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Stone Bridge tight end Daniel Thompson earned praise from head coach Mickey Thompson and his teammates after hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions in a 44-7 win over Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge gets back on track in big way

Stone Bridge wasted little time in rebounding from a heartbreaking, last-second loss to rival Broad Run in the 'Battle of the Burn' just a week ago. The host Bulldogs dominated the Tuscarora Huskies from start-to-finish on their way to a 44-7 victory Oct. 21 at F.H.Furr Field in Ashburn. A little more than two minutes into play, quarterback Easton Turner connected with tight end Daniel Thompson for a 43-yard touchdown to give Stone Bridge a lead it would not relinquish.

Broad Run High School cheerleaders perform Oct. 15 during the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational photos

Broad Run High School's cheerleading program hosted the third annual Spartans Believe in a Cure Invitational on Oct. 15 in Ashburn. All proceeds from the event will go to the Loudoun Breast Health Network to support area residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.

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.
Ryan Hammer

Hammer’s time: Valley’s Ryan Hammer swings to state title

For a fourth consecutive year, Loudoun Valley High School boasts a state champion golfer. Junior Ryan Hammer continues the streak in 2016, shooting a two-day total of 141 to claim low medalist honors Oct. 10-11 at the Virginia 4A state golf tournament.

Tuscarora to host Dig Pink night

Tuscarora High School's volleyball program will host Dig Pink night Oct. 13 inside the school gymnasium. Proceeds from raffle tickets will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation, which teams with the volleyball community to inspire science and hope in the match against breast cancer.

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.

Freshman Michael Brennan led Tuscarora to the 5A North Region team title with his 1-under par round of 71.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

5A North Region Golf Tournament photos

The Tuscarora Huskies edged Halifax by one stroke for the team title at the 5A North Region Golf Tournament. Playing in the rain Sept. 28 at Brambelton Golf Course, freshman Michael Brennan shot 1-under par 71 to pace the Huskies and earn low medalist honors. Tuscarora finished with a four-player total of 310 at the regional tournament. Halifax shot 311 and Atlee was third with 313.

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.


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