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Briar Woods sophomore Jewel Clark slammed four kills and produced two blocks Sept. 20 in a four-set victory against Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 15-20 events

Briar Woods kept its unbeaten record intact with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 win versus Stone Bridge in varsity volleyball Tuesday night in Ashburn. The Conference 14 showdown featured the last two Virginia 5A state champions - Stone Bridge in 2015 and Briar Woods in 2014. Look inside for submitted scores, stats and recaps from football, golf and volleyball.

Stone Bridge Bulldogs volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 7-10 games

Stone Bridge defeated host Rock Ridge 25-21, 27-25 in the final of the first annual Phoenix Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs won four matches and tied one overall in the tournament. Look inside for submitted recaps from varsity volleyball, football and golf.

Briar Woods High School volleyball players rejoice following the Falcons’ five-set victory over the Loudoun County Raiders.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods goes distance to earn first-ever win over Loudoun County

History was made Sept. 6 when the Briar Woods Falcons defeated the Loudoun County Raiders for the first time ever in varsity volleyball. It almost wasn't. The Group 5A Conference 14 Falcons (6-0) earned a five-set win over the Group 4A Conference 21-B Raiders (2-1), 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 14-25, 16-14.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 games

Heritage High School continued its impressive start to its inaugural field hockey season with a 7-0 victory against Loudoun Valley on Thursday night. The Pride are now 4-0 overall, outscoring their opponents by a combined margin of 22-0.

Loudoun’s Fall Varsity Sports Rewind: Aug. 22-25 games

Briar Woods, Riverside and Tuscarora each won varsity volleyball matches Thursday night. Loudoun County, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove prevailed in field hockey, while Dominion and Stone Bridge won dual golf matches.

Kevin McCandless practices his setting technique prior to a match during his senior season at Rutgers-Newark.—Courtesy Photo

McCandless caps impressive college volleyball career

Kevin McCandless is the average post-graduate college student. He enjoys the finer points of life, enjoying summer vacation while job-hunting for a career as a software developer. To the naked eye, the 6-foot-3 Leesburg native and Heritage High School graduate is just a normal guy in his early 20s. But one look at McCandless’ trophy case will prove otherwise.

Potomac Elite Volleyball Club 16U team.—Photo Courtesy/Michelle Morris

Potomac Elite win Irish Rumble volleyball crown

The Potomac Elite Volleyball Club 16U team struck gold at the Irish Rumble, placing first among 48 teams March 12-13 in Manheim, Pa. Potomac Elite's roster includes three players - Susan Cahan, Meghan Cleary and Mable Henry - from Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s 14U Team Krush.—Courtesy Photo

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club nets success at Capital Hill Classic

A handful of Western Loudoun Volleyball Club teams competed in the 10th annual Capital Hill Classic Volleyball Tournament during President's Day weekend. The event included nearly 1,000 teams and was contested on more than 100 courts at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Jacob Brantley elevates for a slam during a recent Northern Virginia Volleyball Association 18 Fire team practice.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Court authority: Area’s only boys’ team gives volleyball a bump

Within the hierarchy of the Loudoun-based Northern Virginia Volleyball Association, there are 35 teams representing age groups from after kindergarten to before college. Of those almost three dozen squads, just one is for the boys. But they're really good boys.

Virginia Fusion Volleyball Club 15s team.—Courtesy Photo

Virginia Fusion rise to top of volleyball net

The Virginia Fusion Volleyball Club 15s team placed first in the Patriot Division at the Capitol Hill Classic, contested Feb. 13-15 in Washington, D.C.


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