Lionfish in Full Swing

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Lionfish Lindsey Goldstein (in the near lane) is first in the water off the start, but Lindsey Heath (lane 4) finished first in the Girls 13-14 50M Breaststroke in the week 2 A meet against the Bannockburn Dolphins.

The Lakelands Lionfish are well into their 2014 season, with their first two A meets, first two B meets, and their A Relay Carnival already completed. Head Coach Brooke Hoffman commented, “The season is in full swing!” The Lionfish swam…

Gaithersburg Giants Open Summer Season

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Gaithersburg Giants’ Brady Pollicelli stretches a lead while Thunderbolts’ Jack Taylor holds him at first base during the season opener game on June 4.

The opening of the Gaithersburg Giants’ baseball season has had a few hiccups. Lights at their home field, Criswell Automotive Field in Kelley Park, were not functioning properly. This caused the opener and some early games to begin at 5…

The Lionfish Season Begins

On Saturday morning, June 7, Main Street got an earful of upbeat pop hits, loud cheers, and the ubiquitous beep of the starter as the Lakelands Lionfish swim team kicked off its 11th season at the Lakelands Pool with its…

Inaugural Generation Bowl Fun and Success

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Kevin Joppy Jr. took on Kevin Joppy Sr. in Quince Orchard High School’s “Game for the Ages,” a flag football 
benefit for the Sierra Leone project and the QO 
Athletic Department

If there’s a consistent theme that runs through Quince Orchard High School sports programs, it’s “family.” Coaches preach this to their players, and the boosters in the stands form familial bonds that often last well after the games are over.…

Giants Open Second Season at Kelley Park

As I spoke with him, Gaithersburg Giants General Manager Alfie Riley was touching up the new trim on the press box at Kelley Park’s Criswell Automotive Field, readying it for the team’s home opener June 4. This is the second…

Three QO Alums Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

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NFL free agent pick Zach Kerr  is a QO alum. He is pictured here on Nov. 23, 2007, when the Cougars took on Sherwood in the state playoffs at Quince Orchard High School. QO won the 4A Maryland State Championship that year.

Three former Quince Orchard football standouts signed free agent professional football contracts last weekend, giving them a chance—perhaps a longshot, but still a chance—to play someday in the National Football League. Zach Kerr, a 6-foot-1-inch, 326-pound defensive lineman from the…

NW Victorious in State Playoff Against QO

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Northwest’s Brian Rourke was the winning pitcher in the state playoff game against Quince Orchard on May 9.

After an up and down season marked by inconsistency on defense and spotty pitching, the QO Cougars found themselves in a highly unusual position on Friday, May 9. Consistently challenging for the state title, the Cougars’ season instead ended at…

Cougar Baseball Doubleheader Split

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Quince Orchard’s Robert Burdette III tags out a Springbrook runner at home on April 22. The Cougars won 8-0.

Spring vacation Monday is traditionally a doubleheader for the baseball team and this year they split with Paint Branch and Rockville. Most observers figured QO would win both, leading 5-3 going into the top of the seventh against Paint Branch…