Thursday, April 11, 2013
Varsity Sports: Softball loses first game, boys soccer struggles, baseball keeping it close to even.
Stone Bridge High School sports had a mixed week, with even the previously undefeated varsity softball team falling Wednesday night. The boys varsity soccer team (2-4-3) continued to struggle this week, losing its fourth and fifth games in a row to South Lakes, 0-1, Tuesday and Madison High, 1-2, Thursday. The varsity softball and baseball teams each scored wins Tuesday against South Lakes (softball 10-0; baseball 7-0), but they both lost Wednesday. The baseball team (4-5) lost 3-6 to Freedom High, while the softball team (8-1) lost its first game of the season to Bishop O'Connell 0-3. Both teams welcome Marshall High to Ashburn Friday at 6:30 p.m. Photos by Stone Bridge senior Tyler Levin.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Six members of the Stone Bridge High School girls varsity team have signed college commitment letters.
Several members of Stone Bridge High School’s girls varsity soccer team have clarified their plans for college by signing letters of intent. The current Bulldogs will be scattered along the East Coast from Maryland to Florida and obtaining new monikers from Gators to Rams. All six girls have played varsity soccer since their freshman years. Three were chosen in one year for first team All-Met, a first – Murielle Tiernan, Ashley Herndon and Emily Frederickson. Signing letters of intent were: Ariana Alston (Florida Atlantic University) Alston played varsity soccer since her freshman year, and has overcome a stress fracture, a major concussion and ACL surgery. Carson Cyphers (Virginia Commonwealth University) Cyphers earned a varsity letter …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Bulldog heading to Alabama next year has won honors for a standout year.
Stone Bridge High School’s Jonathan Allen, who plans to attend the University of Alabama next year, recently won two of Virginia’s major football awards. For starters, Allen was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Virginia Football Player of the Year, an award made in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports that recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high performance in academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Allen is the third Loudoun County football player to win the Gatorade Award. Stone Bridge’s Ed Wang won this award in 2005 and Alex Carter of Briar Woods won it last year. In addition, Allen also was named The Washington Post’s All-Met Defensive Player of the Year. As a …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Stone Bridge faces Lake Taylor, who earlier defeated Bulldogs' longtime nemesis Phoebus, for the Division 5 title next week.
The Stone Bridge Bulldogs on Saturday earned a spot the team's fifth state championship game in eight years after grinding out a 28-21 road win over the Hanover Hawks and gritty quarterback Sam Rogers in the AAA Division 5 semifinal. Stone Bridge appeared headed for a blowout early in the match up. Displaying the same type of surgical precision that helped the team score more than 60 points in two of its first three playoff games, the Bulldogs needed just nine plays and less than three minutes to take a 14-0 lead. Those Sterling Dailey touchdown runs capped 77- and 71-yard drives. But the game soon morphed into a seesaw battle packed with big plays and high drama, most of which Hawks’ QB Rogers supplied. The 6-foot, 210-lbs. quarterback – …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Briar Woods welcomes Courtland at home, while Stone Bridge heads to Hanover; wins would send each team to championship.
Ashburn’s high school football fans are in for a treat Saturday, with Briar Woods facing a AA Division 4 state semifinal at home against Courtland High School, and Stone Bridge heading south to play Hanover High School in the AAA Division 5 semifinal. Wins would send the Bulldogs to the state championship for the fifth time in the eight years and the Falcons to a third straight championship in their respective divisions. The Briar Woods game kicks off in Brambleton at 1:30 p.m. The Falcons (13-0) enter the contest after thumping Loudoun County 31-0 to claim a third straight Region 2 championship. Courtland (9-4) comes to town after winning a tightly contested 18-15 Region 4 title game over Smithfield. The teams met in the state semifinals …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Bulldogs erase an early 22-point deficit to win regional championship
Fans of Stone Bridge football had reason to be concerned the first half of Friday afternoon's Division 5 Northern Region championship game against Yorktown. Spurred by four Bulldog turnovers, the visiting Patriots (12-2) jumped out to a 29-7 lead, silencing the home crowd and stunning the Ashburn team as it bid for another state playoff run. But if Yorktown's early lead was the shock of the game, the Bulldogs’ response provided the awe. Stone Bridge (13-0) relied on a dominating rushing attack and big plays on special teams to reel off 33 points in the third quarter alone and run away with the 69-50 win. The Bulldogs’ scoring burst actually started in the second quarter. Facing the prospect of a three-score halftime deficit, the Stone …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Stone Bridge escaped an early scare versus Langley, while Briar Woods pulled away from Liberty.
While most of us will be deep in turkey-induced comas come Thursday, players and coaches at Stone Bridge and Briar Woods high school will be preparing for what has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition at both schools: regional football championships. Stone Bridge Wears Down Langley Stone Bridge overcame a sloppy offensive performance to outlast a tough Langley Saxon squad and come away with a 33-14 win Friday in Ashburn. After scoring 56 first half points last week against Edison, the Bulldogs (12-0) were mired in a tough defensive battle for the better part of the game. Both teams traded fourth-down defensive stops and punts in a scoreless first quarter. The second quarter appeared headed for a similar outcome until a costly error by the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ashburn's Jonathan Allen and Ryan Burns are among just 90 athletes nationwide to make the cut.
Administrators at Stone Bridge High School called a special assembly for the entire school Nov. 2 to celebrate the selection of defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and quarterback Ryan Burns to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5 in San Antonio, TX. The Army Selection Committee picks just 90 seniors from around the country to play in the annual game, which has given dozens of NFL players their first taste of the national spotlight. Current NFL players Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts), Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow — who are competing for the quarterback spot for the New York Jets — are among the All-American Bowl’s more recent alumni. As Army All-American Bowl spokeswoman Lauren Winfrey put it, the athletes must “earn the right to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Spartans lose district game on the road and the Bulldogs dominate McLean, while the Falcons take a bye.
As October eases closer to an end, high school football games take on added importance as district races heat up and the playoffs edge ever closer. Friday night, two Ashburn teams moved in opposite directions, with Broad Run losing a pivotal district matchup on the road, while Stone Bridge again exerted its dominance in the Liberty District during homecoming weekend. Coming off three straight wins, including last week's impressive 28-7 victory over Osbourn, Broad Run (4-4, 1-1 in district) had a chance to claim a share of the Cedar Run District lead with a win at Battlefield. Despite staying close through the first half, the Spartans could not keep pace with a bruising and balanced Battlefield attack. Austin Thibodeaux, Joe Walker and Ryan…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Bulldogs knocked out the McLean Highlanders 49-7 Friday; students prepare for dance Saturday.
The annual Stone Bridge Homecoming Parade worked its way through the community surrounding the school, drawing a large crowd to sidewalks of Belmont Greene Friday afternoon. A little later, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs varsity football team pummeled the McLean Highlanders 49-7. Saturday night the school will have its homecoming dance. Feel free to upload pictures form the dance here and I'll re-feature this article next week.