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Loudoun Dragons Rugby

July 31, 2013 Sports 4 comments
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Loudoun Rugby has announced the results of the 6th Annual 2013 Summer Youth & High School Championship tournament from this past weekend, July 27-28, held at Northern Fauquier Community Park in Marshall.

Loudoun’s emerging coed touch rugby program was given was given a boost when their U7 team took home the VA state championship title on Saturday, July 27th in only their 2nd year as a program. Led by coaches, Chris Scheuerman, Ken Fraine, and David Downer, the team won went undefeated in pool play against Great Falls (30-15), and Alexandria (40-5) and was seeded 1st, which earned them a spot in the Cup Final match against Springfield where they won 40-5.The team was lead by the “Big 3” Christopher Scheuerman, 7 (also named tournament U7 MVP), Taylor Downer, 7, and Tyler Fraine, 7, all of Leesburg and all of whom won the state championships as 6-yr-olds in the 2012 tournament. The U7 team also went undefeated during the regular season and finished with a perfect record. After the win, Coach Scheuermancommented “I’m so proud of our kids. We set this goal as a team at the beginning of the season and the kids practice hard, listened to their coaches, and played well as a team.” … Continue Reading

Liberty Wins Mid Atlantic All Star Open

July 20, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Liberty Wins Mid Atlantic All Star Open
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The Western Loudoun Liberty 12u Girls Softball team won the 2013 Mid Atlantic All Star Open, which was held July 13-14 in Laurel, Maryland. The Liberty outscored their opponents 70-46 over six games, which culminated in a 11-4 victory over the Ashburn Pride in the championship game.

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Fastpitch Looking for Talent

July 10, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Fastpitch Looking for Talent
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Fielder’s Choice Premier Fastpitch, formerly known as FC ’98, will be holding tryouts for talented fastpitch girls looking to compete at the 18U level. FCP will be playing at the showcase, regional and national levels in the fall 2013/spring 2014 season. All tryouts will be held at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville:

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information, e-mail Coach Larry Hays at lhays70455@aol.com or visit www.fielderschoicesoftball.com

Upper Loudoun Little League Championship Results In

July 2, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Upper Loudoun Little League Championship Results In
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By Carri Michon

Another season of youth baseball has ended and with it, champions crowned. Over seventy teams played spring baseball for Upper Loudoun Little League and in the end, there were three champions. Within the division of AA, AAA and Majors, each played out for their respective trophies although not in the order of final games as was originally planned. As rain would have it, the AAA game was played, then the Majors final and ending on Thursday, the AA championship game completed…a week after the original date. But, even baseball can’t control the weather! … Continue Reading

ULLL Awards Scholarship

July 2, 2013 Sports Comments Off on ULLL Awards Scholarship
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Beginning in 2003, Upper Loudoun Little League has given a scholarship to a western Loudoun graduating senior – public, private or home schooled – who played baseball for ULLL at some point during his/her growing up years. In the youth sports arena, it takes many, many hours of volunteer service to give children an opportunity to develop athletic talent but, more importantly, develop the life skills of teamwork and sportsmanship. It is our hope as a youth baseball league that each player leave Upper Loudoun inspired to give back to the community in some fashion. Active citizenship and the spirit of volunteerism empowers a community.

The 2013 Upper Loudoun Little League Hometown Heroes scholarship recipient has given back generously of his time during his high school years to his church, Relay for Life and LVHS Band. He graduated with honors from the Loudoun Academy of Science and will be attending University of Virginia in the fall. As a ULLL player, he played for the Hamilton Pirates, Hamilton Dodgers and as a Majors player, the NL Reds. ULLL is proud to have awarded this year’s scholarship to Alec Miller.

Lady Vikings Advance to State Lacrosse Tourney

June 7, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Lady Vikings Advance to State Lacrosse Tourney
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Capping an impressive run in their final year in the Dulles District, the Lady Vikings have earned the right to compete for the state title. Despite their heartbreaking 11-10 loss in the Region II final Friday night to crosstown rival Woodgrove, both teams will advance to face the champions and runners up of the other three state regions in an eight team single elimination playoff at Westfield High School.

As the runners up of the dominant Dulles District, the Lady Vikings were heavily favored to win their first two rounds against Loudoun County and Kettle Run. They delivered as promised Monday night, May 20th against County, doubling up the Raiders 20-10 and putting away Kettle Run two days later 19-8 to qualify for the state tourney and play for the Region II title. … Continue Reading

Host Families Urgently Needed for Babe Ruth World Series Players

June 1, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Host Families Urgently Needed for Babe Ruth World Series Players

The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League is in need of more host families for players participating in the 15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series. The tournament will be held August 17-25, 2013 at Fireman’s Field in Purcellville. A condition for hosting this prestigious tournament is that all players must stay with local host families. Without the community’s help, the tournament could not be held in Loudoun. Fifty (50) additional host families are needed by June 5.

The opportunity to serve as a host family for World Series players only comes around once every three years. As a host family, you provide an invaluable service for these young players. It is important that the boys have a safe home to sleep in and the support of a host family to make their stay here a memorable one. The players’ length of stay will be determined by how their particular team advances in the tournament. … Continue Reading

FCA Power Surpasses Fundraising Goal

May 24, 2013 Sports Comments Off on FCA Power Surpasses Fundraising Goal
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The FCA Power 13u, a western Loudoun based baseball team, surpassed their fundraising goal of $20,000 by raising an amazing $21,880 in support of Kyles Kamp and the Children’s National Medical Center. The Kyles Kamp tournament was started in 2010 after a local boy, Kyle Hahne, was diagnosed with leukemia. During this third year of the tournament they have raised over $340,000 to date, with an ambitious goal of $600,000 by June 15. One hundred percent of the donations go to support the Children’s National Medical Center, Oncology Division, with one simple goal – end childhood cancer now. You can visit the website at www.kyleskamp.org for further information, and there is still time to donate to the team page FCA Power 13u on the website.

The FCA Power reached out to neighbors, church members, friends, teachers, coaches – basically everyone we could think of – to ask for donations to this wonderful charity. It was especially meaningful for this team of 13 year old boys as one of their own, Clark Hile, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was four and was successfully treated at Children’s National. Clark is a great baseball player, valuable teammate, and good friend thanks in large part to the care he received at CNMC. … Continue Reading

Lady Viking Laxers on Five Game Win Streak

May 1, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Lady Viking Laxers on Five Game Win Streak
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By Mac Shuford

The Loudoun Valley Lady Vikings Lacrosse team moved to 10-2 on the season with wins over John Champe (22-1) and Dominion (23-5) and three win earlier: Monday, April 15 over Potomac Falls (14-7), April 17 over Kettle Run (17-10), and April 18 over Briar Woods (16-7).

The young John Champe team was no match for the Lady Vikings on Monday as they cruised to an easy victory. Sophomore Samantha Mendiguren led all scorers with four goals while juniors Corley Simons and Anna Munford added three each. On Thursday, the Titans of Dominion proved more challenging, but not by much as Valley won easily 23-5. Junior captain Ashlyn DiLoreto led all scorers with four goals and three assists while sophomore Maya Ebrahimnejad tossed in four and juniors Courtney Schollian and Megan Williamson added three goals apiece and two assists. Haley Shuford was impressive in goal stopping six. … Continue Reading

Let’s Play Ball

April 30, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Let’s Play Ball

By Carri Michon

The past two glorious Saturdays have found many a family at the baseball diamond. Games have begun and with that Opening Day ceremonies for Little League baseball around our small towns here in western Loudoun. A snapshot includes:

Parades: Both Lovettsville and Hamilton had parades. Erik Rohs, a AAA Reds player said, “My favorite thing about Opening Day is riding in the parade with my team through town.” A young Hamilton T-baller, Maggie Mills, who was in the parade for the first time highlighted that she “liked riding in the truck!” That statement was seconded by her little brother, Jack, who added, “and the candy!”.

Ceremonies: Lovettsville, Hamilton, Round Hill and Purcellville all held individual Opening Ceremonies. The colors were officially presented in Lovettsville by Colonel Wesley Fox of the Young Marines and in Hamilton by the US Navy Presidential Color Guard. Around the towns, National Anthems were sung by elementary school students, a mayor’s daughter as well as by the barbershop quartet, Mint Condition, in Round Hill. Purcellville included a tribute to the late Don Rose, Sr. It was noted that there have been many instrumental people over the 53 years of Upper Loudoun Little League who have keep the league running so that the children can play the great game of baseball. … Continue Reading

Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K Accepting Registrations

April 18, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K Accepting Registrations
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Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Round Hill Hometown Festival 5K on Saturday, May 25, 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.

Children are invited to participate in their own ½ mile Fun Run, to be held immediately following the conclusion of the 5K (usually around 8:45 a.m.). There is no registration or fee required for the Fun Run; all participants will receive ribbons. … Continue Reading

Loudoun One Stadium Appears Headed for Approval

April 3, 2013 Sports 1 comment

Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn was the site of the most recent showdown over the proposal to locate a new professional sports stadium in the Loudoun One commercial development, located at the southwest corner of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7.

The stadium is the planned home for the Loudoun Hounds of Atlantic League baseball and Virginia Cavalry F.C. of the North American Soccer League. When first approved, One Loudoun included 3.12 million square feet of office space, 702,000 square feet of retail, two hotels, and other uses. The new proposal, which includes the 5,500-seat One Loudoun sports stadium, calls for 2.8 million square feet of office space, along with changes to a planned town green and the elimination of a preserved wetland and a tree conservation area. … Continue Reading

Upper Loudoun Little League Opening Day – April 20

April 3, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Upper Loudoun Little League Opening Day – April 20
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ULLL teams from Purcellville South, North, and Middleburg will be participating. Jeff Brown will give a history of Haske Field, and there will be guest speaker Don Rose Jr. who will speakon behalf of his late father, Don Rose. Games will follow.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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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 …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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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Wine & Chili Weekend

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Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
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March Fourth Friday

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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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

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?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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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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Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

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– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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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

23 Feb 2017

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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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