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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.

Jonathan Allen, left, is expected to be selected within the first 10 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Stone Bridge alum Allen leads Alabama’s big draft class

The University of Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the National Football League draft. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, a Stone Bridge High School alum, is almost universally regarded as a top 10 pick and could play inside or on the edge.

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.
Niki Prince

Prince earns CAA softball weekly award

James Madison University senior Niki Prince was selected as Colonial Athletic Association Softball Player of the Week following her performances in a series sweep versus Delaware. Prince, a Stone Bridge High School alum, went 8 for 9 at the plate with four extra-base hits, 10 RBIs, six runs scored and two stolen bases in three games.

Stone Bridge men’s varsity 4 placed second at the Polar Bear Regatta.—Courtesy Photo

Stone Bridge crew opens spring season on right note

Stone Bridge High School's crew team opened the spring season March 25 at the Polar Bear Regatta at Sandy Run Regional Park.Despite limited practice time due to poor weather and strong winds, Stone Bridge placed among the top three in all events entered.

Tuscarora senior Jose Trejo plays a header with Stone Bridge senior Aayush Raman in pursuit. The Huskies scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-1 victory.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Mazzatenta hat trick helps unbeaten Tuscarora deal Stone Bridge first loss

One team of dogs successfully invaded another's territory April 3, as the Tuscarora Huskies knocked off the previously undefeated Stone Bridge Bulldogs 4-1. Speedy striker Noah Mazzatenta booted home three goals before the first half was through, and the Huskies (4-0-2) kept the Bulldogs (2-1-1) at bay thereafter. Mazzatenta tallied Tuscarora's first, second and fourth goals, all in the run of play. The third was senior striker Daniel Crespo's blast of a long shot that tucked just inside the post.

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.

Stone Bridge players rejoice as time expires in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League championship game.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

MORE: Stone Bridge clamps down on Broad Run to win eighth hockey title

Sewn onto the upper right sleeves of the gameday jackets worn by the Stone Bridge High School hockey coaches is a long list of numbers. The sequence starts with 2002 and ends with 2016, with five other numbers in between. Those numbers represent all the seasons in which the Bulldogs have won the championship of the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League.

Broad Run and Stone Bridge will square off for the second time this season in the NVSHL championship game. Broad Run won the regular-season meeting, 6-4.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run, Stone Bridge to play Friday for hockey championship

The Battle of the 'Burn on ice is set for Friday night. Ashburn rivals Broad Run and Stone Bridge will square off in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League championship game at Kettler Captials Iceplex in Arlington. Broad Run, the No. 1 seed, and Stone Bridge, the No. 3 seed and reigning NVSHL champions, have each won two playoff games to earn entry into the championship.

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.

Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad, shown here on top versus Woodgrove’s Joe Candelaria during the LCPS Championships, was one of four area wrestlers to win a state championship. Jafaryzad pinned Fisher Evans of Lee-Davis in the first period of the Group 5A 152-pound championship match.—File Photo

Four area wrestlers strike state gold

A total of 15 area wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class Feb. 17-18 at the Virginia High School League State Wrestling Championships.Broad Run's duo of Michael Battista (170 pounds) and John Birchmeier (220), along with Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad (152) struck state gold in the Group 5A tournament. Elijah Boldin of John Champe won the 285-pound state crown at the Group 4A level.

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.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are Conference 14 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

MORE: Potomac Falls’ turnaround continues into postseason

Even after the Potomac Falls Panthers boys' basketball team won the Conference 14 tournament championship Feb. 17, defeating Stone Bridge 68-48 at Tuscarora High School for a 12th consecutive victory, the head coach still has to wonder how good his Panthers can be.

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