Falcons fly to states once again
Briar Woods players rejoice after the Falcons denied North Stafford’s two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the Virginia 5A state semifinal game Dec. 7. Briar Woods held on for a 27-25 victory to earn a spot in the state championship game.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Dec. 10 | 01:08 PM - After scoring on an improbable Hail Mary with the clock at zero, North Stafford was just three yards away from a two-point conversion that would send the 5A Northern region championship game against Briar Woods into overtime.
Valley’s bid for first state final falls just short
Northside receiver Harold Buckner III rises to make a finger tip catch over Loudoun Valley senior Matt Regan for a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Dec. 10 | 11:32 AM - As the final seconds ticked off the clock Dec. 7 in Loudoun Valley's 29-14 loss to Northside in the Virginia 3A state football semifinals, shouts praising the host Vikings on a magical season began booming from the Purcellville crowd.
Varsity Rewind: Dec. 2-7 games
Broad Run junior Emily Adams watches her teammates compete during a dual swim meet Dec. 7 against Briar Woods. Adams won a pair of individual freestyle events and was part of two winning relay teams in the meet.—Photo Courtesy/Marianne Thiede
Tue., Dec. 10 | 10:15 AM - The Loudoun County Raiders started their wrestling season on a good note by winning all 10 of their matches at the Hedgesville (W. Va.) Duals. Look inside for scores and submitted stats.
VHSL state football playoff scores
Sun., Dec. 8 | 10:02 AM - Briar Woods High School avenged its only loss of the season and punched its ticket for the Virginia 5A state championship game with a 27-25 win over North Stafford on Dec. 7.
Virginia tops Connecticut to earn College Cup berth
Calle Brown, a graduate of Loudoun County High School, made two saves in goal to help Virginia defeat Connecticut, 2-1, on Dec. 6 in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament.—Photo Courtesy/Jim Daves, Virginia athletics
Sat., Dec. 7 | 11:10 AM - The Virginia Cavaliers will make their 11th appearance in the College Cup following a 2-1 victory over Connecticut in the NCAA men's soccer tournament quarterfinals Dec. 6 in Charlottesville.
Virginia Tech drops heartbreaker to FSU in NCAA semifinals
Sat., Dec. 7 | 10:18 AM - The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team wrapped up its season in heartbreaking fashion Dec. 6, as the Hokies dropped a 3-2 decision to Florida State at the NCAA College Cup. Loudoun Valley High School alum Ashley Manning scored for the Hokies.
Facts and figures: VHSL state football semifinals
Fri., Dec. 6 | 09:00 AM - Briar Woods and Loudoun Valley high schools will face strong challenges Dec. 7 when they take the field for their respective Virginia High School League state semifinal games.
Large turnout for Freeze Your Gizzard 5K race
Anna Wasko, a student at Tuscarora High School, led all female finishers with a time of 20 minutes, 8 seconds in the Freeze Your Gizzard 5K race Nov. 23 in Leesburg.—Courtesy Photo
Thu., Dec. 5 | 04:13 PM - More than 1,000 participants came out and ‘froze their gizzard’ for a good cause Nov. 23 at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg.
Virginia Xtreme sweep titles at regional flag football tournament
Thu., Dec. 5 | 03:08 PM - Virginia Xtreme Sports has qualified for the NFL Flag National Tournament after winning all three age division titles at the Baltimore Ravens NFL Flag Football Regional Tournament.