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QO Football Going All In

PHOTO | Phil Fabrizio

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

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

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…

Feeling the Heat of the Season

The swim season really heats up in the final weeks, with Relay Carnivals, Mini-Meets, Coaches Long Course Invitational and Superstars, in addition to the normal schedule of A and B Meets. Here is a recap of events at local pools.…

Swim Season Hits Halfway Mark

With three swim meets down and two more to go, area teams are experiencing the ebb and flow of division competition. Washingtonian Woods is familiar with being atop the standings as they have dominated Division O for several years. Currently,…

Big 33: ‘So Much More than a Game’

To hear Quince Orchard football coach Dave Mencarini and former Cougar lineman Andrew Ankrah describe their recent experience in the Big 33 Football Classic, one would hardly even know it involved a football game. “It was one of my greatest…

Swimming for a Cause

Local swim teams have hit a stroke of genius by incorporating a fundraising swim-a-thon into a daily practice session, putting all those laps to good use. The Kentlands Kingfish work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a cause that…

And They’re Off!

At pools all over Montgomery County, June 15 marked the official beginning of the MCSL 2013 swim season. Local swimmers faced division opponents with varying degrees of success, and here is a recap of those teams closest to home. For…

Sports Shorts

Boys’ Lacrosse Jake Christensen, a junior at Quince Orchard, has been selected to represent Maryland in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic, to be played this year at the Maryland Soccer Complex from June 30 – July 3. The Classic brings…