Category Archives: Stone Bridge

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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2017.09.26 Field Hockey: Stone Bridge @ Tuscarora

Ashburn, VA (September 26, 2017) – As the season pushes past the midpoint, Loudoun County high schools are finding out where they stand. Some, like the Tuscarora Huskies are struggling regularly against competition while others, like the Stone Bridge Bulldogs have not achieved elite status, but are trending well. At 2-5, the Huskies needed a win…
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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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2017.04.21 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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2016.11.11-12 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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2016.10.19 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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2016.10.15 Cross Country: Third Battle Invitational

Winchester, VA (October 15, 2016) – A spectacular autumn day greeted the runners and spectators at the 2016 Third Battle Invitational. Many of the same teams competed at Glory Days a week earlier, and you could tell that both competitors and spectators were glad for the lack of rain and mud on this rolling course in…
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2016.09.10 Volleyball: Phoenix Tournament

Ashburn, VA (September 10, 2016) – It was blistering hot outside, but inside it was nice and cool. Perfect for an early season volleyball tournament hosted by Rock Ridge High School. Two Loudoun teams were entered, and each was in a different bracket. Stone Bridge, the seasoned champion and the Phoenix, a rapidly maturing program, were…
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2016.07.14 Special: Best of 2015-16 High School Sports

Ashburn, VA (July 14, 2016) – It's been a true privilege to photograph high school sports in Loudoun County for the last four years. I've witnessed breathtaking moments, heartbreaking disappointments, thrilling victories, and stunning upsets. I've seen great team victories and brilliant individual championships. I've sat in a field bundled up waiting for cross country racers to…
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2016.05.10 Girls Soccer: Stone Bridge @ Tuscarora

Leesburg, VA (May 10, 2016) – With the playoffs fast approaching, there isn't much separating any of the five teams in Conference 14. In fact, every team sports a winning overall record. And so, when the Stone Bridge Bulldogs met the Tuscarora Huskies it looked like the game could go either way. Chas Sumser was there…
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