The Observer

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

The Varsity Girls Basketball team huddles before the start of the event.

By Max Kandel, News Editor

December 20, 2018

On Nov. 30 the boys and girls basketball teams hosted Midnight Madness. The event was intended to boost excitement/hype for the teams’ upcoming season, was free to students and other young community members and helped raise funds for both teams. The night included a three point shooting competition, a dunk co...

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...

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

WCHS 2002 alumnus David Kraus pins his opponent during a wrestling meet.

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

For most WCHS athletes, there will be a last shot, dribble, hit, stroke or pass. They will step off the field one last time in high school and move on to a new chapter in their lives. However, a select few get another four years to play, and even fewer get a shot to continue after college. Each year,...

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

Coach Tappis stands with the boys team after winning the metros competition.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams. This change should encourage the rest of WCHS athletics to add a JV team if their sport does not...

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...

Hockey hopes to win fifth consecutive championship

WCHS hockey coaches pose with the team after winning the state championship last year.

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

Not one, not two, not three, but four state championship titles, back to back to back to back years. With the season already underway, WCHS varsity ice hockey looks to add one more title. After winning a record-setting four- straight Md. state championships, the team hopes to break their own record...

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...

Students ride their way to equestrian success

Senior Courtney Stefan rides horses because she enjoys spending time with her horse and the sport has allowed her to gain confidence. She also participates in competitions.

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

November 20, 2018

When people are asked to name a sport, they usually mention football, soccer, basketball or baseball; they are not wrong. However, what people forget to mention is horseback riding. For senior Courtney Stefan and junior Maddie Kupinsky, horseback riding is something they know like the back of their...

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...

New WCHS athlete commitments make community proud

(From right to left) Seniors Jack Butler, Nick Wagman, and Nick Smyth committed to colleges they’ll be attending in the 2019-2020 school year.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018

The one thing on the mind of CHS students during the fall of their senior year is college applications: where to apply, when to apply, what you need for each school. For boys varsity football seniors Nick Wagman, Nick Smyth and Jack Butler, their application process for college is slightly differe...

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