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Potomac Elite 17 volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Elite strikes gold on volleyball court

The Potomac Elite 17 team outlasted 11 other teams to strike gold at the MLK Challenge volleyball tournament, contested Jan. 14-15 in Jessup, Md. Potomac Elite's roster includes Woodgrove High School students Meghen Cleary and Mable Henry.

Loudoun Valley repeated as VHSL state cross-country champions in 2016.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Valley’s Marc Hunter selected as state’s top cross-country coach

The United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association have selected Marc Hunter as the Virginia High School Boys Cross-Country Coach of the Year. Hunter guided Loudoun Valley to a second consecutive Virginia 4A state championship in 2016.

Potomac Falls sophomore Ian Anderson works to put up a shot with Briar Woods junior Cam Timmons defending.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Potomac Falls pulls away from Briar Woods in second half

Trailing host Briar Woods by as many as six points in the first quarter, Potomac Falls used a 9-4 run to close the first half to take a one-point lead into the locker room. That momentum continued in the second half as the Panthers pulled away for an 83-65 victory Friday night in Ashburn. Potomac Falls (7-6) outscored Briar Woods 46-29 in the second half to even its Conference 14 record at 1-1.

Think Pink Tournament cancelled due to weather forecast

Foxcroft School's Think Pink Basketball Tournament scheduled for Saturday in Middleburg has been cancelled due to predicted weather and travel conditions. There is no make-up date for the tournament.

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.

Football: Three local athletes to play in International Bowl

A trio of student-athletes from Loudoun County public high schools have been selected to compete in the eighth annual International Bowl, set for Jan. 16-17 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. Justin Allen and Christophe Atkinson of Tuscarora will play for the U.S. Under-17 national team, and Tyler Savage of John Champe will compete for the U.S. Under-16 national team.

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.

Dominic Peterson rises for a layup during Loudoun Valley’s 94-53 win against John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley cruises past John Champe to remain unbeaten

The beat goes on for the Loudoun Valley Vikings: Another varsity boys' basketball game, another lopsided win. The Viking's 13th victory in as many games came Jan. 9 in Aldie with a 94-53 decision over homestanding John Champe (6-4).

Foxcroft School is once again hosting the Think Pink Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft’s Think Pink Tournament set for Jan. 14

The eighth annual Think Pink Tournament is scheduled for Jan. 14 at Foxcroft School in Middleburg. The basketball tournament begins at 9 a.m. and will feature eight schools competing on three levels - varsity, junior varsity and middle school.

Boys’ basketball: Cooper lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora

Leading 69-68 in the final minute of regulation, Tuscarora had a chance to steal a big road win at Broad Run. Undaunted, the host Spartans found a way to prevail in the closing seconds of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game Friday evening in Ashburn.

Girls’ basketball: Tuscarora starts strong in conference play

Tuscarora took care of Broad Run in its Conference 14 opener with a great showing from start to finish. The Huskies topped the host Spartans 65-45 in the first game of a varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night in Ashburn.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Rewind: Jan. 3-4 games

Junior guard Chloe Madgwick scored a game-high 21 points to help Stone Bridge outlast Woodgrove 59-55 in overtime Wednesday night. Anna LeMaster added 17 points for Stone Bridge, while Camryn Fagan scored 14 points for Woodgrove. Park View's boys also prevailed Wednesday, defeating Trinity School at Meadow View 66-53.

WLVBC holds Certapalooza Day

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club recently kicked off their club season with Certapalooza Day at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. The day included six teams, 70 players, 12 coaches and eight hours of volleyball to ensure players had the necessary certifications for the season.

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.

High Schools

Briar Woods
Falcons

Broad Run
Spartans

Dominion
Titans

Freedom
Eagles

Heritage
Pride

John Champe
Knights

Loudoun Co.
Raiders

Loudoun Valley
Vikings

Park View
Patriots

Potomac Falls
Panthers

Riverside
Rams

Rock Ridge
Phoenix

Stone Bridge
Bulldogs

Tuscarora
Huskies

Woodgrove
Wolverines



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