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Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

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

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

By Kyle Emery and Jake Certner

May 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

Young softball team faces first round playoff exit

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

May 29, 2013


Filed under Sports

Despite a disappointing regular season and a 3-0 loss to Richard Montgomery in the first round of the playoffs, the girls softball team has high hopes for next year. After losing to Richard Montgomery by one in the regular season, the team hoped to start the playoffs off strong with a win. "It was f...

Despite injury, softball team stays focused

Despite injury, softball team stays focused

By Anjali Chatterjee, Staff Writer

April 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

Like most child soccer players, junior William Szamosszegi had dreams of becoming a super star soccer player.  His passion for the sport deteriorrated, however, before he entered high school. At age 14, William faced the tough choice of deciding between tennis and soccer. "It was a difficult choi...

Softball team out after first round of playoffs

Softball team out after first round of playoffs

By Matt Raab and Zoe Forster

May 29, 2012


Filed under Sports

After a slow start, girls softball continued to struggle through the end of the season. The team finished the regular season with a record of 4-1-13, after suffering several blowout losses in the second half of the season. The Bulldogs lost to Clarksburg 11-1 in the first round of the playoffs May 10....

Softball’s young talent shows promise for future

Softball’s young talent shows promise for future

By Dana Youngentob, News Editor

April 30, 2012


Filed under Sports

The softball team has had a rough start to the season. After seven games, the Bulldogs have clinched just three wins. The team beat Richard Montgomery 10-2 April 19, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 11-4 April 14 and Einstein 6-4 April 11. However, the team opened the season with a 9-4 loss to Northwest March...

Softball starts season with new pitching rotation

Softball starts season with new pitching rotation

By By Joel Denicoff, Sports Editor

March 27, 2012


Filed under Sports

The CHS softball team looked strong in its second scrimmage of the year, defeating Wootton 4-3 March 10. In the game, CHS looked sharp on the mound and better in the field, an improvement from the first scrimmage in the field as most routine plays were executed. "Our sophomore pitcher Nora Cleary...

Softball finishes season strong, preps for playoffs

By Joel Denicoff - Sports Editor

May 24, 2011


Filed under Sports

  The softball team suffered its first loss at home to Clarksburg, 7-3, May 5, dropping its record to 7-7. The Lady Bulldogs only have two regular season games left before they start a playoff run. Despite the loss, the Lady Bulldogs are in third place in the 4A West Division and on track to hav...

Softball season sparked by three-game win streak

By Ben Schick - Staff Writer

April 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

After a losing season last year, the softball team has started off the season strong. Despite a disappointing season opener against Sherwood and a loss to Gaithersburg, the team put together a three game win streak, beating Magruder 7-3, Rockville 23-1 and Northwest 3-2.  The team has focused mostly...

Softball Preview

By Matthew Brothers, Sports Editor

March 22, 2011


Filed under Sports

After a disappointing losing record and early exit from the playoffs last year, the softball team has looked to turn around and improve its game before the season opener March 21 at Sherwood.   The Bulldogs will return seniors including returning captain Maddie Ulanow, and sophomore Katie Jenkins...

Softball season ends with first round loss

By By: Natalie Giesler-Editor-in-chief and Joe Haynes: Sports Editor

June 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

Unfortunately for the CHS softball team, the season came to an abrupt end with a 5-3 loss to rival Walter Johnson, May 13. The Bulldogs led the entire game until the seventh inning. "We played really well," junior Mariah Healy said. "[We even played] better than we did against them in the regular se...

Veteran softball teams strive to correct rookie mistakes

By By: Helena Rodriguez-staff writer

May 5, 2010


Filed under Sports

The softball team is starting off the season with a 2-3 record after losing to Northwest 5-2, April 15, to Gaithersburg 10-0, April 17, and to Walter Johnson 3-0, April 20.  The Bulldogs fought hard to keep up with the fast-paced Northwest, Gaithersburg and WJ teams. However, despite their best efforts...

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