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From left: Kaly Garcia, Kiley Turner, Tess Mitchell and Logan Gibson.—Photo Courtesy/LCHS athletics

Four Raiders to play college softball

Four members - Kaly Garcia, Kiley Turner, Tess Mitchell and Logan Gibson - of the Loudoun County High School softball program have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. All four players helped the Raiders win Conference 21-East season and tournament titles in 2017.

John Champe senior Miranda Lawson will take her academic and softball skills to Cornell University.—Courtesy Photo

Lawson finds right fit with Cornell

Hard work pays off. A dedicated student-athlete at John Champe High School, Miranda Lawson recently committed to attend and continue her softball career at Cornell University beginning in the fall of 2018. Along with the opportunity to gain an Ivy League education while playing NCAA Division I softball, Lawson says a visit to Cornell's campus in upstate New York was the icing on the cake.
Alayna Furr

Furr caps softball career in style

Woodgrove High School alum Alayna Furr recently graduated from Concord University in Athens, W. Va. with an undergraduate degree in social work. A member of Woodgrove's first state champion softball team in 2012, Furr went on to enjoy a successful career at Concord.
Kaly Garcia

Garcia taking power bat to next level

Kaly Garcia is a power hitter in every sense of the word. Her consistently strong at-bats has attracted many college coaches to watch her hit bombs. A rising senior at Loudoun County High School, Garcia has decided to continue hitting dingers at the University of Mary Washington, beginning in the fall of 2018.
Caitlyn de la Haba

Broad Run alum to coach Lafayette softball

Nearly a decade ago, Caitlyn de la Haba was busy dominating the varsity softball landscape as an ace pitcher for the Broad Run Spartans. She twice earned Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year honors and helped Broad Run finish the 2008 season as the nation's No. 1 ranked prep team, according to USA Today. A stellar four-year playing career at Villanova University was followed by assistant coaching stints at Villanova, Lehigh and George Mason.

Ashley Cole at the plate during her senior season.—Photo Courtesy/Lehigh University athletics

Woodgrove alum Cole earns Patriot League softball accolades

Lehigh University senior Ashley Cole earned unanimous selection by league coaches to the 2017 All-Patriot League softball first team as a designated player. The Woodgrove High School alum was also a second-team selection as an outfielder.

VHSL Group 5A All-State softball team

Players from Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools earned selection on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State softball team. Virginia 5A state champion Atlee swept top honors on the all-state team.

Camryn Dolby is the VHSL 4A Player of the Year following a stellar junior season.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL Group 4A All-State softball team

Woodgrove High School swept top honors on the 2017 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State softball team. Junior pitcher Camryn Dolby is the Player of the Year and Joe Spicer is the Coach of the Year after the Wolverines won a second consecutive state championship. Freedom, Loudoun County and Loudoun Valley are also represented on the all-state team.

The Leesburg Revolution 14U fastpitch softball team.—Courtesy Photo

Leesburg Revolution wins fastpitch softball state tournament

The Leesburg Revolution 14U softball team won the Virginia USSSA Fastpitch State Tournament 14U Open championship June 4 at Claude Moore Park in Sterling. The Revolution jumped out to an early lead in the championship game with five hits in the second inning. Lauren Keys struck out three and did not allow an earned run to secure the pitching win.

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.

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