Category Archives: Potomac Falls

2018.09.11 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (September 11, 2018) – It's always a good match when cross-town rivals meet, and that goes for games between the Dominion Titans and the Potomac Falls Panthers. Both teams have had some early season field hockey success. The Titans, 2-3 entering the game, were looking for an identity, while the host Panthers were…
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06.01.18 Girls Soccer: Potomac Falls @ Briar Woods, Region 5C Final

Ashburn, VA (June 1, 2018) – The regular season difference between the Briar Woods Falcons and the Potomac Falls Panthers was almost imperceptible. The Falcons finished on top with a 11-1-2 district record, but their only loss had been at the hands of the Panthers, who had finished right behind at 11-2-1. Chas Sumser Photography was…
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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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05.15.18 Girls Soccer: Potomac Falls @ Tuscarora

Leesburg, VA (May 15, 2018) – With darkening skies threatening to delay or cancel this final game of the 2018 regular season, the Potomac Falls Panthers (12-2-1) traveled to Leesburg for a match with the Tuscarora Huskies (10-2-3). The outcome of the game would not affect the Huskies' third place standing in the Potomac District, but…
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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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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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2017.10.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Dulles District Final

Sterling, VA (October 26, 2017) – To date, the eight-team Dulles District field hockey tournament had gone perfectly true to form. The higher seed won every quarterfinal game and both semifinals, which led to the championship matchup between the top two teams. And the specific path for the finalists had been remarkably the same. The top-seeded…
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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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2017.09.19 Field Hockey: Dominion @ Potomac Falls

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – A year ago, attending a field hockey match between two Loudoun County high schools was somewhat of a novelty. The overall level of play was erratic and even the officiating was inconsistent. Everyone on the field, on the sidelines, and in the stands was learning the game and some were…
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2017.09.12 Field Hockey: Heritage @ Potomac Falls

South Riding, VA (September 12, 2017) – At Freedom High School, the Heritage Pride "visited" the Potomac Falls Panthers for a matchup of highly-rated teams. Heading into the game, Heritage was 5-1, but Potomac Falls had a slightly better overall record at 5-0. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted…
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2017.08.31 Field Hockey: Potomac Falls @ Park View

Sterling, VA (August 31, 2017) – Playing their first ever field hockey home game, and with a small but loud and supportive crowd behind them, the Park View Patriots took the pitch brimming with confidence. They could hardly contain their excitement as ear-to-ear grins spread across each face during player introductions. On the other side stood…
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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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2017.02.17 Boys Basketball: Stone Bridge @ Potomac Falls, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2017) – The Potomac Falls Panthers finished the regular season on a ten-game winning streak and that streak included two wins over their championship opponent, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs. But the Panthers had barely won their semi-final matchup against Tuscarora, and the Bulldogs had upset higher-seeded Broad Run so perhaps the…
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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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2016.11.18 Football: Albemarle @ Potomac Falls, 5A North Quarterfinal

Sterling, VA (November 18, 2016) – This 5A North playoff matchup looked to be a good one with the home-standing Potomac Falls Panthers, seeded fourth, facing the fifth seed Albemarle Patriots. The Panthers were coming off a solid opening round victory over Orange County while the Patriots had advanced by defeating Falls Church. Chas Sumser Photography…
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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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2016.11.03 Volleyball: Potomac Falls @ Tuscarora, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (November 3, 2016) – The gym was surprisingly empty when the Conference 14 volleyball championship began. Only a hearty band from the JV team huddled together on the Potomac Falls side and a bigger (but not big) and rowdy group of students and parents partially filled the home bleachers of Tusacrora. Perhaps the initially low turnout was because…
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2016.10.27 Field Hockey: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (October 27, 2016) – When the first ever Conference 14 field hockey tournament bracket was announced, Briar woods had earned a first round bye as the third seed of six teams. But that meant they would likely have to be in the role of underdog by first beating second-seeded Stone Bridge, which they did, and then…
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