Author: 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.

Ashburn, Va. — Less than three minutes into the game, the Tuscarora High School football team found itself in an uphill battle. Already trailing 7-0, the Huskies were hit with back-to-back false start penalties early in their first drive of the night, but a 35-yard completion to junior receiver JB Santos seemingly had the Huskies in motion. On the very next play, however, the Huskies lost a fumble and turned the ball over to the Falcons near midfield. Facing some early adversity, Tuscarora responded, and on the ensuing defensive series, set the tone for the next 36 minutes of the…

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Leesburg, Va. — It had been nearly two decades since the Loudoun County High School football team earned a win over longtime rival Broad Run. But the Class of 2023 was ready to change that. And when the Spartans lined up to go for it on 4th-and-4 from the Loudoun County 40 on their opening drive of the game, the Captains were ready to make a statement. “That’s the next step for our program. We were trying to get to the party, and now, we’re at the party, so there are expectations,” Loudoun County head coach Matt Reidenbaugh said. “Expectations…

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Leesburg, Va. — The Loudoun County High School volleyball team is used to winning, but when the Dominion Titans took the trip down Route 7 for a Dulles District clash in Leesburg, the Captains knew they’d have their hands full. “We had a rough start at the beginning of the season, but we’re finally starting to see some progress and the girls gelling as a team,” first-year Loudoun County head coach Sarah Mozeyko said. “It’s good to see everyone contribute in their own way.” The Captains set the tone early, earning a 25-20 win in the first set, however, the…

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Ashburn, Va. — When teams transition head coaches, there’s often a learning curve as was the case with the Briar Woods High School field hockey team. In this circumstance, however, the Falcons leaned heavily on their senior leadership and have excelled early in their 2022 campaign. Off to a 6-0 start, Briar Woods extended its unbeaten streak, fending off the Woodgrove Wolverines 2-1 on September 8 in Ashburn. The Falcons got on the scoreboard late in the first quarter when senior captain Emily Winter scored on a pass from sophomore forward Kate Weaver on a corner to take a 1-0…

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Ashburn, Va. — Doink! The John Champe High School offense opened the second quarter on a 4th-and-goal from the 1 yard line. Rather than going for it, the Knights elected to kick the field goal to put some points on the board and take an early lead, but Patrick Bryan’s attempt doinked off the right upright as the Falcons took over on downs. “I just kept my chin up. There’s no reason to hang your head after that,” Bryan said. “I just kept playing the game.” That missed field goal could have been the story of the night for the…

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Leesburg, Va. — The Loudoun County High School field hockey team has its eyes set on redemption. After dropping a heartbreaker in overtime in the region championship in 2021, the Captains have started the season strong in hopes of adding some region hardware to their trophy case. Loudoun County opened its season with a 6-2 win over state quarterfinalist Freedom before falling in their home opener to state semifinalist Independence, 5-0. The Captains bounced back with a 1-0 win over Woodgrove, before setting their sights on Stone Bridge. Loudoun County wasted no time getting on the board against Stone Bridge…

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