Monthly Archives: May 2017

2017.05.31 Boys Lacrosse: Freedom @ Riverside, 4A West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 31, 2017) – As soon as the field cleared after the Riverside Rams girls lacrosse team won their regional matchup, their male counterparts raced on to the turf to start warmups. In front of them were the Freedom Eagles who would try to block the Rams from matching the girls' success. The Eagles raced…
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2017.05.31 Girls Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside, 4A West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 31, 2017) – In an unusual occurrence for this spring season, there was only a slight weather delay prior to the start of this regional girls lacrosse matchup. When the weather finally cleared, and the gates opened up, on came the Dominion Titans and the top-seeded Riverside Rams. There were two times when Dominion…
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2017.05.29 Girls Soccer: Woodgrove @ John Champe, 4A West Quarterfinal

Aldie, VA (May 29, 2017) – No matter what the sport, pairing two Loudoun teams in regional playoffs is sure to be a good matchup. The host John Champe Knights had a slightly better record--and  higher seed--then the visiting Woodgrove Wolverines, but not by much. The lower seed didn't matter as the Wolverines jumped in front with…
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Memorial Day Remembrance

A few days ago, I received a photograph of a single mother and her three beautiful daughters. I don't know any of them, but I am touched by the reason it came to me. Section 59, 4103 As many of you know, for the past three years I have participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally,…
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2017.05.26 Boys Soccer: James Monroe @ Riverside, Conf. 28 Final

Lansdowne, VA (May 26, 2017) – Entering the match for the Conference 28 Championship, both the host Riverside Rams and the visiting James Monroe Yellow Jackets had won two playoff games. The Rams had a slightly easier route, beating the eighth and fifth seeds, while the Jackets had to upset the second seeded William Monroe to get…
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2017.05.24 Boys Soccer: Park View @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Final

Leesburg, VA (May 24, 2017) – When the Park View Patriots visited the Heritage Pride for last year's conference final they launched their voyage to the 4A state championship. Almost exactly one year later, for which team would this rematch provide a similar boost? Almost before the fans could settle into their soggy bleacher seats, Heritage's Gabe Splett scored on a breakaway…
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2017.05.19 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley @ Riverside, Dulles West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 19, 2017) – Thursday night's postponement meant an early start for Friday's semifinal matchup between the Loudoun Valley Vikings, who got there by defeating the Heritage Pride in the play-in game, and the Riverside Rams, the top seed. Surprisingly, the Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Rams clawed back to make…
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2017.05.18 Girls Soccer: Warren County @ Riverside, Conf. 28 Quarterfinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 18, 2017) – Playing in its first post-season game ever, the Riverside Rams girls soccer team hosted the Warren County Wildcats on a blistering mid-May afternoon. From the start, the Rams dominated the match. If not for the play of the Wildcats' outstanding goalkeeper, the Rams would have been much further ahead than the 2-1 halftime score…
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2017.05.18 Girls Lacrosse: Heritage @ Riverside, Dulles West Semifinal

[adsanity id=46739 align=alignnone /] Lansdowne, VA (May 18, 2017) – It took over twenty-four hours to complete the game, but the Riverside Rams continued their winning ways with a resounding victory over the Heritage Pride in a Dulles West semi-final. The match began on Thursday afternoon under bright sun and high temperatures. The pace of play was equally torrid…
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2017.05.16 Track and Field: Conf. 21B 3200m Championships

Leesburg, VA (May 16, 2017) – The Conference 21B track and field championships at Loudoun County High School began with the 3200m races on a separate day from the rest of the competition. The girls race was followed by two heats for boys. Race and school specific photos are found by using the links below. Please note…
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2017.05.12 Girls Lacrosse: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (May 12, 2017) – With seniors on their team for the first time, the Rock Ridge Phoenix was about to cap off a solid season entering the game at 8-5. In front of them were the undefeated Riverside Rams--with no seniors at all--and who, at 13-0, were looking to finish undefeated. Could Rock Ridge be a…
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2017.05.11 Boys Soccer: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (May 11, 2017) – The Riverside Rams entered the game confidently behind an unblemished 14-0-2 regular season record. Their test would be against the Park View Patriots, the 2016 4A State Champions also sporting an outstanding record at 11-2-0. The match might not matter much in terms of playoff seeding, but it certainly would give…
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2017.05.09 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (May 9, 2017) – With everyone fighting for playoff positions, this matchup was a big one. Leading the Dulles East group were the visiting Dominion Titans. On home turf were the Loudoun County Raiders, in second place in Dulles West. Both teams sported identical records at 8-3. The first few minutes of the match were close, but by…
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