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
Students come from Covenant Life School; Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Richard Montgomery and Watkins Mill high schools.
Gaithersburg awarded a record 10 students with a total of $9,000 in scholarship funds through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program, the city announced Wednesday. The program rewards city students who embody the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS! - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. A record number of 10 scholarships were awarded to the following students: Covenant Life School Gaithersburg High School Quince Orchard High School Richard Montgomery High School Watkins Mill High School Since they were first awarded in 1998, 73 high school seniors have received more than $139,000 in CHARACTER COUNTS! scholarships to help with their college tuition. Excerpts from the …
John A. Jenkins, author of ”The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist,” has been writing from Washington, DC, about the law and lawyers since 1971.
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Thursday, May 9
Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of a series conducted by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. It orginally appeared on the GBF website. Read John Jenkins' profile on the Gaithersburg Book Festival here Follow Jenkins on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and check out his website GBF: Have you been to the DC area before? What’s your favorite thing about it? Jenkins: I was born in DC, have lived there since 1978, and I’ve called the Washington area “home” for my entire life. But there is much more to this story: I actually grew up in — Gaithersburg! Wait, there’s even more….the current mayor of Gaithersburg, Sidney Katz, sat next to me in home room all through junior high and high school! We were classmates. Mayor Sid tells me he will be …
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!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
“It was designed with students in mind,” Gaithersburg principal Christine Handy-Collins said. “It’s a place where kids are certainly going to want to come to school.”
When Gaithersburg High School began construction of a new building in the summer of 2011, Principal Christine Handy-Collins knew it would be a long and difficult process. But the construction process is still on schedule, and the building is set to open on time. So when the new school opens its doors to students for the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the wait should prove worth it. “This has been a long time coming,” Handy-Collins said. “We’re really excited about the opening of the new school.” Construction began two summers ago when parents and community members began lobbying the school board and city council, using the phrase, “The time is now,” to call for a change. The school’s original building was built in 1951, so the school …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Gaithersburg High School's Solomon Vault took to Twitter Thursday to announce his college decision.
Gaithersburg High School star running back Solomon Vault is headed to Northwestern. The junior running back made the following announcement Thursday morning on Twitter: Blessed to be able to say that i am COMMITTED to #Northwestern University!!!! #NU#B1GCATS Shortly prior to his own tweet, Gaithersburg head football coach Kreg Kephart congratulated his running back, and even spoiled the announcement. Kephart tweeted: Gaithersburg RB has made a verbal commitment to Northwestern. Go Wildcats!! You just got a great ball player and a fine young man. Related Content:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Christine Handy-Collins received a proposal from community member and parent, Kathleen Lloyd, to name the Media Center at GHS the Steve and Laurie Augustino Instructional Media Center.
Should Gaithersburg High School's new media center don the name "Steve and Laurie Augustino Instructional Media Center"? That's what Montgomery County Public Schools is trying to determine after Gaithersburg Principal Christine Handy-Collins received a proposal from a community member and GHS parent to name the library after longtime Gaithersburg school supporters. Steve and Laurie Augustino have been involved in the school system since their only child, Melissa, walked through the doors of Goshen Elementary School more than 20 years ago, according to a city news release. The Augustinos have worn many hats, including PTSA member, PTSA president, MCCPTA Cluster Coordinators, CIP Chairperson, Area Vice President for PTSA, GHS PTSA Building …