The Churchill Booster Club and Athletic Department hosted the first Annual Winter Season Community Sports Night on Friday, Jan. 10, during the home girls and boys varsity basketball games against Richard Montgomery. CHS invited all students in the pre-high school Churchill cluster to enjoy an exciting night of varsity basketball. It included free admission to students from Cabin John and Herbert Hoover middle schools as well as Bells Mill, Beverly Farms, Potomac, Seven Locks and Wayside elementary schools. The Churchill Class of 2016 helped to organize the event and decorate the gymnasium to welcome the community.
Students from Churchill cluster schools came out in large numbers and many donned spiritwear of their future school in order to cheer on the high schoolers. Churchill's Athletic Director, Scott Rivinius, was on hand to MC shoot-out challenges at the halftime of both games, while the CHS varsity cheerleaders posed for pictures with many of the special guests. Shown above are some of the participants of the shoot-out challenge during the boys varsity halftime. Please link here for many more photos of this fun-filled night. Photo by Mary Ellen Mengucci
Flip your calendars right now to reserve the date of Sat., May 3 at 8 PM for Churchill Downs - A Night at the Races! This will be a fun-filled, adults-only evening of food, drinks and betting on horse races right in our very own neighborhood at the Pony Express - Bolger Center. Join fellow Booster Club members, friends and neighbors from the greater Churchill community to enjoy the races and then use your winnings for chances to win terrific prizes. This will be an exciting event and a great new way to support our student athletes. All of the committees are forming right now to ensure the night's success so if you would like to volunteer to help — a little or a lot — please email Winston Churchill High School Booster Club President Larry Tanenbaum at email@example.com. See you at the races!
WCHS Swim and Dive is having an exciting season with the girls currently undefeated at 3-0, while the boys are 2-1. On the swimming side, so far this month the Bulldogs have won against Poolesville with final scores of 122-49 for the girls and 99-72 for the boys, making the combined team final of Bulldogs 221, Poolesville 121.This win came on the heels of pre-holiday competition that gave the Bulldogs victory against Blair in the first dual meet of the season, the girls, 117-54, and the boys 125-46. The team followed that up with the Bulldog girls victorious against Wootton girls, who had won Metros and States last year, 96-75. The boys had a close loss, 79-92. In the end, the Bulldogs as a team outscored Wootton, 175-167. Swimming standouts have been junior Elaina Gu, sophomore Hannah Lindsey, and senior Harrison Gu, who have been undefeated in their individual events as well as contributing to winning relay teams. Notably, Lindsey has already defeated defending Metros Champion backstroker, Kristina Li. Below, Bulldogs cheer on team mates swimming the boys’ 200 Medley Relay at a non-division, double dual meet against Watkins Mill and Wheaton at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center in December. Photo by Bruce Richardson
In diving, Churchill has had consistently strong performances each outing. Against Blair, senior Mashal Hashem and sophomore Megan Roche came in 1st and 2nd for the girls, as did juniors Kyle Zonghetti and Andrew Marders. Against Wootton, junior Glenn Seidell came in 2nd and senior Ryan Coran came in 4th. Junior Kali Becker took 1st place for the girls and sophomore Elaina Faerber came in 2nd. Against Poolesville, sophomore Elaina Faerber placed 1st with junior Bridie Dunn 2nd. For the boys, junior Sam Kressman placed 2nd, with only a little over one point separating him from first place. Glenn Seidell placed 3rd.
Churchill Hockey is in full swing with Varsity I and II both leaving a mark in their respective leagues. Varsity I is now 9-2, with losses coming at the hands of Gonzaga Prep and arch rival Wootton, rated the #1 and #5 local prep and public school teams, respectively, by the Washington Post. WCHS currently is ranked #9 and is now tied with Wootton in the points standings in the Montgomery 2A League. Through last week, individual points leaders (goals + assists) for the team are senior Connor "Don’t call Me Lucy" Liu, junior Ross "The Boss" Allen, sophomore Junmno "Call me Nun" Kim, and freshman Richard "The Main Event" Ying. Net minding duties for Varsity I have been shared this year by senior Noah "Don’t Flood My Zone" Kalicka and sophomores Marcus "The Thundering" Hurd and Kendall "Can’t Do No” Wong. Below, senior Connor Liu shows great skills on offense against opponent Bethesda-Chevy Chase earlier this month. Photo by Steve Fitzgerald
Varisty II has racked up three straight wins to rise to a 3-4 record. Victories have come against Walt Whitman, Leonardtown and Wootton. The team is now tied for 3rd with Leonardtown and Atholton in the Junior Varsity League standings and is only 2 points behind league-leading B-CC. Varsity II points leaders thus far are sophomore Sam "The King" Kinney, junior Zach "Golden Boy" Silver, sophomore Sam "The Man" Beloff, freshman Alex "The Enforcer" Abraham, and junior Andy "The Touch" Greenberg. Goalies that have been in net for the Varsity II team include junior Luke "The Great" Hall and sophomore Kendall "Can’t Do No" Wong.
WCHS Wrestling currently posts an excellent 5-2 record with especially satisfying wins over Northwest and Wootton. This season the team has seen the highly-anticipated return of senior Hunter Sutton, who was sidelined last year with a knee injury. Churchill had a 3rd place team finish last weekend at the Big Trail Duals Tournament at Walter Johnson and Sutton was awarded the Mike Tyson Memorial Trophy for the most valuable wrestler at the event. In addition to these local matches, the grapplers competed against more than 30 teams from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania at the Glen Jones Charger Classic last month at Lackey High School in Indian Head, MD. Placing for the Bulldogs against the tough slate of competitors were junior Giulian Groce with a 6th place finish at 182 pounds, senior Adama Keita with a 3rd place finish at 160 pounds and Sutton, at 152 pounds, taking the 1st place championship title. Sutton, a two-time state champion, earned his way to the finals with all pins and recorded his 100th win with the final championship match. Sutton is shown above, in blue, at the match against Wootton, which the Bulldogs won, 36-32. Photo by Denise Schleckser
Girls Varsity Basketball posts a 6-6 season, including their win Friday night against Richard Montgomery, 53-33, at home for Winter Community Night. Junior guard/forward Japria Karim-Duvall, shown at right at Friday's game, has been a consistent high scorer for the team this season as have senior team captain Alex Votow and junior guard Izzy Wu. Boys Varsity Basketball has a 4-9 record so far and went down to narrow defeat against Richard Montgomery, 47-43.
WCHS Poms, shown below, performed at Winter Community Night during halftime to the delight of the assembled crowd. The Poms joined the Cheerleaders as well as the Bulldog mascot to rev up school spirit at the event. Photos by Mary Ellen Mengucci
Churchill Bocce has rolled its way to an undefeated, 3-0 season in its second year as a WCHS team. So far the co-ed team has been victorious against Walter Johnson (2-1), Whitman (2-1) and shut out Bethesda-Chevy Chase (2-0). Rounding out the schedule later this month are competitions against Richard Montgomery and Wootton.
Learn about all of the levels and benefits of Booster Club individual and family memberships when you click to Join the Club! The Boosters also are offering two types of business participation, a "JV" level and a "Varsity" level, with special benefits associated with each one. So, for ways to support the Bulldogs while investing in your business, click here.
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Winter has us in its grip so check out the new cold weather spiritwear to keep you toasty while you head out to cheer on your student athletes! The school store is located on the first floor near the cafeteria. The store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at lunch between 10:40 - 11:45 AM. If you cannot find just the right item in the store, check out our complete online store by linking here. To volunteer to work at the store just log onto www.signupgenius.com and select 'Find a Sign Up.' In the email space, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and select 'School Store.'
February 12 (Wed.): Booster Club Meeting, 7 pm, WCHS room 126
For a list of future Bulldog matchups, please click here. Then go out and cheer on our student athletes!
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