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Stone Bridge men’s varsity 1 boat consisting of Libbie Bayfield, hunkered down on far left, and rowers Brady Pitts, Doug Benson, Thomas Lowery and Aidan Calpin practices at the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir.—Times-Mirror/David Manning

Row your boat: The sport of crew takes off in Loudoun

Any weekday morning, rise before the roosters and head out to Beaverdam Creek Reservoir off Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn. The lake's normally placid waters will be churned up and waving, as eight young people paddle madly across it, seemingly desperate to get to the other side. These young people will all be perspiring from the effort, even though their day's real work - school - is still a few hours away.

Stone Bridge moved to 12-0 this season following a 20-4 victory against John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 25-May 3 games

Tuscarora defeated Broad Run 6-4 on the baseball diamond Tuesday night to improve to 12-4 overall and 3-2 in Conference 14 play. Senior Bryce Pearson earned the pitching win for the Huskies. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

DeAndre Reaves rushed for 5,620 yards and scored 68 touchdowns during his varsity career at Dominion.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Tin Nguyen

Reaves signs NFL free agent deal with San Diego

Dominion High School alum DeAndre Reaves was recently signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. Reaves, a wide receiver and kick returner, was Marshall University's Most Valuable Player as a senior in 2015.

Redskins fill a few specific needs during the NFL draft

After stockpiling plenty of young talent and winning the NFC East, the Washington Redskins went into the NFL draft with fewer holes to fill, giving them the flexibility to address more specific short- and long-term needs.

Skyler earns invite to prestigious lacrosse camp

Loudoun County High School junior Connor Skyler has been selected to attend the Nike Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp for rising seniors this summer. Skyler will also represent Virginia North in the 2016 Brine National Pride of Virginia Games for a second consecutive year.

The 3d Mid-Atlantic 2021 Lacrosse team is headed to Colorado this summer for the World Series of Youth Lacrosse.—Courtesy Photo

3d team punches ticket for World Series of Youth Lacrosse

The 3d Mid-Atlantic 2021 Lacrosse team earned a spot through a South Regional qualifier to compete in the 2016 World Series of Youth Lacrosse, set for July 2-4 in Colorado. The team consists of players from Northern Virginia, including several from Loudoun.

Woodgrove senior Josh Grafton, left, tightly defends Dominion junior Josh Drake during the Titans’ 10-7 victory April 28 in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Dominion shoots past Woodgrove to remain undefeated

At last, one school finally had to lose. In a high-profile boys’ lacrosse meeting between two undefeated schools, Dominion outlasted Woodgrove, 10-7, April 28 on a rain-soaked night in Purcellville.
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Woodgrove jumps out early, sticks Dominion with first loss

The reigning Group 4A state champion Woodgrove Wolverines and the undefeated Dominion Titans measured themselves against each other in girls' lacrosse action April 28. The Wolverines came out ahead on a 14-8 decision under drizzly, wet conditions in Sterling.

Aust to host lacrosse camp at Loudoun Country Day School

Sterling native Alex Aust will return to Loudoun Country Day School this summer to host a lacrosse camp with Finish Line Lacrosse. Aust, a 2005 Loudoun Country Day School graduate, went on to win a national championship and earn All-American honors at the University of Maryland.

A.J. Robinson is seated next to Middleburg head coach Jaye Haggler. His parents Art and Sheldonna Robinson, and sister Nicole Robinson are standing in back.—Courtesy Photo

Robinson signs to play basketball at Alderson Broaddus

Middleburg Academy senior guard A.J. Robinson signed his national letter of intent April 25 to attend and play basketball on a full scholarship at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. Robinson, an All-State performer each of his last two seasons, averaged 18 points per game and connected on a school-record 127 shots from 3-point range as a senior.

Grace sets Foxcroft lacrosse scoring record

Alex Grace scored seven goals in an April 14 game versus Trinity Christian to become Foxcroft School's career goal scoring leader in lacrosse. The senior from Purcellville pushed her career total to 242 goals.

Justin Ager and the Loudoun Valley Vikings won consecutive games Thursday and Friday to improve to 10-2 this season.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 20-22 games

Jack Shepherd singled home Adam Branch in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Dominion baseball to an 8-7 victory versus Freedom. Briar Woods, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Riverside and Woodgrove also won baseball games Friday evening. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and track.

Seniors Gino Ventrice, left, and Dylan Counts stand side-by-side in the Briar Woods’ dugout to form the No. 15 in honor of Gavin Rupp.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Briar Woods doubles up Stone Bridge in “Batter Up for Rupp” game

Gavin Rupp would have loved a night like the one April 22 at Briar Woods High School. He would have loved to have been playing alongside many of his closest friends, playing at his favorite position of shortstop donned from head to toe in a No. 15 Falcons uniform. He would have certainly loved the final result, too.

Junior Grace Mattimore belts a ball to deep center field to drive home two runs in Broad Run’s 17-8 extra-inning victory against host Loudoun County.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Broad Run works extra to top Loudoun County in game “worth price of the ticket”

After seven innings, the two teams were tied at 7-7. After eight innings, one team had won 17-8. The Broad Run Spartans (14-1) were that team, getting on a roll with the opening batter of the extra stanza and not stopping until 10 runs had poured across the plate.

Signing Day at Loudoun Valley

Loudoun Valley High School recently held a ceremony for eight college-bound student athletes.

High Schools

Briar Woods
Falcons

Broad Run
Spartans

Dominion
Titans

Freedom
Eagles

Heritage
Pride

John Champe
Knights

Loudoun Co.
Raiders

Loudoun Valley
Vikings

Park View
Patriots

Potomac Falls
Panthers

Riverside
Rams

Rock Ridge
Phoenix

Stone Bridge
Bulldogs

Tuscarora
Huskies

Woodgrove
Wolverines



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