The Observer

New Approaches Lead Girls Basketball to Strong Start

Freshman guard Brittini Martin sets up an offensive play in the Bulldogs’ 52- 43 win
Dec. 19 against Sherwood.

By Kyle Emery, Sports Editor

January 11, 2017

After coming off an 18-6 record and falling to BCC during the second round of the playoffs last year, CHS girls basketball plans to incorporate new strategies that offer a different approach in an attempt to claim the state title this year. The bulldogs could potentially be at a disadvantage due t...

Returning Players Key to Boys Basketball Improvements

Returning Players Key to Boys Basketball Improvements

By Will Hyland, Production Editor

January 9, 2017

With the majority of players returning to varsity and the addition of a few sharpshooters, the CHS boys varsity basketball team is poised for a massive improvement upon last season. CHS finished with a 12-11 (8-4 in Maryland 4A South Division) record last season but with all but three players returning...

Boys Basketball Catches Fire After Slow Start

The team gethers in a huddle on the court during a game to get the players pumped up. The team went on a seven-game win streak one point i the season after starting 1-4

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

After a disappointing 1-4 start to the season, the now 12-9 boys varsity basketball team has turned it around and propelled themselves into relevancy as they look ahead to the playoffs. The Bulldogs have climbed their way back to a respectable season and have done so by taking down some of the best...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

Rec Ball is the Solution for Your Daily Stress

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

January 4, 2016

You’ve always loved basketball, but if you’re anything like me, the best word to describe your ability is “decent.” You know you aren’t good enough for the school team, but you’re not ready to give up the sport. The answer is simple: recreational basketball. Playing recreational basketball...

Karim-Duvall commits

Karim-Duvall gathers with her family, coach Katelyn McMahon, Principal Joan Benz and athletic director Scott Rivinius to celebrate her commitment

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

May 27, 2015

Congratulations to senior Japria Karim-Duvall who committed to play basketball for Nyack College in New York. Karim-Duvall has been playing for the varsity girls basketball team since her freshman year and became just the fourth player in CHS history to score 1,000 points in their career. “It...

Club sports more important for college recruiting

Though high school sports foster social interactions, most club teams provide a higher level of intensity and opportunity to be recruited.

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

April 29, 2015

For two to three months at most, student-athletes get to compete in their high school seasons.  However, during the other nine months or so, club sports take priority.  For students wanting to play sports in college, there is a clear gap between club and high school competitiveness. Many high school...

Future Terps eager for next basketball season

Junior Jake Layman (right) and freshman Melo Trimble (left) are returning for the 2015-2016 season.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015

It’s only April, but anticipation for the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball team is at an all-time high. With the newly-announced returns of freshman guard Melo Trimble and junior forward Jake Layman, along with the addition of five-star center recruit Diamond...

University of Maryland basketball dominates

Senior guard Dez Wells is has lead the University of Maryland men's baskeball team to a top 10 national rank.

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

There is only one school in the entire nation whose men’s and women’s NCAA teams are both ranked in the top 10: Maryland. For the first time since 1997, both the men’s and women’s basketball at the University of Maryland are ranked in the top 10, and for the first time, in a long time, both...

Coaches vs. Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer

By Peter Durand, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

CHS played its annual Churchill vs. Cancer basketball double header at home Feb. 3 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Though the boys lost to Whitman 47-46 and the girls lost 49-26, CHS students showed great support, wearing pink and buying baked goods and raffle tickets to support those...

Basketball spirit nights

Basketball spirit nights

By Jasmine Baten, General Photo Editor

February 24, 2015

The SGA held spirit nights on Dec. 22, Jan. 9, Feb. 3 and Feb. 17 to boost morale for CHS Basketball.  Spirit nights have ranged from pink to whiteouts. Class sponsors and presidents chose various themes, aiming to get students more involved and excited about CHS sporting events. “I think the...

For Bulldogs, winning isn’t just about the score

The Bulldogs practice after school to continue improving their record. Camaraderie and work ethic are just some of the benefits of the season for the team.

By Joel Goldstein, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The boys varsity basketball team hasn’t reached its expectations so far, having a record of 4-15 in its first 19 games. Along the rough road, the Bulldogs have learned important values, such as perseverance and unity, without always being able to win. “Being on a team has taught me values and...

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