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...

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...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

Girls cross county runs toward successful end to the season

WCHS girls XC runners Lauren Kuo, Jessica Bowen, Lauren Anderson, Laura Sneller and Bridget Kelly pose with Ms. Heckert after a race.

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2018

WCHS girls cross country is not only running the show; they’re also running their division, going undefeated this season. The team used a renewed focus and dedication to conquer the five-team division after not winning a division in three years. “We stayed focused during workouts and pushed...

Athlete of the Month- Mitchell Welter

Welter sprints towards the finish line during an indoor track race.

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

May 4, 2016

For some, running is a chore. It’s just something you do to get into shape. For Mitchell Welter, it’s the opposite. From cross country in the fall to track in the winter and spring, Welter runs year round. Welter ran cross country and indoor track this year, and now is running outdoor track. ...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015

Last year’s CHS senior class excelled in almost every sport, and the Observer would like to highlight several CHS athletes that have continued their excellence at the collegiate level.   Lucy Srour (XC): Srour graduated last year and was a top runner for the cross-country team. She is...

Boys Cross Country Preview

Boys Cross Country Preview

By Ben Dross, Production Manager

September 29, 2015

CHS opened the year by beating the number one ranked B-CC team in a preseason scrimmage, and B-CC is the first of many tests  for the Bulldogs. The team will face off against top five teams, Whitman and WJ Oct. 13. "We will be challenged in every dual meet," head coach Paul Jacobson said.

Average season won’t dampen XC’s optimism

By Julia McDermott, Archive Manager

November 7, 2012

After a rough start to the season with injuries, rain and inexperience plaguing the cross country team, the result has not been ideal. The boys team is 0-3,and the girls team has a record of 1-2. Despite the setback, the team is hoping to perform well at states. For the first time in five years, the girls t...

Cross country falls short with 3rd place states finish

By By Joe Nolan, Staff Writer

November 23, 2011

  Led by 2011 MCPS Coach of the Year Paul Jacobson, the cross country team could not have asked for a better way to enter the Maryland state finals. With a senior-heavy boys team and a young and promising girls team, XC flexed its muscles at the 4A West Regional Championships Nov. 3, successfully qualify...

Cross country won’t be counted out due to injury

By By Kyle Edwards- Production editor

October 1, 2010

Despite injuries and illnesses to the boys team, and a young and inexperienced girls team, the cross country teams are optimistic for the upcoming season. The boys team placed third in the Sept. 7 Charles W. Woodward Relays even though junior Will Conway struggled due to an injury and senior captai...

Cross Country will depend on both new and proven talent

By By: Donald Kim

October 9, 2009

The cross country team’s season got off to a bittersweet start as the boys team started the season 1-0 while the girls remain 0-1. The boys cross country team hopes to match last season’s success with the help of new talented runners, while the girls team relies on the team’s experience to lead...

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