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Potomac slips past Potomac Falls in match-up of Panthers

Two nights after outlasting Patrick Henry 63-62 in the 5A North Region boys' basketball tournament to secure a spot in the state playoffs, Potomac Falls found itself in another tight contest Thursday at home versus reigning state champion Potomac in a regional semifinal match-up of Panthers.

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.

Conference 14 basketball team selections

Broad Run senior Anthony Cooper and Tuscarora junior Kennedy Middleton garnered Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 14 basketball team. Jeff Hawes of Potomac Falls and Michael Newkirk of Tuscarora 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 Potomac Falls Panthers are Conference 14 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

MORE: Potomac Falls’ turnaround continues into postseason

Even after the Potomac Falls Panthers boys' basketball team won the Conference 14 tournament championship Feb. 17, defeating Stone Bridge 68-48 at Tuscarora High School for a 12th consecutive victory, the head coach still has to wonder how good his Panthers can be.

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.

Maggie Moorcones at her college signing ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

Moorcones signs with Catholic University soccer

Potomac Falls High School senior Maggie Moorcones signed her letter of intent Feb. 1 to attend and play women's soccer at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Moorcones was joined by her club soccer coach Jay Margulis and varsity soccer coach Greg Zawistowski in a ceremony at Potomac Falls.

Broad Run’s Cameron Jackson controls Eric Frames of Stone Bridge during the Conference 14 championship round at 132 pounds. Jackson scored a technical fall victory for the team champion Spartans.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Photos: Conference 14 wrestling tournament

Wrestlers from Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools took the mat Feb. 4 for the Group 5A Conference 14 Wrestling Championships at Rock Ridge High School. Broad Run won the team title with 263 points. Stone Bridge placed second with 189 points, followed by Tuscarora (178), Briar Woods (146) and Potomac Falls (134).

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.

The Tuscarora Huskies are Conference 14 gymnastics champions.—Times-Mirror/Michael Marzzacco

Tuscarora repeats as Conference 14 gymnastics champions

Flips, tumbles and acrobatics were on display Jan. 31 inside Stone Bridge High School's gymnasium. While each of the five teams competing in the Conference 14 gymnastics meet gave their all, it was Tuscarora winning the team title for the second year in a row. The Huskies edged out runner-up Potomac Falls by seven points.

Briar Woods freshman Abby Harter completed the 100-yard butterfly in 54.94 seconds to claim one of her two individual titles.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Briar Woods makes a splash at Conference 14 Swim Championships

Briar Woods enjoyed a memorable afternoon Saturday at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling as both the Falcon boys' and girls' teams placed first in the Conference 14 Swim Championships for a second straight year. The Falcons racked up 567 points in boys' events and 498 points in girls' events to pace the field by more than 100 points in both competitions.

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.

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