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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.

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.

Heritage junior Kendall Edmond is tightly guarded by Park View junior Jordan Landrum.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Heritage vs. Park View varsity girls’ basketball

A strong second half from the Heritage Pride allowed them to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat the Park View Patriots 66-54 in a varsity girls' basketball game Jan. 3 in Leesburg. Senior Corrianna Calloway paced host Heritage with a game-high 25 points. The Pride have now won four of their last five games.

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.

Group 4A All-State football team selections

Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State football team. Dominion senior Tommy Christ garnered first-team recognition at both offensive and defensive line.

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.

Group 4A All-State field hockey team selections

Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Group 4A All-State field hockey team. Heritage players Sydney Krieger, Josie Rossbach and Calli Henderson each earned first-team selection.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

All-Conference 21-B football team selections

Dominion High School swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 21-B football team. Vashon McCants and Tommy Christ are Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, and Karl Buckwalter is the Coach of the Year. Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Rock Ridge are also represented.

Volleyball: Regional playoffs scoreboard

The Briar Woods Falcons (5A North) and the Loudoun County Raiders (4A West) each won regional volleyball tournament championship matches Saturday night. Briar Woods, Loudoun County and Tuscarora have each qualified for the VHSL state volleyball tournament.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

4A West All-Region field hockey team selections

Heritage High School sophomore midfielder Josie Rossbach is the Offensive Player of the Year on the 2016 4A West All-Region field hockey team. Derek Ryan is the Coach of the Year after guiding Heritage to conference and regional tournament titles. Dominion, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools are also represented.

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