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Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

The Loudoun County Raiders secured a spot in the 4A West Region semifinals with a 54-48 victory over Liberty.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 20 games

Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) advanced to the 4A West Region basketball tournament semifinals following quarterfinal round victories Monday night. Briar Woods (girls) and Stone Bridge (boys) won 5A North Region first-round games Monday. Amani Rascoe became Briar Woods' career scoring leader in a 63-51 victory versus Stafford.

Conference 14 basketball team selections

Broad Run senior Anthony Cooper and Tuscarora junior Kennedy Middleton garnered Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 14 basketball team. Jeff Hawes of Potomac Falls and Michael Newkirk of Tuscarora earned Coach of the Year honors.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

The Tuscarora Huskies are Conference 14 girls’ basketball tournament champions.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

MORE: With 33rd straight conference win, Tuscarora claims tournament title

As the Tuscarora Huskies girls' basketball team grouped together for postgame photos Feb. 17, posing inside their own gymnasium with their newly won Conference 14 tournament championship, head coach Michael Newkirk held three fingers in the air.

Sydney Wrighte dismounts from the balance beam at the Conference 21-West meet.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Freedom’s Wrighte excels at state qualifier gymnastics meet

Freedom High School junior Sydney Wrighte placed first in all four individual events at the 5A North Region State Qualifier Gymnastics Meet to help the Eagles qualify as a team for the VHSL State Gymnastics Meet. Wrighte topped the all-around standings with an overall score of 39.25 at the qualifier meet, contested Feb. 8 at Park View High School in Sterling.

Broad Run’s Cameron Jackson controls Eric Frames of Stone Bridge during the Conference 14 championship round at 132 pounds. Jackson scored a technical fall victory for the team champion Spartans.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Conference 14 wrestling tournament

Wrestlers from Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools took the mat Feb. 4 for the Group 5A Conference 14 Wrestling Championships at Rock Ridge High School. Broad Run won the team title with 263 points. Stone Bridge placed second with 189 points, followed by Tuscarora (178), Briar Woods (146) and Potomac Falls (134).

The Briar Woods Falcons congratulate Amani Rascoe on her scoring milestone.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods standout Rascoe reaches 1,000-point plateau

Briar Woods High School senior guard Amani Rascoe netted her 1,000th career point Feb. 3 during a Conference 14 girls' basketball game versus Tuscarora. Rascoe scored 16 points in the game to reach the milestone.

The Broad Run Spartans are Group 5A Conference 14 wrestling tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wrestling: Conference tournament results

Varsity wrestling teams from all 15 Loudoun County public high schools competed Saturday in one of five conference tournaments. The Broad Run Spartans won the Conference 14 team title and the Rock Ridge Phoenix claimed the Conference 21-East team crown.

Briar Woods football coach Pierce to take leave of absence

Briar Woods High School athletic director Jerry Carter issued a release Thursday night stating that head varsity football coach Charlie Pierce is taking a leave of absence from coaching for the 2017 season. Pierce has guided the Falcons' football program since the school opened in 2005, winning three state championships along the way.

The Tuscarora Huskies are Conference 14 gymnastics champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Tuscarora repeats as Conference 14 gymnastics champions

Flips, tumbles and acrobatics were on display Jan. 31 inside Stone Bridge High School's gymnasium. While each of the five teams competing in the Conference 14 gymnastics meet gave their all, it was Tuscarora winning the team title for the second year in a row. The Huskies edged out runner-up Potomac Falls by seven points.

Briar Woods freshman Abby Harter completed the 100-yard butterfly in 54.94 seconds to claim one of her two individual titles.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Briar Woods makes a splash at Conference 14 Swim Championships

Briar Woods enjoyed a memorable afternoon Saturday at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling as both the Falcon boys' and girls' teams placed first in the Conference 14 Swim Championships for a second straight year. The Falcons racked up 567 points in boys' events and 498 points in girls' events to pace the field by more than 100 points in both competitions.

Alyssa Austin scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in Tuscarora’s 67-39 win verus Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Jan. 23-26 events

Heritage outlasted Loudoun Valley 63-60 in varsity boys' basketball Thursday night to hand the Vikings their first loss of the season. The Pride also prevailed against the Vikings in varsity girls' basketball. In more basketball action, Camryn Fagan, Sophia Coates and Jordan Wick each scored in double figures to lead Woodgrove's girls past Dominion.

Potomac Falls sophomore Ian Anderson works to put up a shot with Briar Woods junior Cam Timmons defending.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Potomac Falls pulls away from Briar Woods in second half

Trailing host Briar Woods by as many as six points in the first quarter, Potomac Falls used a 9-4 run to close the first half to take a one-point lead into the locker room. That momentum continued in the second half as the Panthers pulled away for an 83-65 victory Friday night in Ashburn. Potomac Falls (7-6) outscored Briar Woods 46-29 in the second half to even its Conference 14 record.

Woodgrove High School gymnasts are all smiles after winning the Red division title at the Park View Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Jan. 6-12 events

The Loudoun County Raiders defeated the Riverside Rams 68-37 in varsity girls' basketball Thursday night. The Raiders have won 13 straight games and are currently 14-1 overall. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity basketball, gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.

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