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Junior Kennedy Middleton drives to the basket during Tuscarora’s season-opening 54-38 win over George Mason.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Rewind: Nov. 29 thru Dec. 1 games

The 2016-2017 varsity basketball season tipped off this week. Seniors Amani Rascoe, Kayla Castro and Stephanie Ryan each scored in double figures Thursday night to lead Briar Woods to a 60-46 victory against Dominion in girls' basketball.

Virginia Storm guard Aeron Spencer flushes home a dunk as the new American Basketball Association team defeated the Monarchs 177-121.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Virginia Storm win American Basketball Association debut

The Virginia Storm prevailed in their American Basketball Association debut Oct. 29 at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. The Storm rolled past the visiting Monarchs, 177-121, to start the 2016-2017 season on the right note. The Storm were playing their first of 10 regular-season home games scheduled for their inaugural season in Loudoun County.

Loudoun Valley junior guard Jordan Miller displayed his versatility at the Legit Stats Super 60.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Area players shine at Legit Stats Super 60

Several of the top varsity basketball players in Northern Virginia took the court Oct. 15 for the first annual Legit Stats Super 60. The exposure showcase event included ball handling, shooting and post work skill stations, along with three sessions of games at Hoops Plus in Sterling. Players representing nearly 20 schools participated. Loudoun schools Freedom, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Middleburg Academy, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove were represented.

Harvey Grant, shown here on the right during the Virginia Storm’s introductory press conference and ribbon cutting event, will serve as the team’s head coach.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Former NBA player Harvey Grant to coach Virginia Storm

The Virginia Storm have named a head coach for its inaugural season in Loudoun County. Former National Basketball Association player Harvey Grant will guide the Storm during the 2016-2017 season.

Virginia Storm to play 10 home games in inaugural ABA season

The Virginia Storm's home opener is a little more than a month away. Loudoun's new professional basketball team will open its 10-game home schedule Oct. 29 at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.

Players participate in the final session of Farmwell Station Basketball League’s instructional program Aug. 13.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Farmwell Station Basketball League holds summer instructional program

The Farmwell Station Basketball League conducted the final installment of its six-week summer youth basketball instructional program Aug. 13 at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn. The free program for kids in third through eighth grades was conducted on Saturday mornings.

Leesburg Mayor Dave Butler, center, joins Virginia Storm owners Mardesky and Norman Blowe in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 5 at the Mason Enterprise Center.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Pro basketball storms into Loudoun County

The Storm have officially blown into Loudoun County. The Virginia Storm, who signed on as the American Basketball Association's 100th team earlier this year, will play home games during the 2016-2017 season at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.
Dr. Chazzy Morris

Morris to coach Broad Run girls’ basketball

Broad Run High School has hired Dr. Chazzy Morris as head coach of its varsity girls' basketball program. Morris served as head coach at Oakcrest School since 2011. She takes the reins from Derrick Jenkins, who stepped down from the position due to medical issues.

Recent Freedom High School graduate Zachary Collins will join his older sister Arnelle, also a Freedom alum, in playing college basketball.—Courtesy Photo

Collins signs to play basketball at Wheeling Jesuit

Freedom High School class of 2016 graduate Zachary Collins signed a national letter of intent May 31 to attend and play basketball at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. Collins, joined by his family, becomes the first boys' basketball player from Freedom to receive a scholarship and holds several program records.

Professional basketball team to make Loudoun home

Professional basketball is coming to Loudoun County. The Virginia Storm have signed on as the 100th team in the American Basketball Association and plan to play their home games in Ashburn.

A.J. Robinson is seated next to Middleburg head coach Jaye Haggler. His parents Art and Sheldonna Robinson, and sister Nicole Robinson are standing in back.—Courtesy Photo

Robinson signs to play basketball at Alderson Broaddus

Middleburg Academy senior guard A.J. Robinson signed his national letter of intent April 25 to attend and play basketball on a full scholarship at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. Robinson, an All-State performer each of his last two seasons, averaged 18 points per game and connected on a school-record 127 shots from 3-point range as a senior.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland elevates toward the rim during the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge slam dunk contest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Basketball’s big finish: Loudoun falls short versus Fairfax

The last gasp of high school basketball came April 10 at Marshall High School in Falls Church for the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge all-star hoops extravaganza. The event began with a game between standouts from Prince William and Fairfax South, followed by a 3-point and slam dunk competition and rounded off with Fairfax North battling the boys from Loudoun.

Tuscarora senior Jamel Howard will play for Loudoun in the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun standouts to test hoop skills versus Fairfax

Loudoun versus Fairfax, round three. For a third consecutive year, top senior basketball players from Loudoun and Fairfax public high schools will square off April 10 as part of the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.

VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball teams

Four Loudoun players were selected on the second team of the VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball squad. Briar Woods senior Lucas Martin and Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland in boys, and Broad Run senior Mariah Leonard and Tuscarora senior Chloe Roach on the girls' side.

VHSL Group 4A All-State girls’ basketball team

Loudoun Valley High School senior Emily Thompson earned first-team accolades and Loudoun County sophomore Natalie Villaflor was selected on the second team of the VHSL Group 4A All-State girls' basketball team.

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