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Hammer’s time: Valley’s Ryan Hammer swings to state title

For a fourth consecutive year, Loudoun Valley High School boasts a state champion golfer. Junior Ryan Hammer continues the streak in 2016, shooting a two-day total of 141 to claim low medalist honors Oct. 10-11 at the Virginia 4A state golf tournament.

Eli Newman shot 72 for the 4A West Region champion Heritage Pride.—File Photo/Bill Clare

4A West Region Golf Tournament results

The Heritage Pride displayed consistency throughout their lineup to claim the team championship at the 4A West Region Golf Tournament, contested Oct. 4 at Algonkian Golf Course in Sterling. The Pride shot a four-player total of 298 to edge E.C. Glass by one stroke. William Byrd, Loudoun Valley and Jefferson Forest placed third through fifth, each finishing within six strokes of Heritage.

Freshman Michael Brennan led Tuscarora to the 5A North Region team title with his 1-under par round of 71.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

5A North Region Golf Tournament photos

The Tuscarora Huskies edged Halifax by one stroke for the team title at the 5A North Region Golf Tournament. Playing in the rain Sept. 28 at Brambelton Golf Course, freshman Michael Brennan shot 1-under par 71 to pace the Huskies and earn low medalist honors. Tuscarora finished with a four-player total of 310 at the regional tournament. Halifax shot 311 and Atlee was third with 313.
1757 All-Stars

1757 All-Stars place second at regional golf tournament

A team of junior golfers ages 13 and under from 1757 Golf Club in Dulles competed in the PGA Junior League Golf Mid Atlantic Regional, Sept. 17-18 at LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, Pa. The 1757 All-Stars placed second in the four-team event with a 2-1 record.

Heritage coach Matt Swartz and Pride golfers Garrett Ganley and Nick Rentsch watch the action unfold at the Conference 21-B golf tournament.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Heritage goes low at Conference 21-B golf tournament

The Heritage Pride continued their stellar season Sept. 22 at the Conference 21-B golf tournament. Nick Rentsch, Eli Newman, Garrett Ganley and Hayden Miller each shot rounds in the 70s on the Loudoun Golf and Country Club par 72 course in Purcellville to win the team championship. Loudoun Valley junior Ryan Hammer earned low medalist honors at the conference tourney for a second straight year.

Briar Woods places first at Conference 14 golf tournament

The Briar Woods Falcons shot a four-player total of 321 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles to edge Tuscarora and Stone Bridge by one stroke for the team crown Sept. 21 at the Conference 14 golf tournament. Tuscarora freshman Michael Brennan shot a 1-under par round of 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Briar Woods sophomore Jewel Clark slammed four kills and produced two blocks Sept. 20 in a four-set victory against Stone Bridge.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 15-20 events

Briar Woods kept its unbeaten record intact with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 win versus Stone Bridge in varsity volleyball Tuesday night in Ashburn. The Conference 14 showdown featured the last two Virginia 5A state champions - Stone Bridge in 2015 and Briar Woods in 2014. Look inside for submitted scores, stats and recaps from football, golf and volleyball.

Skyline Golf Invitational results

Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove and Loudoun County occupied spots two through four in the standings at the 15-team Skyline Golf Invitational. Jefferson Forest finished 13 strokes clear of the field to win the team title Sept. 13 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Stone Bridge Bulldogs volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Sept. 7-10 games

Stone Bridge defeated host Rock Ridge 25-21, 27-25 in the final of the first annual Phoenix Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs won four matches and tied one overall in the tournament. Look inside for submitted recaps from varsity volleyball, football and golf.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 games

Heritage High School continued its impressive start to its inaugural field hockey season with a 7-0 victory against Loudoun Valley on Thursday night. The Pride are now 4-0 overall, outscoring their opponents by a combined margin of 22-0.


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