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VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' and girls' soccer teams.

Potomac Falls players jump for joy following a 19-7 victory against George Marshall.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Virginia 5A girls lacrosse final: Potomac Falls pounces on first state crown

With tears in the eyes of players and fans, the Potomac Falls Panthers gathered for one last team photo. After coming so close last year, falling in the very same state championship game at the very same field, the tears were different this time around.

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.

Four Loudoun lacrosse teams punch tickets for state finals

Briar Woods boys and Potomac Falls girls advanced to VHSL 5A state championship games, while Dominion boys and Woodgrove girls claimed spots in the VHSL 4A state finals following state semifinal victories Tuesday night.

VHSL Group 5A state track and field meet results

Stone Bridge High School totaled 26 points to place seventh among Group 5A schools in the boys' standings at the VHSL track and field championships. Bethel won the boys' title and Nansemond River claimed the girls' crown with a meet-best 139 points June 3-4 at Todd Stadium in Newport News.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are 5A North Region girls’ lacrosse champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Potomac Falls cruises past Marshall for 5A North girls’ lacrosse crown

The lone blemish on Potomac Falls High School's record in varsity girls' lacrosse this spring is a 20-17 loss to George Marshall on May 3. The Panthers avenged that loss in a big way June 2 in the 5A North Region championship game.

All-Conference 14 softball team

Seniors Grace Wild of Potomac Falls and Meghan McCormack of Broad Run have been selected as Co-Players of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 softball team. Coach of the Year honors go to Broad Run's Ed Steele. Briar Woods, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

All-Conference 14 baseball team

Briar Woods High School senior Caleb Barnes is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 baseball team. Jason Miller of Briar Woods has been selected as Coach of the Year. Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

Tuscarora boys win 5A North Region track and field title

The Tuscarora Huskies racked up 63 points in boys' events to claim the team title at the 5A North Region track and field championships. Stone Bridge placed third in the boys' standings and sixth on the girls' side at the two-day meet contested May 24-25 in Stafford.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 2016 Conference 14 baseball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 18-20 postseason games

Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 soccer tournament championship games Friday night. The match-ups are set for Conference 21-B and Conference 22 tournament championship games, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Stone Bridge junior Maya Girdy, middle, crossed the finish line first in both the 100 and 200 dashes.—Times-Mirror/Tim Dillistin

Stone Bridge girls, Tuscarora boys set pace at Conference 14 track and field meet

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and host Tuscarora kicked off the postseason portion of their 2016 schedule May 11-12 at the Conference 14 track and field championships. Stone Bridge claimed the girls' title and Tuscarora won the boys' crown at the five-team meet.

5A Loudoun Group lacrosse tournament bracket

Potomac Falls girls and Stone Bridge boys are the top seeds for the 2016 Loudoun Group lacrosse tournament. Play begins May 13 with first-round games.

Potomac Falls High School girls’ lacrosse players are warmly greeted by fans as they exit the field following a 16-8 home victory May 9 against Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Close-knit Potomac Falls poised for postseason success

In this Jim Birks' third year at the controls of the Potomac Falls High School girls' lacrosse program, the Panthers' head coach is witnessing a kind of program-wide momentum. As the Panthers enter the postseason, Birks says "there's a sense of confidence about what they can accomplish."

Potomac Falls junior Tori Birks, right, and Broad Run senior Lexy Biller vie for the ball during a May 9 game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Potomac Falls defeats Broad Run in girls’ lacrosse

The Potomac Falls Panthers completed an undefeated run through their Conference 14 regular-season schedule with a 16-8 victory against the Broad Run Spartans May 9 in Sterling.

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