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Gymnastics: Conference meet results

Freedom, Riverside and Tuscarora placed first in the team standings at their respective conference gymnastics meets. Freedom's Sydney Wrighte (38.9), Potomac Falls' Erika Hurrell (37.5) and Riverside's Maddy Howell (37.05) each won all-around titles.

Brandon Steel of Broad Run High School works toward a pin of Tuscarora’s Collin Smith in the 182-pound final.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run claims Conference 14 wrestling crown

The Broad Run Spartans placed a wrestler among the top four in 12 weight classes on their way to winning the team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 wrestling tournament Feb. 6 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Tuscarora placed second in the team standings, followed by Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls and Briar Woods.

Daniel Smith signs his letter of intent with his parents Betsy and Jay Smith looking on.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora’s Smith to continue football career at Campbell

Tuscarora High School senior quarterback Daniel Smith signed his letter of intent Feb. 3 to attend and play football at Campbell University in North Carolina. Smith helped the Huskies produce a 27-2 record in his final two seasons.

Bethany Gatlin of Briar Woods High School rejoices after winning the girls’ 200-yard individual medley race at the Conference 14 swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Briar Woods sweeps Conference 14 swim crowns

The Briar Woods Falcons swept both sides of the Conference 14 swim championships Jan. 30 at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, as their boys and girls both emerged comfortably atop the five-team standings. In total, the Falcons won nine of the meet's 16 individual titles and took first in three of six relay events.

Mike Burnett instructs his players from the sideline during a 2015 game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora’s Burnett selected as NFL High School Coach of the Year

Tuscarora High School varsity football head coach Mike Burnett has been selected as the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year. Burnett guided Tuscarora to a 13-1 record and a trip to the 5A North Region final in 2015.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland rises for a shot during a Jan. 19 game against Briar Woods. Copeland is averaging 20 points per game for a senior-laden Huskies team that has won 16 straight games.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With mom’s help, Tuscarora’s Copeland chases hoops dream

The Tuscarora Huskies were making their way back to their locker room Jan. 19 after a 96-70 win over Briar Woods when one of them was pulled aside for public-relations duty. A young fan held a plastic mini-basketball up to senior Kyle Copeland, the Huskies' high-scoring forward nominated to this year's McDonald's All-American Game.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Standings

Tuscarora High School sits atop the Conference 14 standings in both boys' and girls' basketball. Freedom girls, John Champe boys, Loudoun County girls, Loudoun Valley boys and Woodgrove girls are also undefeated in their respective conference play.

Tuscarora junior Tique Yarbrough flushes home a dunk against Briar Woods as the Huskies defeated the Falcons, 96-70, Tuesday night in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora sprints past Briar Woods to stay hot

The Tuscarora Huskies scored no fewer than 20 points in every quarter on their way to a 96-70 toppling of visiting Briar Woods in Conference 14 boys' basketball action Jan. 19. The Huskies chalked up their 16th win in 17 outings this season, while the Falcons fell to 6-8.

VHSL Group 5A All-State football team

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are each represented on the 2015 VHSL Group 5A All-State football team. Highland Springs senior Greg Dortch and coach Loren Johnson claimed top honors.

Broad Run players and coaches rush the field after winning the 2015 Virginia 5A girls’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

State Champions: 12 Loudoun schools have combined to win 99 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined for 99 Virginia High School League state championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

Freedom advanced a wrestler to the final in seven of 14 weight classes on its way to winning the team crown at the LCPS Wrestling Championships.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom shows the way at LCPS Wrestling Championships

With five individual champions and two more finalists, the Freedom Eagles edged the Woodgrove Wolverines for the team title at the 2015 Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships, contested Dec. 18-19 at Rock Ridge High School.

Stone Bridge football coach Mickey Thompson passes the 5A North Region championship trophy to his players following the Bulldogs’ 54-41 victory against host Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge powers past Tuscarora to rule region, punch ticket for state final

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs’ red-hot winning streak continued Dec. 4 with an impressive 54-41 road victory against the previously undefeated Tuscarora Huskies in the 5A North Region championship game at Fortune Field in Leesburg. Following an uneven start to the season, the Bulldogs (10-4) have reeled off six straight wins to claim the region championship and earn a spot in the Virginia 5A state championship game.

Senior dual-threat quarterback Daniel Smith is 27-1 as a starter since the beginning of the 2014 season. Tuscarora coach Mike Burnett says, “We feel like as long as Daniel is back there, we can make plays against anybody.”—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Smith pilots Huskies deep into postseason once again

Consecutive undefeated regular seasons, winners of 27 of their last 28 games, a 5A North Region championship in hand with an opportunity to win another one this weekend. The Tuscarora Huskies have proven to be one of the top football teams in the state the last two seasons. A constant during that impressive span: the steady, often spectacular play of senior dual-threat quarterback Daniel Smith.

Tuscarora student-athletes Fitsum Seyoum, left, and Simon Shi will continue their athletic careers at Virginia Tech.—Courtesy Photo

A pair of Huskies to become Hokies

Tuscarora High School seniors Fitsum Seyoum and Simon Shi signed national letters of intent Nov. 16 to continue their athletic careers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Seyoum will join the Hokies' cross-country and track and field programs, while Shi will join the Hokies' swim program.

John Champe senior QB Zach Burdick scored the Knights’ lone touchdown in a 34-7 loss to Salem in the 4A West Region semifinals Nov. 28 in Aldie.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Football Playoff Scoreboard

Tuscarora and Stone Bridge high schools each lit up the scoreboard in 5A North Region semifinal victories Friday. Tuscarora topped North Stafford 63-49, while Stone Bridge overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat top seed Massaponax 50-49. John Champe and Woodgrove saw their stellar seasons conclude following losses in the 4A West Region semifinals.

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