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2016 Woodgrove Wolverines football preview

The Woodgrove Wolverines enter the 2016 season coming off their best campaign in school history – and now they want more. While the Wolverines already had reached the state quarterfinals once in their history to that point, they also finished 11-2 – two more wins than their previous high in 2013.

Woodgrove wins Curly Licklider Golf Invitational

The Woodgrove Wolverines shot a six-player total of 469 to win the team title at the 16th annual Curly Licklider Golf Invitational on Aug. 3 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. Dominion placed second and Loudoun Valley finished third in the 16-team tournament.

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.

Next level football for 11 Wolverines

A large contingent of Woodgrove Wolverines will continue their football careers at the collegiate level. The student-athletes were part of a strong senior class for Woodgrove and head coach Mike Skinner. The Wolverines won 11 straight games and reached the semifi
Adriana Erickson

VHSL Group 4A All-State softball team

Woodgrove High School swept top honors on the Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State softball team. Senior Adriana Erickson is the Player of the Year and Joe Spicer was voted Coach of the Year. Loudoun Valley and more Woodgrove players are featured on the first and second teams.

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.

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.

The scoreboard says it all as the Woodgrove Wolverines were dominant June 11 in the Virginia 4A state softball title game.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Virginia 4A softball final: Woodgrove proves too powerful for Fauquier

For the third time in the last five springs, the Woodgrove Wolverines are Virginia 4A state softball champions. The Wolverines followed up their 2012 and 2014 titles with the 2016 edition, brushing past Fauquier 19-0 in the title match-up June 11 at Liberty University.

The Woodgrove Wolverines celebrate after prevailing in their third consecutive state girls’ lacrosse championship game.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Virginia 4A girls lacrosse final: Special class lifts Woodgrove to another title

The Woodgrove Wolverines are three-time defending girls' lacrosse champions after an 18-6 victory over George Mason in the Virginia 4A state title game June 11 in Lynchburg. A run of 10 unanswered goals in a 22-minute span opened the second half for Woodgrove (18-3), turning a back-and-forth 7-5 score into a veritable blowout.

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.
Nora Bowen

Woodgrove powers through Salem, advances to state final

As the clock wound down, Woodgrove ran its cycle on offense and tried to kill the clock. Then senior midfielder Nora Bowen took a pass up the middle and put it home, to secure the Wolverines third consecutive trip to the state championship game. It was all so fitting.

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.

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