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Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

Poor weather rains on CHS Girls Varsity Soccer’s parade

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The girls varsity soccer team was cruising through the season, until a few storms sent them hydroplaning into uncertainty. Recent and frequent storms have hindered the team’s smooth start of as many team activities have been cancelled, including a rivalry game against Wootton, which has been re...

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 athletes make Washington Post All-Met List

CHS athletes make Washington Post All-Met List

By Will Hyland, Senior Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

CHS is known for its stellar academics, but its student athletes are incredibly skilled as well. Six CHS student athletes as well as one coach were named to the Washington Post’s Winter All-Met team, which is comprised of the top athletes and coaches in the DMV. The All Met teams feature a first a...

Athlete of the Month: May 2018

Athlete of the Month: May 2018

By Kyle Emery, Senior Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Top Stories

With an outstanding record and consistent performance unmatched by any other team at CHS, boys lacrosse has created quite a name for itself. The great success of this program is due in part to senior captain Reed Moshyedi.   Finishing up his final season with the Bulldogs, Moshyedi looks ...

Swim and dive team drowns private school record

Swim and dive team drowns private school record

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

For the past 17 years, the boys Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros), have been dominated by private schools. However, Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 changed that. The CHS boys swim and dive team made history at Metros as they finished with a score of 324.5 points, ...

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

MCPS football programs take hit due to injuries

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

High school football is a staple of American culture. It is a classic way for teenagers to hang out together while cheering loud and proud for their football team and their school. This cultural mammoth has lived on to this day, but has recently experienced a drop-off in participation. Now, however,...

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

By Will Hyland and Max Kandel

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

CHS baseball struggled last year, finishing with a 10-10 record and a first round exit in the playoffs. However, with a new head coach and nearly all key contributors returning from last year’s team, there is hope for a successful year.   CHS has added new coach Pat Skellchock and will return with eigh...

CHS teachers go the distance with marathons

CHS teachers go the distance with marathons

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. CHS teachers have followed this saying to the finish line of a range of races, from 5Ks to marathons.   To fit training into her schedule, Brown tries to run as soon as she gets home from school, four days a week. Her training on the weekend varies...

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

By Allison Jacobs, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Churchill wrestling has maintained an outstanding record this season, with 17 wins and only two losses: to Damascus HS in a tri-meet and Urbana HS in State finals. However, that is not the most impressive part of their season.   Wrestling made history this year by being the first CHS wrestlin...

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Winter

His opponent is in his grasp. He goes for the pin. Five seconds pass and a victor is declared. That victor is senior wrestling captain Andrew Welch.   Varsity wrestling has once again put up an impressive season, boasting a 4A West Regional Championship win and finished the State finals in s...

Senior represents USA in World Trampoline Championships

Senior represents USA in World Trampoline Championships

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Most kids fondly remember playing on trampolines when they were little, but senior Andrew Winer bounced to the next level.   Winer has been competing in trampoline since he was nine years old, and he represented the USA at the 2017 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships located in Sof...

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