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Vikings Succeed in the Postseason

Kenzie Farrey, Intern November 9, 2023

While football is still in regular season play, field hockey and cross country are already well into the postseason.  Field hockey beat Dominion 6-0 making them Dulles District champions and regular...

Girls soccer breaks 13 year loss streak against County

Girls soccer breaks 13 year loss streak against County

Scarlet Fetterolf and Mercy Soly May 8, 2023

     With five wins, five losses, and two draws, the girls soccer team has had a consistent and successful season thus far. More so, on May 4, the girls won their first game against rival Loudoun County...

Art by Jake Rimmel

The Journey

Jake Rimmel, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

LVHS weight room freshens up with new equipment for athletes.

High School Athletes Benefit From Weight Training

Evan Schoonmaker, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

The modern high school athlete is bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. There are many factors playing into this physical increase, such as more dietary discoveries leading to better nutrition,...

Solomon Stephen’s point of view at the USA vs. Iran match in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Faces in the Crowd: Solomon Stephens

Scarlet Fetterolf, Sports Editor December 15, 2022

How many teenagers do you know who have traveled to over 40 states? How about peers who have visited almost every single European nation? The list is probably pretty short. Or nonexistent.  Meet Solomon...

Senior Riley Kotch wears a purple armband during football game

Valley, Woodgrove Unite for Epilepsy Awareness

Elise Bowen, Jake Rimmel, and Evan Schoonmaker October 31, 2022

A year ago, if anyone on the football team had worn a purple armband, students wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Now, it signifies something much larger to Valley, Woodgrove and the community...

Andy Gordon poses in front of the Sports Medicine mural.

Student Athletes Say Thank You to Athletic Trainer, Andy Gordon

Mercy Soly, Media & Features Editor March 25, 2022

Athletic Trainer Andy Gordon helps student athletes reach their full potential and success.  “I have been an athletic trainer since 1990 and started working at Loudoun Valley as the full-time athletic...

Enes Kanter Freedom, Powerful Activist? Yes. NBA Star? No.

Enes Kanter Freedom, Powerful Activist? Yes. NBA Star? No.

Patrick Stevenson, Editor March 4, 2022

It’s no small feat to make the NBA. Statistically speaking, anyone pursuing a career in basketball has only a 1 in 3333 or .03% chance of making the NBA. Even those whose professional careers don't pan...

Following Year Hiatus, Valley and Woodgrove Basketball Renew Their Storied Rivalry

Following Year Hiatus, Valley and Woodgrove Basketball Renew Their Storied Rivalry

Patrick Stevenson, Editor December 2, 2021

You’ve heard of the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn. The Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas. The Holy War between BYU and Utah. All are legendary rivalries oozing with passionate, sometimes...

The Loudoun Valley Field Hockey huddles together before the Lightridge game at home on October 6th. Photo Credits: Lexi Schaff

Field Hockey Season Overview

Xavier Jankowski, Staff Reporter November 5, 2021

Field Hockey at Loudoun Valley has come a long way over the last few seasons full of struggles, new coaches and frustrating losses. However, the Vikings have rallied the last two years to make it to the...

The Chase of the Great One Begins...

The Chase of the Great One Begins…

Patrick Stevenson, Editor November 1, 2021

It was impossible, they said. It was a record that was believed to never be touched. Yet Alex Ovechkin seems well on his way to breaking Wayne Gretsky’s career NHL goal record. Once Ovechkin inked a...

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