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Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

When you think of a typical WCHS spring sport, lacrosse, tennis or baseball may come to mind. However, with a co-ed team that unites to value teamwork and team spirit over individual statistics and results, one spring sport is unlike the rest: allied softball. Allied softball is playing its fourth...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

As the spring sports season begins and multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can say that they are entering a season in which they have been on the varsity team for three years. Even fewer can say that they play one varsity sport, but are being recruited for another varsity sport. Sophomore...

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

With another season filled with excitement and energy, the WCHS girls varsity basketball team continues to dominate its competition. Continuously practicing hard six days a week, the team is 13-1 as of Jan. 23. Winning most games by a wide margin, they are still constantly looking to improve their plays...

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WCHS does not offer karate as a class or an extracurricular activity, but that does not stop students like senior Matthew Dilsizian from pursuing the sport during their free time. Dilsizian began karate when he was in fourth grade.At first, he had trouble keeping up with the other students in the...

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-chief

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

Following last year’s success of placing second in the state, the WCHS varsity wrestling team is working toward another successful season. Seniors and captains Carlos Villamar and Oliver Yang are leading the team this year under the guidance of their coaches. “I believe that the team will do...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Top Stories

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

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...

WCHS student athletes train over the summer

WCHS 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...

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