Category Archives: Dominion

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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2017.10.25 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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2017.10.05 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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2017.09.23 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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2017.09.19 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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2017.09.16 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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2017.09.12 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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2017.06.06 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside, 4A North Final

Lansdowne, VA (June 3, 2017) – There was no question that a visit from the Dominion Titans would be a test for the red hot Riverside Rams. Would the home field prove to be enough of an advantage? The Dominion crowd was good, too, so a Ram victory was not a given. Riverside built an early 5-1…
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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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2017.05.16 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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2017.05.09 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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2017.01.19 Gymnastics: Park View Invitational

Sterling, VA (January 19, 2017) – On the eve of the 2017 Inauguration, Park View High School fittingly hosted a five-team gymnastics meet in their red, white and blue Patriot gymnasium. Also appropriately, an Eagle from Freedom High School, Sydney Wrighte, won the all-around competition and captured top honors on bars, floor, and vault. Lauren Mason, of…
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2016.11.11-12 Cross Country: VA State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 11-12, 2016) – The site of the Virginia State Cross Country Championships could not be more perfect. Sunny, but cool weather invited the finest high school runners in the state to a treat of a course in perfect condition. The 1A, 2A and 3A races were held on Friday, November 11, and the 4A,…
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2016.11.02 Cross Country: 4A West Championships

Winchester, VA (November 2, 2016) – Not as steep as "the Hill" at Oatlands, the hill on the Kernstown Battlefield course is longer--and the runners have to do it twice. Granted, the finish is a fast downhill, but on an Indian Summer afternoon that last bit could only provide so much relief to the exhausted runners. Loudoun Valley's…
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2016.10.26 Cross Country: Conf. 21 East Championships

Ashburn, VA (October 26, 2016) – Upon first arrival at the Rock Ridge cross country course, it's hard to see where a beautiful route exists. Surrounded by rapidly expanding housing and school facilities you would guess that the 5k trek is mostly on roads and through neighborhoods. You would be wrong. On this hidden gem…
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2016.10.19 Cross Country: LCPS Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 19, 2016) – Postponed from several weeks ago due to rain, the Loudoun County Public Schools Cross Country Championships seemed appropriately placed at the tail end of the season. Beautiful fall foliage highlighted the familiar course, but the hot weather was certainly a surprise for mid October. The girls race was affected by…
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2016.10.08 Cross Country: Glory Days Invitational

Manassas, VA (October 8, 2016) – Rain fell for the entirety of nine races, from freshman boys to seeded varsity girls. The weather dampened no spirits or competitive fire, but certainly muddied a few runners from socks to singlets. With many top Loudoun runners missing, the meet lacked the star power of previous iterations, but still gave…
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2016.09.17 Cross Country: Oatlands Invitational

Leesburg, VA (September 17, 2016) – A year ago at this time, the setting for the Oatlands Invitational was a good bit different. Oh, the course was the same, but the weather was sunny and hot. Today, a cloudy sky covered the course for all but the final race and temperatures were mild for this…
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2016.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (September 12, 2016) – On a warm, but not stifling evening, four Loudoun County high school field hockey teams met to continue the growth and acceptance of this new sport. It's clear from the maturing level of play that the players and teams are increasing their skill, which makes the flow of play more even…
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