Category Archives: Rock Ridge

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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2018.01.09 Boys Basketball: Tuscarora @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (January 9, 2018) – It was a tale of two halves. In the first, the host Rock Ridge Phoenix exploded for over fifty points playing nearly perfect basketball. In the second, the visiting Tuscarora Huskies scraped and clawed their way back into the game playing a bit unevenly, but without backing down after the…
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2017.12.08 Girls Basketball: Briar Woods @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (December 8, 2017) – Toughened up from a game earlier in the week against Heritage, the Briar Woods Falcons came out ready to play. With consistent shooting and solid defense--and three three-pointers from Ashton Keilholtz--they dominated the Rock Ridge Phoenix on their home court. The first quarter score of 10-5 was a good reflection…
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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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2017.10.25 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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2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Broad Run @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – On the first ever Senior Night for the Rock Ridge Phoenix field hockey program, the team was hoping for their first victory of the season for Olivia Ouimet, their lone member of the class of 2018. Standing in their way were the Broad Run Spartans, sporting a modest 3-6 record…
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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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2017.09.13 Volleyball: Stone Bridge @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 13, 2017) – Riding a three-game winning streak, the Rock Ridge Phoenix came out hot against visiting Stone Bridge. The Bulldogs were on a streak of their own--seven games, to be exact--but the home team managed to win the first set, 25-19. It took nearly perfect execution and a flawless substitution strategy, but…
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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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2017.09.01 Football: Heritage @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (September 1, 2017) – There's a youth movement going on at Rock Ridge. Led by new head coach Bobby Lalli, the team sports just twelve seniors on a combined JV/Varsity roster of seventy-six. On the other sideline, Heritage is led by twenty seniors of about seventy players. But in the key position, the Pride's…
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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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2017.05.12 Girls Lacrosse: Riverside @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (May 12, 2017) – With seniors on their team for the first time, the Rock Ridge Phoenix was about to cap off a solid season entering the game at 8-5. In front of them were the undefeated Riverside Rams--with no seniors at all--and who, at 13-0, were looking to finish undefeated. Could Rock Ridge be a…
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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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2017.02.14 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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2017.02.08 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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2017.01.19 Gymnastics: Park View Invitational

Sterling, VA (January 19, 2017) – On the eve of the 2017 Inauguration, Park View High School fittingly hosted a five-team gymnastics meet in their red, white and blue Patriot gymnasium. Also appropriately, an Eagle from Freedom High School, Sydney Wrighte, won the all-around competition and captured top honors on bars, floor, and vault. Lauren Mason, of…
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