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JV Boys Lacrosse Team Goes Undefeated for Third Straight Year

JV Boys Lacrosse Team Goes Undefeated for Third Straight Year

By Julia McDermott, Senior Writer

April 30, 2015

Coming off two straight undefeated seasons, the junior varsity boys lacrosse team was far from an underdog at the beginning of this year, but when the bulldogs stepped onto the field for the first time this season, they were ready to retain their record. ‘Why not three.’ And after nine games,...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Julia McDermott, Senior Editor

April 28, 2015

Sprinting past player after player, a blue and green jersey sporting the number 20 dodges and weaves through a wave of the opposing team’s attempts to steal the ball. Nearing the net, she pulls her stick back and launches a shot, scoring yet another goal for CHS lacrosse. Since her freshman year,...

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Kurapov

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

When he was just 2 years old, Andrew Kurapov put on a pair of skates and stepped onto the ice for the very first time. He tried them out on a couple of local ice rinks, skating with the help of his parents, and absolutely hated it. The problem, however, was not the act of skating, but the type of skates...

Athletes Commit

Athletes Commit

By Michael Fox, Julia McDermott, and Hannah Yasharoff

November 21, 2014

Senior Louis Dubick Senior Louis Dubick verbally committed to the University of Maryland at College Park as a sophomore after the 2011-2012 spring season, but Dubick officially signed as a Terrapin for the 2016 season Nov. 12. Dubick shined in his four years as a Bulldog, scoring 189 goals and ha...

Golf adds another win to State Championship record

Golf adds another win to State Championship record

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

November 20, 2014

The CHS golf team won its 12th overall state title Oct. 29 at the University of Maryland golf course, its first since 2008. Finishing with a final score of 603, the team took first place overall in the 3A/4A division, beating rival runner up Wootton, champion the previous two years, by ten strokes. “The...

Athlete of the Month: Julia Reicin

Athlete of the Month: Julia Reicin

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

October 27, 2014

When CHS sophomore Julia Reicin was 2, she began to take swimming classes. A year later, she took up soccer, and by the time she was 7, she was playing both sports competitively. It was not until middle school, however, that her running career began. Her undeniable speed on the soccer field added to...

The ‘Dirty Thirty’ dominate BCC

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

September 8, 2014

The CHS football team stepped onto the field Friday night for its match against BCC and delivered a big win for the first game of the season, beating the Barons with a final score of 39-0. After losing to the Barons 25-15 during the team’s 1-9 season last year, the Bulldogs were ready to redeem...

Autism Speaks races to reach fundraising goals

Autism Speaks races to reach fundraising goals

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

May 30, 2014

When a relative was diagnosed with Autism 14 years ago, the Pereles family decided to start a 5K race to raise money and support Autism Awareness. In that first year, before the Autism Speaks Foundation had even been created, the race was composed of over 600 participants, including walkers and runners....

Openly gay football player makes NFL history

Openly gay football player makes NFL history

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

March 21, 2014

On Feb. 9, 2014, football player Michael Sam of the University of Missouri gave a history-making interview on ESPN’s "Outside the Lines." An All-American defensive lineman and recent SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Sam is the first ever NFL prospect to come out, and has the potential to make histo...

Track and field struggles with inclement weather

Track and field struggles with inclement weather

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

March 6, 2014

After a winter full of snowy days and single digit temperatures, CHS track and field has had to endure countless practices away from its beloved track. As one of the only winter sports relying on outdoor facilities for practices, the team suffered a blow as winter weather made it nearly impossible...

Swim and Dive

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

February 26, 2014

The Bulldogs swim and dive team finished up a powerful season Feb. 8 with a big win for the girls team at the Metropolitan Swim and Dive Championship. The top swimming contributors were seniors Harrison Gu and Alicia Tiberino, junior Elaina Gu and sophomore Hannah Lindsay. "We knew we had a chance to...

Boy’s Basketball

Boy’s Basketball

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

February 26, 2014

The season began with a bumpy start with six losses in December alone, but the boys basketball team, under new head coach Robert Bean, has since picked up its game to improve its overall record to 9-10 and its division record to 6-3, making the team third in the 4A South conference. "We have faced ...

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