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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.

Updated: Ten area athletes on national champion football teams

A pair of national champions were recently crowned in college football, and the rosters of both winning teams include area players. Briar Woods, Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County and Stone Bridge high schools were each represented.

JMU football goes for second national title Saturday

James Madison University will square off with Youngstown State in the NCAA Division I FCS championship game Saturday in Texas. The Dukes' roster includes eight players - Adeeb Atariwa, Justin Bethea, Ryan Horner, Lawton Riggs, Brett Siegel, Grant Westbrook, Matt Wolcott and Richard Xu - from Loudoun County.

State Champions: 13 Loudoun schools have combined to win 111 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined for 111 Virginia High School League state championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 17.

VHSL Group 5A All-State volleyball team selections

Potomac Falls senior Kylie Thomas, Stone Bridge senior Ryley Gill and Tuscarora senior Vanessa Marinelli each earned first-team recognition on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State volleyball team.

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.

VHSL Group 5A All-State football team selections

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State football team. Highland Springs senior Juwan Carter (offense) and L.C. Bird senior Rayshard Ashby (defense) were selected as Players of the Year.

Stone Bridge senior Joshua Breece breaks free for a big gain during the Virginia 5A state championship game. Breece closed out his varsity career with another big performance, rushing for 213 yards and a touchdown.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Highland Springs scores in final minute to dash Stone Bridge’s title hopes

It was a championship worthy drive. Stone Bridge drove 80 yards on 16 plays, running more than seven minutes off the game clock in the fourth quarter of the Virginia 5A state championship game Dec. 10 versus Highland Springs at Hampton University.

Briar Woods coach Charlie Pierce led the cheers in the team huddle following the Falconsā€™ 41-21 victory over Harrisonburg in the 2010 Division 4 state football championship game.ā€”Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Football: Loudoun’s history in state title games

Loudoun County high schools have played in 18 state championship games in football. Stone Bridge has advanced to the state final seven times, followed by four appearances each by Briar Woods and Park View. Briar Woods (three) and Broad Run (two) have won multiple state titles.

Junior Bradley Block rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 35-29 loss to Highland Springs.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Heartbreak in Hampton: Late TD lifts Highland Springs past Stone Bridge in state final

In a game that saw the lead change hands five times in the second half, Highland Springs took the lead when it counted most Saturday afternoon in the Virginia 5A state championship at Hampton University.

Stone Bridge football players and the Bulldog are fired up to once again play in the Virginia 5A championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge goes for state title against familiar foe

The football team at Stone Bridge High School already settled one score this season. Now they seek to settle another. Back last December, the Bulldogs rode a late-season surge all the way to the Group 5A state championship game, their sixth title game appearance since 2005. Stone Bridge's hopes for its second ring were dashed, however, when a fast Highland Springs team ran past them for a 27-7 win.

Senior Joshua Breece rushed for a pair of second-half touchdowns in Stone Bridge’s 27-21 win over Massaponax.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge punches ticket to 5A state championship game

Though it certainly was not easy, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs found a way in Friday's 5A North Region championship game against host Massaponax in Fredericksburg. Stone Bridge held Massaponax scoreless during the game's final 15 minutes, while Josh Lawyer and Joshua Breece produced touchdown runs to allow the Bulldogs to turn a nine-point deficit into a 27-21 victory.

Stone Bridge has won 31 playoffs games during the last decade, including three so far this postseason.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion, Stone Bridge aim to continue playoff success

The Dominion Titans are one win away from playing in their first state championship game, while the Stone Bridge Bulldogs are aiming to advance to the state final for the sixth time in the last 10 years. Both Loudoun schools will hit the road to play in regional championship games this weekend.

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Postseason Scoreboard

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs rolled past host Brooke Point 48-21 in a 5A North Region semifinal game Saturday afternoon in Stafford. Stone Bridge and Dominion (4A West) will each play in regional championship games on the road next weekend.

Coach Paul Barnes and his Potomac Falls Panthers will face top seed Massaponax in the 5A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Loudoun football teams to play in regional semifinal games

Four of the eight teams playing in 5A North or 4A West regional semifinal football games this weekend hail from Loudoun County. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West semifinal match-up, while Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge will each hit the road for 5A North semifinal games.

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