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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...

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2018

High school football is a staple of American culture. It is a classic way for teenagers to hang out together while cheering loud and proud for their football team and their school. This cultural mammoth has lived on to this day, but has recently experienced a drop-off in participation. Now, however,...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

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...

Football Head Coach Steps Down

Football Head Coach Steps Down

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

After a year of hard work and commitment to the team, CHS football Head Coach Albert Song has decided to resign from his position. Song officially announced on Jan 3 that he will not be partaking in the head leadership role for the upcoming 2016-2017, due to personal family matters. “Coach S...

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016

  Senior Andrew Zuckerman has committed to play college football at Tulane in the upcoming fall season. Zuckerman enjoyed a fantastic career playing for Churchill. He ran for 1,867 yards this season and set the school record for career rushing yards with a total of 2,952. He was the main offensive...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

NFL Star Returns to CHS Football Field, Presents ‘Golden Football’

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

In commemoration of Super Bowl 50, any player or coach who participated in a Super Bowl has the honor of presenting a golden football to his high school. Brian Holloway attended CHS from 1972-1976 and played in Super Bowl XX (20) as a member of the New England Patriots. Holloway came back to CHS on...

Athletes Shouldn’t Be Fined for Show of Support

Athletes Shouldn’t Be Fined for Show of Support

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

In the real world, supporting breast cancer and domestic violence awareness is seen as honorable.  However, in the NFL, such actions are fine-worthy. Starting Nov. 1, the NFL will actually penalize a player for showing support of breast cancer awareness.  In the month of October, the NFL granted...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

2,875. This number represents the previous CHS career rushing yards record held by Mark Mason. This record stood for over 20 years until senior Andrew Zuckerman finished this football season with 1,863 yards, pushing his career total to 2,952. Zuckerman was a workhorse for the Bulldogs all year. Despite...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

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...

New CHS Lineman Thrives

New CHS Lineman Thrives

By Peter Durand, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2015

Senior Phil Spencer is barreling through everyone’s expectations, literally. After turning down a scholarship from Blair Academy boarding school in New Jersey to attend CHS, Spencer stands out as one of football’s strongest defensive players. “He is one of the strongest players I’ve ever...

Football Coach Song Sets New Goals for Team

Football Coach Song Sets New Goals for Team

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

New head football coach Albert Song is requiring all his players to sit in the front of their classrooms and to act as exemplary students. Some may consider this excessive, but he says he is preaching a character-first mentality. “My goal is to develop character first,” Song said. “I’m trying...

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