(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Unfinished business fueled River Hill

BOYS’ SOCCER | A heartbreaking loss in 2013 motivated River Hill to an undefeated 2014 season and The Post’s No. 1 ranking.

Flint Hill enjoys
a perfect finish

VOLLEYBALL | Four seniors who had played together since they were freshmen lead the undefeated Huskies to The Post’s No. 1 spot.

With speed, Severna Park
puts stamp on legacy

FIELD HOCKEY | The Falcons won their 22nd Maryland state championship and earned the top spot in the area’s rankings.

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

FOOTBALL | The No. 2 Bulldogs held down Chantilly to advance to a Virginia 6A North region semifinal against Lake Braddock.

Surrattsville stays grounded

Surrattsville stays grounded

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets did not need to attempt a pass in Saturday’s rout of FAET, but they’ll need their full arsenal on Friday.

Old Mill is on a 10-game roll

Old Mill is on a 10-game roll

FOOTBALL | After starting 0-2, the Patriots needed help to get into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed. Now, Old Mill is the 4A East region champion.

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

FOOTBALL | Defensive history aficionados led the Lions to 12 sacks in a 39-7 win over Paint Branch for the Maryland 4A North region title.

Huskies grind out a win to advance

Huskies grind out a win to advance

FOOTBALL | Unbeaten Tuscarora blows open a close game to beat Wakefield and advance to a Virginia 5A North region semifinal matchup with Broad Run.

What’s the top play of the season?

What’s the top play of the season?

VIDEO | View the top play from each week of the season and then vote for the play you think deserves the title of play of the year.

Damascus edges Linganore, moves on

Damascus edges Linganore, moves on

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets survived two power outages and a Linganore comeback to win the Maryland 3A West region.

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

VOLLEYBALL | The Falcons fall in the first two sets but turn the match around and beat Princess Anne for a state championship.

DeMatha’s Bentley shines at Purdue

DeMatha’s Bentley shines at Purdue

FOOTBALL | After earning a starting spot, true freshman Ja’Whaun Bentley moved to middle linebacker for Purdue to fill a void left by injury.

DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

FOOTBALL | A Stags team loaded with sophomores surges past top-ranked Good Counsel to repeat as WCAC champions.

Raiders show staying power

Raiders show staying power

VOLLEYBALL | In its first year with a new coach, Loudoun County tops James Wood in the Va. 4A final for its seventh state title in eight years.

Wildcats’ Boose shoulders the load

Wildcats’ Boose shoulders the load

FOOTBALL | When his father left, Taylor Boose had to become the man of the house. Amid injuries at Centreville, Boose has stepped up on the field, too.

AllMetSports galleries

Briar Woods rallies to win Virginia 5A volleyball state title

Falcons come back from a two set deficit to win Virginia 5A volleyball state championship

Loudon County captures Virginia 4A state title

Raiders beat Colonels to win their seventh volleyball state title in eight years

Stags’ sophomores grab WCAC crown

Underclassmen scored all three touchdowns for DeMatha in the conference final.

Battlefield holds off South County 41-36

Collin Parker and Corey Parker help Battlefield top South County in a Virginia 6A North region quarterfinal

No.6 Northwest defeats No. 9 Quince Orchard in 4A West region final

The Jaguars avenged their regular-season loss to the Cougars with a win in the region championship.

Loudoun County defeats Jamestown in state semifinals

The Raiders move on to the Virginia 4A state championship.

Severna Park wins Md. 4A title in four sets

The Falcons overwhelm Northwest in the final set, 25-13, to take home the hardware.

Stags rally past Eagles to advance to WCAC final

DeMatha football overcame a second-half deficit to beat Gonzaga for the second time this season.

Whitman slips by Howard 1-0 for 4A girls’ state soccer title

Emma Anderson’s lone tally enough for Vikings to finish year undefeated.

Arundel defeats North Point in first-round playoff game

The Wildcats’ rushing attack had a big day in their Maryland 4A East region first-round game.

AllMetSports videos

Previewing Westfield vs. Lake Braddock

Previewing Westfield vs. Lake Braddock

Host B.J. Koubaroulis previews the Virginia 6A North Region semifinal game between the Westfield Bulldogs and Lake Braddock Bruins.
Previewing Howard vs. Old Mill

Previewing Howard vs. Old Mill

Host B.J. Koubaroulis previews the Maryland 4A state semifinal game between the Howard Lions and Old Mill Patriots.
Top Football Plays 2014: Season recap

Top Football Plays 2014: Season recap

Host B.J. Koubaroulis reviews the number one play from each week of the year of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
DeMatha wins second straight WCAC crown

DeMatha wins second straight WCAC crown

The Stags rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Good Counsel and win their second straight WCAC title.
DuVal defeats No. 4 Eleanor Roosevelt to win Maryland 4A South

DuVal defeats No. 4 Eleanor Roosevelt to win Maryland 4A South

The Tigers contained the Raiders' run heavy offense and came away with a 14-13 win.
No. 15 Lake Braddock beats West Springfield on the final play, 27-24

No. 15 Lake Braddock beats West Springfield on the final play, 27-24

Quarterback Kyle Edwards scores three touchdowns to lead the Bruins past the Spartans in the Virginia 6A North region quarterfinals.
Northwest advances to state semifinals with 28-21 win over Quince Orchard

Northwest advances to state semifinals with 28-21 win over Quince Orchard

The defending Maryland 4A state champion Jaguars won the 4A West for a second year in a row.
Old Mill beats Arundel to win Maryland 4A East

Old Mill beats Arundel to win Maryland 4A East

The Patriot secondary held off an aggressive Wildcat passing attack to win the Maryland 4A East final 26-21
Broad Run gets revenge on Briar Woods, 17-15

Broad Run gets revenge on Briar Woods, 17-15

The Spartans stopped the Falcons on a two-point conversion with 19.9 seconds left to hang on and advance in the Virginia 5A North playoffs.
Balancing family and football

Balancing family and football

Centreville's Taylor Boose has excelled on the gridiron while helping his motherBrenda with his 14-year-old autistic brother, Brady.

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