The Observer

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

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 faces and a boatload of young talent. “Last year was a massive success within the WCHS baseball prog...

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

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

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

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 wanted to play baseball from a very young age. Starting at the age of four, Hacopian discovered hi...

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.

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

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 WNBA championship earlier this year and, of course, let’s not forget to mention the groundbreaking v...

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

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

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

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 against Clarksburg High School, however it was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Andy Ehrl...

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

Photo courtesy of Ben Nardi.

By Will Hyland and Max Kandel

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, 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

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

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 to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

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.

By Ethan S. Miller, Fact Checker

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 up of underclassmen, including starting left fielder, freshman Michael Janis, starting first baseman,...

Sports Commentary Should Not Just Be a Boys’ Club

Sports Commentary Should Not Just Be a Boys’ Club

By Maya Rosenberg, Public Relations Editor

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. She also made headlines this year for being the first woman to join a national broadcast for regular...

Limitations on Off-season Coaching Unreasonable

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

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

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 policy for teams to compete, practice or even meet with their coaches beyond the designated season,...

CHS baseball gives their best effort on senior night

Senior Griffin Horn pitches in a losing effort to Wootton on their senior night

By Jordan Janis, Senior Writer

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 a final score of 2-12 in favor of Wootton.  Senior captains Jack Langerman, Jesse Katz, seniors Griffin...

Dugout construction won’t affect baseball season

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

By Cristian Edwards, Online Sports Editor

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 doing work on the field during the season? According to athletic director Scott Rivinius, complete...

Baseball team hosts fundraiser to raise awareness

CHS baseball team dresses up in purple to support pancreatic cancer awareness.

By Michael Fox, Editor-in-Chief

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 team decided to help raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. The team hosted...

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