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Group 4A All-State volleyball team selections

Loudoun County High School senior Hailey Rubino has been selected as the Player of the Year on the 2016 Group 4A All-State volleyball team. Sherrilyn Hanna is the Coach of the Year after guiding the Raiders to a fifth consecutive state title.

Loudoun County High School volleyball players, coaches and managers are all smiles after the Raiders won their fifth consecutive state title.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Loudoun County Raiders net VHSL record ninth state volleyball title

It doesn't matter how many state championships the Loudoun County Raiders volleyball team wins. It never gets old. In the Group 4A title tilt Nov. 19, the Raiders (28-2) spotted the Jamestown Eagles (26-2) the opening set, then outscored them 75-59 to cruise to the program's fifth consecutive Virginia High School League championship and ninth in the past 10 years.

Middleburg Academy won the VISAA Division II state volleyball title for a second straight year.—Courtesy Photo

Middleburg Academy repeats as VISAA state volleyball champions

Middleburg Academy defeated Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in four sets, 25-12, 25-19, 25-27, 25-23, to repeat as Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state volleyball champions.

Briar Woods senior Logan Manusky slammed six kills in the Virginia 5A state final.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Briar Woods finally falls in 5A state final

In the Virginia High School League's Group 5A volleyball championship, held Nov. 19 at the Siegel Center in Richmond, the Briar Woods Falcons went down in straight sets to a Princess Anne team with the firepower to claim its first state title in the sport. The Falcons (23-3) were denied a second state tourney trophy to accompany the one they won in 2014, when they defeated Princess Anne in a five-set come-from-behind thriller.

The Loudoun County Raiders rejoice after earning the VHSL Group 4A state volleyball championship trophy.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Volleyball: VHSL state tournament scoreboard

Loudoun County High School defeated Jamestown in four sets, 17-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, to win the Virginia 4A state volleyball championship Saturday at the Siegel Center in Richmond. The Raiders have now won a VHSL record five consecutive state titles and nine in the last 10 seasons.

All-Conference 21-A volleyball team selections

Woodgrove High School is represented by five players on the 2016 All-Conference 21-A volleyball team. Millbrook swept Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors.

Volleyball: Regional playoffs scoreboard

The Briar Woods Falcons (5A North) and the Loudoun County Raiders (4A West) each won regional volleyball tournament championship matches Saturday night. Briar Woods, Loudoun County and Tuscarora have each qualified for the VHSL state volleyball tournament.

Loudoun County players rejoice after winning a point during the second set of the 4A West Region volleyball tournament championship match.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun County nets 11th straight regional volleyball title

Another year, another regional volleyball championship. For the 11th consecutive season, the Loudoun County Raiders are champions of a regional volleyball tournament. Loudoun County survived a stern challenge in the first set, then cruised to victory in the next two sets to sweep James Wood 27-25, 25-8, 25-13 in the 4A West Region final.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 5A North Region volleyball champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Briar Woods wins regional crown with five-set thriller over Tuscarora

By the time they reached the fifth and deciding set of the 5A North Region championship match, the Tuscarora Huskies and Briar Woods Falcons volleyball teams had already gone at each other for two evenly-played, momentum-swinging hours Nov. 12 in Leesburg. The final stanza began as Tuscarora's gymnasium rang with imploring cheers and approving shouts from partisans on both sides.

Riverside volleyball falls in 3A East Region semifinal

For the second straight year, the Riverside Rams volleyball team advanced all the way to the 3A East Region semifinals. Despite their season ending on that stage once again, the second-year school based in Lansdowne has a lot to be proud about.


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