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

Practicing his elite pitching Gomes, unusually large leg kick gives him a strange advantage over opposing hitters.

New sports transfer to boost WCHS athletics next fall

By Liam Klein, The OG JI April 11, 2022

Churchill Athletics have seen quite the comeback after the 2020-2021 school year, which saw almost little to no real competition outside of the extremely shortened spring season. Starting off the year...

As the boys baseball team begins their spring season, they will now be able to choose their walkup songs, but with a twist; the songs they choose must be from before 1900.

Classical music pumps down WCHS athletes

By Elijah Savett, Fantasy Football Fanatic April 7, 2022

It is the bottom of the 9th inning, tie game, two outs, runners on first and second base. The best hitter is coming up to bat, and the other team is nervous. But, as the hitter approaches the batter’s...

Cristian Vaquero, pictured signing with the Washington Nationals, is one of many international prospects who sign with professional baseball teams.

International signing period sparks dreams of possibilities and excitement with fans

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2022

According to CBS Sports, 30 percent of current Major League Baseball (MLB) players were originally signed as international free agents. Although WCHS baseball fans recognize names along the likes of Ronald...

The boys lacrosse team (left) and boys baseball team (right) both come out to warm up for games during the 2021 season. Both teams look to continue their success from last year with state championship wins in 2022.

Spring sports strive for state championships

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor February 13, 2022

March 1, 2022 marks a new beginning for many student-athletes. More specifically, it marks the race for a state championship ring for both the boys lacrosse and baseball teams. Both teams were regional...

Although many staple ballpark traditions arent taking place anymore due to COVID, fans can still get game balls from players. Here, Max Brodsky shows off one he recieved from the Nationals game on May 22nd.

Eager Nationals fans get to return to games

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

Turnstiles unused, restaurants closed, 41,339 seats empty and little to no noise is the best way to describe Nationals Park last season. In fact, it was almost a perfect metaphor for the team’s 2020...

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a squad pic after big win.

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

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...

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

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

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...

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.

Washington Nationals Fans celebrate World Series victory

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...

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

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

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...

Photo courtesy of Ben Nardi.

Baseball team hopes for grand slam season with new coach

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,...

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

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...

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

Underclassmen Bring New Life to Baseball Field

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...

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