The Observer

Ooh, I Think I Found Myself a Real Sport: Cheerleading

During competitions, cheerleaders perform stunts that include lifting people up, flying through the air and contorting their bodies.

By Cristian Edwards, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

Jousting. Quidditch. Cheese rolling. Rock-Paper-Scissors. All of these activities are now defined as and accepted as genuine sports. So why is cheerleading still on the bubble? The dictionary defines a sport as, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive...

Roles are reversed as Sadie Hawkins comes to CHS

The Sadie Hawkins dance comes back to CHS after a 4 year delay.

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

A high school dance that takes a twist with girls asking guys has been approved to come back to CHS in Feb. “The Sadie Hawkins dance is a very important event for Churchill because it is one of the few dances that students get to attend throughout the year,” senior Austin Yang said. Anxious...

High hopes for G-Lax after undefeated season

High hopes for G-Lax after undefeated season

By By Brett Sachs, Production Editor

March 27, 2012

  Standing in the shadow of an undefeated season and a win in the regional finals, the girls lacrosse team plans to maintain its successful streak in the upcoming year.   "Every year is a new year, and we have to come out every season wanting to prove ourselves all over again," coach Chri...

Young girls basketball coasts into playoffs

By By Maddy Flax, Sports Editor

February 21, 2012

  The girls basketball team got back on the winning track Feb. 3 when it defeated Clarksburg 52-30 followed by a Feb. 7 58-43 win over Quince Orchard. The wins followed a Feb. 1 48-41 loss to Walter Johnson. Against Quince Orchard, junior forward Erica Lindsay burst on to the scene with a gam...

Girls B-ball tips off season with inconsistent play

By By Maddy Flax, Sports Editor

December 21, 2011

  The girls basketball team started its season off rocky when the Lady Bulldogs dropped their home opener to Damascus Dec. 6, crushed Sherwood in their first away game Dec. 9 and then let another game slip to Gaithersburg Dec. 12. Despite the inconsistency so far, several players have established the...

Tennis wins record fifth straight county title

Tennis wins record fifth straight county title

By By: Matt Raab, Sports Production Editor

November 23, 2011

  After a grueling two-and-a-half hour battle on the court, doubles partners junior Olivia Lee and senior captain Tanya Bagheri sealed a record fifth consecutive victory at Counties for the girls tennis team Oct. 31.   The tournament ended in a three-way tie for first place between CHS, Whitman...

Girls soccer eliminated by B-CC for third straight year

Girls soccer eliminated by B-CC for third straight year

By By Nicole Malament, Archive Manager

November 22, 2011

  The girls soccer team fell to B-CC 1-0 in the regional final for the third straight year Nov. 8.   "With 1:34 left in double overtime B-CC scored," coach Haroot Hakopian said. "It was a tremendous game and the teams played amazingly. Jackie Lambergman had a great penalty kick during the game, bu...

Girls soccer slowed after perfect 4-0 start

By Matt Raab, Sports Production Editor

October 25, 2011

  As the end of the season approaches, a 2-1 loss to Walter Johnson Oct. 17 has jeopardized the girls soccer team’s chances of a high seed in the playoffs and dropped the team’s record to 5-3. After the loss, its ranking now depends on the performance of other successful teams including Whitman and ...

XC looks to improve on last year’s 2nd place finish

By Zoe Forster, Business Manager

October 3, 2011

  Several CHS runners were chosen to participate in the Woodward Relays Sept. 6 at Georgetown prep. The boys came in second place out of 11 competing schools in the 6-mile-two-man relay, while the girls also came in second place out of seven competing schools.   Leading the boys team were seniors ...

Girls volleyball dominates during perfect season start

By Jamie Lescht, Public Relations

October 3, 2011

  The girls volleyball team continued its season Sept. 15 with a 3-0 victory against Watkins Mill HS. The team held its own by leading throughout most of the game and hopes to continue its success throughout the season.   "I think we’re going to do really well this year," senior captain Pa...

Girls soccer off to another undefeated start

By Maddy Flax, Sports Editor

September 27, 2011

The girls soccer team continued its winning streak with a 2-1 victory over Paul VI Sept. 21. and a 7-1 victory over Clarksburg Sept 19. Prior to that, the Bulldogs started their season with a 9-0 blowout win against Watkins Mill. Six different Bulldogs found the net in the Sept. 15 match. Senior Jenna Ca...

Girls tennis aims for fifth straight county title

By Matthew Raab, Sports Production Editor

September 27, 2011

  With the tennis season four weeks underway, the girls tennis team is looking forward to another successful year on the court. The team has six wins so far over Kennedy (7-0) Paint Branch (7-0), Sherwood (7-0), Poolesville (7-0) and Richard Montgomery (6-1), ultimately hoping to match last ye...

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