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VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' and girls' soccer teams.

Briar Woods players, from left, Matthew Harris, Kyle Vincent and Kyle Duffie rejoice after Duffie scored in overtime to lift the Falcons to their first state boys’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Virginia 5A boys lacrosse final: Briar Woods soars to thrilling win

As you would expect, Briar Woods junior goalie Will Juneau was "mad" after Atlee scored twice in the final two-plus minutes of regulation to force overtime in the Virginia 5A state boys' lacrosse championship game June 11 at Lake Braddock High School. Undaunted, the Falcons once again responded with flying colors when it mattered most.

Senior attacker Kyle Duffie, right, rejoices after scoring in overtime to lift Briar Woods to its first Virginia 5A state boys’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams hoist state championship trophies

Saturday proved to be a day to remember for many local varsity athletes. A total of seven Loudoun teams claimed Virginia High School League state championships. Area teams combined to win four lacrosse titles, two soccer crowns and a softball championship.

Junior midfielder Tori Birks and the Potomac Falls Panthers will play Saturday for the Virginia 5A state girls’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eight Loudoun varsity teams to play for state championships Saturday

Another outstanding spring season for Loudoun County Public Schools varsity teams will culminate Saturday with eight squads vying for state supremacy. Briar Woods (5A boys lacrosse), Dominion (4A boys lacrosse), Loudoun County (4A girls soccer), Park View (4A boys soccer), Potomac Falls (5A girls lacrosse), Tuscarora (5A girls soccer) and Woodgrove (4A girls lacrosse and softball) will each play in state championship games.

The Briar Woods Falcons are headed to the VHSL 5A state championship game.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods eyes first state lacrosse title

The team that wasn’t supposed to make it has made it. The Briar Woods boys’ lacrosse team is one win away from achieving something that some would have considered unlikely just a few days ago. After upsetting 5A South Region champion Patrick Henry-Roanoke 9-7 in the state semifinals, Briar Woods now will face Atlee on Saturday for the Virginia 5A state championship.

Four Loudoun lacrosse teams punch tickets for state finals

Briar Woods boys and Potomac Falls girls advanced to VHSL 5A state championship games, while Dominion boys and Woodgrove girls claimed spots in the VHSL 4A state finals following state semifinal victories Tuesday night.

VHSL Group 5A state track and field meet results

Stone Bridge High School totaled 26 points to place seventh among Group 5A schools in the boys' standings at the VHSL track and field championships. Bethel won the boys' title and Nansemond River claimed the girls' crown with a meet-best 139 points June 3-4 at Todd Stadium in Newport News.

All-Conference 14 softball team

Seniors Grace Wild of Potomac Falls and Meghan McCormack of Broad Run have been selected as Co-Players of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 softball team. Coach of the Year honors go to Broad Run's Ed Steele. Briar Woods, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

All-Conference 14 baseball team

Briar Woods High School senior Caleb Barnes is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 baseball team. Jason Miller of Briar Woods has been selected as Coach of the Year. Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

Briar Woods falls to Potomac 4-1 as breakthrough season ends in regional playoffs

The Briar Woods Falcons gathered one last time as a team in right field. As they hugged and embraced one another, with many shedding a tear, they had one final meeting before adjourning for the summer. They knew some would head off to college, and some would return next season.

Tuscarora boys win 5A North Region track and field title

The Tuscarora Huskies racked up 63 points in boys' events to claim the team title at the 5A North Region track and field championships. Stone Bridge placed third in the boys' standings and sixth on the girls' side at the two-day meet contested May 24-25 in Stafford.

Madelyn Lazorchak, Alexa Silverman and Courtenay Kaplan are filled with emotion following Tuscarora’s 2-0 victory against Briar Woods in the Conference 14 girls’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora nets first conference crown as Kaplan shuts door on Briar Woods

For four years, goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan has walked by a board at school that displayed Tuscarora High School's conference champions - a board that did not include girls’ soccer. The board gave her a subtle, daily reminder of unfinished business for the Huskies. Now, Kaplan and her teammates have found their place on that elusive board.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 2016 Conference 14 baseball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 18-20 postseason games

Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 soccer tournament championship games Friday night. The match-ups are set for Conference 21-B and Conference 22 tournament championship games, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs are 2016 Conference 14 boys’ lacrosse tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Strong finish lifts Stone Bridge past Briar Woods in Conference 14 lacrosse title game

Entering the fourth quarter trailing by a goal, Stone Bridge reeled off four consecutive goals to take the lead for good in a 9-7 victory against crosstown rival Briar Woods May 19 in the Conference 14 boys' lacrosse championship game. The reigning Group 5A state champion Bulldogs remained undefeated this season with the narrow win.

Stone Bridge junior Maya Girdy, middle, crossed the finish line first in both the 100 and 200 dashes.—Times-Mirror/Tim Dillistin

Stone Bridge girls, Tuscarora boys set pace at Conference 14 track and field meet

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and host Tuscarora kicked off the postseason portion of their 2016 schedule May 11-12 at the Conference 14 track and field championships. Stone Bridge claimed the girls' title and Tuscarora won the boys' crown at the five-team meet.

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