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    Sterling’s Boys of Summer to reunite this weekend
    Wed., Apr. 23 | 02:45 PM - The Sterling boys who thrilled residents of Loudoun County and the Washington metropolitan area with their winning exploits during the summer of 1974 are coming home to roost in their laurels.
    Local trio helps Shenandoah claim ODAC baseball title
    Tue., Apr. 22 | 01:40 PM - Shenandoah University's baseball team clinched the Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular-season title April 17 with a 9-0 victory against Bridgewater College. The Hornets' roster includes three Loudoun players.

    Woodgrove sophomore Lindsay Harris takes a swing during an April 4 game against Heritage. Lindsay and her older sister Rachel Harris, a senior catcher, have helped the Wolverines score 10-plus runs in each of their first six games.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore

    Woodgrove is golden on the diamonds
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 03:08 PM - The softball and baseball squads of Woodgrove High School made it through to their respective state tournaments a year ago. In 2014, those two clubs of the diamond have the Wolverines primed for more postseason success.
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    Sophomore Cole Gabriele pitched a no-hitter March 24 in Tuscarora’s 12-0 win versus Park View. The 6-foot-4 lefty struck out 12 batters in his varsity debut.—Courtesy Photo

    Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: March 19-31 games
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 09:48 AM - Loudoun Valley won close games against Loudoun County in baseball and softball March 31. Stone Bridge girls' tennis outlasted Thomas Jefferson 5-4 to remain undefeated.

    Woodgrove senior Matt Jeffery, seated in middle with family and coaches, has committed to play baseball at Potomac State College. Jeffery is on pace to play in more games than any other player in the brief history of the Wolverine program.—Courtesy Photo

    Woodgrove’s Jeffery to take diamond for Potomac State
    Fri., Mar. 28 | 09:24 AM - Woodgrove High School senior Matt Jeffery has committed to continue his baseball career at Potomac State College in West Virginia.

    Stone Bridge ace JB Bukauskas gets ready to release a pitch in the Bulldogs’ season opener March 21 against James Madison. Bukauskas pitched five-plus scoreless innings in front of MLB scouts and a big home crowd.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Bukauskas is Bulldogs’ Ace of Spades
    Tue., Mar. 25 | 01:15 PM - In a rivalry that’s seen a plethora of game-changing players battle on the diamond since 2006, the margin of victory between traditional baseball powerhouses Stone Bridge and James Madison high schools is normally minuscule.
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    2014 Varsity Spring Sports Schedule
    Sun., Mar. 16 | 09:40 AM - The 2014 varsity spring sports athletic schedule kicks off in Loudoun this week, weather permitting. The spring slate includes track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

    The Rockhounds enjoyed a very successful season in the Central Loudoun Little League.—Courtesy Photo

    Rockhounds win baseball championship
    Sun., Dec. 29 | 12:25 PM - The Rockhounds youth baseball team claimed regular season and tournament championships in the Central Loudoun Little League's AA Division.

    James Grenier, pictured here on the far right with the 2013 Leesburg Post 34 Rangers, has accepted the position of Baseball Chairman for the Department of Virginia in the American Legion.—Courtesy Photo

    New state chairman has big plans for Legion baseball
    Wed., Dec. 18 | 03:17 PM - Loudoun County resident James Grenier is "pretty stoked" about his new assignment. Last week, the experienced local youth baseball coach and administrator accepted the position of baseball chairman for the Department of Virginia in the American Legion.

    Heritage High School recently honored seniors, from left, Natalie Perussault, Zach Hopeck, Sydney Busa and Nick Fuhrmann, who will continue their athletic careers in college.—Courtesy Photo

    Heritage holds college signing ceremony for four seniors
    Thu., Nov. 21 | 11:05 AM - Four Heritage High School senior student-athletes recently signed their letters of intent to play collegiate athletics.

    Woodgrove senior Matt Wright is joined by family and coaches as he commits to play baseball next year at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.—Courtesy Photo

    Wolverine senior to play baseball at UVa-Wise
    Thu., Nov. 21 | 08:56 AM - Senior Matt Wright, a four-year member of Woodgrove High School's baseball program, has committed to play baseball at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.
    Kings of the Diamond: Greater Loudoun makes historic run to World Series crown
    Wed., Aug. 28 | 12:30 PM - Greater Loudoun players and coaches were fully aware that not many people outside their circle gave them a chance of competing favorably in the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series.

    Greater Loudoun players celebrate a walk-off victory Aug. 23 in the semifinal round of the Babe Ruth World Series. The Lions proceeded to defeat Westchester (Calif.) 8-3 in the championship game to become the first host team to win a World Series title in the ages 13-15 division.—Times-Mirror Photo/Doug Stroud

    Greater Loudoun Lions photo gallery
    Wed., Aug. 28 | 10:40 AM - The Greater Loudoun Lions capped off a magical run in the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series by defeating Westchester (Calif.) 8-3 in the championship game Aug. 24 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville.

    The Greater Loudoun Lions are champions of the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Carl Lukat

    Greater Loudoun wins Babe Ruth World Series title
    Sat., Aug. 24 | 03:50 PM - Greater Loudoun defeated Westchester (Calif.) 8-3 in Saturday's championship game at Fireman's Field to become the first host team to win a Babe Ruth World Series title in the ages 13-15 division.
    Walk-off win propels Loudoun into World Series title game
    Sat., Aug. 24 | 07:44 AM - Instead of Adam Lockhart's two-out grounder lodging securely into the first baseman's glove and sending the game to extra innings, the ball zipped beyond the glove's reach and down the right field line.
    Greater Loudoun earns top seed despite losing pool play finale
    Wed., Aug. 21 | 12:40 PM - The Greater Loudoun Lions have earned a bye into the semifinals of the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series. Loudoun won three of its four pool play games to secure the No. 1 seed in the National Division.

    Greater Loudoun players rejoice following their 3-1 victory against Tallahassee (Fla.) in both team’s Babe Ruth World Series opener Aug. 17 at Fireman’s Field. The Lions went on to win their next two games and enter the final day of pool play with a 3-0 record.—Times-Mirror Photo/Greg Nash

    Greater Loudoun Lions move ahead of pack at World Series
    Tue., Aug. 20 | 01:30 PM - Tim Owen knew his Greater Loudoun Lions could compete in this week's 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series on the strength of pitching and defense; the question mark would be his batting lineup.
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    Greater Loudoun pitcher Austin Rader, shown here at the plate, struck out 12 in a complete-game victory over Tallahassee (Fla.) on Aug. 17 at Fireman’s Field in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror Photo/Greg Nash

    Loudoun receives great start in World Series opener
    Sun., Aug. 18 | 11:55 AM - The left arm of Austin Rader swung homeward, delivering a sharp fastball to the corner of the plate. The umpire emphatically ruled the pitch a strike and the batter struck out, eliciting a loud cheer from stands full mostly of Loudoun partisans.
    Quick hits: Greater Loudoun Lions
    Fri., Aug. 16 | 12:30 PM - We caught up with the 15 players that make up the Babe Ruth World Series host team, the Greater Loudoun Lions, at a recent practice to learn a few of their favorite things.

    Greater Loudoun assistant coach Mike Lockhart talks to host team players during an Aug. 6 practice. Greater Loudoun is eager to test its skills against some of the top teams in the nation at the Babe Ruth World Series.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny

    Ten teams to vie for Babe Ruth World Series crown
    Thu., Aug. 15 | 12:05 PM - Elite youth baseball teams from across the nation will convene in Loudoun County for the next 10 days as Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth hosts the 2013 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series.

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