The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Sam Bawden at the second round of states on Oct. 25, where he finished 30th out of 130 golfers.

Athlete of a Month: Sam Bawden

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor November 17, 2023

Golf is a game of patience, focus and resilience. These characteristics are exemplified in the WCHS Varsity Golf team. One of the team’s most successful and consistent golfers is WCHS sophomore Sam Bawden,...

On Wednesday, Feb. 15th, freshman Jaiden Chung watches the new Netflix documentary series Full Swing, while playing a round of golf at Bretton Woods Golf Club.

Netflix springs into golf season with “Full Swing” series

By Collin Chen, Online Editor May 15, 2023

What word comes to mind when you think of golf and documentaries? You are probably thinking “boring.” Well, Netflix combined the two to create a television series that will actually have viewers laughing,...

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

Phoebe Qian and her teamates pose with their state finalist trophy and medals. She played a key role in their great finished as she shot a 77 in her final round.

Athlete of the Month: Phoebe Qian

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor December 8, 2021

For someone trying to find WCHS senior Phoebe Qian, a good place to look for her would be at a local golf course. Qian is one of the most well-respected golfers on the WCHS golf team and played a key role...

Hankim keeps perfect form as she follows through the ball. Hankim was one of the teams most consistent players throughout the season.

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor December 17, 2019

Practicing three to four times a week with the team, as well as on her own, junior Hannah Hankim has dedicated most of her after-school life to golf. Hankim has been golfing since she was ten years old...

All 15 members of the WCHS golf team worked hard this season leading to the team’s success.

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have...

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...

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision...

Juniors Dylan Rotter, Lena
Capoccia and Senior Oliver
Whatley win states for
their third consecutive

Golf Secures Third Consecutive State Championship

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor December 8, 2016

The co-ed golf team has consistently dominated Maryland high school golf competitions for the past three years, and is showing no sign of slowing down. The bulldogs won the 3A/4A state championship...

Robert Tarzy (left) and his father Arnold Tarzy (right) are both coaches at CHS. This is Robert’s first time coaching co-ed golf while Arnold is in his eighth season with boys varsity soccer, after five years with golf.

Soccer, Golf Coaches Bring Family Tie to CHS

By Arielle Gordon, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2016

Like father, like son. Boys varsity soccer head coach Arnold Tarzy is the father of co-ed golf coach Robert Tarzy, making them the only relatives to both coach at CHS. Arnold is in his eighth season...

Vactor led the CHS golf team to its second straight state title this past year and was  honored as the All-Mets Coach of the Year in recognition of his coaching abilities.

Golf Coach Honored as All-Met Coach of the Year

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News Editor June 5, 2016

Golf coach and LAD Resource teacher Aaron Vactor was named the All-Met Coach of the Year, an award recognizing him as the best coach in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area. This is Vactor’s fourth...

Senior Adam Gray won the individual state championship Nov. 2.

CHS Golf Takes Excellence to a ‘Hole’ New Level

By Ben Dross, Production Editor November 24, 2015

The defending 3A-4A west golf state champs did not let the pressure, or anything at all, get in the way of a championship repeat this season. Golf won all 20 of its matches this fall, giving the team...

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