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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.

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.

Gymnastics: Freedom edges Woodgrove for top spot

The Freedom Eagles totaled 133.975 points to place first in a five-team gymnastics meet Dec. 21 in South Riding. Woodgrove finished less than two points behind in second place, while all-around champion Leah Trepal led Heritage to a third-place finish.

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 Dominik Fragala scored 63 points in Champe’s double-overtime win against Freedom.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Fragala pours in 63 points to help Champe outlast Freedom

John Champe High School's Dominik Fragala didn't drop in three 3-pointers, 13 2-pointers and 28 free throws in a single game for the fun of it. He did it for the win, to avoid losing to rival Freedom in the schools' first meeting of Fragala's senior year. The 6-foot guard put in 22 points before halftime, added 24 more in the second half and poured in another 17 during eight minutes of overtime. As it happened, his Knights needed all of them.

Girls basketball: Rivalry win keeps Eagles flying high

A year ago, the Freedom Eagles didn't have benefit of Sydney Kim running their offense. The senior point guard, a starter as a sophomore, took last winter off to focus on soccer, the sport she'll soon play for Hamilton College. She's back to get her kicks on the hardwood.

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.


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