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Virginia Xtreme Sports teams to play in NFL FLAG Championships

A pair of Virginia Xtreme Sports youth football teams are bound for San Francisco this weekend to compete in the NFL FLAG Championships powered by USA Football. The VXS Black Elite and the VXS 12U Purple are among 32 teams from 14 states vying for national crowns in four divisions.

Hitmen are an instant hit on volleyball court

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club's Hitmen, a 14U boys' team, placed second Jan. 17 at the BRYC Boys Winter Tournament. The Hitmen are the first-ever boys' team for WLVBC and this was the first tournament experience for several members of the team. Front row, from left, are Parker Osoba, Tiernan Caulfield and Ryan Croson. Back row consists of head coach Allan Kotmel, Andrew Plowman, Spencer Holdridge, Alex Kotmel and Ethan O'Rourke.

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Loudoun Country Day School won all three of its games to claim the middle school division title at the Think Pink Basketball Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft’s Think Pink Tournament is a slam dunk

Foxcroft School hosted its seventh annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament to benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Jan. 9 in Middleburg. The event included 11 girls' teams competing in either varsity, junior varsity or middle school divisions.

Ryan Leibold of Stone Bridge High School carries the puck into the attacking zone during a Dec. 18 game versus Bishop O’Connell. Liebold scored four goals and dished two assists in the Bulldogs’ 8-0 victory.—Photo Courtesy/Elliott Root

Next level: Spot with major junior club moves Leibold up in hockey world

What drove Ryan Leibold to ice hockey wasn't any wish to continue a family legacy, or desire to emulate a favorite player. What made Leibold want to be a hockey player is the same kind of thing that makes other kids want to be an astronaut, or a pirate or a princess: He saw it on a Disney flick.

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Loudoun County War Eagles win first football championship

The Loudoun County War Eagles seventh grade team upset the No. 1 seed Southern Maryland Heat, 22-0, on Nov. 15 in the championship game of the Grassroots Youth Football League.

Dulles Patriots take home national championship

The Dulles Patriots became the first Dulles Elite Football Association team to win a national championship Dec. 11. The Dulles Patriots defeated the Winston Salem (N.C.) Ravens 18-0 in the Division 2 Cadet championship game at the 2015 American Youth Football National Championships.

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club players surround 200 pounds of food recently donated to Interfaith Relief Services and Loudoun County Animal Services Pet Pantry.—Courtesy Photo

Beyond the net: WLVBC food drive is a success

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club recently donated 200 pounds of food to Interfaith Relief Services and the Loudoun County Animal Services Pet Pantry during its annual “Certapalooza” scrimmage program.

Drew Hunter of Purcellville joins an elite club of runners to win the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals.—Photo Courtesy/Photorun.net

Loudoun pair run to national acclaim at Foot Locker Championships

For just the second time in the 37-year history of the elite Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships National Finals, the title winners of the boys and girls hail from the same state. Against the fastest high-school cross-country athletes the United States has to offer, Weini Kelati of Heritage and Drew Hunter of Loudoun Valley proved Dec. 12 they were the fastest of them all.



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