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Michael Brennan produced impressive results on the golf course throughout the month of June.—Photo Courtesy/Virginia State Golf Association

Brennan’s drive has him on course

For a young golfer who's been honing his craft for years, June was quite a month. Lifelong Leesburg resident Michael Brennan, a rising sophomore at Tuscarora High School, toted his big bag of golf clubs from course to course throughout June. Running through a tough gauntlet, Brennan's name is now a bit better known in the golf world.

Emory University captains Nikki Batt, left, and Madison Phaneuf have built a tight bond since first meeting each other on the soccer field seven years ago.—Courtesy Photo

Batt, Phaneuf build a special bond through soccer

Emory University juniors Madison Phaneuf and Nikki Batt know all too well the power of fate. The ever-present force in life, it created their unforeseen friendship and directed their lives in places each never thought it would go.

The Woodgrove Wolverines open the 2017 season Aug. 25 at home versus Armstrong.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun’s 2017 Varsity Football Season Schedule

Loudoun teams kick off the 2017 varsity football season Aug. 25. Briar Woods, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Tuscarora and Woodgrove will play home games to start the season. The regular season continues for 11 weeks through Nov. 3.

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.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Francois Bernard of Briar Woods High School is the Coach of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' soccer team. Bernard guided the Falcons to their first state championship in 2017. Briar Woods, Broad Run, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are each represented by players on the All-State teams.

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.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 5A North Region boys’ soccer champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Anderson’s late goal nets Briar Woods a regional soccer crown

A tightly-contested 5A North Region boys' soccer championship game between the Briar Woods Falcons and the Tuscarora Huskies appeared to be headed for overtime as the game remained scoreless deep into the second half Friday night at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn.

Tuscarora High School college ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora hosts college ceremony for 14 student-athletes

Tuscarora High School hosted a college ceremony May 30 for 14 student-athletes representing eight varsity sports programs who will continue their athletic careers in college.

Loudoun’s Varsity Playoff Schedule: June 2 games

A total of 14 varsity teams from Loudoun will play in 5A North, 4A West, 4A North or 3A East regional championship games Friday. Varsity teams from Briar Woods, Dominion, Freedom, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove high schools will be in action.

Camryn Dolby pitches during host Woodgrove’s 10-0 victory against Loudoun County in the 4A West Region softball tournament semifinals May 31 in Purcellville.—Photo Courtesy/Adrian Dillenseger, 3slidephoto

Loudoun’s Regional Playoffs Scoreboard: May 30-31 games

Briar Woods (baseball, boys soccer), Dominion (boys lacrosse), Freedom (softball), Riverside (baseball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse), Rock Ridge (boys tennis), Stone Bridge (softball, boys lacrosse), Tuscarora (boys soccer) and Woodgrove (softball) each won regional playoff games Wednesday.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs followed up their Conference 14 meet title by winning the 5A North Region girls’ track and field crown.—Courtesy Photo

Stone Bridge girls, multiple athletes win regional track titles

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs placed first in the girls' team standings at the 5A North Region track and field championships, contested May 23-24 in Stafford. Broad Run finished second on the girls' side and Tuscarora claimed fifth place in the boys' standings.

The Loudoun County Raiders will host E.C. Glass in a 4A West Region girls’ soccer quarterfinal game May 29 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Regional Playoff Scoreboard: May 24-26 games

The Riverside Rams advanced to the 3A East Region boys' and girls' tennis finals with semifinal wins Friday. Briar Woods (baseball), Freedom (boys' lacrosse), Loudoun County (boys' lacrosse, girls' tennis), Loudoun Valley (softball), Park View (boys' soccer), Rock Ridge (girls' soccer) and Stone Bridge (softball) also won regional playoff games.

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs are Conference 14 softball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Maddie Thompson

Softball: Stone Bridge outlasts Tuscarora in Conference 14 title game

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start, a two-run deficit and a pair of weather delays to defeat the Tuscarora Huskies 7-5 in the championship game of the Conference 14 softball tournament. The title game started Thursday and concluded Friday after a prolonged delay suspended the contest.

Loudoun County senior Tyler Karol, shown here earlier this spring at the Wolverine Track Classic, placed first in the 300-meter hurdles (41.95) at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Track and field: Conference meet results

Stone Bridge High School won boys' and girls' team titles at the Group 5A Conference 14 track and field meet, while Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys claimed team crowns at the Group 4A Conference 21-East meet. Overall, Loudoun student-athletes competed in one of five conference meets this week.

Briar Woods shuts out Tuscarora in Conference 14 boys’ soccer semifinals

"Everything out" calls senior goalkeeper Micah Scott, prior to every kick into his goalie box. It was a prominent theme Briar Woods followed Wednesday night on its way to shutting out host Tuscarora in the Conference 14 boys' soccer tournament semifinal round in Leesburg.

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