Category Archives: John Champe

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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08.22.18 Field Hockey: Heritage @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (August 22, 2018) – The last day of summer, literally, brought a slight touch of cooler weather to the first game of a field hockey double-header. And it was the John Champe Knights hosting the Heritage Pride. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from…
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05.01.18 Boys Lacrosse: Briar Woods @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (May 1, 2018) – Between them, Briar Woods and John Champe boys lacrosse teams had lost one game in this spring season. The Falcons only blemish came against 2017 state champion Riverside to set their record at 9-1. The Knights were 10-0, and only had one game that could be called a close win,…
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2017.10.27 Football: Tuscarora @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (October 27, 2017) – With less than thirty seconds to play, the John Champe Knights had the ball with a chance to tie the score. Quarterback Cam Parson faded back to pass, but his throw was batted into the air by a Tuscarora Husky lineman and then caught by another for an interception.  Two…
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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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2017.10.06 Football: Potomac Falls @ John Champe Homecoming

Aldie, VA (October 6, 2017) – On a festive homecoming evening, the home stands at John Champe stadium were packed with students, alumni, friends and family members. Perfect for Friday night football. Entering the game, both teams were struggling a bit. Both were victims of tough schedules and both had lost their previous two games. At…
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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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2017.09.16 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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2017.09.15 Football: John Champe @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (September 15, 2017) –The result of an early season matchup of unbeaten teams usually means that one team will be deemed a legitimate contender. That's what the John Champe Knights were striving for as they entered the stadium at Broad Run to face the Spartans. Both teams had extra incentive to do well as…
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2017.05.29 Girls Soccer: Woodgrove @ John Champe, 4A West Quarterfinal

Aldie, VA (May 29, 2017) – No matter what the sport, pairing two Loudoun teams in regional playoffs is sure to be a good matchup. The host John Champe Knights had a slightly better record--and  higher seed--then the visiting Woodgrove Wolverines, but not by much. The lower seed didn't matter as the Wolverines jumped in front with…
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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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2017.04.18 Girls Lacrosse: John Champe @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (April 18, 2017) – As the season reaches the midpoint and begins to round the final turn, both the Loudoun County Raiders and the John Champe were looking to build on modest overall records. A win for either team could be the start of a surge toward the playoffs. From the start it was Loudoun County…
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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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2017.01.09 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (January 9, 2017) – On a cold winter's night, a veteran and balanced Loudoun Valley Vikings boys basketball team travelled to John Champe to meet an aggressive, but younger team of Knights. The first quarter was fairly even with the home team feeding off a boisterous crowd, but by the time the first half ended Loudoun…
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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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2016.09.16 Football: John Champe @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (September 16, 2016) – Coming in to the game, the home-standing Loudoun Valley Vikings were undefeated at 3-0. Not only that, but their margins of victory were 31, 15 and 18, in that order. The John Champe Knights were sure to be a true test, but the men in green had earned the right to be…
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