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Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will square off for the second time this season Nov. 24 in the Region 5C championship game. The Bulldogs edged the Huskies 14-13 in the first meeting.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

To reign the region: Bulldogs, Huskies dogfight gets a rematch

Last time these two teams played, it meant a lot. It was late in the regular season, and the four-team horserace that was the Potomac District football championship was in full gallop. John Champe and Broad Run were jockeying for position when unbeaten Stone Bridge and one-loss Tuscarora squared off in Leesburg.

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins will host the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Redskins under mounting pressure after costly collapse

The beginning of a playoff push appeared firmly in place for the Washington Redskins when they celebrated a touchdown giving them a 15-point lead in New Orleans with less than six minutes left. What happened next left the Redskins mired in a slump.They had no answer for quarterback Drew Brees, a resurgent New Orleans run game or a reinvigorated Saints defense in a stunning 34-31 overtime loss.

Tuscarora players rejoice following a clutch rally in the third set to close out a straight-set win versus Princess Anne in the VHSL Class 5 state volleyball final.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Volleyball champs: Tuscarora shines in first trip to state final

Playing under the bright lights of the Siegel Center gymnasium at Virginia Commonwealth University for the first time, the Tuscarora Huskies proved ready for the big stage Nov. 18 in the VHSL Class 5 state volleyball championship match. Tuscarora swept reigning champion Princess Anne 25-22, 25-19, 27-25 to hoist its first state championship trophy.

Loudoun County players are jubilant as head coach Sherrilyn Hanna presents the state championship hardware.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Volleyball champs: Raiders rule the state once again

The Loudoun County Raiders played their best volleyball when it counted most. After seeing their streak of 11 consecutive regional championships snapped in a five-set loss to Millbrook, the Raiders rebounded to win each of their state tournament matches in straight sets. Loudoun County put the icing on another state championship season with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of Grafton in the VHSL Class 4 final.

Stone Bridge senior Daniel Thompson hauls in one of his three first-half touchdown receptions. Thompson and the Bulldogs defeated John Champe 45-22 to earn a spot in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Stone Bridge rolls past Champe to ease into region final

Like they’d done so often before, on so many similarly cold late-November nights, the fans filed in to Stone Bridge High School’s F.H. Furr Field to witness the Bulldogs engage in a playoff showdown. Like those fans had seen so often before, the Bulldogs came away with a convincing playoff victory. Stone Bridge used three first-half touchdown grabs by senior Daniel Thompson and a pair of defensive scores to oust John Champe 45-22 in the region’s semifinal round Nov. 17 in Ashburn.

Leesburg volleyball rocks: Loudoun County, Tuscarora net state titles

The Loudoun County Raiders and the Tuscarora Huskies each claimed Virginia High School League state volleyball championships Saturday evening in Richmond. Loudoun County won the Class 4 state title and Tuscarora collected the Class 5 state crown.

Tuscarora senior defensive back Alex Lee intercepts a pass and returns it 70 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Tuscarora’s defense stands strong in 14-12 win versus Broad Run

A pair of second-quarter touchdowns and a late goal-line stand propelled the Tuscarora Huskies to a 14-12 victory against the host Broad Run Spartans in the semifinal round of the Region 5C playoffs Nov. 17 in Ashburn. In a game of big plays and missed opportunities, it was the Huskies' defense that came up big when it mattered most.

Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will square off for the second time this season next weekend in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge, Tuscarora advance in Region 5C football playoffs

The Stone Bridge Bullodgs and the Tuscarora Huskies punched their tickets for the Region 5C football championship game following semifinal victories Friday night. No. 1 seed Stone Bridge defeated No. 5 John Champe 45-22 and No. 3 Tuscarora held off No. 2 Broad Run for a 14-12 victory.

Seven members of Foxcroft’s conference-champion field hockey team were selected on the All-Delaney Athletic Conference field hockey team.—Photo Courtesy/Foxcroft School

Foxcroft School athletes earn all-conference honors

Foxcroft School junior midfielder Haley Buffenbarger shared Player of the Year honors on the 2017 Delaney Athletic Conference field hockey team. Buffenbarger is one of 13 Foxcroft student-athletes to receive all-conference accolades in fall sports.

John Champe has won eight games in its first season of playing in Class 5. The Knights will face a stern challenge Friday night, playing at No. 1 seed and unbeaten Stone Bridge in the Region 5C semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun teams to square off Friday in Region 5C football semifinals

The Region 5C football semifinals will be an all-Loudoun affair Friday night as No. 1 seed Stone Bridge hosts No. 5 John Champe and No. 2 Broad Run hosts No. 3 Tuscarora. The winners of Friday's games will advance to play each other next weekend for a region championship and a spot in the state semifinals.

Tuscarora wins wild one to reach first-ever state volleyball final

For the first time in their eight-year history, the Tuscarora Huskies are taking this volleyball season as far as it can go. The Huskies (20-5) earned their debut appearance in the upcoming Virginia Class 5 championship match by defeating previously unbeaten North Stafford (19-1) at home Nov. 14, in a state semifinal that went about as far as it could go.

Broad Run High School alum Connor Jessop has excelled in his senior season for Shepherd University.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Broad Run alum Jessop earns MEC Offensive Player of Year award

Shepherd University senior quarterback Connor Jessop (Broad Run) is the 2017 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year after piloting the Rams to a perfect 10-0 record during the regular season. Shepherd junior wide receiver Wanya Allen (Potomac Falls) and West Virginia Wesleyan senior linebacker Brandon Grayson (Loudoun Valley) were selected on the second team.

Region 4C volleyball team selections

Heritage, Loudoun County and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2017 All-Region 4C volleyball team. Millbrook outside hitter Victoria Johnson is the Player of the Year and Carla Milton of Millbrook is the Coach of the Year.

Senior Gabriela Santos and the Tuscarora Huskies have advanced to the VHSL Class 5 state volleyball championship match.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

VHSL state volleyball tournament scoreboard

The Loudoun County Raiders (Class 4) and the Tuscarora Huskies (Class 5) each won Virginia High School League state volleyball tournament semifinal matches Tuesday night to punch their tickets for Saturday's state finals. Loudoun County swept Millbrook on the road, while Tuscarora outlasted North Stafford in five sets at home.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings dominated the competition at the Class 4 cross-country meet to claim their third consecutive state championship.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Loudoun Valley makes history with perfect score at Class 4 cross-country meet

His golden jersey flapping in the chilly Piedmont breeze, Loudoun Valley’s Sam Affolder picked up his pack-leading pace and accelerated toward the finish line. He could see red numbers ahead of him, the finish-line clock ticking up the time since he and 103 others began their five-kilometer run.

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