Category Archives: Riverside

2018.02.17 Gymnastics: VHSL Individual State Championships

Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2018) – High schools from all over the state of Virginia travelled to Heritage High School in Leesburg for two days of state level competition. Saturday's individual and all-around events included balance beam, floor exercise, uneven parallel bars and vault. Loudoun County high schools were well represented by athletes from newly crowned…
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2018.01.18 Girls Basketball: Loudoun Valley @ Riverside

Lansdowne, VA (January 18, 2018) – In the midst of their best season ever, the Riverside Rams were expecting a true test from the visiting Loudoun Valley Vikings. With the season progressing rapidly toward the playoffs, this game would tell both teams a lot about their prospects. With a minute left in the first period, Riverside…
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2017.12.18 Boys Basketball: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (December 18, 2017) – With school out for the winter holidays, the Park View Patriots and Riverside Rams met for an afternoon and evening of basketball with five games in total and varsity girls and boys games capping off the day. In the boys game, the visiting Rams came in with a solid if…
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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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2017.10.13 Football: Riverside @ Heritage Homecoming

Leesburg, VA (October 13, 2017) – A few weeks ago, the Heritage Pride football team was struggling to find this season's identity. Coming off a home loss to Dominion, they were 3-2 and securely in the middle of the 4A Region C pack. But they had won two in a row since then and tonight they…
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2017.10.05 Field Hockey: Woodgrove @ Riverside

Sterling, VA (October 5, 2017) – In what has become something of a tradition for Loudoun County high school field hockey, four teams gathered for a double-header. In the nightcap, the Woodgrove Wolverines were the "home" team for an important matchup--at Dominion High School. The opponent, the Riverside Rams, were one of the hottest teams in…
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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: Riverside @ Park View

Sterling, VA (September 19, 2017) – What a difference a year makes. For the host Park View Patriots, the excitement of a brand new team and a relatively new sport has not yet worn off. For the visiting Riverside Rams, with a full season behind them, it's now all about systems of play, aggressive attack, and…
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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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2017.09.05 Volleyball: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 5, 2017) – Entering this match, the Riverside Rams and the host Rock Ridge Phoenix were both still working to find their identities. The Rams were 2-3 and the Phoenix was 1-2. The winning team would get back to even in the standings and would earn a fresh start heading into the heart…
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2017.06.10 Boys Lacrosse: E.C. Glass @ Riverside, 4A State Final

Salem, VA (June 10, 2017) – For the first time in a while, the Riverside Rams boys lacrosse team was wearing the darker color signifying that they were not the higher seed. And they were going up against the EC Glass Hilltoppers, a team that had just thoroughly trounced the Dominion Titans, the Rams' close rival. Mason…
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2017.06.10 Boys Soccer: Riverside @ Blacksburg, 3A State Final

Salem, VA (June 10, 2017) – No one would have blamed the Riverside Rams if they had just phoned it in today. After a grueling four-overtime semifinal victory less than twenty-four hours before this match began an exhausted team was what they had to offer to the Blacksburg Bruins. From the start the Bruins looked fresher, but…
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2017.06.06 Boys Soccer: Spotswood @ Riverside, 3A State Semifinal

Salem, VA (June 9, 2017) – As opposed to the earlier match for the Riverside Rams girls soccer team, the boys version was the favorite in this state semifinal match. Even when you say that, however, that doesn't mean the other team isn't ready to play. And ready they were. While the Rams had the possession edge, the…
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2017.06.06 Girls Soccer: Riverside @ Western Albemarle, 3A State Semifinal

Salem, VA (June 9, 2017) – The day broke with much promise for the Riverside Rams. Playing in their first ever state semifinal, could they upset the top-seeded Warriors from Western Albemarle? Sporting a record of 20-2 entering the match, the Warriors were clearly the favorite. But, for much of the first half of this match--played in beautiful Salem,…
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2017.06.07 Boys Lacrosse: Midlothian @ Riverside, 4A State Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 7, 2017) – The Riverside Rams wore special red jerseys signifying the importance of this first-ever semifinal boys lacrosse game at home. In their way was a tough Midlothian Trojans team who had equal reason to expect a spot in the state championship game. With roaring crowds supporting both sides, the match opened up fast…
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2017.06.07 Girls Lacrosse: Monticello @ Riverside, 4A State Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 7, 2017) – An air of excitement permeated Riverside stadium as the home-standing Rams prepared for their state semifinal lacrosse game against the visiting Monticello Mustangs. The Rams' previous playoff games had been blowouts, but this one--with so much on the line--would surely be different. Well, not so much. Behind five goals from Rachel Giachinta…
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2017.06.06 Boys Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside, 4A North Final

Lansdowne, VA (June 3, 2017) – There was no question that a visit from the Dominion Titans would be a test for the red hot Riverside Rams. Would the home field prove to be enough of an advantage? The Dominion crowd was good, too, so a Ram victory was not a given. Riverside built an early 5-1…
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2017.06.02 Boys Soccer: York @ Riverside, 3A East Semifinal

Lansdowne, VA (June 2, 2017) – Their previous match had been a cakewalk so the Riverside Rams had not yet been tested in their first ever regional tournament. Would the York Falcons provide stiffer competition? Although the Rams dominated possession, the Falcons were clearly a better prepared side at every position than the previous opponent. Riverside had…
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