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Group 4A All-State field hockey team selections

Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Group 4A All-State field hockey team. Heritage players Sydney Krieger, Josie Rossbach and Calli Henderson each earned first-team selection.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

All-Conference 21-B football team selections

Dominion High School swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 21-B football team. Vashon McCants and Tommy Christ are Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, and Karl Buckwalter is the Coach of the Year. Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Rock Ridge are also represented.

Volleyball: Regional playoffs scoreboard

The Briar Woods Falcons (5A North) and the Loudoun County Raiders (4A West) each won regional volleyball tournament championship matches Saturday night. Briar Woods, Loudoun County and Tuscarora have each qualified for the VHSL state volleyball tournament.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

4A West All-Region field hockey team selections

Heritage High School sophomore midfielder Josie Rossbach is the Offensive Player of the Year on the 2016 4A West All-Region field hockey team. Derek Ryan is the Coach of the Year after guiding Heritage to conference and regional tournament titles. Dominion, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools are also represented.

Ten Loudoun teams qualify for VHSL football playoffs

Loudoun County Public Schools will be well represented in the 2016 Virginia High School League football postseason with 10 local teams qualifying. Woodgrove, Dominion, John Champe, Heritage and Loudoun Valley will compete in the 4A West Region, while Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Briar Woods and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region.

Volleyball: Regional tournament brackets

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the regional volleyball playoffs. Freedom, Heritage and Loudoun County will play in the 4A West Region tournament, Briar Woods, Potomac Falls and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region playoffs, and second-year Riverside will vie for supremacy in the 3A East Region.

Heritage sophomore Sydney Krieger and freshman Emma Grinnell celebrate Krieger’s winning goal in overtime.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Heritage works overtime to win regional field hockey title

The Heritage Pride continued their stellar inaugural season of varsity field hockey Thursday night in Leesburg. Sophomore Sydney Krieger scored in overtime to lift host Heritage to a 2-1 victory against Fauquier in the 4A West Region championship game. The Pride, also Conference 21 champions, will next play in the VHSL Group 4A state semifinals Nov. 11 in Virginia Beach.

Volleyball takes center court Thursday

Seven Loudoun volleyball teams will play in conference tournament championship matches Thursday evening. Loudoun County will host Heritage in the Conference 21-B final, and Tuscarora hosts Potomac Falls in the Conference 14 title match. Freedom, Riverside and Woodgrove will also play for conference crowns Thursday.

VHSL football power ratings: Nov. 1

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to rank first among 4A West Region teams in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if they playoffs started this week.

4A West Region field hockey tournament bracket

The Heritage Pride and the Woodgove Wolverines have qualified for the 4A West Region field hockey tournament. Heritage will host Kettle Run and Woodgrove plays at Fauquier in the semifinals Tuesday night.

Senior QB Vashon McCants celebrates a touchdown during host Dominion’s 44-14 win over Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion clicks on all cylinders to win fifth straight

The Dominion Titans wasted little time in setting the tone in their Oct. 30 home game against the Heritage Pride. Junior Isaiah Webster returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Titans a quick lead in a match-up of Conference 21-B teams that entered the game with matching 6-2 records. The Titans would go on to score three more touchdowns in the game's first 15 minutes to build a 27-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 44-14 victory on Senior Night in Sterling.

The Heritage Pride are Conference 21 field hockey champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Krieger’s late goal lifts Heritage to Conference 21 field hockey crown

Sydney Krieger put the ball on the hook of her stick and kept it there, though she herself was moving ahead at a decent clip. Her urgency was understood by the several hundred fans who watched from the Heritage High School stadium's stands on a damp Leesburg night Oct. 27.

Emma Wolcott, shown here crossing the finish line first at the 2015 Virginia 5A state championship meet, completed the Oatlands Plantation course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds Oct. 26 to help Tuscarora claim the Conference 14 crown.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Six Loudoun teams race to conference meet titles

Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.

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