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Athlete of the Month

By Brett Mead: Sports Editor

September 29, 2009

Senior Bryan Crutchfield runs the forty yard dash in a blazing 4.94 seconds, he is a member of the prestigious 700 pound club, and at 6’2’’, checks in at a whopping 145 pounds. He has never made a tackle, thrown a pass, rushed for a gain or scored a touchdown, yet CHS football would be in a lot...

Football team rolls past Richard Montgomery

By David Wilson

September 25, 2009

After narrowly escaping with a victory against Walter Johnson last week, the football team had no trouble with another of the county's cellar-dwellers Richard Montgomery; the Bulldogs cruised to a 42-7 victory Sept. 25. CHS came out firing, a 53-yard pass from senior Alex Kantor to senior Matt Risk...

Football team squeaks past WJ to remain undefeated

By David Wilson

September 22, 2009

The football team avoided what would have been a shocking defeat at the hands of Walter Johnson Sept. 17 when they escaped with a 38-33 victory. The Bulldogs were heavily favored coming into the game and expected to come away with a victory without any problems. It was not quite so easy. After...

Softball comes out short in second playoff round

By Matt Cole: Staff Writer

June 3, 2009

The softball team completed its season May 11 with a disappointing 12-0 loss to top-seeded Sherwood in the second round of the playoffs. CHS' loss came after a surprising 6-3 win over Springbrook, in extra innings May 8 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The win would not have been possible...

Baseball celebrates anniversary

By By:Tyler Siegel Staff Writer David Wilson Sports Editor

June 3, 2009

Most seniors expect to be done with school by the time graduation rolls around, but in 1979 four seniors were sticking around for a moment they would never forget-leading the baseball team to the state championship. June 7 marks the 30th anniversary of the first and only state championship by the...

Boys lacrosse team upset by archrival

By By:Nima Ghafari

June 3, 2009

The boys lacrosse team ended its season May 9 with a disappointing loss to rival Whitman 11-7. The month started off well with a 6-5 win against Gaithersburg May 1, however, the scheduled season finale against Quince Orchard was cancelled due to rain, making the Bulldogs' final regular season record...

Baseball team’s rocky season comes to a close

By By: David Wilson: Sports Writer

June 1, 2009

After a wild first round of the playoffs, the baseball team fell to Blake May 12 by a score of 7-1. The second round also had its share of oddities-the game was postponed in the middle of the fourth inning May 11 and bumped back a day with CHS already trailing 7-0. The baseball team found itself in...

Track and Field to send 18 athletes to 4A state meet

By By: Joe Haynes: Sports Production Editor

June 1, 2009

The CHS track team made an impressive showing at the regional meet May 13-14 with the boys and girls finishing third and first respectively. Thanks to thier performances in the regional championships, the girls sent seniors Jenna Hawk, Amirah Polite and Annie Wolf, juniors Maryam Fikri, Alex Giedd,...

Co-ed volleyball suffers early postseason exit

By Matthew Brothers:Staff Writer

May 29, 2009

The co-ed volleyball team’s playoff run was cut short by a 3-0 loss to undefeated Sherwood May 8 in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs ended the regular season with an 8-3 record and had plenty of momentum going into the playoffs thanks to good performances by everyone on the team down the stretch.  “The...

Volleyball falls short of playoff hopes

By Donald Kim: staff writer

May 29, 2009

The young, inexperienced boys volleyball team endured a tough season, tallying a 2-11 record and failing to make the playoffs. With only two upperclassmen, senior captain Stephen Eng and junior Geoffrey Wang, to provide leadership, the team suffered from lack of leadership on and off the court. After...

Boys tennis takes home county title

By Jillan Postal:Online Sports Editor

Jenna Cantor: Public Relations

May 28, 2009

The boys tennis team went in to the county tournament with a large order to fill. They had to go through Whitman, who beat them during the regular season, and Wootton who took the Bulldogs down to the wire earlier this year. Senior captain Felix Sun defeated Whitman’s number one singles player in...

Athlete of the Month: Alex Goodman

By Camille Bachrach: Online Opinions Editor

Paige Gross: Online Features Editor

May 28, 2009

When senior Alex Goodman steps into the batter’s box, it’s only him, his bat and the pitcher. No worries about tests, colleges or coaching drama. Just a nice, easy swing of the bat. For 13 years Goodman has been playing baseball and loving every second of it, especially this season, during which he...

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