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WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a
March 3, 2020

In 2019, the WCHS baseball team had a record setting season going far deeper into the postseason than in recent years. Following the graduation of multiple talented seniors, the team has gained some fresh...

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

As only a freshman at WCHS, Chris Hacopian committed to Wake Forest University for baseball.
January 30, 2020

One may wonder how a freshman baseball player from Maryland gets noticed by one of the best universities in the nation. Shortstop for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, Chris Hacopian, knew in his heart that he...

Washington Nationals Fans celebrate World Series victory

Senior Jeremy Ashe (left) stands along Constitution Ave. for the Nationals “Nats” Parade, sporting the baseball team in support of their recent World Series win.
November 9, 2019

It is no secret that recently, Washington D.C. has been the hub of sports championships: the Washington Capitals witnessed their first Stanley Cup win in 2018, the Washington Mystics received their first...

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

Over 100 people came together to the new scoreboard dedication to help commemorate the
legacy of Andy Erlich.
May 15, 2019

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony...

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

Photo courtesy of Ben Nardi.
March 13, 2018

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,...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino
January 10, 2018

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...

Underclassmen Bring New Life to Baseball Field

Sophomore Jordan Freemen starts at third base for the Bulldogs. 
Freeman is one of three underclassmen starters on varsity baseball.
May 3, 2016

On varsity baseball, an influx of new, young players is not only propelling the team to a better future but is creating a new dynamic in the clubhouse. A third of the Bulldogs starting nine is made...

Sports Commentary Should Not Just Be a Boys’ Club

Sports Commentary Should Not Just Be a Boys’ Club
October 29, 2015

Softball player and two time Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza made sports journalism history Oct. 6 as she was the first woman to join national coverage of a Major League Baseball (MLB) post-season game....

Limitations on Off-season Coaching Unreasonable

CHS baseball players participated in a summer league team without the help of their Churchill head coach.
September 29, 2015

“Championships are won in the offseason” is the classic sports mantra MCPS has decided to completely ignore, and even go so far as to work against. According to the MCPS website, it is against county...

CHS baseball gives their best effort on senior night

Senior Griffin Horn pitches in a losing effort to Wootton on their senior night
May 11, 2015

After a disappointing season with a record of 3-7, the CHS baseball team closes its season with fond memories of the past. The team played their final game at home May 5 against Wootton, ending with...

Dugout construction won’t affect baseball season

Due to weather and permit issues, the dugouts are still not finished.
April 29, 2015

If you have driven on Tuckerman Lane these past few months, you may have seen what looks like a major construction zone on the baseball field. But baseball season already started, so how could they be...

Baseball team hosts fundraiser to raise awareness

CHS baseball team dresses up in purple to support pancreatic cancer awareness.
April 24, 2015

According to, about 46,420 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and over 39,590 will die from the disease. Despite the tragic reality of this disease, the baseball...

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