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Junior Grace Mattimore belts a ball to deep center field to drive home two runs in Broad Run’s 17-8 extra-inning victory against host Loudoun County.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Broad Run works extra to top Loudoun County in game “worth price of the ticket”

After seven innings, the two teams were tied at 7-7. After eight innings, one team had won 17-8. The Broad Run Spartans (14-1) were that team, getting on a roll with the opening batter of the extra stanza and not stopping until 10 runs had poured across the plate.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland elevates toward the rim during the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge slam dunk contest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Basketball’s big finish: Loudoun falls short versus Fairfax

The last gasp of high school basketball came April 10 at Marshall High School in Falls Church for the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge all-star hoops extravaganza. The event began with a game between standouts from Prince William and Fairfax South, followed by a 3-point and slam dunk competition and rounded off with Fairfax North battling the boys from Loudoun.

Dominion sophomore Catherine Rinek works the ball in the attack zone with Broad Run senior Natalie Purcell defending during the host Titans’ 20-4 victory April 11 in Sterling. Dominion improved to 6-0 this season, with five of those victories by double-digit margins.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: April 9-12 games

Seniors Luke Giroux and Cade Groton combined for seven goals to help lead Stone Bridge to a 14-10 victory against Briar Woods April 12 in a boys' lacrosse match-up of previously undefeated teams. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Broad Run seniors Spencer Evans, Michael Turner, Matt Meier and Conner Kleffman.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run football players set for next level

Broad Run High School held ceremonies in February and March for seven student-athletes set to play college football. Spartan seniors Brendin Brooks, Spencer Evans, Conner Kleffman, Chris Moore, Matt Meier, Jaleel Robinson and Michael Turner have committed to play at the next level.

Tuscarora senior Jamel Howard will play for Loudoun in the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun standouts to test hoop skills versus Fairfax

Loudoun versus Fairfax, round three. For a third consecutive year, top senior basketball players from Loudoun and Fairfax public high schools will square off April 10 as part of the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.

Girls’ soccer: Deutsch to Deutsch lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora in overtime

Sometimes, the perfect shot in soccer takes more than just solid contact or a sound follow through. At least in Anna Deutsch’s case, sometimes it takes just a bit of hoping for the best, too. Deutsch scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help Broad Run defeat host Tuscarora, 2-1, in the Conference 14 opener for both highly-ranked teams April 1 in Leesburg.

VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball teams

Four Loudoun players were selected on the second team of the VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball squad. Briar Woods senior Lucas Martin and Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland in boys, and Broad Run senior Mariah Leonard and Tuscarora senior Chloe Roach on the girls' side.

Tuscarora senior Cole Gabriele earned his third pitching win of the season Tuesday versus Dominion.—File Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: March 28-31 games

The varsity spring sports season is back in full stride following spring break. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Loudoun Valley sophomore Logan Cooper slides safely into home with one of the Vikings’ 16 runs in a five-inning win versus host Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley shines in opener after Broad Run honors 1991 state title team

Before it could take the field at Liberty University for the 2015 Virginia Group 3A state championship game, Loudoun Valley had to wait its turn. So the Vikings watched. And waited. And maybe even let their own minds wonder a bit, too, as they took in the 4A state title game being played before them in Lynchburg.

Natalie Purcell is joined by Broad Run teammates at her signing ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

Purcell makes lacrosse commitment to Meredith College

Broad Run High School senior Natalie Purcell will continue her lacrosse career at NCAA Division III Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. Purcell follows the path of former Broad Run standouts Katie Buckman and Julie Capretti to Meredith.

Broad Run soccer players and coaches.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run student-athletes to play college soccer

Broad Run High School held a ceremony in February to honor four student-athletes - Stephanie Arens, Ralf De Guzman, Nolan Poretz and Emily Roche - set to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Tuscarora High School senior Simon Shi rejoices following his first-place swim in the 200-yard individual medley.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Burris, Shi win dual titles, lead strong Loudoun contingent at state swim meets

Heritage High School junior Michael Burris and Tuscarora senior Simon Shi each touched the wall first in a pair of races at the Virginia High School League state swim championships.

The 2016 VHSL 5A state wrestling tournament was twice as nice for the Broad Run Spartans. From left, Jonathan Birchmeier and Brandon Steel won state championships for the Spartans.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun boasts four state wrestling champions

A pair of Broad Run Spartans, a Loudoun Valley Viking and a John Champe Knight reigned supreme in their weight divisions at the VHSL state wrestling championships. Broad Run's Brandon Steel and Jonathan Birchmeier stood atop the podium at the Group 5A championships. Loudoun Valley's Cade Kiely and John Champe's Elijah Boldin each won state crowns at the Group 4A championships.

Nine Loudoun wrestlers claim individual titles at regional tournaments

Broad Run, Freedom and Potomac Falls high schools each produced two individual champions, while Briar Woods, Loduoun Valley and Stone Bridge were each represented by one individual champion Feb. 13 at the 5A North Region or 4A West Region wrestling tournaments.

Brandon Steel of Broad Run High School works toward a pin of Tuscarora’s Collin Smith in the 182-pound final.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run claims Conference 14 wrestling crown

A balanced effort lifted Broad Run High School to the team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 wrestling tournament Feb. 6 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Tuscarora placed second in the team standings, followed by Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls and Briar Woods.

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