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Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

Athletes prepare for an exciting tournament in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic. Players from all over the country and even athletes from Canada, Holland, China and Puerto Rico have come to participate in one of the most exciting and unforgettable events of the year.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

March 3, 2020

Step up to the court. Take a deep breath. Listen to the spectators behind you cheering you on. Toss the ball into the air above your head. Wait for that perfect moment. Now. Serve the ball and send it flying over the net. The game has begun.  That’s just what most servers experience as they step up to th...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the team raised $2,545 dollars, with $600 from the game sales and $1945 from the GoFundMe that parents ...

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

Senior Serena Xu soars high to hit an outside set. Xu is usually the one setting, but she is able to play almost any position due to her high skill level.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after playing beach volleyball during vacation,” Xu said. “I love playing volleyball because it's...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been on the WCHS boys varsity volleyball team. This number three seed team finished 10-1 in the regular...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

The boys volleyball team at county finals on May 15, 2018 against Walter Johnson. WCHS lost 3-1 last year but hope to defeat them in the championship this year.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton, Paint Branch, Clarksburg, Sherwood and Springbrook high schools. The Bulldogs’ only loss came...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

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...

Volleyball team comes together for playoff run

Junior Ashley Chen receives the ball and sets up a teammate for a spike.

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 19, 2018

The WCHS girls varsity volleyball team has played its way through the 2018-2019 regular season with a 5-6 record. Their record may not look pretty, but this WCHS team is as tough as they come and continues to play its hardest. “We are playing bigger and digging deeper than we ever have,” coach...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015

Last year’s CHS senior class excelled in almost every sport, and the Observer would like to highlight several CHS athletes that have continued their excellence at the collegiate level.   Lucy Srour (XC): Srour graduated last year and was a top runner for the cross-country team. She is...

Girls Volleyball Team Sets Up For Outstanding Season

Senior Lucy Bedewi tips the ball over the net during a recent match.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

October 29, 2015

It’s been one victory after another for the volleyball team this season, and they are trying to keep that trend going. The girls volleyball team is off to a fantastic start this season with a county best 15-1 record, and a 7-0 record against fellow division 4A Blue opponents. The team has its eyes...

Volleyball

Volleyball

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Girls volleyball ended their excellent regular season with the team’s first Division championship title since 1986. The girls dominated with a record of 14-3, but ended their run into the playoffs with a 1-3 loss Nov. 8 in the Regional Finals against rival Wootton. "I am so proud of how far we...

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

November 8, 2012

The girls volleyball team is having a solid season, earning a 7-5 record thus far. The team lost 3-1 to B-CC Oct. 17. "This was a hard loss," coach Cindy Hillard said. "In the game we won, we dominated so it was hard to lose in four." According to Hillard, if the team had more first ball kills, it...

Undefeated volleyball faces rivals in coming weeks

Undefeated volleyball faces rivals in coming weeks

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

October 3, 2012

The volleyball soars over the net from the Clarksburg side of the court. Senior Carina Graham leaps up, hits the ball and aces it. Point Churchill. The team won its third game of the season 3-0 over Clarksburg Sept. 13. "In the Clarksburg game it was all about defense," coach Cindy Hillard said. Five ...

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