State Finals - Saturday, June 9
Group AA at Radford University
Woodgrove 9, Broadway 0 (story)
Woodgrove 3, Loudoun County 0 (story)
Jamestown 4. Tuscarora 3 (story)
Group AAA at Westfield H.S.
Cosby 1, Broad Run 0 (Cosby wins 3-1 on PKs) (story)
State Semifinals - Friday, June 8
Group AA at Radford University
Woodgrove 3, Abingdon 1 (story)
Tuscarora 4, Blacksburg 1 (story)
Group AAA at Westfield H.S.
Broad Run 1, Deep Run 0 (story)
Cosby 10, Broad Run 2 (story)
State Tennis - Thursday, June 7
Group AAA at Jefferson District Park
-Boys Doubles Quarterfinal
Mills Godwin (Holt, Rotty) def. Freedom (Wong/Cragg) 7-5, 6-2
-Girls Doubles Quarterfinal
Cosby (Denuel, Cochrane) def. Broad Run (Waterman/Sartor) 6-2, 6-0
Group AA at Virginia Tech
-Girls Singles Semifinals
Julie Clark (E.C. Glass) def. Sunnie Lampl (Woodgrove) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Wiktoria Plawska (York) def. Lauren Sledd (Cave Spring) 6-4, 6-1
-Girls Singles Final
Wiktoria Plawska (York) def. Julie Clark (E.C. Glass) 6-3, 6-3
Wednesday, June 6
AAA baseball quarterfinal
-Kellam 3, Freedom 2
Tuesday, June 5
Virginia AAA Quarterfinals
-Broad Run 2, Kellam 1
-Deep Run 3, Stone Bridge 2 (story)
-Broad Run 2, Hickory 1 (story)
-Patrick Henry 4, Stone Bridge 0 (story)
Virginia AA Quarterfinals
-Woodgrove 3, Culpeper 0
Allie Reid - Win, 7 IP, 0 R, 9 Ks
Christy Haney - Double, RBI
Ashley Cole - Double, RBI, SB
-Puquoson 1, Briar Woods 0
BW report: The Briar Woods softball team’s run to a second straight state VHSL AA championship came to an end as Region I champion Poquoson used a one-out RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a dramatic 1-0 win over the visiting Falcons in the state quarterfinals Tuesday.
The game featured two of the top pitchers in the state in Briar Woods senior left-hander Macy Jones and Poquoson senior right-hander Maggie Tyler, and each held the other’s offense in check most of the game before the Islanders finally broke through.
Tyler led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to right, and a sacrifice bunt moved the courtesy runner to second. Sophomore Sydney Turner then laced a 1-2 offering into right center for a double which allowed the winning run to score without a throw home.
Tyler, a Virginia Tech signee, tossed a one-hitter and allowed one walk while striking out seven. Falcon sophomore Casey Forbes drew a two-out walk in the first, and fellow sophomore Caroline Fowler had a one-out single in the third. Tyler retired the final 14 Falcons in order.
Jones was equally impressive in her final game for the Falcons, taking a no-hitter into the fourth. She retired 12 of the first 13 batters she faced (the only blemish in that stretch was a one-walk in the first) before running into trouble in the fourth.
After a lead-off walk, Turner reached safely on a popped up bunt attempt that fell in near the first base bag for Poquoson’s first hit. A sacrifice moved the runners up to second and third, but Jones induced a lineout to first and caught a pop up behind the circle to work out of the jam.
Jones threw a three-hitter and struck out nine, including the side in both the fourth and sixth innings.
The game was the last in a remarkable and highly decorated career for Jones, who will play outfield for Penn State next year. Jones has set over 40 school records and is tied for more than 10 others, and she has earned numerous awards and honors.
In her four seasons with the Falcons, she helped lead the team to a combined 86-18 record, four regional tournament appearances, three state tournament appearances, three Dulles District Tournament titles, two Dulles District regular-season championships, two regional runner-up finishes and last year’s state championship.
The loss also wrapped up another impressive season for Briar Woods, which finished 22-5 overall, surpassing the 20-win mark for the third straight year. The Falcons picked up notable wins over Dulles District and Region II champion Woodgrove, which advanced to the state semifinals with a 3-0 victory against Culpeper in Tuesday’s state quarterfinals; AAA Liberty District and Northern Region champion Stone Bridge, which fell in Tuesday’s state quarterfinals; and AAA Cedar Run and Northwest Region Champion Broad Run, which won its state quarterfinal game Tuesday to advance to Friday’s state semifinals.
The Falcons also knocked off Northwestern District champion Skyline and Evergreen District champion Fauquier in the Region II Tournament.
-Loudoun County 5, Tabb 0
-Woodgrove 3, Grafton 1 (OT)
WHS report: Ashley Bonner scored twice in overtime to lift the host Wolverines to the extra-time victory. Tabitha McHale netted Woodgrove’s goal in regulation. The Wolverines remained unbeaten this season at 22-0-1.
-Tuscarora 4, Tabb 0 (story)
-Jamestown 5, Briar Woods 1
Saturday, June 2
AA Region II finals
Woodgrove 3, Briar Woods 2 (story)
Tuscarora 3, Briar Woods 1
Woodgrove 1, Loudoun County 0 (photos)
AAA Northern Region finals
Stone Bridge 1, Woodson 0 (photos)
Stone Bridge 5, Oakton 4 (story)
AAA Northwest Region final
Broad Run 7, Osbourn Park 3 (10 inn.)
VHSL State Lacrosse
Langley 18, Dominion 5
Chantilly 11, Woodgrove 2
Langley 13, Woodgrove 7
Oakton 20, Loudoun County 2
Thursday, May 31
AA Region II semifinals
-Powhatan 10, Potomac Falls 7 (13 inn.)
-Monticello 9, Loudoun Valley 5
-Woodgrove 7, Louisa 0
-Briar Woods 5, Fauquier 3
BW report: Sophomore Casey Forbes broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out RBI-single in the top of the seventh inning as Briar Woods posted a 5-3 win over host Fauquier in the semifinals of the Region II softball tournament Thursday night in Warrenton.
With the victory, the Falcons (22-3) advance to its third-straight Region II championship game and will face Dulles District rival Woodgrove Friday at 6 p.m. in Purcellville. That game is a rematch of last year’s region final, which Woodgrove won 5-2 in Ashburn.
Both Briar Woods and Woodgrove, a 7-0 winner over Louisa in Thursday’s other region semifinal, have also earned berths in next week’s Virginia High School League Group AA State Tournament by virtue of reaching the region final.
State tournament action begins Tuesday, with the winner of the Briar Woods-Woodgrove contest hosting the loser of the Region I final between Culpeper and Poquoson. The Region II runner-up goes on the road Tuesday to face the winner of the Culpeper-Poquoson game.
In the decisive inning Thursday, senior Macy Jones and freshman Danielle Brendes drew back-to-back two-out walks and both advanced on a wild pitch. Forbes followed with her clutch single to plate Jones with the winning run, and Brendes also scored on an error on the throw home.
Jones then retired Fauquier in order in the bottom of the seventh to close out the hard-fought win.
The game began as a pitchers’ duel as Briar Woods senior Macy Jones and Fauquier senior Sarah Kleinfelter worked through two scoreless innings apiece.
Fauquier broke the tie with a two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the third, but Briar Woods countered with three runs in the top of the fourth.
Jones sparked the Briar Woods outburst with a lead-off homer, and Briar Woods later loaded the bases with two outs on a walk by Forbes, a single by junior Lynn Brantley and an error off the bat of freshman Kayla Brennan. Junior Emilie Ball then came through with a clutch two-run single which ended a 10-pitch battle and gave Briar Woods a 3-1 lead.
The advantage was short-lived, however, as Fauquier rallied to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Fauquier got just one hit in the rally but made use of a hit batter and two Briar Woods errors to pull even.
Both teams stranded a runner in the fifth, and Briar Woods overcame a lead-off error in the sixth with a double play and a strikeout to keep the game tied heading into the seventh.
Jones allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out nine.
-Briar Woods 4, Fluvanna 2
-Tuscarora 3, Western Albemarle 0
-Woodgrove 5, Brentsville 0
-Loudoun County 2, Dominion 1
AAA Northwest Region finals
-Hylton 13, Freedom 2
-Battlefield 5, Broad Run 0
Wednesday, May 30
-Most of AA schedule consisted of finishing suspended games or playing postponed games from Tuesday.
AA Northern Sectional Boys Lacrosse Championship
-Woodgrove 9, Dominion 8 (story)
AA Region II quarterfinals
-Potomac Falls 12, Heritage 4
-Loudoun Valley 4, Kettle Run 0
LV report: The winning pitcher was Danny White who went the distance - allowing 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, while striking out 7. Danny did not allow a hit until the 5th inning as he was in control of all 3 pitches.The leading hitters for the Vikings were Brandon Grayson 3-3 with 1 run scored, Danny White 2-3 with 2 RBI, David Miller 2-4, and Max Hughes 2-3 with 2 runs scored.The win puts LV in the semifinals against Monticello, one win from qualifying for the state tournament.
-Woodgrove 3, Loudoun County 1
-Fauquier 2, Potomac Falls 1
-Briar Woods 11, Skyline 1
BW report: It took two days and two bus rides to Front Royal, but it was well worth the wait and the trips as Briar Woods rolled past host Skyline 11-1 in the Region II quarterfinals Wednesday evening.
With the win, the Falcons advance to the region semifinals for the fourth straight year and will visit Fauquier on Thursday in Warrenton. Fauquier edged Potomac Falls 2-1 in semifinal action Wednesday.
In Thursday’s other region semifinal contest, Woodgrove will host Louisa County. Woodgrove defeated fellow Dulles District rival Loudoun County 3-1 Wednesday, while Louisa County was a 5-3 winner over Liberty (Bealeton) Tuesday.
Briar Woods and Skyline began their region quarterfinal contest as scheduled on Tuesday but got through just an inning and a half of scoreless action before the game was suspended due to lightning and rain.
When the game resumed Wednesday, Skyline got a leadoff single in the bottom of the second but Falcon senior Macy Jones struck out the next three batters to end the inning.
The Falcons opened the scoring in the top of the third when Jones doubled and later scored on a two-out RBI-single by sophomore Jordan Counts. The Falcons then blew the game open with a seven-run fourth inning.
With one out, Briar Woods loaded the bases on an error and two walks, and Skyline chose to intentionally walk Jones which gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Freshman Danielle Brendes followed by reaching on an error which allowed sophomore Carrie Keevey to score, and sophomore Casey Forbes added a single to drive in fellow sophomore Caroline Fowler. An error on Forbes’ hit also allowed Jones to race home to give the Falcons a 5-0 advantage.
With two outs, junior Lynn Brantley singled to plate Brendes, and freshman Kayla Brennan followed with an RBI-single that was misplayed for a two-base error and allowed both Forbes and Brantley to race home for an 8-0 Falcon lead.
Briar Woods tacked on three more runs in the top of the seventh. Keevey and Fowler hit back-to-back singles to start the inning and Jones walked to load the bases. Brendes drew a walk to knock in Keevey, and Forbes singled to plate Fowler. Brantley added an RBI-ground out to make it an 11-0 contest.
Skyline got its lone run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh.
Jones scattered four singles and struck out 15 in the victory. She struck out eight in a row at one point, including the sides in both the fourth and fifth innings.
-Briar Woods 3, Park View 2
-Woodgrove 4, Briar Woods 3
AAA Northwest Region semifinals
-Freedom 3, Forest Park 0
-Broad Run 5, North Stafford 2
-Colonial Forge 3, Freedom 1
-Broad Run 1, Forest Park 0
AAA Northern Region semifinals
-Stone Bridge 4, Yorktown 2
SB report: Congratulations to the Stone Bridge Girls Varsity Soccer team for advancing to the Northern Regional Finals and earning a berth into the AAA state tournament next week. Ashley Herndon scored the first goal three minutes into the game. Yorktown came out in the second half and tied the game off a free kick. Herndon then scored off a corner kick to put the Bulldogs ahead. Yorktown then scored off a corner as well. Murielle Tiernan put the final two goals in the net to ensure a Bulldog win. Assists came from Herndon, Carson Cyphers, Gracie DeGooyer, and Melanie Smith.
Goalkeeper Natalie Grundler had 6 saves in the game. Stone Bridge (15-2-2) will host W.T. Woodson on Friday night at 7.
-Stone Bridge 8, West Potomac 0
SB report: The Stone Bridge offense started early into the Northern Region Semi-Final game against West Potomac HS. The Bulldogs posted 5 runs on four hits including Olivia Tatara’s fifth home run on the year. Her homer knocked in Sydney Broderick and Jade Fleming who got on base with a double earlier in the inning. The Bulldogs threatened with runners on in the second and third, but couldn’t muster any more runs until the fifth when Broderick was hit by a pitch and then advanced on a Fleming base hit. Emily Kenny knocked Broderick in on a double. After Broderick was hit again in the sixth, she scored on Jade Fleming’s double off the centerfield wall.
Kelly McDaniel was solid in the circle while not giving up any runs, she struck out 5 and didn’t allow a runner past second base.The Bulldogs move on in the Regional Tournament to face Oakton in the championship game, Friday, 4 p.m. at Madison High School.
Tuesday, May 29
AA Northern Sectional Championship
Woodgrove at Dominion (suspended late first half tied 2-2, resumes May 30 at 6 p.m.)
VHSL AAA State Tennis Tournament
Freedom 5, Frank W. Cox 0 (story)
AA Region II quarterfinals
Heritage at Potomac Falls (susp. with PF leading 3-1, resumes May 30)
Loudoun Valley at Kettle Run (susp. with LV leading 3-0, resumes May 30)
Potomac Falls at Fauquier (susp. with game scoreless in sixth, resumes May 30)
Briar Woods at Skyline (susp. with game scoreless in second, resumes May 30)
Loudoun County at Woodgrove (ppd. until May 30 at 6 p.m.)
Western Albemarle 2, Loudoun County 0
Park View at Briar Woods (ppd. until May 30 at 6 p.m.)
Tuscarora 3, Sherando 0
Angel Ceron Garcia - 1 goal, 1 assist
Sergio Resendiz - 1 goal, 1 assist
Francisco Salvador - 1 goal
Adam Kight - 5 saves
Loudoun County 2, Millbrook 1
Dominion 2, Western Albemarle 1 (2 OT)
Briar Woods at Woodgrove (ppd. until May 30 at 6 p.m.)
Monday, May 28
AA Region II baseball first round
-Heritage 8, Liberty 6
HHS report: Heritage pitcher Zack Hopeck kept the Pride in the game despite some early defensive hiccups. Heritage trailed 2-1 after the first, and 5-1 after 3 innings. Junior Camden Abbey jump started the Pride offense in the 3rd with a solo blast to right center. Liberty bounced back with a run in the bottom of the 4th to take a 6-2 lead.
Sophomore Tyler Richards hit a pinch hit double to open up the 6th inning. Junior Matt Chapman then drove in a run with a single up the middle, before things got interesting after consecutive Liberty strikeouts, as Camden Abbey was intentionally walked. Senior Dan Robinson laced a double to left field to score Chapman.
The ball bounced Heritage’s way in the 7th as Sophomore Nick Fuhrmann was walked, and Sophomore Austin Wood reached on an infield hit while attempting to sac bunt. Matt Chapman found a hole for an infield single to load the bases. Hopeck helped his cause and drove a ball to deep center to tie the game. Abbey was intentionally walked again, and Robinson made Liberty pay, driving in 2 with line drive single past the 3rd baseman.
Nick Fuhrmann came in for the save, striking out 2 in the 7th, securing the win for Heritage.
Zack Hopeck - WP (8-2), 6IP, 6R, 3ER, 8H, 3BB, HP, 6K
Nick Fuhrmann - S (1), 1IP, 0R, BB, 2K
Lorenzo Calderon - 1-5, RBI
Zack Hopeck - 0-3, Sac Fly, BB, RBI, R
Camden Abbey - 2-3, 2b, HR, 2 Int. BB, R, RBI
Dan Robinson - 4-4, 2B, 3RBI, BB
Brandall Peters - 1-5, RBI
Nick Fuhrmann - 1-3, 2R, BB
Austin Wood - 1-2, BB, 2R
Tyler Richards - 1-1, 2b
Matt Chapman - 2-3, BB, 2R, RBI
AAA Northern Region softball quarterfinal
-Stone Bridge 15, Lake Braddock 5
SB report: After a tumultuous 3 error first inning, the Bulldogs erased the Bruins’ 2 run lead with 3 runs in the bottom of the first following Niki Prince’s leadoff double. Although the offense was quite during the 2nd, the Bulldogs tacked on three more runs in the 3rd following Niki Prince’s leadoff single. After stealing second, Kelly McDaniel advanced the runner to third on a single to right. Sydney Broderick knocked in two runs on a 0-2 double.
The Bulldogs were scoreless in the fourth. Jade Fleming led off the 5th with a single to left and started a rally that included a single by Emily Kenny, another single by Prince, and a homerun by Sydney Broderick to take her RBI tally to 5. The bottom of the 5th inning also included a another single by Fleming and a double by Tatara. Prince added another double in the sixth along with a run scoring single by Lindsey Bittle followed by a double by Broderick to give her 6 RBI on the night.
Kelly McDaniel was solid in the circle giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits through 7. The Bulldogs face West Potomac at Madison Wednesday at 6:30.
AA Region II softball first round
-Potomac Falls 2, Powhatan 0
PF report: The Panthers traveled to Powhatan High School for game one of the Region II softball playoffs. This was the first time in school history that the Panthers’ softball program had made it to a regional game which made the victory even sweeter.
It was a unified team effort by all the players with strong pitching, timely hitting and solid defense. Senior Caitie McClay faced 27 batters, allowing just four hits, with four strike outs and no walks. Supporting McClay was a stellar defense, with strong plays in both the infield and outfield.
The Panthers put 2 runs on the board in the first inning and never gave up the lead. Contributing with hits were Senior Carlyn Hanzel (2 for 3, run), Senior Lauren Fulcher (1 for 3, Run, Rbi), Freshman Logan Mehalic (1 for 3, Tpl, Rbi) and Freshman Lauren Pollock (1 for 3, Dbl). The Panthers advance to the next round where they will face the Falcons of Fauquier.
AAA Northwest Region Quarterfinals
Freedom 11, Stafford 3 (story)
Broad Run 1, Colonial Forge 0 - 8 inn. (story)
Freedom 4, Franklin County 2 (story)
Friday, May 25
AA Northern Sectional boys lacrosse semifinal
-Dominion 14, Kettle Run 9
DHS report: After numerous weather delays the Dominion Titans finally got a chance to show their depth and determination as they traveled to Vint Hill to take on previously unbeaten Kettle Run High School in a key matchup with both a berth in the Sectional final and entry into the State Tournament on the line. With several key players out from a tough battle with Briar Woods in the Dulles District Championship Game, the Titans needed to rely on their depth to fill in the gaps and display their gritty determination. And grit is what this team is made of.
It was a career night for Titan Junior Face Off Middie Matty Reynolds as the standout hockey player was able to apply those skills on the lacrosse field. Reynolds with the aid of Senior Long Poles, Troy Farmer (Stevenson) and Derek Bullock (Lynchburg) owned the face-offs capturing 19 of 25 for the evening. Senior Middies Evan Wright and Eric Carlson (2 goals each) continue to show their leadership down the playoff stretch and helped control the mid field. Standout Junior Attack Brett Bushman (Top 5 in the Metro area in Total Points) added 3 goals and Sophomore Attack Ben Tarrant had a career night with 4 goals and a assist.
After a seesaw first half with Dominion holding a narrow lead, Kettle Run was finally able to take the it’s first lead at 7-6 midway through the third period. But it was short lived as Matty Reynolds won the ensuing face-off, dished off to Junior Attack Brett Bushman and he took no time at all to rifle one past the Kettle Run goalie. It took all of 5 seconds. A few minutes later with the score tied at 8, Senior Evan Wright and Long Pole Troy Farmer provided Dominion with Sports Center quality goals and Brett Bushman added one more from the left side and the Titans dominated play from there on out.
Goalie Christian Renick was solid in goal, hauling in 10 saves, as he continues 2 months of solid play in the net and the Titans dominated in Ground Balls with a 44 to 20 advantage controlling the ball.
Dominion hosts Woodgrove May 29 at 7 p.m. for the AA Sectional Title as both Dominion and Woodgrove have earned spots in the State Tournament due to start June 1-2. Only 8 teams qualify for the VHSL State Tournament.
Ben Tarrant - 4 Goals, 1 Assist
Brett Bushman - 3 Goals
Evan Wright - 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Eric Carlson - 2 Goals
Cody Farmer - 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Troy Farmer - 1 Goal
Derek Bullock - 1 Assist
Matty Reynolds - 1 Assist
Andrew Ashley - 1 Assist
Brendan Jakab - 1 Assist
AA Northern Sectional girls lacrosse final
-Woodgrove 15, Loudoun County 9 (photos)
AA Dulles District baseball final
-Loudoun Valley 4, Potomac Falls 2 (story)
AAA Nothern Region baseball first round
-Stone Bridge 4, Oakton 3 (story)
AA Dulles District softball final
-Woodgrove 1, Briar Woods 0 (story)
AAA Northern Region softball first round
-Stone Bridge 4, Westfield 0 (story)
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