The Observer

With No Seniors, Softball Captains Step Up to Lead the Team

Varsity Softball  features two sophomore captains and two junior captains in place of seniors. The team is off to a 2-8 start.

By Kyle Emery and Jake Certner

May 4, 2016

On any varsity team, it is almost a given that the heart and soul of the team revolves around senior leadership, four-year players who know the ropes and are looking to make an impact on their final season, but what happens to a team void of this presence? The varsity softball team does not have a si...

Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

Eric Guerci attends a board meeting during his first term as SMOB this past year.

By Jake Certner, Senior Writer

May 2, 2016

Eric Guerci of B-CC was re-elected as the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Every student attending a secondary school in MCPS was eligible to vote and 84.1 percent of them cast ballots. Guerci won a tight race over Alexander Abrosimov of Richard Montgomery 54 percent...

Colin Smyth commits to Delaware

Colin Smyth is a key leader for the football team, and is bound to make an impact at Delaware.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016

The Churchill Observer would like to congratulate Colin Smyth for committing to the University of Delaware to play football in the fall of 2016. “I’m really excited, it seemed like a perfect fit,” Smyth said. Smyth has played varsity football as a bulldog for three years, and after battling...

Boys Basketball Catches Fire After Slow Start

The team gethers in a huddle on the court during a game to get the players pumped up. The team went on a seven-game win streak one point i the season after starting 1-4

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

After a disappointing 1-4 start to the season, the now 12-9 boys varsity basketball team has turned it around and propelled themselves into relevancy as they look ahead to the playoffs. The Bulldogs have climbed their way back to a respectable season and have done so by taking down some of the best...

Rec Ball is the Solution for Your Daily Stress

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

You’ve always loved basketball, but if you’re anything like me, the best word to describe your ability is “decent.” You know you aren’t good enough for the school team, but you’re not ready to give up the sport. The answer is simple: recreational basketball. Playing recreational basketball...

Homecoming Court King and Queen to be announced at half time

Homecoming Court King and Queen to be announced at half time

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 7, 2015

Congratulations to this years’ Homecoming court princes and princesses: Freshmen: Vivian Douglas and Michael Janis Sophomores: Faith Kean and Jimmy Rubino Juniors: David Levy and Frannie Phillips Seniors: Jonny Greenzaid, Adam Newburger, Noah Fogelson, Tatiana Hewitt, Sophia Giavotto, and Raz...

Girls Lacrosse players named to All-District Team

Girls Lacrosse players named to All-District Team

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

May 27, 2015

The Churchill Observer would like to congratulate senior Rachel Thal-Larsen, junior Bethany Dubick and junior Ashley Simpson for making the All-District Girls Lacrosse team. Thal-Larsen and Dubick both made the team as attack and Ashley made it as a goalie. “Its nice to get recognition for the hard...

Indoor practices do not work, let the Dawgs out

In preparation for tryouts Feb. 28, boys lacrosse players shoveled their practice field Feb. 25, only to have school closed the next day due to snow.

By Jake Certner, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015

As someone who has participated in baseball every year at CHS, I have experienced first-hand the effects cold and snow have on tryouts and practice. Every year I have been here it has been an issue. In fact, the past two years tryouts for outdoor spring sports have been forced inside by snow. You can’t...

It’s not news, it’s common sense

NFL running back Adrian Peterson once played for the untarnished University of Oklahoma football team. The team now faces controversy following racial slurs from an OU fraternity.

By Jake Certner, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

By now, I am assuming that most of you readers have seen or heard the disgusting video from the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon in which several white members of the fraternity were chanting a racial slur. This video not only tarnished the reputation of the sc...

The Turkey Bowl: A national tradition

Family and friends of junior Eli Promisel gather for their anual game of Thanksgiving football.

By Jake Certner and Christian Edwards

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving: a time for family, food, friends and football. Thanksgiving is about bringing people together; while some people may gather around a turkey, there are plenty of others—at Churchill and across America—who gather around the pigskin. “Football on Thanksgiving is just one of those...

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

By Jake Certner and Nathan Gertler

October 24, 2014

“I’m Coming Home.” These three simple words and a photo of LeBron James in his old Cleveland Cavaliers jersey appeared on his instagram photo July 11.  After four years and two championships with the Miami Heat, the superstar announced his return home to the Cavaliers.  Other players should...

OSPN: Observer Sports People Network

October 8, 2014

The Churchill Observer recaps all CHS sports in the new segment OSPN.

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