The Observer

Equal Processes Needed for All Sports Tryouts

The varsity girls basketball team warms up before the second half of their home game against Wootton.
Head Coach Katelyn Blanken talks privately with each player to discuss the results of their tryout, whether or not she made the team.

By Julia Lescht, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017

High school sports have been glorified in American culture for decades. It seems almost essential that a student plays on a high school team to live true to the American experience. In reality, not making the team is most definitely not the end of the world. Some are just more athletically inclined...

Running Back Andrew Zuckerman Commits to Tulane

Running back and Churchill rushing yards-leader Andrew Zuckerman will play football at Tulane next fall.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016

  Senior Andrew Zuckerman has committed to play college football at Tulane in the upcoming fall season. Zuckerman enjoyed a fantastic career playing for Churchill. He ran for 1,867 yards this season and set the school record for career rushing yards with a total of 2,952. He was the main offensive...

Boys Lacrosse Has High Expectations

Sophomore Reed Moshyedi scores a goal for the bulldogs.

By Nathan Gertler, Online Sports Editor

March 23, 2016

Over the past few years, CHS boys lacrosse has been synonymous with excellence.  This year is no different, as the highly touted Bulldogs seem charged up for a chance at another deep playoff run. The team enters the season with a sour taste in its mouth, hoping to get back to the state championship...

Athlete of the Month

Junior Zack Einhorn's 200 freestyle at the Maryland State Championships qualified him for the National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals Competition.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

March 23, 2016

When junior Zack Einhorn jumped into the water, CHS was in fourth place. This would not do, however, as the team needed to win as many events as possible to win the state championship. Einhorn swam hard, passing the swimmer from Walt Whitman, and then passing the swimmer from Richard Montgomery. He had...

Despite Early Exit, Outstanding Season Paves Way for Future Success

Even after a heartbreaking loss, the CHS Girls Basketball team had a very successful season.

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground,” a famous quote from president Theodore Roosevelt, closely relating to the resilient 2015-2016 basketball team who concluded their promising season with a  18-6 record. The team showed vast improvement over the course of the season, helping...

Boys Basketball Catches Fire After Slow Start

The team gethers in a huddle on the court during a game to get the players pumped up. The team went on a seven-game win streak one point i the season after starting 1-4

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

After a disappointing 1-4 start to the season, the now 12-9 boys varsity basketball team has turned it around and propelled themselves into relevancy as they look ahead to the playoffs. The Bulldogs have climbed their way back to a respectable season and have done so by taking down some of the best...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

Ski Club Would Lift CHS Students’ Spirit

The Bryce ski team poses as a group at the top of the slopes at the Whitetail resort.  School ski clubs would have similar experiences traveling to ski resorts and skiing as a group.

By Karly Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Students ski and sled down snow-covered hills each winter season, an activity they could do more often if given the opportunity to join a school ski club. CHS should provide a school ski club for students to take part in. This program would organize transportation to a ski resort nearby like Whitetail...

Track Battles Injuries During Successful Season

Senior Michael Hughes runs his leg of the relay.

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

  MCPS schools may have closed for the last week of January, but that didn't stop the relentless winter track team from shoveling almost three feet of snow to train and compete against some of the toughest teams in the state. At the beginning of the new season, seniors Michael Hughes and Alexandra...

Athlete of the Month

Kuchins dribbles the ball down the court during a recent game. She has led the team to a 14-4 record.

By Ben Dross, Production Editor

February 25, 2016

As a humble athlete, junior and varsity girls basketball player Coco Kuchins prefers to let her game do the talking for her. The soft-spoken point guard is known for many things, including her scoring ability, intense defense and ability to control the tempo of a game. Kuchins has led the Bulldogs...

Crew Team Adjusts to Full-body Winter Training

Members of the crew team workout in Erg machines to prepare for their spring season, which consists of shorter, 1.4 mile races.

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016

Fingers clasped around a black handlebar and feet strapped into pedals, they strain against the resistance of a rowing machine, pumping their bodies backward and forward to simulate the motions required to propel a narrow boat through the water. Another group can be seen drenched in sweat as they move...

Wushu Warrior: Lee Competes in World Championships

Lucy Lee won bronze and silver at the World Wushu Championships.

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

January 4, 2016

Standing a mere 5’4”, sophomore Lucy Lee may not seem like she could pose a threat in a fight, but she has proved that she is not one to be trifled with. The unassuming sophomore recently competed in the 13th World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia and brought home a bronze in Women’s...

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