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VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 25

Woodgrove High School ranks first among 4A West Region teams in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls sits second in the 5A North Region ratings.

Competition cheer: Conference 21-B meet results

The Rock Ridge Phoenix placed first among six teams at the Conference 21-B competition cheer meet. Loudoun County earned runner-up honors, followed by Park View, Heritage, Dominion and Loudoun Valley. All six schools are represented on the all-conference team.

Field hockey: Conference 21 tournament bracket

The postseason for field hockey - a first-year varsity sport for Loudoun County Public Schools - begins Oct. 24 with first-round action in the Conference 21 tournament. No. 1 seed Heritage and No. 2 seed Woodgrove earned first-round byes in the six-team tournament.

VHSL football power ratings: Oct. 19

The Woodgrove Wolverines remain atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Dominion sits fourth in 4A West, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are third and fourth in the 5A North Region. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Two of a kind: Twins Natalie and Peter Morris set Valley’s pace

Over the past few years, the rise of Loudoun Valley High School cross-country has been meteoric. From being just another team of green-clad runners on the course, the Vikings have emerged as a distance-running powerhouse, scoring individual and team victories while producing distance-runners good enough for the college ranks or even the professional ones.
Ryan Hammer

Hammer’s time: Valley’s Ryan Hammer swings to state title

For a fourth consecutive year, Loudoun Valley High School boasts a state champion golfer. Junior Ryan Hammer continues the streak in 2016, shooting a two-day total of 141 to claim low medalist honors Oct. 10-11 at the Virginia 4A state golf tournament.

The Briar Woods Falcons earned local bragging rights following their first-place performance at the LCPS Cheer Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods claims top spot at LCPS Cheer Championships

The gymnasium inside Park View High School in Sterling was the place to be Wednesday night for competition cheer fans as enthusiastic cheers bounced between supporters in the stands and the stars of the show, the varsity cheerleaders. Each cheer team rumbled, danced, chanted and produced pyramids as part of the 2016 Loudoun County Public Schools Cheer Championships.

Eli Newman shot 72 for the 4A West Region champion Heritage Pride.—File Photo/Bill Clare

4A West Region Golf Tournament results

The Heritage Pride displayed consistency throughout their lineup to claim the team championship at the 4A West Region Golf Tournament, contested Oct. 4 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. The Pride shot a four-player total of 298 to edge E.C. Glass by one stroke. William Byrd, Loudoun Valley and Jefferson Forest placed third through fifth, each finishing within six strokes of Heritage.

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to sit atop the 4A West Region in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, nine Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

Dominion High School’s volleyball team will host the third annual Military and First Responders Appreciation Night on Oct. 4 in the school gymnasium.—Courtesy Photo

Sports Briefs: Norbo moves up coaching ranks

Loudoun Valley High School alum Nate Norbo has been hired as an assistant coach for the Dartmouth College men's lacrosse program. Look inside for more on Norbo, along with Dominion volleyball to host Military and First Responders Night; Zachary Buck commits to Holy Cross baseball; and Pro wrestling coming to Leesburg.

Heritage coach Matt Swartz and Pride golfers Garrett Ganley and Nick Rentsch watch the action unfold at the Conference 21-B golf tournament.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Heritage goes low at Conference 21-B golf tournament

The Heritage Pride continued their stellar season Sept. 22 at the Conference 21-B golf tournament. Nick Rentsch, Eli Newman, Garrett Ganley and Hayden Miller each shot rounds in the 70s on the Loudoun Golf and Country Club par 72 course in Purcellville to win the team championship. Loudoun Valley junior Ryan Hammer earned low medalist honors at the conference tourney for a second straight year.

Loudoun Valley to induct nine into Hall of Fame

Loudoun Valley High School's 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame class includes a retired coach and eight student-athletes. Claudia Hoeltzel Bolen-Sullivan, Jeff Jackson, Dawn Robinette, Kenny Mallory Sr., TJ Dorsey, Kristen Bailey Heggenstaller, Stephen James Sheehan, Jessica Everhart Lloyd and Doug Livesay will be inducted Oct. 7 during halftime of Valley's home football game versus Handley.

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.

Skyline Golf Invitational results

Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove and Loudoun County occupied spots two through four in the standings at the 15-team Skyline Golf Invitational. Jefferson Forest finished 13 strokes clear of the field to win the team title Sept. 13 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.


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