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The Woodgrove Wolverines open the 2017 season Aug. 25 at home versus Armstrong.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun’s 2017 Varsity Football Season Schedule

Loudoun teams kick off the 2017 varsity football season Aug. 25. Briar Woods, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Tuscarora and Woodgrove will play home games to start the season. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 3.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

Players from Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Park View and Rock Ridge high schools earned selection on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State soccer teams.

Freshman Jaylin Hunt scores one of her two goals in host John Champe’s 5-1 victory against Woodgrove.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: John Champe tops Woodgrove in regional soccer playoffs

In a match-up of conference tournament champions, John Champe defeated Woodgrove 5-1 in the 4A West Region girls' soccer tournament quarterfinals Monday night in Aldie. Making its fourth consecutive regional playoff appearance, Champe advanced to the semifinals Wednesday versus Jefferson Forest.

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.

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.

Athletes compete in the 100-meter hurdles April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wolverine Classic Track Invitational photos

Loudoun high schools Briar Woods, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove helped make up a 21-team field April 21 for the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.

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.

Mike Elliott prepares to put up a left-handed shot for the Loudoun all-stars. Elliott was one of eight Loudoun players to score in double figures with 10 points.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun all-stars shine in NOVA Challenge

A team of all-star basketball players from Loudoun County outlasted their counterparts from Arlington/Alexandria, 130-128, in the fourth annual DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge on March 19 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. The high school basketball event showcased top public school seniors from Northern Virginia. Prince William defeated Fairfax 126-108 in the first all-star game.

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.

4A West Region basketball team selections

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller is the Player of the Year on the 4A West All-Region boys' basketball team. Loudoun County's Natalie Villaflor and Emily Miller, Champe's Dom Fragala, Heritage's Zach Garrett and Freedom's Jaelyn Bates were each selected on the boys' or girls' first team.

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.

Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad, shown here on top versus Woodgrove’s Joe Candelaria during the LCPS Championships, was one of four area wrestlers to win a state championship. Jafaryzad pinned Fisher Evans of Lee-Davis in the first period of the Group 5A 152-pound championship match.—File Photo

Four area wrestlers strike state gold

A total of 15 area wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class Feb. 17-18 at the Virginia High School League State Wrestling Championships.Broad Run's duo of Michael Battista (170 pounds) and John Birchmeier (220), along with Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad (152) struck state gold in the Group 5A tournament. Elijah Boldin of John Champe won the 285-pound state crown at the Group 4A level.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

The Freedom Eagles are Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Courtesy Photo

Dual conference titles for Freedom basketball teams

Backed by a thunderous home crowd, Freedom High School secured the Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament title, and bragging rights over its crosstown rival, after defeating John Champe 74-61 in South Riding Thursday night.

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