Category Archives: Freedom

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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2018.09.17 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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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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05.29.18 Girls Lacrosse: Freedom @ Potomac Falls, Region 5C Final

Sterling, VA (May 29, 2018) – The regional championship game would be the third time the Freedom Eagles and Potomac Falls Panthers faced each other this season. The Eagles won the regular season matchup, but the Panthers took the Potomac District tournament championship game, which earned them the top seed in the region and home field…
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04.17.18 Softball: Stone Bridge @ Freedom

South Riding, VA (April 17, 2018) – As usual, during this cold spring season, players and fans alike were dressed to stay warm. But anticipation stoked the fire in both dugouts as the seventh-ranked Stone Bridge Bulldogs travelled to face the ninth-ranked Freedom Eagles. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and…
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2018.02.17 Gymnastics: VHSL Individual State Championships

Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2018) – High schools from all over the state of Virginia travelled to Heritage High School in Leesburg for two days of state level competition. Saturday's individual and all-around events included balance beam, floor exercise, uneven parallel bars and vault. Loudoun County high schools were well represented by athletes from newly crowned…
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2018.01.26 Boys Basketball: Freedom @ Potomac Falls

Sterling, VA (January 26, 2018) – The Potomac Falls Panthers were hustling all over the court, making defensive stops, hitting all of their shots, and rebounding like crazy. And the Freedom Eagles looked sluggish and a little hesitant inside the Panther Pit. While the visitors would briefly lead twice, the home team built an insurmountable lead…
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2018.01.19 Girls Basketball: Tuscarora @ Freedom

South Riding, VA (January 19, 2018) – The Freedom Eagles are having a great season. One of the few blemishes on their record came, however, from the Tuscarora Huskies in December. The 61-57 loss could be considered a moral victory when you note that Tuscarora is having a better than good season. In fact, at 15-0,…
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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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2017.10.25 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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2017.09.16 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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2017.08.25 Football: Freedom @ Heritage

Leesburg, VA (August 25, 2017) – The beginning of the high school football season always brings perfectly manicured fields and high hopes. Such was the case for the inaugural game for the Freedom Eagles and the Heritage Pride. Both teams were looking to start with a win to get the ball rolling for the season ahead.…
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2017.05.31 Boys Lacrosse: Freedom @ Riverside, 4A West Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (May 31, 2017) – As soon as the field cleared after the Riverside Rams girls lacrosse team won their regional matchup, their male counterparts raced on to the turf to start warmups. In front of them were the Freedom Eagles who would try to block the Rams from matching the girls' success. The Eagles raced…
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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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2017.04.21 Track: Wolverine Classic Invitational

Purcellville, VA (April 21, 2017) – Right in the middle of the girls 4x800 relay--the opening event of the 2017 Wolverine Classic Invitational track and field meet--the hoped against, but not unexpected announcement came. "Clear the stadium," the announcer said, "lightning has been witnessed in the area. All runners return to their school buses, all spectators…
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