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CHS Indoor Track Runners Qualify for State Championship

CHS Indoor Track Runners Qualify for State Championship

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

On Feb. 9, the CHS indoor track team competed in regionals for a chance to qualify for state championships, which will take place Feb. 21. An astonishing 11 CHS indoor track athletes made it to the state championship for their respective events, including both the boys and girls 4x800m relays. ...

CHS Athletics Receives Fall Sportsmanship Awards

CHS Athletics Receives Fall Sportsmanship Awards

By Will Hyland, Production Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Fall CHS sports teams found success on the field, while also playing fairly this past season. A record nine CHS teams: girls soccer, boys soccer, football, field hockey, girls volleyball, team handball, cross country, girls tennis and golf, were awarded Fall Sportsmanship awards for their fair pl...

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

By Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor, News Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed during halftime of the game. “Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people so...

CHS Poms Perform at Halftime Show

By Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson

January 11, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

CHS poms had the opportunity to perform a poms routine during the the Wizards Halftime Show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of the schools among several in the DMV area who performed during the halftime game. “Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people ...

New Approaches Lead Girls Basketball to Strong Start

New Approaches Lead Girls Basketball to Strong Start

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

After coming off an 18-6 record and falling to BCC during the second round of the playoffs last year, CHS girls basketball plans to incorporate new strategies that offer a different approach in an attempt to claim the state title this year. The bulldogs could potentially be at a disadvantage due t...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Ethan C. Miller, Online Sports Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Waking up for a 5:30 am practice may seem extreme to most, but for swimmer and junior Sanjay Wijesekera, it’s merely his weekly preparation. After the boys swim team’s undefeated regular season and second place finish at the state championships last year, Wijesekera is poised to help the team ...

Poms Fine Tune Moves for Winter Season

Poms Fine Tune Moves for Winter Season

By Eliza Asbury, Business Manager

January 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although fall sports have come to an end, CHS poms is just getting ready for their winter season, with their first competition Jan. 7. Before the competition, Poms performed at a Washington Wizards game on Jan 6. Pre-competition practices for the team are no easy task. They spend time creating the...

Athletes Named All-Mets

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

CHS had nine athletes named to The Washington Post AllMet fall sports teams for their outstanding athletic abilities. Each sport has a first and second team, along with honorable mentions. Julia Reicin placed second in the 4A regional championship with a 19:04.92 in the 5000m. According to MocoRunning.com,...

From JV Manager to Varsity Player: A Journey

From JV Manager to Varsity Player: A Journey

By Sophie Liss and Jenna Greenzaid

January 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Junior Aidan Liquorie went from being JV basketball manager two years ago, to a JV player last year, and to varsity player this season, an almost unheard of feat. Being a manager was not his original goal but, by going through the process, Liquorie learned the ins and outs of the basketball team at...

Returning Players Key to Boys Basketball Improvements

Returning Players Key to Boys Basketball Improvements

By Will Hyland, Production Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the majority of players returning to varsity and the addition of a few sharpshooters, the CHS boys varsity basketball team is poised for a massive improvement upon last season. CHS finished with a 12-11 (8-4 in Maryland 4A South Division) record last season but with all but three players returning...

Equal Processes Needed for All Sports Tryouts

Equal Processes Needed for All Sports Tryouts

By Julia Lescht, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

High school sports have been glorified in American culture for decades. It seems almost essential that a student plays on a high school team to live true to the American experience. In reality, not making the team is most definitely not the end of the world. Some are just more athletically inclined...

Football Head Coach Steps Down

Football Head Coach Steps Down

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a year of hard work and commitment to the team, CHS football Head Coach Albert Song has decided to resign from his position. Song officially announced on Jan 3 that he will not be partaking in the head leadership role for the upcoming 2016-2017, due to personal family matters. “Coach S...

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