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Senior running back James Douglas rushed for 98 yards in his first varsity game for Tuscarora. The bruising back helped the Huskies control the game clock in the second half.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Late push lifts Tuscarora past Briar Woods in football showdown

In the beginning, there was offense and lots of it. The Tuscarora Huskies and Briar Woods Falcons ushered in the 2015 varsity football season Aug. 28 displaying the reasons many expect them to contend deep into the postseason.

Park View senior Chase Jefferson stiff arms a defender during one of his 25 rushing attempts Aug. 28 against Manassas Park. Jefferson rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 26-21 win.—Times-Mirror Rick Wasser

Park View opens season on strong note

While the sky was clear for an eventful night Aug. 28 at Park View High School, the Patriots' varsity football team unveiled their own thunder and lightning to open the 2015 season against Manassas Park. Fleet-footed senior quarterback Chase Jefferson and powerful junior tailback Niko Hopkins combined to rush for 400 yards and four scores to help Park View christen its new turf field with a 26-21 victory.

Junior running back Eric Vivian scored four touchdowns and converted the decisive two-point conversion in overtime to lift host Rock Ridge past Riverside 29-28 in a thrilling varsity debut for both teams Aug. 28 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Rock Ridge outlasts Riverside in overtime for first varsity football win

Eric Vivian had every right to be exhausted. In regulation Aug. 28 against the Riverside Rams, the Rock Ridge Phoenix junior rushed 26 times for 276 yards and two touchdowns, caught two passes for 69 yards and another score, and made a handful of tackles from his defensive back position.

Varsity Football Week 1 Scoreboard

The first Friday night of the 2015 varsity football season proved to be an exciting one with several games being decided down the stretch, including two overtime games. Broad Run, Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora earned wins to open the season.

Loudoun Valley paced a 12-team field at the Bryan Gunter Invitational on Aug. 14 to win its second tournament title of the season.—Courtesy Photo

Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

The 2015 fall varsity sports season is underway. Dominion and Loudoun Valley high schools won dual matches in varsity golf, while Loudoun Valley netted a five-set volleyball win Thursday night. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps.

Senior QB Daniel Smith and the Tuscarora Huskies kick off the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons.—File Photo

2015 varsity football preview: Turn on those Friday night lights

It's that time of year again. Time to mark Friday evenings as filled on your calendar for the next three months. The 2015 Virginia High School League football season begins Aug. 28 with 14 Loudoun varsity teams in action. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 6, with five more weeks of postseason action to follow.

Braxton Griffin of the CLYFL “B” league Cowboys attempts to keep a Redskins’ defender at bay during a scrimmage at CLYFL Fun Fest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Central Loudoun Youth Football League Fun Fest

Central Loudoun Youth Football League held its annual Fun Fest on Aug. 22 at Freedom Park in Leesburg. Times-Mirror photographer Rick Wasser was on hand to catch the action on and off the field.

Park View turf field ceremony set for Friday prior to season opener

The Park View Patriots will open the 2015 varsity football season Aug. 28 at home versus Manassas Park on their new turf field. Prior to the game, Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will be on hand for a field dedication ceremony.

D1SA Spartan Elite swish championship at national event

D1 Sports & Athletics 15U Spartan Elite Boys won the Gold Elite Championship among a pool of 158 teams at the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic on July 26 in Nevada. The Loudoun-based Spartan Elite shot past Drive Bounce Elite (Canada) 80-66 in the championship game to claim the title in the five-day tournament.

Garcia advances to steeplechase final at IAAF World Championships

Broad Run High School alum Stephanie Garcia has advanced to the final of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the International Association of Athletics Federations‎ World Championships in Beijing, China. Garcia placed third in her preliminary heat Aug. 24 with a qualifying time of 9:29.34.

LGSL Freedom sit atop softball diamond

Leesburg Girls Softball League’s 14U Freedom team placed first at the USSSA Hickory Sting Fest, contested Aug. 2 in Bel Air, Md. The Freedom defeated Delaware's Midway All-Stars 8-6 in the championship game.

Loudoun Special Olympics softball goes national

A softball team representing Loudoun County Special Olympics will compete in a national invitational tournament Sept. 25-28 in Wichita, Kans.

A historic run for CLLL National All-Stars

For the first time in the 51-year history of Central Loudoun Little League, an All-Star team from the Majors division advanced to the state championship game. Already district champions, Central Loudoun National won its first five games by a combined score of 113-33 to reach the state final before falling to the Mechanicsville All-Stars in the championship game.

Countywide high school rowing program established, learn to row clinic offered

While high school rowing programs are still in their infant stages locally, several recent Loudoun graduates have received rowing scholarships and gone on to row for successful college programs. For the first time, the existing crew teams from Stone Bridge, Loudoun County and Rock Ridge high schools will form a collective nonprofit rowing club - Miles Makes Champions - and will compete in the fall rowing season.

Let’s Talk Golf: Confessions from a golfaholic

I started playing golf when I was 10 years old. Something about the game just grabbed me and I knew I wanted to be a professional golfer and spend my life playing the game for a living.
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