month.

It comes as no surprise that Quince Orchard High School is producing another stellar list of student-athletes continuing their careers at the college level. From the football team, Sean Green, Khalil Sewell-Fair, and Zeph Titus will all be teammates next…

Swim Teams Distinguish at Regionals, Eye States

Swimmers, by nature, are intrinsically some of the most internally driven athletes. So it can be frustrating when top times aren’t achieved during championship meets, Quince Orchard High School Swim and Dive Coach Todd Garner said. But Saturday’s Class 4A/3A…

QO Senior Wins First County Title

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At the Virginia Tech Invitational this past weekend, Quince Orchard senior Liam Walsh’s mile time was 4:24, putting him at no. 3 in school history and just 1.5 seconds shy of the record.

Cougars senior Liam Walsh has been one of the county’s strongest distance runners since he was a freshman; truly in the upper echelon the past two seasons. But he’s turned a corner this winter, Coach Seann Pelkey said. Though standing…

Northwest Eyes State Sweep

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It was only minutes into the first day of indoor track and field practice when Northwest High School Coach Robert Youngblood began envisioning freshman Taylor Wright’s future as a top jumper. “I saw a spring in her step,” Youngblood said.…

QO Brothers Push Each Other on the Wrestling Mats

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QO wrestlers Alejandro and Antonio Lopez push each other to excellence on the mat.

Sibling rivalry—jealousy and competition among brothers and sisters—is a natural part of growing up. Not as common, however, is the genuine hope Quince Orchard High School senior wrestler Antonio Lopez has for his younger brother, sophomore Alejandro, to surpass his…