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New Field Excites Park View Athletes

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on April 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm


Sam Onyeador (left) thinks a new field will help the school’s athletic programs rise

The student athletes at Park View High School said their old multi-sport field isn’t bad, but it has its blemishes.

Sophomore Joy Hogarty said the grass in Sterling, Va., gets a little “choppy” at the beginning of girls’ soccer season. Freshman linebacker Nikolai Hopkins said rain completely changes the makeup of a football game. Sophomore Connor Hotaling said snow drove the football team into the gym for practices, which affected the Patriots’ conditioning.

These issues should subside by the end of 2015, when construction of a new synthetic, multi-sport field is scheduled to complete thanks to a $1,000,000 funding partnership between the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the NFL Grassroots Field Grant Program and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

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Volunteers Drive Harvest Feast

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 23, 2013 – 4:19 pm


A bald man with a blinding smile wore a cream and burgundy letter jacket and embraced the hungry people as they passed through the concourse, clapping their shoulders and whispering personal messages.

More than 3,500 families from Prince George’s County arrived at FedExField Saturday to load up on armfuls of popcorn and potatoes and carts full of onions and canned goods at the 11th annual Bank of America Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes.

At the final stop, where gleaming frozen turkeys awaited those in need, Donald Hoffman waited. Read more »

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