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Varsity Football Week 1 Scoreboard

The first Friday night of the 2015 varsity football season proved to be an exciting one with several games being decided down the stretch, including two overtime games. Broad Run, Dominion, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora earned wins to open the season.

Loudoun Valley paced a 12-team field at the Bryan Gunter Invitational on Aug. 14 to win its second tournament title of the season.—Courtesy Photo

Varsity Fall Sports Rewind

The 2015 fall varsity sports season is underway. Dominion and Loudoun Valley high schools won dual matches in varsity golf, while Loudoun Valley netted a five-set volleyball win Thursday night. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps.

Senior QB Daniel Smith and the Tuscarora Huskies kick off the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons.—File Photo

2015 varsity football preview: Turn on those Friday night lights

It's that time of year again. Time to mark Friday evenings as filled on your calendar for the next three months. The 2015 Virginia High School League football season begins Aug. 28 with 14 Loudoun varsity teams in action. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 6, with five more weeks of postseason action to follow.

Varsity football preview: Before playing a game, Raiders in competition

For the most part, Loudoun County coach Steve Williams isn't certain who he's going to start come week 1 of the Raiders' football season. And that's a good thing.

Loudoun County sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 71 on the par 72 Algonkian Golf Course to place first individually at the LCPS Golf Championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Monastero, Raiders lead way at LCPS Golf Championship

Loudoun County High School earned local bragging rights following its team championship at the Loudoun County Public Schools Golf Championship Aug. 12 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. Raider sophomore Ryan Monastero shot 1-under par 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Loudoun County High School rising senior earned Most Valuable Players honors as part of the champion Metro American Volleyball Club 18 Travel team at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Volleyball notebook: A national championship and a pair of college commitments

Taylor Borup has already been a part of three state championship teams with Loudoun County High School. This summer, Borup experienced the thrill of winning a national championship with her club team.

Senior Brandon Weaver repeated as low medalist at the Curly Licklider Invitational to help lead Loudoun Valley to the team championship.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley goes low, cruises to Curly Licklider title

Loudoun Valley High School started the 2015 varsity golf season in grand fashion Aug. 5 at the 26-team Curly Licklider Invitational. The Vikings posted a 27-hole team score of 437 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal to best runner-up Sherando by 20 strokes for the championship.

State Champions: 11 Loudoun schools have combined to win 91 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have won 91 Virginia High School League championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

Following their first-ever run to a state final in 2014, the Tuscarora Huskies open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 against the Briar Woods Falcons at Fortune Field in Leesburg.—File Photo

2015 Virginia High School League football schedule

The 2015 Virginia High School League varsity football season kicks off Aug. 28. The regular season runs through Nov. 6, with state championship games scheduled for Dec. 12. With second-year Rock Ridge joining the varsity ranks after playing a junior varsity schedule in 2014 and first-year Riverside jumping right into varsity action, Loudoun will field 15 varsity football teams in 2015.

Loudoun County receives sportsmanship award

Loudoun County High School is one of 29 schools to be awarded the 2014-2015 Claudia Dodson Virginia High School League Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

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

Bulldogs, Vikings place fourth in final Wells Fargo Cup standings

Stone Bridge and Loudoun Valley high schools placed best among Loudoun schools in the Wells Fargo Cup, each finishing fourth in Group 5A and Group 3A, respectively.

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.

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.

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