The Observer

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed when I heard it was cancelled,” cross country and track co-captain Jessica Bowen said.  “I wanted t...

Women’s crew brings victory home for CHS

Women's crew brings victory home for CHS

By Thomas Atkinson, Production Editor

May 30, 2014

In an astounding victory for CHS, the women’s novice rowing team won first place in the Maryland State Championships held April 27 in Chestertown, Maryland. The women’s four boat won its qualifying heat by a staggering margin of 10 boat lengths, which is equivalent to 420 feet. Among the cheering...



By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 4, 2013

Since its start in 2010, CHS’ only river-bound sport has consistently improved, and this year the crew team participated in the Head of the Charles, the largest regatta in the world. "At the Head of the Charles we beat four other boats from very competitive rowing programs from high schools all o...

Despite third place finish, crew’s hopes high for spring

By Manisha Singh, Senior Writer

April 26, 2013

The crew team experienced a loss at the Cindy Cole Cup April 20 after placing third in its scrimmage against Woodrow Wilson and Walter Johnson on the Anacostia River April 6. "Seeing the competition has really made us put crew as a priority for this upcoming season," junior Dominic Singer said. "I exp...

Crew dominates over opposing public schools

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

November 7, 2012

The crew teams started their season with two solid performances at the Head of Anacostia Sept. 29 and the Head of Potomac Sept. 30. "I’m excited that we were able to start off the season well," junior Dominic Singer said. "We did not start off last year’s season well, nor did we do well last season...

Crew hopes for succes after off-season training

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

The crew team looks to continue success despite losing many rowers to graduation. The first regatta is the Head of Anacostia race, which will take place Sept. 29 on the Anacostia River. "We practice on the water three times a week for two to three hours, and we have land practice once a week," ju...

Crew finishes strong at states in its second season

Crew finishes strong at states in its second season

By Guransh Singh and Jared Saltzberg, Staff Writers

May 29, 2012

The boys crew team finished fifth in the state finals after winning in the semifinals. The girls finished third overall. The team returned 38 rowers and has matured quickly since its inception in 2010. The state meet, however, was an uphill battle because of the team’s relative inexperience. "For a...

After training all winter, Crew ready for season

By By Maddy Flax, Sports Editor

March 27, 2012

  After a winter of intense training, the crew team headed out on the water March 10 with high expectations for the spring season.   Throughout the winter, the team has concentrated on tough training sessions. Players trained three times a week for three hours each at the Jewish Communi...

Crew team rows in its first regatta on Potomac

By Justine Stayman - Staff Writer

May 24, 2011

  The crew team participated in its first regatta May 7 after six months of training and practicing three times a week at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on the Anacostia River. The girls team faced neighboring high schools Blair, B-CC, Holton Arms, Whitman, Bishop Ireton, Saint John’s Academy and W...

Crew club prepares for inaugural season

By Ariana Etessami - Staff Writer

April 11, 2011

Since being introduced in November 2010, the crew club has recruited more than 60 students who have escalated their skill level from novice to row-worthy. As the spring season approaches, rowers prepare to compete with several schools in the area including Wootton, Whitman, Blair, Walter Johnson and...

New crew team has large turnout, starts with basics

By By Tony Raffa- Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

In response to interest from students last year, juniors Alisa Dan and Julianna Hsing have created a crew team. Although they are not officially a CHS team, they are ambitious in their hopes of a great season with school spirit to back it up. The team is made up of more than 60 students who completed...

Nearby schools offer crew team, not CHS

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By By: Tony Raffa-staff writer

May 5, 2010

While comparing CHS’s vast amount of sports to several other Montgomery County schools, one begins to notice there is something missing: crew. For those who don’t know what crew is, it is a sport in which the athlete sits in the boat facing backwards (towards the stern) and uses the oars which...

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