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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.

Loudoun Soccer players called up to U.S. U-19 men’s team

A pair of Loudoun Soccer players, defender Sam Golan and goalkeeper Colin Shutler, have been selected to play for the United States Under-19 men's national soccer team in the Stevan-Vilotic Cele tournament, set for Sept. 1-5 in Serbia.

Briar Woods senior Ben Maffe runs into a group of Tuscarora defenders during a season-opening match-up between the Group 5A schools Aug. 26. Maffe scored the first touchdown in the Falcons’ 21-0 victory.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Falcons fly high: Briar Woods shuts out Tuscarora (photos added)

The Briar Woods Falcons unleashed a smothering defense and emerging ground game to defeat the Tuscarora Huskies, 21-0, at home Aug. 26 in Brambleton, marking the start of what’s sure to be an intense and competitive 2016 varsity football season in Loudoun County. The Falcons avenged last year’s season-opening loss to the Huskies utilizing a strong mix of running, passing and trickery.

Football: Park View cruises past Manassas Park

The Park View Patriots took charge early and never gave up the lead on their way to a 30-12 victory in their season opener against the Manassas Park Cougars. The non-conference football game was played Aug. 26 at Manassas Park.
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Tuscarora appoints Shain to guide baseball program

Tuscarora High School has hired Cole Shain as its head varsity baseball coach. Shain, a Broad Run High School alum, takes the reins from Mark Bauer, who stepped down at the conclusion of the 2016 season to spend more time with his family.

Panther power: Potomac Falls holds off Broad Run’s rally

Broad Run has dominated Potomac Falls on the gridiron for the last decade. The Panthers last defeated the Spartans in 2006. That changed Aug. 26 as Potomac Falls grinded out a 16-10 victory over host Broad Run in front of a packed house in Ashburn.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 1 games

Briar Woods, Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools each opened the 2016 varsity football season with victories Friday night.

Loudoun’s Fall Varsity Sports Rewind: Aug. 22-25 games

Briar Woods, Riverside and Tuscarora each won varsity volleyball matches Thursday night. Loudoun County, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove prevailed in field hockey, while Dominion and Stone Bridge won dual golf matches.

Field hockey: Potomac Falls tops Rock Ridge

Following a 2-1 victory against Dominion in its inaugural varsity game, Potomac Falls moved on to its second game Aug. 24 versus Rock Ridge. The Panthers started quickly, managing to keep possession before Abby Asuncion scored about five minutes into play.

Senior running back Josh Breece will once again be a key component to Stone Bridge’s offense in 2016. Breece eclipsed 1,500 rushing yards in his junior season to help the Bulldogs win the 5A North Region title.—File Photo

2016 Loudoun Varsity Football Preview

The wait is over. The 2016 Virginia High School League football season kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 varsity teams in action. The 11-week regular season, 10 games plus a bye week, spans the final week of August through the first week of November. The postseason begins Nov. 11 and culminates Dec. 10 with state champions being crowned in each of the VHSL's six classifications.

Briar Woods midfielder/forward Hannah Hooper netted the lone goal in the Falcons’ 1-0 victory versus host Rock Ridge on Aug. 22 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Varsity field hockey hits ground running

On Aug. 22, the sports pantheon of Loudoun County grew by one. For this new sport's players and coaches, the first games of public high school varsity field hockey were a long time coming. Freshly painted boundary lines graced the field of Ashburn's Rock Ridge High School, the site of two Opening Night showdowns. New goalie nets, seven feet tall and 12 feet wide, sat at both ends.

Registration open for Capitals Learn to Play program

Registration for the Capitals Learn to Play program is underway. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages four to eight in an effort to reduce cost barriers associated with an introductory program.

Loudoun’s Varsity Golf Rewind: Aug. 17-18 events

Dominion High School's Kelvin Shen (145) and Thomas Cook (150), and Loudoun County's Ryan Monastero (148) each produced top five individual finishers in a field of more than 100 golfers Aug. 17-18 at the Atomic Invitational. Broad Run, Riverside and Stone Bridge each won dual matches Thursday.

Tuscarora High School football coach Mike Burnett, the 2015 Don Shula High School Coach of the Year, talks about building character during the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic.—Photo Courtesy/Washington Redskins

Tuscarora’s Burnett serves as keynote speaker at Washington Redskins Coaches Clinic

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic Thursday at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn. Tuscarora head coach Mike Burnett and Washington team physician Dr. Brandon Bryant headlined the keynote speaker portion of the clinic.

After helping South Mountain Community College win consecutive NJCAA Division 2 National Championships, Ryan Douglass is taking his golf skills to Arizona State University.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg native prevails through adversity, earns spot on Arizona State golf team

Sometimes, as the saying goes, life knocks you down. Ryan Douglass just keeps getting back up. The 21-year-old Leesburg native has traveled across the United States in search of a golf career, and will take the next step this fall at Arizona State.

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