The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The WCHS Bulldogs had a very successful season with two division champions, two MCPS team champions, three individual MCPS champions, three regional champions, one individual region champion, one state quarter finalist, one state semi finalist and two state runners up.

Fall sports in review

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor January 5, 2024

Varsity Cheer While the cheer team is arguably best known for elevating school spirit during football games, they also compete in tournaments. The team, led by coaches Sheila Saunders and Bryanna Simpson...

Both the Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams were featured on the Churchill Athletics website in honor of their being awarded the High School Team Academic Award by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) organization.

Kickin’ it in class: WCHS soccer teams score success

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Everyone knows the stereotype: the jock with the letterman jacket. The one who doesn’t do well in school, who blows off studying in favor of extra sports practice and the one who somehow manages to move...

On Oct. 6, 2022, WCHS Athlete Rosa Saavedra dribbles ahead of a player from Urbana. The Girls Varsity Team had a successful run during the 2022-2023 school year until  their fall against WWHS.

Athlete of the month: Rosa Saavedra

By Isabella Ngwana, Assistant Online Editor October 18, 2023

When she’s on the field, she’s a dynamic player and an asset to the team; on the sidelines, she cheers for her teammates. WCHS senior Rosa Saavedra, captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer team, is a bright...

Senior field hockey captain Jordan Lapidus corrals a wild pass in the corner of the field while attacking the goal in a game against Blair during the season opener.

Athlete of The Month: Jordan Lapidus

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor October 20, 2022

Jordan Lapidus does not like to brag about herself. Fans and teammates on the other hand, cannot stop. It is hard not to marvel when she bursts down the sideline to recover a wild drive or blasts a shot...

Phoebe Qian and her teamates pose with their state finalist trophy and medals. She played a key role in their great finished as she shot a 77 in her final round.

Athlete of the Month: Phoebe Qian

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2021

For someone trying to find WCHS senior Phoebe Qian, a good place to look for her would be at a local golf course. Qian is one of the most well-respected golfers on the WCHS golf team and played a key role...

Although the window to visit schools was shortened for this years senior class, many prospective athletes still took advantage of what they had. These visits, whether official or unofficial, are great ways for high school students to determine if a school is a good fit for them.

Recruiting process proves challenging through pandemic

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor December 8, 2021

For prospective college athletes at all levels, the recruitment process is a way to find schools that would best fit them academically and help them advance their careers athletically. In the process,...

The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten year. It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels.

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Smiling for the camera, the WCHS field hockey team proudly holds up the plaque for winning the county championship game.

Sunny success for field hockey team after the rain

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor November 25, 2021

Heavy rain pummeled the field and the game had been twice delayed, but the feeling of excitement when the whistle blew to start the inaugural Field Hockey County Championship Game was unaffected.  For...

WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldogs season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

Katherine Yi and her varsity field hockey teammates play against the Wootton team during the 2019 fall season. Unlike previous years, the virtual fall season in MCPS does not allow for in person practices and games.

Fall sports take on virtual seasons

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor October 19, 2020

This time last year, many WCHS students were in the midst of their fall sports season. Whether it was soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football or cross-country, the junior varsity and varsity teams practiced...

Runners on WCHS varsity cross country engage in a team huddle up before a race. They whisper words of encouragement and hype up their fellow Dawgs.

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager December 17, 2019

The WCHS family is built on many things, but one strong foundation of the Bulldogs community is athletics. Sports teams give a sense of belonging, spirit and connection with other students and these qualities...

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years...

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