Category Archives: Lacrosse

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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2017.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (April 30, 2017) – A forty-five minute rain delay created an unusual start time for this highly anticipated matchup of two great LCPS boys lacrosse teams. After a brief thunderstorm that created steamy conditions, the visiting Loudoun County Raiders and the host Briar Woods Falcons went to work at 10:45 on a Saturday morning. Both…
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2017.04.28 Boys Lacrosse: Heritage @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (April 28, 2017) – As the season turns towards the playoffs both the visiting Heritage Pride and the home-standing Rock Ridge Phoenix were looking to gain a bit of momentum. A win for either could motivate them for a run in the playoffs. As is typical of LCPS boys lacrosse, the play was very physical…
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2017.04.18 Girls Lacrosse: John Champe @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (April 18, 2017) – As the season reaches the midpoint and begins to round the final turn, both the Loudoun County Raiders and the John Champe were looking to build on modest overall records. A win for either team could be the start of a surge toward the playoffs. From the start it was Loudoun County…
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2017.03.31 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (March 31, 2017) – It wasn't that long ago when any sporting event featuring the Loudoun Valley Vikings and the Loudoun County Raiders would be a big deal. Whenever two of the original LCPS schools played, you knew it was a rivalry game, but now each team has at least one cross-town rival in their…
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2016.07.14 Special: Best of 2015-16 High School Sports

Ashburn, VA (July 14, 2016) – It's been a true privilege to photograph high school sports in Loudoun County for the last four years. I've witnessed breathtaking moments, heartbreaking disappointments, thrilling victories, and stunning upsets. I've seen great team victories and brilliant individual championships. I've sat in a field bundled up waiting for cross country racers to…
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2016.06.07 Boys Lacrosse: Hanover @ Dominion, 4A State Semfinal

Sterling, VA (June 7, 2016) – The Hanover Hawks visited the Dominion Titans with the winner advancing to the 4A State championship game. Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a gallery of 111 images. The Titans jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, and it looked like this was going to be a blowout. But…
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2016.05.31 Boys Lacrosse: Woodgrove @ Freedom, 4A West Semifinal

South Riding, VA (May 31, 2016) – Highly-rated all season, the Woodgrove Wolverines entered Olsen stadium a second seed in the 4A West Regional tournament, but still the favorite. Could the Freedom Eagles, in front of a raucous home crowd, carry over their momentum from their conference championship match? Chas Sumser was there to cover the…
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2016.05.31 Girls Lacrosse: Woodgrove @ Freedom, 4A West Semifinal

South Riding, VA (May 31, 2016) – You don't get to be the two-time defending state champion for nothing, and the Woodgrove Wolverines carried their banners high into this 4A West Regional match. Waiting for them were the undefeated Freedom Eagles, on a bit of a championship high of their own. Chas Sumser was there to cover…
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2016.05.26 Boys Lacrosse: Kettle Run @ Freedom, Evergreen Final

South Riding, VA (May 26, 2016) – Building on a first place regular season finish, the Freedom Eagles were primed for the conference title game. In addition, their girls team had just won the trophy on the same field giving the boys extra incentive. But the Kettle Run Cougars had something to say about the…
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2016.05.26 Girls Lacrosse: John Champe @ Freedom, Evergreen Final

South Riding, VA (May 26, 2016) – In a very even first half, the underdog John Champe Knights managed to stay right with the top-seeded Freedom Eagles. At the break the score was 4-4 and representative of the balance of the match up to that point. Although the Eagles scored quickly to take a 2-0 lead, the…
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2016.05.09 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (May 9, 2016) – The buildup for this game was intense, a highly anticipated matchup between the undefeated Dominion Titans and the once-beaten Loudoun Valley Vikings. As the playoffs loom this one was sure to be a close, hard-hitting and exciting affair. Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a gallery of 114 images. Sometimes…
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