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New CHS Lineman Thrives

New CHS Lineman Thrives

By Peter Durand, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2015

Senior Phil Spencer is barreling through everyone’s expectations, literally. After turning down a scholarship from Blair Academy boarding school in New Jersey to attend CHS, Spencer stands out as one of football’s strongest defensive players. “He is one of the strongest players I’ve ever...

Football Coach Song Sets New Goals for Team

Led by senior captain Andrew Zuckerman, the Bulldogs charge the field during a recent game.

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

New head football coach Albert Song is requiring all his players to sit in the front of their classrooms and to act as exemplary students. Some may consider this excessive, but he says he is preaching a character-first mentality. “My goal is to develop character first,” Song said. “I’m trying...

New varsity football coach named

Albert Song was named the new varsity football head coach Feb. 2 and hopes to bring new success to the program.

By Nathan Deychman, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Albert Song was officially named the new CHS varsity head football coach Feb. 2. After the resignation of former head coach Joe Allen, Athletic Director Scott Rivinius went through a lengthy hiring process before choosing Song over several other candidates. “Coach Song stood out for his passion...

Football head coach Joe Allen resigns

By Cristian Edwards

January 12, 2015

After a surprisingly good season where the unexpected CHS football team came back after a horrendous 1-9 season and went 6-4, it is left without a coach. Varsity football head coach Joe Allen resigned from his coaching duties Jan.7, after six seasons with the Bulldogs, going 36-27. “Coach Allen’s...

The Turkey Bowl: A national tradition

Family and friends of junior Eli Promisel gather for their anual game of Thanksgiving football.

By Jake Certner and Christian Edwards

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving: a time for family, food, friends and football. Thanksgiving is about bringing people together; while some people may gather around a turkey, there are plenty of others—at Churchill and across America—who gather around the pigskin. “Football on Thanksgiving is just one of those...

CHS tennis star turned football kicker

Senior tennis player Elliot Thaker has become the football team's starting kicker.

By Hannah Yasharoff, Public Relations Editor

November 20, 2014

It is not uncommon to see high school athletes participate in more than one sport during the school year— plenty of athletes use the same skill sets to play football and basketball, or football and wrestling, but football and tennis? It’s almost unheard of, but that didn’t stop senior tennis player...

OSPN: Observer Sports People Network

October 8, 2014

The Churchill Observer recaps all CHS sports in the new segment OSPN.

#DirtyThirty dominates

#DirtyThirty dominates

By Michael fox and Fiona Asbury

September 29, 2014

They are a tiny army with great strength. They fight as one, regardless of size. Side by side, each player has the others’ backs. They are determined to win, they are ready to fight. They are, the dirty 30. Although the football team graduated 15 seniors last year, the Bulldogs have high hopes for...

Tree Planted on CHS Football Field

 Tree Planted on CHS Football Field

By Michael Fox, Sports Editor

September 19, 2014

On the morning of Sept. 8, athletic director Scott Rivinius spent part of his morning preparing the football field for the soccer games that would occur later in the day,  when he was surprised to see none other than a newly planted tree positioned on the grass near mid field. Whoever pulled off...

The ‘Dirty Thirty’ dominate BCC

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

September 8, 2014

The CHS football team stepped onto the field Friday night for its match against BCC and delivered a big win for the first game of the season, beating the Barons with a final score of 39-0. After losing to the Barons 25-15 during the team’s 1-9 season last year, the Bulldogs were ready to redeem...

Athletes follow traditions on route to away games

Athletes follow traditions on route to away games

By Elizabeth Campbell, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2013

CHS is home to many athletic teams and even more team-related traditions. One such tradition is based on how different teams choose to travel to away games. Coaches have the option to ask for a bus, paid for by the team, which will transport the players to and from the away game. This option is the one...

CHS athletes commit

CHS athletes commit

By Erica Spaeth, Photo Editor

February 27, 2013

Congratulations to seniors Dominique Williams (bottom left) and Darrion Locke (bottom right) for committing to play football next year at Alderson-Broaddus College of West Virginia. Williams has played football since he was in fourth grade, and he plays wide receiver and free safety. Locke has played ...

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