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

With 13 All-Met selctions, WCHS athletics reaped the success of their athletes. To go along with several state championships, many of WCHSs All-Met athletes have recieved college attention.

WCHS winter athletes and coach win All Met awards

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor May 10, 2022

Even though winter sports have come to an end, the awards continue to pour in for athletes. The Washington Post released their annual Winter All-Met awards, highlighting the top athletes in the Metropolitan...

WCHS teams already have to play on many turf fields against opponents like Wootton (as pictured above). Thus, getting a turf field makes it more unilateral for our teams.

It’s time for a change, invest in turf.

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

What do Alabama football, Duke basketball and Vanderbilt baseball all have in common? They are all elite programs with elite facilities. There is a reason why the rich get richer in sports and that is...

Practicing his elite pitching Gomes, unusually large leg kick gives him a strange advantage over opposing hitters.

New sports transfer to boost WCHS athletics next fall

By Liam Klein, The OG JI April 11, 2022

Churchill Athletics have seen quite the comeback after the 2020-2021 school year, which saw almost little to no real competition outside of the extremely shortened spring season. Starting off the year...

As the boys baseball team begins their spring season, they will now be able to choose their walkup songs, but with a twist; the songs they choose must be from before 1900.

Classical music pumps down WCHS athletes

By Elijah Savett, Fantasy Football Fanatic April 7, 2022

It is the bottom of the 9th inning, tie game, two outs, runners on first and second base. The best hitter is coming up to bat, and the other team is nervous. But, as the hitter approaches the batter’s...

The newly formed WCHS curling team is looking to make a huge splash in the national curling scene and raise support for curling as a sport.

Curling team sweeps away the competition

By Michael Demske, Potomac Bull #3 April 7, 2022

If you think hockey defending its state championship or basketball making another deep playoff run will headline the 2022-23 winter sports season, think again. With overwhelming support and funding, WCHS...

WCHS winter sports team captains pose all together. Their leadership and hard work helped lead all teams to great seasons.

Winning winter sports teams wrap up their seasons

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor March 22, 2022

Successful: one word to recap the WCHS winter sports season. After a winning-filled fall that included unprecedented Bulldog spirit, the momentum and expectations bled through to winter sports teams. They...

With the barring of fans from attending Winter sports games in January, scenes like this from a Fall football game were missed by fans and players alike.

Fans flock back to games to cheer on WCHS

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

The day was Feb. 1. Fans poured in to see the Division Champion Varsity Boys Basketball Team play in a home match vs Blake High School. A few days later, they did it again for both the boys and girls teams...

The recording of the 2021 MPSSAA Boys Lacrosse Playoff game against Richard Montgomery is featured on demand on the NFHS Network website along with all other WCHS fall sport games.

No ticket, no worries: NFHS changes the game

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

If students or parents missed a WCHS sporting event in years past, there would be no way to know what happened, except for word of mouth. Now, a new MCPS program means all sporting events can be live-streamed...

The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten year. It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels.

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Students eagerly get back on the field to play sports after over a year long break due to COVID restrictions in the county.

WCHS sports teams prepare for an in-person spring season

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor March 22, 2021

With the increased distribution of vaccines, a select amount of students are beginning to return to school. This not only provides improved learning for many students, but it also brings the excitement...

Wake Forest baseball commit Christopher Hacopian, gets ready to hit in a game this January. He took his talents to play in some tournaments in hopes of a spring season.

The plan for a full spring sports season excites student athletes

By Michael Demske, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Around this time last year, spring sports were getting primed to begin as tryouts were hosted and teams were assembled. Not too long after, COVID-19 began its ravaging tour across the United States, ultimately...

Despite losing players due to graduation, the girls varsity basketball team feels confident in their team chemistry. Last year, the team made it to states before COVID-19 shut down the esteemed tournament. This year, they look to build on their strong chemistry and have another successful year.

Creating team chemistry is a challenge during shortened seasons

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2020

There are many valuable elements that are critical to the success of WCHS sports teams. Talent, work ethic and practice are just a few of these factors. However, no element can be more crucial to a team’s...

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