Montgomery County Expands BMX Pump Track

By Sean Gossard The Montgomery County Department of Parks is nearing completion on an addition to its off-road BMX Pump Track at the South Germantown Recreational Park. In 2011, after partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), Montgomery Parks created…

QO Girls’ Varsity Soccer Scores Again

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With eyes on the ball, QO Lady Cougars defeat Gaithersburg Trojans on Oct. 8, 2-0.

Quince Orchard’s Lady Cougars opened their season 6-1-1, narrowly losing to top-ranked B-CC on their field, 2-1 after tying the power in the conference, Whitman, in their opener. Wins over Watkins Mill, Blake, Paint Branch, Poolesville and Wootton were capped…

QO Undefeated But Facing Tough Stretch Ahead

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The QO cheer squad had a lot to cheer about when the Cougars defeated Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 49-0, at Blair High School on Oct. 12.

By Syl Sobel and Mike Cuthbert How dominant has the Quince Orchard football team been in opening the season 6-0? They have outscored their opposition by a total of 241-13.  They have four shutouts and haven’t allowed a score in…

The Faces Behind Friday Nights: The Families

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Quince Orchard families cheer the Cougars on at Blair High School during the Saturday morning, Oct. 12, winning game against Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 49-0.

Family. It’s a core principle of the Quince Orchard football program. Head Coach Dave Mencarini talks about family often. The players wear t-shirts that spell it out: F.A.M.I.L.Y. And on a Friday night at the Cougar Dome, sitting in the…

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…