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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.

Late push lifts Tuscarora past Briar Woods in football showdown

The Tuscarora Huskies downed the Briar Woods Falcons 22-16 in a playoff-type atmosphere Friday night at Fortune Field in Leesburg. The Potomac District teams traded touchdowns in each of the first two quarters before the game turned into a ball-control defensive battle in the second half.

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.

Varsity football preview: New-look Falcons prepare for toughest slate yet

The Briar Woods Falcons enter this football season with several question marks. Meanwhile, their looming schedule is full of exclamation points.

Loudoun County sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 71 on the par 72 Algonkian Golf Course to place first individually at the LCPS Golf Championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Monastero, Raiders lead way at LCPS Golf Championship

Loudoun County High School earned local bragging rights following its team championship at the Loudoun County Public Schools Golf Championship Aug. 12 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. Raider sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 1-under par 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Loudoun County High School rising senior earned Most Valuable Players honors as part of the champion Metro American Volleyball Club 18 Travel team at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Volleyball notebook: A national championship and a pair of college commitments

Taylor Borup has already been a part of three state championship teams with Loudoun County High School. This summer, Borup experienced the thrill of winning a national championship with her club team.

State Champions: 11 Loudoun schools have combined to win 91 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have won 91 Virginia High School League championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

Following their first-ever run to a state final in 2014, the Tuscarora Huskies open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons at Fortune Field in Leesburg.—File Photo

2015 Virginia High School League football schedule

The 2015 Virginia High School League varsity football season kicks off Aug. 28. The regular season runs through Nov. 6, with state championship games scheduled for Dec. 12. With second-year Rock Ridge joining the varsity ranks after playing a junior varsity schedule in 2014 and first-year Riverside jumping right into varsity action, Loudoun will field 15 varsity football teams in 2015.

Wake Forest University tight end Cam Serigne stretches out to touch the pylon for a touchdown during a 2014 game against Clemson.—Photo Courtesy/Bob Hebert, Wake Forest athletics

Cam ready for action: Former Falcon demonizes defenses as a Deacon

Cam Serigne will enter the upcoming college football season among the nation's premier pass-catching tight ends, already an all-conference pick despite just a single season on the field, and named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award recognizing the top player in that position.

VHSCA Group 5A All-State softball team

Emily Kenny and Olivia Sappington of Stone Bridge, Grace Mattimore of Broad Run and Kayla Brennan of Briar Woods garnered selection on the 2015 Virginia High School Coaches Association Group 5A softball team.

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Stone Bridge junior defender Noah Madgwick is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A boys' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell and Monika Guerrero claimed Coach of the Year honors after respectively leading Bulldog boys' and girls' teams to state championships.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Broad Run High School swept Player of the Year honors on the Virginia High School League Group 5A soccer teams. Abu Koroma (boys) and Caroline Kerns (girls) garnered top player honors, while Claire Collins of Broad Run is Coach of the Year on the girls' team.

Lauren Twitty scoops a dig during a 2014 varsity game for Briar Woods High School.—File Photo

Twitty garners national recognition for play on volleyball court

Briar Woods High School rising senior Lauren Twitty is one of 48 student-athletes recently named to the 2015 Junior Volleyball Association All-National team. Twitty plays club volleyball for Virginia Elite Legacy.

New-look Falcons returning to state softball tournament

The past two seasons of Briar Woods softball have turned out remarkably similar results. In 2014 and again in 2015, the Falcons have been champions of Conference 14 for both its the regular season and tournament, before taking runner-up honors in the 5A North tourney and earning one of four berths at states.

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