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

To start the second half, senior captain Chelsea Calkins pulls up for a jumper against Gaithersburg High School. This was her first game of the season and they had a large lead in the first half.

Athlete of the month: Chelsea Calkins

By Jack Gans May 15, 2023

Basketball is not just about scoring points. It is also about everything else one does to help their team win through leadership, communication and of course blocks, assists, steals. Senior Chelsea Calkins,...

WCHS sophomore Aida Sadjadpour helps to defeat Poolsville High School 3-1 during this WCHS soccer game. Sadjadpour plays soccer for WCHSs girls varsity team.

Play Ball! Athletics, no matter where, benefit participants

By Rebecca Dean, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

When most WCHS students think about sports, they picture students wearing the WCHS blue, green and white as they defeat opposing schools. But this isn’t the reality for some students. Many WCHS students...

WCHS Varsity Football team on their homecoming game from Oct. 7 where they beat Whitman 37-3. Each player knew they had to attend school that day or they wouldnt have been able to play in the highly awaited game.

Athletic policy gets strict

By Cecilia Bernstein, Photo Manager December 2, 2022

As the 2022 fall season comes to a close, the WCHS teams all enjoyed successful seasons. All varsity sports had winning regular season records and every game was packed with adoring fans. Some may wonder,...

Squat racks (pictured left), free weights (pictured right) and treadmills (pictured above) are just a few of the many workout machines that are already available in the school weight room.

Weight room gets bench pressed up a notch

By Austin Vinner, News Editor March 13, 2022

It’s no secret that the 2021-2022 school year has been great for WCHS athletics. From the varsity football team making playoffs to the wrestling team qualifying for states, both student-athletes and...

WCHS 2002 alumnus David Kraus pins his opponent during a wrestling meet.

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2018

For most WCHS athletes, there will be a last shot, dribble, hit, stroke or pass. They will step off the field one last time in high school and move on to a new chapter in their lives. However, a select...

Photo by Will Hyland

CHS athletes make Washington Post All-Met List

By Will Hyland, Senior Writer May 11, 2018

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,...

Little League World Series player Mone Davis exhibited class in dealing with defamation by college baseball player Joey Casselberry

Classy athletes deserve more media attention

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor April 28, 2015

Sportsmanship, integrity, class. These words are tossed around the world of sports more than almost any other, but what does it truly take to be considered a class-act athlete? Joey Casselberry, a Bloomburg...

Young athletes need realistic expectations

By Matt Reback, Staff Editor April 5, 2013

Wunderkinds fascinate us. People who show extraordinary ability at  a young age challenge our perception of what is possible and inspire us to do better ourselves. They must also be handled with care,...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Erica Spaeth, Photo Editor February 27, 2013

Congratulations to seniors Dominique Williams (bottom left) and Darrion Locke (bottom right) for committing to play football next year at Alderson-Broaddus College of West Virginia. Williams has played...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Jenna Cantor and Tiffany Trankiem May 2, 2012

Congratulations to senior Spencer Ralph for committing to play lacrosse at Colorado College, a Division III school of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ralph has been playing lacrosse for the...

Hollander’s Hot Sauce

By Ben Hollander, Columnist March 21, 2011

Snapback hats, name-brand pastel collared shirts and Sperry’s as far as the eye can see: lacrosse season is once again upon us during this special time of the year, bro. Lacrosse’s popularity has...

Rituals not just for athletes

By By Amanda Vinner Features Editor October 29, 2010

Senior Emily Shapiro waits expectantly in the girls’ locker room before a soccer game. She receives a single piece of paper, and now she is ready to play. Whether it is wearing a special bracelet, having...

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