Author: Owen Gotimer

Owen Gotimer

Owen Gotimer has a passion for helping people grow and self-educate through new media. Owen spent his college years at Syracuse University, where he studied broadcast and digital journalism in the renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications. In his "free time", Owen volunteers as a varsity baseball coach at John Champe and is the president of the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship.

Leesburg, Va. — After grabbing a small lead after the first quarter, the Loudoun County High School boys basketball team watched their advantage whittle away slowly but surely, before Broad Run cut the lead to just 26-25 heading into the fourth quarter. Despite scoring just 26 points through the first 24 minutes, the Captains weren’t concerned—as they’re used to playing in and winning low-scoring games—but they knew they needed to find some offense in order to hold off the weapons the Spartans have. An explosive fourth quarter by senior guard Zach Hensch and Loudoun County going a perfect 6-for-6 from…

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Ashburn, Va. — Trailing 30-25, heading into the locker room, the Stone Bridge High School boys basketball team knew they needed to make some adjustments in the second half. The Bulldogs extended their defensive perimeter and got an offensive spark off the bench in the third quarter to create some cushion against Woodgrove. The Wolverines, however, stormed back in the fourth and gave themselves a chance as junior guard Joey Marcheschi got off a good look as time expired, but his shot kicked off the rim as the Bulldogs opened their Potomac District schedule with a 64-62 win over the…

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Purcellville, Va. — After carrying a 15-point lead into the half and a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Loudoun Valley High School girls basketball team had its hands full with a rejuvenated Broad Run High School team that hit a pair of threes and shot 80% from the free throw line in fourth quarter to cut the lead to just four. Luckily, for the Vikings, they had created enough cushion early on and got some late insurance from freshman point guard Alyssa Tribino to be able to fend off the Spartans, 49-45, on January 9 in Purcellville. Loudoun…

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Leesburg, Va. — Even sitting at 3-0 on top of the Dulles District, the Tuscarora High School boys basketball team knew they’d have their work cut out for them when they hosted rival Loudoun County High School in the teams’ first matchup of the season. Over the last three seasons, the Captains have established themselves as the team to beat in the Dulles District, but the Huskies feel they are primed and ready to make a run in 2022-2023. “They’ve been the standard, and the standard is winning the district and making state appearances,” Tuscarora head coach Michael Newkirk said.…

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Aldie, Va. — Having dropped their last four games, the Freedom High School girls basketball team was looking to use the Boltball Holiday Invitational as a measuring stick and a venue to get back on track for their season. The Eagles did just that, leaning on their experience and their depth to carry them past the Loudoun County Captains, 44-23, on December 28 in Aldie. “We’ve been off for Christmas break, and I did not know what to expect to happen today,” Freedom head coach Teddy Whitney said. “We started out slow but came together and worked as one.” The…

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Aldie, Va. — Entering the Boltball Holiday Invitational at 0-5, the John Champe High School girls basketball team was looking to use the holiday tournament to get on the right track. With three scorers in double figures—including a game-high 21 points from sophomore guard Caroleena Bryant—the Knights were able to notch their first win of the season, 54-27, over Rock Ridge on December 28 in Aldie. “It’s important that you have multiple girls who can shoot the basketball,” John Champe head coach William Hatchett said. “You don’t want to become a one-dimensional team where other teams can coordinate on just…

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