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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.

Kevin McCandless practices his setting technique prior to a match during his senior season at Rutgers-Newark.—Courtesy Photo

McCandless caps impressive college volleyball career

Kevin McCandless is the average post-graduate college student. He enjoys the finer points of life, enjoying summer vacation while job-hunting for a career as a software developer. To the naked eye, the 6-foot-3 Leesburg native and Heritage High School graduate is just a normal guy in his early 20s. But one look at McCandless’ trophy case will prove otherwise.

Coastal Carolina sophomore Zack Hopeck earned the start for the opening game of the 2016 College World Series finals. Hopeck said of the experience, “You get to play on a stage like this, it’s just second to none. It’s awesome. It’s unbelievable.”—Photo Courtesy/Coastal Carolina athletics

Heritage grad Zack Hopeck helps Coastal Carolina win College World Series

From Heritage High School to the biggest stage of college baseball. Sophomore righty Zack Hopeck started game one of the 2016 College World Series finals for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Three days later, Hopeck and his Coastal Carolina teammates were hoisting the championship trophy.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

Loudoun County High School junior forward Allyson Brown in the Player of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A girls' soccer team. Arturo Jimenez of Park View and Kirk Smith of Loudoun County were selected as Coaches of the Year on the boys' and girls' teams.

VHSCA Group 4A All-State boys’ soccer team

Arturo Jimenez of Park View High School has been selected as Coach of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School Coaches Association Group 4A All-State boys' soccer team. Jimenez guided the Patriots to the Virginia 4A state championship this spring.

All-Dulles Conference lacrosse teams

Loudoun County senior midfielder Kevin Rogers and Woodgrove senior midfielder Nora Bowen have been selected as Players of the Year on the 2016 All-Dulles Conference boys' and girls' lacrosse teams. Dominion, George Mason, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Riverside and Rock Ridge are also represented.

All-Conference 21-B boys’ soccer team

Junior forward Obdulio Funez of Park View High School is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Conference 21-B boys' soccer team. Coach of the Year honors go to Betsy Munson of Heritage. Dominion, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Rock Ridge are also represented.

All-Conference 21-B girls’ soccer team

Loudoun County High School junior forward Allyson Brown is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Conference 21-B girls' soccer team. Kirk Smith of Loudoun County was selected as Coach of the Year. Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Rock Ridge are also represented.

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