The Observer

Wank runs into success on the track field

Wank runs into success on the track field

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The grind never stops for many at WCHS. Sophomore Sam Wank is a member of the varsity track and cross...

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running since the eighth grade, when she joined the cross country team at Herbert Hoover Middle School. “I...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring, Top Stories

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...

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

Number 14, Jack Butler, receives a pass from across the field. Butler cradles the ball as he takes a shot and scores! WCHS receives a point, and the student section is all on their feet chanting and cheering with excitement. Senior and lacrosse captain Jack Butler has played varsity lacrosse since...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

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...

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...

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Spring

The WCHS boys lacrosse team is excited and ready for the 2019 season. They were one of MCPS’ best teams last year, making it all the way to the state finals for the second year in a row. They unfortunately lost in overtime. Regardless, they finished as the second best boys lacrosse team in MD....

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...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

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