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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.

Girls’ soccer: Broad Run, Potomac Falls play to 1-1 draw

In a tale of two halves, host Broad Run built a 1-0 halftime lead before Potomac Falls netted the equalizer in the second half as the Conference 14 girls' soccer teams played to a 1-1 draw on a cold, rainy Friday night in Ashburn.

Girls’ lacrosse: Potomac Falls scores early and often in runaway win

It didn’t take long for the Potomac Falls Panthers to start scoring May 5 in a home varsity girls' lacrosse game against J.E.B. Stuart. And once the Panthers did, there was little anyone could do to stop it.

Ashlyn Nolan, right, of Rock Ridge competes side-by-side with Sherando’s Davina Lane in the 100-meter hurdles. Lane won the event with a finish time of 15.34 seconds and Nolan (15.50) finished second.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Rock Ridge, Valley lead Loudoun’s charge at Wolverine Track Classic

Loudoun Valley boys and Rock Ridge girls each placed third in their respective team standings at the 2016 Wolverine Track Classic. The 25-school event was contested April 15 at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

Dominion sophomore Catherine Rinek works the ball in the attack zone with Broad Run senior Natalie Purcell defending during the host Titans’ 20-4 victory April 11 in Sterling. Dominion improved to 6-0 this season, with five of those victories by double-digit margins.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: April 9-12 games

Seniors Luke Giroux and Cade Groton combined for seven goals to help lead Stone Bridge to a 14-10 victory against Briar Woods April 12 in a boys' lacrosse match-up of previously undefeated teams. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

In diamond duel, Potomac Falls edges Dominion

The ball rocketed up the middle of the diamond, speeding toward center field as Dominion's potential tying run came motoring home. But Potomac Falls second baseman Tyler Cowden beat the ball to the spot, flagging it down with a running backhand stab. He decelerated, whirled and threw to first for the out, ending the fifth inning with the score still at 6-5.

Tuscarora senior Cole Gabriele earned his third pitching win of the season Tuesday versus Dominion.—File Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: March 28-31 games

The varsity spring sports season is back in full stride following spring break. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Sam Gertig runs the bases during a recent Park View High School softball practice with her teammates looking on.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Practice makes perfect as teams ready for spring season

With the start of the 2016 varsity sports spring season less than a week away, Loudoun teams and student-athletes are fine tuning their skills in preparation. Look inside for photos from recent practice sessions.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings enter the state playoffs with a 26-0 record and the top seed from the 4A West Region.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley among five local teams aiming for state basketball supremacy

An undefeated record. The most wins in a single season in program history. A second-ever regional championship. The Loudoun Valley Vikings enter the Virginia High School League Group 4A state boys' basketball tournament with plenty of momentum.

Basketball: Regional tournament scoreboard

The 4A West Region and 5A North Region basketball tournaments concluded Saturday with championship and consolation games. Loudoun Valley shot past John Champe 95-74 in the 4A West boys' championship game, while Tuscarora topped Atlee 60-43 in the 5A North girls' consolation game.

The Freedom Eagles put the finishing touches on an outstanding season by placing first at the VHSL Group 5A state meet.—Photo Courtesy/Virginia High School League

Freedom, Wrighte on top at VHSL state gymnastics meet

Freedom High School enjoyed a meet to remember Feb. 19-20 at the Virginia High School League state gymnastics championships in Virginia Beach. The Eagles soared to the Group 5A team championship and sophomore Sydney Wrighte won the all-around title at the Individual Open Championships.


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