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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.

Sydney Wrighte, shown here at the conference meet, capped a stellar junior season by winning the all-around title at the VHSL State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Best in state: Freedom’s Wrighte wins all-around title

Freedom High School junior Sydney Wrighte produced another meet to remember Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition in Nokesville. Wrighte totaled 38.975 points on her four events to win the all-around championship, finishing a full point clear of the field.

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 Freedom Eagles are Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Courtesy Photo

Dual conference titles for Freedom basketball teams

Backed by a thunderous home crowd, Freedom High School secured the Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament title, and bragging rights over its crosstown rival, after defeating John Champe 74-61 in South Riding Thursday night.

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’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 13-14 games

The match-ups are set for the Conference 21-East and Conference 22 boys' and girls' basketball tournament championship games. Freedom (boys and girls), Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) will host championship games Thursday night. Woodgrove's girls will play for the Conference 21-West girls' championship Wednesday at Millbrook.

Jordan Miller needed just 56 games to surpass 1,000 points for his varsity career.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Notebook

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller nets his 1,000th point; Heritage and Loudoun Valley boys to play for top seed; Freedom (boys, girls), Loudoun County (girls), Potomac Falls (boys) and Tuscarora (girls) earn No. 1 seeds; and John Champe's Dom Fragla lights up the scoreboard.

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.

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.

Sydney Bowman, left, and Jackie Moran each placed first in their weight class.—Courtesy Photo

Mat success for area wrestlers at girls tournament

The first sanctioned Virginia High School League Girls' Wrestling Tournament was a big hit for six Loudoun student-athletes Jan. 27 at Skyline High School in Front Royal. Sydney Bowman of Tuscarora and Jackie Moran of Rock Ridge each placed first in their weight class to highlight the local charge.

Woodgrove senior Sarah Snare skies above the balance beam during the Conference 21-West gymnastics meet.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Woodgrove lands surprise finish at conference gymnastics meet

It isn't often that the word "upset" can be applied to a gymnastics meet, but that word tells the story of the Conference 21-West gymnastics championship meet Jan. 30 at Freedom High School in South Riding. The Woodgrove Wolverines edged their hosts, the defending state champion and two-time regional champ Eagles, by less than a single point - 0.825, to be exact - to claim this year's team title for the six-school conference.

Freedom football coach Sean Curry resigns

Freedom High School head football coach Sean Curry announced to his team Thursday that he will not return for the 2017 season. Curry guided the Eagles to matching 4-6 records in his two seasons as head coach.

Freedom High School sophomore Annika Bolton is taking her track and field skills to Australia this summer for the 2017 Down Under International Games.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom’s Bolton to run Down Under

In 2016, Annika Bolton spent part of her summer in Spain participating in an academic enrichment program. This summer, Bolton will make her way to Australia to compete in the 2017 Down Under International Games. A 15-year-old sophomore at Freedom High School in South Riding, Bolton will represent Virginia on the East Conference Track and Field Team. Bolton will compete in the 400-meter run, 800-meter run and triple jump at the International Games, set for the first week of July.

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.

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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