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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.

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: Facing tough foes, Spartans get to work

When Broad Run's Matt Griffis looks ahead at the schedule his football team is preparing to slog through, he sees a barrage of tough tilts. Every one of the 10 challengers stacked up on the Spartans' slate is a playoff team from a year ago - and two of them, Centreville and Tuscarora - came within a touchdown of a state championship.

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.

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.

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.

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 softball team

Broad Run and Stone Bridge high schools are represented by players on the Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State softball team. Bulldog outfielder Olivia Sappington was selected on the first team.

Pat Cassidy has decided to step down after 19 seasons as Broad Run High School baseball coach to spend more time with family. File Photo

Cassidy steps down as Broad Run baseball coach to watch home team

After 19 years at the reins of Broad Run High School's baseball program, 42-year-old alumnus Pat Cassidy has resigned his post as the Spartans' head coach. It was a decision he and his wife Jennifer were considering over the past spring season, during which their daughter Erin, a rising sophomore, was often one field over, playing the outfield in a Broad Run softball uniform.

Bulldogs, Vikings place fourth in final Wells Fargo Cup standings

Stone Bridge and Loudoun Valley high schools placed best among Loudoun schools in the Wells Fargo Cup, each finishing fourth in Group 5A and Group 3A, respectively.

Following a dominant junior season at the College of Charleston, Taylor Clarke proved to be a hot commodity in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.—Photo Courtesy/College of Charleston athletics

Ashburn native takes aim at MLB career

The month of June in the year 2015 will always be remembered by Broad Run High School alumnus Taylor Clarke as the time his life was forever changed. His drafting on June 9 by Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks - and the healthy signing bonus that came with that selection - would be enough to alter the course of Clarke's events.

Spartan lacrosse pair set to play collegiately

Two members of the Broad Run High School boys' lacrosse team have committed to play collegiately. Connor Maresco, left, will play attack for Bridgewater College and Steven Dunn will play midfield for Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Broad Run rising senior Mariah Leonard drives to the basket during a 2015 game against Tuscarora. Leonard recently verbally committed to Drexel University and plans to sign her letter of intent in November.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Updated: Leonard commits to play Division I basketball at Drexel

With another varsity season in front of her, Mariah Leonard has already vaulted to the top of the record book for Broad Run High School's girls' basketball program. Leonard holds Spartan career marks for points (1,429) and rebounds (1,004) through three seasons. As a sophomore, Leonard set a record for points in a single game with 38.

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