Category Archives: Schools

School-related sports and event coverage with photo galleries

2018.11.01 Cross Country: VHSL Region 5C Championships

Ashburn, VA (November 1, 2018) – With spots in the state championships on the line, the VHSL Region 5C teams from Loudoun County were out in full force on an unseasonably warm November day. Anyone hoping to go to the ultimate race next weekend, was going to have to push through the discomfort brought on by…
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2018.10.31 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 31, 2018) – You could see it on their faces. As runners rounded the final turn for home their countenances were unusually strained. Why? Well, of course, some of them were battling for state championship placement, but there was another good reason. It was the last day of October, the temperature was nearly…
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09.28.18 Football: Dominion @ Riverside

Leesburg, VA (September 28, 2018) – As mid-season approaches, teams are beginning to separate from the pack. With a win tonight, the visiting Dominion Titans (3-2) and the host Riverside Rams (4-1) could each join the list of contenders among Loudoun County high school football programs. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and…
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2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Freedom

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – As the season begins to move past the opening few weeks, teams are starting to find their identities. The look that the Heritage Pride has found is that of a dynamic offensive juggernaut. They seem to grow more fine-tuned in each game they play, and their opponent tonight, the Freedom…
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2018.09.17 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Riverside

Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2018) – Coming off a tough loss to Heritage, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs got a lucky break when the matchup with the Riverside Rams was moved to Bulldog Stadium due to the possibility of inclement weather. Time would tell which would arrive first, bad weather or more good luck. Chas Sumser Photography…
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2018.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (September 12, 2018) – On paper, there wasn't much difference between the Heritage Pride (5-0) and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs (4-0). Both teams sported prolific offenses with the Pride scoring rate (4.6 goals per game) slightly better than the Bulldogs' pace (4.3). And both teams had stingy defenses with the Bulldogs giving up just…
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2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Briar Woods

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – The Briar Woods Falcons and Heritage Pride entered this misty evening match with one loss between them so far this season. The only blemish was a Falcons loss to the powerful Riverside Rams. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images…
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2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – It's always a good match when cross-town rivals meet, and that goes for games between the Dominion Titans and the Potomac Falls Panthers. Both teams have had some early season field hockey success. The Titans, 2-3 entering the game, were looking for an identity, while the host Panthers were…
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08.30.18 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (August 30, 2018) – Early in a season, it's hard to tell which teams are ready for competing at the top level. Even so, it was pretty evident that the visiting Stone Bridge Bulldogs--on the strength of three straight sweeps--and the Loudoun County Raiders--on a similar two-match streak--might be two of them. Chas Sumser…
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08.27.18 Volleyball: Millbrook @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (August 27, 2018) – Early in a new season, most teams want to play against a lesser opponent so they can build some momentum for the games ahead. Up against Millbrook, a VHSL 4A semi-finalist a year ago, this was probably not going to be one of those opponents for Rock Ridge. Chas Sumser…
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08.24.18 Football: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (August 24, 2018) – Normally, the opening game of the season is played in sweltering late-August conditions. But a break in the weather meant that the visiting Riverside Rams were playing the Rock Ridge Phoenix under what seemed like late-September skies. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted…
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08.22.18 Field Hockey: Park View @ Rock Ridge

 Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – In the second game of a double-header at John Champe High School, the Rock Ridge Phoenix hosted the Park View Patriots. It would be a good chance for both teams to see where they stand on the night before the new school year begins. Chas Sumser Photography was there to…
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08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – The last day of summer, literally, brought a slight touch of cooler weather to the first game of a field hockey double-header. And it was the John Champe Knights hosting the Heritage Pride. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from…
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06.09.18 Girls Lacrosse: Freedom @ Atlee, VHSL Class 5 Final

Richmond, VA (June 9, 2018) – By record, the Freedom Eagles were decisive underdogs to the Atlee Raiders. The Eagles had a strong regular season that included losses to the powerhouse LCPS teams at Dominion and Riverside as well as two one-goal playoff losses to Potomac Falls, the last coming in the Region 5C final. The…
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