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

Many WCHS spring sports teams had a great record during the 2024 spring sport season, boys tennis had a clean sweep of 12-0.

2024 Spring Sports in review

By Leah Kreisler, Editor in Chief June 6, 2024

Varsity Boys Volleyball (12-0) The Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team, led by Coach Rajesh Rathnam and captained by senior setter JP Chin and sophomore outside hitter Cian Tenney, had an undefeated regular...

The WCHS Athletic Department announced Skellchocks departure in late October and thanked him for all he did to the program.

Boys’ varsity baseball coach retires, leaving lasting legacy

By Lily Chadwick, Assistant Sports Editor January 5, 2024

WCHS Baseball hit a home run when Pat Skellchock was appointed head coach, as he became a key piece of the flourishing program both on and off the field. WCHS and the baseball community will all be greatly...

DCNRC Girls, including freshman Corinne Davies, pause for a moment mid-practice on the beautiful Potomac River.

The DCNRC rowing team: more than just a sport

By Graeme Finley, Podcast Manager June 8, 2023

Physical strength, mental fortitude and fierce drive, these three elements are emphasized to their greatest in the great sport of rowing. Rowing has significantly grown in popularity, and WCHS is taking...

The team celebrates on-field in a huddle after winning the country championship on May 8, 2023. The win this year has made them back-to-back champions.

Boys’ lacrosse team strikes wins in the spring

By Amari Suissa June 8, 2023

On May 8, the WCHS boys’ varsity lacrosse team gathered at John F. Kennedy High School to play Sherwood High School for the county championship. They won the game 9-6,  making this the second year in...

Ella Carnathan, a freshman on the WCHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, receives the ball and pivots to carry it up field toward the goal.

The bumpy yet happy road to growth for girls lacrosse

By Lily Chadwick June 8, 2023

Buzzer beater goals in overtime, risky passes and fast breakways. This year has been an eventful roller coaster for the WCHS varsity girls’ lacrosse team. Between getting a brand new coach and losing...

WCHS Girls Varsity Tennis player, Allison Chan plays in a WCHS tennis match on Tuseday April 18 against Montgomery Blair HS at home. The final score was 7-0.

Girls’ tennis is serving up big wins this season

By Cailey Harrington, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

The WCHS Girls' Varsity Tennis team is coming off a county championship win from the 2022 season and currently has a 5-2 record(will change before publication). This was the first year for the Class of...

Gatorade spotlighted each winner with an official press release.

Top state baseball award given to WCHS player Chris Hacopian

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-chief June 13, 2022

Although his dominant season came to an unfortunate end when WCHS lost in the state semifinals to Sherwood High School, junior Chris Hacopian still wasn’t finished. Hacopian, who put up a ridiculous...

Eliot Dubick lifts up the plaque as the whole team runs to cheer around him.

Family mentality leads boys lacrosse to a state title

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 11, 2022

For the first time in Montgomery County history, undefeated throughout the spring season, a Montgomery County boys lacrosse team won the state championship title. WCHS was the school to do it, emerging...

Members of the Bulldogs jump in celebration after a well-earned 4-3 win over Urbana on May 4. This victory showed the Bulldogs can compete with formidable teams in Maryland and pushed them to 14-0

WCHS baseball goes the distance, has a home run season

By Isaac Horn, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Who could’ve seen this run coming? Churchill Varsity Baseball has gone from unranked last season to number one in The Washington Post’s Baseball Top 10 high school baseball rankings in the DC Metro...

Smiling with her Skyliners synchronized skating team, senior Samantha Handrigan poses for a picture after winning the silver medal at the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships

Senior ices out competition to win silver medal

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor June 9, 2022

While most high school athletes can be found throwing a football down the field for a touchdown or sliding into home plate, senior Samantha Handrigan can be found gliding across the ice with her synchronized...

The WCHS varsity softball team poses with the regional championship plaque after defeating Walt Whitman high school.

WCHS softball team wins regional title 28 years after their first

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

A short line drive was caught at second base marking the third out of the seventh inning. Gloves were thrown up into the air, players came running out of the dugout and the field erupted with hugs and...

The boys varsity volleyball team jumps in victory after scoring the winning point for the game against Clarksburg team on March 21, 2022.

Boys volleyball beats the defending county champions

By Clara Young May 6, 2022

Cheering. Constant screaming and jumping and yelling. WCHS students have been cheering the whole year. Whether it was for the football team, or the swim team at Metros, or the basketball team at the University...

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