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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Conference 21-East boys’ basketball champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun Valley tops Heritage in Conference 21-East boys final

A standing-room only crowd packed Loudoun Valley High School's gymnasium Thursday night to watch Loudoun Valley square off against Heritage for the fourth time this season in the Conference 21-East boys' basketball tournament championship game.

Loudoun County teammates Emily Miller and Cammie Warter display the Conference 21-East tournament and regular season championship trophies.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County cruises past Heritage in Conference 21-East girls final

The Loudoun County Raiders continued their stellar season with a stout performance in a 56-18 win over Leesburg counterpart Heritage in the Conference 21-East girls' basketball tournament championship game 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ashley Wilkins of Rock Ridge performs her vault routine. Wilkins finished second in the all-around to help the Phoenix place second as a team.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Patriots, Wolverines rise to top at Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational

For more than a decade, the Park View Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational has served as a mid-season barometer for high school gymnasts around Loudoun and throughout Virginia, testing their skills against the sort of competition they'll see in the postseason, a few weeks hence. For the first time in almost a decade, the host Patriots laid claim to a first-place trophy - placing atop the Blue division.

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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