The County Chronicle

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From left to right: Senior Octavian Ashford, sophomore Justin Lowery, and sophomore Lincoln Kelley display the Loudoun County State Champions banner after earning gold in their respective wrestling categories.

LCHS Varsity Wrestling finishes third at states, three earn gold medals

Vivian Lun, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

After a highly successful season, the LCHS Varsity Wrestling team finished strong at the VHSL Class 4 State meet, with five wrestlers earning medals and the team bringing home third overall.  “Going...

(From Left to Right) Cat Pizzarello, Fallon Fetterolf, and Michael Tafe stand together after qualifying for the State Championships. The three distance runners are all participating in Cross Country, Indoor track and Track and Field seasons.

Fallon Fetterolf excels on the track

Taylor Helfer, Managing Editor April 6, 2024

With an aching shoulder and several cramps all over her body, then-sixth grader Fallon Fetterolf reluctantly jogged with her track-crazed siblings in hopes that she would never do it again. Little did...

Senior Matt Thorne after breaking the school record in the 55 meter dash. Three weeks later, Thorne went on to break the school record in the 300 meter dash at the VHSL Class 4 indoor track state meet.

Indoor track team progresses to states

Karan Singh, Business Manager March 24, 2024

On February 26 and 27, select runners from the indoor track team traveled to Liberty University in Lynchburg to participate in the VHSL Class 4 state meet.  Sophomore distance runner Gabe Cunnington...

As Armitage reminisces on the season as a senior, he was thankful to swim his final race with senior Kai Tjader. “It was both of our last ever high school races, we just took it all in and enjoyed the moment,” Armitage said. (Kai Tjader, Kyle Armitage, Eric Akers, Zach Bell, Alan Crouse, Jay Wareham, and Benjamin Graham.)

Swim team continues to raise the bar for success

Cat Pizzarello, Editor-in-chief March 24, 2024

Whether it’s backstroke, breaststroke, or the complicated learning curve to the butterfly, the swim team worked hard for their success this season. Progressive build-up of anaerobic and aerobic activities...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Cat Pizzarello, Editor-in-chief February 6, 2024

Competitive cheerleading makes history for the third time in one season

Courtlyn Armstrong, staff writer January 12, 2024

The competitive cheer team made history three times in one season. On Thursday October 19, the cheer team made history and won the district title. This is the first time the competitive cheer team...

Sabrina Simpkins and Emily Pyle pose with their 2023 VHSL State Championship trophy. Simpkins is a County cheerleader and gymnast. Photo courtesy of Sabrina Simpkins on Instagram. (@sabrina.bina256)

Athlete of the Issue

Taylor Helfer, Managing Editor January 8, 2024

Blinding white lights fill the gym and reflect off of the rhinestones on sophomore Sabrina Simpkins’ leotard. As she steps on the mat, adrenaline rushes through her veins, and excitement gives her the...

“I ran through a hurricane and survived.”

Karan Singh, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, the cross country team at Loudoun County High School ran at one of their biggest meets of the year, Oatlands Invitational. Being an already challenging course, the runners shed...

Michael Tafe at a cross country competition.

Michael Tafe, fastest freshman cross country runner in Virginia

Dylan Johnson, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

Michael Tafe is the fastest freshman in Virginia in cross country at this time, and he has worked very hard to get to this point.  In the past, Michael has done sports such as soccer, flag football, ...

Loudoun Countys Golf Team claimed the title of District Champions on September 26th 2023 preceding yet again to regionals then states. This is the teams 4th year in a row earning the district title. Left to right- Chase Oatman, Liam Howard, Jackson Quinn, Reed Thesis, Ayla Browning and Peter Duiven

Loudoun County’s Golf Team wins its 4th Year District Championship!

Courtlyn Armstrong, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

Loudoun County's golf team coached by Mark Alexander, performed extremely well yet again at districts, coming out on top as new district champions! The LCHS golf team won the 2023 Catoctin Districts Tournament...

The plaques of the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

The annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction leads us into the school year

Brianna Martinez, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

To kick off the 2023-2024 school year, County held its 13th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony in early September. The ceremony was conducted by principal Dr. Michelle Luttrell and Athletic...

Emma Janusko (left), Lindsey Johansen (middle) and Jane Garvey (right), engage in field hockey gameplay against Woodgrove. Johansen is a captain on the field hockey team, leading her team to a successful season.

Athlete of the Issue: Captain Lindsey Johansen leads field hockey team to success

Taylor Helfer, Managing Editor November 5, 2023

As Taylor Swift’s reputation album plays through senior Lindsey Johansen’s headphones, her excitement for that night’s field hockey game grows, as does her passion for the sport. Johansen, referred...

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