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American Legion ready to play ball in Loudoun

"This is a big deal. Having this tournament in Loudoun County is pretty significant." So said James Grenier, Loudoun resident and baseball chairman for the American Legion's Department of Virginia, regarding the Mid-Atlantic Senior Baseball Tournament set to grace Fireman's Field in Purcellville.

Central Loudoun American advances to state final

Central Loudoun Little League 10/11 All-Stars followed up its District 16 championship by placing second in the Virginia State tournament.

Aldie Senators are playoff bound in Valley Baseball League

The Aldie Senators have qualified for the Valley Baseball League playoffs after tying for second place in the Northern Division during the regular season.

Central Loudoun swings to District 16 baseball title

Central Loudoun National All-Stars broke through in a big way this summer on the baseball diamond. Central Loudoun National won all five of its games - culminating with a 7-2 victory in the championship game July 9 - to claim the District 16 Little League title at Good Times Park in Leesburg.

Loudoun to host American Legion regional baseball tournament

The 2015 American Legion Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament will take place Aug. 5-9 at Fireman's Field in Purcellville. Post 34 Leesburg Rangers are the host squad for the eight-team tournament.

Pat Cassidy has decided to step down after 19 seasons as Broad Run High School baseball coach to spend more time with family. File Photo

Cassidy steps down as Broad Run baseball coach to watch home team

After 19 years at the reins of Broad Run High School's baseball program, 42-year-old alumnus Pat Cassidy has resigned his post as the Spartans' head coach. It was a decision he and his wife Jennifer were considering over the past spring season, during which their daughter Erin, a rising sophomore, was often one field over, playing the outfield in a Broad Run softball uniform.

VHSL Group 5A All-State baseball team

Sam Plank is the Coach of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A baseball team after guiding the Bulldogs to a state championship in 2015.

Park View’s Leckemby to take diamond at Charleston

Park View High School Class of 2015 graduate Jason Leckemby recently signed his letter of intent to attend and play baseball at the University of Charleston in West Virginia.

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.

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 baseball team

Matt Gilson of Woodgrove High School was a first-team selection at third base on the Virginia High School League Group 4A baseball team.

VHSL Group 3A All-State baseball team

Loudoun Valley High School senior pitcher Jack DeGroat has been selected as the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 3A baseball team.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs proudly display their VHSL 5A state baseball championship trophy after defeating Marshall 9-4 on June 13 in Fairfax. Stone Bridge won its first state title in the final game for longtime coach Sam Plank.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

5A baseball: Bulldogs send Plank out on top

Wanting to keep his distance, Stone Bridge High School baseball coach Sam Plank chose to watch rather than join the moment on the field with his players. The Bulldogs had just won the VHSL 5A state championship for the first time in school history, but Plank wasn’t about to take any glory away from his players.

Loudoun Valley junior Kurtis Meyer looks toward first base after recording an out at second base.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

3A baseball: Impressive Viking rally foiled by Rams’ homer in seventh

A spirited comeback and three scoreless innings of relief by senior Andrew Lohr placed Loudoun Valley on the verge of repeating as VHSL 3A state baseball champions June 13 at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Trailing Lafayette 4-0 after three innings, the Vikings broke the shutout with a solo run in the fourth, then added three more runs in the fifth to pull even.

VHSL state playoffs scores and schedule

Broad Run (5A girls' soccer), Loudoun County (4A girls' soccer), Loudoun Valley (4A boys' lacrosse), Stone Bridge (5A baseball, boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse) and Woodgrove (4A girls' lacrosse) won Virginia High School League state championships Saturday.

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