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Mike Elliott prepares to put up a left-handed shot for the Loudoun all-stars. Elliott was one of eight Loudoun players to score in double figures with 10 points.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun all-stars shine in NOVA Challenge

A team of all-star basketball players from Loudoun County outlasted their counterparts from Arlington/Alexandria, 130-128, in the fourth annual DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge on March 19 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. The high school basketball event showcased top public school seniors from Northern Virginia. Prince William defeated Fairfax 126-108 in the first all-star game.

Michael Brennan helped the Tuscarora Huskies earn 35 Wells Fargo Cup points in varsity golf.—File Photo

VHSL Wells Fargo Cup Standings

Loudoun Valley (Group 4A), Tuscarora (5A) and Briar Woods (5A) high schools each rank among the top five in the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup Standings following the conclusion of the varsity winter sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports.

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.

Conference 21-East basketball team selections

Loudoun Valley junior Jordan Miller is the boys' Player of the Year, and Loudoun County junior Natalie Villaflor and Park View senior Christina Adlam shared girls' Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 21-East basketball team. Sam Carpenter (boys) and Reggie Barnes (girls) of Heritage High School 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.

Rock Ridge High School’s girls’ swim team poses after winning the 4A West Region championship.—Photo Courtesy/Rock Ridge athletics

Rock Ridge swims to regional title

The Rock Ridge Phoenix continued their impressive season with a first-place finish in the girls' team standings at the 4A West Region Swim Championships, contested Feb. 11 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Rock Ridge's girls' team racked up a meet-best 322 points to add a regional title to their Conference 21-East meet championship.

Loudoun County sophomore guard Derek McCandless prepares to go up for a shot during a Conference 21-East first-round game versus Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

MORE: Loudoun County outlasts Dominion in Conference 21-East tournament opener

Leading by double digits in the third quarter of a Conference 21-East boys' basketball first-round game Feb. 10 in Sterling, Loudoun County saw its advantage vanish when host Dominion heated up from 3-point range. Tudor Shelton and Max Mancuso drained 3-pointers on consecutive possessions early in the fourth quarter to give the Titans a 58-55 lead. That advantage grew to five before the Raiders produced a rally of their own.

Varsity basketball: Friday’s conference tournament schedule

The varsity basketball postseason tips off Friday night as tournament play begins in Conference 21-East, Conference 21-West and Conference 28. Dominion, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Riverside, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools will host first-round games.

Rock Ridge’s Adam Cerow, top, controls Loudoun Valley’s Carter Bell in the 126-pound final of the Conference 21-East tournament. Cerow won by technical fall to help Rock Ridge claim the team title.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Conference 21-East wrestling tournament

The Group 4A Conference 21-East Wrestling Championships were contested Feb. 4 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Host school Rock Ridge won the team title with 203.5 points. Dominion placed second with 165 points, followed by Loudoun Valley (144), Heritage (92), Loudoun County (77) and Park View (43).

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.

Loudoun Valley won the team title at the Conference 21-East gymnastics meet.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Loudoun Valley wins Conference 21-East gymnastics title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings delivered their best performance of the season Feb. 1 at the Conference 21-East gymnastics meet. The Vikings won the seven-team conference title by scoring a season-high 139.35 points.

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.

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