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2017.11.10 Cross Country: VA 4A and 5A State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 10, 2017) – On a brilliant and surprisingly cold November morning, high school cross country teams from all over Virginia met for first day of the state championship races. Loudoun County schools were well represented in the 4A and 5A compeitions. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion…
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2017.10.27 Football: Tuscarora @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (October 27, 2017) – With less than thirty seconds to play, the John Champe Knights had the ball with a chance to tie the score. Quarterback Cam Parson faded back to pass, but his throw was batted into the air by a Tuscarora Husky lineman and then caught by another for an interception.  Two…
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2017.10.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Dulles District Final

Sterling, VA (October 26, 2017) – To date, the eight-team Dulles District field hockey tournament had gone perfectly true to form. The higher seed won every quarterfinal game and both semifinals, which led to the championship matchup between the top two teams. And the specific path for the finalists had been remarkably the same. The top-seeded…
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2017.10.25 Cross Country: Potomac District Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 25, 2017) – On a cool, but warmer than usual Autumn afternoon, eight Loudoun County high schools met to decide the Potomac District title in both boys and girls varsity races. Emma Wolcott (490) heads for home Although some teams chose to rest their top runners--giving others the chance to place and medal--there…
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2017.10.25 Cross Country: Dulles District Championships

Purcellville, VA (September 23, 2017) – On a cool, but warmer than usual Autumn afternoon, seven Loudoun County high schools met to decide the Dulles District title in both boys and girls varsity races. Clearing the Oatlands "Hill" Odds-on favorite Loudoun Valley clearly was resting top runners who had already qualified for regionals and/or states--as were…
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2017.10.20 Football: Dominion @ Loudoun County Homecoming

Leesburg, VA (October 20, 2017) – Entering Loudoun County's homecoming stadium, the Dominion Titans were more than a slight underdog. Yes, their 4-3 record was just a tick off the Raiders' 5-2 standing, but a four-game winning streak and a roaring crowd gave a clear advantage to the the home team. And Loudoun County gladly accepted…
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2017.10.17 Volleyball: Woodgrove @ Heritage

Leesburg, VA (October 17, 2017) – In the midst of a breakout season, at 14-2, the Heritage Pride began a four-game home stand to cap off an outstanding campaign. Tonight's opponent, the Woodgrove Wolverines, were solidly positioned, too. Their 12-6 record had them firmly in the top half of all Loudoun County high schools while fighting…
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2017.10.13 Football: Riverside @ Heritage Homecoming

Leesburg, VA (October 13, 2017) – A few weeks ago, the Heritage Pride football team was struggling to find this season's identity. Coming off a home loss to Dominion, they were 3-2 and securely in the middle of the 4A Region C pack. But they had won two in a row since then and tonight they…
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2017.10.06 Football: Potomac Falls @ John Champe Homecoming

Aldie, VA (October 6, 2017) – On a festive homecoming evening, the home stands at John Champe stadium were packed with students, alumni, friends and family members. Perfect for Friday night football. Entering the game, both teams were struggling a bit. Both were victims of tough schedules and both had lost their previous two games. At…
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2017.10.05 Field Hockey: Woodgrove @ Riverside

Sterling, VA (October 5, 2017) – In what has become something of a tradition for Loudoun County high school field hockey, four teams gathered for a double-header. In the nightcap, the Woodgrove Wolverines were the "home" team for an important matchup--at Dominion High School. The opponent, the Riverside Rams, were one of the hottest teams in…
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2017.10.05 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (October 5, 2017) – It was 1-1 at halftime, but what did you expect? With the Heritage Pride visiting the Dominion Titans the matchup included two of the top three teams in the Dulles District, and it was bound to be a tight one. The first half of play was excellent. In front of…
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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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