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Matthew Chesnutt is a senior at Park View High School. At Park View, Chesnutt was a varsity baseball starter for two years and also competes on the varsity swim team. Outside of sports, Chesnutt is the PVHS SCA President and is also apart of the Patriot Marching Band and Theatre Department. Chesnutt has a passion for sports and journalism and hopes to continue that passion of his in the future.
- Marya DeVaultStaff Writer
Marya DeVault is a senior at Tuscarora High School. She is a managing editor of the Tuscarora yearbook and is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. Outside of school, Marya loves to spend time with friends and watch all types of sports, especially UNC Tar Heel basketball.
- Mike FerraraStaff Photographer
Michael Ferrara is a sports videographer with years of experience covering high school athletics in Loudoun County. A lifelong baseball fan, Michael was the manager of the Heritage High School varsity baseball team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. During his senior year at Heritage, Michael was the videographer for the varsity football team. On top of his athletic extracurriculars, Michael attended Monroe Tech where he studied videography and photography. After graduating from Heritage, Michael attended NVCC to study multimedia design.
LoCoSports co-founder Kyle Gotimer is a student at Old Dominion University. Prior to attending ODU, Kyle graduated from Heritage High School in Leesburg where he was a member of the varsity baseball team and president of the Varsity Club.
Owen Gotimer has a passion for helping people grow and self-educate through new media. In 2014, Owen (with the help of his brother Kyle and the encouragement of his mom) launched LoCoSports. Owen spent his college years at Syracuse University, where he studied broadcast and digital journalism in the renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2015, Owen moved to London to pursue a master's degree in social media at the University of Westminster. In his "free time", Owen volunteers as a varsity baseball coach at John Champe High School and is the president of the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship—a 501(c)(3) awarding scholarships to LCPS graduates.
With his passion for sports, Patrick Gotimer is constantly looking for ways he can make a difference in the sports industry. He loves the business side of sports, especially Sports Marketing and Sales. He dreams of one day becoming an Athletic Director with the intention of creating an athletic endowment to fund school activities for students. If you want to be part of a bigger community – whether that's to make sure you're involved, make sure your kids are involved, or even step up your business's reputation – then give Patrick a call.
Derrick Jerry is a Web and Multimedia Developer with the FAA in Warrenton. Derrick enjoys wildlife, portrait, and sports photography in which he started out shooting as his passion. You can see Derrick's work at ewophotographyva.zenfolio.com.
- Lindsey MerrellStaff Photographer
Lindsey Merrell is a photographer from Florida and has lived in the Northern Virginia area for two years. She specializes in shooting MMA and boxing fights along with military services out at Arlington National Cemetery, corporate and government events, professional head shots, and family portraits. To see her work you can visit her website at lindseymerrell.smugmug.com. She is looking forward to helping and working with the Loudoun County students and their families by providing memories that will last a life time.
Lorallye Partlow is a senior at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. When she is not behind the lens, Lorallye is keeping stats, cheering on her favorite teams and participating in church and Girl Scout activities. This year Lorallye will also be joining Woodgrove High School’s newspaper team as a photographer for the Woodgrove Outlander. Lorallye strives to capture those fleeting moments and tell a story with each photo she takes.
- Michael PittingerStaff Writer
Michael Pittinger is a native of Loudoun County, having graduated from Park View High School. While at Park View, Michael was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. After graduation, he stayed around and started to help coach basketball and baseball for three years at Park View. In 2017, he joined the Riverside boys basketball coaching staff. Michael works full-time for Loudoun County Parks, Recreations, and Community Services.
- Nolan PottsSchedule Manager
- Neha RajeevProducer
Neha Rajeev is a junior at John Champe High School and the Academy of Science in South Riding. She’s also the activities coordinator for the Loudoun Academies Model United Nations Club and is the Director of Outreach at Robotics for Youth. In her free time, Neha enjoys watching The Office, hanging out with her friends, and playing guitar.
- Sarah RamboyongStaff Photographer
Sarah Ramboyong is a senior at Freedom High School in South Riding. She is a member of the cross country team, swim team, and is the head manager and photographer for both boys varsity and JV soccer. Outside of school, Sarah enjoys eating ice cream and watching Tech beat UVA. Go Hokies!
- Keil RitterpuschStaff WriterKeil RitterpuschStaff Writer
Keil “Coach Keil” Ritterpusch has a passion for all things involving sports. Keil spent the last eleven years coaching field hockey in Loudoun County. He started as a rec league coach for Loudoun Field Hockey Association, then was a rec league coach for Potomac Field Hockey, where he helped to found, build from the ground up, and coach the Briar Woods High School field hockey club — before Loudoun County added varsity hockey. Keil was the first varsity head coach at Briar Woods, doing double duty for two years as an export compliance and licensing lawyer and a varsity head coach. In addition to rec league and varsity coaching, Keil has coached with the Metro Field Hockey Club and the Rapids Field Hockey Club and was a founding board member for the Loudoun County League. In addition to coaching, Keil has been an active umpire for LCL for six years. Finally, Keil plays in the Washington Field Hockey Association adult league with his son, Wilson, a sophomore at Heritage HS.
Keil went to St. Albans School in Washington, DC, where he played football, wrestled, and played baseball. Keil studied undergrad at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, earning a Black Belt in judo from the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan while studying abroad his junior year at the International Christian University. While at ICU, Keil played on the American Football team. After Northwestern, Keil got his law degree from the College of William & Mary and has been practicing export law since 2001. Keil’s full-time job is as an export compliance and licensing consultant for FD Associates in Tyson’s Corner.
- Rodney ScottStaff Photographer
Rodney Scott is a NOVA photographer living in Round Hill, Virginia. Rodney started shooting with Nikon and switch head to Canon. He shoots portraits, lifestyle, senior portraits, family, sports, and landscape. Rodney has been shooting for about six years and loves photography as a whole.
Varun is a junior at Dominion High School and the Academy of Science in Sterling. He’s also the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tea Shop, a multimedia site. He is the host of Down to the Wire and LoCoSports' Technical Fowl. In his free time, Varun enjoys watching D.C. sports teams consistently break his heart, except for the Capitals who are Stanley Cup Champions.
Anna Shapiro is a junior at Potomac Falls High School. In 2018, Shapiro helped lead the Panthers to the VHSL 5C Region crown in field hockey. Outside of sports, Shapiro is on the Potomac Falls yearbook and newsmagazine staffs. Shapiro has a passion for writing and journalism, and she hopes to pursue a career in journalism.
- Jeff VennittiStaff PhotographerJeff VennittiStaff Photographer
Jeff Vennitti is a part-time photographer that got started in sports photography because he wanted photos of his kids actually playing sports. He has been covering high school athletics in Loudoun County since 2010, and provides sports photography services to teams, yearbook staffs and local newspapers. He also has done senior, team and individual portraits.