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Tuscarora outlasted Thomas Jefferson 46-42 in the 5A North Region playoffs to earn a third consecutive trip to the state tournament.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 21-22 games

Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys have punched their tickets for the championship games of the 4A West Region basketball tournament. Loudoun Valley will host Handley and Loudoun County will travel to Millbrook on Friday night. Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will each play 5A North Region semifinal games at home Thursday evening.

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.

The Loudoun County Raiders secured a spot in the 4A West Region semifinals with a 54-48 victory over Liberty.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 20 games

Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) advanced to the 4A West Region basketball tournament semifinals following quarterfinal round victories Monday night. Briar Woods (girls) and Stone Bridge (boys) won 5A North Region first-round games Monday. Amani Rascoe became Briar Woods' career scoring leader in a 63-51 victory versus Stafford.

Ben Mackey will continue his soccer career at Lynchburg College.—Courtesy Photo

Mackey to play soccer at Lynchburg

Loudoun County High School senior Ben Mackey has committed to play NCAA Division III soccer at Lynchburg College. Mackey will join his older brother Jon Mackey, a junior forward, on Lynchburg's roster.

Conference 21-East basketball team selections

Loudoun Valley junior Jordan Miller is the boys' Player of the Year, and Loudoun County junior Natalie Villaflor and Park View senior Christina Adlam shared girls' Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 21-East basketball team. Sam Carpenter (boys) and Reggie Barnes (girls) of Heritage High School earned Coach of the Year honors.

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 Loudoun Valley Vikings are Conference 21-East boys’ basketball champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun Valley tops Heritage in Conference 21-East boys final

A standing-room only crowd packed Loudoun Valley High School's gymnasium Thursday night to watch Loudoun Valley square off against Heritage for the fourth time this season in the Conference 21-East boys' basketball tournament championship game.

Loudoun County teammates Emily Miller and Cammie Warter display the Conference 21-East tournament and regular season championship trophies.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun County cruises past Heritage in Conference 21-East girls final

The Loudoun County Raiders continued their stellar season with a stout performance in a 56-18 win over Leesburg counterpart Heritage in the Conference 21-East girls' basketball tournament championship game 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.

Loudoun County sophomore guard Derek McCandless prepares to go up for a shot during a Conference 21-East first-round game versus Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

MORE: Loudoun County outlasts Dominion in Conference 21-East tournament opener

Leading by double digits in the third quarter of a Conference 21-East boys' basketball first-round game Feb. 10 in Sterling, Loudoun County saw its advantage vanish when host Dominion heated up from 3-point range. Tudor Shelton and Max Mancuso drained 3-pointers on consecutive possessions early in the fourth quarter to give the Titans a 58-55 lead. That advantage grew to five before the Raiders produced a rally of their own.

Varsity basketball: Friday’s conference tournament schedule

The varsity basketball postseason tips off Friday night as tournament play begins in Conference 21-East, Conference 21-West and Conference 28. Dominion, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Riverside, Rock Ridge and Woodgrove high schools will host first-round games.

Rock Ridge’s Adam Cerow, top, controls Loudoun Valley’s Carter Bell in the 126-pound final of the Conference 21-East tournament. Cerow won by technical fall to help Rock Ridge claim the team title.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Conference 21-East wrestling tournament

The Group 4A Conference 21-East Wrestling Championships were contested Feb. 4 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Host school Rock Ridge won the team title with 203.5 points. Dominion placed second with 165 points, followed by Loudoun Valley (144), Heritage (92), Loudoun County (77) and Park View (43).

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.

Loudoun Valley won the team title at the Conference 21-East gymnastics meet.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Loudoun Valley wins Conference 21-East gymnastics title

The Loudoun Valley Vikings delivered their best performance of the season Feb. 1 at the Conference 21-East gymnastics meet. The Vikings won the seven-team conference title by scoring a season-high 139.35 points.

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