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VHSL football power ratings: 4A West Region

Heritage, John Champe, Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley would qualify for the 4A West Region football playoffs if the postseason started this week. Heritage sits fourth in the latest Virginia High School League power ratings.

Nic Speroni caught two touchdown passes to help Tuscarora overcome a pair of deficits in a thrilling 21-20 victory versus host Potomac Falls Oct. 9 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Huskies survive Panthers’ formidable challenge, 21-20

A 14-point halftime deficit. Trailing by six in the final minute of regulation. Tuscarora High School's path to its 17th consecutive regular-season victory was paved with obstacles by Potomac Falls. In the end, the Huskies found a way to get it done. Tuscarora receiver Nic Speroni caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Smith with 28 seconds left and Yassine Elmellouki converted the decisive extra-point to lift the Huskies to a 21-20 victory against the host Panthers Oct. 9 in Sterling.

Briar Woods senior Emma Clizbe embraces a teammate after the Falcons won the 2015 LCPS cheer championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Falcons fly, flip into first place at LCPS Cheer Championship

After all the chants, dances, flips and tumbles of the Loudoun County Public Schools Competitive Cheer Championship Oct. 7, the public address announcer inside the Rock Ridge High School gym was reading off the judges' final scores, in ascending order of place. As he started to announce the second-place finisher, the cheer squads from Briar Woods and Stone Bridge were gathered in respective circles, holding hands and lowering gazes.

The Heat Strokes have advanced to the national championship.—Courtesy Photo

Heat Strokes blaze the tennis court

The Heat Strokes, a ladies 40 & over 3.5 team from Ida Lee Park's Tennis Center, has earned a spot in the 2015 United States Tennis Association League’s Adult National Championship. The Heat Strokes won the Virginia District Championship and Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship to advanced to the national championship, set for Oct. 23-25 in Tucson, Ariz.

The Miles Makes Champions women’s junior 8x crew team placed first in their division at the Head of the Anacostia Regatta.—Courtesy Photo

Miles Makes Champions enjoy successful debut

The newly-formed Loudoun student rowing club Miles Make Champions competed for the first time as a collective team Sept. 26 at the Head of the Anacostia Regatta on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Two of the MMC's five boats medaled - highlighted by women's junior 8x crew placing first in their division.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings racked up 58 points in a runaway victory over the host John Handley Judges on Saturday afternoon.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Scoreboard—Week 7

Loudoun Valley rolled past John Handley 58-6 on Saturday afternoon to cap the seventh week of the 2015 varsity football season. Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Tuscarora and Woodgrove each won games Friday evening. Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe and Tuscarora remain undefeated this season.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind—Oct. 8 events

Broad Run and Tuscarora won cross-country dual meets at Morven Park, while Briar Woods, Dominion, Freedom, Loudoun County, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove won volleyball matches Thursday night. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps.

Eli Robertson of Stone Bridge has qualified for the Virginia 5A state golf tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind-Oct. 7 events

Stone Bridge High School senior Eli Robertson qualifies for Virginia 5A state golf tournament; Foxcroft School ties rival Fredericksburg Academy in field hockey; and Broad Run tops Tuscarora in Conference 14 volleyball match.

Tuscarora’s Burnett receives Redskins’ coaching honor

Tuscarora High School head football coach Mike Burnett is the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the period ending Sept. 28. Burnett has coached the Husky program since the school opened in 2010 and is Social Studies Department Chair at THS.

Middleburg Academy recently won its second volleyball tournament championship of the 2015 season.—Photo Courtesy/Art Pekun

Middleburg Academy nets volleyball championship

Middleburg Academy's varsity volleyball team claimed the championship at the 11th annual Flint Hill School Invitational, contested Sept. 25-26. After going 2-1 in pool play, Middleburg defeated host Flint Hill 11-25, 25-13, 15-12 in the semifinals before avening its ony loss of the season with a 25-23, 25-19 sweep of Nansemond Suffolk Academy in the championship match.

Allison Buffenbarger, left, and Haley Buffenbarger are enjoying their time together on Foxcroft School’s varsity field hockey team.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Sister-Sister: Buffenbarger duo excel for Foxcroft field hockey

It was as a second-grader that Allison Buffenbarger decided to give field hockey a shot because she wasn't much liking soccer. "Was not good at that at all!" confessed the Leesburg resident, now a junior at Foxcroft School in Middleburg. "I'd never heard of field hockey before, but we got a flyer at school and so I figured I'd try it."

Senior Abby Wright slammed six kills and added two block assists in Loudoun County’s win versus Riverside.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Rewind

Freedom, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Rock Ridge won volleyball matches Tuesday night. Loudoun County swept first-year Riverside in the team's inaugural match to improve to 9-1 this season. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from matches contested Oct. 5 through Oct. 6.

Loudoun Valley wins 4A West Region golf title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings added to their impressive resume Oct. 5 by taking home the 4A West Region golf tournament championship at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg.

Play ball: Purcellville is new home for Valley Baseball League team

Collegiate level baseball is coming to Purcellville beginning in the summer of 2016. The Charles Town Cannons of the Valley Baseball League are now the Purcellville Cannons and will play their home games at picturesque Fireman's Field. The VBL is a not-for-profit NCAA and MLB-sanctioned collegiate summer baseball league. The VBL season runs from early June to early August.
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Tuscarora alum Noah Reimers featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10

Tuscarora High School alum Noah Reimers is off to a stellar start as a freshman tailback at Harvard University. Reimers earned a spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays after leaping over a defender during one of his 15 carries in Harvard's 45-0 win over Georgetown Oct. 2 in Cambridge, Mass.

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