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Following a dominant junior season at the College of Charleston, Taylor Clarke proved to be a hot commodity in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.—Photo Courtesy/College of Charleston athletics

Ashburn native takes aim at MLB career

The month of June in the year 2015 will always be remembered by Broad Run High School alumnus Taylor Clarke as the time his life was forever changed. His drafting on June 9 by Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks - and the healthy signing bonus that came with that selection - would be enough to alter the course of Clarke's events.

Fielder’s Choice ‘02 beat the heat and the competition during an epic run on the second day of the Virginia NSA 12U State Championship tournament. Front row, from left, are Maddie “Maddog” Milne, Maddie Elias, Natalie Elias, Bella Radican, Calli Keyser and Ainsley Keyser. Back row consists of coach Kevin Bednoski, Sophie Pell, Sam Buckland, coach Chris Buckland, Sydney Bednoski, Casey Miller, Josie Krepps, Taylor Cameron and manager Mike Elias.—Courtesy Photo

Fielder’s Choice gets job done on softball diamond

"Whatever it takes." That's been the mantra of the Fielder's Choice '02 youth fastpitch softball team throughout the season. That attitude was on full display during the final day of the Virginia NSA 12U State Championship tournament June 21 at Stoney Run Park in Newport News.

US Lacrosse awards area players, coaches

Dominion High School class of 2015 graduate Luke Esposito was recently recognized as a US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient for service to his team, school and community.

Spartan lacrosse pair set to play collegiately

Two members of the Broad Run High School boys' lacrosse team have committed to play collegiately. Connor Maresco, left, will play attack for Bridgewater College and Steven Dunn will play midfield for Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

From state champions to the college ranks

Six members of the 2015 state-champion Loudoun Valley High School boys' lacrosse team have made commitments to play lacrosse in college.

Todd Hill enjoyed many memorable moments with his players during his time as Loudoun County High School football coach.—File Photo

Health concerns force Hill to step down as Raider football coach

Todd Hill is stepping down as head football coach at Loudoun County High School after nine seasons due to continuing health concerns. Hill has been away from the program since early spring after undergoing surgery to repair spinal disc issues. With his recovery not going as well as hoped, Hill was advised by his doctors that he would not be able to continue coaching.

Woodgrove middle hitter Purnell to volley for Miami

Woodgrove High School Class of 2015 graduate Samantha Purnell has signed her letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I volleyball at the University of Miami in Florida.

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Stone Bridge junior defender Noah Madgwick is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A boys' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell and Monika Guerrero claimed Coach of the Year honors after respectively leading Bulldog boys' and girls' teams to state championships.

Stone Bridge lineman Wisner to play football at Shepherd

Stone Bridge High School senior Luke Wisner, pictured with his family during a recent signing ceremony, will continue his football career at Shepherd University in West Virginia.

Group of Wolverines ready to excel at next level

Woodgrove High School held a signing ceremony May 28 to honor five-student athletes who will continue their athletic careers at the next level.

VHSL Group 4A All-State lacrosse teams

Woodgrove senior goalie Ashley Morris and Loudoun Valley senior midfielder John Skinner are Players of the Year on the Virignia High School League Group 4A boys' and girls' lacrosse teams. Both players helped lead their schools to state championships this spring.

FCV Explosion take home State Cup title

The FCV Ashburn Explosion are 2015 Virginia State Cup champions in the U12 girls' division. In an all-FC Virginia final, the Explosion defeated FCV United 1-0 on the strength of a first-half goal by Abby "Ajax" Jackson. The two sister teams will merge to form the FC Virginia U13 Pre-ECNL team for the 2015-2016 season.

Loudoun 01 Red take next step in run to first State Cup

Loudoun 01 Girls Red won the Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup title May 31 at the Virginia Soccer Training Center near Fredericksburg. Loudoun 01 Red outlasted VBTS Beach FC Red in a penalty shootout to decide the championship game. Goalkeeper Jordan Thompson posted a shutout through regulation and overtime and stopped a penalty kick in the sixth round to for Loudoun.

Tennis facility at Trump National garners USTA award

Trump National Golf Club in Sterling is one of 13 winners in the 34th annual United States Tennis Association Facility Awards Program. Trump National representatives will be honored by the USTA on Sept. 6 in New York City.

VHSL Group 4A All-State girls’ soccer team

Loudoun County High School swept top honors on the VHSL Group 4A girls' soccer team with senior Emily Littell (Player of the Year) and Kirk Smith (Coach of the Year).
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