Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Tuscarora

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – As the season pushes past the midpoint, Loudoun County high schools are finding out where they stand. Some, like the Tuscarora Huskies are struggling regularly against competition while others, like the Stone Bridge Bulldogs have not achieved elite status, but are trending well. At 2-5, the Huskies needed a win…
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2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Broad Run @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – On the first ever Senior Night for the Rock Ridge Phoenix field hockey program, the team was hoping for their first victory of the season for Olivia Ouimet, their lone member of the class of 2018. Standing in their way were the Broad Run Spartans, sporting a modest 3-6 record…
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2017.09.23 Cross Country: LCPS Championships

Purcellville, VA (September 23, 2017) – As happened at the Oatlands Invitational, the morning began as part of a beautiful fall weekend. Perfect conditions for a cross country race on an excellent course at Woodgrove High School. The varsity races went off without a hitch, and included the expected Loudoun Valley domination, but as each of…
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2017.09.22 Football: Loudoun Valley @ Park View Homecoming

Sterling, VA (September 22, 2017) – Tonight represented a chance for two teams to get on the winning track. In front of a homecoming crowd, maybe it was time for the Park View Patriots to get their first victory. On the other side of the field, the Loudoun Valley Vikings were hoping for the same. The…
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2017.09.19 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – A year ago, attending a field hockey match between two Loudoun County high schools was somewhat of a novelty. The overall level of play was erratic and even the officiating was inconsistent. Everyone on the field, on the sidelines, and in the stands was learning the game and some were…
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2017.09.19 Field Hockey: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – What a difference a year makes. For the host Park View Patriots, the excitement of a brand new team and a relatively new sport has not yet worn off. For the visiting Riverside Rams, with a full season behind them, it's now all about systems of play, aggressive attack, and…
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2017.09.16 Cross Country: Oatlands Invitational

Leesburg, VA (September 16, 2017) – The Oatlands course is beautiful. Hard, but beautiful. A long, sweeping downhill opens the race, but at the half-mile mark the runners had back virtually the way they came. A quick turn again and they are headed down and through a stream before they are even halfway done with the…
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2017.09.15 Football: John Champe @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (September 15, 2017) –The result of an early season matchup of unbeaten teams usually means that one team will be deemed a legitimate contender. That's what the John Champe Knights were striving for as they entered the stadium at Broad Run to face the Spartans. Both teams had extra incentive to do well as…
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2017.09.13 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 13, 2017) – Riding a three-game winning streak, the Rock Ridge Phoenix came out hot against visiting Stone Bridge. The Bulldogs were on a streak of their own--seven games, to be exact--but the home team managed to win the first set, 25-19. It took nearly perfect execution and a flawless substitution strategy, but…
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2017.09.12 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Freedom

South Riding, VA (September 12, 2017) – The regular occurrence of double-headers has had the nice effect of creating a field hockey community and a camaraderie that spans across teams and schools in Loudoun County. And, on a beautiful late summer afternoon, the Freedom Eagles hosted the Dominion Titans for the first half of another twinbill.…
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2017.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Potomac Falls

South Riding, VA (September 12, 2017) – At Freedom High School, the Heritage Pride "visited" the Potomac Falls Panthers for a matchup of highly-rated teams. Heading into the game, Heritage was 5-1, but Potomac Falls had a slightly better overall record at 5-0. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted…
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2017.09.08 Football: Stuart @ Park View

Sterling, VA (September 8, 2017) – Entering tonight's contest, the Stuart Raiders and the Park View Patriots had exactly zero wins between them. The Raiders had previously lost a fairly close one to rival Annandale, 33-24. On the other hand, the Patriots gave up over sixty points in both of their previous games losing to TC…
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2017.09.07 Volleyball: Woodgrove @ Loudoun County

Ashburn, VA (September 7, 2017) – Heading into this match a lot of good things were happening: the Loudoun County Raiders were number one in the Washington Post top ten and undefeated, and the Woodgrove Wolverines were also undefeated. Tonight, then, would be an opportunity for Loudoun County to prove that their elite ranking was legitimate…
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2017.09.05 Volleyball: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 5, 2017) – Entering this match, the Riverside Rams and the host Rock Ridge Phoenix were both still working to find their identities. The Rams were 2-3 and the Phoenix was 1-2. The winning team would get back to even in the standings and would earn a fresh start heading into the heart…
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2017.09.01 Football: Heritage @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 1, 2017) – There's a youth movement going on at Rock Ridge. Led by new head coach Bobby Lalli, the team sports just twelve seniors on a combined JV/Varsity roster of seventy-six. On the other sideline, Heritage is led by twenty seniors of about seventy players. But in the key position, the Pride's…
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2017.08.31 Field Hockey: Potomac Falls @ Park View

Sterling, VA (August 31, 2017) – Playing their first ever field hockey home game, and with a small but loud and supportive crowd behind them, the Park View Patriots took the pitch brimming with confidence. They could hardly contain their excitement as ear-to-ear grins spread across each face during player introductions. On the other side stood…
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