Loudoun County falls a little short against Lake Taylor in state semifinals
Loudoun County’s Gabrielle Gillis wrestles Lake Taylor’s Endia McKinney for a loose ball during the Virginia 4A state girls’ basketball semifinal game March 8 in Norfolk.—Photo Courtesy/Stephen Katz, Virginia Pilot
Sun., Mar. 9 | 10:15 AM - Loudoun County High School showed grit in turning an eight-point halftime deficit into a fourth-quarter lead March 8 in the Virginia 4A state girls' basketball semifinals at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Unfortunately for the Raiders, it was not enough as reigning state champion Lake Taylor closed the game on a 9-0 run to win 42-37.
4A North All-Region basketball team
Fri., Mar. 7 | 12:50 PM - Loudoun County High School's Ethan Walker and Maggie Phillips, and Dominion's Tony Richardson garnered first-team accolades on the Virginia 4A North Region basketbal team.
Loudoun County seeks next step at states
Loudoun County High School coach Derek Fisher diagrams a play in the huddle during the 4A North Region championship game. Fisher has guided the Raiders to the state playoffs in each of his four seasons with the program.—Photo Courtesy/Erica Yoon, Roanoke Times
Wed., Mar. 5 | 04:15 PM - With the Virginia High School League state basketball playoffs getting underway this week, Loudoun County has just one team left standing: the girls squad at Loudoun County High School.
Regional basketball playoffs scoreboard
Sat., Mar. 1 | 06:40 AM - Loudoun County High School fell 64-53 to host William Fleming on Friday night in the 4A North Region girls' championship game. The Raiders will advance to the Virginia 4A state tournament as regional finalists.
Raiders romp in region semifinals, earn another state tourney bid
Loudoun County senior center Maggie Phillips poured in 23 points as the Raiders overwhlemed host Charlottesville, 65-40, in the 4A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser
Thu., Feb. 27 | 06:40 PM - The Loudoun County High School girls' basketball team did not expect to emerge from their 4A North regional semifinal Feb. 6 at Charlottesville High School with a resounding 25-point victory.
Relay Pride: Heritage swims to state relay title
Senior Tim Burris, shown here performing the backstroke at the Conference 21 meet, teamed with Phillip Crouch, Michael Burris and Jake Schroth to win the 200-yard medley relay title in a time of 1:40.24 at the Virginia 4A state swim championships.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Joel Wolcott
Thu., Feb. 27 | 10:52 AM - Heritage High School's prolific 200-yard medley relay team highlighted a strong showing by area competitors at the Virginia 4A state swim championships. The Pride's Tim Burris, Phillip Crouch, Michael Burris and Jake Schroth touched the wall first to claim state gold Feb. 22 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Raiders tab Hanna to coach highly successful volleyball program
Wed., Feb. 26 | 02:15 PM - Loudoun County High School has selected Sherrilyn Hanna to serve as head varsity volleyball coach. Hanna takes over for Jenica Brown, who resigned in January to spend more time with family after leading the Raiders to six state championships during her 12-year tenure.
Mat Kings: Four Loudoun wrestlers bring home state gold
Emotion overcomes Potomac Falls senior Omer Nezam as his hand is raised following a 3-2 decision victory against Freedom senior Bradley Nelson in the Virginia 5A 160-pound championship match Feb. 22 at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.—Times-Mirror Photo/Moe Murphy
Tue., Feb. 25 | 02:53 PM - Persistence paid off in a big way for Potomac Falls High School senior Omer Nezam at the Virginia 5A state wrestling championships Feb. 22 at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.
Freedom places third as team; Gibbs, Connors make the podium at state meet
Sara Connors of Briar Woods High School performed a stellar floor exercise routine Feb. 22 at the state individual gymnastics meet. Connors score of 9.375 tied her for sixth place in the state.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Feb. 25 | 11:46 AM - The Freedom Eagles placed third and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs were right behind in fourth place at the Virginia 5A state gymnastics team competition Feb. 21 at Salem High School in Virginia Beach.
All-Conference basketball teams
Mon., Feb. 24 | 07:25 PM - Broad Run's Khiorie Stewart and Mariah Leonard were selected as Conference 14 Players of the Year. Loudoun Valley's Paul Rowley earned the same honor in Conference 28, as did Dominion's Tony Richardson and Heritage's Kayla Tibbs in Conference 21.
Worth the wait: Raiders claim first postseason tournament title since 1966
The Loudoun County Raiders rejoice with their 4A Conference 21 boys’ basketball championship trophy after defeating Dominion 57-46 in the title game Feb. 21 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Sun., Feb. 23 | 08:42 AM - Heading into the 4A Conference 21 boys' basketball championship game with Dominion, Loudoun County High School was one step away from achieving a feat that had not been accomplished in 48 years at the Leesburg school.
Conference basketball tournament scoreboard
Sun., Feb. 23 | 07:30 AM - Broad Run (Conference 14 boys), Freedom (Conference 14 girls), Loudoun County (Conference 21 boys and girls) and Loudoun Valley (Conference 28 boys) each won conference tournament championships.
Varsity Basketball Standings
Wed., Feb. 19 | 06:05 AM - Broad Run (boys) and Freedom (girls) have wrapped up first place in Conference 14. Loudoun County finished atop the Dulles District girls' standings and tied Loudoun Valley for first place in Dulles boys. Standings updated through completion of regular season.
5A North, 4A North region wrestling results
Tue., Feb. 18 | 02:07 PM - Four Loudoun wrestlers took home individual titles at the 5A North Region wrestling tournament, while two local wrestlers proved to be tops in their weight class at the 4A North Region tournament.
Arianna Robinson’s perfect vault highlights Freedom’s big day
Freedom senior Arianna Robinson displays her determination as she approaches the vault Feb. 9 at the 5A North Region Gymnastics Championships. Robinson was flawless on her routine and was the all-around champion.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Feb. 18 | 12:55 PM - Freedom High School senior Arianna Robinson scored a rare perfect 10 on her vault routine on the way to winning the all-around title at the 5A North Region Gymnastics Championships. Her younger sibling Mikayla Robinson was right behind in second place overall.
Dominion girls, Heritage boys lead pack at 4A North region swim meet
Tue., Feb. 18 | 11:48 AM - The Dominion Titans and the Heritage Pride proved to be the class of the field at the 4A North Region Swim Championships. The Titans won the girls' title and the Pride claimed the boys' crown Feb. 15 at George Mason University's Aquatic Center.
Varsity Basketball Rewind: Feb. 7-10 games
Loudoun County High School senior Maggie Phillips reached the 1,000 career points milestone Feb. 7. The multi-sport standout will play volleyball at the U.S. Naval Academy.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Feb. 11 | 12:42 PM - Teal Reynolds set the single-game scoring mark for Potomac Falls High School girls' basketball with 33 points in a Feb. 10 victory against Briar Woods. Look inside for scores and submitted stats.
Photos: Conference 21 Wrestling Championships
Woodgrove’s Gunner Hilling, top, needed just 44 seconds to pin Sherando’s Chris Morgan in the 195-pound final at the Conference 21 Wrestling Championships.—Times-Mirror Photo/Moe Murphy
Tue., Feb. 11 | 10:22 AM - Four Woodgrove High School wrestlers won individual titles and a pair of Loudoun County Raiders claimed individual crowns at the Conference 21 Wrestling Championships, Feb. 8 at Sherando High School in Stephens City.
VHSL All-State volleyball teams
Fri., Feb. 7 | 06:03 PM - Nine players from Loudoun schools earned selection on 2013 Virginia High School League All-State volleyball teams in either the 5A, 4A or 3A classifications.Reigning 4A state champion Loudoun County High School led the way with four players selected.
Strong finish helps Raiders pull even with Wolverines
Fri., Feb. 7 | 08:37 AM - The Loudoun County Raiders used an 8-0 run over the final two minutes of play to turn a one-point deficit into a 36-29 victory Feb. 6 against the Woodgrove Wolverines in a matchup of the top two girls' basketball teams in the Dulles District.