QO Alum Jarell Broxton Signs With Baltimore Ravens

Photo | Courtesy of Baylor University

At Baylor University, former Cougar Jarell Broxton was an All-Big 12 offensive lineman and two-year starter. Next week, he joins the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent.

After a collegiate journey that took him far from Maryland, former Quince Orchard lineman Jarell Broxton is coming home to fulfill a dream: a chance to play professional football with the nearby Baltimore Ravens. Broxton, an offensive guard who played…

Area Tennis Teams Grow, Rebuild

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Quince Orchard senior and third-year No. 1 singles player Joe Cooke competes against Poolesville April 25.

With only 10 varsity players needed for every match lineup, most high school varsity boys’ tennis teams do not carry a roster of more than about 16 student-athletes. But, unlike most other sports in Montgomery County, there are no junior…

Digging Into the Safety of Artificial Turf

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The Lakelands Park turf field uses plant-derived infill materials. The wisdom of this was endorsed by the Montgomery County Council February 2015 when the council resolved to only approve fields with plant-based infill materials.

During the April 5 session of the Montgomery County Council, Michael F. Riley, director of Montgomery County’s Department of Parks, made his semi-annual presentation, which included a discussion about artificial turf fields. The topic was very timely. Attorneys in California,…

Cougar Outruns Devil at Relays

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Sophomore Diamond McFadden leads QOs dominating performance in the woman’s shuttle hurdle relay April 9.

It was a cold and wet Saturday as athletes from around the area gathered at Quince Orchard High School April 9 for the Cougar Relays.  Although a couple of schools dropped out at the last minute due to weather and other conflicts,…

2016 Lacrosse Preview

Photo | Mac Kennedy

In an April 8 victory over Northwest, junior Johnny Hodges (no. 42) and senior Eisley Kim (no. 23) led the charge 
for the Cougars.

The Quince Orchard High School boys’ lacrosse team graduated 17 players and returned only one starter from a team that reached the Class 4A West Region final a year ago—it lost to perennial county power Winston Churchill in double overtime.…

The Town Courier’s Winter Sports Superlatives

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Northwest freshman Taylor Wright posted the county’s top performances in 55-meter dash and triple jump, finishing second by .007 seconds in the 55 while injured at states.

Many athletes distinguished themselves during the winter sports season at Quince Orchard and Northwest high schools. Following are athletes who went above and beyond, as identified by their coaches and their competition records. Boys Rookie of the Year Jose Echeona,…