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Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad, shown here on top versus Woodgrove’s Joe Candelaria during the LCPS Championships, was one of four area wrestlers to win a state championship. Jafaryzad pinned Fisher Evans of Lee-Davis in the first period of the Group 5A 152-pound championship match.—File Photo

Four area wrestlers strike state gold

A total of 15 area wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class Feb. 17-18 at the Virginia High School League State Wrestling Championships.Broad Run's duo of Michael Battista (170 pounds) and John Birchmeier (220), along with Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad (152) struck state gold in the Group 5A tournament. Elijah Boldin of John Champe won the 285-pound state crown at the Group 4A level.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

The Freedom Eagles are Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Courtesy Photo

Dual conference titles for Freedom basketball teams

Backed by a thunderous home crowd, Freedom High School secured the Conference 22 boys’ basketball tournament title, and bragging rights over its crosstown rival, after defeating John Champe 74-61 in South Riding 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.

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.

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.

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).

Dominick Fragala and John Champe head coach Bill Maher.—Photo Courtesy/Michael White

1,000 points and counting for Champe’s Fragala

John Champe High School honored Dominick Fragala for eclipsing 1,000 career points during a Dec. 20 varsity basketball game versus Manassas Park. The senior guard proceeded to score 38 points, in addition to his six assists and six steals in the Knights' 89-37 victory.

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.

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.

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