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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,...

CHS athletes make Washington Post All-Met List

Photo by Will Hyland

By Will Hyland, Senior Writer

May 11, 2018

CHS is known for its stellar academics, but its student athletes are incredibly skilled as well. Six CHS student athletes as well as one coach were named to the Washington Post’s Winter All-Met team, which is comprised of the top athletes and coaches in the DMV. The All Met teams feature a first a...

Classy athletes deserve more media attention

Little League World Series player Mo'ne Davis exhibited class in dealing with defamation by college baseball player Joey Casselberry

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

April 28, 2015

Sportsmanship, integrity, class. These words are tossed around the world of sports more than almost any other, but what does it truly take to be considered a class-act athlete? Joey Casselberry, a Bloomburg University baseball player, recently made a rather unsavory comment on Twitter about the female...

Young athletes need realistic expectations

By Matt Reback, Staff Editor

April 5, 2013

Wunderkinds fascinate us. People who show extraordinary ability at  a young age challenge our perception of what is possible and inspire us to do better ourselves. They must also be handled with care, particularly in the realm of youth sports. As an audience, we are excited by the opportunity to predict the nex...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Erica Spaeth, Photo Editor

February 27, 2013

Congratulations to seniors Dominique Williams (bottom left) and Darrion Locke (bottom right) for committing to play football next year at Alderson-Broaddus College of West Virginia. Williams has played football since he was in fourth grade, and he plays wide receiver and free safety. Locke has played ...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Jenna Cantor and Tiffany Trankiem

May 2, 2012

Congratulations to senior Spencer Ralph for committing to play lacrosse at Colorado College, a Division III school of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ralph has been playing lacrosse for the past six years. He plays midfield and specializes in face-offs. Good luck to Ralph on becoming a T...

Hollander’s Hot Sauce

By Ben Hollander, Columnist

March 21, 2011

Snapback hats, name-brand pastel collared shirts and Sperry’s as far as the eye can see: lacrosse season is once again upon us during this special time of the year, bro. Lacrosse’s popularity has boomed in the past decade. U.S. Lacrosse reports that lacrosse has grown 138 percent in the past 10...

Rituals not just for athletes

By By Amanda Vinner Features Editor

October 29, 2010

Senior Emily Shapiro waits expectantly in the girls’ locker room before a soccer game. She receives a single piece of paper, and now she is ready to play. Whether it is wearing a special bracelet, having team dinners, dressing up or listening to a specific mix of songs before a game, many sports teams...

CHS Athletes Commit

By By Suzy Rudorfer Staff Writer

May 5, 2010

Congratulations to junior Alexis Shay for verbally committing to play soccer for High Point University of the Big South Conference. Shay has been on varsity for three years as a midfield and forward. Good luck to Shay on becoming a Panther. The Observer would like to honor athletes who will be taking...

CHS athletes commit

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009

Congratulations to Pam Vranis for accepting an offer to play soccer at Johns Hopkins University of the Centennial Conference. Pam has been on varsity for four years playing forword and midfield. Good luck to Pam on becoming a Blue Jay. Congratulations to Harris Fanarroff for accepting an offer...

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