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

WCHS senior, Justin Carney, has a big kill on his senior night, giving the team an even better advantage at beating Blake.

Athlete of the Month: Justin Carney

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor June 9, 2022

Smashing the ball over the net, WCHS Senior Justin Carney watches the scoreboard click, increasing his team’s lead in the game. This happens again. And again.  Since his freshman year, Carney has...

Athletes prepare for an exciting tournament in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic. Players from all over the country and even athletes from Canada, Holland, China and Puerto Rico have come to participate in one of the most exciting and unforgettable events of the year.

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager March 3, 2020

Step up to the court. Take a deep breath. Listen to the spectators behind you cheering you on. Toss the ball into the air above your head. Wait for that perfect moment. Now. Serve the ball and send it...

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the...

Senior Serena Xu soars high to hit an outside set. Xu is usually the one setting, but she is able to play almost any position due to her high skill level.

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2019

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been...

The boys volleyball team at county finals on May 15, 2018 against Walter Johnson. WCHS lost 3-1 last year but hope to defeat them in the championship this year.

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor May 7, 2019

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton,...

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...

Junior Ashley Chen receives the ball and sets up a teammate for a spike.

Volleyball team comes together for playoff run

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor November 19, 2018

The WCHS girls varsity volleyball team has played its way through the 2018-2019 regular season with a 5-6 record. Their record may not look pretty, but this WCHS team is as tough as they come and continues...

Kate Reese is now playing soccer for Loyola University.

Catching Up with CHS’ Athletic Alumni

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...

Senior Lucy Bedewi tips the ball over the net during a recent match.

Girls Volleyball Team Sets Up For Outstanding Season

By Ben Dross, Production Editor October 29, 2015

It’s been one victory after another for the volleyball team this season, and they are trying to keep that trend going. The girls volleyball team is off to a fantastic start this season with a county...



By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer December 4, 2013

Girls volleyball ended their excellent regular season with the team’s first Division championship title since 1986. The girls dominated with a record of 14-3, but ended their run into the playoffs with...

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

Volleyball sets sight on playoffs, kills the competition

By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor November 8, 2012

The girls volleyball team is having a solid season, earning a 7-5 record thus far. The team lost 3-1 to B-CC Oct. 17. "This was a hard loss," coach Cindy Hillard said. "In the game we won, we dominated...

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