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HP Elite & Beyond 12U boys soccer team.—Courtesy Photo

A summer trip to remember for youth soccer teams

HP Elite & Beyond in Chantilly, through partnership with Loudoun Sports Center, Ecco Advisors and NGS Infonet Inc., sent two select teams on a competitive and cultural tour of Italy in July. A 12U boys team and a 15U girls team from HP Elite & Beyond competed in the San Marino Cup, the largest youth soccer tournament in Italy.
Chase Geter

Geter blazes track for gold

Local youth Chase Geter struck gold in the 100-meter dash in the boys 9-year-old division at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games, contested July 31 through Aug. 5 at Eastern Michigan University. A member of The Mustangs Track Club, Geter posted a winning time of 13.1 seconds in the final.

CJR Martial Arts in Ashburn was well represented by its students at the 35th annual U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open.-Photo Courtesy/Guy Aceto

Team CJR racks up Martial Arts awards

Team CJR, representing CJR Martial Arts in Ashburn, joined thousands of competitors for the 35th annual U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open. The NASKA 6A Martial Arts tournament was contested Aug. 4-5 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Ashburn Elite athletes and coaches at the AAU National Track & Field Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Local track athletes medal at nationals

Ashburn Elite athletes produced a strong showing at the AAU National Track & Field Championships, combining for seven medals. More than 5,000 youth athletes competed in the championships, contested July 7-15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.

Members of Loudoun Soccer’s 98 Red boys team work on a drill during a practice earlier this summer.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

A tight bond for Loudoun 98 Red soccer team

Raw talent, intelligence and athleticism. These traits are often considered the perfect recipe for success in sports. The trait often overlooked is team cohesiveness and friendship: think LeBron James without Dwayne Wade, or Sydney LeRoux sans Alex Morgan. Enter Loudoun Soccer's 98 Red boys club team, who are the perfect example that it doesn’t just take pure ability to achieve lofty goals.

From left: Marjane Coley, Mikajah Hayes, India McNeil and Natalie Barnes of The MVP League.—Courtesy Photo

Combining forces for track and field success

Loudoun Special Forces Track Club athletes Erin Kelly, Erin Irlan, Cullen Capuano, Ryan Thomas, Mikajah Hayes, Kayla Copeland, Natalie Barnes and Sabrina Sokol, and founder/coach Nick Savage have been selected to compete/coach for The MVP League. The newly-formed prestigious club is centrally-based in Lorton to accommodate the rising talent of Virginia.

Adam Jardines, Michael Soltis and Ethan Jardines of Team LoCo Motion.—Courtesy Photo

Scholastic honors for LoCo Motion trio

Three members of Team LoCo Motion have been selected to the 2017 National Rifle Association All-Scholastic Team. Adam Jardines, Michael Soltis and Ethan Jardines earned selection based on achieving excellent scores in recent competitions, standing out academically and outstanding community involvement.

Sporting Virginia’s 10U team went undefeated at the Challenge Sports 3v3 Soccer National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Sporting Virginia wins national youth soccer crown

Sporting Virginia, a team of six girls representing the Sporting Virginia Futsal Club in Leesburg, won the Under 10 Gold Division at the Challenge Sports 3v3 Soccer National Championships, held July 28-30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

The Leesburg Rangers are 2-1 through three games as the host team in the 2017 American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region Senior Baseball Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg Rangers bounce back with consecutive wins

After dropping their opening game of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Region Senior Baseball Tournament. the 2016 regional champion Post 34 Leesburg Rangers have rattled off consecutive wins to advance to Saturday's portion of the double-elimination tournament.

Chase Rabe of the Loudoun Valley Estates Torpedoes swims in the 25-meter freestyle July 30 at the 2017 Old Dominion Swim League All-Star meet. Rabe touched the wall first in a pair of events.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Loudoun swimmers cap summer season in style

Owning six Old Dominion Swim League records, it’s no wonder Sofia Davis’ teammates call her “little Kylie”, after her former teammate Kylie Jordan, who holds five ODSL records of her own. Taking a break from her time with Nation’s Capital Swim Club, Davis represented her hometown Lovettsville Dolphins at the ODSL All-Star meet July 30 at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling.

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