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Ashlyn Nolan, right, of Rock Ridge competes side-by-side with Sherando’s Davina Lane in the 100-meter hurdles. Lane won the event with a finish time of 15.34 seconds and Nolan (15.50) finished second.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Rock Ridge, Valley lead Loudoun’s charge at Wolverine Track Classic

Loudoun Valley boys and Rock Ridge girls each placed third in their respective team standings at the 2016 Wolverine Track Classic. The 25-school event was contested April 15 at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland elevates toward the rim during the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge slam dunk contest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Basketball’s big finish: Loudoun falls short versus Fairfax

The last gasp of high school basketball came April 10 at Marshall High School in Falls Church for the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge all-star hoops extravaganza. The event began with a game between standouts from Prince William and Fairfax South, followed by a 3-point and slam dunk competition and rounded off with Fairfax North battling the boys from Loudoun.

Dominion sophomore Catherine Rinek works the ball in the attack zone with Broad Run senior Natalie Purcell defending during the host Titans’ 20-4 victory April 11 in Sterling. Dominion improved to 6-0 this season, with five of those victories by double-digit margins.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: April 9-12 games

Seniors Luke Giroux and Cade Groton combined for seven goals to help lead Stone Bridge to a 14-10 victory against Briar Woods April 12 in a boys' lacrosse match-up of previously undefeated teams. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Tuscarora senior Jamel Howard will play for Loudoun in the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun standouts to test hoop skills versus Fairfax

Loudoun versus Fairfax, round three. For a third consecutive year, top senior basketball players from Loudoun and Fairfax public high schools will square off April 10 as part of the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.

Tuscarora senior Cole Gabriele earned his third pitching win of the season Tuesday versus Dominion.—File Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: March 28-31 games

The varsity spring sports season is back in full stride following spring break. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

Junior Will Juneau produces one of several key saves he made in Briar Woods’ 10-8 comeback win versus Freedom.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods rallies past Freedom to cap undefeated week

Varsity boys' lacrosse was for the birds March 18 in Brambleton as the homestanding Falcons of Briar Woods High School felled the Eagles of Freedom High School 10-8 in come-from-behind fashion.

VHSL Group 4A All-State boys’ basketball team

John Champe High School senior Kuony Deng is the Virginia High School League Group 4A Player of the Year in boys' basketball. Loudoun Valley's Nick Ball and Jordan Miller, and Freedom's Zach Collins were also voted on the team.
Kuony Deng

4A West All-Region basketball team

John Champe High School senior Kuony Deng is the 4A West Region Player of the Year in boys' basketball. Loudoun Valley's Chad Dawson earned Coach of the Year honors after leading the Vikings to a regional championship. Freedom, Heritage, Loudoun County, Park View, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools are represented on the All-Region team.

The Freedom Eagles put the finishing touches on an outstanding season by placing first at the VHSL Group 5A state meet.—Photo Courtesy/Virginia High School League

Freedom, Wrighte on top at VHSL state gymnastics meet

Freedom High School enjoyed a meet to remember Feb. 19-20 at the Virginia High School League state gymnastics championships in Virginia Beach. The Eagles soared to the Group 5A team championship and sophomore Sydney Wrighte won the all-around title at the Individual Open Championships.

Tuscarora High School senior Simon Shi rejoices following his first-place swim in the 200-yard individual medley.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Burris, Shi win dual titles, lead strong Loudoun contingent at state swim meets

Heritage High School junior Michael Burris and Tuscarora senior Simon Shi each touched the wall first in a pair of races at the Virginia High School League state swim championships.

The 2016 VHSL 5A state wrestling tournament was twice as nice for the Broad Run Spartans. From left, Jonathan Birchmeier and Brandon Steel won state championships for the Spartans.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun boasts four state wrestling champions

A pair of Broad Run Spartans, a Loudoun Valley Viking and a John Champe Knight reigned supreme in their weight divisions at the VHSL state wrestling championships. Broad Run's Brandon Steel and Jonathan Birchmeier stood atop the podium at the Group 5A championships. Loudoun Valley's Cade Kiely and John Champe's Elijah Boldin each won state crowns at the Group 4A championships.

Conference basketball tournament scoreboard

Six Loudoun schools collected conference basketball tournament titles. Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls won Conference 14 championships, Loudoun Valley boys and girls won Conference 21-B crowns, and Freedom girls and John Champe boys won Conference 22 titles.

All-Conference 22 basketball team

John Champe and Freedom high schools are well represented on the All-Conference 22 basketball team. Champe senior Kuony Deng is the Player of the Year on the boys' team, while Champe's Bill Maher and Freedom's Teddy Whitney garnered Coach of the Year honors.

Nine Loudoun wrestlers claim individual titles at regional tournaments

Broad Run, Freedom and Potomac Falls high schools each produced two individual champions, while Briar Woods, Loduoun Valley and Stone Bridge were each represented by one individual champion Feb. 13 at the 5A North Region or 4A West Region wrestling tournaments.

Freedom’s Anna Broussard performs her floor exercise routine Feb. 10 at the regional gymnastics meet.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Regional gymnastics: Freedom Eagles soar back into states

If the gymnasium scoreboard at Park View High School displayed real-time point totals, those in attendance at the 5A North regional gymnastics championships Feb. 10 would have known they were watching a nail-biting buzzer-beater. With strong performances on their floor routines in the final rotation of the meet, the Freedom Eagles triumphed over runner-up Stafford by less than one-half of one point.

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