QO, NW Girls’ Basketball on the Rise

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Turning a struggling high school basketball program around, second-year Quince Orchard High School girls’ basketball coach Chris Campbell said, is like trying to turn a giant ship around. Redirecting so much negative momentum can be complicated, but both the Cougars…

Cougars on the Road to the Playoffs

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Matt Kelly had 15 points in the Cougars win against Clarksburg Feb. 17, 63-61 in double overtime.

Veterans of watching Quince Orchard High School basketball had seldom, if ever, seen anything like the Feb. 17 games against Clarksburg. The girls started this amazing night with a larger-than-usual crowd for Senior Night. There are only two seniors on…

Northwest Season Ends on Playoff Loss

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Tim Biakapia drives to basket in the Feb. 26 playoff game against Kennedy.

The Northwest boys ended their basketball season last week, losing at Kennedy in the first round of the playoffs, 74-65. The Jaguars finished the season with a record of 7-12. Kennedy took a 34-18 lead into halftime as turnovers plagued…

Poms Teams Finish Season Strong

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On Feb. 13 at Montgomery Blair High School, the Cougars took third place in the Division II team competition at the Montgomery County Poms Championship.

Three years ago, a member of the then-reigning state champion Northwest High School football team conducted a rather interesting and revealing experiment. “We had a male football player decide he was going to try out for the poms, just to…