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Senior Mason Gryniuk and the Woodgrove Wolverines lead the 4A West Region in the VHSL power ratings.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines sit atop the 4A West Region in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, eight Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week.

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.

Riverside freshman Chloe Ramirez crossed the finish line first in the Varsity ‘B’ girls race at the Oatlands Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun Valley boys run to Oatlands Invitational title

Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.

Briar Woods senior Ben Maffe runs into a group of Tuscarora defenders during a season-opening match-up between the Group 5A schools Aug. 26. Maffe scored the first touchdown in the Falcons’ 21-0 victory.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Falcons fly high: Briar Woods shuts out Tuscarora (photos added)

The Briar Woods Falcons unleashed a smothering defense and emerging ground game to defeat the Tuscarora Huskies, 21-0, at home Aug. 26 in Brambleton, marking the start of what’s sure to be an intense and competitive 2016 varsity football season in Loudoun County. The Falcons avenged last year’s season-opening loss to the Huskies utilizing a strong mix of running, passing and trickery.

Tuscarora appoints Shain to guide baseball program

Tuscarora High School has hired Cole Shain as its head varsity baseball coach. Shain, a Broad Run High School alum, takes the reins from Mark Bauer, who stepped down at the conclusion of the 2016 season to spend more time with his family.

2016 Tuscarora Huskies football preview

Back-to-back undefeated regular seasons. Consecutive trips to the 5A North Region championship game and an appearance in the 2014 Virginia 5A state final. The Tuscarora Huskies have posted a combined 27-2 record over the last two seasons. When Tuscarora needed a big play in 2015, it turned to All-State quarterback Daniel Smith. In 2014, it was running back Noah Reimers, the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year.

Tuscarora High School football coach Mike Burnett, the 2015 Don Shula High School Coach of the Year, talks about building character during the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic.—Photo Courtesy/Washington Redskins

Tuscarora’s Burnett serves as keynote speaker at Washington Redskins Coaches Clinic

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the Washington Redskins High School Coaches Clinic Thursday at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn. Tuscarora head coach Mike Burnett and Washington team physician Dr. Brandon Bryant headlined the keynote speaker portion of the clinic.

Golf Classic to benefit Tuscarora baseball

The 2016 Husky Baseball Golf Classic is Aug. 8 at River Creek Golf Club in Leesburg. Registration is open to individuals and foursomes and sponsorships are available.

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.

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.

Four Tuscarora student-athletes set to play college baseball

Tuscarora High School's baseball program recently celebrated four seniors who will continue their baseball careers in college. Joey Skov, Noah Lacy, Cole Gabriele and Brent Breeden will each play on the diamond at the next level.

Dominique Davis rises to play a header during the Virginia 5A girls’ soccer final.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Virginia 5A girls soccer final: Mills Godwin outlasts Tuscarora in overtime

The defense bent over exhausted and bewildered. Goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan sat just outside the box and watched Mills Godwin celebrate a 4-3 overtime victory in the Virginia 5A state girls' soccer championship game. For Tuscarora, its magical postseason ended on a sour note. The Huskies fell one goal short of a state championship June 11 at Robinson Secondary School.

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.

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 Tuscarora Huskies are 5A North Region girls’ soccer champions.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora tops Albemarle to claim first regional championship

The Tuscarora Huskies entered the 2016 playoffs seeking their first postseason tournament championship. Six victories later and the Huskies' girls' soccer team has hoisted a pair of championship trophies.

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