Category Archives: Dominion

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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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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2016.05.25 Track & Field: 4A West Championships

South Riding, VA (May 25, 2016) – Freedom High School was the site for high schools around the region to gather for the 2016 4A West Track & Field Championships. Viva Loudoun photographer Chas Sumser was there to capture the competition and posted a photo gallery of 287 images. Links to photos sorted by school are available…
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2016.05.20 Girls Soccer: Dominion @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (May 20, 2016) – Although the Dominion Titans had to play a quarterfinal game to arrive at the higher-seeded Heritage High School, there wasn't much separating the two teams. The Titans finished the regular season 9-7-1 and the Pride had a 6-5-5 record. Heritage won the first meeting, 1-0, but the two teams tied…
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2016.05.17 Track & Field: Conf. 21B Championships

Ashburn, VA (May 17, 2016) – Rock Ridge High School hosted track and field teams from around the area for the 2016 Conference 21B Track and Field Championships. The second day included all running events except for the 3200, which was run on Day 1. Viva Loudoun photographer Chas Sumser was there to capture the competition and posted a…
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2016.05.16 Track & Field: Conf. 21B Championships

Ashburn, VA (May 16, 2016) – Rock Ridge High School hosted track and field teams from around the area for the 2016 Conference 21B Track and Field Championships. Field events were held on this day in addition to the running of the boys and girls 3200. Viva Loudoun photographer Chas Sumser was there to capture the field events and…
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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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