Tuesday, May 14, 2013
No. 1 Gaithersburg was eliminated in the regional quarterfinal by No. 9 Wootton. Quince Orchard's boys and girls lacrosse teams fall short in regional semis.
With a No. 1 seed comes lofty expectations, and unfortunately for the Gaithersburg High School varsity baseball team they were unable to be met. After a first-round bye to the 4A West region quarterfinals, the top-seeded Trojans were eliminated by No. 9 Wootton, 7-3. Gaithersburg squandered a potentially easier opportunity to advance through the regional bracket. Wootton will host No. 12 Northwest in the 4A West semifinals opposite No. 2 Bethesda Chevy Chase and No. 11 Churchill. Quince Orchard Lacrosse Falls to Northern Rival The Quince Orchard boys lacrosse season came to a close Monday, and it's bookended by losses to Urbana. After dropping a tight 7-6 affair in the season opener to Urbana, the Cougars again fell—this time on the road—…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Boy's and girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg area schools struggled in the first round of the state tournament.
State title dreams ended for a number of Gaithersburg area teams in the first round of their respective state tournaments. The boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools posted a combined 2-3 record in round one. Boy's Lacrosse No. 6 Gaithersburg High School was upset by No. 11 Thomas Johnson, 13-4. Thomas Johnson travels to Gaithersburg Friday to challenge No. 3 Quince Orchard at 7 p.m. The Cougars advanced to the regional quarterfinal with a first-round bye. No. 4 Watkins Mill hosts No. 5 Tuscarora Friday. Tuscarora defeated No. 12 Northwest 8-7 in the first round. Watkins Mill had a first-round bye. Girl's Lacrosse No. 10 Gaithersburg upset No. 7 Magruder, 22-15. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Gaithersburg High School is the No. 1 seed in the 4A West region. Quince Orchard, and Watkins Mill (3A) also qualified.
They say to be the best, you have to beat the best, and in the Maryland state baseball tournament, the 4A West region goes through Gaithersburg. The Trojans earned the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket—released Wednesday by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association—and nearby Quince Orchard High School is the No. 4 seed. Watkins Mill High School is the No. 11 seed in the 3A West division bracket. Gaithersburg secured a first-round bye and will face the winner of No. 8 Walter Johnson and No. 9 Wootton in the regional quarterfinals. Quince Orchard will face No. 13 Northwest in the 4A West region's first round, with the winner slated to challenge the winner of No. 5 Montgomery Blair and No. 12 Clarksburg. The full 4A Division…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first round is slated to begin Thursday.
As Maryland state lacrosse tournament games get underway Wednesday, local varsity softball teams have to wait an extra day to kick off their 2013 run to the state championship. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced the brackets Tuesday for its 2013 softball tournament, and a number of local schools are in the dance. 4A West Bracket The 4A division's West region hosts a majority of local teams, with two from the Gaithersburg area going head to head in round one: The full 4A bracket can be viewed here. 3A West Bracket The full 3A bracket can be viewed here. Add photos of your local softball team to the gallery and wish the girls from Gaithersburg, Northwest, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The boy's and girl's varsity lacrosse teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high school's all qualified for the state tournament.
When the Maryland boy's and girl's state lacrosse tournaments get underway Wednesday, Gaithersburg area schools will be well represented in both tournaments. Both the boy's and girl's varsity teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools qualified for their respective tournaments, with four of the six teams earning a first-round bye. Boy's Bracket View the full boy's bracket here. Girl's Bracket View the full girl's bracket here. Add photos of your local lacrosse team to the gallery and wish the boys and girls from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the comments!
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 …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Porter’s 15 points were not enough to lead Cougars in upset Friday night.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The No. 1 Gaithersburg High School Lady Trojans were defeated by No. 2 Whitman in the 4A West region finals.
The top-seeded Gaithersburg High School Lady Trojans were eliminated Friday in the 4A West region final by No. 2 Whitman, The Gazette reported. The Lady Trojans trailed throughout the game, getting as close as an 8-point deficit in the final quarter before losing 46-31. Gaithersburg star Deja Rollins had 11 points before fouling out, according to the report. “We just couldn’t get any shots and Whitman was executing,” Trojans coach Adrian McDaniel told The Gazette. “They had a great game plan and they executed. The first half, we scored one point in the first quarter — that was a season low — and we could hardly score in the second quarter. It just wasn’t our night.” Read the full story on The Gazette. Related Content:
Monday, February 25, 2013
Led by point guard Deja Collins, the Gaithersburg High School girl's basketball team is looking to capture its third consecutive MPSSAA State Championship.
Deja Rollins could only watch from the sideline as her Gaithersburg High School girl’s basketball team suffered its fourth loss of the young season, 65-54, at Northwest High School on Dec. 21. The star senior tried to play in the first half, but her leg couldn’t take it. She had suffered a knee contusion in a preseason scrimmage, and she had been in and out of the lineup ever since. Without her steadying presence at point guard, the Trojans struggled. The two-time defending MPSSAA Girl’s Basketball Tournament champions lost four of their first seven games, entering the holiday break in an unfamiliar position. Two months later, though, those early season missteps are a distant memory. Rollins is healthy, and so are Gaithersburg’s tournament…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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It’s budget season in Montgomery County, and at least one local parent wants to know what county leadership is doing to protect students—protection that can’t come from armed guards and locked doors. Football season is recently concluded, hockey season is underway and sporting concussions continue to pose health risks to high school, college and pro athletes across the country. While state and county lawmakers have made strides in requiring concussion-training for high school coaches, local advocate and Patch blogger Tom Hearn says it’s not enough. Hearn, whose own son sustained a concussion playing JV football at Whitman High School in 2011, urges the county school board to include $500,000 in funding for high school athletic trainers in…