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Girls Tennis Serves the Way to Winning Season

Girls Tennis Serves the Way to Winning Season

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Girls tennis has striven for consistency from past years and currently has a record of 8-3-1, as of Oct. 18. The season ended on Oct. 20. After the 2015-16 season, their overall record was 8-1-1, and the team’s 2014-15 record was 9-1-2. Although the team’s stable success may be the result of many...

New Handball Rule Changes Team Dynamic

By Ethan C. Miller, Online Sports Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

A new rule requiring two girls to be on the court at all times during team handball games has been implemented for the fall 2016 season. Team handball is a co-ed game played with one goalie and six court players, whose objective is to outscore their opponents by throwing a ball into a goal. Handball...

Sisters Medal at World Wushu Junior Championships

Sisters Medal at World Wushu Junior Championships

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 to Oct. 4, freshman Mia Tian and junior Lucy Lee, who are sisters, went to Burgas, Bulgaria with The United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation (USAWKF). Along with a team of other talented teens, Tian and Lee missed a week of school to compete in the Sixth World Junior Wushu Championships...

Soccer, Golf Coaches Bring Family Tie to CHS

Soccer, Golf Coaches Bring Family Tie to CHS

By Arielle Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Like father, like son. Boys varsity soccer head coach Arnold Tarzy is the father of co-ed golf coach Robert Tarzy, making them the only relatives to both coach at CHS. Arnold is in his eighth season with boys soccer, after coaching golf for five years prior. Robert is following in his father’s footsteps...

Athlete of the Month – September 2016

Athlete of the Month – September 2016

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Lena Capoccia’s natural talent and strong mentality set her apart from the other players on the golf course, but it’s her hard work that will help her keep the distance. Capoccia started playing golf at age four at her home course, TPC Potomac at Avenel farm. Along with her success on...

Field Hockey Opens With Strong Start

Field Hockey Opens With Strong Start

By Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

CHS field hockey has been practicing hard and is geared up for the season. According to County Sports Zone, last year the team finished 8-4-1, placing second in their division. The team hopes to build on the success from last year, as a lot of players are returning. “A significant portion...

Girls Soccer Looks to Continue Strong Play

Girls Soccer Looks to Continue Strong Play

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Coming off a nearly perfect 2015 season, the girls varsity soccer team plans to use different approaches this year in order to win the state title. By appointing senior captains Frannie Phillips and Danielle Katz as well as junior Molly Olcott early in the season, the team has more time to develop...

Girls Volleyball Sets Up for Competitive Season

Girls Volleyball Sets Up for Competitive Season

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

The girls varsity volleyball team has a difficult task ahead of them as they try to beat last year’s impressive overall 20-2 record, but the team is up for the challenge. This season, senior captains Emma Jin, Molly Stark and Nina Gautam along with head coach Cindy Hillard will attempt to build...

Boys Soccer Poised for Improved Season

Boys Soccer Poised for Improved Season

By Will Hyland, Production Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Bolstered by an improved defense and a majority of players returning, the CHS boys varsity soccer team hopes to build on last season’s progress. The Bulldogs finished last season with a 5-9 overall record and an early playoff exit but, with thirteen seniors returning, the team will be much...

Football Brings in New Approaches On and Off the Field

Football Brings in New Approaches On and Off the Field

By Julia Lescht, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

The CHS varsity football team is coming into this season with new strategies for improvement, following a disappointing 2015 season. The team has undergone several changes both physically and mentally in order to boost their skill level and thus enhance their game. “This year we have really stepped...

Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

Coco Kuchins Commits to United States Air Force Academy

By Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editior

September 26, 2016


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Senior Coco Kuchins verbally committed to play Division 1 basketball for the United States Air Force Academy August 20. According to a Jan 21. Washington Post article, Kuchins was also scouted by other Division 1 schools such as University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola University Maryland...

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor

June 5, 2016


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Golf coach and LAD Resource teacher Aaron Vactor was named the All-Met Coach of the Year, an award recognizing him as the best coach in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area. This is Vactor’s fourth year coaching golf, and his first year as the head coach at CHS. Last year, he was an assistant co...

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