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Johnny Kidd will play in the National Lacrosse Classic this summer in Richmond.—Courtesy Photo

All-Star lacrosse recognition for Purcellville youth

Johnny Kidd, a rising eighth grader at Blue Ridge Middle School in Purcellville, was recently selected as a 2017 National Lacrosse All-Star. Kidd earned an invitation to attend the National Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic, set for July 18-21 at River City Sportsplex in Richmond.

Potomac Falls senior Tori Birks.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Potomac Falls High School swept top honors on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State girls' lacrosse team. Senior midfielder Tori Birks is the Player of the Year and Jim Birks is the Coach of the Year. Briar Woods, Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are also represented on the All-State lacrosse teams.

Riverside sophomore midfielder Lilly Boswell sprints toward the attack zone during the state final versus George Mason.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Photos: George Mason edges Riverside in 4A girls’ lacrosse final

Riverside's rally from a four-goal deficit in the second half fell just short in the Virginia 4A state girls' lacrosse championship game June 10 at Salem High School. The second-year Rams twice pulled within one but were unable to net the equalizer as George Mason held on for a 15-14 victory.

The Riverside Rams won the Virginia 4A state boys’ lacrosse championship in just their second season as a program.—Times-Mirror/Jeff Vennitti

Riverside clamps down on E.C. Glass to win first state lacrosse title

Preparation and execution - combined with a talented, deep roster - proved to be the proper formula for the Riverside Rams to complete a perfect season June 10 in the Virginia 4A state boys' lacrosse championship game at Salem High School.

The Potomac Falls Panthers have once again won the VHSL 5A state girls’ lacrosse title.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Potomac Falls repeats as 5A girls’ lacrosse champions

Amid a hot day June 10 in Fairfax, Potomac Falls and George Marshall squared off for a second consecutive year in the Virginia 5A state girls' lacrosse championship. And for a second straight season, the Panthers came out on top 12-9 after an explosive second-half performance.

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 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 Rock Ridge Phoenix have advanced to the Virginia 4A state boys’ tennis championship match Saturday versus John Handley.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s VHSL State Playoffs Scoreboard: June 5-6 games

Riverside High School (boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse), Potomac Falls (girls lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Stone Bridge (boys tennis) have each punched their tickets for Saturday's VHSL State Championships following state semifinal wins.

Kelsey Curl and the Potomac Falls Panthers will travel to Fredericksburg today to play Massaponax in the state semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Six Loudoun teams qualify for state lacrosse playoffs

The 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A and 4A state lacrosse tournaments will include six Loudoun teams. Briar Woods, Dominion, Riverside and Stone Bridge will play in boys' semifinal games Tuesday, as will Potomac Falls and Riverside in the girls' semifinals.

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