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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.

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.

Girls basketball: Rivalry win keeps Eagles flying high

A year ago, the Freedom Eagles didn't have benefit of Sydney Kim running their offense. The senior point guard, a starter as a sophomore, took last winter off to focus on soccer, the sport she'll soon play for Hamilton College. She's back to get her kicks on the hardwood.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

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.

All-Conference 22 football team selections

John Champe swept top honors on the 2016 All-Conference 22 football team. Senior linebacker Mikey O'Connell is the Defensive Player of the Year, junior running back Carl Garmon III is the Offensive Player of the Year and Jason Dawson was voted Coach of the Year. Freedom is also represented on the first and second teams.

All-Conference 22 volleyball team selections

Freedom and John Champe high schools are represented on the 2016 All-Conference 22 volleyball team. Rachel Crowe of Fauquier was selected as the Player of the Year.

Loudoun Valley boys run to 4A West Region title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings placed first in the boys' standings and second in the girls' standings at the 4A West Region cross-country meet. Freedom, Rock Ridge and Dominion boys, and Loudoun County and Rock Ridge girls also raced to top five team finishes Nov. 2 at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.

Ten Loudoun teams qualify for VHSL football playoffs

Loudoun County Public Schools will be well represented in the 2016 Virginia High School League football postseason with 10 local teams qualifying. Woodgrove, Dominion, John Champe, Heritage and Loudoun Valley will compete in the 4A West Region, while Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Briar Woods and Tuscarora will compete in the 5A North Region.

VHSL football power ratings: Nov. 1

The Woodgrove Wolverines continue to rank first among 4A West Region teams in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Overall, 10 Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if they playoffs started this week.


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