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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.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s Conference 14 field hockey tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Field hockey: Conference 14 tournament bracket

The Conference 14 field hockey tournament begins Monday night with Tuscarora hosting Broad Run in a first-round game. The winner will play top seed Potomac Falls in the semifinal round Tuesday. Stone Bridge and Briar Woods are set to play in the other semifinal game Tuesday.

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.

Potomac Falls QB Hunter Lawall connected with Kaevon Chase on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to erase a 14-point deficit.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Football stats: Potomac Falls 17, Briar Woods 14 (OT)

Senior Alex Nemer connected on an 18-yard field goal in overtime to lift Potomac Falls past Briar Woods on homecoming night Oct. 14 in Sterling. The host Panthers rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Falcons and improve to 6-1 on the season.

Tuscarora junior Joe Morein and the Huskies celebrate their 24-17 win in overtime against previously unbeaten Potomac Falls.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora outlasts Potomac Falls in overtime thriller

Tuscarora High School junior defensive back Alex Lee deflected away a pass in the end zone on the game’s final play to help the host Huskies escape with a 24-17 overtime win over Potomac Falls on Friday night in Leesburg. With the Panthers facing a fourth down on Tuscarora's 9-yard line, Lee stepped in front of the pass and prevented it from making it to the hands of intended receiver Kaevon Chase.

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.

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.

Varsity Football Player of the Week: Kashmier Jackson

Potomac Falls High School student-athlete Kashmier Jackson is our Varsity Football Player of the Week for the fifth week of the 2016 season. Jackson is a senior running back/linebacker for coach Paul Barnes and the unbeaten Panthers. Jackson was nominated for the award following Potomac Falls' 54-20 victory over George Marshall on Sept. 23.

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.


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