Category Archives: Briar Woods

06.01.18 Girls Soccer: Potomac Falls @ Briar Woods, Region 5C Final

Ashburn, VA (June 1, 2018) – The regular season difference between the Briar Woods Falcons and the Potomac Falls Panthers was almost imperceptible. The Falcons finished on top with a 11-1-2 district record, but their only loss had been at the hands of the Panthers, who had finished right behind at 11-2-1. Chas Sumser Photography was…
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06.01.18 Boys Soccer: Wakefield @ Briar Woods, Region 5C Final

Ashburn, VA (June 1, 2018) – In a regional championship game, you really don't expect to see a team with a regular season record of 5-12-2 on one side of the field. But that's exactly the record that the Wakefield Warriors brought to this game against the Briar Woods Falcons, who finished their regular season at…
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05.30.18 Girls Soccer: Stone Bridge @ Briar Woods, Region 5C Semifinal

Brambleton, VA (May 30, 2018) – The Briar Woods Falcons earned their top seed and home field advantage in the Region 5C girls soccer playoffs amassing a 12-1-2 regular season record that dwarfed that of their opponent, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs. However, finishing with a modest 7-7-2 did not prevent Stone Bridge from performing well in…
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05.10.18 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ Briar Woods

Brambleton, VA (May 10, 2018) – The Tuscarora Huskies (10-1-2) and Briar Woods Falcons (9-1-2) girls soccer teams entered this game with nearly identical seasons behind them. They had played once before, and the Falcons had won easily, 4-1, at Tuscarora. But this is playoff time, and both teams needed to demonstrate that they were ready…
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05.10.18 Boys Soccer: Tuscarora @ Briar Woods

Brambleton, VA (May 10, 2018) – Briar Woods (12-1) was clearly the favorite as they hosted Tuscarora (8-5-1) in a late season tuneup for the playoffs. In the midst of an eleven-game winning streak, the Falcons had already beaten the Huskies once, 2-0, just three weeks ago. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action…
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05.01.18 Boys Lacrosse: Briar Woods @ John Champe

Aldie, VA (May 1, 2018) – Between them, Briar Woods and John Champe boys lacrosse teams had lost one game in this spring season. The Falcons only blemish came against 2017 state champion Riverside to set their record at 9-1. The Knights were 10-0, and only had one game that could be called a close win,…
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2017.12.08 Girls Basketball: Briar Woods @ Rock Ridge

Ashburn, VA (December 8, 2017) – Toughened up from a game earlier in the week against Heritage, the Briar Woods Falcons came out ready to play. With consistent shooting and solid defense--and three three-pointers from Ashton Keilholtz--they dominated the Rock Ridge Phoenix on their home court. The first quarter score of 10-5 was a good reflection…
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2017.12.05 Girls Basketball: Briar Woods @ Heritage

Leesburg, VA (December 5, 2017) – Lots can happen in a long regular season, and early games don't always mean much. But if this matchup between the Heritage Pride and visiting Briar Woods Falcons is any indication, the home team is headed for good things. With three minutes to go in the first quarter, Briar Woods…
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2017.11.10 Cross Country: VA 4A and 5A State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 10, 2017) – On a brilliant and surprisingly cold November morning, high school cross country teams from all over Virginia met for first day of the state championship races. Loudoun County schools were well represented in the 4A and 5A compeitions. Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion…
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2017.10.25 Cross Country: Potomac District Championships

Leesburg, VA (October 25, 2017) – On a cool, but warmer than usual Autumn afternoon, eight Loudoun County high schools met to decide the Potomac District title in both boys and girls varsity races. Emma Wolcott (490) heads for home Although some teams chose to rest their top runners--giving others the chance to place and medal--there…
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2017.09.23 Cross Country: LCPS Championships

Purcellville, VA (September 23, 2017) – As happened at the Oatlands Invitational, the morning began as part of a beautiful fall weekend. Perfect conditions for a cross country race on an excellent course at Woodgrove High School. The varsity races went off without a hitch, and included the expected Loudoun Valley domination, but as each of…
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2017.09.16 Cross Country: Oatlands Invitational

Leesburg, VA (September 16, 2017) – The Oatlands course is beautiful. Hard, but beautiful. A long, sweeping downhill opens the race, but at the half-mile mark the runners had back virtually the way they came. A quick turn again and they are headed down and through a stream before they are even halfway done with the…
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2017.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: Loudoun County @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (April 30, 2017) – A forty-five minute rain delay created an unusual start time for this highly anticipated matchup of two great LCPS boys lacrosse teams. After a brief thunderstorm that created steamy conditions, the visiting Loudoun County Raiders and the host Briar Woods Falcons went to work at 10:45 on a Saturday morning. Both…
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2017.02.17 Girls Basketball: Briar Woods @ Tuscarora, Conf. 14 Final

Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2017) – They say it's hard to beat a team three times in one season. That was the task for top-seeded Tuscarora Huskies as they hosted the Briar Woods Falcons for the Conference 14 tournament championship. The Huskies won a close one in January and then easily dispatched the Falcons two weeks…
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2017.02.08 Gymnastics: VHSL 4A-5A North Regional Championships

Sterling, VA (February 8, 2017) – Eleven LCPS high schools were represented at the 2017 5A North Regional gymnastics championships including host Park View. Freedom's defending state champion Sydney Wrighte captured top honors in Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Exercise and All Around. Joining Wrighte on the All Around podium was Woodgrove's River Stone, in fourth place,…
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2016.11.12 Volleyball: Briar Woods @ Tuscarora, 5A North Final

Leesburg, VA (November 12, 2016) – During the volleyball regular season, the Briar Woods Falcons had the upper hand, winning twice over the Tuscarora Huskies in four sets each time. But the tables were turned in the first round of the Conference 14 tournament, as Tuscarora won, 3-0, igniting a run all the way to the…
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2016.11.11-12 Cross Country: VA State Championships

The Plains, VA (November 11-12, 2016) – The site of the Virginia State Cross Country Championships could not be more perfect. Sunny, but cool weather invited the finest high school runners in the state to a treat of a course in perfect condition. The 1A, 2A and 3A races were held on Friday, November 11, and the 4A,…
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