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Tuscarora wins wild one to reach first-ever state volleyball final

For the first time in their eight-year history, the Tuscarora Huskies are taking this volleyball season as far as it can go. The Huskies (20-5) earned their debut appearance in the upcoming Virginia Class 5 championship match by defeating previously unbeaten North Stafford (19-1) at home Nov. 14, in a state semifinal that went about as far as it could go.

Region 4C volleyball team selections

Heritage, Loudoun County and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2017 All-Region 4C volleyball team. Millbrook outside hitter Victoria Johnson is the Player of the Year and Carla Milton of Millbrook is the Coach of the Year.

Senior Gabriela Santos and the Tuscarora Huskies have advanced to the VHSL Class 5 state volleyball championship match.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

VHSL state volleyball tournament scoreboard

The Loudoun County Raiders (Class 4) and the Tuscarora Huskies (Class 5) each won Virginia High School League state volleyball tournament semifinal matches Tuesday night to punch their tickets for Saturday's state finals. Loudoun County swept Millbrook on the road, while Tuscarora outlasted North Stafford in five sets at home.

Region 5C volleyball team selections

Tuscarora High School swept top honors on the 2017 All-Region 5C volleyball team. Senior Anne Louise Seekford is the Player of the Year and John Senchak is the Coach of the Year after guiding the Huskies to a regional championship.

The Tuscarora Huskies, shown here after winning a point during the Potomac District final, are Region 5C volleyball champions.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Regional volleyball playoffs scoreboard

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Briar Woods Falcons in five sets Wednesday night to claim the Region 5C volleyball tournament championship. Loudoun County fell in five sets to Millbrook in the Region 4C tournament final. Tuscarora, Briar Woods and Loudoun County each advance to the VHSL state tournament as regional finalists.

Comeback falls short as Loudoun County volleyball sees region streak snapped

The last time Loudoun County High School’s unprecedentedly successful volleyball program failed to win the regional postseason tournament was 12 years ago, in 2005 - until this season. On Nov. 8, the Millbrook Pioneers (22-5) came into Leesburg and defeated the top regional seed Loudoun County Raiders (25-3) three sets to two in the Region 4C championship match.

Woodgrove head volleyball coach Carmel Keilty was presented with a game ball to recognize her milestone achievement.—Photo Courtesy/Woodgrove High School

Woodgrove’s Keilty nets 450th coaching victory

Woodgrove High School recently honored volleyball coach Carmel Keilty on earning her 450th career victory. Keilty has guided the volleyball programs at Loudoun Valley, Heritage and Woodgrove during her 28-year coaching career.

Stone Bridge players are elated after the Bulldogs prevailed in a five-set marathon versus the Tuscarora Huskies.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Tied late in fifth set, Stone Bridge escapes with Potomac title

Stone Bridge High School’s gymnasium was out of control Thursday night for the 2017 Potomac District volleyball tournament championship match. The showdown featured the best two teams in the district, with No. 1 seed Stone Bridge hosting No. 2 seed Tuscarora. Anyone who paid their way at the gate went home with more than they bargained for, as the match was filled with back-and-forth action, charged up fan bases and high emotions from both groups of players.

The Loudoun County Raiders won a district tournament championship for the 11th time in the last 12 years Thursday, defeating the Heritage Pride 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 in the Dulles District tournament final.—Photo Courtesy/LCHS volleyball

District volleyball playoffs scoreboard

The Loudoun County Raiders and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs each won district volleyball tournament championships Thursday night. Stone Bridge outlasted Tuscarora in five sets in the Potomac District final and Loudoun County swept Heritage in the Dulles District title match.

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.


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