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Wrestling struggles after losing key athletes

Wrestling struggles after losing key athletes

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

After the loss of eight starters, CHS wrestling struggled to meet the high expectations it set for itself at the beginning of the season. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a record of 4-10. This season’s underachieving was mostly due to the loss of freshman Mitch Block, sophomore Alec McGee...

Boys basketball keeps its eyes on states

Boys basketball keeps its eyes on states

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

February 28, 2013

The boys basketball team is pushing towards the playoffs with only two losses in the last 13 games. The team has been playing hard so far this season, earning its 17-5 record. "We have clinched our division, so we’ve already reached one of our goals," senior Bryant Wheatley said. The Bulldogs have ...

Hockey rolls through competition undefeated

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

December 21, 2012

The hockey team has asserted itself early this season, reaching a 3-0 league record with convincing wins. After dominant wins, the team is confident in its ability to go deep in this season. "Our team can definitely win states," junior Connor Liu said. "We have the talent, the depth, and the drive to ...

Wrestling finds success in all weight classes

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

December 20, 2012

Wrestling began the season with a 43-35 victory against Blair Dec. 5. Wins came from wrestlers in every weight group. "Everyone preformed really well," Groce said. "The weight groups from 145 pounds and up did not give up one loss." In their match against Wootton Dec. 12, the Bulldogs wrestled h...

Wrestling

Wrestling

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

December 3, 2012

The CHS wrestling team hopes to start off its 2012-2013 season in a big way. CHS lost several seniors to graduation, but the team does not think its winning ability will be hindered by their absence. Several upperclassmen have stepped up and hope to make an impact on the team’s record in place of th...

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

November 8, 2012

The girls volleyball team is having a solid season, earning a 7-5 record thus far. The team lost 3-1 to B-CC Oct. 17. "This was a hard loss," coach Cindy Hillard said. "In the game we won, we dominated so it was hard to lose in four." According to Hillard, if the team had more first ball kills, it...

Crew dominates over opposing public schools

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

The crew teams started their season with two solid performances at the Head of Anacostia Sept. 29 and the Head of Potomac Sept. 30. "I’m excited that we were able to start off the season well," junior Dominic Singer said. "We did not start off last year’s season well, nor did we do well last season...

Undefeated volleyball faces rivals in coming weeks

Undefeated volleyball faces rivals in coming weeks

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

October 3, 2012

The volleyball soars over the net from the Clarksburg side of the court. Senior Carina Graham leaps up, hits the ball and aces it. Point Churchill. The team won its third game of the season 3-0 over Clarksburg Sept. 13. "In the Clarksburg game it was all about defense," coach Cindy Hillard said. Five ...

Crew hopes for succes after off-season training

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

The crew team looks to continue success despite losing many rowers to graduation. The first regatta is the Head of Anacostia race, which will take place Sept. 29 on the Anacostia River. "We practice on the water three times a week for two to three hours, and we have land practice once a week," ju...

Pickup Coalition offers friendly competition for ballers

By Joel Denicoff, Staff Writer

May 2, 2012

Senior Avery Berryman started a Facebook group Dec. 21 called The Pickup Basketball Coalition, which has become a popular sporting activity among CHS seniors.  The group meets almost every weeknight at the Buck Branch Park basketball courts, commonly referred to as “the spot.” Pickup games are...

Baseball shows promise in first scrimmage win

Baseball shows promise in first scrimmage win

By By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

March 27, 2012

 The CHS baseball team looked strong, winning its first scrimmage 5-2 against Seneca Valley March 10.  The team has high hopes going into the 2012 season, as it is returning all but three players. Led by senior Kelby Spring, who was the starting pitcher, the team did a solid job pitching, allowing...

Local tutoring service expands to elementary school

By By Joel Denicoff, Staff Writer

November 23, 2010

Although it started as a small Montgomery County company, Peer2Peer tutoring has expanded to Howard County, Fairfax County, Westchester, New York and, for the first time, to an elementary school. Peer2Peer is now providing free tutoring for students from Strathmore Elementary School. Strathmore is...

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