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Rock Ridge junior Everett Chou returns a serve during an April 28 match versus Heritage. Chou won his No. 3 singles match and teamed with Momin Khan to win at No. 1 doubles.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Rock Ridge aces Heritage to remain undefeated in boys tennis

The Rock Ridge Phoenix continued their rise in varsity boys' tennis Friday with a 9-0 victory at home versus the Heritage Pride. Rock Ridge has defeated Loudoun Valley, Loudoun County and Heritage on consecutive days to move to 11-0 this season.

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 21-27 games

Lauren Sproat, Maddie Muldoon and Janay Jackson combined to score nine goals to lead John Champe to a 9-0 victory against Dominion in a varsity girls' soccer match Thursday evening. Look inside for scores and submitted stats from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

Stone Bridge High School alum Jonathan Allen proudly displays his Washington Redskins jersey on draft night.—Photo Courtesy/Washington Redskins

Allen’s versatility makes him ‘easy pick’ for Washington Redskins

Head coach Jay Gruden had no expectation that Jonathan Allen would still be on the board Thursday night when the Washington Redskins made the 17th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. "Not in a million years did we think he would be there at 17, so we are happy as heck he was," Gruden said of Allen, who played high school football at Stone Bridge - just five miles from Redskins Park in Ashburn.

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U14 Wildcats.—Courtesy Photo

Wildcats strike gold on volleyball court

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U14 Wildcats went undefeated in pool play and won a pair of three-set matches in the semifinals and final to claim the championship at the Maryland Juniors 14s Tournament, April 22 in Jessup, Md. This was the third gold medal for the Wildcats during the current club season.

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Broad Run alum Cook swings to ODAC golf honor

Bridgewater College senior Danielle Cook has been selected on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference second team in women's golf. This is the second time the Broad Run High School alum has earned all-conference recognition during her college career.

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.

Jonathan Allen, left, is expected to be selected within the first 10 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.—Photo Courtesy/University of Alabama athletics

Stone Bridge alum Allen leads Alabama’s big draft class

The University of Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the National Football League draft. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, a Stone Bridge High School alum, is almost universally regarded as a top 10 pick and could play inside or on the edge.
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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.

Loudoun’s Varsity Spring Sports Rewind: April 17-20 games

Woodgrove High School remained undefeated this spring on the softball diamond with a 16-0 win versus Heritage on Thursday night. Camryn Dolby and Amanda Daniels combined on a no-hitter in the pitching circle. Look inside for scores and submitted stats from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.

Potomac Falls strikes early, often in 18-5 lacrosse win

In a long night of varsity girls' lacrosse action Thursday in Sterling, the reigning Virginia 5A state champion Potomac Falls Panthers protected their house with an 18-5 victory against T.C. Williams. The Titans might remember seeing senior Kelsey Curl score four goals to spark the Panthers.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2017 spring scrimmage at North Carolina. Carlton, a setter and opposite hitter for the Tar Heels, was selected to play opposite hitter for the United States.—Courtesy Photo

Carlton to take court for USA Volleyball in Pan American Cup

Holly Carlton admits she was not overly optimistic prior to reading an email from USA Volleyball one late night in March. More than three weeks had passed since the Potomac Falls High School alum participated in a tryout March 3-5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. "I opened it up and was just really surprised," Carlton explained of learning she was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States in the 2017 Under-20 Women’s Pan American Cup.

Briar Woods senior Michael Ludowig is receiving interest from Major League Baseball scouts as a pitcher and an outfielder.—Courtesy Photo

Falcon’s Crest: As MLB draft looms, Ludowig stays calm, carries on

Michael Ludowig of Briar Woods High School has turned himself into perhaps the most sought-after baseball player Loudoun has produced in the last half-decade. Dominant from the left side, Ludowig throws devastatingly hard from the mound. From a coiled stance brimming with power, he rockets balls into - and sometimes over - outfield gaps.
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Five-run second inning powers Riverside past Heritage

The Riverside Rams used a five-run second inning to pull away from the Heritage Pride on their way to an 11-1 non-conference baseball win in five innings Tuesday night in Leesburg.

USSSA Angels 4 Autism Tournament set for Loudoun this weekend

The United States Specialty Sports Association is hosting Autism Awareness softball tournaments throughout the nation during the month of April. Potomack Lakes Sportsplex in Sterling and Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg will host tournaments April 21-22.

Evergreen Lions to hold player evaluations Sunday

Evergreen Lions Travel Football will conduct player evaluations (Under-9 through rising eighth graders) for the 2017 tackle football season April 23, 4-6 p.m. on field No. 3 at CroppMetcalfe Park at Evergreen Sportsplex.

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