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

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...

WCHS senior Rory Brookhart during a soccer game, with the Colgate logo showing his commitment.

Athlete of the Month: Rory Brookhart

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 2, 2022

Soccer has played a significant role in WCHS senior Rory Brookhart’s life. Brookhart has played for the WCHS boys’ soccer team for the past four years. He has led the team to great success and has...

The WCHS varsity cheer team ends their successful performance at Counties on Oct. 28, at Montgomery Blair High School.

Cheer team roars as competition season is in full swing

By Kalena Yee, Arts Editor December 2, 2022

From royal takeover to rockstar redemption, the WCHS varsity cheer team has performed it all. After bringing home the gold at invitationals, counties and regionals as well as qualifying for states last...

After losing the 2022 State Championship, the WCHS basketball team poses with the runner-up trophy with grim looks on their faces.

State Champion runner-ups return for vengeance

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

As the final buzzer sounds at the University of Maryland’s Xfinity Center, tears rush down the faces of fans and players alike. On one half of the court, the Eleanor Roosevelt HS basketball team celebrates...

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...

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