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Potomac Elite 17 volleyball team.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac Elite strikes gold on volleyball court

The Potomac Elite 17 team outlasted 11 other teams to strike gold at the MLK Challenge volleyball tournament, contested Jan. 14-15 in Jessup, Md. Potomac Elite's roster includes Woodgrove High School students Meghen Cleary and Mable Henry.

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.

Ashley Wilkins of Rock Ridge performs her vault routine. Wilkins finished second in the all-around to help the Phoenix place second as a team.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Patriots, Wolverines rise to top at Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational

For more than a decade, the Park View Glory Days Gymnastics Invitational has served as a mid-season barometer for high school gymnasts around Loudoun and throughout Virginia, testing their skills against the sort of competition they'll see in the postseason, a few weeks hence. For the first time in almost a decade, the host Patriots laid claim to a first-place trophy - placing atop the Blue division.

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.

Local pair earn All-American soccer honors for CNU

Christopher Newport University soccer players Jimmy Grace (Briar Woods) and Victoria Perry (Woodgrove) each earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-American honors in 2016.

Gymnastics: Freedom edges Woodgrove for top spot

The Freedom Eagles totaled 133.975 points to place first in a five-team gymnastics meet Dec. 21 in South Riding. Woodgrove finished less than two points behind in second place, while all-around champion Leah Trepal led Heritage to a third-place finish.

Group 4A All-State football team selections

Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State football team. Dominion senior Tommy Christ garnered first-team recognition at both offensive and defensive line.

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.

Woodgrove’s gymnastics team, from left, Jodi Snare, River Stone, Erin Ramsey, Kaycee Delitta, Sarah Snare, coach Margie Barnes, Lauren Sutara, Erin Keane and Dani Kimbrough placed first Dec. 7 in a five-team meet at Loudoun Valley.—Photo Courtesy/Woodgrove gymnastics

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Dec. 7-10 events

The 2016-2017 varsity winter sports season is underway. Briar Woods, Potomac Falls and Riverside high schools each swept varsity swim meets Saturday. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity basketball, gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.

Woodgrove’s Kaur to showcase track and field skills at GMU

Woodgrove High School senior Puneet Kaur has signed a national letter of intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur, who holds the school record in shot put, aims to compete in several throwing events for GMU.

Group 4A All-State field hockey team selections

Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2016 Group 4A All-State field hockey team. Heritage players Sydney Krieger, Josie Rossbach and Calli Henderson each earned first-team selection.

Dominion head coach Karl Buckwalter hugs Jadan Pierre as the Titans celebrate a 30-23 come-from-behind win over Woodgrove.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dominion outlasts Woodgrove in dramatic fashion

Dominion High School's special teams unit was truly special in the final minute of a 30-23 victory over host Woodgrove in the 4A West Region football semifinals Nov. 25 in Purcellville. Junior Ramon Blas converted a 31-yard field goal attempt with 55 seconds left to give the Titans a 24-23 lead.

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.

Stone Bridge junior Tyrese Johnson secures a reception with Broad Run senior Travis Hugg trying to jar the ball loose. Johnson caught a pair of first-half touchdown passes in a 28-7 victory.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Football: Regional quarterfinal round game stats

Dominion, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove high schools each won regional quarterfinal games Friday evening by double-digit margins to secure spots in the regional semifinals. Woodgrove will host Dominion in a 4A West Region semifinal next weekend, while Potomac Falls plays at Massaponax and Stone Bridge is at Brooke Point in the 5A North Region semifinals.

Regional football playoffs: Quarterfinal round scores

Four Loudoun teams punched their tickets for the semifinal round of the regional football playoffs with quarterfinal victories Friday night. Woodgrove and Dominion advanced in the 4A West Region, and Stone Bridge and Potomac Falls advanced in the 5A North Region.

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