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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.

The Briar Woods Falcons rejoice following their victory against Mills Godwin in the VHSL 5A state boys’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

Super Saturday: Seven Loudoun teams win state championships

It was a day to remember for seven Loudoun varsity teams Saturday as Briar Woods (baseball, boys soccer), Potomac Falls (girls lacrosse), Riverside (boys soccer, boys lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis) and Woodgrove (softball) claimed 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.

Woodgrove seniors Emily Alexander, Lexi Acton and Jenna Dunn display the 4A West Region softball championship trophy.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE: Woodgrove outlasts Freedom to claim seventh straight regional title

The Woodgrove Wolverines have advanced to the regional softball championship game in each of their seven seasons since the Purcellville school opened for the 2010-2011 school year. Making that feat more impressive is the fact Woodgrove is now 7-0 in regional title games.


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