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Gymnastics results: Six-team varsity meet at Park View

Freedom High School placed first in the team standings and Leah Trepal of Heritage High School topped the podium in the all-around during a six-team gymnastics meet Dec. 13 at Park View High School in Sterling.

Sporting Virginia 08 team members from left: Riley Nicholson, Sadie Peterson, Lily Stevens and Olivia Mason.—Courtesy Photo

Sporting Virginia wins national soccer event

A team of four girls from the Sporting Virginia Futsal Club won the 2008 U10 age division at the 3v3 Live Soccer National Championships, contested Nov. 25-26 in Nashville, Tenn. Sporting Virginia went 6-0 in the tournament, outscoring opponents from Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee and Illinois by a combined 53-8.

Woodgrove senior Maddie Erb, seated in center, will continue her volleyball career at Christopher Newport University.—Courtesy Photo

Woodgrove’s Erb to play volleyball at Christopher Newport

Woodgrove High School senior Maddie Erb has committed to continue her education and volleyball career at Christopher Newport University in 2018. Erb earned all-district and all-region accolades in 2017.

Loudoun County High School alum Gabby Gillis recently received all-american honors for athletics and academics at Christopher Newport University.—Photo Courtesy/CNU OCPR

Gillis excels on and off soccer field

Postseason accolades continue to roll in for Loudoun County High School alum Gabrielle 'Gabby' Gillis following a stellar junior season for Christopher Newport University's women's soccer team. Along with her athletic prowess, Gillis is also earning honors for her work in the classroom.

Tuscarora senior Chris Broad makes one of his game-high 14 tackles versus Highland Springs. He also broke up a pass and forced and recovered a fourth-quarter fumble.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Tuscarora’s rally falls short in Class 5 state final

The Tuscarora Huskies entered Armstrong Stadium on the campus of Hampton University on Dec. 10 with dreams of bringing their first state football championship back home to Leesburg. Standing in their way across the field was two-time defending Class 5 state champion Highland Springs, whose sights were set squarely on its third. In the end it was the Springers who got their wish, claiming the crown with a 40-27 triumph over Tuscarora.

Tuscarora senior Kennedy Middleton goes for a layup in between a pair of Freedom defenders.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora outlasts Freedom in Potomac District basketball

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Freedom Eagles 61-57 in a Potomac District girls' basketball game Friday night at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. The Huskies improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in district play.

Tuscarora junior QB Justin Allen attempts to elude pressure during the Class 5 state championship game versus Highland Springs.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

VHSL state football playoffs scoreboard

Class 6 Westfield, Class 5 Highland Springs, Class 4 Salem, Class 3 Hopewell, Class 2 Appomattox and Class 1 Riverheads each won 2017 Virginia High School League state football championships Sunday. Tuscarora High School represented Loudoun County in the VHSL Class 5 title game. The Huskies fell 40-27 to Highland Springs, who hoisted the state championship trophy for the third consecutive season.

Highland Springs downs Tuscarora in Class 5 state championship game

Despite scoring 27 of the game's final 34 points, the Tuscarora Huskies dug too deep of a hole to prevail in the VHSL Class 5 state championship football game Sunday at Hampton University. Highland Springs raced out to a 33-0 lead on its way to a 40-27 victory, collecting its third consecutive state title.

The Heritage Pride accumulated a program-record 134.55 points to finish second in a six-team gymnastics meet Dec. 6 at Freedom High School in South Riding.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom leads pack in season-opening gymnastics meet

Paced by Sydney Wrighte, Riley Waldrop and Bre Roeder, the host Freedom Eagles soared to a first-place finish in a six-team meet to open the varsity gymnastics season Dec. 6 in South Riding. Wrighte totaled 37.7 points on her four events to claim the all-around crown.

The Tuscarora Huskies will have to wait an extra day to play Highland Springs for the Class 5 state title.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL state championship football games postponed to Sunday

Due to Saturday's forecast of snow through various parts of Virginia, the Virginia High School League has postponed each of its six state championship football games to Sunday. Tuscarora will now play Highland Springs in the Class 5 state final Sunday at 12 p.m.

Region 4C football team selections

Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Riverside and Woodgrove high schools are each represented on the 2017 All-Region 4C football team. Region champion Sherando swept top honors with the top offensive and defensive players, as well as coach of the year.

VXS 12U team from left: Coach Bruce Bilek, Chase Bilek, Julian Randolph, Jaden Boring, Coach Gant Randolph, Matthew Han, Julian Roberson, Mani Walker, Max Randolph, Riley Kotch, Russell Markell and Coach Jerome Roberson. Jonathan Kirchner is not pictured.—Courtesy Photo

Two Xtreme teams qualify for NFL Flag Championships

A pair of youth football teams from the Virginia Xtreme Sports organization have earned a chance to be crowned NFL FLAG National Champions. The national competition will be contested in January during Pro Bowl week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.

Eleanor Winants will continue her academic and field hockey career at Wake Forest University.—Courtesy Photo

Winants signs to play field hockey at Wake Forest

Hamilton resident Eleanor Winants recently signed a letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I field hockey at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C., beginning in the fall of 2018. A senior at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Winants is ranked as a Class of 2018 top 50 recruit by Maxfieldhockey.com.

Tuscarora players rejoice after junior Leron West plunged across the goal line for his first of two rushing touchdowns versus Stafford. The host Huskies prevailed 20-17 to earn a spot in the Class 5 state championship game.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

UPDATED: Skirkanich’s game-winning kick sends Tuscarora to state final

The crowd knew it was good before the referees raised their arms. By the time the football fell to the ground after having split the uprights, sophomore kicker Max Skirkanich - whose right foot had just booted the ball through those goalposts in the waning seconds of regulation - had been swarmed under a mass of ecstatic Tuscarora teammates as the crowd went wild.

Loudoun Valley senior Jordan Miller slams it home for two of his game-high 28 points versus Briar Woods.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Loudoun Valley pulls away from Briar Woods in season opener

The reigning VHSL Class 4 state champion Loudoun Valley Vikings tipped off their 2017-2018 season Friday night with a road contest at Briar Woods. The Vikings made a successful debut, pulling away in the second half for a 76-48 win versus the host Falcons in Ashburn. George Mason University commit Jordan Miller led the way for the Vikings with 28 points.

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