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Wall, Beal eye 50 wins, East finals for Wizards

John Wall is a perennial All-Star. Backcourt mate Bradley Beal might finally get that sort of recognition this season. What both of the Washington Wizards’ starting guards in their 20s would really love to do is, at long last, really matter in the NBA playoffs -- and stick around more than two rounds.

Tuscarora running back Jaylon Lundy found the end zone twice in the Huskies’ 48-26 win versus Freedom.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora tops Freedom for fifth straight win

The Tuscarora Huskies overcame a slow start by exploding for 42 points in the second and third quarters combined to defeat the Freedom Eagles 48-26 in Potomac District action Oct. 13 at Fortune Field in Leesburg. Junior quarterback Justin Allen tossed three touchdown passes and rushed for another score to help lead the Huskies to their fifth consecutive win.

Junior Ben Castellano pulls in a reception in front of Dominion senior George Richardson during Woodgroves’s 28-12 win. Castellano caught a touchdown pass for Woodgrove, while Richardson was on the receiving end of both of Dominion’s touchdowns.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Woodgrove pulls away from Dominion in Dulles District clash

The Woodgrove Wolverines grinded through three quarters and pulled away in the fourth on their way to a 28-12 victory against the Dominion Titans at home Oct 13 in Purcellville. With the win, Woodgrove avenged a playoff loss to Dominion last year and remained undefeated in Dulles District play.

Loudoun Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 8

Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove earned wins Friday night during the eighth week of the 2017 varsity football season. Class 5 Potomac District teams Broad Run and Stone Bridge kept their unbeaten marks intact at 7-0.

Former Loudoun Valley standout Brandon Grayson is averaging more than 10 tackles per game as a senior for West Virginia Wesleyan.—Photo Courtesy/West Virginia Wesleyan athletics

Grayson is a tackle machine for West Virginia Wesleyan

Loudoun Valley High School alum Brandon Grayson is making the most of his final football season at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Through six games, the senior linebacker has recorded a team-leading 61 tackles, along with three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

Connor Jessop has passed for more than 300 yards in four of five games this season for the undefeated Shepherd Rams.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Jessop continues to shine for Shepherd football

Shepherd University senior quarterback Connor Jessop is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week after piloting the Rams to a 51-14 victory against West Liberty. The Broad Run High School alum completed 23 of 30 passing attempts for 313 yards and four touchdowns to earn the offensive award for the second time this season.

Garrett Batt won a gold medal in taekwondo at the 2017 Pan American Games. Batt outlasted 16-plus athletes in his division, defeating opponents from Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico.—Courtesy Photo

Batt takes his attack to the mat

At the age of 9, Garrett Batt tried out a new sport called taekwondo. He and his father, James, hoped it would help the young man find something to calm his emotions and achieve greater discipline. Along the way, he also found a Pan American gold medal, a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team - and that discipline and calmness he was looking for.

Woodgrove’s golf team won district and regional tournament titles to earn a spot in the state tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Woodgrove places second, Briar Woods is third at state golf championships

The Woodgrove Wolverines capped a stellar season by placing second as a team in the Virginia High School League Class 4 State Golf Tournament. The Briar Woods Falcons finished third in the Class 5 team standings.

The Broad Run Spartans lead the pack in the VHSL power ratings for Class 5, Region C.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The latest Virginia High School League football power ratings include six Loudoun teams - Broad Run, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora, Dominion, John Champe and Woodgrove - among the top five overall in Class 5, Region C or Class 4, Region C.

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Rewind: Oct. 5-10 matches

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools prevailed in varsity volleyball matches Tuesday night. Stone Bridge outlasted Tuscarora 13-25, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 15-6 in the only match to go five sets.

Senior Daniel Thompson hauls in a reception during Stone Bridge’s 47-7 victory against Briar Woods. Thompson caught two touchdown passes in the first half to help the Bulldogs build a 27-0 halftime lead.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

MORE PHOTOS: Stone Bridge romps Briar Woods by taking to the air

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs notched touchdowns on each of their first four possessions, then racked up three more in the third quarter in a 47-7 decision over Potomac District foe Briar Woods in the Falcons’ den Oct.6 in Brambleton. Stone Bridge’s Mason Tatum was a prolific thrower in the early going. The junior quarterback launched 15 first-half passes, with three going for touchdowns. Two went to senior wideout Daniel Thompson as the Bulldogs amassed the contest’s first 47 points.

Loudoun County High School alum Maggie Phillips has earned Patriot League Volleyball Player of the Week honors twice in her senior season at the Naval Academy.—Photo Courtesy/Naval Academy athletics

Phillips nets Patriot League volleyball award

Naval Academy senior outside hitter Maggie Phillips was recently selected as the Patriot League's Volleyball Player of the Week. The Loudoun County High School alum led Navy with an average of 3.9 kills per set and a .286 attack percentage in victories against American, Colgate and Holy Cross.

Cam Corbett’s 24-yard touchdown reception with 16 seconds left provided the winning margin in Loudoun County’s 28-21 win.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County outlasts Loudoun Valley in Dulles District thriller

The Loudoun County Raiders played spoiler on the road versus the Loudoun Valley Vikings with a well-earned 28-21 thrilling victory Oct 6 at Leonard Stadium in Purcellville. Cam Corbett corralled the game-winning touchdown pass from Nick Barts with just 16 seconds left in regulation to give the Raiders a key Dulles District victory. Loudoun County (4-2, 2-0 in Dulles District) surpassed its win total from a year ago with the road victory.

Loudoun Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 7

Broad Run, Heritage, Loudoun County and Stone Bridge earned road victories Friday night, while Freedom, John Champe and Woodgrove won at home during the seventh week of the 2017 varsity football season.

Dominion High School student broadcasters Wyatt Krueger and Kevin DiDomenico, with journalism teacher and broadcast producer Mitch Schwartz.—Courtesy Photo

Students take the mic to call Dominion football games

Excitement and support for Dominion High School's football program has grown to new heights. Along with sending numerous players on to the collegiate level, the Titans secured their first 10-win season in 2016 and are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Kevin DiDomenico and Wyatt Krueger are keeping Dominion supporters connected with their team this fall.
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