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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.

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.

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.

Freshman Tim Baldwin rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in Broad Run’s win over Yorktown.—Photo Courtesy/Dave Harmon

Complete effort leads Broad Run to homecoming win

Since Matt Griffis took over as the Broad Run High School football coach in 2011, the Spartans have consistently had one of the most prolific offenses in the Northern region. Led by senior running back Meech Hembry and an experienced offensive line, that has been the case again this year, as the Spartans are averaging more than 25 points per game.

The Briar Woods Falcons earned local bragging rights following their first-place performance at the LCPS Cheer Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods claims top spot at LCPS Cheer Championships

The gymnasium inside Park View High School in Sterling was the place to be Wednesday night for competition cheer fans as enthusiastic cheers bounced between supporters in the stands and the stars of the show, the varsity cheerleaders. Each cheer team rumbled, danced, chanted and produced pyramids as part of the 2016 Loudoun County Public Schools Cheer Championships.
Billy Deane

Sports Briefs: Broad Run alum on Fred Mitchell Award watch list

Broad Run High School alum Billy Deane, a junior at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, was recently named to the Fred Mitchell Award’s September Watch List. The award is provided to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker. Look inside for more on Deane, along with Madison Small Softball Complex; Cheer Invitational for charity; and Sam Huff HOF breakfast.

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to sit atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, nine Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Freshman Michael Brennan led Tuscarora to the 5A North Region team title with his 1-under par round of 71.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

5A North Region Golf Tournament photos

The Tuscarora Huskies edged Halifax by one stroke for the team title at the 5A North Region Golf Tournament. Playing in the rain Sept. 28 at Brambelton Golf Course, freshman Michael Brennan shot 1-under par 71 to pace the Huskies and earn low medalist honors. Tuscarora finished with a four-player total of 310 at the regional tournament. Halifax shot 311 and Atlee was third with 313.

Dominion High School’s volleyball team will host the third annual Military and First Responders Appreciation Night on Oct. 4 in the school gymnasium.—Courtesy Photo

Sports Briefs: Norbo moves up coaching ranks

Loudoun Valley High School alum Nate Norbo has been hired as an assistant coach for the Dartmouth College men's lacrosse program. Look inside for more on Norbo, along with Dominion volleyball to host Military and First Responders Night; Zachary Buck commits to Holy Cross baseball; and Pro wrestling coming to Leesburg.

Broad Run seniors Brandon Gonzalez and Meech Hembry celebrate Hembry’s second touchdown as the Spartans defeated the Briar Woods Falcons, 36-21, in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run runs past rival Briar Woods

Broad Run needed a response. After scoring its second touchdown of the second half, Briar Woods trailed by just eight with plenty of time for another if it could get a stop on defense. Fortunately for the host Spartans, there was little doubt that they would get it and possibly even less about who would be responsible for it. Senior Meech Hembry scored on a 20-yard run with 3:05 left to give Broad Run the insurance touchdown it needed in a 36-21 win over crosstown rival Briar Woods on Friday night.

Briar Woods places first at Conference 14 golf tournament

The Briar Woods Falcons shot a four-player total of 321 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles to edge Tuscarora and Stone Bridge by one stroke for the team crown Sept. 21 at the Conference 14 golf tournament. Tuscarora freshman Michael Brennan shot a 1-under par round of 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Broad Run senior lineman Erik Davenport records a tackle during a Sept. 16 game versus Centreville.—Photo Courtesy/Dave Harmon

Siler, Centreville pass Broad Run’s test

What a difference a year makes. It was only last September when Broad Run running back Meech Hembry and his offensive teammates stormed into Centreville's back yard and scorched them for 253 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 56-21 rout. This time, it was the Wildcats turn as they came to Ashburn to repay the favor, rallying for a hard-fought 21-9 victory over the host Spartans.

Robinson excels in college football deubt

Broad Run High School alum Jaleel Robinson, a freshman at Millersville University, has received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Defensive Player of the Week award. Making his college football debut, Robinson returned two interceptions for touchdowns Sept. 1 in a 28-7 win over Pace.

Panther power: Potomac Falls holds off Broad Run’s rally

Broad Run has dominated Potomac Falls on the gridiron for the last decade. The Panthers last defeated the Spartans in 2006. That changed Aug. 26 as Potomac Falls grinded out a 16-10 victory over host Broad Run in front of a packed house in Ashburn.

2016 Broad Run Spartans football preview

At least when it comes to on-field performance, the Broad Run Spartans don’t always meet their goals.But that’s mainly because of how high they’ve set the only one they have. After back-to-back Virginia 5A state quarterfinals appearances in 2013 and 2014, the Spartans came up a game short of that round last season and, even more, their overarching goal of practicing beyond Thanksgiving in late November.


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