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Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

By Will Hyland and Max Kandel

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

CHS baseball struggled last year, finishing with a 10-10 record and a first round exit in the playoffs. However, with a new head coach and nearly all key contributors returning from last year’s team, there is hope for a successful year.   CHS has added new coach Pat Skellchock and will return with eigh...

CHS teachers go the distance with marathons

CHS teachers go the distance with marathons

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. CHS teachers have followed this saying to the finish line of a range of races, from 5Ks to marathons.   To fit training into her schedule, Brown tries to run as soon as she gets home from school, four days a week. Her training on the weekend varies...

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

By Allison Jacobs, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Churchill wrestling has maintained an outstanding record this season, with 17 wins and only two losses: to Damascus HS in a tri-meet and Urbana HS in State finals. However, that is not the most impressive part of their season.   Wrestling made history this year by being the first CHS wrestlin...

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Winter

His opponent is in his grasp. He goes for the pin. Five seconds pass and a victor is declared. That victor is senior wrestling captain Andrew Welch.   Varsity wrestling has once again put up an impressive season, boasting a 4A West Regional Championship win and finished the State finals in s...

Senior represents USA in World Trampoline Championships

Senior represents USA in World Trampoline Championships

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Most kids fondly remember playing on trampolines when they were little, but senior Andrew Winer bounced to the next level.   Winer has been competing in trampoline since he was nine years old, and he represented the USA at the 2017 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships located in Sof...

Sophomore races towards professional career

Sophomore races towards professional career

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Kaylen Frederick isn’t old enough to drive a car, but he can drive 160 miles per hour in a race car - and win.   Nick-named K-Rex by his father, Frederick started kart racing at age seven with his sister Kyra. He has been working towards a professional race car career since age 1...

CHS student athletes make Washington Post all-met list

CHS student athletes make Washington Post all-met list

By Will Hyland, Sports Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

CHS is known for its stellar academics, but student athletes are incredibly skilled as well. Six CHS student athletes were named to the The Washington Post’s Fall All Met team, which is comprised of the top athletes in the DMV. The All Met teams feature a first and second team, as well as honorable ment...

Athlete of the Month: January 2018

Athlete of the Month: January 2018

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Winter

Seven years ago junior Robert Rizzo stepped on the diving board at Country Glen pool for the first time. Today he is a key contributor to the CHS swim and dive team and one of the best divers in the county.   This season, Rizzo has helped the CHS Swim and Dive team pick up wins against Walte...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

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...

With new setup, CHS boy’s basketball shoots for success

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Dribbling, shooting and scoring: this combination of skills makes up only a mere half of a basketball player's mentality when playing basketball. With yet another year of rigorous competition, the CHS basketball team is preparing to utilize these simple skills, along with their knowledge of teamwork and...

Athlete of the Month: December 2017

Athlete of the Month: December 2017

By Will Hyland, Sports Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports

Nine years ago, senior Nadia Hedayat hit the court for the very first time. Today, she is the captain of CHS volleyball and a key contributor to the team’s run to the regional final this season.   Hedayat has improved each year, culminating this season when she helped lead the team in ki...

Senior tennis player commits to D1 school

Senior tennis player commits to D1 school

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Senior William Karpinski committed to James Madison University Oct. 31 to play Division 1 tennis. Karpinski started playing tennis at four years old and has been on the CHS Varsity Tennis team since his freshman year. “I really enjoy playing the sport and the structure it provides,” Karpinski...

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