Monday, March 11, 2013
Colonels dominated the undersized Cougars en route to a lopsided 47-30 victory Friday night.
When No. 3-seed Quince Orchard High School took the Montgomery Blair High School basketball court Friday night against top-seeded and defending state champion Col. Zadak Magruder High School, it was a decided underdog. It showed too, as the Colonels dominated the undersized Cougars en route to a lopsided 47-30 victory. “We’re young, we haven’t experience this, we had a Cinderella season, and coming here, we kind of fell our way,” Coach Paul Foringer said. “Being on this stage might be a little too much for us.” In the first quarter, Quince Orchard failed to make a basket, and a free throw from senior guard Charles Porter would be the only points it scored in the frame. The Cougars didn’t net their first field goal until the 7:26 mark of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Former QO offensive coordinator will lead the Rockets, MocoVox.com reported.
Richard Montgomery High School has a new football coach. Former Quince Orchard High School offensive coordinator Joshua Klotz will take the reins of the Rockets for the 2013 season, MocoVox.com reported. Click here to read the full story on MocoVox.com. RM Athletic Director John Freda said Klotz “blew everybody away in the interview,” The Gazette reported Wednesday. Click here to read the full story from The Gazette. In an interview with Gaithersburg Patch in November, Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini credited Klotz with reviving the Cougars’ offense last season. Klotz worked with quarterback Matt Choi after starting quarterback Mikey Murtaugh was lost for the season to injury. “Josh did a great job of putting a plan in place to…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Rockets' four-game winning streak snaps under Cougars' 228 rushing yards.
Tyrell Williams scored on runs of 80 yards and 44 yards as Quince Orchard took a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Cougars snapped Richard Montgomery's four-game winning streak, 42-0, in Friday night high school football in Rockville. Malcolm Brown hauled in a 58-yard touchdown pass from Matt Choi as the Cougars built a 35-0 halftime lead. Quince Orchard finished with 228 yards rushing. Richard Montgomery will look to get back on the winning track as the Rockets (4-3) travel across town to face the Magruder Colonels (1-6) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Box scores for all Montgomery County high school football games can be found on The Washington Post. Video package courtesy Dual Cam Productions.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Rockets host Quince Orchard on Friday.
Richard Montgomery's football team won their fourth straight game, a 14-13 road victory over Wheaton on Friday. Quarterback Steven Burchett ran 14 times for 125 yards and went 4 of 10 passing for 110 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown to Phil Osborn, The Washington Post reported. The Knights took a 13-0 first quarter lead behind the runnning of Ayinde Warren, who totaled 136 yards on 19 carries, The Post reported. The Rockets scored twice in the third quarter and went ahead for good on a 12-yard touchdown run by Burchett. Richard Montgomery (4-2) faces the biggest challenge of their remaining schedule when they host Quince Orchard (5-1) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Rockville. Quince Orchard is coming off a 46-3 victory over Whitman on …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A teen band featuring five students from Gaithersburg and Rockville schools performed Sunday at the Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne Festival.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Submitted to Patch by Angela Buck "Sudden Impact" is a local teen band hitting the stage with high energy performances of original songs as well as unique arrangements to well known songs. The band has been performing locally for the last year and met while honing their individual crafts at Impact Performing Arts, a music and dance studio in Gaithersburg. Sudden Impact is the first band under Artistic Director Pamela Parker, in a newly developed program called Rock U. at Impact that is geared towards educating musicians and providing them the opportunity to perform in a number of venues. The band includes Sierra Buck, the 13-year-old lead vocalist and songwriter, who currently attends Lakelands Park Middle School. Sierra has been involved…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Matchup of unbeaten teams edges Walter Johnson-Springbrook.
Move aside, Watkins Mill, there's a new big cat in town. After the Wolverines were featured in the first two Montgomery County Patch Games of the Week, the Quince Orchard Cougars have won the week 3 poll for its Friday night matchup against Paint Branch. Quince Orchard-Paint Branch, which won 35 percent of the vote, is one of only two games featuring unbeaten teams this week. The other is Wootton-Damascus, which won only 7 percent. Walter Johnson-Springbrook was week 3's runner up with 21 percent of the vote. The Cougars are coming off a 55-0 drubbing of Montgomery Blair in week 2 and a convincing 28-12 win over Sherwood to open the season. Paint Branch has easily handled two Rockville schools, first defeating Rockville High School 41-18, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Edges highly anticipated Quince Orchard-Sherwood matchup.
In the inaugural Patch Montgomery County Football Game of the Week Poll, a surprising upstart edged out two of the county's elite programs to be selected as the Week 1 Game of the Week Friday night. With 46 percent of the vote, Watkins Mill-Poolesville knocked off Quince Orchard-Sherwood (26 percent) and the rest of the county to be nominated as GOTW. Quince Orchard is coming off a 13-1 season in which its only defeat came in overtime of the state championship. Cougars head coach Dave Mencarini told Patch he believes his program and Sherwood are the county's winningest over the last eight years. Instead, Patch will travel to Poolesville High School for a rematch of last year's season-opener between the Falcons and Wolverines, which …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In an unusual move, land has been set aside for a high school within the new Crown Development, the mayor says, but will the facility really be built?
Within the confines of Gaithersburg's new Crown Development is a 32-acre plot that, unlike much of the planned residential and retail sites on the property's approximately 180 acres, will go untouched for an extended period. That plot, donated to Montgomery County Public Schools by the City of Gaithersburg and Crown developers, will serve as a future high school, but not for at least six years, MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told Patch. In fact, such a school technically doesn't even exist, MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig said. "The [Board of Education] purchases land, or gathers, in trust that what they own could be used for future development as a school," Tofig said. "There is nothing in our CIP, not even planning funds, for a school …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
WUSA9 shows students from Robert Frost Middle School and Quince Orchard High School arrested for drinking in a wooded area in Gaithersburg.
Students at a Rockville middle school and a Gaithersburg high school were recently arrested for underage drinking, according to a report by WUSA9. Montgomery County Police received a tip that a group of minors were drinking alcohol in a wooded area of Gaithersburg's Lakelands community, WUSA9 reported. The 14- and 15-year-old girls are students at Rockville's Robert Frost Middle School and Gaithersburg's Quince Orchard High School, according to the report. The girls told police they were playing spin the bottle as a drinking game. The girls were joined by an 18-year-old boy who was cited for underage alcohol possession and released. One 14-year-old's BAC was recorded at 0.17, more than twice the legal limit. Two of the girls were not …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Quince Orchard meets top-seeded Magruder and Wootton hosts Rockville rival Richard Montgomery tonight in the boys' varsity basketball regional quarterfinals.
Quince Orchard's and Wootton's boys' varsity basketball teams are each in the quarterfinals of the 4A West region bracket, but their journey to meet in the semifinals will take very different paths. The Cougars must go on the road to challenge top-seeded Magruder, while the Patriots, No. 4 in the region, stay home to face Rockville rival Richard Montgomery. Magruder a "Tall Order" for Quince Orchard Paul Foringer and his Quince Orchard Cougars have “a tall order” Tuesday night when they match up against Magruder (22-1) in the 4A West Region. “Magruder is one of the best teams I’ve seen in 10 years in Montgomery County,” admitted Foringer, who has seen his fair share of teams in 32 years of coaching. “There’s not a team in Montgomery County…