Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini will serve as an assistant coach in the game, The Gazette reports.
Quince Orchard High School star linebacker Marcus Newby has one game left to play before leaving the Cougars for Lincoln, Neb. Newby is among five Montgomery County football players selected to participate in the Big 33 Classic, a Pennsylvania-based all-star game scheduled for June 15, The Gazette reported. Newby is committed to the University of Nebraska. Quince Orchard head football coach Dave Mencarini will serve as an assistant coach in the game, which features players from Pennsylvania against players from Maryland. Joining Newby and Mencarini in Hershey, Pa. for the game are Avalon teammates running back Rachid Ibrahim and defensive back Jaquille Veii, according to the report. Ibrahim and Veii are committed to the University of …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Cougars’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are looking to build on stellar seasons in 2013.
The spring sports season begins today for Quince Orchard High School, and there are high expectations for all of the school’s sports teams. Here’s what to watch for from the Cougars this season: MEN’S LACROSSE Coach: David Heiney Gonalez Last Year’s results: The Cougars finished last season 10-6, and their season ended when they lost, in the MPSSAA Regional semifinals to Urbana High School, 13-4. Key returning players: John Barkanic (senior, goalkeeper); Jake Christensen (sophomore, attack); Heath Saffer (senior, midfield); Jacob Hogenkamp (senior, defense). Expectations for this season: “We’ve got a group led by 13 seniors who have been together for four years and have worked immensely hard in the offseason and done a very good job,” …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Schools spokesman: The lockdown was precautionary and students were never in danger.
Quince Orchard High School was locked down briefly Friday afternoon for the report of two men with a weapon outside the school, Montgomery County Public Schools officials and Montgomery County police said. Police received a call at 2:11 p.m. for a report of two men with a weapon outside the school, police spokeswoman Angela Cruz said. Officers stopped a vehicle with two subjects and are investigating, she said. It appears bail bondsman were following a subject who may have pulled into the school parking lot, said Dana Tofig, an MCPS spokesman. The bondsmen, who carry weapons, got out of their car in search of the subject, Tofig said. As a precaution, the school went into lockdown and police were called, Tofig said. The situation moved off …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Two Gaithersburg-area high school seniors were among 21 from Montgomery County to win scholarship money from Comcast.
Two Gaithersburg-area high school seniors were among 21 from Montgomery County to win $1,000 scholarships from Comcast. Alfredo Colina, of Gaithersburg High School, and Sohini Kundu, of Quince Orchard High School, were recognized for their leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service as part of Comcast's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, the company announced Wednesday. “The very best investment we can make as Marylanders is to help our students reach their academic objectives,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said. “I salute each of the scholarship winners as they attain important milestones in scholarship and community service and wish to thank Comcast for its commitment to our students.” Comcast …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The boy's basketball team advanced to the 4A West region finals while the swim team set a state record in 200-yard medley relay championship.
Two of Quince Orchard High School's teams scored surprising victories, according to reports by The Gazette. The third-seeded Cougars boy's varsity basketball team upset No. 2 Churchill, 62-57, to advance to Friday evening's 4A West region finals with a berth in the state semifinals on the line against No. 1 Magruder, according to The Gazette. Not to be outdone, the school's four-man 200-yard medley relay team set a state record on its way to winning the Maryland state championship in late February, according to The Gazette. Quince Orchard's boy's basketball team will face Magruder Friday at Montgomery Blair High School. Read the full story about them here. Read the full story about the swim team's victory here.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Gaithersburg area high schools were among the best in the county for performance and participation increases in Advanced Placement testing.
Two Gaithersburg area high schools showed great improvement in Advanced Placement testing scores and participation, according to a report released Wednesday by Montgomery County Public Schools. Of the 18 county schools that saw an increase in the percentage of graduates scoring a 3 or higher (passing) on at least one AP exam from 2011 to 2012, Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg high schools were among the top five in the county. Quince Orchard's 12.4 percent increase was the largest in MCPS, with Gaithersburg's 7.1 percent ranking fifth. "I am very proud of the work of our students and staff and very pleased to see that work has had some very positive outcomes," Quince Orchard principal Carole Working told Patch in an email. "Over the past …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Players from Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools signed letters of intent Tuesday to continue their football careers in college.
Football players from two Gaithersburg area high schools made official their college choices Tuesday, signing national letters of intent to play football at their respective destinations. Maryland 4A division runner-up Quince Orchard had five players commit to football programs, including star linebacker Marcus Newby, who heads to Nebraska. Other Quince Orchard commitments include Kieran Gregory (Richmond), Andrew Ankrah (James Madison), Matt Choi (Monmouth) and Tyrell Williams (Georgetown), head coach Dave Mencarini said. Watkins Mill High School featured a lone commitment, Quinton Littlejohn (Stony Brook), according to head coach Kevin Watson. Watkins Mill Athletic Director Reginald Spears said the school hopes to have more players sign …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students from Quince Orchard High School's culinary arts team mentored by, cooks with Not Your Average Joe's chefs.
Students from Quince Orchard High School's culinary arts team received a professional experience Tuesday in the Kentlands. A short drive down the road, the group of students were mentored by and cooked with the team at Not Your Average Joe's. The food prepared by the students and NYAJ's staff was delivered to the Wells Robertson House in Gaithersburg.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
One-third of all players and coaches recognized by The Washington Post play for Quince Orchard or Gaithersburg high schools.
The Washington Post released Friday its 2012 All-Montgomery County 4A Football Team, and it's dominated by Gaithersburg-area athletes. Players from state runner-up Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg high schools make up one-third of the honorees, including Coach of the Year Dave Mencarini (Quince Orchard) and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Newby (Quince Orchard, senior linebacker). Other honorees include: The full All-Montgomery 4A Football Team can be viewed on The Washington Post.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Athletes from Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill High Schools were named to The Gazette's fall All-Gazette teams.
Local athletes received recognition this week with the unveiling of some of The Gazette's 2012 All-Gazette teams. Gaithersburg-area athletes were named to the boy's soccer, girl's soccer and cross country All-Gazette teams. Boy's Soccer 2012 All-Gazette Girl's Soccer 2012 All-Gazette Cross Country Note: The All-Gazette football team is yet to be announced.