The Observer

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime during football games, while their winter season consists of competing against other poms teams...

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

November 21, 2018

Senior Jane Olcott led the varsity girls soccer team to a 10-4 record and to a MPSSAA sectional final by remaining focused and ready to tackle any challenges during the season. Olcott is the girls varsity soccer team captain and has already committed to Villanova University. Olcott started playing...

Field hockey secures regional championship

Senior Ellie Shein runs down the field with the ball during the game against Wootton High School. WCHS won the game in overtime.

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018

The WCHS field hockey team is off to a strong start, winning their first 11 games and advancing to the state semifinals for another four games. Despite losing six seniors this year, the team has come together and is looking to improve on last year’s playoff run. “Our biggest strength is our...

Girls cross county runs toward successful end to the season

WCHS girls XC runners Lauren Kuo, Jessica Bowen, Lauren Anderson, Laura Sneller and Bridget Kelly pose with Ms. Heckert after a race.

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2018

WCHS girls cross country is not only running the show; they’re also running their division, going undefeated this season. The team used a renewed focus and dedication to conquer the five-team division after not winning a division in three years. “We stayed focused during workouts and pushed...

Volleyball team comes together for playoff run

Junior Ashley Chen receives the ball and sets up a teammate for a spike.

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The WCHS girls varsity volleyball team has played its way through the 2018-2019 regular season with a 5-6 record. Their record may not look pretty, but this WCHS team is as tough as they come and continues to play its hardest. “We are playing bigger and digging deeper than we ever have,” coach...

Bulldogs look to score a spot in Md. playoffs

Senior Kadron Washington and the rest of the bulldog football team have started out the season at a high level, surprising most of Montgomery County. The team looks to continue improving through the rest of the season and will try to secure a spot in the MPSSAA playoffs.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Varsity boys football has started this year off with a 5-1 record and has brought with its success a transformed sense of school spirit among CHS students. Former National Football League (NFL) players and current CHS head coach and offensive coordinator Willie Williams and Chris Samuels, respectively,...

Boys soccer shoots for playoff comeback this season

Senior Shawn Diboti-Lobe goes against players from Walter Johnson during boys soccer’s Sept. 29 game. CHS won 2-0 against  WJ.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018

Varsity boys soccer is in the middle of a competitive 2018 season, with eight wins, one tie and two losses. This is not the first year that the boys are making for a tough opponent on the field. Last season, they finished a strong regular season before losing in the sectional semi-final of the Maryland...

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

Niamh Haynos dribbles the ball down the field.

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty. Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many team activities have been cancelled, including a rivalry game against Wootton, which has been re...

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

June 8, 2018

Participating in school sports, although sometimes just an extracurricular, is a huge commitment, and one that can even begin over the summer. At CHS,  a total of 10 out of the 23 sports are fall sports. Almost all of the fall sports always begin their season in the summer with team training and ...

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

Photo courtesy of Max Mantz.

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2018

High school football is a staple of American culture. It is a classic way for teenagers to hang out together while cheering loud and proud for their football team and their school. This cultural mammoth has lived on to this day, but has recently experienced a drop-off in participation. Now, however,...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

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