The Observer

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

Coach Tappis stands with the boys team after winning the metros competition.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018

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...

Athlete of the Month

Junior Zack Einhorn's 200 freestyle at the Maryland State Championships qualified him for the National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals Competition.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016

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...

CHS swimmer dives into U.S. Olympic Trials

Junior Hannah Lindsey reacts to qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 200 meter backstroke at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

April 28, 2015

Eight years ago, teammates on her neighborhood swim team, Regency Estates, inspired junior Hannah Lindsey to begin swimming. She remains a part of that team to this day and has just qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Lindsey used to play basketball and practice taekwondo, but she realized her...

CHS athlete commits

CHS athlete commits

By Yasmin Akbari, Observations Editor

November 23, 2011

Congratulations to senior Laila Judeh for verbally committing to play tennis at Cornell University next fall. Judeh began playing tennis at age 7, played for the CHS varsity team her junior year and currently trains in Virginia. Congratulations to senior Timmy Faerber for committing to dive...

Student wins two gold medals at Paralympics

By Emilie Plesset, Online Opinions Editor

September 28, 2011

As the timer counted down the remaining seconds in the Jimi Flowers Paralympic Meet at the Colorado Olympic Training Center this past June, sophomore Ben Ertman swam his fastest and won the gold medal in both the 150-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke. The Jimi Flowers Classic is...

CHS athlete commits

By By Jenna Cantor Observations Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to Chris Verboncoeur for accepting an offer to swim at Virginia Tech University of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Verboncoeur has been on varsity for all four years. His best strokes are butterfly and freestyle. Good look to Verboncoeur on becoming a Hokie. The Observer would like...

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