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The Woodgrove Wolverines open the 2017 season Aug. 25 at home versus Armstrong.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun’s 2017 Varsity Football Season Schedule

Loudoun teams kick off the 2017 varsity football season Aug. 25. Briar Woods, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Tuscarora and Woodgrove will play home games to start the season. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 3.

VHSL Group 5A All-State softball team

Players from Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools earned selection on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State softball team. Virginia 5A state champion Atlee swept top honors on the all-state team.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Francois Bernard of Briar Woods High School is the Coach of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' soccer team. Bernard guided the Falcons to their first state championship in 2017. Briar Woods, Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are each represented by players on the All-State teams.

Potomac Falls senior Tori Birks.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Potomac Falls High School swept top honors on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State girls' lacrosse team. Senior midfielder Tori Birks is the Player of the Year and Jim Birks is the Coach of the Year. Briar Woods, Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented on the All-State lacrosse teams.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs followed up their Conference 14 meet title by winning the 5A North Region girls’ track and field crown.—Courtesy Photo

Stone Bridge girls, multiple athletes win regional track titles

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs placed first in the girls' team standings at the 5A North Region track and field championships, contested May 23-24 in Stafford. Broad Run finished second on the girls' side and Tuscarora claimed fifth place in the boys' standings.

The Loudoun County Raiders will host E.C. Glass in a 4A West Region girls’ soccer quarterfinal game May 29 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Regional Playoff Scoreboard: May 24-26 games

The Riverside Rams advanced to the 3A East Region boys' and girls' tennis finals with semifinal wins Friday. Briar Woods (baseball), Freedom (boys' lacrosse), Loudoun County (boys' lacrosse, girls' tennis), Loudoun Valley (softball), Park View (boys' soccer), Rock Ridge (girls' soccer) and Stone Bridge (softball) also won regional playoff games.

Loudoun County senior Tyler Karol, shown here earlier this spring at the Wolverine Track Classic, placed first in the 300-meter hurdles (41.95) at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Track and field: Conference meet results

Stone Bridge High School won boys' and girls' team titles at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, while Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys claimed team crowns at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet. Overall, Loudoun student-athletes competed in one of five conference meets this week.

Broad Run’s men’s novice eight team of Kevin McDonald, Matthew Dumm, Tyler Van Burk, Chris Korrie, Adam Love, Tim Haynal, Bret Bailey, Christian Malone and coxswain Helen Riordan placed fourth May 6 at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Crew teams make mark at state level

Boats from Briar Woods, Broad Run, Rock Ridge and Stone Bridge high schools placed in multiple events at the 2017 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships, contested on the Occoquan Reservoir at Sandy Run Regional Park. The event was held on consecutive Saturdays, with lower division boats hitting the water May 6 and upper division boats competing May 13.

Members of the Potomac Falls High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team exit the field following a 21-2 victory against host Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Potomac Falls caps undefeated regular season

The Potomac Falls Panthers completed an undefeated regular season in varsity girls' lacrosse May 8 with a 21-2 victory against host Broad Run. The reigning Virginia 5A state champion Panthers enter the postseason at 14-0.
Danielle Cook

Broad Run alum Cook swings to ODAC golf honor

Bridgewater College senior Danielle Cook has been selected on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference second team in women's golf. This is the second time the Broad Run High School alum has earned all-conference recognition during her college career.
Matthew Ritchie

Broad Run’s Ritchie receives outstanding achievement award

Broad Run High School senior Matthew Ritchie received an Outstanding Achievement award at the 56th annual Home Plate Club awards banquet, co-sponsored by the NOVA Baseball Magazine, on April 2 at the Holiday Inn Dulles in Sterling.

Briar Woods improved to 7-0 with a 12-7 win against host Broad Run April 6 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE: Briar Woods tops Broad Run to remain undefeated

The Briar Woods Falcons remained perfect through seven varsity boys' lacrosse contests this season after enduring a 12-7 road test April 6 against rival Broad Run. An early surge put the Falcons up 4-0 midway through the opening frame. But with two minutes left in the third quarter, the pesky Spartans (4-3) edged back within two of their neighbors.

Loudoun Valley alum DiDi Haracic, left, and Broad Run alum Whitney Church warm up prior to a March 25 preseason game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun duo playing professional soccer for Washington Spirit

In a lot of ways, Whitney Church's and DiDi Haracic’s involvement in soccer isn’t too uncommon from others. Around the age of 5, they first started playing the sport. Just a few short years later, they started playing travel soccer. Then it was high school and college soccer later on after that.

Washington Spirit to play match Saturday at Evergreen SportsPlex

The Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League will play the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in a preseason match Saturday evening at Evergreen SportsPlex in Leesburg.

Mike Elliott prepares to put up a left-handed shot for the Loudoun all-stars. Elliott was one of eight Loudoun players to score in double figures with 10 points.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun all-stars shine in NOVA Challenge

A team of all-star basketball players from Loudoun County outlasted their counterparts from Arlington/Alexandria, 130-128, in the fourth annual DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge on March 19 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. The high school basketball event showcased top public school seniors from Northern Virginia. Prince William defeated Fairfax 126-108 in the first all-star game.

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