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Winter Lacrosse Opens Registration

November 14, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Winter Lacrosse Opens Registration

NoVa West Lacrosse is now accepting individual and team registrations for the 2012 Winter Indoor BOX Lacrosse League, which opens play January 6. Space in the league is limited so register soon to secure your spot at http://www.novawestlax.com/register. The league is held indoors at the Purcellville Sports Pavilion.

NoVa West and Max Seibald 2009 College Player of the Year have joined forces to bring Maximum Lacrosse Clinics to the areas for boys 9 – 17. Space is very limited so register today for the best holiday lacrosse clinics www.NoVaWestLAX.com/camps/maximum.asp.

Lacrosse League Registering Now

September 11, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Lacrosse League Registering Now

NoVa West Lacrosse is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Indoor Lacrosse League which opens play October 7. The league accepts but team and individual registrations but space is limited so register soon to secure your spot. http://www.novawestlax.com/NWILL. The league is held indoors at the Purcellville Sports Pavilion.

Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia Sponsors First Special Needs Football League in NOVA

August 26, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia Sponsors First Special Needs Football League in NOVA

The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV) is pleased to announce that this fall it will sponsor the first football league for individuals with special needs in the Northern Virginia area.

“We are proud to bring this opportunity to individuals with special needs in Northern Virginia,” said Brian Ray, president of DSANV. “This league is about the entire football experience—the excitement of the sport, the unity of a team, the support of the fans, and the reward of players pushing themselves to achieve. But most importantly, it’s about transforming disabilities into abilities and achievements.”

DSANV created this league in order to give young people with a physical or intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in the popular American pastime. The friendly games will be played in a non-contact, modified flag football style in order to encourage team work and inclusivity. … Continue Reading

Upper Loudoun Little League National Allstar Team Wins

August 8, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Upper Loudoun Little League National Allstar Team Wins

The Upper Loudoun Little League National Allstar team beat the Upper Loudoun American team Friday night in the Bret Crowell tournament in Hagerstown. Bottom Row: Manager Jeff Payne, Andrew Hale, Will Hertel, Joey Eastman, Zach Olsen, Andrew Donofrio, Nick Renda. Top: Coach Tom Hertel, Johann Wunder, Greg Payne, Corey Johnson, Bret Donaty, Jibreel Jaka, Jordan Winnett and Coach Nile Coates

Pirates Claim Little League Title

June 19, 2011 News, Sports Comments Off on Pirates Claim Little League Title

With video of trophy presentation.

The Pirates defeated the Cubs June 18 8-6 at Haske Field in Purcellville in the Upper Loudoun Little League Baseball Championship game.

Loudoun Triple Threat Gold Va AAU Division II State Champs

May 30, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Loudoun Triple Threat Gold Va AAU Division II State Champs
Loudoun Triple Threat

The Loudoun Triple Threat Gold 10th Grade boys registered an impressive 5-0 record in Richmond, Virginia to win the 2011 Virginia AAU Division II State Title. It was an impressive showing by the eleven man roster representing nine area high schools. In their third consecutive trip to the State finals, the team posted an average margin of victory of 20 points per game with victories over BWSL Wolverines, Virginia Storm, Richmond Surge, Virginia Warriors and the Winchester Eagles. The Championship will result in a high seeding for LTT Gold’s return trip to AAU Division II Nationals at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida this July where they hope to improve upon their 12th place finish in 2010.

Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 and Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

May 22, 2011 Sports, Uncategorized Comments Off on Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 and Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

Coaches and players from the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department’s flag football league participated in the Team X National Flag Football Tournament on May 8, 2011 in Quakertown, PA. In the 9 and Under Division, the Leesburg teams swept the competition, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the tournament.

The newly formed Virginia Xtreme competitive flag football club took four teams to the tournament. Three teams (Virginia Xtreme A, B and C) participated in the 9 and Under Division and one team participated in the 11 and Under Division. … Continue Reading

Register for Lacrosse, Tryouts in May

April 18, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Register for Lacrosse, Tryouts in May

NoVa West Lacrosse is now accepting registrations to try out for their 2011 Summer Select Teams. Tryouts will be held May 1, 8, 15 and 22 with teams being announced on May 22. NoVa West Lacrosse plays in the most competitive recruiting tournaments during the Summer. Register today for a tryout http://www.novawestlax.com.

Get Your Game On

April 10, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Get Your Game On

The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League’s 55th season opens this Saturday, April 9. Games will be played in Franklin Park in Round Hill and at Robinson Park in Leesburg. Come out and join us for a great day of baseball.

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth’s 13 year-old age group will be first on Field 5 at Franklin Park. The Orioles will play the Nationals in the season opener. The first pitch will be thrown at 9:00 a.m.. The second game on Field 5 has the 14-15U Giants hosting the Mets, starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the 13U Tigers taking on the Athletics at 2:00 p.m. The final game of the day will start at 4:30pm, featuring the visiting Luckett Hounds against the 13U Royals in the first 13U Travel vs. 13U House division matchup.

Action will be seen on Field 4 at 1:00pm as the Cardinals battle the Pirates, both 14-15U teams. The second game on Field 4 starts at 3:30 p.m. as the Cubs visit the Reds in another 14-15U matchup.

The first match up at Robinson Park is the Leesburg Lumber 14U hosting the Loudoun Express. Both travel teams are in the 14U age group. The first pitch in Leesburg will be thrown at 10:00 a.m. Two games are scheduled at Robinson Park, the second pits the host team, FCA Power 13U against the older FCA 14U Loudoun team.

Come out to the parks and see our teams in action. It is shaping up to be a great day for baseball!

Lacrosse Registering for Summer

April 9, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Lacrosse Registering for Summer

NoVa West Lacrosse is now accepting registrations for their Boys and Girls Elite summer teams. All levels will have May tryouts. Become part of the NoVa West Family to enjoy the best coaching, best tournaments, best uniforms, most summer fun! Register today for a tryout http://www.novawestlax.com.

Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K Now Accepting Registrations

April 6, 2011 Our Towns, Sports Comments Off on Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K Now Accepting Registrations

Registration is now open for the ninth Annual Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K on Saturday, May 28, starting at 8:00 a.m. The course begins at Round Hill Elementary School on Evening Star Drive and winds through the town of Round Hill before finishing back at the school.

Prizes will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers. Awards will be given to the top two male and female finishers in each of the following age categories: 11 and under, 12–17, 18–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60 – 69, and over 70. … Continue Reading

Hit One for Little League

April 5, 2011 Loudoun County, Sports Comments Off on Hit One for Little League

Throughout the year, Upper Loudoun Little League organizes more than 90 teams with over 1,200 baseball players from the ages of five through 12. ULLL has substantial operating expenses including maintenance of fields throughout Western Loudoun as well as the purchase of uniforms, equipment, and thousands of baseballs. Registration fees pay a good portion of the overall expenses, however, ULLL aims to make greater improvements which will continue to enhance the overall experience for our players. Once again ULLL will be holding at Hit-A-Thon as our major fundraiser to help with these ongoing improvements. At our Hit-A-Thon, each player will have an opportunity to raise funds from donated pledges by the number of feet they hit a baseball at our event. … Continue Reading

Apply for Home Town Hero Scholarships

March 8, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Apply for Home Town Hero Scholarships

Upper Loudoun Little League Home Town Heroes 2011 scholarship applications are now being accepted. Eligible applicants must be a 2011 graduating senior from a western Loudoun high school, private school or home school who played for ULLL at some point as a youth. The application is online at ULLL.org or in the guidance offices of Loudoun Valley High School and Woodgrove High School. Fill out the application and mail it to Upper Loudoun Little League, PO Box 1122, Purcellville, VA. 20134, attention Scholarship Committee. The application deadline is April 15, 2011.








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Choosing To Forgive


By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

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Work Woes


By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio


I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power


“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016


Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016


Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016


Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Keep Loudoun Beautiful—Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed

16 Mar 2017

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The Keep Loudoun Beautiful spring clean-up takes place the entire month of April and greater Lovettsville needs volunteers. Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers are available at the Lovettsville Community Center during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This is a great group or individual activity that can be scheduled around your availability. E-mail Lovettsville Area Leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to …

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National Awkward Moments Day

8 Mar 2017


?Laughing at Yourself Is the Best Medicine No one knows who invented National Awkward Moments Day, Saturday, March 18. That’s no surprise, since it probably came about as the result of one stunningly awkward moment that the owner of that moment was hoping to forget. We surveyed our readers and friends to ask them about their most awkward moments, sharing …

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Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …


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Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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