Sports

GU, QO Football Player Tackling Toughest Opponent

Photo | Georgetown University

Looking prepared for the season in this preseason team photo, Georgetown junior and starting linebacker Tyrell Williams was injured in the Hoyas’ opener at St. Francis University.

Anyone who’s ever seen Tyrell Williams play football knows this: He’s tough, determined, passionate and relentless. Ty Williams used to run over opponents, drag piles of defenders for yards after he was hit, and often break free and keep going…

Defense Could Define Northwest Football

Photo | Arthur Cadeaux

In Friday’s game against Seneca Valley, starting quarterback Mark Pierce scores Northwest’s touchdown on a 7-yard run in the second quarter.

At 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, current Northwest High School senior Caleb Gills was an undersized—but incredibly effective—defensive lineman for the two-time defending Class 4A state champion Jaguars football team the past two years. “We used (Gills) as a speed guy,…

Cross Country Teams Are Off and Running

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, Potshots by Christine

Student athletes on the Quince Orchard cross country team organized warm-up drills on Aug. 26.

Running tends to be an incredibly individual sport; success requires a tremendous amount of internal drive and the ability to push one’s body to its limits. The long, three-mile races featured during the fall’s cross country season, especially, tend to…

Giants Finish Season With Win

Photo | © 2015 Eye on the Ball photography

Coach Jeff Rabberman said the Gaithersburg Giants’ 2015 team had a fun and entertaining season.

The Gaithersburg Giants entered the dugout of the Baltimore Dodgers stadium with one thing on their minds, to finish the season with a win. Although their previous two games against the Dodgers came out 2-0 and 2-1 in Baltimore’s favor,…

Zach Kerr and Jason Ankrah Play in 2015 NFL Season

After witnessing an unforgettable state championship victory in 2007, the Quince Orchard High School community would have to wait seven years to hear another one of their beloved Cougars’ names shouted over the loudspeakers in an NFL stadium. Little did…