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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.

All-Conference 22 football team selections

John Champe swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 22 football team. Senior linebacker Mikey O'Connell is the Defensive Player of the Year, junior running back Carl Garmon III is the Offensive Player of the Year and Jason Dawson was voted Coach of the Year. Freedom is also represented on the first and second teams.

All-Conference 22 volleyball team selections

Freedom and John Champe high schools are represented on the 2016 All-Conference 22 volleyball team. Rachel Crowe of Fauquier was selected as the Player of the Year.

Loudoun Valley boys run to 4A West Region title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings placed first in the boys' standings and second in the girls' standings at the 4A West Region cross-country meet. Freedom, Rock Ridge and Dominion boys, and Loudoun County and Rock Ridge girls also raced to top five team finishes Nov. 2 at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.

Volleyball: Regional tournament brackets

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the regional volleyball playoffs. Freedom, Heritage and Loudoun County will play in the 4A West Region tournament, Briar Woods, Potomac Falls and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region playoffs, and second-year Riverside will vie for supremacy in the 3A East Region.

Loudoun’s Varsity Volleyball Scoreboard: Nov. 3 matches

Freedom (Conference 22), Loudoun County (Conference 21-B), Riverside (Conference 28) and Tuscarora (Conference 14) each won conference volleyball tournament championships Thursday night

Volleyball takes center court Thursday

Seven Loudoun volleyball teams will play in conference tournament championship matches Thursday evening. Loudoun County will host Heritage in the Conference 21-B final, and Tuscarora hosts Potomac Falls in the Conference 14 title match. Freedom, Riverside and Woodgrove will also play for conference crowns Thursday.

Emma Wolcott, shown here crossing the finish line first at the 2015 Virginia 5A state championship meet, completed the Oatlands Plantation course in 18 minutes, 40 seconds Oct. 26 to help Tuscarora claim the Conference 14 crown.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Cross-country: Six Loudoun teams race to conference meet titles

Riverside (Conference 28 boys), Tuscarora (Conference 14 boys and girls), Freedom (Conference 22 boys), Loudoun Valley (Conference 21-B boys) and Loudoun County (Conference 21-B girls) raced to team titles Oct. 26 at their respective cross-country conference meets. Derek Johnson and Emma Wolcott of Tuscarora, Bethany Graham of John Champe, Peter Morris of Loudoun Valley and Kathryn Harris of Rock Ridge each placed first in their respective races.

Skylar Sload of Briar Woods High School produced a two-day total of 166 at the VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship.—File Photo/Bill Clare

Three area golfers place in top 20 at Girls Open Championship

Ashley Nguyen of Freedom High School and Skylar Sload of Briar Woods tied for 17th place with matching two-day totals of 166 at the 2016 VHSL Girls Golf Open Championship. Abby Bloom of Stone Bridge finished 20th in the tournament, contested Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax. Danielle Suh of Westfield paced the field with an overall score of 157. Suh shot 78 on day one and 79 on day two. Erica Whitehouse of Atlee finished one shot behind in second place.

Seven local golfers to play in VHSL Girls Open Championship

Skylar Sload (Briar Woods), Shreya Ganta (Riverside), Abby Bloom (Stone Bridge), Sydney Lanham (Loudoun County), Hannah Jonely (Broad Run), Ashley Nguyen (Freedom) and Lauren Chang (Tuscarora) have qualified to compete in the Virginia High School League Girls State Golf Open Championship. The two-day tournament is set for Oct. 24-25 at International Country Club in Fairfax.

The Briar Woods Falcons earned local bragging rights following their first-place performance at the LCPS Cheer Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods claims top spot at LCPS Cheer Championships

The gymnasium inside Park View High School in Sterling was the place to be Wednesday night for competition cheer fans as enthusiastic cheers bounced between supporters in the stands and the stars of the show, the varsity cheerleaders. Each cheer team rumbled, danced, chanted and produced pyramids as part of the 2016 Loudoun County Public Schools Cheer Championships.

Riverside freshman Chloe Ramirez crossed the finish line first in the Varsity ‘B’ girls race at the Oatlands Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Loudoun Valley boys run to Oatlands Invitational title

Eight races. More than 2,000 runners representing high schools from seven states. The 2016 Oatlands Invitational was once again a big hit Sept. 17 at historic Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. The Loudoun Valley Vikings easily paced the boys' field in the Varsity 'A' race. The Vikings placed five runners in the top 45, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line second.

Freedom posts another shutout in 14-0 win over Park View

Another game, another shutout. After producing the first-ever shutout in program history in a season-opening win, the Freedom Eagles held the Park View Patriots off the scoreboard in a 14-0 victory Sept. 9 at Eric J. Olsen Memorial Stadium in South Riding.

2016 Freedom Eagles football preview

Sean Curry's first season as head coach at Freedom was about the "little victories." One of those surfaced in a lopsided loss to a Woodgrove team that featured more seniors than Freedom had players in uniform for the game. Freedom produced an eight-minute drive in the game, a little victory for a building team. There was also actual victories in 2015 as the Eagles set a program record with four wins.

The Potomac Falls Panthers travel to Ashburn to face the Broad Run Spartans in both teams’ season opener.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

The wait is nearly over as the opening night of the 2016 varsity football season is less than six weeks away. Regular season play kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 public high schools in action. Week 1 features four games pitting Loudoun teams versus each other. John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.

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