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Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

Remi Ali, better known as 2kforbes, has become a local celebrity among DMV high school students. Ali’s Jan. 17 video edit of senior Tarrus Richardson brought WCHS’ attention to his social media full of an infusion of basketball shots and creative edits.

By Max Kandel, Jackson Resnick, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

With just over 9,000 followers on Instagram, his own merchandise and people all around the DMV screaming his name, 2kforbes has built up quite a following as a talented basketball filmer and editor. The ‘Hoop Mixtape’ has always been a staple of basketball and hip-hop culture. It has been around...

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

Senior lacrosse captain, Jack Butler, supports his teammates both on and off of the field as a friend and leader.

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 7, 2019

Number 14, Jack Butler, receives a pass from across the field. Butler cradles the ball as he takes a shot and scores! WCHS receives a point, and the student section is all on their feet chanting and cheering with excitement. Senior and lacrosse captain Jack Butler has played varsity lacrosse since...

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

WCHS has been home to a successful lacrosse program for many consecutive seasons. This continued success is due in no small part to longtime coach Jeff Fritz. Fritz, who has helped WCHS varsity lacrosse teams dominate for years, is soon to be honored as an inductee into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Rubino

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 to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

Boys Lacrosse Falls Short in State Championship

The CHS Lacrosse team stands for the national anthem ahead of the state championship game.

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017

The CHS boys lacrosse team lost a heartbreaking state championship to Severna Park by a score of seven to six on May 24. The bigger stage at Stevenson University led to an epic 4A/3A state title game. The team battled the defending champs through all 60 minutes, giving up Severna Park’s go-ahead-go...

Boys Lacrosse Update and Final Four Preview

Boys Lacrosse Update and Final Four Preview

By Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller

May 18, 2017 Jake and Ethan discuss the Boys Lacrosse team's playoff run to the Final Four, interview starting defender Ian Rosenthal, and preview the team's final four matchup against Westminster this Saturday May 20 at 4pm. Then they debate over which sport...

Boys Lax Game 1 Recap and Season Preview

Boys Lax Game 1 Recap and Season Preview

By Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller

March 26, 2017 Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller recap Boys Lacrosse's home opener win vs. The Heights and preview the rest of the Bulldogs' season. Included: Interview with junior attackman Harrison Gerber Game...

Athletic Recruitment Changes College Process

Senior Juliana Comer committed to Cornell for soccer early in her junior year.

By Maya Rosenberg and Becky Wolfson

October 29, 2015

The pathway to collegiate athletics begins at an early age. Senior Juliana Comer began playing on a recreational soccer team in elementary school with friends. Her passion for soccer during her childhood led her to become a more dedicated athlete and student. Next year, she plans to play soccer for Cornell...

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,...

Boys lacrosse wins the 4A West regional championship

The CHS boys lacrosse team poses with the regional championship plaque after their 10-9 2OT win against QO

By Noah Salzberg, Senior Writer

May 14, 2015

The CHS boys lacrosse team beat QO in the regional championship Wed. May 13, winning in double overtime by the score of 10-9. This win came after another double-overtime victory against Whitman on Mon. May 11. “We did not play our best game tonight,” junior Sam Beloff said. “We let QO set...

JV Boys Lacrosse Team Goes Undefeated for Third Straight Year

The JV boys lacrosse team poses for a picture after finishing their season 9-0

By Julia McDermott, Senior Writer

April 30, 2015

Coming off two straight undefeated seasons, the junior varsity boys lacrosse team was far from an underdog at the beginning of this year, but when the bulldogs stepped onto the field for the first time this season, they were ready to retain their record. ‘Why not three.’ And after nine games,...

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