Category: Sports

Congratulations to College-Bound Cougar Student-Athletes

Photo | Syl Sobel

Thirteen Quince Orchard High School student-athletes signed national letters of intent last week to continue their academic and athletic careers, including seven members of QO’s state champion football team. They are Daniel Pomerance (soccer, Shepherd University); Ronin Robertson (soccer, Frederick…

Quince Orchard Wrestling Has Sights on Strong Postseason Showing

Photo | QO Athletics QO 2018 Girls State Champion Sarah Mesri with a fall in 27 seconds on Jan. 26. Mesri and Rebecca Soto placed at the second annual Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Girls Invitational on Feb. 2.

Quince Orchard High School wrestling coach Rob Wolf said he likes to break the lengthy winter down into three distinct seasons. The first two—during which the Cougars hone their techniques and pick up as much match experience as possible—serve to…

Northwest Wrestling Looks to Bring Home Another State Title

Photo | Submitted Northwest takes on Gaithersburg on Dec. 19, 2018.

Every Jaguar wrestler who has won a state title has his picture hanging in the school. Current Northwest High junior Siavash Sarvestani told Jaguars first-year head coach Ferris Bond to make sure there’s space next to last year’s 106-pound champion—and…

Girl Power: First-Year QO Assistant Track Coach Teaches Cougar Girls to Be Proud of Their Strength

During one of the Quince Orchard High School indoor track and field team’s first practices of the season last November, first-year assistant coach Larrissa Plummer prescribed a workout for the Cougars and knew immediately they weren’t quite “feeling it,” she…

Northwest Athletic Director Honored by State Association

Photo | MCPS Athletics Dr. Jeff Sullivan, MCPS director of systemwide ahletics, presents the Athletic Director of the Year Award to Northwest Athletic Director Anne Rossiter on Jan. 17.

In the spring of 2017, Northwest High School won three state championships—baseball, softball and boys’ outdoor track and field—within a span of 24 hours. From Morgan State University in Baltimore, to the Cal Ripken baseball complex in Aberdeen, to the…

Jaguar Girls Win Fourth Consecutive County Track Title

Photo | MCPS Athletics The Northwest girls’ indoor track team won their fourth consecutive county championship title on Jan. 16.

Northwest High School senior sprinter/jumper Taylor Wright has been in the spotlight since she burst onto the high school track scene as a freshman standout in 2015-16, helping the Jaguars win their first indoor track county title that winter since…

Honors and Awards Abound for QO Football State Champs

Photo | Syl Sobel The Quince Orchard football team recently received the MaxPreps Tour of Champions award. A team must win a state championship and be highly ranked in the MaxPreps national rankings to receive the award.

It seems like the honors and accolades haven’t stopped for the Quince Orchard football team ever since they won the school’s first state championship in 11 years on Nov. 30 with their thrilling 40-33 triumph over North Point in the…

Cougar Girls’ Sprint Relay Snaps School Record

Photo | Submitted Kyra Lyles, Danejah Kyle, Sydney Gunn and Alexis Martin broke a school record at the Southern Maryland Indoor Track and Field Classic on Jan. 5, with a time of one minute and 49.69 seconds in the 800-meter relay.

As Quince Orchard High School junior Kyra Lyles set out on the opening leg of the 800-meter relay at the Southern Maryland Indoor Track and Field Classic on Jan. 5, the Cougars’ expectations were a bit tempered. After all, they were…

Cougar Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Squads Searching for Consistency

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Nathan Dorsey guides QO to a 52-50 win over Wootton on Jan. 3.

As the basketball season approaches its midway point, the QO boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both find themselves in remarkably similar positions. Both are young teams, both have 10 or more players vying for playing time, both are trying to…