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Recent Tuscarora High School graduate Alexis Bailey, shown here pushing the tempo during a 2015 game, is taking her basketball talents to Morehead State University in Kentucky.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Next level: Bailey to become first Husky to play NCAA Division I hoops

Tuscarora High School advanced to the Virginia High School League state girls' basketball tournament for the first time in 2015. A key member of that team, Alexis Bailey recently set another program milestone. Bailey, a class of 2015 graduate, is set to become Tuscarora's first student-athlete to play NCAA Division I hoops after she verbally accepted a scholarship offer to attend and join the basketball program at Morehead State University.

Giovanni Vasquez, right, found the back to net twice - once in each half - during a 4-2 loss to Baltimore Celtic in the national semifinals.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun 98 Red makes waves at national event

For a second consecutive year, Loudoun 98 Red secured a coveted spot in the semifinals at the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer Championships, contested July 21-25 in Tulsa, Okla.

Aldie Senators are playoff bound in Valley Baseball League

The Aldie Senators have qualified for the Valley Baseball League playoffs after tying for second place in the Northern Division during the regular season.

VHSL Group 3A All-State softball team

A pair of Loduoun Valley High School players were selected on the 2015 Virginia High School League Group 3A softball team. Sydney Hays earned first-team honors and Erika Elias was voted onto the second team.

Sterling resident McBarnette jumps to another gold medal

Bruce McBarnette, of Sterling, won a gold medal in the high jump for men ages 55-plus at the USA Track and Field Masters Championship. McBarnette cleared 5 feet, 11 inches to win the event July 24 at the University of North Florida.

State Champions: 11 Loudoun schools have combined to win 91 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have won 91 Virginia High School League championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

Rupp claims gold, silver medals at taekwondo championships

Lovettsville teen Renea Rupp struck gold in her forms division and earned a silver medal in sparring at the 2015 AAU Taekwondo National Championships, contested June 29 through July 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The Ashburn Shooting Stars advanced to the championship game in the 45-team 14U division at the PONY East Zone Nationals.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Close to home, Shooting Stars rise in PONY Nationals

The Ashburn Shooting Stars came within a single run in the championship game at the Loudoun-based PONY Nationals 14U East Zone softball tournament July 22 at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex in Sterling. The Stars went 9-2 in the 14U tournament, hosted by Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services.

Cameron McConagha rides a bike as part of his training. In his first season competing, McConagha has qualified for the Youth Elite National Triathlon Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Local triathlete ready to go for nationals

Broadlands teenager Cameron McConagha looks at summer a little differently than most. Some of those summertime activities others do for fun, he's going out and practicing hard, on a daily basis. Running, biking, swimming - usually all three in the same day.

Central Loudoun swings to District 16 baseball title

Central Loudoun National All-Stars broke through in a big way this summer on the baseball diamond. Central Loudoun National won all five of its games - culminating with a 7-2 victory in the championship game July 9 - to claim the District 16 Little League title at Good Times Park in Leesburg.

Summer Thunder cruises into Purcellville on Saturday

From hot rods to muscle cars to motorcycles, a celebration of motoring returns to Purcellville this weekend for the 13th annual Summer Thunder Cruise.

Loudoun to host American Legion regional baseball tournament

The 2015 American Legion Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament will take place Aug. 5-9 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville. Post 34 Leesburg Rangers are the host squad for the eight-team tournament.

Husky Baseball Golf Classic set for Aug. 24

Tuscarora High School's baseball program is hosting the Husky Baseball Golf Classic on Aug. 24 at River Creek Golf Club in Leesburg. Player registration and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Following their first-ever run to a state final in 2014, the Tuscarora Huskies open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons at Fortune Field in Leesburg.—File Photo

2015 Virginia High School League football schedule

The 2015 Virginia High School League varsity football season kicks off Aug. 28. The regular season runs through Nov. 6, with state championship games scheduled for Dec. 12. With second-year Rock Ridge joining the varsity ranks after playing a junior varsity schedule in 2014 and first-year Riverside jumping right into varsity action, Loudoun will field 15 varsity football teams in 2015.

Ashburn Elite qualify 16 for Junior Olympics

Ashburn Elite Track Club enjoyed a strong showing at the Virginia State Championship and AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier, held June 16-28 in Suffolk. Four Ashburn Elite athletes combined to win six state championships, while 16 athletes overall qualified for the Junior Olympics.
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