Sports

Jaguars Still in the Playoff Hunt

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Jaylen Lawrence has the ball in the Sept. 30 game against Sherwood.

It’s unusual for high school football teams to have the same quarterback for three years—sophomore varsity starters are rare. And while there are countless benefits—experience, leadership, knowledge and command of the offense, among them—when a player like former Northwest High…

Versatility, Experience Propel QO Field Hockey

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Four-year starter Skylar Saffer prepares to score against Clarksburg.

It’s hard to pinpoint a specific style of play when describing the Quince Orchard High School field hockey team—the Cougars have looked different from game to game. But that “inconsistency” is a byproduct of their adaptability to what opponents present…

QO Sports Roundup

Girls’ Varsity Soccer A little over halfway through the season the Cougars find themselves at 5-3 in a very tough conference. Senior Jamie Fink feels they have gotten off to a “pretty good start” so far by continuing to “play…

Some Lessons Are More Important Than Winning

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Damascus running back Markus Vinson stiff arms QO linebacker Marvin Nemi in home opener.

Few football coaches will admit to finding victory in defeat. But what Coach John Kelley, his football team, and the Quince Orchard administration accomplished in their season opening 21-13 loss to Damascus involved a lot more than just a football…