Category Archives: Loudoun County

08.30.18 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (August 30, 2018) – Early in a season, it's hard to tell which teams are ready for competing at the top level. Even so, it was pretty evident that the visiting Stone Bridge Bulldogs--on the strength of three straight sweeps--and the Loudoun County Raiders--on a similar two-match streak--might be two of them. Chas Sumser…
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2017.10.25 Cross Country: Dulles District Championships

Purcellville, VA (September 23, 2017) – On a cool, but warmer than usual Autumn afternoon, seven Loudoun County high schools met to decide the Dulles District title in both boys and girls varsity races. Clearing the Oatlands "Hill" Odds-on favorite Loudoun Valley clearly was resting top runners who had already qualified for regionals and/or states--as were…
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2017.10.20 Football: Dominion @ Loudoun County Homecoming

Leesburg, VA (October 20, 2017) – Entering Loudoun County's homecoming stadium, the Dominion Titans were more than a slight underdog. Yes, their 4-3 record was just a tick off the Raiders' 5-2 standing, but a four-game winning streak and a roaring crowd gave a clear advantage to the the home team. And Loudoun County gladly accepted…
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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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2017.09.07 Volleyball: Woodgrove @ Loudoun County

Ashburn, VA (September 7, 2017) – Heading into this match a lot of good things were happening: the Loudoun County Raiders were number one in the Washington Post top ten and undefeated, and the Woodgrove Wolverines were also undefeated. Tonight, then, would be an opportunity for Loudoun County to prove that their elite ranking was legitimate…
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2017.08.22 Girls Volleyball: Tuscarora @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (August 22, 2017) – Lots of new faces populated both sides of the net as the 2017 Volleyball season opened with a marquee matchup between two 2016 powerhouses. In the first official match for both teams, the Loudoun County Raiders hosted the Tuscarora Huskies. The visitors came out battling, and took a well-earned set…
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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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2017.05.09 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (May 9, 2017) – With everyone fighting for playoff positions, this matchup was a big one. Leading the Dulles East group were the visiting Dominion Titans. On home turf were the Loudoun County Raiders, in second place in Dulles West. Both teams sported identical records at 8-3. The first few minutes of the match were close, but by…
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2017.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (April 30, 2017) – A forty-five minute rain delay created an unusual start time for this highly anticipated matchup of two great LCPS boys lacrosse teams. After a brief thunderstorm that created steamy conditions, the visiting Loudoun County Raiders and the host Briar Woods Falcons went to work at 10:45 on a Saturday morning. Both…
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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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2017.03.31 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (March 31, 2017) – It wasn't that long ago when any sporting event featuring the Loudoun Valley Vikings and the Loudoun County Raiders would be a big deal. Whenever two of the original LCPS schools played, you knew it was a rivalry game, but now each team has at least one cross-town rival in their…
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2017.02.07 Boys Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (February 7, 2017) – In other years, a late-season matchup between Loudoun Valley and Loudoun County would be on everyone's must-see list in front of a packed house and competing hype squads. But this time around the Vikings are fighting for the top seed in the conference tournament while the Raiders are likely to get…
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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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2017.01.20 Girls Basketball: Park View @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (January 20, 2017) – This game had potential. The Park View Patriots entered with an 11-5 record, one of the better late season marks in the school's girls basketball history. But they were up against the Loudoun County Raiders who, at 15-1, were not only riding a fourteen-game winning streak, but had also beaten the…
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2017.01.12 Girls Basketball: Riverside @ Loudoun County

Leesburg, VA (January 12, 2017) – Coming into the game, both Loudoun County (13-1) and Riverside (8-3) were at the top of their respective conferences so this matchup had some potential for excitement. Could the Rams, a top 3A team, knock off the home-standing Raiders, a top 4A team riding a twelve game winning streak? Chas…
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2016.11.15 Volleyball: Courtland @ Loudoun County, 4A State Semifinal

Leesburg, VA (November 15, 2016) – On their way to the 4A West regional championship the Loudoun County Raiders had faced little resistance. After Millbrook, who took two games in the quarterfinal, the Raiders had not lost a single set. Surely, this state semi-final matchup with the Courtland Cougars would be different. Chas Sumser Photography was…
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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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