Facts and figures: VHSL state football semifinals
Fri., Dec. 6 | 09:00 AM - Briar Woods and Loudoun Valley high schools will face strong challenges Dec. 7 when they take the field for their respective Virginia High School League state semifinal games.
Briar Woods moves football game to John Champe
Thu., Dec. 5 | 10:05 AM - Briar Woods High School's Virginia 5A state semifinal football game Dec. 7 against North Stafford will now be played on the turf field at John Champe High School in Aldie.
Briar Woods outlasts Broad Run in overtime thriller
Senior QB Trace McSorley’s 1-yard touchdown run in double overtime lifted host Briar Woods to a 37-34 victory over Broad Run in the 5A North Region semifinals Nov. 29 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Dec. 3 | 02:12 PM - The Briar Woods Falcons took another step toward their quest for a fourth straight VHSL state championship Nov. 29 by winning their 18th consecutive playoff game.
Football playoffs: Scores and schedule
Sun., Dec. 1 | 12:15 AM - Briar Woods (5A) and Loudoun Valley (3A) high schools are headed for the VHSL state football semifinals after winning region playoff games this weekend. Both teams will host semifinal games Dec. 7.
By the numbers: Varsity football region semifinals
Thu., Nov. 28 | 08:10 AM - Briar Woods will host Broad Run in an All-Loudoun 5A North semifinal, while Loudoun Valley (3A East) and Woodgrove (4A North) will also play region semifinal games this weekend. Look inside for a numerical breakdown of the three playoff games.
McSorley throws five TD passes as Briar Woods rolls past Mountain View
Junior Brandon Polk hauled in one of senior Trace McSorley’s five touchdown passes in Briar Woods’ dominant 49-7 victory over Mountain View in the 5A North quarterfinals Nov. 22.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Chuck Moore
Mon., Nov. 25 | 11:06 AM - Unlike on the other side of town, one Ashburn team turned its 5A North playoff game into a lopsided affair. Briar Woods High School scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions as it cruised to a 49-7 victory over Mountain View on Nov. 22 in Ashburn.
Area runners close season with a kick
Senior Brady Guertin of Stone Bridge approaches the finish line Nov. 15 in the Group 5A boys’ race at the VHSL Cross-Country Championships. Guertin (16:09) placed 10th individually to help the Bulldogs garner runner-up honors as a team.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny
Thu., Nov. 21 | 08:15 PM - While Andrew Hunter's title winning run stole the show, he was not the only Loudoun athlete to shine at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships Nov. 15-16 at Great Meadow in The Plains.
Potomac District football standings
Tue., Nov. 12 | 04:03 PM - Briar Woods High School led the five-team Potomac District with a 4-0 mark in league play.
Tuscarora cheers to runner-up finish at VHSL Championships
The Tuscarora Huskies perform during the first round of the VHSL Competition Cheer Championships Nov. 9 in Richmond. The Huskies - coached by Meg Upp - advanced to the 5A finals where they finished second in the state.—Times-Mirror Photo/James Haskins
Tue., Nov. 12 | 03:18 PM - Tuscarora and Stone Bridge high schools both advanced to the finals of the Virginia High School League Competition Cheer Championships Nov. 9 at the Siegel Center in Richmond.
Briar Woods rolls into playoffs with momentum
Briar Woods RB Anthony Martinez sweeps around the right end with Tuscarora’s Jordan Fisher in pursuit. Martinez opened the game’s scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run in the Falcons’ 36-7 win.—Times-Mirror Photo/Chuck Moore
Tue., Nov. 12 | 11:05 AM - Briar Woods High School coach Charlie Pierce stressed the importance of closing the regular season strong to his team prior to the Falcons' finale Nov. 8 against the formidable Tuscarora Huskies.
Week 11 football scores
Sun., Nov. 10 | 10:18 AM - Briar Woods, Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, Park View, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove won their regular-season finales Friday night. The 2013 varsity football postseason begins next week.
Huskies sweep Falcons in consolation final to earn region bid
Fri., Nov. 8 | 01:42 PM - The Tuscarora High School volleyball team came out firing with a strong service game Nov. 7 and knocked off No. 2 seed Briar Woods in straight sets in the Conference 14 consolation match at Stone Bridge High School.
Conference 14 volleyball tournament scores
Fri., Nov. 8 | 11:50 AM - Stone Bridge High School won the inaugural Conference 14 volleyball tournament championship. The Bulldogs, along with Broad Run and Tuscarora, will advance to the 5A North Region tournament.
Cross-country: Regional meet results
Thu., Nov. 7 | 04:23 PM - Loudoun Valley High School girls, Stone Bridge boys and Tuscarora girls won team championships at their respective region meets Nov. 6. Dominion's Trent Lancaster and Valley's Andrew Hunter both ran to individual titles.
VHSL football power ratings
Wed., Nov. 6 | 02:29 PM - Briar Woods (5A North), Loudoun Valley (3A East), Stone Bridge (5A North) and Tuscarora (5A North) each rank in the top five of their respective regions in the latest version of the Virginia High School League power ratings.
Four Loudoun squads qualify for state cheer meet
The Stone Bridge Bulldogs continued their stellar season by winning the 5A North Region championship Nov. 2.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Wed., Nov. 6 | 12:52 PM - The Stone Bridge Bulldogs are headed to the Virginia High School League Cheer Championships following their winning routine at the 5A North Region meet. Briar Woods, Dominion and Tuscarora also qualified for the state competition with top four finishes at regionals.
Week 10 football scores
Junior running back Noah Reimers and the Tuscarora Huskies improved to 8-1 this season following a 48-0 home victory against the Freedom Eagles on Nov. 1 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Nov. 5 | 07:14 AM - Briar Woods, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove collected victories Friday night in week 10 of the 2013 varsity football season.
All-Conference 14 volleyball team
Mon., Nov. 4 | 06:25 PM - Broad Run High School senior Taylor Austin has been selected as the Player of the Year on the All-Conference 14 volleyball team. Marsha Hermes of Briar Woods was named Coach of the Year.
Dog day afternoon: Bulldogs, Huskies win cross-country titles
Thu., Oct. 31 | 04:49 PM - For the first mile of the Group 5A Conference 14 cross-country meet Oct. 30, Tuscarora High School junior Anna Wasko and Potomac Falls senior Sarah Dillistin were neck and neck.
Falcons top Spartans in straight sets to finish atop Potomac District
Thu., Oct. 31 | 01:04 PM - Briar Woods High School headed into an Oct. 30 volleyball match with host Broad Run having never won a district championship. It was perhaps better that the players didn't know they could clinch the Potomac District with a victory.