Local teen wins national pony competition
Haley Carspecken and her horse True Grace clear a fence during a cross country event at the Kentucky Horse Park. Carspecken was part of a five-person team that placed first in eventing at the United States Pony Club National Championship.—Courtesy Photo
Thu., Jul. 31 | 07:20 AM - At the same course in Lexington where the internationally acclaimed Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event takes place, Haley Carspecken and her team placed first in eventing at the United States Pony Club National Championships.
Leesburg Rangers win American Legion state tourney opener
Wed., Jul. 30 | 06:45 AM - It took Matt Gloger about 100 pitches to hold the opposition to just one run over nine innings -- but it took a timely clout by Ethan Carlyon in the eighth inning to make Gloger a winner.
Olivier enjoys a month to remember
Woodgrove High School midfielder Courtney Olivier races the ball upfield in between two Loudoun Valley players during the 2014 VHSL Group 5A state championship game. Olivier has verbally committed to play collegiately at Cincinnati.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Jul. 29 | 02:51 PM - The month of June proved to be a memorable one for Courtney Olivier. A week after helping Woodgrove High School's girls' lacrosse team win a Virginia High School League state championship, Olivier verbally committed to play lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati.
Aldie Senators clinch playoff berth
Tue., Jul. 29 | 09:50 AM - The Aldie Senators secured a spot in the eight-team Valley Baseball League playoffs with an 18-12 victory against the Winchester Royals July 28 on the final day of the regular season.
Virginia American Legion baseball tournament starts July 29
Sun., Jul. 27 | 01:34 PM - The 2014 Virginia American Legion Senior Tournament begins July 29 with four first-round games. The tournament field includes seven district champions and host Post 94 Leesburg. All games will be played at Fireman's Field in Purcellville.
Basinger selected to U.S. team for U-20 Women’s World Cup
Sat., Jul. 26 | 12:05 PM - Brittany Basinger, a Woodgrove High School alum and current member of Penn State's women's soccer team, has been selected to the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team in advance of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, set for Aug. 5-24 in Canada.
Loudoun Soccer’s 98 Boys Red advance to national semifinals
Loudoun 98 Red earned a spot in the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships U15 boys’ semifinals by winning their final two round robin games.—Photo Courtesy/Meghan Wilhelm
Fri., Jul. 25 | 11:05 AM - Loudoun 98 Red has secured a spot in the 15U boys' semifinals at the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships following a second consecutive victory in round robin play July 24 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Sterling man soars to high jump record
Bruce McBarnette glides above the high jump bar during the USA Masters Track and Field Championships July 19 at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.—Courtesy Photo
Wed., Jul. 23 | 05:00 PM - As a freshman football player at Princeton University, Bruce McBarnette decided to join the Tigers' track and field team as a way to stay in shape during the off-season.
Loudoun Storm walk off in 10-inning thriller at PONY Nationals
Jordan Crigger is congratulated by teammates after driving home Shelbie Daughtry with the winning run in the Loudoun Storm’s 4-3 extra-inning victory against the South Jersey Mystics July 21 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Jul. 22 | 02:02 PM - After outscoring opponents 42-3 in winning all four games during pool play, the 12U Loudoun Storm were two outs away from being defeated in the first game of the elimination round against the South Jersey Mystics in the PONY Nationals fastpitch softball tournament.