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Senior Mason Gryniuk and the Woodgrove Wolverines lead the 4A West Region in the VHSL power ratings.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines sit atop the 4A West Region in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, eight Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week. Joining Woodgrove, Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge on the right side of the playoff bubble are Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe and Tuscarora.

Senior QB Mike Kovich and the Woodgrove Wolverines moved to 4-0 this season following a 24-14 victory against Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Woodgrove overcomes halftime deficit to defeat Dominion (photos added)

Trailing 14-10 after two quarters, the Woodgrove Wolverines regrouped at halftime and scored the game's final 14 points to earn a 24-14 hard-fought victory over the host Dominion Titans on Sept. 16 in Sterling. After struggling to contain the speed and elusiveness of Dominion quarterback Vashon McCants in the first half, Woodgrove found the defensive cohesion necessary to shut out the Titans in the second half and remain undefeated.

Riverside freshman Chloe Ramirez crossed the finish line first in the Varsity ‘B’ girls race at the Oatlands Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun Valley boys run to Oatlands Invitational title

Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 4

Heritage, John Champe, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools were each victorious Friday night during the fourth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Potomac Falls and Woodgrove each moved to 4-0, while second-year Riverside earned its first-ever victory.

Skyline Golf Invitational results

Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove and Loudoun County occupied spots two through four in the standings at the 15-team Skyline Golf Invitational. Jefferson Forest finished 13 strokes clear of the field to win the team title Sept. 13 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Woodgrove senior Mason Gryniuk hauls in a pass from Mike Kovich for a 55-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the Wolverines’ 30-3 victory against John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Fast start: Woodgrove rolls past John Champe (photos added)

Woodgrove still remembered how it felt to lose last year. So after winning Friday night, the Wolverines made sure to make their celebration just as memorable. Not long after the final whistle blew in Woodgrove’s 30-3 victory over host John Champe, the Wolverines’ student section rushed the field to rejoice with the team in a manner usually reserved for championship wins.

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
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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.

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