Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

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 only to William Fleming’s 53.5 points.

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

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 one, reached the Gold Bracket, lost a close three set match against eventual champion Coastal VBC, but rebounded to win the consolation match and 3rd place by beating Prolific VBC 25-19, 26-24.

Pictured:   Kneeling left to right:  Daniel Nour, Andrew Plowman, Ryan Croson, Nate Pearsall Standing, left to right:  Tony Lydon, assistant coach, Cooper Josties, Jack Lydon, Brody Graham, Randy Devere, Spencer Holdridge, Parker Osoba, Head Coach Matt Croson Not Pictured:  Assistant Coach Joanne Dekker

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Kneeling left to right: Daniel Nour, Andrew Plowman, Ryan Croson, Nate Pearsall
Standing, left to right: Tony Lydon, assistant coach, Cooper Josties, Jack Lydon, Brody Graham, Randy Devere, Spencer Holdridge, Parker Osoba, Head Coach Matt Croson Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Joanne Dekker




Woodgrove Gymnasts Advance To States

Two Woodgrove High School gymnasts have qualified to advance to the Virginia State Championships Saturday, February 18, at Patriot High School in Nokesville.

Sophomore River Stone placed fourth in the all-around competition at the 1A-5A North Regional Gymnastics Championships at Park View High School on Wednesday, February 8, which earns her a spot competing at States in all four events: vault, bars, beam and floor. Senior Sarah Snare placed 7th on floor at Regionals, which advances her to States competition in that event.

The Regional competition capped a fantastic season for the Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics team. The team placed first in multi-team regular season meets at Loudoun Valley, Heritage and at home and placed second to Freedom High School at meets there and at Park View High School. The Wolverines broke the school’s all-time high team score at Conferences, where they outscored Freedom to win the Conference 21W Championship.

Photo: Sarah Snare on floor




Woodgrove Gymnastics Team Places First

The Woodgrove High School Gymnastics team for placed first at their home meet. The team competed against squads from Loudoun Valley, Park View and Riverside high schools. Seniors Kaycee Delitta and Sarah Snare were honored at the event for their contributions to the team.

The Wolverines excelled in individual competition as well. Sophomore River Stone placed 1st on vault, 3rd on bars, tied for 1st on floor and placed 2nd all around; senior Sarah Snare placed 6th on bars, tied for 4th on vault, tied for 5th on beam, tied for 1st on floor and placed 4th all around; freshman Jodi Snare placed 7th floor, 3rd on vault and 5th all around; freshman Erin Keane placed 6th on floor and tied for 5th on beam; and sophomore Erin Ramsey placed 6th all around.




Woodgrove Gymnastics Hosts Home Meet

Woodgrove High School’s Varsity Gymnastics team will host a five-team meet on Tuesday, January 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Wolverines will face teams from Park View, Rock Ridge, Riverside and Loudoun Valley high schools. Seniors Kaycee Delitta and Sarah Snare, co-captains for the team, will be honored during the meet. The home meet was originally scheduled for Jan. 5 but was postponed due to icy conditions.

The Wolverines competed a conference meet at Heritage HS on Wednesday, January 18 and took first place over Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, and Riverside high schools. Five Woodgrove gymnasts placed in individual competition: Erin Keane (3rd on beam); Dani Kimbrough (tied for 6th on vault); Jodi Snare (6th on bars, 5th on vault, 6th all-around); Sarah Snare (tied for 6th on vault, tied for 5th on floor, 5th on bars, 4th on beam and 5th all-around); and River Stone (4th on bars, 3rd on vault, 2nd on beam, tied for 2nd on floor, and 3rd all-around).

On Saturday, January 21, Woodgrove was one of 14 teams competing at the Aloha Invitational at Patriot High School in Nokesville, VA. The Wolverine team took fourth place in the navy division. In the individual competition, River Stone placed 4th on bars and floor, 3rd on vault, and 3rd all-around. Jodi Snare placed 5th on vault.

The home meet on January 24 will wrap up the Wolverines’ regular season competition schedule. The team will then compete in the conference championships at Freedom High School on Monday, January 30.

Photo: Courtesy of Woodgrove High School Gymnastics, Sophomore River Stone competes floor at Patriot High School’s Aloha Invitational




Ida Lee Spring NFL Flag Football Registration Filling Fast

Deadline for the House League registration is February 13.

Registration for the Spring 2017 NFL Flag Football League at Ida Lee is currently open and filling fast. We are excited to offer again two great leagues: Ida Lee NFL Flag Football House League and the Ida Lee NFL Flag Football Elite League.

The Ida Lee NFL Flag Football House league continues to grow and this season will be made up of six age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-16 year old divisions. Teams will be selected and formed through a draft process after players’ skills have been evaluated at the player evaluation days on February 25 and 26. All players will be outfitted in NFL jerseys. Each team will play up to 7 regular season games, followed by playoff games to determine division champions. To register, visit www.idalee.org or contact the front desk at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368. Registration ends on February 13.

The Ida Lee NFL Flag Football Elite League returns this spring and will consist of four divisions: 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 18 and under. The Elite League is a competitive league made up of teams of 7-10 players that are formed by themselves and must include an adult head coach. This league will also follow NFL Flag Football rules. The Elite League is a great off-season program for tackle football players working on their skill development and flag football tournament teams looking for high caliber competition as well as recreational athletes looking for a more competitive outlet. The Elite League will provide players with premier competition on some of the best flag football fields in the area. Cost per team is $800 and includes NFL Team Jerseys, up to 7 regular season games, playoffs and practice space. Registration ends on March 1, 2017. For questions or to register contact Andrew Kim, League Manager at 703-771-2778 or akim@leesburgva.gov.




Woodgrove Grabs First at Glory Days

The Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics took first place in the red division of the Glory Days Invitational at Park View High School on Saturday, January 7. Woodgrove competed against Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls, Loudoun Valley and Heritage high schools. Host team Park View came in first in the lower blue division.

Woodgrove sophomore River Stone placed second on vault and bars, fourth on beam, fifth on floor and third all around. Senior Sarah Snare placed first on floor, fourth vault, sixth on bars and fourth all around; freshman Jodi Snare placed sixth on vault.

The team’s home meet, which was postponed due to the snow on Thursday evening, January 5, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24. The team’s next competition will be on Saturday, January 14, at an invitational in Harrisonburg, followed by a conference match-up on Wednesday, January 18, at Heritage High School in Leesburg.




Deadline Extended for Purcellville Sports Funding Application

The Town of Purcellville has extended the deadline to apply for the Annual Sports League Funding. The new deadline is January 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicant organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to be eligible for funding. Priority consideration will be given to sports teams from Purcellville that have an open participation policy where all players are allowed to play.

There is $5,200 allocated in the FY 2016 – 2017 budget. Applications can be found on line at www.purcellvilleva.gov/fundingapplication. Please send your application to, Town of Purcellville, Annual Sports League Funding, 221 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132 or e-mail mscoggins@purcellvilleva.gov.




WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener

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The Woodgrove High School Varsity Gymnastics squad outscored teams from Loudoun Valley, Riverside, Park View and Forest Park high schools to take first place at its season opener at LVHS on Wednesday, December 7. Woodgrove sophomore River Stone also won first place in the individual all-around.

Stone finished second place on vault and beam, third on floor, and fifth on bars. Senior Sarah Snare placed third on both bars and vault. Their scores, plus those of their teammates, propelled the WHS team to the victory.

The team also competed on Saturday, December 10, at the Flip for a Cure Invitational at Patriot High School in Nokesville. The girls placed fifth as a team; Snare placed fifth on vault and Stone placed third on bars, tied for third on floor and placed fourth all-around.

Woodgrove High School Varsity Gymnastics took second place in a six-team meet at Park View High School on Tuesday night, December 13. The Wolverines finished just 1.875 points behind Freedom High School, which won the Virginia High School League 5A state championship in 2016, and bested teams from Park View, John Champe, Rock Ridge and Briar Woods.

Woodgrove sophomore River Stone won the individual all-around with first place finishes on vault, bars and beam, and a second place on floor. Freshman Erin Keane finished sixth on beam and fourth on floor, and sophomore Erin Ramsey placed sixth on vault.

Woodgrove Gymnastics took second place behind Freedom High School in a five-team meet on Wednesday, December 21, at Freedom HS. The Wolverines outscored teams from Heritage, Loudoun County and Park View High Schools.

In the individual competition, Woodgrove gymnast River Stone, a sophomore, placed first on bars, second on vault, third on beam, fourth on floor and second all-around. Sophomore Dani Kimbrough placed sixth on vault and bars and third all-around. Freshman Erin Keane placed four on beam, sixth on floor and fourth all-around. Freshman Jodi Snare placed fourth on vault, fifth on bars and fifth all-around.

The Wolverines will host Park View, Rock Ridge, Riverside and Loudoun Valley at Woodgrove on January 5.




WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener

The Woodgrove High School Varsity Gymnastics squad outscored teams from Loudoun Valley, Riverside, Park View and Forest Park high schools to take first place at its season opener at LVHS on Wednesday, December 7. Woodgrove sophomore River Stone also won first place in the individual all-around.

Stone finished second place on vault and beam, third on floor, and fifth on bars. Senior Sarah Snare placed third on both bars and vault. Their scores, plus those of their teammates, propelled the WHS team to the victory.

The team also competed on Saturday, December 10, at the Flip for a Cure Invitational at Patriot High School in Nokesville. The girls placed fifth as a team; Snare placed fifth on vault and Stone placed third on bars, tied for third on floor and placed fourth all-around.

Woodgrove next travels to Park View High School on Tuesday, December 13, where they will face teams from PVHS, Freedom, John Champe, and Rock Ridge.

Photo: Jodi Snare (9th), River Stone (10th), Erin Ramsey (10th), Kaycee Delitta (12th), Sarah Snare (12th), Coach Margie Barnes, Lauren Sutara (11th), Erin Keane (9th) and Dani Kimbrough (10th).
Credit: Woodgrove Gymnastics




Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to be eligible for funding. Priority consideration will be given to sports teams from Purcellville that have an open participation policy where all players are allowed to play regardless of skill level.

There is $5,200 allocated in the FY2017 budget to disperse. Go to www.purcellvilleva.gov and send your completed application to Town of Purcellville, Annual Sports League Funding, 221 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132 or emailed to mscoggins@purcellvilleva.gov. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12.




Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University.

Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin at the collegiate level. She only picked up throwing during her freshman year when the high school coach approached her but has also played on Woodgrove’s Varsity Basketball Team for four years where she is the all-time leader in free throw percentage and on the leaderboard (ranked 4) for all time charges.

She is also heavily involved in her school community. She helped create the We’re All Human club at her school which helps prevent the stigma that surrounds suicide by hosting events such as color runs, walks and concerts, as well as in-school sessions to help peers. She is a member of the National Honors Society, the Spanish Honors Society, the Varsity Club, and Athlete 2 Athlete, another club where she is an officer to help kids with mental disabilities play sports. She is also an avid sports fan and is the sports editor-in-chief of the Woodgrove High School’s Newspaper (The Woodgrove Outlander) as well as its online liaison.




Middleburg Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team Wins State Championship

Middleburg Academy repeated as State Champions in the Virginia Independent School State Championship (Division II), defeating Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 3-1.

Middleburg Academy Lady Dragon’s Volleyball team played in more matches than any other high school in the State of Virginia, 43 matches with an overall record of 40-3. The Lady Dragons, finished the season ranked number 7 in the State and 310 Nationally. That places the team in the top 1 percenr in the country.

In the State Tournament, Middleburg Academy had a quick start against Trinity Christian in the semi-finals and pushed until the final point of victory. As a team, they mastered 49 digs and 6 blocks. Junior Lilly Reilly ‘18 led the team will 11 kills and Junior Emma DiClementi ‘18 finished with 10 kills with set scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-18.

Middleburg Academy entered the finals as the defending VISAA D2 State Champions and in the first two sets moved the ball quickly and hit hard. The third set the tempo changed and it was clear some nerves were creeping in and the Lady Dragons lost the third set. The fourth set was a point by point match and once again, this talented group came together and worked each point as a team. Freshman Ashleigh Moffett ‘20 stepped up with very aggressive serving, including 3 aces. Sophomore Chelsea Penfield ‘19 demanded attention with 19 booming kills. Junior Lilly Reilly ‘18 continued to swing for a match total of 13 kills and Junior Lilian Vargo ‘19 dished off a total of 35 assists. Defensively the team dug 96 balls with Senior Libero, Alison Thomas ‘17 anchoring the center for the Dragons to pull away with a consecutive state title 25-12, 25-19, 27-25, 25-23.

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