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Nov. 17, 2017 - For the fourth time in five years, the Jags and Cougars met in Darnestown to decide who would go to the Maryland 4A Football Final Four, as Northwest and Quince Orchard clashed in the 4A West Regional Final game.
   In front of a packed crowd at the Cougar Dome, Quince Orchard came back from an early 13 point deficit to beat Northwest 31-20 to win the 4A West title and advance to the Maryland 4A State Semi-Finals.
Nov. 17, 2017 - While it wasn’t exactly like Homecoming for Seneca Valley playing at Gaithersburg High School on Thursday night, it felt like the Eagles had returned to form as they beat Churchill 40-10 thanks in large part to quarterback Michael Kapneck’s arm and Harold Dotson’s four touchdowns.​


The thrilling final two minutes of Overtime of the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles vs. Tuscarora Titans 3A West Regional Championship Game on March 4, 2017 in Germantown. After forcing overtime, the Eagles took a lead in the extra session and would win 47-42, to win back-to-back regional championships and earn second straight trip to the Maryland State 3A Championship Tournament.

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The Lady Jags of Northwest are 4A West Regional Champions for the 5th straight year, after defeating B-CC on Friday night. They will play South River in State-Semifinals on Monday at 6:00 at UMD Ritchie Coliseum. Photo by Billy Owens for Germantown Pulse.

The 8-2 Northwest Jags will travel to Walt Whitman High School on Friday to face the 9-1 Churchill Bulldogs in the first round of the 4A West Playoffs. Game time is 7:00 pm. Photo by Billy Owens.

Weather Woes -- This has been one of the wettest high school football seasons in recent history. It seems like every week it has been wet and rainy. However, last Friday was the wettest it has been and play not been suspended by lightning. The Northwest Jags and the Quince Orchard Cougars slogged it out in Germantown through a deluge on Friday.  Photo by Billy Owens for Germantown Pulse.

The Seneca Valley girls volleyball team will play two games this week as they prepare for a playoff run. The Lady Eagles are currently 4-8. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

THREE-PRONGED ATTACK – Northwest junior Mikaela Chin (4), Kasey Jacobs (6) and senior Alexandra Burkinshaw (5) attack the ball during the Tuesday, Oct. 2 game which ended as an 8-0 home victory over Seneca Valley. Northwest improves to 3-3 while the Lady Eagles continue to search for their first victory this season. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Sophomore Kristin Phelps (3) and the Northwest Lady Jags soccer team remains unbeaten this season. After opening with a 0-0 draw with Bethesda Chevy-Chase, the team has blanked Springbrook 10-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and earned a 2-1 victory over Blair on Thursday, Sept. 13. Photo by Mark Zak

Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe was voted the National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 11 and 12 of the 2018 NWSL season. Bledsoe, 26, recorded her third and fourth shutouts of the season leading the Spirit to back-to-back scoreless draws against Sky Blue FC on June 8 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ and Seattle Reign FC on June 16 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.  Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Washington Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle (16) takes a flying leap after being tripped up by Seattle's Allie Long (6) in Lavelle's first career start for the Spirit on Saturday night. The game ended in 0-0 draw. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Argentinian International player Estefania Banini (10), and the Washington Spirit will host USWNT midfielders Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe as the Seattle Reign play in at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 pm. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Two State Championships for Northwest: Both the Northwest High School boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams are 2018 4A State Champions. The Northwest Boys are Spring State Champs for the third straight year, while the Northwest Girls team captures their second Spring State Championship. The girls last won in 2011. The Boys have won four Maryland 4A State titles. This year’s state championships were held at Morgan State University. Photo courtesy Northwest High School.

The Northwest Jaguars meet at the mound during Saturday's Maryland 4A Championship Softball game. Five seniors on this team have appeared in this title game in three of their four years at Northwest, winning the championship once, and being finalists twice.  Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Thorny Homecoming – It was a bit of a homecoming Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex as two Portland Thorns of the NWSL returned to MoCo to play the Washington Spirit. Portland Thorns starting goalkeeper is Britt Eckerstrom (33), a Northwest alum who grew up in Germantown, and midfielder Midge Purce (23) grew up in Olney and is a Good Counsel alum. Portland won 1-0. Photos by Germantown Pulse.

Seneca Valley senior Nick Michel (3) clicks his heels in celebration after scoring a late goal in the final game of his lacrosse career at Seneca Valley. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Seneca Valley junior Hannah Raygor makes a catch during the Lady Eagles game against Magruder on Monday, April 23. Magruder won 16-4. Photo by Mark Poetker.

During the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 4-1 and 6-2 routs of Mexico over the past week, Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh netted the 10th and 11th international goals of her young career. File photo by Germantown Pulse.

Washington Spirit owner Bill Lynch presented midfielder Tori Huster with an honorary No. 100 jersey ahead of Saturday’s home opener, in recognition of her 100th career NWSL regular season appearance. Huster hit the milestone on March 24 in Washington’s season-opening road game against Seattle Reign FC. Photo courtesy Washington Spirit.

Seneca Valley sophomore Jasia Oliver (11) was named the 2018 Rookie of the Year for Division 3A/2A. She was also voted MVP for Seneca Valley Varsity Girls Basketball and was selected to be on the Montgomery County WBCA 1st Team. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Sophomore Amber Yuille and the Lady Jags will begin defense of their Maryland 4A Championship title on Wednesday, March 21 with a home game against Poolesville. If the weather cooperates. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

The Poolesville Girls Basketball Team completed the perfect season going 27-0 and won the school’s first ever Maryland 2A Girls Basketball title on Saturday in a dominating 63-23 victory over Queen Anne at SECU Arena at Towson University. Senior Erin Green (33) scored 21 points in the title game. Photo courtesy @pbhs_sports on Twitter

Northwest senior Yonas Harris is the 3A/4A Maryland State Champion in the 106-lb weight class after defeating Jagger Clapsadle of Stephen Decatur High School at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro on Monday night.

Clarksburg senior Phylicia McInnis (23) scored 33 points in Tuesday night's 61-57 playoff win over Gaithersburg. The 17-6 Lady Coyotes will travel to play 22-1 Richard Montgomery in the Sectional Final on Thursday night at 6 pm. File Photo by Germantown Pulse.

5-PEAT: The Northwest Boys Track Team have won their fifth Straight -- yes 5TH STRAIGHT -- 4A Maryland State Indoor Track Championship Title. These Jags have been champs for all four years at the Northwest. The Jags have been State Champs since 2014. Congrats to Coach Youngblood. Photo courtesy Northwest High School.

Congratulations to Coach Chris Colbert and the Seneca Valley girls 4x400 relay team, sophomores Corine Gesse, Ever Elegon, Deborah Gnoumou, and freshman Giselle Badoo for winning the 2A State championship, with a new season-best 4:07.14. Second fastest time in Seneca Valley history. Deborah Gnoumou also won the State 2A title in 55 meter hurdles. Photo courtesy Coach Colbert.