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Wolverine softball pair headed to next level

Woodgrove High School Class of 2015 graduates Grace Sanderson and Rachel Pike recently signed letters of intent to continue their softball careers in college.

Bumble Bees sting competition to finish season undefeated

The 8U Bumble Bees of the Lower Loudoun Girls Softball League finished the Loudoun County Softball Alliance season with a 15-0 record, outscoring opponents 180-51. The Bumble Bees defeated the 8U Thundercats from the Herndon Reston Softball League, 14-13, on June 13 to cap the undefeated season.

Fielder’s Choice ‘02 beat the heat and the competition during an epic run on the second day of the Virginia NSA 12U State Championship tournament. Front row, from left, are Maddie “Maddog” Milne, Maddie Elias, Natalie Elias, Bella Radican, Calli Keyser and Ainsley Keyser. Back row consists of coach Kevin Bednoski, Sophie Pell, Sam Buckland, coach Chris Buckland, Sydney Bednoski, Casey Miller, Josie Krepps, Taylor Cameron and manager Mike Elias.—Courtesy Photo

Fielder’s Choice gets job done on softball diamond

"Whatever it takes." That's been the mantra of the Fielder's Choice '02 youth fastpitch softball team throughout the season. That attitude was on full display during the final day of the Virginia NSA 12U State Championship tournament June 21 at Stoney Run Park in Newport News.

VHSL Group 4A All-State softball team

Woodgrove High School placed three players on the first team and three more on the second team of the Virginia High School League Group 4A softball team.

Senior Grace Sanderson focuses on an incoming pitch during the 4A state softball championship game.—Times-Mirror/Mike Hylton

4A softball: Wolverines come up a run short in bid to repeat

The Woodgrove Wolverines took the diamond in the VHSL 4A state softball championship game for a fifth consecutive season June 13 at Liberty University. The fifth-year Wolverines lost, won, lost and won in their first four state final appearances. Woodgrove's bid to go back-to-back for the first time fell a little short against Carroll County.

VHSL state playoffs scores and schedule

Broad Run (5A girls' soccer), Loudoun County (4A girls' soccer), Loudoun Valley (4A boys' lacrosse), Stone Bridge (5A baseball, boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse) and Woodgrove (4A girls' lacrosse) won Virginia High School League state championships Saturday.

New-look Falcons returning to state softball tournament

The past two seasons of Briar Woods softball have turned out remarkably similar results. In 2014 and again in 2015, the Falcons have been champions of Conference 14 for both its the regular season and tournament, before taking runner-up honors in the 5A North tourney and earning one of four berths at states.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

The Woodgrove Wolverines defeated Carroll County 2-0 on June 6 to win their fifth consecutive region softball championship.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Five for five: Woodgrove rules the region once again

The Woodgrove Wolverines have advanced to the regional tournament championship game in each of their softball program's five seasons. And like their previous four appearances, the host Wolverines took care of business June 6, defeating Carroll County 2-0 in the 4A North Region final.

Loudoun Valley senior Kailey Liverman, seated in center, will join her sisters, twins Addie Dieterich and Courtney Dieterich in playing softball at Westminster College this fall. Kailey is also pictured with her parents Joe Liverman and Katie Liverman, along with her brother Taylor Liverman.—Courtesy Photo

Purcellville family made by softball

If Joe and Katie Liverman ever create a family crest, the design ought to feature a softball diamond graced by three stars. It was around a softball field that the couple shared a hello which evolved into marriage - and it was on the softball field that Joe's daughter, Kailey, and Katie's twin daughters, Addie and Courtney Dieterich, grew close enough to call themselves sisters.

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