Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016.11.18 Football: Albemarle @ Potomac Falls, 5A North Quarterfinal

Sterling, VA (November 18, 2016) – This 5A North playoff matchup looked to be a good one with the home-standing Potomac Falls Panthers, seeded fourth, facing the fifth seed Albemarle Patriots. The Panthers were coming off a solid opening round victory over Orange County while the Patriots had advanced by defeating Falls Church. Chas Sumser Photography…
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2016.11.15 Volleyball: Courtland @ Loudoun County, 4A State Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (November 15, 2016) – On their way to the 4A West regional championship the Loudoun County Raiders had faced little resistance. After Millbrook, who took two games in the quarterfinal, the Raiders had not lost a single set. Surely, this state semi-final matchup with the Courtland Cougars would be different. Chas Sumser Photography was…
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2016.11.12 Volleyball: Briar Woods @ Tuscarora, 5A North Final

Leesburg, VA (November 12, 2016) – During the volleyball regular season, the Briar Woods Falcons had the upper hand, winning twice over the Tuscarora Huskies in four sets each time. But the tables were turned in the first round of the Conference 14 tournament, as Tuscarora won, 3-0, igniting a run all the way to the…
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2016.11.11-12 Cross Country: VA State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 11-12, 2016) – The site of the Virginia State Cross Country Championships could not be more perfect. Sunny, but cool weather invited the finest high school runners in the state to a treat of a course in perfect condition. The 1A, 2A and 3A races were held on Friday, November 11, and the 4A,…
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2016.11.11 Football: Tuscarora @ Broad Run, 5A North Quarterfinal

Ashburn, VA (November 11, 2016) – The Broad Run Spartans scored a huge victory by beating the Tuscarora Huskies at Fortune Field in the last game of the season. At the time, no one expected them to meet in the first round of the regional playoffs, but here they were. Only this time they were in Ashburn, not…
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2016.10.11 Volleyball: Massaponax @ Tuscarora, 5A North Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (November 10, 2016) – Another first for Tuscarora volleyball as the Huskies hosted the Massaponax Panthers in the 5A North regional semi-finals. The winner would not only get to play in the region final, but they would earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. Both would be firsts again for the girls from…
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2016.11.09 Volleyball: Albemarle @ Tuscarora, 5A North Quarterfinal

Leesburg, VA (November 9, 2016) – The Tuscarora Huskies had been in regional playoffs in many other sports, but this was the first time ever for volleyball. That might explain why the team looked nervous, tentative, and tight in the first set. Their opponent, the Albemarle Patriots, was just the opposite. They stormed on to…
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2016.11.03 Volleyball: Potomac Falls @ Tuscarora, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (November 3, 2016) – The gym was surprisingly empty when the Conference 14 volleyball championship began. Only a hearty band from the JV team huddled together on the Potomac Falls side and a bigger (but not big) and rowdy group of students and parents partially filled the home bleachers of Tusacrora. Perhaps the initially low turnout was because…
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2016.11.02 Cross Country: 4A West Championships

Winchester, VA (November 2, 2016) – Not as steep as "the Hill" at Oatlands, the hill on the Kernstown Battlefield course is longer--and the runners have to do it twice. Granted, the finish is a fast downhill, but on an Indian Summer afternoon that last bit could only provide so much relief to the exhausted runners. Loudoun Valley's…
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