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Wall, Beal say they’re on same page, ready to lead Wizards

The dynamic backcourt duo is standing squarely in the limelight and need to coexist successfully for the Washington Wizards to get back to the playoffs.

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare

Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax. Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 25

Woodgrove High School ranks first among 4A West Region teams in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls sits second in the 5A North Region ratings.
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Competition cheer: Conference 21-B meet results

The Rock Ridge Phoenix placed first among six teams at the Conference 21-B competition cheer meet. Loudoun County earned runner-up honors, followed by Park View, Heritage, Dominion and Loudoun Valley. All six schools are represented on the all-conference team.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s Conference 14 field hockey tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Field hockey: Conference 14 tournament bracket

The Conference 14 field hockey tournament begins Monday night with Tuscarora hosting Broad Run in a first-round game. The winner will play top seed Potomac Falls in the semifinal round Tuesday. Stone Bridge and Briar Woods are set to play in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

Field hockey: Conference 21 tournament bracket

The postseason for field hockey - a first-year varsity sport for Loudoun County Public Schools - begins Oct. 24 with first-round action in the Conference 21 tournament. No. 1 seed Heritage and No. 2 seed Woodgrove earned first-round byes in the six-team tournament.

Stone Bridge tight end Daniel Thompson earned praise from head coach Mickey Thompson and his teammates after hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions in a 44-7 win over Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge gets back on track in big way

Stone Bridge wasted little time in rebounding from a heartbreaking, last-second loss to rival Broad Run in the 'Battle of the Burn' just a week ago. The host Bulldogs dominated the Tuscarora Huskies from start-to-finish on their way to a 44-7 victory Oct. 21 at F.H.Furr Field in Ashburn. A little more than two minutes into play, quarterback Easton Turner connected with tight end Daniel Thompson for a 43-yard touchdown to give Stone Bridge a lead it would not relinquish.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 9 games

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Freedom, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools won Friday night during the ninth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Heritage defeated John Champe in the lone area game played Thursday evening. Seven Loudoun teams - Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove - have won six or more games with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Heritage senior Luke Schaub rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in a thrilling 41-38 win against John Champe.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Thriller in Leesburg: Heritage scores on final play to earn “signature win”

Tick, tick, tick ... the game clock was dwindling. Trailing 38-35 and without a timeout left, Heritage rushed to get a final play off near the John Champe goal line before the clock struck zero. Heritage senior quarterback Alex Carlin got the snap off in time, ran to his right and dove into the end zone.

Broad Run High School cheerleaders perform Oct. 15 during the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational photos

Broad Run High School's cheerleading program hosted the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational on Oct. 15 in Ashburn. All proceeds from the event will go to the Loudoun Breast Health Network to support area residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins have reeled off four consecutive wins after starting the season 0-2.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Redskins winning with balanced offense, clutch defense

Washington Redskins players and coaches say their turnaround from 0-2 to 4-2 is a matter of resilience. Coach Jay Gruden and cornerback Bashaud Breeland cited a strong response to "adversity," and quarterback Kirk Cousins said no one hit the panic button. But this four-game winning streak isn't just about next man up, taking it one play at a time, never quitting, always believing or any other sports cliché.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Loudoun Valley junior guard Jordan Miller displayed his versatility at the Legit Stats Super 60.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Area players shine at Legit Stats Super 60

Several of the top varsity basketball players in Northern Virginia took the court Oct. 15 for the first annual Legit Stats Super 60. The exposure showcase event included ball handling, shooting and post work skill stations, along with three sessions of games at Hoops Plus in Sterling. Players representing nearly 20 schools participated. Loudoun schools Freedom, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Middleburg Academy, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove were represented.

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Foxcroft Athlete of the Week: Reilly Canard

Senior captain Reilly Canard has set Foxcroft School single-season volleyball records for service aces and digs. For her efforts, Canard has been selected as Foxcroft's Athlete of the Week for the second time this school year. Canard, of Philomont, served up 16 aces and scooped 71 digs in matches versus Middleburg Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy and Chelsea Academy.

Junior Andersen Vaughan dished 43 assists and served up three aces in Loudoun County’s win over Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

In duel of champions, Raiders set Bulldogs down

They don't have to play this match at all, and certainly not this late in the season. But whenever the Loudoun County Raiders and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs - reigning state champs both - want to take the temperature of their volleyball campaigns, one of the best indicators is how well they do versus each other. Inside a modestly attended but constantly noisy gymnasium Oct. 17 in Leesburg, the homestanding Group 4A Raiders outdueled the Group 5A Bulldogs from Ashburn in four sets, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23.

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