The Observer

Boys basketball starts off with winning record

Boys basketball starts off with winning record

By Benjamin Schick, Online Sports Editor

December 21, 2012

The boys basketball team has started the season with a 2-1 record, earning its winning record with a blowout 66-36 win at home against Gaithersburg Dec. 11. Junior Allen Njumbe led the team with 20 points, and senior Bryant Wheatley pulled down 15 rebounds. "We’ve got a group of talented players,"...

Don’t Tempt the Gods

By Ben Schick, Online-Sports-Editor

December 4, 2012

The baseball Gods work in mysterious ways. Over the years, they have intervened in countless important games that have stood out in baseball history.  They can make you lose—Buckner’s between the legs blasphemy in 1986, Bartman stopping the Cubs from winning the pennant in 2003.  Or, they can...

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

Football steams through Springbrook at Homecoming

By Ben Schick and Matt Raab, Online Sports Editor, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012

The football team has continued its run of dominance in the 4A South division, holding a 4-0 record among division teams and a 6-2 record overall with two games remaining in the regular season. "The guys are confident," head coach Joe Allen said. "They are starting to learn how to win and come in to e...

After losing key seniors, football starts strong

After losing key seniors, football starts strong

By Ben Schick and Matt Raab

October 3, 2012

A student body decked in white. An opponent in slick black. And a scoreboard dressed in a lopsided score. Week two of CHS football ended strikingly similar to the first, as the Bulldogs dominated Whitman 33-9 in their home opener. Senior Jonathan Lee went 7 for 10 with one interception and one touc...

Baseball eliminated by QO in extra innings

Baseball eliminated by QO in extra innings

By Ben Schick, Online Sports Editor

May 29, 2012

The baseball team lost a close game in the second round of the county playoffs May 15, losing 5-4 to Quince Orchard in extra innings. The Bulldogs took an early 4-0 lead in the third inning, but the Cougars came back and forced the game into extra innings. The Cougars scored the winning run off of a wi...

Helmets belong on court

By Ben Schick, Online Sports Editor

May 1, 2012

Basketball is an exciting endeavor that millions of people worldwide chose to take part in simply for the joy of rubbing a win into their friend’s faces.  The lure of bragging rights and the never-ending excitement of a game whose overall object has not changed for nearly 150 years is very unlikely...

Virginia should let women control their own bodies

Virginia should let women control their own bodies

By Ben Schick, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

The Virginia state legislature passed an anti-abortion law March 2 that violates the privacy of women by mandating that all women seeking an abortion in Virginia undergo an abdominal ultrasound before the abortion may be carried out.  Passing with only a 21-19 vote in the senate, the law only disallows...

Lack of paved walkway to field may violate law

By Ben Schick, Staff Writer

March 21, 2011

For CHS baseball spectators, the only way to reach the baseball field directly from the parking lot is to walk along a steep, uneven, gravel pathway, which poses difficulties for those who want to watch baseball and softball games and have trouble walking or use handicap equipment. Nancy Miller, a CHS...

Local nonprofit helps Haiti with soap donations

By By Ben Schick, Staff Writer

March 1, 2011

One year after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, poor living conditions continue to plague residents, leading to the spread of deadly diseases such as cholera.  MoverMoms, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to community service, held a soap drive, Hope & Soap for Haiti, from Jan. 20 to Feb....

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