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Stone Bridge rolls past McLean in season opener

Lightning didn't strike twice, it struck dozens of times around Stone Bridge High School as the Bulldogs hosted McLean for a varsity football game Sept. 4 in Ashburn.

Potomac Falls sophomore fullback Grant Misch is warmly greeted by his teammates after his 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The host Panthers would hold on for a 7-6 victory against Sterling rival Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Fooball Scoreboard—Week 2

Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove were victorious Friday night in the second week of the 2015 varsity football season. Several games in Loudoun experienced a delay or were ruled an official game early due to lightning in the area.

Loudoun Valley paced a 12-team field at the Bryan Gunter Invitational on Aug. 14 to win its second tournament title of the season.—Courtesy Photo

Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

The 2015 fall varsity sports season is underway. Briar Woods, John Champe and Loudoun County netted volleyball wins Thursday night, while Loudoun Valley and Stone Bridge swung to victories on the golf course. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps.

Woodgrove alum signs to play lacrosse at Virginia

Woodgrove High School Class of 2015 graduate Ashley Morris has signed to continue her lacrosse career at the University of Virginia. Morris, the 2015 VHSL Group 4A State Player of the Year, helped Woodgrove win consecutive state championships from her goalie position.

Senior running back James Douglas rushed for 98 yards in his first varsity game for Tuscarora. The bruising back helped the Huskies control the game clock in the second half.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Late push lifts Tuscarora past Briar Woods in football showdown

In the beginning, there was offense and lots of it. The Tuscarora Huskies and Briar Woods Falcons ushered in the 2015 varsity football season Aug. 28 displaying the reasons many expect them to contend deep into the postseason.

Park View senior Chase Jefferson stiff arms a defender during one of his 25 rushing attempts Aug. 28 against Manassas Park. Jefferson rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 26-21 win.—Times-Mirror Rick Wasser

Park View opens season on strong note

While the sky was clear for an eventful night Aug. 28 at Park View High School, the Patriots' varsity football team unveiled their own thunder and lightning to open the 2015 season against Manassas Park. Fleet-footed senior quarterback Chase Jefferson and powerful junior tailback Niko Hopkins combined to rush for 400 yards and four scores to help Park View christen its new turf field with a 26-21 victory.

Junior running back Eric Vivian scored four touchdowns and converted the decisive two-point conversion in overtime to lift host Rock Ridge past Riverside 29-28 in a thrilling varsity debut for both teams Aug. 28 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Rock Ridge outlasts Riverside in overtime for first varsity football win

Eric Vivian had every right to be exhausted. In regulation Aug. 28 against the Riverside Rams, the Rock Ridge Phoenix junior rushed 26 times for 276 yards and two touchdowns, caught two passes for 69 yards and another score, and made a handful of tackles from his defensive back position.

Varsity Football Week 1 Scoreboard

The first Friday night of the 2015 varsity football season proved to be an exciting one with several games being decided down the stretch, including two overtime games. Broad Run, Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora earned wins to open the season.

Senior QB Daniel Smith and the Tuscarora Huskies kick off the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons.—File Photo

2015 varsity football preview: Turn on those Friday night lights

It's that time of year again. Time to mark Friday evenings as filled on your calendar for the next three months. The 2015 Virginia High School League football season begins Aug. 28 with 14 Loudoun varsity teams in action. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 6, with five more weeks of postseason action to follow.

Braxton Griffin of the CLYFL “B” league Cowboys attempts to keep a Redskins’ defender at bay during a scrimmage at CLYFL Fun Fest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Central Loudoun Youth Football League Fun Fest

Central Loudoun Youth Football League held its annual Fun Fest on Aug. 22 at Freedom Park in Leesburg. Times-Mirror photographer Rick Wasser was on hand to catch the action on and off the field.

Park View turf field ceremony set for Friday prior to season opener

The Park View Patriots will open the 2015 varsity football season Aug. 28 at home versus Manassas Park on their new turf field. Prior to the game, Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will be on hand for a field dedication ceremony.

D1SA Spartan Elite swish championship at national event

D1 Sports & Athletics 15U Spartan Elite Boys won the Gold Elite Championship among a pool of 158 teams at the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic on July 26 in Nevada. The Loudoun-based Spartan Elite shot past Drive Bounce Elite (Canada) 80-66 in the championship game to claim the title in the five-day tournament.

Garcia advances to steeplechase final at IAAF World Championships

Broad Run High School alum Stephanie Garcia has advanced to the final of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the International Association of Athletics Federations‎ World Championships in Beijing, China. Garcia placed third in her preliminary heat Aug. 24 with a qualifying time of 9:29.34.

LGSL Freedom sit atop softball diamond

Leesburg Girls Softball League’s 14U Freedom team placed first at the USSSA Hickory Sting Fest, contested Aug. 2 in Bel Air, Md. The Freedom defeated Delaware's Midway All-Stars 8-6 in the championship game.

Loudoun Special Olympics softball goes national

A softball team representing Loudoun County Special Olympics will compete in a national invitational tournament Sept. 25-28 in Wichita, Kans.
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