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The Loudoun South National All-Star team.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun South National tops diamond charts

The Loudoun South National League All-Star team recently won the District 16 championship in the ages 8-10 division. Following an early loss, Loudoun South National worked through the loser's bracket to reach the championship game.

The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth 15U team.—Photo Courtesy/Robert Nelson

Greater Loudoun wins District 9 crown

The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth 15U team swept Summit Point (W. Va.) in a best two-of-three championship series to win the Virginia District 9 title and earn a spot in the state tournament.

J.B. Bukauskas is officially a member of the Houston Astros organization.—Photo Courtesy/UNC athletics

Ashburn ace J.B. Bukauskas signs with Houston Astros

Stone Bridge High School alum J.B. Bukauskas has agreed to a contract with the Houston Astros, the Major League Baseball organization that drafted him with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 draft. The 20-year-old right-handed pitcher reportedly received a $3.6 million signing bonus.

Briar Woods players and coaches rejoice during the Virginia 5A state championship game versus Halifax County.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods’ Miller selected as state’s top baseball coach

After guiding Briar Woods High School to its first state baseball championship in 2017, Jason Miller has been selected as Coach of the Year on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia Baseball Team. Briar Woods senior Michael Ludowig and Loudoun County junior Will Schroeder earned first-team honors.

Coach Fuller, four players to represent Cannons in VBL All-Star game

As head coach of the team with the best record in the North division, Brett Fuller of the Purcellville Cannons will guide the North team in the 2017 Valley Baseball League All-Star Game, set for July 9 at James Madison University’s Veterans Memorial Park.

Purcellville Cannons sit atop Valley Baseball League’s North division

Purcellville Cannons Collegiate Baseball Club president and head coach Brett Fuller responded "absolutely" when asked if his team's inaugural Valley Baseball League season in Loudoun exceeded his expectations last summer.

VHSL Group 5A All-State baseball team

Jason Miller is the Coach of the Year on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State baseball team after guiding Briar Woods to a state championship. Wilson Ayers, Jake Kleifges and Michael Ludowig of Briar Woods earned first-team honors.

VHSL Group 3A All-State baseball team

Three Riverside High School players earned selected on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 3A All-State baseball team. Senior Trey Campbell and juniors Robbie Ferreira and Ryan Hoehn were each selected on the first team.

Briar Woods players and coaches are fired up after the Falcons took an early lead versus Halifax. Briar Woods eventually won the game 5-4 in 14 innings.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods outlasts Halifax in 14 innings to claim first state crown

If you're going to make it all the way to the state championship game, you might as well win it. And if that title tilt is going to go for 14 innings and nearly four hours under the blazing sun, you better win it. The Briar Woods Falcons won their first-ever Group 5A state baseball championship June 10, outlasting Halifax 5-4 in a 14-inning midday marathon.

Riverside sophomore Carson Swank slides safely back to first base during a pick-off attempt.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Photos: Turner Ashby powers past Riverside in 3A baseball final

The Riverside Rams have proved up to the task throughout their second season on the baseball diamond. Already conference and regional tournament champions, Riverside jumped out to a 2-0 lead versus Turner Ashby in the Virginia 3A state final June 10 at Salem Memorial Ballpark.

J.B. Bukauskas delivers a pitch during his senior season at Stone Bridge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge alum J.B. Bukauskas selected 15th in MLB draft

Following a stellar junior season at the University of North Carolina, Stone Bridge High School alum J.B. Bukauskas is taking his elite diamond skills to the professional ranks. The Houston Astros selected the right-handed pitcher with the 15th overall selection of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.

Woodgrove softball players storm out of the dugout to join the celebration. The Wolverines defeated Freedom 2-0 in the VHSL 4A state softball championship game—Times-Mirror/Jeff Venitti

Photos: VHSL Spring Sports State Championships

Briar Woods High School baseball, Briar Woods boys' soccer, Potomac Falls girls' lacrosse, Riverside boys' soccer, Riverside boys' lacrosse, Rock Ridge boys' tennis and Woodgrove softball capped stellar seasons Saturday by winning Virginia High School League state championships.

The Briar Woods Falcons rejoice following their victory against Mills Godwin in the VHSL 5A state boys’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams win state championships

It was a day to remember for seven Loudoun varsity teams Saturday as Briar Woods (baseball, boys soccer), Potomac Falls (girls lacrosse), Riverside (boys soccer, boys lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Woodgrove (softball) claimed Virginia High School League state championships.

The Woodgrove Wolverines and the Freedom Eagles will meet again in the Virginia 4A state softball championship Saturday in Salem. Woodgrove defeated Freedom 3-0 a week prior in the 4A West Region championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eleven Loudoun teams to play for state titles Saturday

Loudoun County Public Schools will be represented by 11 teams in Virginia High School League state championship games Saturday. Local teams will vie for state supremacy in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Loudoun’s VHSL State Tournament Schedule

The 2017 varsity spring sports season concludes Saturday with VHSL state championship games in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis. Loudoun teams are vying for state titles at the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications.

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