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A 2015 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year at Potomac Falls High School, Holly Carlton will take the court for the United States in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship.—File Photo

Potomac Falls alum Carlton to volley in Women’s U20 World Championship

Holly Carlton has earned a spot on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship. The Potomac Falls High School alum is part of USA Volleyball's 12-player roster for the 16-team tournament being contested July 14-23 in Mexico.

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.

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 Potomac Falls Panthers have once again won the VHSL 5A state girls’ lacrosse title.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Potomac Falls repeats as 5A girls’ lacrosse champions

Amid a hot day June 10 in Fairfax, Potomac Falls and George Marshall squared off for a second consecutive year in the Virginia 5A state girls' lacrosse championship. And for a second straight season, the Panthers came out on top 12-9 after an explosive second-half performance.

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.

The Rock Ridge Phoenix have advanced to the Virginia 4A state boys’ tennis championship match Saturday versus John Handley.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s VHSL State Playoffs Scoreboard: June 5-6 games

Riverside High School (boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse), Potomac Falls (girls lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Stone Bridge (boys tennis) have each punched their tickets for Saturday's VHSL State Championships following state semifinal wins.

Kelsey Curl and the Potomac Falls Panthers will travel to Fredericksburg today to play Massaponax in the state semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Six Loudoun teams qualify for state lacrosse playoffs

The 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A and 4A state lacrosse tournaments will include six Loudoun teams. Briar Woods, Dominion, Riverside and Stone Bridge will play in boys' semifinal games Tuesday, as will Potomac Falls and Riverside in the girls' semifinals.

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.

Sydney Knego, left, scored more than four goals per game on average in freshman season.—Photo Courtesy/Savannah College of Art and Design athletics

Potomac Falls alum Knego earns MVP lacrosse award

Potomac Falls High School alum Sydney Knego garnered NAIA Women's Lacrosse National Invitational Most Valuable Player honors after leading Savannah College of Art and Design to its first NAIA Invitational Championship.

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.

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.

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.

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