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VHSL Group 5A All-State baseball team

Jason Miller is the Coach of the Year on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State baseball team after guiding Briar Woods to a state championship. Wilson Ayers, Jake Kleifges and Michael Ludowig of Briar Woods earned first-team honors.

VHSL Group 3A All-State baseball team

Three Riverside High School players earned selected on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 3A All-State baseball team. Senior Trey Campbell and juniors Robbie Ferreira and Ryan Hoehn were each selected on the first team.

Briar Woods players and coaches are fired up after the Falcons took an early lead versus Halifax. Briar Woods eventually won the game 5-4 in 14 innings.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods outlasts Halifax in 14 innings to claim first state crown

If you're going to make it all the way to the state championship game, you might as well win it. And if that title tilt is going to go for 14 innings and nearly four hours under the blazing sun, you better win it. The Briar Woods Falcons won their first-ever Group 5A state baseball championship June 10, outlasting Halifax 5-4 in a 14-inning midday marathon.

Riverside sophomore Carson Swank slides safely back to first base during a pick-off attempt.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Photos: Turner Ashby powers past Riverside in 3A baseball final

The Riverside Rams have proved up to the task throughout their second season on the baseball diamond. Already conference and regional tournament champions, Riverside jumped out to a 2-0 lead versus Turner Ashby in the Virginia 3A state final June 10 at Salem Memorial Ballpark.

J.B. Bukauskas delivers a pitch during his senior season at Stone Bridge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge alum J.B. Bukauskas selected 15th in MLB draft

Following a stellar junior season at the University of North Carolina, Stone Bridge High School alum J.B. Bukauskas is taking his elite diamond skills to the professional ranks. The Houston Astros selected the right-handed pitcher with the 15th overall selection of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.

Woodgrove softball players storm out of the dugout to join the celebration. The Wolverines defeated Freedom 2-0 in the VHSL 4A state softball championship game—Times-Mirror/Jeff Venitti

Photos: VHSL Spring Sports State Championships

Briar Woods High School baseball, Briar Woods boys' soccer, Potomac Falls girls' lacrosse, Riverside boys' soccer, Riverside boys' lacrosse, Rock Ridge boys' tennis and Woodgrove softball capped stellar seasons Saturday by winning Virginia High School League state championships.

The Briar Woods Falcons rejoice following their victory against Mills Godwin in the VHSL 5A state boys’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams win state championships

It was a day to remember for seven Loudoun varsity teams Saturday as Briar Woods (baseball, boys soccer), Potomac Falls (girls lacrosse), Riverside (boys soccer, boys lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Woodgrove (softball) claimed Virginia High School League state championships.

The Woodgrove Wolverines and the Freedom Eagles will meet again in the Virginia 4A state softball championship Saturday in Salem. Woodgrove defeated Freedom 3-0 a week prior in the 4A West Region championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eleven Loudoun teams to play for state titles Saturday

Loudoun County Public Schools will be represented by 11 teams in Virginia High School League state championship games Saturday. Local teams will vie for state supremacy in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Loudoun’s VHSL State Tournament Schedule

The 2017 varsity spring sports season concludes Saturday with VHSL state championship games in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis. Loudoun teams are vying for state titles at the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications.

The Fielder’s Choice 12U baseball team.—Courtesy Photo

Fielder’s Choice wins Kyle’s Kamp baseball tournament title

The Fielder’s Choice 12U baseball team won the Kyle’s Kamp tournament championship May 29. Fielder's Choice scored four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Virginia Stars 7-4 in the title game.

Loudoun’s Varsity Playoff Schedule: June 2 games

A total of 14 varsity teams from Loudoun will play in 5A North, 4A West, 4A North or 3A East regional championship games Friday. Varsity teams from Briar Woods, Dominion, Freedom, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove high schools will be in action.

Camryn Dolby pitches during host Woodgrove’s 10-0 victory against Loudoun County in the 4A West Region softball tournament semifinals May 31 in Purcellville.—Photo Courtesy/Adrian Dillenseger, 3slidephoto

Loudoun’s Regional Playoffs Scoreboard: May 30-31 games

Briar Woods (baseball, boys soccer), Dominion (boys lacrosse), Freedom (softball), Riverside (baseball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis), Stone Bridge (softball, boys lacrosse), Tuscarora (boys soccer) and Woodgrove (softball) each won regional playoff games Wednesday.

Loudoun Valley High School alum Will Reed is returning for his second season with the Purcellville Cannons this summer. Reed earned four wins and seven saves on the mound last summer.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Purcellville Cannons ready to play ball

The Purcellville Cannons Collegiate Baseball Club begin their second Valley Baseball League season in Loudoun this weekend. After playing their season opener June 2 at New Market, the Cannons will return home to host the Winchester Royals June 3 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 7 p.m.

John Champe advanced to the 4A West Region girls’ soccer tournament semifinals with a 5-1 home victory against Woodgrove on Memorial Day.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s 4A West Region Playoff Scoreboard: May 29 games

The Freedom Eagles won 4A West Region tournament quarterfinal games in baseball, softball, boys tennis and girls tennis Monday. Heritage (boys soccer), John Champe (girls soccer), Loudoun County (softball, girls soccer), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Woodgrove (softball) also prevailed in quarterfinal games.

The Riverside Rams won their first baseball championship May 26, defeating Warren County 6-3 in the Conference 28 tournament final.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Topping the conference tourney, Riverside grabs first baseball title

When Sam Plank moved to new Riverside High School from nearby Stone Bridge - where he'd guided the Bulldogs to a slew of conference championships, plus the 2015 Virginia Group 5A state title - he did so with every intention of keeping the championships coming. So far, it's going to plan.


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