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The Woodgrove Wolverines are VHSL 4A state softball champions for a second straight season and for the fourth time in the last seven years.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Woodgrove tops Freedom to claim fourth state softball crown

Since the inception of their softball program in 2011, the Woodgrove Wolverines have grown accustomed to winning a state title every even year - claiming crowns in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Woodgrove broke the mold in 2017.

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.

Woodgrove seniors Emily Alexander, Lexi Acton and Jenna Dunn display the 4A West Region softball championship trophy.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE: Woodgrove outlasts Freedom to claim seventh straight regional title

The Woodgrove Wolverines have advanced to the regional softball championship game in each of their seven seasons since the Purcellville school opened for the 2010-2011 school year. Making that feat more impressive is the fact Woodgrove is now 7-0 in regional title games.

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.

Riverside lacrosse teams advance to regional finals

The Riverside Rams varsity boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams enjoyed an exciting night Wednesday in Lansdowne as both squads kept their undefeated records intact with 4A North Region tournament victories. Riverside defeated Dominion 17-8 in the girls' semifinals, while the Rams edged Freedom 11-8 in the boys' semifinals.

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.

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 Loudoun County Raiders will host E.C. Glass in a 4A West Region girls’ soccer quarterfinal game May 29 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Regional Playoff Scoreboard: May 24-26 games

The Riverside Rams advanced to the 3A East Region boys' and girls' tennis finals with semifinal wins Friday. Briar Woods (baseball), Freedom (boys' lacrosse), Loudoun County (boys' lacrosse, girls' tennis), Loudoun Valley (softball), Park View (boys' soccer), Rock Ridge (girls' soccer) and Stone Bridge (softball) also won regional playoff games.

Players rejoice following Dominion’s 11-10 victory against Freedom in the Dulles East Group boys’ lacrosse tournament championship game May 22 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion uses late surge to slip past Freedom, claim conference crown

The Dominion Titans saw the Freedom Eagles' comeback bid, and raised them one. In the Dulles East Group boys' lacrosse tournament championship game May 22 in Sterling, the host and reigning Virginia Group 4A state champion Titans rebounded from losing a three-goal second-half lead by cranking up the intensity on the defensive end, coming back late for a 11-10 victory.

Loudoun County senior Tyler Karol, shown here earlier this spring at the Wolverine Track Classic, placed first in the 300-meter hurdles (41.95) at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Track and field: Conference meet results

Stone Bridge High School won boys' and girls' team titles at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, while Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys claimed team crowns at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet. Overall, Loudoun student-athletes competed in one of five conference meets this week.

Natalie Barnes of Stone Bridge placed first in the girls’ long jump event with a top leap of 18-01.5.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge leads girls pack at Wolverine Classic Track Invitational

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs racked up a meet-best 101 points in girls' events to top a 21-team field April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational, hosted by Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. Fauquier edged Loudoun Valley by one point to place atop the boys' team standings.

VHSL Group 4A All-State basketball teams

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' basketball team. Loudoun Valley senior Nick Ball and Loudoun County junior Natalie Villaflor each garnered first-team honors.

Michael Brennan helped the Tuscarora Huskies earn 35 Wells Fargo Cup points in varsity golf.—File Photo

VHSL Wells Fargo Cup Standings

Loudoun Valley (Group 4A), Tuscarora (5A) and Briar Woods (5A) high schools each rank among the top five in the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup Standings following the conclusion of the varsity winter sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports.

Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

Sydney Wrighte, shown here at the conference meet, capped a stellar junior season by winning the all-around title at the VHSL State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Best in state: Freedom’s Wrighte wins all-around title

Freedom High School junior Sydney Wrighte produced another meet to remember Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition in Nokesville. Wrighte totaled 38.975 points on her four events to win the all-around championship, finishing a full point clear of the field.

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