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The Heritage Pride are Conference 21 field hockey champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Krieger’s late goal lifts Heritage to Conference 21 field hockey crown

Sydney Krieger put the ball on the hook of her stick and kept it there, though she herself was moving ahead at a decent clip. Her urgency was understood by the several hundred fans who watched from the Heritage High School stadium's stands on a damp Leesburg night Oct. 27.

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Rewind: Oct. 25-27 matches

Junior Andersen Vaughan surpassed 1,000 career assists in Loudoun County's 3-0 victory against Heritage. Briar Woods, John Champe, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove also won matches Thursday evening.

The Briar Woods Falcons are Conference 14 field hockey champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Briar Woods withstands late Potomac Falls push to win Conference 14 field hockey title

The Briar Woods Falcons and the Potomac Falls Panthers finished the first regular season in field hockey for Loudoun County Public Schools in a three-way tie with Stone Bridge for first place. The Falcons and Panthers squared off for the Conference 14 tournament title Oct. 27 at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg.

The Broad Run Spartans play host to the Robinson Rams on Friday evening.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Schedule: Week 10 games

The 10th week of the 2016 varsity football season features seven games involving Loudoun teams. Dominion will host Heritage in a match-up of six-win Group 4A teams, and Potomac Falls hosts Stone Bridge in a key 5A Conference 14 game.

Emma Wolcott, shown here crossing the finish line first at the 2015 Virginia 5A state championship meet, completed the Oatlands Plantation course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds Oct. 26 to help Tuscarora claim the Conference 14 crown.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Six Loudoun teams race to conference meet titles

Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.

Youth football players perform rugby-style tackling drills during a fall practice.—Courtesy Photo

Get the head out: Rugby tackling takes hold in youth football

With a growing body of medical evidence suggesting long-term negative effects of head trauma and concussions, coaches and parents of Loudoun's young football players are actively seeking help so their kids can play the game the right way - while simultaneously protecting the growing bodies of those kids. Some believe football's solution lies in another tackle-heavy sport: rugby.

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An elite performance on the tennis court

A decade ago, Moriah McDonald received her first tennis lesson in a church cafeteria. Now, the 14-year-old from Ashburn is part of a national champion tennis team. McDonald and her DMV Elite teammates won the Advanced title at the 2016 Junior Team Tennis National Championships. The DMV Elite defeated The Racquet Club of Columbus (Ohio) 58-31 in the championship match Oct. 16 at the Cayce Tennis Center in South Carolina.

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Wall, Beal say they’re on same page, ready to lead Wizards

The dynamic backcourt duo is standing squarely in the limelight and need to coexist successfully for the Washington Wizards to get back to the playoffs.

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare

Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax. Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 25

Woodgrove High School ranks first among 4A West Region teams in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls sits second in the 5A North Region ratings.
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Competition cheer: Conference 21-B meet results

The Rock Ridge Phoenix placed first among six teams at the Conference 21-B competition cheer meet. Loudoun County earned runner-up honors, followed by Park View, Heritage, Dominion and Loudoun Valley. All six schools are represented on the all-conference team.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s Conference 14 field hockey tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Field hockey: Conference 14 tournament bracket

The Conference 14 field hockey tournament begins Monday night with Tuscarora hosting Broad Run in a first-round game. The winner will play top seed Potomac Falls in the semifinal round Tuesday. Stone Bridge and Briar Woods are set to play in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

Field hockey: Conference 21 tournament bracket

The postseason for field hockey - a first-year varsity sport for Loudoun County Public Schools - begins Oct. 24 with first-round action in the Conference 21 tournament. No. 1 seed Heritage and No. 2 seed Woodgrove earned first-round byes in the six-team tournament.

Stone Bridge tight end Daniel Thompson earned praise from head coach Mickey Thompson and his teammates after hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions in a 44-7 win over Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge gets back on track in big way

Stone Bridge wasted little time in rebounding from a heartbreaking, last-second loss to rival Broad Run in the 'Battle of the Burn' just a week ago. The host Bulldogs dominated the Tuscarora Huskies from start-to-finish on their way to a 44-7 victory Oct. 21 at F.H.Furr Field in Ashburn. A little more than two minutes into play, quarterback Easton Turner connected with tight end Daniel Thompson for a 43-yard touchdown to give Stone Bridge a lead it would not relinquish.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 9 games

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Freedom, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools won Friday night during the ninth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Heritage defeated John Champe in the lone area game played Thursday evening. Seven Loudoun teams - Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove - have won six or more games with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

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