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The Ashburn Youth Football League Bulldogs run the ball during the Loudoun Bowl C League championship game versus the Upper Loudoun Youth Football League Bengals.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Loudoun Bowl crowns four champions

A pair of teams from Central Loudoun Youth Football League and one each from Ashburn Youth Football League and Upper Loudoun Youth Football League won titles in the first annual Loudoun Bowl. The Loudoun Youth Football Alliance hosted four championship games Nov. 19 at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville.

Loudoun Bowl: Youth teams to go for football supremacy

The first annual Loudoun Bowl is set for Nov. 19 at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville. The Loudoun Youth Football Alliance - consisting of Ashburn, Central Loudoun, Lower Loudoun and Upper Loudoun youth football leagues - will host four championship games.

Youth football players perform rugby-style tackling drills during a fall practice.—Courtesy Photo

Get the head out: Rugby tackling takes hold in youth football

With a growing body of medical evidence suggesting long-term negative effects of head trauma and concussions, coaches and parents of Loudoun's young football players are actively seeking help so their kids can play the game the right way - while simultaneously protecting the growing bodies of those kids. Some believe football's solution lies in another tackle-heavy sport: rugby.
Moriah McDonald

An elite performance on the tennis court

A decade ago, Moriah McDonald received her first tennis lesson in a church cafeteria. Now, the 14-year-old from Ashburn is part of a national champion tennis team. McDonald and her DMV Elite teammates won the Advanced title at the 2016 Junior Team Tennis National Championships. The DMV Elite defeated The Racquet Club of Columbus (Ohio) 58-31 in the championship match Oct. 16 at the Cayce Tennis Center in South Carolina.

Tryouts and Announcements: Oct. 5 listings

Top of the Podium Wrestling Center is hosting free Introduction to Wrestling classes in October for youth ages 7-14. Look inside for more details, along with softball, water polo and basketball listings.

Kurt McHenry, front, has made great strides in the sport of wrestling. The 16-year-old from Leesburg recently won a world championship and has set his sights on wrestling in the Olympics.—Photo Courtesy/Sam Janicki

Leesburg wrestler McHenry wins world championship

It's a common thing for Kurt McHenry to return home a conquering champion. The 16-year-old Leesburg resident attends St. Paul's School near Baltimore, and he comes back nearly every weekend to regale with tales of his latest triumphs on the wrestling mat. He's not usually returning home with a victory from eight time zones away, though.
1757 All-Stars

1757 All-Stars place second at regional golf tournament

A team of junior golfers ages 13 and under from 1757 Golf Club in Dulles competed in the PGA Junior League Golf Mid Atlantic Regional, Sept. 17-18 at LedgeRock Golf Club in Mohnton, Pa. The 1757 All-Stars placed second in the four-team event with a 2-1 record.

Perfect Hawks win Dulles National Soccer Tournament crown

The ODFC Hawks won the Under-19 girls' division at the 25th annual Dulles National Soccer Tournament, contested Aug. 27-28 in Fairfax. The Loudoun-based Hawks, coached by Kirk Smith, went undefeated in the tournament.

Ashburn youth Sihan Sandhu has quickly developed a taste for winning golf tournaments and has the talent to keep it going. Sandhu says his long-term goal “is to be a professional golfer.”—Courtesy Photo

10-year-old Sihan Sandhu is a force on the course

Sihan Sandhu is exceptionally good at golf, better than the overwhelming majority of people who ever swing a club. He's won events across the United States and over in Europe. He's won a full trophy case worth of regional invitationals. He doesn't play local tournaments much anymore, because if he did, he'd almost certainly win those, too.

Tryouts and Announcements: Aug. 31 listings

The Loudoun Freedom girls basketball organization seeks players to fill roster spots. Look inside for more details, along with softball, water polo and field hockey listings.

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