The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Dillan George, a junior on the basketball team, scoring a basket during a game pre-COVID. The conditions while playing will be relatively similar for the upcoming season. Players are not required to wear a mask during games and will be able to play much like they have in years past.

New rules pose challenges to the return of winter sports

By Paige Tasin, Assistant Arts Editor January 12, 2022

Many people wondered what school would look like upon returning to in-person learning. Athletes especially questioned what their sports seasons would look like. After having a few months to warm up to...

The recording of the 2021 MPSSAA Boys Lacrosse Playoff game against Richard Montgomery is featured on demand on the NFHS Network website along with all other WCHS fall sport games.

No ticket, no worries: NFHS changes the game

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

If students or parents missed a WCHS sporting event in years past, there would be no way to know what happened, except for word of mouth. Now, a new MCPS program means all sporting events can be live-streamed...

The boys basketball team poses together on media day in their four different sets of jersey colors. The team will rotate through the different jerseys for various home and away games. The team looks to open their season on Dec. 7 at Gaithersburg.

Boys basketball sets high expectations after long hiatus

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor January 4, 2022

Strutting the halls in their brand new gray Nike tech fleece sweatsuits, the boys basketball team knows expectations are high for the upcoming season. Due to the pandemic, the team hasn’t played an actual...

Senior, AJ Woehrle getting back on defense with his teamate. In hockey, team chemistry is the key to winning.

Athlete of the Month: AJ Woehrle

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor January 4, 2022

From crack of dawn practices to late night matchups versus Wootton at Cabin John Ice Rink, WCHS senior and captain of the Varsity Hockey team AJ Woehrle is always trying to improve his game and be prepared...

Although fans might see him in a basketball uniform now, just a few weeks ago Jamie Calhoun was catching passes for the WCHS football team.

No rest for the best: dual-sport athletes have a unique challenge

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

On the night of Nov. 12, the WCHS Varsity Football team lost their final game of the season 42-6 to Northwest in the playoffs. Due to the hard work put in throughout the season to succeed, there is no...

Phoebe Qian and her teamates pose with their state finalist trophy and medals. She played a key role in their great finished as she shot a 77 in her final round.

Athlete of the Month: Phoebe Qian

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2021

For someone trying to find WCHS senior Phoebe Qian, a good place to look for her would be at a local golf course. Qian is one of the most well-respected golfers on the WCHS golf team and played a key role...

Although the window to visit schools was shortened for this years senior class, many prospective athletes still took advantage of what they had. These visits, whether official or unofficial, are great ways for high school students to determine if a school is a good fit for them.

Recruiting process proves challenging through pandemic

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 8, 2021

For prospective college athletes at all levels, the recruitment process is a way to find schools that would best fit them academically and help them advance their careers athletically. In the process,...

The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten years! It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels!

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Extending his arm back while throwing a football, WCHS junior plays football on a local field in anticipation for his Mud Bowl game on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving football: a culture like no other

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor November 25, 2021

As the fall season rushes in and crispy brown leaves begin to drop from trees, it becomes time for the nationwide holiday of Thanksgiving. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all...

Smiling for the camera, the WCHS field hockey team proudly holds up the plaque for winning the county championship game.

Sunny success for field hockey team after the rain

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor November 25, 2021

Heavy rain pummeled the field and the game had been twice delayed, but the feeling of excitement when the whistle blew to start the inaugural Field Hockey County Championship Game was unaffected.  For...

Senior Sebby Breton runs ahead of the pack at the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep on Sept. 4 2021. Breton first joined cross-country sophomore year and has become the number one runner on the team.

Athlete of the Month: Sebby Breton

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor October 26, 2021

For two hours a day, six days a week, senior Sebastien Breton hits the pavement, one foot in front of the other. Breton is a valuable member of the WCHS cross-country team and has been running since seventh...

The student section wears all white and is excited for a big game against BBC. The Bulldogs would end up winning this game 7-0, winning their first home game of the season.

We’re back! Football team dominates with fan support

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor October 26, 2021

As the new school year begins, students at WCHS have begun to remember what makes high school great. Seeing friends everyday, going out for lunch, and real interactions with teachers are just a few reasons...

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