Category Archives: Freedom

2017.02.08 Gymnastics: VHSL 4A-5A North Regional Championships

Sterling, VA (February 8, 2017) – Eleven LCPS high schools were represented at the 2017 5A North Regional gymnastics championships including host Park View. Freedom's defending state champion Sydney Wrighte captured top honors in Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Exercise and All Around. Joining Wrighte on the All Around podium was Woodgrove's River Stone, in fourth place,…
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2017.02.03 Boys Basketball: Freedom @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (February 3, 2017) – What could be better? In the final matchup of the season, in front of a packed crowd, rivals Freedom and John Champe had the title at stake. The Eagles sported a better overall record, but there was no separation in conference standings--and the Knights had home court advantage. Jeremy Cofield (2) Chas Sumser…
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2017.02.03 Girls Basketball: Freedom @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (February 3, 2017) – With their lineup depleted due to injury, the John Champe Knights knew that their matchup with the conference-leading Freedom Eagles was going to be tough. They probably didn't know just how tough it would be. Grace Howell (24) From the outset, it was all Freedom. In fact, the score at the…
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2017.01.23 Girls Basketball: Loudoun County @ Freedom

Leesburg, VA (January 23, 2017) – Although their last game had been a surprising loss to Park View, the Loudoun County Raiders entered the game with a sterling 15-2 record. The team with the next best record in Loudoun County? The Freedom Eagles. Tonight looked to be a showdown between the two teams on Freedom's…
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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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2016.10.19 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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2016.09.17 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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2016.07.14 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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2016.05.31 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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2016.05.25 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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