The Observer

Young Tennis team places third in county tournament

By By: Jillian Postal-Online Sports Editor

June 2, 2010

The boys tennis team entered the county tournaments as one of the top contenders to win, but because Wootton swept the entire tournament, the Bulldogs placed third. "Everyone worked really hard and performed hard," head coach Benjamin Woods said. "It is a young team, but they stepped up to the chal...

Softball season ends with first round loss

By By: Natalie Giesler-Editor-in-chief and Joe Haynes: Sports Editor

June 2, 2010

Unfortunately for the CHS softball team, the season came to an abrupt end with a 5-3 loss to rival Walter Johnson, May 13. The Bulldogs led the entire game until the seventh inning. "We played really well," junior Mariah Healy said. "[We even played] better than we did against them in the regular se...

Track competes in regional finals meet

By By: Joe Haynes-Sports Editor

June 2, 2010

The track and field team sent its best performers to the regional finals at Whitman May 19 with hopes of advancing to states. At regionals, the relay team of junior Alex Kim, sophomore Will Conway and seniors Sami Aougab and Sei Masuoka broke the school’s record in the 4x800m. To advance to state...

Girls lacrosse wins regional championship

By By Matt Brothers-Sports Editor

June 2, 2010

  The girls lacrosse team ended its season with a 22-2 loss to C.M. Wright in the state semifinals May 22. CHS won the regional title May 19 after they defeated Sherwood, 17-7. This was after Sherwood defeated top-seeded Wootton in the regional semifinals. CHS traveled to Blake May 17 after a...

Athlete of the Month: Zoe Kabelac

By By:Jillian Postal-Online Sports Editor

June 2, 2010

  On a team of girls who moved on to the regional semifinals, it’s almost impossible to stand apart from all the other players, but in such a team Zoe Kabelac has done the impossible to shine in a group of standouts. Ironically, Kabelac started playing lacrosse when she was in sixth grade...

Faceoff- NCAA tournament Expansion: Expanding field lead to increased excitement

By By: joe Haynes-Sports Editor

May 5, 2010

Winston Churchill once said, “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction,” and although he might not have been talking about the NCAA tournament, the principle still applies. The topic of changing the NCAA basketball tournament from a field of 65 teams to a field of 96...

Nearby schools offer crew team, not CHS

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By By: Tony Raffa-staff writer

May 5, 2010

While comparing CHS’s vast amount of sports to several other Montgomery County schools, one begins to notice there is something missing: crew. For those who don’t know what crew is, it is a sport in which the athlete sits in the boat facing backwards (towards the stern) and uses the oars which...

Newly enforced policy keeps athletes fully clothed

By By Sushen Thiyagarajan-Breaking News Online Editor and Jake Sutton-Staff writer

May 5, 2010

It’s almost summer time, which means that the 80-degree weather that we’ve all been hoping for is just around the corner. With the arrival of hot weather come ways for CHS athletes to cool off while at practice, but this season all that may to change is that an old policy is finally going to be enforced. For...

Ultimate works toward greater success in future

By By Joel Denicoff-staff writer

May 5, 2010

One week after falling to B-CC 15-4, the ultimate frisbee team defeated Blair by way of forfeit April 18. Though this is the frisbee team’s third year, the experienced B-CC team has played ultimate frisbee longer and practices year round. As a result, CHS lost with a lack of experience as they only...

Girls Lacrosse attributes success to teamwork

By By: Joe Haynes and Matt Brothers-sports editors

May 5, 2010

A new team typically does not immediately start working well together, but the girls lacrosse team has done a good job of coming close to that. Despite a loss against Wootton April 10, the girls have a 5-1 record with some of the game scores doubling their opponent’s score. “I feel that if the...

Veteran softball teams strive to correct rookie mistakes

By By: Helena Rodriguez-staff writer

May 5, 2010

The softball team is starting off the season with a 2-3 record after losing to Northwest 5-2, April 15, to Gaithersburg 10-0, April 17, and to Walter Johnson 3-0, April 20.  The Bulldogs fought hard to keep up with the fast-paced Northwest, Gaithersburg and WJ teams. However, despite their best efforts...

Young tennis team has high hopes for counties

By By Jillian Postal: Online Sports Editor

May 5, 2010

The boys tennis team ended its season last year hoping to duplicate its early season success in the upcoming county, regional and state championships. This year’s new players proved themselves as strong talents as the Bulldogs have lost only one game so far, making their record, at press time, a...

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