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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.

Updated: Ten area athletes on national champion football teams

A pair of national champions were recently crowned in college football, and the rosters of both winning teams include area players. Briar Woods, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County and Stone Bridge high schools were each represented.

JMU football goes for second national title Saturday

James Madison University will square off with Youngstown State in the NCAA Division I FCS championship game Saturday in Texas. The Dukes' roster includes eight players - Adeeb Atariwa, Justin Bethea, Ryan Horner, Lawton Riggs, Brett Siegel, Grant Westbrook, Matt Wolcott and Richard Xu - from Loudoun County.

State Champions: 13 Loudoun schools have combined to win 111 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined for 111 Virginia High School League state championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 17.

Group 4A All-State football team selections

Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State football team. Dominion senior Tommy Christ garnered first-team recognition at both offensive and defensive line.

Nicky Scolarici of Freedom works his way toward a pin of Tuscarora’s John Hammler in the second round of the 132-pound final Dec. 17 at the LCPS wrestling championships.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom earns county bragging rights on the mat

For the Eagles of Freedom High School, the road to the state tournament begins at home. With 11 top-six finishers, Freedom captured the team title at the Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships held Dec. 16-17 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, defending last year's countywide title which propelled five Eagles to top-six finishes in the state meet.

Senior Vashon McCants returned an interception for a score and tossed a pair of touchdown passes in Dominion’s 38-22 loss to Salem.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Dominion falls to Salem in 4A West Region title game

The best season in the 13-year history of Dominion High School's football program concluded Dec. 3 in the 4A West Region championship game. After Dominion struck first on senior Vashon McCants' 86-yard interception return, Salem reeled off 28 straight points on its way to a 38-22 victory at Salem Stadium.

Stone Bridge has won 31 playoffs games during the last decade, including three so far this postseason.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion, Stone Bridge aim to continue playoff success

The Dominion Titans are one win away from playing in their first state championship game, while the Stone Bridge Bulldogs are aiming to advance to the state final for the sixth time in the last 10 years. Both Loudoun schools will hit the road to play in regional championship games this weekend.

Dominion head coach Karl Buckwalter hugs Jadan Pierre as the Titans celebrate a 30-23 come-from-behind win over Woodgrove.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion outlasts Woodgrove in dramatic fashion

Dominion High School's special teams unit was truly special in the final minute of a 30-23 victory over host Woodgrove in the 4A West Region football semifinals Nov. 25 in Purcellville. Junior Ramon Blas converted a 31-yard field goal attempt with 55 seconds left to give the Titans a 24-23 lead.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Postseason Scoreboard

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs rolled past host Brooke Point 48-21 in a 5A North Region semifinal game Saturday afternoon in Stafford. Stone Bridge and Dominion (4A West) will each play in regional championship games on the road next weekend.

Coach Paul Barnes and his Potomac Falls Panthers will face top seed Massaponax in the 5A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Loudoun football teams to play in regional semifinal games

Four of the eight teams playing in 5A North or 4A West regional semifinal football games this weekend hail from Loudoun County. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West semifinal match-up, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge will each hit the road for 5A North semifinal games.

Stone Bridge junior Tyrese Johnson secures a reception with Broad Run senior Travis Hugg trying to jar the ball loose. Johnson caught a pair of first-half touchdown passes in a 28-7 victory.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Football: Regional quarterfinal round game stats

Dominion, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools each won regional quarterfinal games Friday evening by double-digit margins to secure spots in the regional semifinals. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West Region semifinal next weekend, while Potomac Falls plays at Massaponax and Stone Bridge is at Brooke Point in the 5A North Region semifinals.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

All-Conference 21-B football team selections

Dominion High School swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 21-B football team. Vashon McCants and Tommy Christ are Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, and Karl Buckwalter is the Coach of the Year. Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Rock Ridge are also represented.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

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