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Girls basketball heads to playoffs with high hopes

Girls basketball heads to playoffs with high hopes

By Brett Sachs, Production Manager

March 1, 2013

As they finish the regular season and head into the playoffs, the girls basketball team is pushing on in pursuit of a state championship. The Lady Bulldogs have been performing well all season, with an overall record of 16-6 and a conference record of 5-5. After a few tough loses to rivals Whitman and ...

Hockey state bound

Hockey state bound

By Zoe Forster, Sports Editor

March 1, 2013

With a 6-0 win against Oakdale Feb. 22, the hockey team secured a divisional title and a spot in the state championship. The Bulldogs also claimed the Montgomery Hockey Conference Championship title after defeating Walter Johnson, 9-0, Feb. 15. The Bulldogs came out hard in the first period, scoring ...

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,"...

Teacher triathlete to compete in Maccabi Games

Teacher triathlete to compete in Maccabi Games

By Manisha Singh, Online News Editor

December 3, 2012

CHS resource teacher Brielle Dana has recently qualified, among only 20 other U.S. candidates, to represent Team USA in the Maccabi Games, or "Jewish Olympics." She will be promoting her Jewish pride and awareness of Israel in the triathlon. Every four years since 1932, Jewish athletes from all over the worl...

Education Foundation offers grant to promote change

By Manisha Singh, Online News Editor

November 30, 2012

The "Power to Improve" Challenge Grant is the new CHS Educational Foundation Grant Program that encourages students to discover new ideas and ways to promote change in the CHS community. The grant provides students the resources that the county otherwise does not provide. All students are eligible to receiv...

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

By Zoe Forster, Sports Editor

November 30, 2012

Despite losing a number of contributing seniors from last season, the boys basketball team hopes to build off of last year’s successful 19-9 record. The team will most likely be underclassman heavy with little varsity experience. Seniors Dominique Williams and Bryant Wheatley will lead the team as the yo...

Athlete of the Month: Jenn Shim

Athlete of the Month: Jenn Shim

By Zoe Forster, Sports Editor

November 8, 2012

She is the leading goal scorer on the field hockey team with nine goals and four assists. With this impressive start, senior Jenn Shim is sure to lead the team to another Regional Final. In eighth grade, Jenn reluctantly joined a field hockey team and has loved the sport ever since. "I started playing ...

Field hockey seeks consistency going into playoffs

Field hockey seeks consistency going into playoffs

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

November 8, 2012

The varsity field hockey team looks forward to the playoffs after a season with dominating wins and some close loses. After an emotional start to the seniors’ last home game, the team managed to pull a 5-0 win against Paint Branch Oct. 17, putting them ahead of B-CC in the division rankings. "We...

September AP Tips

September AP Tips

By Manisha Singh, Online News Editor

September 10, 2012

It's no question— AP classes are hard. This is why the Observer is here to help you strategize. For those of you who are taking your first AP, or are possibly AP veterans, here are some smart tips to stay on track. 1.       Buy a review book. Princeton’s Review, Barron’s, Kaplan or Col...

Crew finishes strong at states in its second season

Crew finishes strong at states in its second season

By Guransh Singh and Jared Saltzberg, Staff Writers

May 29, 2012

The boys crew team finished fifth in the state finals after winning in the semifinals. The girls finished third overall. The team returned 38 rowers and has matured quickly since its inception in 2010. The state meet, however, was an uphill battle because of the team’s relative inexperience. "For a...

Boys tennis undefeated

Boys tennis undefeated

By Guransh Singh, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

With an undefeated 8-0 record, the CHS boys tennis team is the most successful school team this year. The Bulldogs defeated Magruder 6-1 April 20, winning all three doubles matches and three of  four singles matches. The team is younger than in the past years. Sophomore captain Matt Fine, sophomore...

Student reflect on prolonged primary process

By Guransh Singh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

The Republican primary process began Jan. 3 and will continue until June 26. The candidates are competing against each other in order to win the nomination of the party, but none of them have built a large enough lead for the others to drop out of the race. As a result, there will be a long and hard-fought...

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