Sports

Lady Cougars’ Determination Pays Off

After 4-1 start in a fractured by weather season, on a dry field under windy 68-degree conditions, Cougars softball played a tense game against the Patriots of Wootton and lost on errors. “We’ve done well in the past few games…

Cougars Baseball Buzzes Hornets for Win

The Cougars continued their up and down season with a definite “up” at the Hornets’ home park, edging not only Damascus but the rain by a matter of minutes. Strong pitching by Kevin Childs, staunch relief by Connor Cole and…

Quince Orchard High School Hosts Cougar Relays

Photos | Phil Fabrizio

Keegan Van Wert, a junior at Quince Orchard, competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the Cougar Relays on March 29.

The annual Cougar Relays event drew a crowd at Quince Orchard High School on a rainy Saturday on March 29. Student athletes from 30 Montgomery County schools competed in the meet. The Quince Orchard throwers excelled in all four team…

Quince Orchard Lacrosse Opens Strong

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

On March 22 at Montgomery Blair High School, Quince Orchard boys’ lacrosse won against Blair, 13-4. Junior goalie Paul Brott made this save in his first varsity game.

The Quince Orchard boys and girls lacrosse teams opened their seasons with victories almost two weeks ago, but weather has cancelled all of their games since then. “This weather is no fun,” said girls coach Jennifer Holliday Mohr. Mohr’s girls…

Play Ball!

Opening Day for the Cougars was supposed to be at Whitman, but the Vikings’ field was a quagmire and the two teams faced off at Quince Orchard to start the baseball season. Jason Gasaway, the Cougars’ longtime coach, was encouraged.…

Kelley Continues Cougar Tradition

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

QO veteran John Kelley replaces Dave Mencarini as head football coach.

Quince Orchard kept it in the family when they named Assistant Coach John Kelley as the new head football coach to replace Dave Mencarini, who resigned last month to coach closer to his home in Urbana. “QO has established itself…

Quince Orchard’s Gaggle of Geese

Photo | Debbie Boderman

First-year coach Elizabeth Askins led the Quince Orchard pom squad through an inspirational season. Pictured are Coach Askins, Alyssa Alalouf, Alexa Barnes, Lauren Blitz, Elisabeth Boderman, Kelly Brott, Kasonde Chisaka, Stephanie Chistoserdov, Danielle Cohn, Tara Del Prete, Dunia 
Gabriel, Halle Grossett, Shelby Hardy, Emily Katz, Alexandra Ruiz, Rachel Sneeringer, Jamie Solomon, Julia Song, Dara Sypes, Stacy Villegas, 
and Sydney Zavadil.

“The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.” Although they cheer for the Cougars, members of the pom squad at Quince Orchard High School proudly call themselves the Geese. Inspired by…