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Girls Lacrosse players named to All-District Team

Girls Lacrosse players named to All-District Team

By Jake Certner, Sports Editor

May 27, 2015

The Churchill Observer would like to congratulate senior Rachel Thal-Larsen, junior Bethany Dubick and junior Ashley Simpson for making the All-District Girls Lacrosse team. Thal-Larsen and Dubick both made the team as attack and Ashley made it as a goalie. “Its nice to get recognition for the hard...

JV Boys Lacrosse Team Goes Undefeated for Third Straight Year

JV Boys Lacrosse Team Goes Undefeated for Third Straight Year

By Julia McDermott, Senior Writer

April 30, 2015

Coming off two straight undefeated seasons, the junior varsity boys lacrosse team was far from an underdog at the beginning of this year, but when the bulldogs stepped onto the field for the first time this season, they were ready to retain their record. ‘Why not three.’ And after nine games,...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Julia McDermott, Senior Editor

April 28, 2015

Sprinting past player after player, a blue and green jersey sporting the number 20 dodges and weaves through a wave of the opposing team’s attempts to steal the ball. Nearing the net, she pulls her stick back and launches a shot, scoring yet another goal for CHS lacrosse. Since her freshman year,...

Future Terps eager for next basketball season

Future Terps eager for next basketball season

By Hannah Yasharoff, Senior Writer

April 28, 2015

It’s only April, but anticipation for the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball team is at an all-time high. With the newly-announced returns of freshman guard Melo Trimble and junior forward Jake Layman, along with the addition of five-star center recruit Diamond...

CHS swimmer dives into U.S. Olympic Trials

CHS swimmer dives into U.S. Olympic Trials

By Becky Wolfson, Production Editor

April 28, 2015

Eight years ago, teammates on her neighborhood swim team, Regency Estates, inspired junior Hannah Lindsey to begin swimming. She remains a part of that team to this day and has just qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Lindsey used to play basketball and practice taekwondo, but she realized her...

Winter’s top five hardest things to do in sports

Winter’s top five hardest things to do in sports

By Michael Fox, Sports Editor

December 22, 2014

In the world of sports, many debates focus on how difficult a sport is to play compared to other sports. The debates have continued on and on, so the Observer weighs to share its opinion on the top five hardest things to do in winter high school sports. Landing a Successful Dive: Although many see it as j...

Dawgs pounce on Patriots in hockey victory

Dawgs pounce on Patriots in hockey victory

By Michael Fox, Sports Editor

November 17, 2014

From the sound of the first face-off, both teams knew it would be a blood match. Players getting crushed into the boards, open ice hits, trash talk and any other physical elements of the game of hockey. The varsity Hockey team beat Wootton 6-1 Nov. 14. The team out shot its rival 30 shots to 15 as...

For better or for worse: rivalries affect sportsmanship

By Emily Raab, Production Editor

October 27, 2014

Ask any alumni who CHS’s biggest rival was when they were a student, and they will probably say Wootton. The rivalry between the two neighboring schools has existed for generations as an outlet for friendly athletic competition. Although it often brings out the best in both schools’ athletes and...

Fans crave more intensity in the NBA

Fans crave more intensity in the NBA

By Michael Fox, Sports Editor

May 16, 2014

Michael Jordan dribbles down the court, crosses over left, steps back, fires, swish. MJ does it again. Jordan has yet again led the Chicago Bulls to another NBA title. It’s interesting to see how each team performs when playing different opponents in the NBA regular season, but it certainly makes...

Benefits of HD TV outweigh entertainment of live games

Benefits of HD TV outweigh entertainment of live games

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

April 21, 2014

To the 20, 10, five, touchdown! The fans scream, hug, dance and cheer as the Washington Redskins score. Not only are fans at the game cheering, but fans are also at home, sitting comfortably on their couch watching on an HD television. While going to a sporting event is always a great experience, watch...

NFL bullying incident raises questions: How prevalent is harassment in high school sports?

NFL bullying incident raises questions: How prevalent is harassment in high school sports?

By Daniel Miyares, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014

The sporting world has been rocked by Richie Incognito and other Miami Dolphins players’ verbal harassment of fellow teammate Jonathan Martin, leading to Martin’s highly-publicized leave from football.  This scandal has raised questions about the extent of harassment and intimidation in the adre...

Redkins Search for New Coach

Redkins Search for New Coach

By Danny Gordon

January 8, 2014

After an extremely disappointing 3-13 season, many CHS Redskins fans are left wondering what happened to their once promising hometown team. Just one day after the season ended the entire coaching staff including head coach Mike Shanahan, was fired. Now the team begins its search for a new head coach...

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