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Broad Run High School alum Connor Jessop has excelled in his senior season for Shepherd University.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Broad Run alum Jessop earns MEC Offensive Player of Year award

Shepherd University senior quarterback Connor Jessop (Broad Run) is the 2017 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year after piloting the Rams to a perfect 10-0 record during the regular season. Shepherd junior wide receiver Wanya Allen (Potomac Falls) and West Virginia Wesleyan senior linebacker Brandon Grayson (Loudoun Valley) were selected on the second team.

Paced by Emma Wolcott, Ava Hassebrock, Sarah Gould, Katie West and Emma Hunt, the Tuscarora Huskies raced to a VHSL Class 5 state girls’ cross-country championship.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Tuscarora runs to third title in four years at Class 5 cross-country meet

For most programs, a runner-up finish at the state cross-country meet would be something to celebrate. For the Tuscarora Huskies girls’ team, their second-place status from 2016 - after winning states in both 2014 and 2015 - was something to motivate. The Huskies earned a return to the top, winning the team championship Nov. 10 at the Virginia High School League’s Class 5 state cross-country meet..

Tuscarora junior QB Justin Allen sprints toward the end zone for one of his two touchdown runs in a 28-7 victory against Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Tuscarora downs Potomac Falls for second time in as many weeks

The Tuscarora Huskies advanced to the Region 5C semifinals with a 28-7 home victory against the Potomac Falls Panthers in the quarterfinal round Nov. 10 at Fortune Field in Leesburg. Facing the Panthers for the second time in as many weeks, Tuscarora's diversity on offense was too much for Potomac Falls to overcome.

Broad Run will host Wakefield in a Region 5C quarterfinal round playoff game Friday night in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Seven Loudoun teams begin postseason play Friday

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the 2017 varsity football postseason by virtue of the Virginia High School League power ratings. Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Tuscarora, John Champe and Potomac Falls earned spots in the Region 5C playoffs, while Dominion and Loudoun County have secured spots in the Region 4C playoffs.

Potomac Falls will play Mountain View in a VHSL Class 5 state semifinal game Friday in Virginia Beach.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

VHSL state field hockey tournament scoreboard

Heritage and Potomac Falls high schools have advanced to the semifinals of the Virginia High School League state field hockey tournament. Heritage (Class 4) and Potomac Falls (Class 5) will each play state semifinal games Friday in Virginia Beach.

Sterling resident Nick Melloni will represent USA Gymnastics in the 2017 World Age Group Competitions, set for Nov. 12-16 in Bulgaria.—Courtesy Photo

Melloni reaches new heights on trampoline

It’s easy to pick Nick Melloni out from the maze of mats, bars and all the apparatus inside Sterling’s Dulles Gymnastics Academy. He’s the guy wearing the purple and green tie-dye t-shirt, performing double- and triple-flips, seeming to scrape the rafters with his high-flying moves. “It’s a passion that I found,” said Melloni of his chosen athletic outlet, an esoteric yet demanding sport called trampoline.

Senior receiver Adam Thorne streaks toward the end zone for Tuscarora’s first touchdown during a 21-0 victory against Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora shuts out Potomac Falls

The Tuscarorora Huskies closed the regular season on a positive note, shutting down the host Potomac Falls Panthers 21-0 in Potomac District action Nov. 3 in Sterling. Adam Thorne scored on a 32-yard catch and run midway through the third quarter and Jaylon Lundy added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Huskies.

Potomac Falls players rejoice following a 1-0 victory against Stone Bridge in the Region 5C field hockey championship game.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Potomac Falls tops Stone Bridge to net regional field hockey title

The Potomac Falls Panthers applied pressure throughout most of the Region 5C field hockey championship game against the host Stone Bridge Bulldogs. That pressure finally paid off when senior Serena Farmer blasted a shot into the back of the cage with 3:15 left in regulation to lift Potomac Falls to a 1-0 victory Thursday evening in Ashburn.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are Region 5C field hockey tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Regional field hockey playoffs scoreboard

Potomac Falls netted the lone goal with a little more than three minutes left in regulation to defeat Stone Bridge 1-0 in the Region 5C tournament championship game Thursday night in Ashburn. Eastern View defeated Heritage 3-1 in the Region 4D tournament final.

Tuscarora senior Emma Wolcott, shown here at the 2017 Oatlands Invitational, crossed the finish line first at regionals in a time of 18 minutes, 18.33 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Art Pittman

Loudoun Valley, Tuscarora race to regional cross-country titles

The Loudoun Valley Vikings swept top team and individual honors in the Class 4, Region C cross-country meet Wednesday at the John Handley 5K course in Winchester. The Tuscarora Huskies claimed boys' and girls' team crowns in the Class 5, Region C meet, also contested Wednesday at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

The John Champe Knights rate fifth in Class 5, Region C entering their regular-season finale Nov. 3 versus Freedom.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Virginia High School League football power ratings

Loudoun teams occupy five of the top six spots in the VHSL Class 5, Region C football power ratings entering the final week of the regular season. Stone Bridge leads the way, followed by Broad Run, Falls Church, Tuscarora, John Champe and Potomac Falls. Dominion ranks third in Class 4, Region C, while Heritage, Woodgrove and Loudoun County hold spots six through eight.

Potomac District volleyball team

Tuscarora High School senior Anne Louise Seekford earned Player of the Year honors on the 2017 All-Potomac District volleyball team. Jill Raschiatore is the Coach of the Year after guiding Stone Bridge to first place during the regular season.

The Briar Woods Falcons perform their winning routine at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Oct. 28 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Sports Rewind: Oct. 23-28 games

The Loudoun County Raiders outlasted the Heritage Pride in five sets Saturday afternoon to secure the No. 1 regional seed from the Dulles District. Briar Woods, Tuscarora and Broad Run secured the top three spots at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Saturday evening at Stone Bridge.

Potomac District volleyball tournament bracket

The 2017 Class 5 Potomac District volleyball tournament tips off Monday night with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal round matches. Stone Bridge earned the tournament's No. 1 seed after going undefeated in regular-season district play.

Loudoun Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 10

Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun County, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora earned wins Friday night during the 10th week of the 2017 varsity football season. A pair of undefeated teams Broad Run and Stone Bridge remain tied atop the Potomac District, while Dominion and Loudoun County join Heritage, who was off this week, in a three-way tie atop the Dulles District with 4-1 district marks.

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