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The Potomac Falls Panthers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s Conference 14 field hockey tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Field hockey: Conference 14 tournament bracket

The Conference 14 field hockey tournament begins Monday night with Tuscarora hosting Broad Run in a first-round game. The winner will play top seed Potomac Falls in the semifinal round Tuesday. Stone Bridge and Briar Woods are set to play in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

Seven area golfers to play in VHSL Girls Open Championship

Skylar Sload (Briar Woods), Shreya Ganta (Riverside), Abby Bloom (Stone Bridge), Sydney Lanham (Loudoun County), Hannah Jonely (Broad Run), Ashley Nguyen (Freedom) and Lauren Chang (Tuscarora) have qualified to compete in the Virginia High School League Girls State Golf Open Championship. The two-day tournament is set for Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax.

Broad Run High School cheerleaders perform Oct. 15 during the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational photos

Broad Run High School's cheerleading program hosted the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational on Oct. 15 in Ashburn. All proceeds from the event will go to the Loudoun Breast Health Network to support area residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Potomac Falls QB Hunter Lawall connected with Kaevon Chase on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to erase a 14-point deficit.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Football stats: Potomac Falls 17, Briar Woods 14 (OT)

Senior Alex Nemer connected on an 18-yard field goal in overtime to lift Potomac Falls past Briar Woods on homecoming night Oct. 14 in Sterling. The host Panthers rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Falcons and improve to 6-1 on the season.

Briar Woods alum Cam Serigne is among the nation’s top collegiate tight ends.Photo Courtesy/Wake Forest athletics

Serigne named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

Wake Forest University redshirt junior Cam Serigne has been selected as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his play in a 28-9 win over Syracuse on Oct. 9. The Briar Woods High School alum was also recognized on the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List.

Sophomore defender Nikki Batt has helped Emory University produce five shutouts in 11 games this season.—Photo Courtesy/Emory University athletics

Batt earns college soccer award

Briar Woods High School alum Nikki Batt, a sophomore defender for Emory University women's soccer team, was recently selected as University Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week. Batt assisted on a goal and helped Emory shut out fourth-ranked University of Chicago in a 2-0 win Oct. 1 at home.

The Briar Woods Falcons earned local bragging rights following their first-place performance at the LCPS Cheer Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods claims top spot at LCPS Cheer Championships

The gymnasium inside Park View High School in Sterling was the place to be Wednesday night for competition cheer fans as enthusiastic cheers bounced between supporters in the stands and the stars of the show, the varsity cheerleaders. Each cheer team rumbled, danced, chanted and produced pyramids as part of the 2016 Loudoun County Public Schools Cheer Championships.

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to sit atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, nine Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Freshman Michael Brennan led Tuscarora to the 5A North Region team title with his 1-under par round of 71.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

5A North Region Golf Tournament photos

The Tuscarora Huskies edged Halifax by one stroke for the team title at the 5A North Region Golf Tournament. Playing in the rain Sept. 28 at Brambelton Golf Course, freshman Michael Brennan shot 1-under par 71 to pace the Huskies and earn low medalist honors. Tuscarora finished with a four-player total of 310 at the regional tournament. Halifax shot 311 and Atlee was third with 313.

Josi Williams delivered four service points and scooped seven digs in Loudoun County’s straight-set win versus Dominion.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Rewind: Sept. 22-27 matches

The Loudoun County Raiders improved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play following a 25-8, 25-9, 25-14 home victory against the Dominion Titans on Tuesday night in Leesburg. Hailey Rubino and Hannah Aycock combined for 24 kills as 10 Raiders factored in the stat sheet. Look inside for more about Loudoun County's win, along with submitted stats from Briar Woods and Stone Bridge.

Broad Run seniors Brandon Gonzalez and Meech Hembry celebrate Hembry’s second touchdown as the Spartans defeated the Briar Woods Falcons, 36-21, in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run runs past rival Briar Woods

Broad Run needed a response. After scoring its second touchdown of the second half, Briar Woods trailed by just eight with plenty of time for another if it could get a stop on defense. Fortunately for the host Spartans, there was little doubt that they would get it and possibly even less about who would be responsible for it. Senior Meech Hembry scored on a 20-yard run with 3:05 left to give Broad Run the insurance touchdown it needed in a 36-21 win over crosstown rival Briar Woods on Friday night.
Russell Blackwell

Varsity Football Player of the Week: Russell Blackwell

Woodgrove High School student-athlete Russell Blackwell is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the fourth week of the 2016 season. Blackwell is a senior wide receiver for coach Mike Skinnner and the unbeaten Wolverines.

Briar Woods places first at Conference 14 golf tournament

The Briar Woods Falcons shot a four-player total of 321 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles to edge Tuscarora and Stone Bridge by one stroke for the team crown Sept. 21 at the Conference 14 golf tournament. Tuscarora freshman Michael Brennan shot a 1-under par round of 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Briar Woods sophomore Jewel Clark slammed four kills and produced two blocks Sept. 20 in a four-set victory against Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 15-20 events

Briar Woods kept its unbeaten record intact with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 win versus Stone Bridge in varsity volleyball Tuesday night in Ashburn. The Conference 14 showdown featured the last two Virginia 5A state champions - Stone Bridge in 2015 and Briar Woods in 2014. Look inside for submitted scores, stats and recaps from football, golf and volleyball.


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