"Definitely winning regionals for softball. We wanted it so bad, and we worked so hard to get there. We were facing a team that had beaten us twice already, and that had basically beaten everyone else. We were the underdogs. Everyone assumed Madison would win, and we came above that. That was the highlight for me personally and as a team. . . . I was really lucky to have the chance to get the game-winning hit. It was a real team effort. People have said that we wouldn't have won without the hit, but we wouldn't have won without the contributions from everyone on the team."
Broad Run senior softball player and gymnast
Kordon drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning single in the Spartans' 1-0 win over Madison in the Northern Region final. She also was a part of two Liberty District championship gymnastics teams at Broad Run.
"Winning the Liberty District title in football was cool. No one expected us to win; we had this new offense that was kind of gimmicky. People called us the underdog or a Cinderella team, but we ended up pounding everyone. We never skated by, and we finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and one loss by one point. Everyone on the team was close, and the coaches were close to the players. It was one of those magical years that happens every once in a while. I was just lucky to be part of it, and I'm proud to say that was my team, that I was one of the seniors on that team."
Park View senior football player
The Patriots advanced to the Northern Region Division 5 final, where they ended their season with a 42-8 loss to West Potomac. Park View ended the year with a 10-2 record.
"When we beat Fauquier to advance to the regionals for basketball. Our goal is always to make it to regionals, and to do it by beating our county rival on our home court was cool. It felt great to go to regionals again, especially since it was my last year."
Liberty senior basketball, volleyball and softball player
Storm scored a team-high 16 points in the Eagles' 56-50 victory over Fauquier in the Northwestern District tournament semifinals Nov. 12. Two days earlier, Storm and her senior teammate Britani Carter each broke the 1,000-point career scoring mark in a 66-50 win over Handley.
"Definitely the Sherando basketball game [in the Northwestern District tournament semifinals], when we were down by seven with 36 seconds left and we came back to win. That was our greatest team accomplishment, I think. It was the most exciting game I've ever played in; it was so much fun. When we played Sherando in football, that was pretty exciting, too. They kept coming at us; they were so big and so good, and we almost beat them. It was the biggest switch of feelings -- we thought we were going to win, and then all of a sudden they scored. Actually, every time we played Sherando this year was exciting. In baseball, we went into extra innings twice against them."
Loudoun Valley senior football, basketball and baseball player
The Loudoun Valley football team lost to Sherando, 14-10, on Oct. 16, when the Warriors recovered their own fumble in the end zone with 55 seconds left in the game.
CAPTION: Potomac Falls quarterback Thomas Edwards is unable to elude Matt Stavish, who helped Park View advance to Northern Region Division 5 final.