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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

Volleyball: Regional playoffs scoreboard

The Briar Woods Falcons (5A North) and the Loudoun County Raiders (4A West) each won regional volleyball tournament championship matches Saturday night. Briar Woods, Loudoun County and Tuscarora have each qualified for the VHSL state volleyball tournament.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 5A North Region volleyball champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Briar Woods wins regional crown with five-set thriller over Tuscarora

By the time they reached the fifth and deciding set of the 5A North Region championship match, the Tuscarora Huskies and Briar Woods Falcons volleyball teams had already gone at each other for two evenly-played, momentum-swinging hours Nov. 12 in Leesburg. The final stanza began as Tuscarora's gymnasium rang with imploring cheers and approving shouts from partisans on both sides.

Freshman QB Mitch Griffis was one of three Spartans to rush for two touchdowns in Broad Run’s 42-21 victory against Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Broad Run doubles up Tuscarora in playoff opener

The Broad Run Spartans doubled up the visiting Tuscarora Huskies 42-21 in the first round of the VHSL 5A North Region playoffs Nov. 11 in Ashburn. Broad Run's ground game - featuring Meech Hembry, Ryan Braithwaite, Mitch Griffis and Tim Baldwin - totaled nearly 300 rushing yards in the win.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

Ten Loudoun teams qualify for VHSL football playoffs

Loudoun County Public Schools will be well represented in the 2016 Virginia High School League football postseason with 10 local teams qualifying. Woodgrove, Dominion, John Champe, Heritage and Loudoun Valley will compete in the 4A West Region, while Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Briar Woods and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region.

Volleyball: Regional tournament brackets

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the regional volleyball playoffs. Freedom, Heritage and Loudoun County will play in the 4A West Region tournament, Briar Woods, Potomac Falls and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region playoffs, and second-year Riverside will vie for supremacy in the 3A East Region.

Broad Run overcomes halftime deficit to win sixth straight

Broad Run faced a stern challenge in its regular-season finale Nov. 4 against host Tuscarora at Fortune Field in Leesburg. The Spartans would need to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit in order to extend their winning streak to six games heading into the postseason. The Spartans were up to the challenge.

The Tuscarora Huskies are Conference 14 volleyball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Tuscarora excels at right time, claims Conference 14 volleyball crown

The Conference 14 volleyball tournament championship match featured a pair of teams playing their best at the most opportune time. The tournament's No. 3 seed Tuscarora took care of business at home Thursday night, defeating No. 5 seed Potomac Falls in straight sets, 25-23, 25-12, 26-24.

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Scoreboard: Nov. 3 matches

Freedom (Conference 22), Loudoun County (Conference 21-B), Riverside (Conference 28) and Tuscarora (Conference 14) each won conference volleyball tournament championships Thursday night

Volleyball takes center court Thursday

Seven Loudoun volleyball teams will play in conference tournament championship matches Thursday evening. Loudoun County will host Heritage in the Conference 21-B final, and Tuscarora hosts Potomac Falls in the Conference 14 title match. Freedom, Riverside and Woodgrove will also play for conference crowns Thursday.

VHSL football power ratings: Nov. 1

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to rank first among 4A West Region teams in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if they playoffs started this week.

All-Conference 14 volleyball team selections

Briar Woods High School senior Logan Manusky has been selected as the Player of the Year on the 2016 All-Conference 14 volleyball team. Jill Raschiatore of Stone Bridge is the Coach of the Year. Look inside to see all the players voted onto the first or second team, along with the Conference 14 tournament bracket.

Emma Wolcott, shown here crossing the finish line first at the 2015 Virginia 5A state championship meet, completed the Oatlands Plantation course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds Oct. 26 to help Tuscarora claim the Conference 14 crown.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Six Loudoun teams race to conference meet titles

Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare

Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax. Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.


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