Latest from Jake Lourim

Wild finish gives Stone Bridge football its second state title in 10 tries

Stone Bridge, long haunted on this stage, beats Highland Springs, 13-10, in overtime to capture the Class 5 championship.
  • May 1, 2021

The arrival of spring high school sports brings new obstacles and plenty of gratitude

The school year’s final sports season will be the D.C. area’s most robust since before the pandemic, but the rules differ depending on jurisdiction.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Robinson’s Melanie Walker rolls through Heritage Oaks to win Virginia girls’ golf title

Walker fired a 4-under-par 66 on Monday to win the state championship by five strokes.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Multisport star Jacob Thomas leads Stone Bridge to another state football final

Thomas, who sparked the school's basketball team to a championship this winter, returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 46-13 rout of William Fleming on Saturday.
  • Apr 24, 2021

Torri Huske is one of the world’s top swimmers. Now, if she could only find an Olympic-size pool.

Torri Huske, a Yorktown High senior, is seven weeks from the Olympic trials and still facing pandemic-related challenges.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Kelly Chinn, Langley roll to another Virginia Class 6 state golf title; Riverside prevails in Class 5

Kelly Chinn fired a 5-under-par 67 to win his second individual title, and the Saxons won their fifth straight as a team.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Spring football is underway in the WCAC, where winning no longer seems so urgent

WCAC football has returned this spring, but it bears little resemblance to the games that pitted elite teams in top form during the fall of 2019.
  • Mar 16, 2021

A year later, high school basketball teams reflect on the championships that never happened

One year ago this week, the pandemic halted the local high school sports season just before several local basketball teams were set to play for state championships.
  • Mar 11, 2021

Olympic hopefuls Torri Huske, Camille Spink put on a show at Virginia Class 6 swim championships

Yorktown's Torri Huske set two national high school records in about a half-hour Thursday at the Virginia Class 6 state championships.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Led by a 1-2 punch, Jefferson wins VHSL Class 5 boys’ swim championship

Briar Woods' Mackenzie McConagha won two individual state championships in the girls' meet.
  • Feb 24, 2021