Category Archives: Heritage

2017.05.24 Boys Soccer: Park View @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Final

Leesburg, VA (May 24, 2017) – When the Park View Patriots visited the Heritage Pride for last year's conference final they launched their voyage to the 4A state championship. Almost exactly one year later, for which team would this rematch provide a similar boost? Almost before the fans could settle into their soggy bleacher seats, Heritage's Gabe Splett scored on a breakaway…
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2017.05.18 Girls Lacrosse: Heritage @ Riverside, Dulles West Semifinal

[adsanity id=46739 align=alignnone /] Lansdowne, VA (May 18, 2017) – It took over twenty-four hours to complete the game, but the Riverside Rams continued their winning ways with a resounding victory over the Heritage Pride in a Dulles West semi-final. The match began on Thursday afternoon under bright sun and high temperatures. The pace of play was equally torrid…
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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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2017.04.28 Boys Lacrosse: Heritage @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (April 28, 2017) – As the season turns towards the playoffs both the visiting Heritage Pride and the home-standing Rock Ridge Phoenix were looking to gain a bit of momentum. A win for either could motivate them for a run in the playoffs. As is typical of LCPS boys lacrosse, the play was very physical…
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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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2017.02.16 Boys Basketball: Heritage @ Loudoun Valley, Conf. 21B Final

Purcellville, VA (February 16, 2017) – The Loudoun Valley Vikings entered the game with a regular season championship already in hand and a record only blemished once -- by Heritage, their championship opponent. The Pride had every right to be confident as they finished with a conference record identical to the Vikings at 9-1. However, Loudoun…
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2017.02.14 Boys Basketball: Rock Ridge @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (February 14, 2017) – Playoff intensity filled the gym as the second and third seeded teams were set to vie for a spot in the Conference 21B boys basketball final. The Heritage Pride and the Rock Ridge Phoenix had played twice in January. The Pride won both games, but the outcomes were close enough that…
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2017.02.14 Girls Basketball: Park View @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (February 14, 2017) – Coming in to the game, Park View (16-6) held a significantly better overall record than the Heritage Pride (13-9). After one of their best regular seasons ever, the Patriots had rightfully earned some confidence. On the other hand, Heritage had a better conference record which gave them the higher…
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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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2017.01.11 Boys Basketball: Rock Ridge @ Heritage

Leesburg, VA (January 11, 2017) – With just a month left in the regular season, it's becoming clear that Loudoun Valley is the cream of the Conference 21 crop. But both Heritage and Rock Ridge are having solid seasons, and both are battling for the second position in the standings. On this night, the Phoenix…
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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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2016.10.15 Cross Country: Third Battle Invitational

Winchester, VA (October 15, 2016) – A spectacular autumn day greeted the runners and spectators at the 2016 Third Battle Invitational. Many of the same teams competed at Glory Days a week earlier, and you could tell that both competitors and spectators were glad for the lack of rain and mud on this rolling course in…
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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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2016.05.25 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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2016.05.24 Boys Soccer: Park View @ Heritage, Conf. 21B Final

Leesburg, VA (May 24, 2016) – As it should be, the top two teams from the regular season advanced to the 2016 Conference 21B championship game. Top-seeded Heritage's path was surprisingly tough as they beat a plucky Loudoun County squad, 4-3, while Park View more easily defeated Rock Ridge, 5-0. No matter, they're in the…
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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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