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Loudoun’s Varsity Football Schedule: Week 9 games

The ninth week of the 2016 varsity football season kicks off Thursday night with a match-up of 4A West Region teams. John Champe (5-2) travels to Leesburg to play Heritage (5-2). Eight games involving Loudoun teams are scheduled for Friday evening.

Broad Run High School cheerleaders perform Oct. 15 during the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational photos

Broad Run High School's cheerleading program hosted the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational on Oct. 15 in Ashburn. All proceeds from the event will go to the Loudoun Breast Health Network to support area residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have reeled off four consecutive wins after starting the season 0-2.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Redskins winning with balanced offense, clutch defense

Washington Redskins players and coaches say their turnaround from 0-2 to 4-2 is a matter of resilience. Coach Jay Gruden and cornerback Bashaud Breeland cited a strong response to "adversity," and quarterback Kirk Cousins said no one hit the panic button. But this four-game winning streak isn't just about next man up, taking it one play at a time, never quitting, always believing or any other sports cliché.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Loudoun Valley junior guard Jordan Miller displayed his versatility at the Legit Stats Super 60.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Area players shine at Legit Stats Super 60

Several of the top varsity basketball players in Northern Virginia took the court Oct. 15 for the first annual Legit Stats Super 60. The exposure showcase event included ball handling, shooting and post work skill stations, along with three sessions of games at Hoops Plus in Sterling. Players representing nearly 20 schools participated. Loudoun schools Freedom, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Middleburg Academy, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove were represented.

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Foxcroft Athlete of the Week: Reilly Canard

Senior captain Reilly Canard has set Foxcroft School single-season volleyball records for service aces and digs. For her efforts, Canard has been selected as Foxcroft's Athlete of the Week for the second time this school year. Canard, of Philomont, served up 16 aces and scooped 71 digs in matches versus Middleburg Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy and Chelsea Academy.

Junior Andersen Vaughan dished 43 assists and served up three aces in Loudoun County’s win over Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

In duel of champions, Raiders set Bulldogs down

They don't have to play this match at all, and certainly not this late in the season. But whenever the Loudoun County Raiders and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs - reigning state champs both - want to take the temperature of their volleyball campaigns, one of the best indicators is how well they do versus each other. Inside a modestly attended but constantly noisy gymnasium Oct. 17 in Leesburg, the homestanding Group 4A Raiders outdueled the Group 5A Bulldogs from Ashburn in four sets, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23.

Senior Vashon McCants produced another big effort offensively to help lead Dominion past John Champe 32-18.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Dominion tops John Champe for fourth consecutive win

The Dominion Titans extended their winning streak to four with a 32-18 victory over the host John Champe Knights on Oct. 14 in Aldie. Senior quarterback Vashon McCants tossed two touchdown passes, and ran for another score in the win. Dominion (6-2) scored 17 points in the first quarter to carry a 17-6 advantage into halftime. John Champe (5-2) twice pulled within a score in the second half, only to see Dominion answer each time.

Potomac Falls QB Hunter Lawall connected with Kaevon Chase on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to erase a 14-point deficit.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Football stats: Potomac Falls 17, Briar Woods 14 (OT)

Senior Alex Nemer connected on an 18-yard field goal in overtime to lift Potomac Falls past Briar Woods on homecoming night Oct. 14 in Sterling. The host Panthers rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Falcons and improve to 6-1 on the season.

Woodgrove running back Chima Kpaduwa, left, and receivers Mason Gryniuk and Ben Castellano head toward the sideline following Kpaduwa’s first-half touchdown run. The Wolverines improved to 7-0 following a 56-22 victory against Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Woodgrove rolls past Heritage to remain unbeaten

Senior quarterback Mike Kovich had nowhere to go. With no time remaining, he stood motionless on the field as rushers bore down on him. Lucky for him, though, they were just his young cousins and the hugs that hit him were in celebratory fashion after Woodgrove handled Heritage in a 56-22 win on Friday night in Purcellville.

Broad Run junior Ibn Da’Wuh Earl and senior Nick Robinson rejoice following a dramatic 10-7 victory over Stone Bridge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Magical finish lifts Broad Run past rival Stone Bridge

Meech Hembry and the host Broad Run Spartans stunned their neighborhood rival Stone Bridge with a big play when it counted most Oct. 15 in the 'Battle of the Burn'. Facing a fourth down and 11 from their own 21-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining, the Spartans slid Hembry out far right. Freshman quarterback Mitch Griffis threw a precise pass through a small opening as Hembry cut upfield. Hembry caught the ball in stride at the Broad Run 39, split two Stone Bridge defenders, and sprinted into the end zone.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 8 games

Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Tuscarora and Woodgrove were victorious Friday night during the eighth week of the 2016 varsity football season.

Briar Woods alum Cam Serigne is among the nation’s top collegiate tight ends.Photo Courtesy/Wake Forest athletics

Serigne named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

Wake Forest University redshirt junior Cam Serigne has been selected as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his play in a 28-9 win over Syracuse on Oct. 9. The Briar Woods High School alum was also recognized on the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List.

Senior QB Mike Kovich and the Woodgrove Wolverines host the Heritage Pride on Friday in a match-up of Group 4A teams with a combined record of 11-1.—File Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Schedule: Week 8

The eighth week of the 2016 varsity football season includes several key games involving Loudoun teams. Along with Broad Run hosting Stone Bridge in the 'Battle of the Burn' Friday night, unbeaten Woodgrove hosts Heritage and Dominion visits John Champe in match-ups that feature five-plus win teams.
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Two of a kind: Twins Natalie and Peter Morris set Valley’s pace

Over the past few years, the rise of Loudoun Valley High School cross-country has been meteoric. From being just another team of green-clad runners on the course, the Vikings have emerged as a distance-running powerhouse, scoring individual and team victories while producing distance-runners good enough for the college ranks or even the professional ones.

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