Sports

Spring Signings

National Signing Day for college scholarships occurred on Feb. 6, and Quince Orchard had a solid contingent of 16 seniors decked out in their new colors at a special presentation. Cougars signing included: Baseball Alex Thoms – Salisbury University Boys’…

QO Sports Report

By Mike Cuthbert and Syl Sobel Wrestling After a slow start, the Cougars rounded into winning form and defeated Watkins Mill, 48-30 at Watkins Mill. After the first three matches were lost, QO ran off five wins in a row,…

QO Sports Report

By Mike Cuthbert and Syl Sobel Boys’ Basketball On Jan. 11, Gaithersburg played a zone, and it gave the Cougars problems when they didn’t hit from outside, as they did not during the first half. Gunner Eric Hoadley had the…

QO Sports Report

By Mike Cuthbert and Syl Sobel Boys’ Basketball The Quince Orchard boys rode a hot hand early and clever coaching late to hang on for a 57-56 win over Clarksburg at the Cougar Den on Dec. 21. Clarksburg, which fell…

Marching Cougars: Tradition of Excellence

Phil Proctor has been director of bands at Quince Orchard High School (QO) for almost a decade, and Brigitte Kirchoff has been there almost as long as assistant marching band director and director of orchestras. Through both their tenures, many…

Kentlands Diver Making A Splash

Joey Canova always watched the adjacent diving well as he went through the paces of winter swim practice. One day he decided that he wanted to do more than just watch. “He asked for a lesson,” explained his mother, Diane…

QO Sports Report

Girls’ Basketball New Coach Ken Buffum took a nervous group of Cougars to Wootton to open the season and the ending was not happy. The Cougars, down by as many as 7 points in the first quarter, came back to…

The (Un)Making of a Champion

The 4A state championship football game was impacted heavily by a call for unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of a Quince Orchard receiver — the only QO penalty of the game — and discussion has been raging ever since. The…

Season-Ending Sorrow

After 47 minutes of outstanding high school football by two evenly matched teams, the 4A state championship game between Quince Orchard High School (QO) and Henry A. Wise High School of Prince George’s County turned in a split second, halting…

Winter Preview

Girls’ Basketball If you have a girl thinking of playing for new Head Coach Ken Buffum at QO, she better know the spelling and meaning of “commitment.” “My model is Gaithersburg. Fifty-two games in a row? That’s commitment. If you…