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All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams. This change should encourage the rest of WCHS athletics to add a JV team if their sport does not...

CHS student athletes train over the summer

CHS student athletes train over the summer

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

June 8, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Participating in school sports, although sometimes just an extracurricular, is a huge commitment, and one that can even begin over the summer. At CHS,  a total of 10 out of the 23 sports are fall sports. Almost all of the fall sports always begin their season in the summer with team training and ...

Sports fanatics snap highlights with Rapid Replay

Sports fanatics snap highlights with Rapid Replay

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The CHS athletic department has started to use a new app that allows the crowd at sport events to share videos and highlights in a platform that gives access to parents, athletes and other students.   The app is called Rapid Replay, and was created by five former Division 1 athletes who w...

CHS Poms Perform at Halftime Show

By Dani Miller and Thomas Atkinson

January 11, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

CHS poms had the opportunity to perform a poms routine during the the Wizards Halftime Show on Friday, January 6. CHS was one of the schools among several in the DMV area who performed during the halftime game. “Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people ...

Equal Processes Needed for All Sports Tryouts

Equal Processes Needed for All Sports Tryouts

By Julia Lescht, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

High school sports have been glorified in American culture for decades. It seems almost essential that a student plays on a high school team to live true to the American experience. In reality, not making the team is most definitely not the end of the world. Some are just more athletically inclined...

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

  Senior Andrew Zuckerman has committed to play college football at Tulane in the upcoming fall season. Zuckerman enjoyed a fantastic career playing for Churchill. He ran for 1,867 yards this season and set the school record for career rushing yards with a total of 2,952. He was the main offensive...

Boys Lacrosse Has High Expectations

Boys Lacrosse Has High Expectations

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

Over the past few years, CHS boys lacrosse has been synonymous with excellence.  This year is no different, as the highly touted Bulldogs seem charged up for a chance at another deep playoff run. The team enters the season with a sour taste in its mouth, hoping to get back to the state championship...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

When junior Zack Einhorn jumped into the water, CHS was in fourth place. This would not do, however, as the team needed to win as many events as possible to win the state championship. Einhorn swam hard, passing the swimmer from Walt Whitman, and then passing the swimmer from Richard Montgomery. He had...

Despite Early Exit, Outstanding Season Paves Way for Future Success

Despite Early Exit, Outstanding Season Paves Way for Future Success

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground,” a famous quote from president Theodore Roosevelt, closely relating to the resilient 2015-2016 basketball team who concluded their promising season with a  18-6 record. The team showed vast improvement over the course of the season, helping...

Boys Basketball Catches Fire After Slow Start

Boys Basketball Catches Fire After Slow Start

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

After a disappointing 1-4 start to the season, the now 12-9 boys varsity basketball team has turned it around and propelled themselves into relevancy as they look ahead to the playoffs. The Bulldogs have climbed their way back to a respectable season and have done so by taking down some of the best...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

Ski Club Would Lift CHS Students’ Spirit

Ski Club Would Lift CHS Students’ Spirit

By Karly Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Students ski and sled down snow-covered hills each winter season, an activity they could do more often if given the opportunity to join a school ski club. CHS should provide a school ski club for students to take part in. This program would organize transportation to a ski resort nearby like Whitetail...

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