The Observer

Girls soccer wins division for first time in over a decade

By By: Matt Brothers- staff writer

October 29, 2009

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Led by senior captain and Athlete of the Month Pam Vranis, the girls soccer team looks to remain undefeated heading into the playoffs. The Bulldogs have already clinched the Maryland 4A West division thanks to a powerful offense, which most recently propelled them to a 2-0 victory over Wootton Oct. 21. “The...

Golf Places Second at championship

By By David Wilson and Brett Mead- Sports Editors

October 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

The golf team traveled to Potomac Ridge Golf Course in Waldorf, MD Oct. 19 and 21 looking to defend last year’s state championship. Going into this season, the Bulldogs had won six of the last seven state championships, including five straight from 2002 to 2006. Unfortunately, this year’s team fell...

Athlete of the Month: Pam Vranis

By By David Wilson- Sports editor & Tyler Siegel- Staff Writer

October 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

An ACL tear can kill a career and shatter dreams. However, an ACL injury can also be inspiration to improve an athlete’s game to the next level. That is the approach senior captain Pam Vranis is taking. Vranis was named second team All-Met during her sophomore season and is in the middle of her...

Football continues stellar season

By By: David Wilson Sports Editor

October 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Even new coach Joe Allen understood the significance of Oct. 16’s 31-21 victory over archrival Wootton. After the game he ran towards the student section and gave the crowd a Josh McDaniels style fist pump and held up seven fingers to represent the 7-0 start. The Bulldogs struggled to stop the run...

CHS hires baseball coach

By Nima Ghafari

October 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

The baseball team can relax now that the school has named its new coach. Out of the five top candidates who applied for the job, Scott Blackwood was chosen to lead the Bulldogs into their spring season. “[Blackwood] came highly recommended and is an outstanding baseball player according to people...

Girls Tennis cruises through first five games

By By: Jenna Gilgore Staff Writer & Jillian Postal: Online Sports Editor

October 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

The girls tennis team expects to continue its invincible play and improve on last year’s 11-1 record, after starting off the season with five wins and no losses. The girls won their first five games all by a score of 7-0, and in the first four matches, the team did not lose a single set. “We have...

Cross Country will depend on both new and proven talent

By By: Donald Kim

October 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

The cross country team’s season got off to a bittersweet start as the boys team started the season 1-0 while the girls remain 0-1. The boys cross country team hopes to match last season’s success with the help of new talented runners, while the girls team relies on the team’s experience to lead...

Sports captains let CHS in on the game plan

By Amna Farooqi

October 7, 2009

Filed under Sports

It does not feel like school has started until you see all the athletes walking around in their jerseys, the cheerleaders in their skirts and the devoted fans donning blue and green outfits for the Friday game. With the fall season coming up, here’s a look at the captains.   Pam Vranis Girls Soccer The Pl...

Communication, Passing Keys to field hockey’s team sucess

By By: Matt Brothers: Staff Writer

October 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

The field hockey team started off the season with an impressive 5-2 victory over Clarksburg Sept. 5. The win was credited to strong leadership and experience from all five captains and coach Monica Malanoski.    CHS hosted Gaithersburg Sept. 22 and defeated the Trojans 6-0. Senior captain Jojo Goldman,...

When it comes to home runs, Leave it to the pros

By By David Wilson: Sports Editor

October 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

 Days before the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, I saw a very disturbing thing. A poll on the ESPN show Sportsnation asked viewers whether they thought they could hit a home run in a home run derby with a metal bat. The majority thought they could. Honestly, at the time, I may have been one of...

Female Football Fanatics Get No Respect

By Jillian Postal: online Sports editor

October 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

When I asked myself why I love football, I realized it was one of the hardest questions I had ever pondered. The idea of 80,000 plus fans going to the same place for the same reason, the unbreakable bond with the other fans and the natural feeling of belonging are just some of the reasons why I love...

Girls Volleyball Shows Promise

By Joe Haynes: Sports Production Editor and Sebastion Romero: Staff Writer

October 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The girls volleyball team bounced back by winning three games in a row after falling to Blake, 3-1, Sept. 8 in the season opener. Unfortunately, the streak ended at 3 after a 3-0 loss to rival Wootton Sept. 22. CHS followed the season opening loss with a win against Einstein 3-1, Sep. 11. The Bulldogs...

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