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Heritage senior Luke Schaub rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in a thrilling 41-38 win against John Champe.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Thriller in Leesburg: Heritage scores on final play to earn “signature win”

Tick, tick, tick ... the game clock was dwindling. Trailing 38-35 and without a timeout left, Heritage rushed to get a final play off near the John Champe goal line before the clock struck zero. Heritage senior quarterback Alex Carlin got the snap off in time, ran to his right and dove into the end zone.

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.

Woodgrove running back Chima Kpaduwa, left, and receivers Mason Gryniuk and Ben Castellano head toward the sideline following Kpaduwa’s first-half touchdown run. The Wolverines improved to 7-0 following a 56-22 victory against Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Woodgrove rolls past Heritage to remain unbeaten

Senior quarterback Mike Kovich had nowhere to go. With no time remaining, he stood motionless on the field as rushers bore down on him. Lucky for him, though, they were just his young cousins and the hugs that hit him were in celebratory fashion after Woodgrove handled Heritage in a 56-22 win on Friday night in Purcellville.
Ryan Hammer

Hammer’s time: Valley’s Ryan Hammer swings to state title

For a fourth consecutive year, Loudoun Valley High School boasts a state champion golfer. Junior Ryan Hammer continues the streak in 2016, shooting a two-day total of 141 to claim low medalist honors Oct. 10-11 at the Virginia 4A state golf tournament.

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.

Eli Newman shot 72 for the 4A West Region champion Heritage Pride.—File Photo/Bill Clare

4A West Region Golf Tournament results

The Heritage Pride displayed consistency throughout their lineup to claim the team championship at the 4A West Region Golf Tournament, contested Oct. 4 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. The Pride shot a four-player total of 298 to edge E.C. Glass by one stroke. William Byrd, Loudoun Valley and Jefferson Forest placed third through fifth, each finishing within six strokes of Heritage.

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.

Heritage coach Matt Swartz and Pride golfers Garrett Ganley and Nick Rentsch watch the action unfold at the Conference 21-B golf tournament.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Heritage goes low at Conference 21-B golf tournament

The Heritage Pride continued their stellar season Sept. 22 at the Conference 21-B golf tournament. Nick Rentsch, Eli Newman, Garrett Ganley and Hayden Miller each shot rounds in the 70s on the Loudoun Golf and Country Club par 72 course in Purcellville to win the team championship. Loudoun Valley junior Ryan Hammer earned low medalist honors at the conference tourney for a second straight year.

Riverside freshman Chloe Ramirez crossed the finish line first in the Varsity ‘B’ girls race at the Oatlands Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun Valley boys run to Oatlands Invitational title

Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 4

Heritage, John Champe, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools were each victorious Friday night during the fourth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Potomac Falls and Woodgrove each moved to 4-0, while second-year Riverside earned its first-ever victory.

With the offensive line paving the way, Loudoun Valley senior Tyler Hunt rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-17 comeback win over Heritage.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley finds groove to pull away from Heritage (photos added)

For a time, it looked like it was going to be déjà vu all over again. Ultimately, though, the outcome had a different result. Despite a slow start and an early deficit, Loudoun Valley bucked that trend as the game progressed in a 35-17 win over Heritage in Leesburg on Friday night.

2016 Heritage Pride football preview

When Reed Prosser looks back at the 2015 season, he sees a lot of positives. At the same time, he also sees how much his team can still grow. While Heritage enjoyed its first winning season since 2012 and only the second postseason appearance in program history, Prosser believes there’s more to gain this fall after how last year played out.

After helping South Mountain Community College win consecutive NJCAA Division 2 National Championships, Ryan Douglass is taking his golf skills to Arizona State University.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg native prevails through adversity, earns spot on Arizona State golf team

Sometimes, as the saying goes, life knocks you down. Ryan Douglass just keeps getting back up. The 21-year-old Leesburg native has traveled across the United States in search of a golf career, and will take the next step this fall at Arizona State.

Loudoun Valley claimed the team title Aug. 12 at the Bryan Gunter Memorial Tournament for a third consecutive year.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Golf Rewind: Aug. 9-15 events

The 2016 varsity golf season is already in full swing at the midway point of August. Look inside for scores and submitted updates from Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley and Stone Bridge high schools.

The Potomac Falls Panthers travel to Ashburn to face the Broad Run Spartans in both teams’ season opener.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

The wait is nearly over as the opening night of the 2016 varsity football season is less than six weeks away. Regular season play kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 public high schools in action. Week 1 features four games pitting Loudoun teams versus each other. John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.


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