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Athletes compete in the 100-meter hurdles April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wolverine Classic Track Invitational photos

Loudoun high schools Briar Woods, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove helped make up a 21-team field April 21 for the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.

Natalie Barnes of Stone Bridge placed first in the girls’ long jump event with a top leap of 18-01.5.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge leads girls pack at Wolverine Classic Track Invitational

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs racked up a meet-best 101 points in girls' events to top a 21-team field April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational, hosted by Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. Fauquier edged Loudoun Valley by one point to place atop the boys' team standings.

Potomac Falls strikes early, often in 18-5 lacrosse win

In a long night of varsity girls' lacrosse action Thursday in Sterling, the reigning Virginia 5A state champion Potomac Falls Panthers protected their house with an 18-5 victory against T.C. Williams. The Titans might remember seeing senior Kelsey Curl score four goals to spark the Panthers.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2017 spring scrimmage at North Carolina. Carlton, a setter and opposite hitter for the Tar Heels, was selected to play opposite hitter for the United States.—Courtesy Photo

Carlton to take court for USA Volleyball in Pan American Cup

Holly Carlton admits she was not overly optimistic prior to reading an email from USA Volleyball one late night in March. More than three weeks had passed since the Potomac Falls High School alum participated in a tryout March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. "I opened it up and was just really surprised," Carlton explained of learning she was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States in the 2017 Under-20 Women’s Pan American Cup.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a spring scrimmage at North Carolina.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Falls alum Holly Carlton to play for junior national volleyball team

Potomac Falls High School alum Holly Carlton was one of 12 players selected for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team. Carlton and her teammates will compete for the United States in the 2017 U20 Women’s Pan American Cup, May 8-13 in Costa Rica.

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.

Michael Brennan helped the Tuscarora Huskies earn 35 Wells Fargo Cup points in varsity golf.—File Photo

VHSL Wells Fargo Cup Standings

Loudoun Valley (Group 4A), Tuscarora (5A) and Briar Woods (5A) high schools each rank among the top five in the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup Standings following the conclusion of the varsity winter sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports.

Senior David Walls and the Potomac Falls Panthers open state tournament play Friday versus L.C. Bird.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Loudoun teams to shoot for state supremacy

The Virginia High School League State Basketball Championships tip off Thursday with girls' quarterfinal round games in all six classifications. Loudoun County (girls), Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (boys) and Tuscarora (girls) will compete in Group 4A or Group 5A state tournaments.

5A North Region basketball team selections

Tuscarora High School junior Kennedy Middleton is the Player of the Year on the 5A North All-Region girls' basketball team. Anthony Cooper (Broad Run) and Brian Sweeney (Potomac Falls) earned first-team selection on the boys' team, as did Briar Woods senior Amani Rascoe on the girls' team.

VHSL State Basketball Tournament Schedule

Four varsity teams from Loudoun County public high schools have earned entry into the Virginia High School League State Basketball Championships. Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys will compete in the Group 4A tournament, while Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will play in the Group 5A tournament.

Potomac slips past Potomac Falls in match-up of Panthers

Two nights after outlasting Patrick Henry 63-62 in the 5A North Region boys' basketball tournament to secure a spot in the state playoffs, Potomac Falls found itself in another tight contest Thursday at home versus reigning state champion Potomac in a regional semifinal match-up of Panthers.

Tuscarora outlasted Thomas Jefferson 46-42 in the 5A North Region playoffs to earn a third consecutive trip to the state tournament.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 21-22 games

Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys have punched their tickets for the championship games of the 4A West Region basketball tournament. Loudoun Valley will host Handley and Loudoun County will travel to Millbrook on Friday night. Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will each play 5A North Region semifinal games at home Thursday evening.

Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

The Loudoun County Raiders secured a spot in the 4A West Region semifinals with a 54-48 victory over Liberty.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 20 games

Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) advanced to the 4A West Region basketball tournament semifinals following quarterfinal round victories Monday night. Briar Woods (girls) and Stone Bridge (boys) won 5A North Region first-round games Monday. Amani Rascoe became Briar Woods' career scoring leader in a 63-51 victory versus Stafford.

Conference 14 basketball team selections

Broad Run senior Anthony Cooper and Tuscarora junior Kennedy Middleton garnered Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 14 basketball team. Jeff Hawes of Potomac Falls and Michael Newkirk of Tuscarora earned Coach of the Year honors.

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