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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 coach seeks new heights for Eagles

The Freedom Eagles have nowhere to go but up, and first-time head coach Sean Curry has designs on taking them there. After a full decade of varsity football, Freedom High School remains in search of its first playoff berth. Last year marked the Eagles' second consecutive 1-9 record, during which they endured five shutouts while surrendering more than 50 points seven times.

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.

US Lacrosse awards area players, coaches

Dominion High School class of 2015 graduate Luke Esposito was recently recognized as a US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient for service to his team, school and community.

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.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

Loudoun Valley runner Colin Vitkus, middle, holds off James Monroe’s Brandon Lawrence and Waynesboro’s Carlos Richardson during the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay. The Vikings placed second in the event on their way to winning the VHSL 3A boys’ state championship.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Vikings run to team crown; Donohue, Hunter, Nolan, Spartan relay team race to event titles

Loudoun Valley High School athletes shined when it mattered most this track and field season. Behind stellar performances from several individuals and all three of their relay teams, the Vikings racked up 56 points to best runner-up Heritage (Lynchburg) by nearly 10 points for the VHSL 3A boys' team championship June 6 at Harrisonburg High School.

All-Conference 14 soccer teams

Broad Run High School seniors Abu Koroma and Caroline Kerns have been selected as Player of the Year on the All-Conference 14 boys' and girls' soccer teams.

Molly McCabe, center, of Stone Bridge High School clears a hurdle on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles title in a time of 15.63 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge girls, Tuscarora boys lead pack at Conference 14 track meet

Stone Bridge won the girls' team title and host Tuscarora claimed the boys' team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, contested May 20-21 in Leesburg.

Broad Run High School players celebrate a late goal May 8 against Freedom in South Riding. The Spartans defeated the host Eagles 4-2.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Two late goals push Spartans past Eagles

The varsity girls' soccer teams of Broad Run and Freedom high schools have met twice this spring. Both times, Broad Run won by a two-goal margin.

Whitehead siblings to play football at Elon

Twins Eric and Ryan Whitehead will continue their football careers together at Elon University, a NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision school in North Carolina.

A year-round soccer player since age 7, Brooke Hillenbrand has developed a passion for fitness modeling. Her next competition is the National Physique Committee’s Virginia Classic April 25 in Woodbridge.—Courtesy Photo

Soccer standout goes on flex plan

Typically, Brooke Hillenbrand doesn't call her new sport what most probably would: Bodybuilding. She calls it "fitness modeling."

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