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Zack Hopeck, shown here pitching for Greater Loudoun in the 2010 Babe Ruth World Series, is part of Coastal Carolina’s 2016 national championship team.—File Photo/Beverly Denny

Heritage grad Zack Hopeck, Coastal Carolina win College World Series

Coastal Carolina held off a late rally by Arizona to win 4-3 in the decisive third game of the College World Series finals June 30 to claim its first national championship in any sport. Heritage High School alum Zack Hopeck played a role in the title run as a sophomore pitcher for the Chanticleers.

Caleb Barnes takes a swing during the Ashburn Knights’ 14-10 win versus the Leesburg Rangers.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Knights outslug Rangers in American Legion baseball showdown

On a night where big innings were the name of the game, the Post 2001 Ashburn Knights produced a pair of big innings, which pushed the host Knights to a 14-10 win over the Post 34 Leesburg Rangers in American Legion baseball action Tuesday at Stone Bridge High School.

VHSL Group 4A All-State baseball team

Loudoun Valley senior catcher Hunter Gore and Loudoun County sophomore utility Will Schroeder garnered first-team honors on the Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State baseball team. Woodgrove's Austin Rader and Loudoun Valley's Kurtis Meyer and Logan Cooper were each selected on the second team.

Four Tuscarora student-athletes set to play college baseball

Tuscarora High School's baseball program recently celebrated four seniors who will continue their baseball careers in college. Joey Skov, Noah Lacy, Cole Gabriele and Brent Breeden will each play on the diamond at the next level.

Loudoun Valley High School alum Will Reed prepares to deliver a pitch for the Purcellville Cannons.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

The Cannons hit home: Purcellville’s new team wins first home game

The announced attendance at Fireman's Field was just shy of 700, though the crowd's enthusiasm at the Purcellville Cannons Collegiate Baseball Club's debut made it sound like significantly more. On a humid June 3 evening, the 119-year-old Valley Baseball League played on Purcellville's historic baseball grounds for the first time ever, giving the home fans plenty of reason to cheer.

Park View sophomore defender David Rivera plays the ball in the air during the Patriots’ 3-1 victory against Fauquier.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 30-June 3 postseason games

Loudoun County (4A West girls' soccer), Park View (4A West boys' soccer), Tuscarora (5A North girls' soccer) and Woodgrove (4A West softball) each won regional tournament championships Friday night.

All-Conference 14 baseball team

Briar Woods High School senior Caleb Barnes is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 baseball team. Jason Miller of Briar Woods has been selected as Coach of the Year. Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

Briar Woods and Tuscarora have each advanced to the semifinal round of the 5A North Region girls’ soccer tournament.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

A look ahead: Regional playoff pairings

The varsity postseason continues this week with regional tournament action. Teams will vie for regional supremacy and to earn state tournament bids as the 4A West Region and the 5A North Region will crown champions in baseball, softball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' lacrosse' girls' lacrosse, boys' tennis and girls' tennis.

Briar Woods falls to Potomac 4-1 as breakthrough season ends in regional playoffs

The Briar Woods Falcons gathered one last time as a team in right field. As they hugged and embraced one another, with many shedding a tear, they had one final meeting before adjourning for the summer. They knew some would head off to college, and some would return next season.

Conor Mullee poses with his parents Joe and Clare at Yankee Stadium after being called up from the minors.—Courtesy Photo

Mullee makes the majors: Broad Run alum earns relief appearance with Yankees

For three days in May, Ashburn native Conor Mullee got a taste of the big-league life. Now he's chomping at the bit to get back. On May 14, Mullee – a product of Loudoun, an alumnus of Dulles Little League and a graduate of Broad Run High School - became a full-fledged big-leaguer with the New York Yankees.

The Loudoun County Raiders are Conference 21-B baseball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Raiders win Leesburg showdown to wear conference baseball crown

After five and a half innings of an emotional seesaw of a ballgame, a three-run sixth decided matters in the Loudoun County Raiders' 7-5 home victory May 24 against crosstown rival Heritage for the Conference 21-B baseball tournament championship.

From left, Bradley Lau and Michael Zubovich will continue their baseball careers in college.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom baseball aces set for next level

Freedom High School seniors Bradley Lau and Michael Zubovich have both committed to play baseball in college. Lau will play at Penn State Altoona in Pennsylvania and Zubovich is headed to Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 2016 Conference 14 baseball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 18-20 postseason games

Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 soccer tournament championship games Friday night. The match-ups are set for Conference 21-B and Conference 22 tournament championship games, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Senior outfielder Sam White prepares to slide safely into home plate during Loudoun Valley’s 5-2 home victory against Woodgrove May 16 in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Senior-laden Loudoun Valley enters postseason on a roll

TJ Holdredge drove in three runs and scored another to help lead Loudoun Valley past Woodgrove in a 5-2 victory May 16 in a varsity baseball showdown of Purcellville schools. Holdredge produced a two-run single and a run scored in a four-run third inning for the Vikings in the win. He also opened the scoring with a single in the first inning that brought home Trey McDyre from third.
Conor Mullee

Broad Run alum Conor Mullee makes MLB debut

From the diamond at Broad Run High School to the highest level of professional baseball. Conor Mullee made his Major League Baseball debut May 16 as a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees.

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