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Briar Woods midfielder/forward Hannah Hooper netted the lone goal in the Falcons’ 1-0 victory versus host Rock Ridge on Aug. 22 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Varsity field hockey hits ground running

On Aug. 22, the sports pantheon of Loudoun County grew by one. For this new sport's players and coaches, the first games of public high school varsity field hockey were a long time coming. Freshly painted boundary lines graced the field of Ashburn's Rock Ridge High School, the site of two Opening Night showdowns. New goalie nets, seven feet tall and 12 feet wide, sat at both ends.

Registration open for Capitals Learn to Play program

Registration for the Capitals Learn to Play program is underway. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages four to eight in an effort to reduce cost barriers associated with an introductory program.

Loudoun’s Varsity Golf Rewind: Aug. 17-18 events

Dominion High School's Kelvin Shen (145) and Thomas Cook (150), and Loudoun County's Ryan Monastero (148) each produced top five individual finishers in a field of more than 100 golfers Aug. 17-18 at the Atomic Invitational. Broad Run, Riverside and Stone Bridge each won dual matches Thursday.

Tuscarora High School football coach Mike Burnett, the 2015 Don Shula High School Coach of the Year, talks about building character during the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic.—Photo Courtesy/Washington Redskins

Tuscarora’s Burnett serves as keynote speaker at Washington Redskins Coaches Clinic

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic Thursday at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn. Tuscarora head coach Mike Burnett and Washington team physician Dr. Brandon Bryant headlined the keynote speaker portion of the clinic.

After helping South Mountain Community College win consecutive NJCAA Division 2 National Championships, Ryan Douglass is taking his golf skills to Arizona State University.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg native prevails through adversity, earns spot on Arizona State golf team

Sometimes, as the saying goes, life knocks you down. Ryan Douglass just keeps getting back up. The 21-year-old Leesburg native has traveled across the United States in search of a golf career, and will take the next step this fall at Arizona State.

Drew Perry

Football: Camp talk with Valley’s Drew Perry

Drew Perry has been elected as a team captain for his senior season at Loudoun Valley High School. The 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker/fullback is entering his third season of playing varsity football.

Loudoun Valley claimed the team title Aug. 12 at the Bryan Gunter Memorial Tournament for a third consecutive year.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Golf Rewind: Aug. 9-15 events

The 2016 varsity golf season is already in full swing at the midway point of August. Look inside for scores and submitted updates from Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley and Stone Bridge high schools.

Endorphin Fitness Fairfax-Loudoun Youth Triathlon Team members, from left, Chloe Ramirez, Bridgette Kim, Mackenzie McConagha, Hannah Ye, Zoe Van Winckel and Emme Cate Heilbrun pose for a photo after their race.—Courtesy Photo

Area triathletes excel at youth national championships

Nine members of the Endorphin Fitness Fairfax-Loudoun Youth Triathlon Team competed in the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships, July 30-31 in West Chester, Ohio.

Players participate in the final session of Farmwell Station Basketball League’s instructional program Aug. 13.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Farmwell Station Basketball League holds summer instructional program

The Farmwell Station Basketball League conducted the final installment of its six-week summer youth basketball instructional program Aug. 13 at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn. The free program for kids in third through eighth grades was conducted on Saturday mornings.

Bruce McBarnette

McBarnette rises above field at USA Masters Games

Bruce McBarnette topped the field in the high jump and placed second in the triple jump at the USA Masters Games, contested July 21-31 in Greensboro, N.C. The Sterling resident cleared 5 feet, 7 inches to claim gold in the high jump.

Ed Donofrio

Olympic anniversary for Donofrio

Ashburn resident Ed Donofrio was a member of the United States' fencing team in the 1976 Olympics. Donofrio competed 40 years ago at the Montreal Summer Olympics. Donorfio is in the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame after earning All-American honors as a competitor and later coaching the Navy team.

Ben Ogedegbe

Leesburg native trains with Nigerian soccer team

Last month, Ben Ogedegbe stood up from the bench, paced the sideline and prepared to enter a game in Atlanta. His father, Nathaniel, watched on and attempted to record the moment on his phone. He was unable to, as the sight of Ben hitting the pitch was too emotional for him. Of course, this wasn’t just a normal soccer game.

Leesburg Post 34 Rangers won the American Legion Mid-Atlantic regional baseball tournament title as the host team. The Rangers advance to the American Legion World Series.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

World Series bound: Leesburg Rangers win regional title

For the Leesburg Rangers senior baseball team of American Legion Post 34, it took a long, difficult journey to reach the Mid-Atlantic championship - though they never really left home. Home is Fireman's Field in Purcellville, and it proved very kind to the Rangers as they hosted - and won - the eight-team double-elimination regional tournament.

Golf: Loudoun Valley tops Dominion in dual match

Loudoun Valley and Dominion high schools competed in a dual match Aug. 8 at Loudoun Golf and Country Club in Purcellville. Loudoun Valley produced a four-player total of 307 on the par 72 course to top Dominion by 20 strokes.

Leesburg Rangers rally to claim Mid-Atlantic regional championship

The Leesburg Post 34 Rangers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to turn a one-run deficit into a 4-3 victory over Flemington (N.J.) in the championship game of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic regional baseball tournament Aug. 7 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville.

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