In girl's basketball, Clarke County won the Bull Run title, Osbourne the Northwestern championship and James Wood finished its season 20-0. Courtland clinched its second straight AAA Commonwealth football title by defeating James Wood. The AAA playoffs begin in two weeks.

Girls Basketball

Jennifer Jones scored 14 points to lead Clarke County past regular-season champion Strasburg, 37-32, in the championship game of the Bull Run Tournament. Both teams advance to the Region B tournament this week at Western Albemarle.

Jones scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds as Clarke County defeated Page County 51-40 in the Bull Run District quarterfinal game. Clarke County, 16-6, leading by only two points at the half, outscored the Panthers 16-7 in the third quarter.

Osbourn captured the Northwestern District title with a 49-32 victory over Loudoun Valley. The 19-1 Eagles were led by Barbara Sudduth's 20 points. Point guard Julie DeRamus scored just six points, but grabbed 14 rebounds and had 10 assists. Both teams advanced to the Region 2 tournament, but the tournament champion, Osbourn, received a first-round bye.

James Wood defeated Hedgesville and Jefferson County of West Virginia to capture the Apple Valley League title and finish the season with a 20-0 record. Senior forward Lynn Fisher scored 60 points in her final two games to set a school scoring record with 378 points.


Courtland rushed for 477 yards yards as the Cougars pounded James Wood, 38-15, to clinch its second straight Commonwealth District title. Stephan Banks (107 yards) scored two touchdowns and quarterback J.C. Hall sprinted 20 yards for another. The Cougars finished the regular season 9-1 despite being plagued with injuries to key personnel including Tim Canada, Brian Culley and Todd Cook.

Fauquier will head into next week's playoffs with a three-game winning streak. Two fourth quarter touchdowns brought the Falcons back from a 21-14 deficit to defeat Potomac 28-21. Carlton Raymond had two touchdowns for Fauquier, giving him seven on the year.

Woodbridge defeated rival Gar -- Field 34-14 as Brian Comey rushed for 111 yards. It's the third straight year the Vikings have taken home the Herb Saunders Trophy, awarded each year to the game's winner. John Milhiser threw second quarter touchdown passes to Donald Hackett and David Howard to take a 21-7 lead. Comey's 40-yard touchdown run and Hackett's 37-yard burst in the fourth quarter ended the Indians' comeback chances.

Loudoun Valley, Park View and Handley won easily to end in a tie atop the Northwestern District standings. All three teams advanced to this weekend's playoffs. The Vikings got 221 yards rushing from Kenny Simms as they crushed Loudoun County, 41-14.

Park View's Tony Conway ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots cruised past Broad Run, 27-0.

T.M. Dickinson and Roger Corley led Handley over Warren County 19-6 to finish its season 8-2. Dickinson passed for 148 yards and a touchdown and Corley rushed for 97 yards and a score in the victory.

Strasburg completed the regular season with a 10-0 mark after its 41-8 route of Stonewall (Mt.) Jackson. Quarterback Mark Roller played only a half, but passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns.

Cross Country

Woodbridge's boys and girls cross country teams both finished second the the Virginia AAA Cross Country championships at Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville.

Curtis Grundler and Billy Gilhooly of Woodbridge finished sixth and seventh in the meet to lead the Vikings, who finished 12 points behind champion Lake Braddock with 60.

Woodbridge's Michelle Farmer finished fourth in the girls race with a time of 19:06. Kelly Donahoe of Stafford placed seventh, leading her team to a seventh place finish with 215 points.

Park View's girls cross country team, led by Brandan Pruitt's 16th place finish, finished seventh in the Virginia AA Cross Country championships at Piedmont Community College. Northwestern District champion Katherine Hardy of Broad Run finished 11th, covering the 3.1 mile course in a time of 20:47.

On the boys side, Northwestern District champion Rob Jones found the going tough at the state meet. His time of 17:13 was four seconds slower than his district championship time, but he finished 23rd.

Field Hockey

North Stafford came within one match of qualifying for the Virginia AAA State Tournament, losing in the Northwestern Region final to Albemarie, 2-1. Shannon Smith scored the lone goal for the 12-4 Wolverines. Goalkeeper Erika Austin had seven saves.