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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: Fresh faces look to keep Vikings in playoff mix

Loudoun Valley is "all in" heading into the 2015 season. That's the Vikings' motto as they make the move to the Group 4A classification after winning five postseason games combined in their last two seasons at the Group 3A level.

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 Valley ace pitcher Jack DeGroat is headed to Liberty University following a senior season that saw him earn VHSL Group 3A Player of the Year honors. He will be joined this fall or next by three Viking teammates.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Vikings sail for Liberty: Valley baseball lays Route 29 pipeline

There was no premeditated plan. Each ballplayer had his own decision to make about his own future, taking athletic, academic and social concerns into account. But when those decisions did come down for four Loudoun Valley High School baseball players, it turned out they were all attracted to the Flames.

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.

VHSL Group 3A All-State softball team

A pair of Loduoun Valley High School players were selected on the 2015 Virginia High School League Group 3A softball team. Sydney Hays earned first-team honors and Erika Elias was voted onto the second team.

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.

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.

US Lacrosse awards area players, coaches

Dominion High School class of 2015 graduate Luke Esposito was recently recognized as a US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient for service to his team, school and community.

From state champions to the college ranks

Six members of the 2015 state-champion Loudoun Valley High School boys' lacrosse team have made commitments to play lacrosse in college.

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 3A All-State baseball team

Loudoun Valley High School senior pitcher Jack DeGroat has been selected as the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 3A baseball team.

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