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Two late: Bobcats stun Raiders to win Cedar Run title

- As if in honor of Yogi Berra's recent 90th birthday, the championship game of the Cedar Run Conference 8 varsity boys soccer tournament perfectly embodied one of the quotable Hall of Famer's most famous aphorisms. It ain't over 'til it's over. "Just crazy. Little bit lost for words," said Battlefield head coach Nathan Nemerow. "Really proud of my boys that we were able to persevere, all the way down to the last second."

Callison blasts BHS back from defeat for tourney title

- Every varsity girls player who stepped on the soccer field at Patriot High School on Thursday night knew what it felt like to win and lose the Conference 8 tournament championship. For Battlefield (15-2-1 overall), the disappointment was short-lived and soon gave way to an epic comeback victory. For Patriot (12-4-2), the disappointment would have to linger until the Group 6A North Region quarterfinals.

Hylton softball wins 16 in a row before playoffs

- Before Thursday night, the longest varsity winning streak in the county didn't belong to any of the western Prince William powerhouses. It was Hylton, perhaps the surprise team of the season, that held that title as the winners of 16 in a row. The Bulldogs capped that streak with a 1-0 victory over visiting Forest Park on senior night in Dale City last Tuesday before Riverbend upended the Bulldogs 9-4 in the regular season finale.

OP takes extra inning victory over Patriot

- Whether Patriot actually enjoys it or not, the varsity baseball team is really good at forcing extra innings. It's just that resilience can come at a cost when it happens too often. Following back-to-back extra-inning wins against Battlefield to claim the Conference 8 regular season championship, Patriot clubbed Stonewall Jackson 15-2 during the conference tournament semifinals on May 18 before squaring off against Osbourn Park for the trophy in Nokesville.

FP girls close regular season with win again HHS, loss to WHS

- The 40 or so neon green and blue star-shaped balloons tied to the fence indicated to players and fans alike that the May 19 varsity girls soccer game was one for the outgoing senior class. So did the "1-2-3, Seniors!" chant by the host Forest Park Bruins at the end of the night, celebrating the four members of the Class of 2015 on the team. Yet it was a pair of sophomores and a freshman who stole the show and led the host team to a 3-1 overtime victory against Hylton during the Bruins' last home game of the regular season.

Gravely’s Odyssey team to compete for world title

- After winning first place in the Region 12 competition on March 21 and again at the state finals on April 18, Samuel L. Gravely Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind Team will now compete in the world finals. Their wins at the county and state level made them the only team from Prince William County to advance to the world competition this year.

Conference 8 track and field scores

- Athletes from Battlefield, Osbourn, Osbourn Park, Patriot and Stonewall Jackson competed in the Conference 8 outdoor track and field championship May 13-14 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket. The top three finishers in each event are listed below.

Bobcat girls, boys run the table in Conference 8 track

- When it comes to outdoor running events in western Prince William County, Patriot sophomore Rachel McArthur has made a name for herself in her second varsity season with a slew of gold medals. Sure enough, she more than held her own last week in Haymarket during the outdoor track and field Conference 8 title by winning the girls 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and helping the Pioneer girls 4x800-meter relay cruise to their own victory too.

Champions galore in western Prince William

- Battlefield High School closed out the spring sports regular season with a slew of Conference 8 championships, winning five out of 10 available titles, by far the most among the five Cedar Run District teams. Yet it could have been so much more had it not been for three narrow losses, two of which were decided by a single point and one of which took two extra innings to determine.

Forest Park aims to keep winning into postseason

- Talk with Forest Park's second-year head coach Simone Qura about the philosophy he uses in guiding the Bruins' boys soccer team, and a certain theme arises. The words discipline, chemistry, trust and communication come up often, all words geared toward Qura's ideal of playing together as a team.
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