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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.

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.

Kurt McHenry, front, has made great strides in the sport of wrestling. The 16-year-old from Leesburg recently won a world championship and has set his sights on wrestling in the Olympics.—Photo Courtesy/Sam Janicki

Leesburg wrestler McHenry wins world championship

It's a common thing for Kurt McHenry to return home a conquering champion. The 16-year-old Leesburg resident attends St. Paul's School near Baltimore, and he comes back nearly every weekend to regale with tales of his latest triumphs on the wrestling mat. He's not usually returning home with a victory from eight time zones away, though.

Participation continues to grow for the annual youth wrestling camp at Freedom High School.—Courtesy Photo

Wrestling camp aims to build passion for the sport

In the heat of summer and in the middle of camp season, thoughts of baseball, football, basketball and many other sports creep into people’s minds. For nearly a decade, Freedom High School has hosted a camp for youth wrestlers across Loudoun County.

The 2016 VHSL 5A state wrestling tournament was twice as nice for the Broad Run Spartans. From left, Jonathan Birchmeier and Brandon Steel won state championships for the Spartans.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun boasts four state wrestling champions

A pair of Broad Run Spartans, a Loudoun Valley Viking and a John Champe Knight reigned supreme in their weight divisions at the VHSL state wrestling championships. Broad Run's Brandon Steel and Jonathan Birchmeier stood atop the podium at the Group 5A championships. Loudoun Valley's Cade Kiely and John Champe's Elijah Boldin each won state crowns at the Group 4A championships.

Nine Loudoun wrestlers claim individual titles at regional tournaments

Broad Run, Freedom and Potomac Falls high schools each produced two individual champions, while Briar Woods, Loduoun Valley and Stone Bridge were each represented by one individual champion Feb. 13 at the 5A North Region or 4A West Region wrestling tournaments.

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

A balanced effort lifted Broad Run High School to 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.

The Heritage Pride won the team championship at the Conference 21-B wrestling tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Heritage tops podium at Conference 21-B wrestling tournament

Heritage High School racked up 181.5 points to take home the team title Feb. 6 at the Group 4A Conference 21-B wrestling tournament. Loudoun Valley placed second with 165 points and host Rock Ridge finished third with 120 points.

Woodgrove finishes third as team at Conference 21-A wrestling

The Woodgrove Wolverines placed a close third behind team champion Handley and runner-up Sherando at the Group 4A Conference 21-A wrestling tournament. Woodgrove's total of 260 points was 4.5 points shy of Handley in the six-team tournament Feb. 6 at James Wood High School in Winchester.

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