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Broad Run High School cheerleaders perform Oct. 15 during the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational photos

Broad Run High School's cheerleading program hosted the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational on Oct. 15 in Ashburn. All proceeds from the event will go to the Loudoun Breast Health Network to support area residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Junior Andersen Vaughan dished 43 assists and served up three aces in Loudoun County’s win over Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

In duel of champions, Raiders set Bulldogs down

They don't have to play this match at all, and certainly not this late in the season. But whenever the Loudoun County Raiders and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs - reigning state champs both - want to take the temperature of their volleyball campaigns, one of the best indicators is how well they do versus each other. Inside a modestly attended but constantly noisy gymnasium Oct. 17 in Leesburg, the homestanding Group 4A Raiders outdueled the Group 5A Bulldogs from Ashburn in four sets, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23.

Varsity Football Player of the Week: David Harris

Loudoun County High School student-athlete David Harris is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the sixth week of the 2016 season. Jackson is a sophomore running back/defensive back for coach Tony Rayburn and the Raiders. Harris was nominated for the award following Loudoun County's 47-27 win over Potomac Falls on Sept. 30.

The Briar Woods Falcons earned local bragging rights following their first-place performance at the LCPS Cheer Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods claims top spot at LCPS Cheer Championships

The gymnasium inside Park View High School in Sterling was the place to be Wednesday night for competition cheer fans as enthusiastic cheers bounced between supporters in the stands and the stars of the show, the varsity cheerleaders. Each cheer team rumbled, danced, chanted and produced pyramids as part of the 2016 Loudoun County Public Schools Cheer Championships.

Eli Newman shot 72 for the 4A West Region champion Heritage Pride.—File Photo/Bill Clare

4A West Region Golf Tournament results

The Heritage Pride displayed consistency throughout their lineup to claim the team championship at the 4A West Region Golf Tournament, contested Oct. 4 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. The Pride shot a four-player total of 298 to edge E.C. Glass by one stroke. William Byrd, Loudoun Valley and Jefferson Forest placed third through fifth, each finishing within six strokes of Heritage.

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to sit atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, nine Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Loudoun County junior running back Dominic Baah keeps moving forward for an extra yard in a Sept. 30 game versus host Park View. Baah caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Nick Barts for the Raiders’ first score.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Loudoun County’s offense clicks in 47-27 win over Park View

The Loudoun County Raiders spoiled Park View's homecoming game with a 47-27 victory over the host Patriots on Sept. 30 in Sterling. The sophomore duo of quarterback Nick Barts and running back David Harris led the Raiders to 400 yards of total offense and their highest scoring output in two years.

Josi Williams delivered four service points and scooped seven digs in Loudoun County’s straight-set win versus Dominion.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Rewind: Sept. 22-27 matches

The Loudoun County Raiders improved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play following a 25-8, 25-9, 25-14 home victory against the Dominion Titans on Tuesday night in Leesburg. Hailey Rubino and Hannah Aycock combined for 24 kills as 10 Raiders factored in the stat sheet. Look inside for more about Loudoun County's win, along with submitted stats from Briar Woods and Stone Bridge.

Heritage coach Matt Swartz and Pride golfers Garrett Ganley and Nick Rentsch watch the action unfold at the Conference 21-B golf tournament.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Heritage goes low at Conference 21-B golf tournament

The Heritage Pride continued their stellar season Sept. 22 at the Conference 21-B golf tournament. Nick Rentsch, Eli Newman, Garrett Ganley and Hayden Miller each shot rounds in the 70s on the Loudoun Golf and Country Club par 72 course in Purcellville to win the team championship. Loudoun Valley junior Ryan Hammer earned low medalist honors at the conference tourney for a second straight year.

Briar Woods sophomore Jewel Clark slammed four kills and produced two blocks Sept. 20 in a four-set victory against Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 15-20 events

Briar Woods kept its unbeaten record intact with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 win versus Stone Bridge in varsity volleyball Tuesday night in Ashburn. The Conference 14 showdown featured the last two Virginia 5A state champions - Stone Bridge in 2015 and Briar Woods in 2014. Look inside for submitted scores, stats and recaps from football, golf and volleyball.

Riverside freshman Chloe Ramirez crossed the finish line first in the Varsity ‘B’ girls race at the Oatlands Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun Valley boys run to Oatlands Invitational title

Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.

Skyline Golf Invitational results

Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove and Loudoun County occupied spots two through four in the standings at the 15-team Skyline Golf Invitational. Jefferson Forest finished 13 strokes clear of the field to win the team title Sept. 13 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Briar Woods High School volleyball players rejoice following the Falcons’ five-set victory over the Loudoun County Raiders.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods goes distance to earn first-ever win over Loudoun County

History was made Sept. 6 when the Briar Woods Falcons defeated the Loudoun County Raiders for the first time ever in varsity volleyball. It almost wasn't. The Group 5A Conference 14 Falcons (6-0) earned a five-set win over the Group 4A Conference 21-B Raiders (2-1), 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 14-25, 16-14.

2016 Loudoun County Raiders football preview

For the third time in three seasons this fall, the Loudoun County Raiders will have a new head coach guiding the program. Fortunately, Tony Rayburn shouldn’t have too much trouble adjusting. After 26 years at Handley High School in Winchester, including the past 14 as its head coach, Rayburn took over as the Raiders head coach in February knowing full well what his new job would entail.


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