The Observer

Field hockey secures regional championship

Field hockey secures regional championship

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Top Stories

The WCHS field hockey team is off to a strong start, winning their first 11 games and advancing to the state semifinals for another four games. Despite losing six seniors this year, the team has come together and is looking to improve on last year’s playoff run. “Our biggest strength is our...

Field hockey regional final: Churchill 4, B-CC 0

Field hockey regional final: Churchill 4, B-CC 0

By Jake Herman, News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The CHS field hockey team advanced to the state semifinals with a convincing 4-0 win over B-CC on Nov. 1.   This is the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs ousted the B-CC Barons in the field hockey regional final.   CHS controlled the game from start to finish, as early goals from juniors Lizzie Hs...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

In the spring of eighth grade, junior Juliet Twomey picked up a field hockey stick for the first time. Three and a half years later, Twomey is CHS’s starting varsity goalie and a key player in the Bulldogs’ run to the state championship. “I knew I wanted to do a fall sport at CHS because...

Field Hockey Finishes Season as State Finalists

Field Hockey Finishes Season as State Finalists

By Ethan S. Miller and Max Kandel

December 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

CHS varsity field hockey concluded a record setting season, becoming the first team since 1985 to reach states. The team’s record improved from 9-5 in 2014 and 8-4-1 in 2015 to perfect in the 2016 regular season. While there are multiple factors contributing to the team’s success, the Bulldogs...

Girls Field Hockey raises money for Make-A-Wish

Girls Field Hockey raises money for Make-A-Wish

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Top Stories

The varsity girls field hockey team fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during its game Oct. 6 and raised over $8,000. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to grant the wishes of children with deadly medical conditions. These wishes can range from receiving horseback...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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...

Limitations on Off-season Coaching Unreasonable

Limitations on Off-season Coaching Unreasonable

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

“Championships are won in the offseason” is the classic sports mantra MCPS has decided to completely ignore, and even go so far as to work against. According to the MCPS website, it is against county policy for teams to compete, practice or even meet with their coaches beyond the designated season,...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

The field hockey team lost to Wootton 5-1 in the second round of the playoffs Oct. 28. "Woottonwas a really talented team,"junior midfielder Dani Weinberg said. "We left everything on the field and played as hard as we could." Star player senior right forward Clare Nolan scored four goals over the...

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

September 25, 2013


Filed under Sports

Whether it is from a blow to the head or a violent shake of the body, a concussion alters the way the brain functions. Concussions are one of the leading sports injuries, and can happen from any high school sport, especially the contact ones such as soccer, football and lacrosse. As of this year, MCPS ...

CHS athlete commits

CHS athlete commits

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

January 3, 2013


Filed under Observations

Congratulations to senior Alyssa Weiss for committing to play field hockey at Yale University next year. Weiss has been playing field hockey since she was in fourth grade, and she plays midfield. Congratulations to Weiss on becoming a Bulldog.

Field hockey seeks consistency going into playoffs

Field hockey seeks consistency going into playoffs

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

November 8, 2012


Filed under Sports

The varsity field hockey team looks forward to the playoffs after a season with dominating wins and some close loses. After an emotional start to the seniors’ last home game, the team managed to pull a 5-0 win against Paint Branch Oct. 17, putting them ahead of B-CC in the division rankings. "We...

Field hockey opens strong despite loss to rival

Field hockey opens strong despite loss to rival

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

October 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

After nearly an hour of complete endurance and a score of 6-0, the field hockey team reached its seventh goal as the ball slowly rolled into Wheaton’s net in the last couple of tight minutes, sealing a win for the team Aug 31. Junior Clare Nolan and senior captain Mary Lee Lawrence each scored one go...

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