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Todd Hill enjoyed many memorable moments with his players during his time as Loudoun County High School football coach.—File Photo

Health concerns force Hill to step down as Raider football coach

Todd Hill is stepping down as head football coach at Loudoun County High School after nine seasons due to continuing health concerns. Hill has been away from the program since early spring after undergoing surgery to repair spinal disc issues. With his recovery not going as well as hoped, Hill was advised by his doctors that he would not be able to continue coaching.

VHSL Group 4A All-State lacrosse teams

Woodgrove senior goalie Ashley Morris and Loudoun Valley senior midfielder John Skinner are Players of the Year on the Virignia High School League Group 4A boys' and girls' lacrosse teams. Both players helped lead their schools to state championships this spring.

VHSL Group 4A All-State girls’ soccer team

Loudoun County High School swept top honors on the VHSL Group 4A girls' soccer team with senior Emily Littell (Player of the Year) and Kirk Smith (Coach of the Year).

The Loudoun County Raiders are all smiles after defeating Heritage 3-1 in the VHSL 4A state girls’ soccer championship game June 13 in Lynchburg. The Raiders put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and their first state title.—Times-Mirror/Mike Hylton

4A girls’ soccer: Focused Raiders take next step

Several seniors on this year's Loudoun County High School girls' soccer team were freshmen on the Raiders' 2012 squad that advanced to the Virginia High School League state championship game. After being denied of its bid to win the program's first state title in a loss to Woodgrove, County returned to the grand stage in 2015 with an undefeated record in tow.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

Loudoun Valley runner Colin Vitkus, middle, holds off James Monroe’s Brandon Lawrence and Waynesboro’s Carlos Richardson during the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay. The Vikings placed second in the event on their way to winning the VHSL 3A boys’ state championship.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Vikings run to team crown; Donohue, Hunter, Nolan, Spartan relay team race to event titles

Loudoun Valley High School athletes shined when it mattered most this track and field season. Behind stellar performances from several individuals and all three of their relay teams, the Vikings racked up 56 points to best runner-up Heritage (Lynchburg) by nearly 10 points for the VHSL 3A boys' team championship June 6 at Harrisonburg High School.

Senior Gabrielle Gillis scored a little more than seven minutes into overtime to lift Loudoun County to a 1-0 victory against Leesburg rival Heritage in the 4A North Region girls’ soccer final.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Steady pressure pays off in overtime for Raiders

It took Loudoun County High School's high-octane attack more than 87 minutes to break through against Heritage High School senior goalkeeper Zoe Foxhall in the 4A North Region girls' soccer championship game June 5 in Leesburg. For the Raiders and their supporters, it was well worth the wait.

Borup to play basketball at Christopher Newport

Loudoun County High School senior Quad Borup will continue his basketball career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.

All-Dulles Group lacrosse teams

Jack Loving and Ashley Morris of Woodgrove High School are the Players of the Year on the 2015 All-Dulles Group boys' and girls' lacrosse teams. Loudoun Valley's Logan Cutshall is the Coach of the Year on the boys' team.

Loudoun County Raiders to induct 12 into Hall of Fame

Loudoun County High School's 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame class will include two former Raider coaches/administrators and 10 former athletes. Loudoun County, founded in 1954, formed its Hall of Fame in 2014. The Raiders inducted 14 members in their inaugural class.

All-Conference 21 baseball team

Rusty Smith shares Coach of the Year honors on the 2015 All-Conference 21 baseball team after guiding Woodgrove High School to a conference championship in his first season at the helm.

All-Conference 21 softball team

Woodgrove High School senior catcher Hallie Daughtry has been voted Player of the Year on the 2015 All-Conference 21 softball team.

All-Conference 21 soccer teams

Loudoun County High School senior Emily Littell is the Player of the Year and Kirk Smith of the Raiders is the Coach of the Year on the 2015 All-Conference 21 girls' soccer team.

Twin sisters Emily, left, and Allison Littell are aiming to help Loudoun County High School’s girls’ soccer team make a deep postseason run before heading to George Mason University, where they will continue playing soccer together.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Littell twins to stick together at next level

As might be expected of sisters born two minutes apart, Emily and Allison Littell of Loudoun County High School have spent pretty much their whole childhoods together, in school as well as on the soccer field.

Loudoun County players rejoice after one of their six goals during a Conference 21 semifinal game against Dominion. A 6-0 victory kept the Raiders unbeaten this season and propelled them in the conference championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Raiders score early, often to cruise past Titans

The Loudoun County Raiders girls' soccer team jumped ahead 3-0 after 15 minutes, put in another one before halftime and - for good measure - added a pair early in the second half to complete a decisive 6-0 victory over the Dominion Titans in the semifinal round of the Conference 21 tournament May 22 in Leesburg.

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