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Andersen Vaughan has secured her college plans prior to her senior season at Loudoun County High School.—Courtesy Photo

Raiders’ Vaughan set to play volleyball for Albany

Loudoun County High School rising senior Andersen Vaughan has committed to attend and play NCAA Division I volleyball at the University at Albany in New York, beginning in the fall of 2018. Vaughan was the lone junior to earn first-team All-State honors in 2016 after helping Loudoun County win its ninth state championship in the last 10 years.

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.

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.

Camryn Dolby is the VHSL 4A Player of the Year following a stellar junior season.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL Group 4A All-State softball team

Woodgrove High School swept top honors on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State softball team. Junior pitcher Camryn Dolby is the Player of the Year and Joe Spicer is the Coach of the Year after the Wolverines won a second consecutive state championship. Freedom, Loudoun County and Loudoun Valley are also represented on the all-state team.

Joey McLister will tee it up in the 2017 Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship next week at The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie.—Courtesy Photo

Pro turned amateur, McLister back into the swing

Translated literally from the French, the word "amateur" means "lover of [something]." That definition perfectly applies to Loudoun native Joey McLister, an amateur in - that is, a lover of - the game of golf. Though McLister is no ordinary amateur. From the time he graduated from the University of Delaware in 2007, until the time he switched to an office job in 2014, McLister's livelihood was earned by his skill on the links.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

Players from Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Park View and Rock Ridge high schools earned selection on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State soccer teams.

Turner’s home run ignites Loudoun County softball

A packed crowd at Loudoun County High School’s softball field saw the host Raiders produce a huge 4-0 win against the William Byrd Terriers in the 4A West Region softball tournament quarterfinals May 29 in Leesburg. The win punched County’s ticket to the regional semifinals.

John Champe advanced to the 4A West Region girls’ soccer tournament semifinals with a 5-1 home victory against Woodgrove on Memorial Day.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s 4A West Region Playoff Scoreboard: May 29 games

The Freedom Eagles won 4A West Region tournament quarterfinal games in baseball, softball, boys tennis and girls tennis Monday. Heritage (boys soccer), John Champe (girls soccer), Loudoun County (softball, girls soccer), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Woodgrove (softball) also prevailed in quarterfinal games.

Dulles West lacrosse team selections

Woodgrove senior Grant Ammann and Riverside sophomore Taylor Musa shared Player of the Year honors on the 2017 All-Dulles West boys' lacrosse team, while Riverside senior Rachel Glachinta is the Player of the Year on the girls' team.

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.

Conference 21-East baseball team selections

Loudoun County High School junior Will Schroeder has earned Most Valuable Player honors on the 2017 All-Conference 21-East baseball team. Ryan Price of Heritage and Wayne Todd of Loudoun Valley shared Coach of the Year honors.

The Loudoun County Raiders are Conference 21-East girls’ soccer tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Maddie Thompson

Loudoun County claims conference crown, eyes another trip to states

The Loudoun County Raiders scored three second-half goals on their way to a 5-2 victory May 23 at home against the Rock Ridge Phoenix in the Conference 21-East girls' soccer tournament championship game. The Raiders also placed first in the conference during the regular season.

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.

Ben Bradford pitched six-plus solid innings to earn the win in Loudoun County’s 7-2 victory against Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Raiders upend rival Pride, set sights on conference crown

Will Schroeder cranked a two-run first-inning blast in support of pitcher Ben Bradford, who nearly went the distance May 15 as the host Loudoun County Raiders downed their crosstown rival Heritage Pride 7-2. County's victory avenges a 3-2 loss to Heritage on April 6, and puts the Raiders in the driver's seat for the outright championship for Conference 21-East's regular season. A win May 16 at Loudoun Valley would grant the Raiders that status.

Jack McLister has been impressive in his short time on the University of Connecticut’s men’s tennis team.—Courtesy Photo

LCHS alum McLister named UConn tennis captain

Loudoun County High School alum Jack McLister has been selected by teammates and coaches as a team captain for the University of Connecticut's men's tennis team for the 2017-2018 season. McLister produced a 9-6 singles record and a mark of 6-2 in doubles during his sophomore season for the Huskies.

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