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Loudoun Valley paced a 12-team field at the Bryan Gunter Invitational on Aug. 14 to win its second tournament title of the season.—Courtesy Photo

Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

The 2015 fall varsity sports season is underway. Dominion and Loudoun Valley high schools won dual matches in varsity golf, while Loudoun Valley netted a five-set volleyball win Thursday night. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps.

Senior QB Daniel Smith and the Tuscarora Huskies kick off the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons.—File Photo

2015 varsity football preview: Turn on those Friday night lights

It's that time of year again. Time to mark Friday evenings as filled on your calendar for the next three months. The 2015 Virginia High School League football season begins Aug. 28 with 14 Loudoun varsity teams in action. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 6, with five more weeks of postseason action to follow.

Varsity football preview: Team unity, toughness spark Bulldogs

A 10-win season that included a victory against neighborhood rival Broad Run and a pair of postseason triumphs would be considered a success for most programs. That was not the case for the Stone Bridge Bulldogs.

Loudoun County sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 71 on the par 72 Algonkian Golf Course to place first individually at the LCPS Golf Championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Monastero, Raiders lead way at LCPS Golf Championship

Loudoun County High School earned local bragging rights following its team championship at the Loudoun County Public Schools Golf Championship Aug. 12 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. Raider sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 1-under par 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Loudoun County High School rising senior earned Most Valuable Players honors as part of the champion Metro American Volleyball Club 18 Travel team at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Volleyball notebook: A national championship and a pair of college commitments

Taylor Borup has already been a part of three state championship teams with Loudoun County High School. This summer, Borup experienced the thrill of winning a national championship with her club team.

Stone Bridge alum Murielle Tiernan, left, was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection last fall after leading Virginia Tech with 14 goals.—Photo Courtesy/Virginia Tech athletics

Tiernan named to MAC Hermann Award watch list

Stone Bridge High School alum Murielle Tiernan has been named to the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Award watch list in advance of her junior season at Virginia Tech. The prestigious NCAA soccer award is presented annually to one male and one female athlete.

State Champions: 11 Loudoun schools have combined to win 91 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have won 91 Virginia High School League championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

Following their first-ever run to a state final in 2014, the Tuscarora Huskies open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons at Fortune Field in Leesburg.—File Photo

2015 Virginia High School League football schedule

The 2015 Virginia High School League varsity football season kicks off Aug. 28. The regular season runs through Nov. 6, with state championship games scheduled for Dec. 12. With second-year Rock Ridge joining the varsity ranks after playing a junior varsity schedule in 2014 and first-year Riverside jumping right into varsity action, Loudoun will field 15 varsity football teams in 2015.

VHSCA Group 5A All-State softball team

Emily Kenny and Olivia Sappington of Stone Bridge, Grace Mattimore of Broad Run and Kayla Brennan of Briar Woods garnered selection on the 2015 Virginia High School Coaches Association Group 5A softball team.

VHSL Group 5A All-State softball team

Broad Run and Stone Bridge high schools are represented by players on the Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State softball team. Bulldog outfielder Olivia Sappington was selected on the first team.

Bulldogs, Vikings place fourth in final Wells Fargo Cup standings

Stone Bridge and Loudoun Valley high schools placed best among Loudoun schools in the Wells Fargo Cup, each finishing fourth in Group 5A and Group 3A, respectively.

VHSL Group 5A All-State baseball team

Sam Plank is the Coach of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A baseball team after guiding the Bulldogs to a state championship in 2015.

US Lacrosse awards area players, coaches

Dominion High School class of 2015 graduate Luke Esposito was recently recognized as a US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient for service to his team, school and community.

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Stone Bridge junior defender Noah Madgwick is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A boys' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell and Monika Guerrero claimed Coach of the Year honors after respectively leading Bulldog boys' and girls' teams to state championships.

Stone Bridge lineman Wisner to play football at Shepherd

Stone Bridge High School senior Luke Wisner, pictured with his family during a recent signing ceremony, will continue his football career at Shepherd University in West Virginia.

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