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Briar Woods places first at Conference 14 golf tournament

The Briar Woods Falcons shot a four-player total of 321 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles to edge Tuscarora and Stone Bridge by one stroke for the team crown Sept. 21 at the Conference 14 golf tournament. Tuscarora freshman Michael Brennan shot a 1-under par round of 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 4

Heritage, John Champe, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools were each victorious Friday night during the fourth week of the 2016 varsity football season. Potomac Falls and Woodgrove each moved to 4-0, while second-year Riverside earned its first-ever victory.

Potomac Falls junior Jordan Day takes a handoff from quarterback Hunter Lawall as the Panthers defeated the host Titans, 15-7, Sept. 2 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Potomac Falls makes early lead stand in win over Dominion (photos added)

The Potomac Falls Panthers’ pounced early on offense, then let their defense take over in a 15-7 win versus the host Dominion Titans in a Sept. 2 match-up of Sterling schools. Potomac Falls scored all 15 of its points in the first quarter and the Panther defense made the lead stand. Potomac Falls (2-0) defeated its neighborhood rival for the fourth consecutive time, once again limiting Dominion (1-1) to seven points or less.

Panther power: Potomac Falls holds off Broad Run’s rally

Broad Run has dominated Potomac Falls on the gridiron for the last decade. The Panthers last defeated the Spartans in 2006. That changed Aug. 26 as Potomac Falls grinded out a 16-10 victory over host Broad Run in front of a packed house in Ashburn.

Field hockey: Potomac Falls tops Rock Ridge

Following a 2-1 victory against Dominion in its inaugural varsity game, Potomac Falls moved on to its second game Aug. 24 versus Rock Ridge. The Panthers started quickly, managing to keep possession before Abby Asuncion scored about five minutes into play.

2016 Potomac Falls Panthers football preview

When one thinks of Potomac Falls High School athletics, many point to the Panthers' success on the basketball court. But during the course of the last few years, the Panther football program has made tremendous strides. Following an 8-4 record in 2015, the second best mark in program history, first-year head coach Paul Barnes looks to lead Potomac Falls even further this year.

Briar Woods midfielder/forward Hannah Hooper netted the lone goal in the Falcons’ 1-0 victory versus host Rock Ridge on Aug. 22 in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Varsity field hockey hits ground running

On Aug. 22, the sports pantheon of Loudoun County grew by one. For this new sport's players and coaches, the first games of public high school varsity field hockey were a long time coming. Freshly painted boundary lines graced the field of Ashburn's Rock Ridge High School, the site of two Opening Night showdowns. New goalie nets, seven feet tall and 12 feet wide, sat at both ends.

Woodgrove wins Curly Licklider Golf Invitational

The Woodgrove Wolverines shot a six-player total of 469 to win the team title at the 16th annual Curly Licklider Golf Invitational on Aug. 3 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. Dominion placed second and Loudoun Valley finished third in the 16-team tournament.

The Potomac Falls Panthers travel to Ashburn to face the Broad Run Spartans in both teams’ season opener.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

The wait is nearly over as the opening night of the 2016 varsity football season is less than six weeks away. Regular season play kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 public high schools in action. Week 1 features four games pitting Loudoun teams versus each other. John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.
Sydney Knego

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 5A All-State soccer teams

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' and girls' soccer teams.

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.

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.

Four Loudoun lacrosse teams punch tickets for state finals

Briar Woods boys and Potomac Falls girls advanced to VHSL 5A state championship games, while Dominion boys and Woodgrove girls claimed spots in the VHSL 4A state finals following state semifinal victories Tuesday night.

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