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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.

Football: Three local athletes to play in International Bowl

A trio of student-athletes from Loudoun County public high schools have been selected to compete in the eighth annual International Bowl, set for Jan. 16-17 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. Justin Allen and Christophe Atkinson of Tuscarora will play for the U.S. Under-17 national team, and Tyler Savage of John Champe will compete for the U.S. Under-16 national team.

Boys’ basketball: Cooper lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora

Leading 69-68 in the final minute of regulation, Tuscarora had a chance to steal a big road win at Broad Run. Undaunted, the host Spartans found a way to prevail in the closing seconds of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game Friday evening in Ashburn.

Girls’ basketball: Tuscarora starts strong in conference play

Tuscarora took care of Broad Run in its Conference 14 opener with a great showing from start to finish. The Huskies topped the host Spartans 65-45 in the first game of a varsity basketball doubleheader Friday night in Ashburn.

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.

The Tuscarora Huskies celebrate after earning their 100th victory Tuesday night.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Tuscarora nets 100th win in program history

Tuscarora High School defeated Albemarle 53-39 at home in varsity girls' basketball Dec. 20 to record the 100th win in program history. Michael Newkirk, head coach for each of the Huskies' six-plus seasons, also earned his 100th coaching victory.

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.

Briar Woods coach Charlie Pierce led the cheers in the team huddle following the Falcons’ 41-21 victory over Harrisonburg in the 2010 Division 4 state football championship game.—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.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are once again state cross-country champions, winning the Group 4A boys’ title.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Morris, Vikings lead pack at VHSL State Cross-Country Championships

The Loudoun Valley Vikings ran away with the boys' team title Nov. 12 at the VHSL State Cross-Country Championships. The Vikings placed six runners in the top 40 overall, highlighted by junior Peter Morris crossing the finish line first in 15 minutes, 14 seconds.

Volleyball: Regional playoffs scoreboard

The Briar Woods Falcons (5A North) and the Loudoun County Raiders (4A West) each won regional volleyball tournament championship matches Saturday night. Briar Woods, Loudoun County and Tuscarora have each qualified for the VHSL state volleyball tournament.

The Briar Woods Falcons are 5A North Region volleyball champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Briar Woods wins regional crown with five-set thriller over Tuscarora

By the time they reached the fifth and deciding set of the 5A North Region championship match, the Tuscarora Huskies and Briar Woods Falcons volleyball teams had already gone at each other for two evenly-played, momentum-swinging hours Nov. 12 in Leesburg. The final stanza began as Tuscarora's gymnasium rang with imploring cheers and approving shouts from partisans on both sides.

Freshman QB Mitch Griffis was one of three Spartans to rush for two touchdowns in Broad Run’s 42-21 victory against Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Drew Hall

Broad Run doubles up Tuscarora in playoff opener

The Broad Run Spartans doubled up the visiting Tuscarora Huskies 42-21 in the first round of the VHSL 5A North Region playoffs Nov. 11 in Ashburn. Broad Run's ground game - featuring Meech Hembry, Ryan Braithwaite, Mitch Griffis and Tim Baldwin - totaled nearly 300 rushing yards in the win.

The Briar Woods Falcons travel to Ashland on Friday to play Patrick Henry.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

Eight Loudoun football teams to kick off postseason Friday

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will each begin play in the 2016 varsity football playoffs Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion will have an extra week to prepare thanks to first-round byes.

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