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Athletes compete in the 100-meter hurdles April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wolverine Classic Track Invitational photos

Loudoun high schools Briar Woods, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove helped make up a 21-team field April 21 for the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.

Jonathan Allen, left, is expected to be selected within the first 10 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Stone Bridge alum Allen leads Alabama’s big draft class

The University of Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the National Football League draft. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, a Stone Bridge High School alum, is almost universally regarded as a top 10 pick and could play inside or on the edge.

Natalie Barnes of Stone Bridge placed first in the girls’ long jump event with a top leap of 18-01.5.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge leads girls pack at Wolverine Classic Track Invitational

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs racked up a meet-best 101 points in girls' events to top a 21-team field April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational, hosted by Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. Fauquier edged Loudoun Valley by one point to place atop the boys' team standings.

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 17-20 games

Woodgrove High School remained undefeated this spring on the softball diamond with a 16-0 win versus Heritage on Thursday night. Camryn Dolby and Amanda Daniels combined on a no-hitter in the pitching circle. Look inside for scores and submitted stats from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

Potomac Falls strikes early, often in 18-5 lacrosse win

In a long night of varsity girls' lacrosse action Thursday in Sterling, the reigning Virginia 5A state champion Potomac Falls Panthers protected their house with an 18-5 victory against T.C. Williams. The Titans might remember seeing senior Kelsey Curl score four goals to spark the Panthers.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2017 spring scrimmage at North Carolina. Carlton, a setter and opposite hitter for the Tar Heels, was selected to play opposite hitter for the United States.—Courtesy Photo

Carlton to take court for USA Volleyball in Pan American Cup

Holly Carlton admits she was not overly optimistic prior to reading an email from USA Volleyball one late night in March. More than three weeks had passed since the Potomac Falls High School alum participated in a tryout March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. "I opened it up and was just really surprised," Carlton explained of learning she was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States in the 2017 Under-20 Women’s Pan American Cup.

Briar Woods senior Michael Ludowig is receiving interest from Major League Baseball scouts as a pitcher and an outfielder.—Courtesy Photo

Falcon’s Crest: As MLB draft looms, Ludowig stays calm, carries on

Michael Ludowig of Briar Woods High School has turned himself into perhaps the most sought-after baseball player Loudoun has produced in the last half-decade. Dominant from the left side, Ludowig throws devastatingly hard from the mound. From a coiled stance brimming with power, he rockets balls into - and sometimes over - outfield gaps.
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Five-run second inning powers Riverside past Heritage

The Riverside Rams used a five-run second inning to pull away from the Heritage Pride on their way to an 11-1 non-conference baseball win in five innings Tuesday night in Leesburg.

USSSA Angels 4 Autism Tournament set for Loudoun this weekend

The United States Specialty Sports Association is hosting Autism Awareness softball tournaments throughout the nation during the month of April. Potomack Lakes Sportsplex in Sterling and Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg will host tournaments April 21-22.

Evergreen Lions to hold player evaluations Sunday

Evergreen Lions Travel Football will conduct player evaluations (Under-9 through rising eighth graders) for the 2017 tackle football season April 23, 4-6 p.m. on field No. 3 at CroppMetcalfe Park at Evergreen Sportsplex.

Niki Prince

Prince earns CAA softball weekly award

James Madison University senior Niki Prince was selected as Colonial Athletic Association Softball Player of the Week following her performances in a series sweep versus Delaware. Prince, a Stone Bridge High School alum, went 8 for 9 at the plate with four extra-base hits, 10 RBIs, six runs scored and two stolen bases in three games.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a spring scrimmage at North Carolina.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Falls alum Holly Carlton to play for junior national volleyball team

Potomac Falls High School alum Holly Carlton was one of 12 players selected for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team. Carlton and her teammates will compete for the United States in the 2017 U20 Women’s Pan American Cup, May 8-13 in Costa Rica.

Foxcroft freshman Allie McManamey maintains possession during an April 8 game versus Oakcrest School.—Courtesy Photo

McManamey is Foxcroft’s Athlete of the Week

Allie McManamey is Foxcroft School's Athlete of the Week after netting six goals and dishing two assists April 8 in an 18-10 lacrosse victory against Oakcrest School. McManamey, a freshman from Purcellville, has scored 12 goals and added four assists in three games this spring.

The Northern Virginia Volleyball Association 13-1 Select team.—Courtesy Photo

NVVA 13-1 Select nets gold volleyball title

The Northern Virginia Volleyball Association 13-1 Select team won the gold bracket in the 13s Mixed (Open and Club) division at the Irish Rumble, contested March 11-12 in Pennsylvania. Head coach Meghan Dudley praised her team's performance: "Irish Rumble was such a great tournament. 13-1 Select went undefeated all weekend and finished first in the gold bracket, beating Metro in 3."

Trace McSorley

McSorley voted Penn State football captain

Briar Woods High School alum Trace McSorley has been voted as one of three Penn State University football captains by his teammates for the 2017 season. McSorley, a junior quarterback, joins Jason Cabinda and Nick Scott as team captains. "These three young men have been leaders in our program, on and off the field," PSU head coach James Franklin stated in a release.

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