Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017.01.27 Girls Basketball: Brentsville @ Riverside

Lansdowne, VA (January 27, 2017) – As the regular season winds down, Riverside is in a battle for a top seed in the Conference 28 playoffs. Brentsville, the night's opponent, sat on top of the standings with a 13-4 record while the Rams, Culpeper County and William Monroe are right on the Tigers' tails. With only a few…
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2017.01.23 Girls Basketball: Loudoun County @ Freedom

Leesburg, VA (January 23, 2017) – Although their last game had been a surprising loss to Park View, the Loudoun County Raiders entered the game with a sterling 15-2 record. The team with the next best record in Loudoun County? The Freedom Eagles. Tonight looked to be a showdown between the two teams on Freedom's…
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2017.01.20 Girls Basketball: Park View @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (January 20, 2017) – This game had potential. The Park View Patriots entered with an 11-5 record, one of the better late season marks in the school's girls basketball history. But they were up against the Loudoun County Raiders who, at 15-1, were not only riding a fourteen-game winning streak, but had also beaten the…
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2017.01.19 Gymnastics: Park View Invitational

Sterling, VA (January 19, 2017) – On the eve of the 2017 Inauguration, Park View High School fittingly hosted a five-team gymnastics meet in their red, white and blue Patriot gymnasium. Also appropriately, an Eagle from Freedom High School, Sydney Wrighte, won the all-around competition and captured top honors on bars, floor, and vault. Lauren Mason, of…
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2017.01.17 Boys Basketball: Rock Ridge @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (January 17, 2017) – Entering the Loudoun Valley gym, Rock Ridge knew that this was going to be a tough one. Sporting a solid 10-3 record of their own, the Phoenix hoped to avenge a 32-point loss to Loudoun Valley just ten days earlier. With playoffs looming large, this was their chance to measure…
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2017.01.12 Girls Basketball: Riverside @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (January 12, 2017) – Coming into the game, both Loudoun County (13-1) and Riverside (8-3) were at the top of their respective conferences so this matchup had some potential for excitement. Could the Rams, a top 3A team, knock off the home-standing Raiders, a top 4A team riding a twelve game winning streak? Chas…
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2017.01.11 Boys Basketball: Rock Ridge @ Heritage

Leesburg, VA (January 11, 2017) – With just a month left in the regular season, it's becoming clear that Loudoun Valley is the cream of the Conference 21 crop. But both Heritage and Rock Ridge are having solid seasons, and both are battling for the second position in the standings. On this night, the Phoenix…
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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

As mentioned in a previous post, for the past few years I have participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), where my father is buried. The project honors our veterans buried in cemeteries throughout our country during the holiday season. On a December Saturday each year wreaths are placed on each headstone except…
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2017.01.09 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (January 9, 2017) – On a cold winter's night, a veteran and balanced Loudoun Valley Vikings boys basketball team travelled to John Champe to meet an aggressive, but younger team of Knights. The first quarter was fairly even with the home team feeding off a boisterous crowd, but by the time the first half ended Loudoun…
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