Coach Mencarini’s 100th Win

Quince Orchard’s tense 7-6 win at Damascus was Head Coach Dave Mencarini’s 100th career victory, all at Quince Orchard High School. In his 10th season as Cougar coach, Mencarini has lost just 16 games, winning the Maryland 4A state title…

QO Remains Undefeated, Wins 100th for Mencarini

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Coach Dave Mencarini confers with Mike Murtaugh, no. 15, during the Sept. 20 winning game 
against Damascus.

By Syl Sobel and Sean Gossard The Quince Orchard Cougars played both their toughest and easiest games of the season during the past two weeks, and when it was over they remained undefeated at 4-0 and the Washington Post’s second-ranked…

A Team Looking to Repeat

By Sean Gossard After losing two three-year starters to another school, Quince Orchard’s boys varsity soccer team looks to repeat its success of last year’s 9-3-2 season. The reigning 4A West Division champions began this season with a 2-0 loss…

QO Firing All Its Weapons, Opens 2-0

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The Cougars opening game against Clarksburg was the start of what looks to be an explosive season.

A few days into preseason practice, Quince Orchard football Coach Dave Mencarini told a reporter, “We’ve got a lot of weapons, and we’re going to use all of them.” The coach is a man of his word. In winning their first…

QO Football Going All In

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Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini (center) and captains (left to right) Malcolm Brown, Bradley Walker, Michael Murtaugh and Scott Mongold hold a strong hand this season and are going “all in.”

So how do you approach a football season when your team has lost the last two Maryland state championship games in heartbreaking fashion in the final minutes? “That’s the past,” said senior offensive lineman Scott Mongold, a returning starter and…

New QO AD Hits the Ground Running

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George Awkard begins the school year as Quince Orchard’s new athletic director.

After 35 years of teaching, most of them at Quince Orchard High School, Athletic Director (AD) Lisa Schrader has recast her life at a lower level of angst and assumed the AD position at The Academy of Holy Cross in…

QO, Northwest Set for Concussion Prevention

By Michael Willis The NFL’s recent focus on taking preventative measures to limit the harmful effects of concussions seems to have finally trickled down to the high school level. The Montgomery County Board of Education approved four contracts in June…

The Final Laps of Swim Season 2013

Divisional Swim Meet at Kentlands

The local swim team post-season began with Divisional Competition for all MCSL teams on June 20 and concluded the following weekend with All-Star Individual and Relay meets July 27-28. The Kingfish will remain in Division E heading into 2014 with…