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Senior Mason Gryniuk and the Woodgrove Wolverines lead the 4A West Region in the VHSL power ratings.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines sit atop the 4A West Region in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, eight Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week. Joining Woodgrove, Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge on the right side of the playoff bubble are Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe and Tuscarora.

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.

John Champe junior Carl Garmon III rushed for a game-high 201 yards and two touchdowns.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

John Champe stands strong, hands Loudoun Valley its first loss

If John Champe has some growing up to do, it likely aged well late Friday night. Facing a previously unbeaten Loudoun Valley team on the road, the youthful Knights held tight in the fourth quarter to help preserve a 17-14 victory in Purcellville. In the game’s final quarter, the Knights (2-1) limited the Vikings (3-1) to a punt, interception, turnover on downs and a desperation heave to end the game.

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.

Woodgrove senior Mason Gryniuk hauls in a pass from Mike Kovich for a 55-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the Wolverines’ 30-3 victory against John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Fast start: Woodgrove rolls past John Champe (photos added)

Woodgrove still remembered how it felt to lose last year. So after winning Friday night, the Wolverines made sure to make their celebration just as memorable. Not long after the final whistle blew in Woodgrove’s 30-3 victory over host John Champe, the Wolverines’ student section rushed the field to rejoice with the team in a manner usually reserved for championship wins.

2016 John Champe Knights football preview

In just its fourth year as a varsity program, John Champe produced an undefeated regular season in 2015 and advanced to the 4A West Region semifinals before bowing out against eventual state champion Salem. The Knights put themselves on the state map and plan to remain there.

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.

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.

Loudoun Valley senior Drew Hunter paced the field in both the 800-meter and 3,200-meter runs at the Group 4A state meet.—File Photo

Viking boys place second; four Loudoun athletes run, jump to state titles

Loudoun Valley High School standout Drew Hunter ran to a pair of titles, while Weini Kelati of Heritage, Lauryn Helstrom of Park View and Mikajah Hayes of Rock Ridge each topped the podium in one event at the VHSL 4A state track and field championships.

The Dominion Titans have secured a spot in the VHSL state boys’ tennis tournament for the first time.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Dominion swings past John Champe in regional tennis semifinals

The Dominion Titans boys’ tennis team protected their home court in the 4A West Region semifinals and punched their ticket to the VHSL state tournament with a 5-1 victory against John Champe on June 1 in Sterling.

All-Conference 22 soccer teams

John Champe High School junior midfielder Blair Thompson is the Player of the Year on the Conference 22 girls' soccer team. Dave Madlin of John Champe earned Coach of the Year honors. Freedom and John Champe are well represented on the boys' and girls' teams.

Freedom’s Meghan Kammerdeiner, left, and Park View’s Tina Adlam compete in the 100-meter dash.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Track and field: 4A West Region meet photos and results

John Champe High School boys and Rock Ridge girls each posted top five team finishes at the 4A West Region track and field championships May 25 at Freedom High School in South Riding. Liberty Christian Academy won the boys' title and E.C. Glass claimed the girls' crown at the regional meet.

The John Champe Knights are Conference 22 girls’ soccer tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Kevin Connell

John Champe tops Freedom for Conference 22 soccer title

Julie Cumins scored early in the first half and John Champe beat Freedom, 1-0, May 24 in Aldie to win the 4A Conference 22 girls’ soccer tournament championship. In the 15th minute, Cumins calmly buried a left-footed effort on a ball received just outside the 18-yard box to give Champe the game’s lone goal.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 2016 Conference 14 baseball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Don Ventrice

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: May 18-20 postseason games

Broad Run boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 soccer tournament championship games Friday night. The match-ups are set for Conference 21-B and Conference 22 tournament championship games, scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Ashlyn Nolan, right, of Rock Ridge competes side-by-side with Sherando’s Davina Lane in the 100-meter hurdles. Lane won the event with a finish time of 15.34 seconds and Nolan (15.50) finished second.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Rock Ridge, Valley lead Loudoun’s charge at Wolverine Track Classic

Loudoun Valley boys and Rock Ridge girls each placed third in their respective team standings at the 2016 Wolverine Track Classic. The 25-school event was contested April 15 at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

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