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Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years old and made the WCHS varsity team his sophomore year. As his final regular season comes to a close...

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 semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

November 21, 2018

Senior Jane Olcott led the varsity girls soccer team to a 10-4 record and to a MPSSAA sectional final by remaining focused and ready to tackle any challenges during the season. Olcott is the girls varsity soccer team captain and has already committed to Villanova University. Olcott started playing...

Student Art Spotlight: Frannie Phillips

Senior Frannie Phillips displays some of her artwork. In addition to taking art classes at CHS, Phillips plays CHS varsity soccer.

By Balbina Yang and Emily Wang, Arts Editor and Features Editor

January 9, 2017

There are few people who are both artistically and athletically gifted. Senior, captain of the CHS varsity girls soccer team, sculptor and illustrator Francine Phillips, is one of those few people. Currently, Phillips is in both Advanced Studio Art and Advanced Ceramics. She has been active in the arts...

Soccer, Golf Coaches Bring Family Tie to CHS

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.

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 with boys soccer, after coaching golf for five years prior. Robert is following in his father’s footsteps...

Pro Sports’ Gender Disparity Evident at CHS

Before a game, the varsity girls soccer team huddles around their coach, Haroot Hakopian. Despite finishing third in the state, fewer CHS fans attend their games compared to the boys soccer games.

By Dani Miller, Production Editor

May 3, 2016

Recently, five members of the U.S women’s national soccer team, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn, sued the U.S Soccer Federation for wage discrimination. This lawsuit has made headlines for further exposing the disparity between how female and male athletes a...

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...

Boys Soccer Preview

Boys Soccer Preview

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

September 29, 2015

Boys soccer will try to continue its success from last year’s 8-2-4 regular season. The team has began the season 1-2 and is looking to bounce back from some early injuries including Nicholas Yazdani's arm injury and sophomore goalkeeper Joel Assal's sprained back. “I’d like to continue to improve...

Hakopian stars on Dr.Oz show

Girls Varsity coach Haroot Hakopian talks on the Dr.OZ show about concussions.

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

September 16, 2015

Varsity girls’ soccer coach Haroot Hakopian will be on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. to talk about concussions. When Dr. Oz recently got brain scans back from the doctor that showed the concussions he got as a young child are still affecting his brain today, he decided to dedicate...

Club sports more important for college recruiting

Though high school sports foster social interactions, most club teams provide a higher level of intensity and opportunity to be recruited.

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

April 29, 2015

For two to three months at most, student-athletes get to compete in their high school seasons.  However, during the other nine months or so, club sports take priority.  For students wanting to play sports in college, there is a clear gap between club and high school competitiveness. Many high school...

OSPN: Observer Sports People Network

October 8, 2014

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

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.