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Golf: Loudoun Valley tops Dominion in dual match

Loudoun Valley and Dominion high schools competed in a dual match Aug. 8 at Loudoun Golf and Country Club in Purcellville. Loudoun Valley produced a four-player total of 307 on the par 72 course to top Dominion by 20 strokes.

The Potomac Falls Panthers travel to Ashburn to face the Broad Run Spartans in both teams’ season opener.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

The wait is nearly over as the opening night of the 2016 varsity football season is less than six weeks away. Regular season play kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 public high schools in action. Week 1 features four games pitting Loudoun teams versus each other. John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.

From youth to club to high school and soon to be college, Liz Lazzaro and Hannah McShea have and will continue to spend a lot of time together on and off the soccer field.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

A special bond: McShea, Lazzaro are lifelong soccer teammates

Hannah McShea and Liz Lazzaro aren't actually each other's sisters. They just really act like it. The two recent Loudoun County High School alumnae have known each other since age 6, been teammates since age 12 and friends since becoming teammates.
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Garcia moves closer to 2016 Olympics bid in steeplechase

Broad Run High School alum Stephanie Garcia took her first step toward qualifying for the United States Olympic team when she placed second in her preliminary heat of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase July 4 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

VHSL Group 4A All-State baseball team

Loudoun Valley senior catcher Hunter Gore and Loudoun County sophomore utility Will Schroeder garnered first-team honors on the Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State baseball team. Woodgrove's Austin Rader and Loudoun Valley's Kurtis Meyer and Logan Cooper were each selected on the second team.

Loudoun County High School grad Billy Hurley III earned his first career PGA Tour win Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.—Photo Courtesy/J.D. Cuban, Tiger Woods Foundation

Leesburg native Billy Hurley breaks through for first PGA Tour win

"It's been a hard year, it's been a really hard year. So it's nice to have something go well," an emotional Billy Hurley III told CBS golf analyst Peter Kostis on the 18th green at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Hurley, 34, had just put the finishing touches on his first PGA Tour win - a three-shot victory June 26 at the 2016 Quicken Loans National.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

Loudoun County High School junior forward Allyson Brown in the Player of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A girls' soccer team. Arturo Jimenez of Park View and Kirk Smith of Loudoun County were selected as Coaches of the Year on the boys' and girls' teams.

VHSL Group 4A All-State lacrosse teams

Dominion senior Chris Low and Woodgrove senior Nora Bowen are Players of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' and girls' lacrosse teams after helping their teams win state championships in 2016.

Loudoun County’s Kling to swing for Taylor University tennis

Alexa Kling of Loudoun County High School signed her letter of intent May 26 to continue her academic and tennis career at Taylor University in Indiana. Kling was joined by her parents Reagan and Cynthia Kling, LCHS girls' tennis coach Tammy Bullock and Taylor University tennis coach Jini Morgan.

The Loudoun County Raiders rejoice after winning a second consecutive state soccer championship.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Virginia 4A girls soccer final: Loudoun County repeats as state champs

The Loudoun County Raiders successfully defended last year’s Virginia 4A state girls' soccer championship June 11, repeating the feat this spring with a 1-0 win over Salem in the title game. In the 28th minute, Loudoun County’s Liz Lazzaro booted a long free kick, sending the ball off the crossbar where Allyson Brown headed it into the back of the net. After the trophy presentation, those two players shared a hug and a laugh.

Quick glance: A Loudoun sweep in Virginia 4A state finals

During a 10-hour span Saturday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Woodgrove girls' lacrosse, Woodgrove softball, Dominion boys' lacrosse, Loudoun County girls' soccer and Park View boys' soccer prevailed in Virginia 4A state championship games.

Senior attacker Kyle Duffie, right, rejoices after scoring in overtime to lift Briar Woods to its first Virginia 5A state boys’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams hoist state championship trophies

Saturday proved to be a day to remember for many local varsity athletes. A total of seven Loudoun teams claimed Virginia High School League state championships. Area teams combined to win four lacrosse titles, two soccer crowns and a softball championship.

Junior midfielder Tori Birks and the Potomac Falls Panthers will play Saturday for the Virginia 5A state girls’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eight Loudoun varsity teams to play for state championships Saturday

Another outstanding spring season for Loudoun County Public Schools varsity teams will culminate Saturday with eight squads vying for state supremacy. Briar Woods (5A boys lacrosse), Dominion (4A boys lacrosse), Loudoun County (4A girls soccer), Park View (4A boys soccer), Potomac Falls (5A girls lacrosse), Tuscarora (5A girls soccer) and Woodgrove (4A girls lacrosse and softball) will each play in state championship games.

Loudoun Valley senior Drew Hunter paced the field in both the 800-meter and 3,200-meter runs at the Group 4A state meet.—File Photo

Viking boys place second; four Loudoun athletes run, jump to state titles

Loudoun Valley High School standout Drew Hunter ran to a pair of titles, while Weini Kelati of Heritage, Lauryn Helstrom of Park View and Mikajah Hayes of Rock Ridge each topped the podium in one event at the VHSL 4A state track and field championships.

The Loudoun County Raiders are 4A West Region girls’ soccer champions.—Courtesy Photo

Shaw’s overtime goal lifts Loudoun County to 4A West Region crown

With time winding down in the second of two full-time overtime periods, Loudoun County High School senior Hailey Shaw collected a rebound off the Salem High School goalie and found the back of the net as the Raiders overcame a Spartans comeback to win 3-2 and claim the 4A West Region girls' soccer championship June 3 in Leesburg.

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