The Observer

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varisty field hockey team smiling after yet another successful game.

By Ava Freeman, Assistant Features Editor

October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful, it is important for a team to work as a whole rather than individual athletes.  This season, the...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

Field hockey secures regional championship

Senior Ellie Shein runs down the field with the ball during the game against Wootton High School. WCHS won the game in overtime.

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018

The WCHS field hockey team is off to a strong start, winning their first 11 games and advancing to the state semifinals for another four games. Despite losing six seniors this year, the team has come together and is looking to improve on last year’s playoff run. “Our biggest strength is our...

Field hockey regional final: Churchill 4, B-CC 0

Photo Courtesy of Regan Solomon.

By Jake Herman, News Editor

November 21, 2017

The CHS field hockey team advanced to the state semifinals with a convincing 4-0 win over B-CC on Nov. 1.   This is the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs ousted the B-CC Barons in the field hockey regional final.   CHS controlled the game from start to finish, as early goals from juniors Lizzie Hs...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

December 7, 2016

In the spring of eighth grade, junior Juliet Twomey picked up a field hockey stick for the first time. Three and a half years later, Twomey is CHS’s starting varsity goalie and a key player in the Bulldogs’ run to the state championship. “I knew I wanted to do a fall sport at CHS because...

Field Hockey Finishes Season as State Finalists

Sophomore Regan Solomon (#5) chases after the ball while being trailed by a defender. The Bulldogs were 16-0 in the regular season.

By Ethan S. Miller and Max Kandel

December 2, 2016

CHS varsity field hockey concluded a record setting season, becoming the first team since 1985 to reach states. The team’s record improved from 9-5 in 2014 and 8-4-1 in 2015 to perfect in the 2016 regular season. While there are multiple factors contributing to the team’s success, the Bulldogs...

Girls Field Hockey raises money for Make-A-Wish

The field hockey team made a goal to raise enough money to send a family of four on a vacation to Disney World.

By Thomas Atkinson, Online Features Editor

October 29, 2015

The varsity girls field hockey team fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during its game Oct. 6 and raised over $8,000. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to grant the wishes of children with deadly medical conditions. These wishes can range from receiving horseback...

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015

Last year’s CHS senior class excelled in almost every sport, and the Observer would like to highlight several CHS athletes that have continued their excellence at the collegiate level.   Lucy Srour (XC): Srour graduated last year and was a top runner for the cross-country team. She is...

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,...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Caitlin Doherty, Circulation Manager

December 4, 2013

The field hockey team lost to Wootton 5-1 in the second round of the playoffs Oct. 28. "Woottonwas a really talented team,"junior midfielder Dani Weinberg said. "We left everything on the field and played as hard as we could." Star player senior right forward Clare Nolan scored four goals over the...

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

September 25, 2013

Whether it is from a blow to the head or a violent shake of the body, a concussion alters the way the brain functions. Concussions are one of the leading sports injuries, and can happen from any high school sport, especially the contact ones such as soccer, football and lacrosse. As of this year, MCPS ...

CHS athlete commits

CHS athlete commits

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

January 3, 2013

Congratulations to senior Alyssa Weiss for committing to play field hockey at Yale University next year. Weiss has been playing field hockey since she was in fourth grade, and she plays midfield. Congratulations to Weiss on becoming a Bulldog.

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