The Observer

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed when I heard it was cancelled,” cross country and track co-captain Jessica Bowen said.  “I wanted t...

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

March 3, 2020

In 2019, the WCHS baseball team had a record setting season going far deeper into the postseason than in recent years. Following the graduation of multiple talented seniors, the team has gained some fresh faces and a boatload of young talent. “Last year was a massive success within the WCHS baseball prog...

Wank runs into success on the track field

Sam Wank [far left] poses with fellow trackmates before the TC Williams Invitational on May 4th, 2019. Wank runs six days a week, swims for Churchill, and is an important member of Churchill’s varsity track and cross country teams.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The grind never stops for many at WCHS. Sophomore Sam Wank is a member of the varsity track and cross...

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

Bridget Kelly runs ahead of the pack during one of her meets. She averaged a 6:05 in her 1600 meter events during the 2019 Outdoor Track season.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

June 4, 2019

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running since the eighth grade, when she joined the cross country team at Herbert Hoover Middle School. “I...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been on the WCHS boys varsity volleyball team. This number three seed team finished 10-1 in the regular...

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

Senior lacrosse captain, Jack Butler, supports his teammates both on and off of the field as a friend and leader.

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 7, 2019

Number 14, Jack Butler, receives a pass from across the field. Butler cradles the ball as he takes a shot and scores! WCHS receives a point, and the student section is all on their feet chanting and cheering with excitement. Senior and lacrosse captain Jack Butler has played varsity lacrosse since...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

The boys volleyball team at county finals on May 15, 2018 against Walter Johnson. WCHS lost 3-1 last year but hope to defeat them in the championship this year.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton, Paint Branch, Clarksburg, Sherwood and Springbrook high schools. The Bulldogs’ only loss came...

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

Allie softball played a close game against Damascus High School March 27. Though they didn't secure a win, the team came together and had fun while doing so.

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

When you think of a typical WCHS spring sport, lacrosse, tennis or baseball may come to mind. However, with a co-ed team that unites to value teamwork and team spirit over individual statistics and results, one spring sport is unlike the rest: allied softball. Allied softball is playing its fourth...

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

Senior Ian Rosenthal guards another player.

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The WCHS boys lacrosse team is excited and ready for the 2019 season. They were one of MCPS’ best teams last year, making it all the way to the state finals for the second year in a row. They unfortunately lost in overtime. Regardless, they finished as the second best boys lacrosse team in MD....

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

Photo courtesy of Ben Nardi.

By Will Hyland and Max Kandel

March 13, 2018

CHS baseball struggled last year, finishing with a 10-10 record and a first round exit in the playoffs. However, with a new head coach and nearly all key contributors returning from last year’s team, there is hope for a successful year.   CHS has added new coach Pat Skellchock and will return with eigh...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

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