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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.

VHSL Group 5A state track and field meet results

Stone Bridge High School totaled 26 points to place seventh among Group 5A schools in the boys' standings at the VHSL track and field championships. Bethel won the boys' title and Nansemond River claimed the girls' crown with a meet-best 139 points June 3-4 at Todd Stadium in Newport News.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are 5A North Region girls’ lacrosse champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Potomac Falls cruises past Marshall for 5A North girls’ lacrosse crown

The lone blemish on Potomac Falls High School's record in varsity girls' lacrosse this spring is a 20-17 loss to George Marshall on May 3. The Panthers avenged that loss in a big way June 2 in the 5A North Region championship game.

All-Conference 14 softball team

Seniors Grace Wild of Potomac Falls and Meghan McCormack of Broad Run have been selected as Co-Players of the Year on the 2016 Conference 14 softball team. Coach of the Year honors go to Broad Run's Ed Steele. Briar Woods, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented.

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