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VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Sydney Knego of Potomac Falls is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State girls' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell of Stone Bridge and Jim Birks of Potomac Falls were selected as Coaches of the Year on the boys' and girls' teams.

VHSL Group 4A All-State lacrosse teams

Dominion senior Chris Low and Woodgrove senior Nora Bowen are Players of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' and girls' lacrosse teams after helping their teams win state championships in 2016.

Briar Woods players, from left, Matthew Harris, Kyle Vincent and Kyle Duffie rejoice after Duffie scored in overtime to lift the Falcons to their first state boys’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Virginia 5A boys lacrosse final: Briar Woods soars to thrilling win

As you would expect, Briar Woods junior goalie Will Juneau was "mad" after Atlee scored twice in the final two-plus minutes of regulation to force overtime in the Virginia 5A state boys' lacrosse championship game June 11 at Lake Braddock High School. Undaunted, the Falcons once again responded with flying colors when it mattered most.

Potomac Falls players jump for joy following a 19-7 victory against George Marshall.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Virginia 5A girls lacrosse final: Potomac Falls pounces on first state crown

With tears in the eyes of players and fans, the Potomac Falls Panthers gathered for one last team photo. After coming so close last year, falling in the very same state championship game at the very same field, the tears were different this time around.

We are the champions! The Dominion Titans put the finishing touches on an unbeaten season with a resounding 17-4 win over Western Albemarle.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Virginia 4A boys lacrosse final: Dominion caps perfect season in style

The unbeaten Dominion Titans cruised to their first state boys' lacrosse championship June 11 with a 17-4 win over Western Albemarle in the Virginia 4A championship game. The Titans pulled away from the Warriors in the second half, scoring 14 of the game’s last 15 goals.

The Woodgrove Wolverines celebrate after prevailing in their third consecutive state girls’ lacrosse championship game.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Virginia 4A girls lacrosse final: Special class lifts Woodgrove to another title

The Woodgrove Wolverines are three-time defending girls' lacrosse champions after an 18-6 victory over George Mason in the Virginia 4A state title game June 11 in Lynchburg. A run of 10 unanswered goals in a 22-minute span opened the second half for Woodgrove (18-3), turning a back-and-forth 7-5 score into a veritable blowout.

Senior attacker Kyle Duffie, right, rejoices after scoring in overtime to lift Briar Woods to its first Virginia 5A state boys’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams hoist state championship trophies

Saturday proved to be a day to remember for many local varsity athletes. A total of seven Loudoun teams claimed Virginia High School League state championships. Area teams combined to win four lacrosse titles, two soccer crowns and a softball championship.

Junior midfielder Tori Birks and the Potomac Falls Panthers will play Saturday for the Virginia 5A state girls’ lacrosse championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eight Loudoun varsity teams to play for state championships Saturday

Another outstanding spring season for Loudoun County Public Schools varsity teams will culminate Saturday with eight squads vying for state supremacy. Briar Woods (5A boys lacrosse), Dominion (4A boys lacrosse), Loudoun County (4A girls soccer), Park View (4A boys soccer), Potomac Falls (5A girls lacrosse), Tuscarora (5A girls soccer) and Woodgrove (4A girls lacrosse and softball) will each play in state championship games.

A look ahead: VHSL state playoffs schedule

Loudoun County (Group 4A girls soccer), Park View (4A boys soccer), Tuscarora (5A girls soccer) and Woodgrove (4A softball) will play Friday in the Virginia High School League state semifinals. Briar Woods (5A boys lacrosse), Dominion (4A boys lacrosse), Potomac Falls (5A girls lacrosse) and Woodgrove (4A girls lacrosse) have already advanced to the state finals, set for Saturday.

The Briar Woods Falcons are headed to the VHSL 5A state championship game.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods eyes first state lacrosse title

The team that wasn’t supposed to make it has made it. The Briar Woods boys’ lacrosse team is one win away from achieving something that some would have considered unlikely just a few days ago. After upsetting 5A South Region champion Patrick Henry-Roanoke 9-7 in the state semifinals, Briar Woods now will face Atlee on Saturday for the Virginia 5A state championship.

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