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Nathan Gertler Commits to NYU

Nathan Gertler Commits to NYU

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager

December 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to Nathan Gertler who committed Dec 15. to New York University for basketball. Gertler was the only freshman to receive a varsity letter in basketball under Coach Miller’s leadership. He is the only four-year varsity player on CHS and the only player to receive offers at the college...

Field Hockey Preview

Field Hockey Preview

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

September 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Despite losing 11 players from last year's roster, field hockey looks determined to replicate and even improve on its previous 9-5 regular season record. The Bulldogs have gotten off to a 2-2 start, defeating Einstein, 6-0, Sep. 16, and B-CC 2-1, Sep. 18. "We are playing well and are much more...

D.C. rising reaches its climax in playoffs

D.C. rising reaches its climax in playoffs

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

Generally speaking, teams with better regular seasons are more successful in the playoffs.  The Wizards, however, a team that had an above-average season at best, and the Capitals, a team that didn’t even win their own division, made amazing runs in the postseason. Resiliency, momentum, offensive...

University of Maryland basketball dominates

University of Maryland basketball dominates

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

There is only one school in the entire nation whose men’s and women’s NCAA teams are both ranked in the top 10: Maryland. For the first time since 1997, both the men’s and women’s basketball at the University of Maryland are ranked in the top 10, and for the first time, in a long time, both...

New divisions end Wootton rivalry

New divisions end Wootton rivalry

By Nathan Gertler, Contest Manager

December 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

If you ask any student at CHS who our biggest rival is, there is no doubt they will all give the same answer: Wootton.   To give both CHS and Wootton a chance to see the rivalry, CHS sports teams should play Wootton twice every season but, unfortunately, that will not be the case anymore. In the...

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

Wizards fans plead: Durant, please come home

By Jake Certner and Nathan Gertler

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports

“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...

Offseason moves make Capitals contenders for the Stanley Cup

Offseason moves make Capitals contenders for the Stanley Cup

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Washington Capitals suffered an utterly disappointing season last year, finishing fifth in the Metropolitan division last year, and missing out on the playoffs.  However, the offseason moves the Capitals have made over the summer will once again make them contenders. First off, the Capitals fired...

Soccer’s young core looks promising for season

Soccer’s young core looks promising for season

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Sports

  Each year, varsity sports teams lose athletes due to graduation, but acquire new valuable additions to the team.  The boys soccer team is no exception as it was left with 10 roster spots to fill after last season and an opportunity to rebuild a younger and better team. This different and...

CHS students gear up for World Cup

CHS students gear up for World Cup

By Nathan Gertler, Contest Manager

June 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

Every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except for in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II, the FIFA World Cup has brought the world an exhilarating four weeks of soccer in the middle of the summer. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will start in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 12.  Kicking off its quest...

Winning season leads Wizards to clinch playoffs

By Nathan Gertler, Contest Manager

April 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

Having already clinched a playoff spot, the NBA’s Washington Wizards are finding themselves in a very unusual position this late in the year. From 2008-2012, the Wizards underwent major roster overhauls including trading stars Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison in 2010.  Ever since, the Wizards have ha...

Track and Field

Track and Field

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

The indoor track team continued its strong season with an impressive showing at the 4A West Regional meet Feb. 6. The girls, led by senior captain Emma Coleman and junior Lucy Srour, finished third out of 17 teams in the competition.  Coleman finished second in the 300m, while Srour scored a third place...

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

After defeating divisional rival Blair Feb. 7, girls basketball suffered a setback in a loss to Walter Johnson Feb. 11.   Despite the loss, the Bulldogs have managed a respectable 10-9 record this season so far and are 5-4 in their division. The team’s record was mainly because of the leadership role of ...

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