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VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Stone Bridge junior defender Noah Madgwick is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A boys' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell and Monika Guerrero claimed Coach of the Year honors after respectively leading Bulldog boys' and girls' teams to state championships.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Broad Run High School swept Player of the Year honors on the Virginia High School League Group 5A soccer teams. Abu Koroma (boys) and Caroline Kerns (girls) garnered top player honors, while Claire Collins of Broad Run is Coach of the Year on the girls' team.

Lauren Twitty scoops a dig during a 2014 varsity game for Briar Woods High School.—File Photo

Twitty garners national recognition for play on volleyball court

Briar Woods High School rising senior Lauren Twitty is one of 48 student-athletes recently named to the 2015 Junior Volleyball Association All-National team. Twitty plays club volleyball for Virginia Elite Legacy.

New-look Falcons returning to state softball tournament

The past two seasons of Briar Woods softball have turned out remarkably similar results. In 2014 and again in 2015, the Falcons have been champions of Conference 14 for both its the regular season and tournament, before taking runner-up honors in the 5A North tourney and earning one of four berths at states.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

Loudoun Valley runner Colin Vitkus, middle, holds off James Monroe’s Brandon Lawrence and Waynesboro’s Carlos Richardson during the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay. The Vikings placed second in the event on their way to winning the VHSL 3A boys’ state championship.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Vikings run to team crown; Donohue, Hunter, Nolan, Spartan relay team race to event titles

Loudoun Valley High School athletes shined when it mattered most this track and field season. Behind stellar performances from several individuals and all three of their relay teams, the Vikings racked up 56 points to best runner-up Heritage (Lynchburg) by nearly 10 points for the VHSL 3A boys' team championship June 6 at Harrisonburg High School.

All-Conference 14 soccer teams

Broad Run High School seniors Abu Koroma and Caroline Kerns have been selected as Player of the Year on the All-Conference 14 boys' and girls' soccer teams.

Molly McCabe, center, of Stone Bridge High School clears a hurdle on her way to winning the 100-meter hurdles title in a time of 15.63 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge girls, Tuscarora boys lead pack at Conference 14 track meet

Stone Bridge won the girls' team title and host Tuscarora claimed the boys' team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, contested May 20-21 in Leesburg.

Briar Woods senior Junior Vasquez, left, vies with Broad Run senior Abu Koroma for control of the ball in a May 15 game between the Ashburn rivals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

As seniors abound, Spartans, Falcons seek playoff runs

There's a lot in common between the boys' soccer teams of Broad Run and Briar Woods high schools. The rival programs ended the regular season with the top two records in Conference 14, and both have accumulated double-digit win totals each of the past three regular seasons.

Briar Woods High School players celebrate their come-from-behind 5-4 victory against Ashburn rival Broad Run on May 15. The Falcons scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to gain the thrilling win.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

In wild affair, Briar Woods bests Broad Run for first time ever

The extra time tacked on to the end of the second half went on, and on, for eight long, action-packed minutes. During that time, the Briar Woods Falcons - chasing their fierce rival, the Broad Run Spartans, on the scoreboard all night long - knocked in the tying and go-ahead goals to pull off a miraculous 5-4 victory May 15 on the Spartans' home field.

Briar Woods softball to host AGSL night

The Briar Woods High School softball program will host its annual Ashburn Girls Softball League Night on May 15 at 6 p.m.

Stone Bridge junior pitcher Lawton Riggs underhands a throw to first base after fielding a bunt against Briar Woods. Riggs allowed one run over six innings to pick up his fourth win of the season.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Stone Bridge closes in on regional bid with 3-1 win over Briar Woods

Six strong innings from Lawton Riggs and a pair of bases loaded walks in the fourth inning proved to be enough for Stone Bridge to move a step closer to a regional tournament bid with a 3-1 home victory against Briar Woods on May 8 in Ashburn.

Former Briar Woods High School standout Alex Carter will take his skill set to Detroit after being drafted by the Lions with the 80th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.—File Photo/Richard Schumaker

From Loudoun to the NFL: Detroit trades up in third round to draft Alex Carter

Briar Woods High School alum Alex Carter was a hot commodity as the third round progressed May 1 in the 2015 National Football League draft.

Girls’ soccer: Broad Run shuts out Briar Woods to stay undefeated

The first 40 minutes between the varsity girls' soccer teams of Briar Woods and Broad Run high schools were fairly even, as the opening half closed with a 0-0 deadlock.

Allison Brennan powers her way past the field in the 1,600-meter run April 17 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational. Brennan and her Briar Woods teammates produced the best team finish on the girls’ side.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Briar Woods runs to girls’ title at Wolverine Classic Track Invitational

Briar Woods High School racked up 80 points to win the girls' team championship at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational, contested April 17 at Woodgrove High School. Fauquier claimed the boys' crown with 88.5 points.



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