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LoCo Disc Golf Club to hold charity event in late January

LoCo Disc Golf Club will raise funds and collect food donations for Loudoun Hunger Relief during its annual LoCo Ice Bowl and Chili Coof-off, scheduled for Jan. 27 at Franklin Park in Purcellville. LoCo Disc Golf Club donated more than $7,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief in 2017.

Freedom senior Jeremy Cofield converted a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left to help lift the Eagles past host Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom outlasts Broad Run in tightly contested game

The red-hot Freedom Eagles earned a difficult 64-61 road win Jan. 12 in Ashburn, surviving a seesaw struggle with another hot Potomac District boys' basketball team in the Broad Run Spartans. Six times in the fourth quarter the lead changed hands, and that was after it’d been swapped three other occasions and tied four more.

Ashburn boxer Tori Nelson suffered her first professional loss to Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields in the main event on Showtime.—Photo Courtesy/Stephanie Trapp, SHOWTIME

Shields knocks Nelson from unbeaten ranks

Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields dominated Tori Nelson en route to a 10-round unanimous decision in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. It was the first professional loss for Nelson, an Ashburn resident who produced a mark of 17-0-3 leading up to Friday's fight on Showtime.

Alex Bailey is the second player at Tuscarora High School to score 1,000 career points.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora’s Bailey surpasses 1,000-point milestone

Tuscarora High School senior Alex Bailey scored his 1,000th career point during the 2017 Henrico Holiday Basketball Classic. Bailey reached the milestone in the first quarter of a Dec. 29 game versus host Henrico. He finished the game with 10 points, eight assists and three rebounds.

Michael Brennan is the 2017 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Boys’ Golfer of the Year.—Photo Courtesy/Chris Lang, VSGA

Brennan earns top junior golfer award

Leesburg resident Michael Brennan has been selected as the 2017 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Boys' Golfer of the Year. A student at Tuscarora High School and the Academies of Loudoun, Brennan won both the 27th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship and the Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship in 2017.

Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson will fight Claressa “T-Rex” Shields in the main event of a Showtime boxing card Jan. 12 in New York.—File Photo

Ashburn boxer Nelson to fight in main event on Showtime

Unbeaten in 20 professional fights, Ashburn resident Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson will face her stiffest challenge to date Jan. 12 in the main event of a boxing card live on Showtime. Nelson will enter the ring against Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who will defend her WBC and IBF super middleweight titles for the first time.
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Loudoun Valley senior Jalen Williams scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half to help the Vikings build a 32-30 halftime lead.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

UPDATED: Loudoun Valley holds off Handley in front of capacity crowd

In the center of a Loudoun Valley High School gymnasium packed to the rafters, Mark Melbourne stood alone. His Viking teammates stood behind him in silence, though the fans on both sides screamed at him; most for, some against.

Heritage High School won the Red Division title at the 2018 Park View Gymnastics Invitational.—Courtesy Photo

Park View Gymnastics Invitational results

The Heritage Pride claimed the team title and Woodgrove's River Stone won the all-around crown in the elite Red Division at the 2018 Park View Gymnastics Invitational, contested Saturday in Sterling.

Senior Kennedy Middleton is Tuscarora High School’s career scoring leader in varsity girls’ basketball.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Middleton shoots to top of Tuscarora’s career scoring chart

Senior guard Kennedy Middleton poured in a game-high 30 points in Tuscarora's 60-32 victory against Broad Run on Friday night to become the Huskies' career scoring leader. Middleton pushed her career total to 1,320 points, surpassing the mark set by Alexis Bailey (1,316).

Andersen Vaughan is joined by family at her college signing ceremony.—Photo Courtesy/LCHS athletics

Vaughan signs to play volleyball at Albany

Loudoun County High School senior Andersen Vaughan recently signed to attend and play NCAA Division I volleyball for the University at Albany in New York, beginning in the fall of 2018. Vaughan helped the Raiders win multiple state titles during her varsity career and earned all-state accolades in each of her final two seasons.

Tuscarora guard Allie Fitz drives the baseline during the Huskies’ 62-27 victory against John Champe.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora nets 10th straight victory

The Tuscarora Huskies rolled past the John Champe Knights 62-27 in varsity girls' basketball action Wednesday night. The Huskies moved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in Potomac District play this season. Kennedy Middleton scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win.

Loudoun Valley’s Jenna Haran performs her floor exercise routine during a five-team gymnastics meet Jan. 2 in Ashburn. Haran scored 9.35 on her routine to place first in the event. Haran also paced the field on the uneven bars.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Loudoun Valley leads way at gymnastics meet

The Loudoun Valley Vikings returned from holiday break to shine brightest in a five-team varsity gymnastics meet Jan. 2 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Jenna Haran placed first in a pair of events for the Vikings. Heritage placed second as a team, led by all-around champion Leah Trepal.

Michael Burnett is returning to California to coach and teach after guiding the Tuscarora High School football team for the past eight seasons. Prior to Tuscarora opening in 2010, Burnett led Broad Run to consecutive state championships in 2008 and 2009.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Burnett resigns as Tuscarora football coach to head back west

In 2006, Michael Burnett and his young family relocated from Santa Monica, Calif., to Leesburg, so he could teach social studies and coach the varsity football team at Broad Run High School. Within two years, Broad Run was a 10-0 team heading into the playoffs; within four years, the school had captured its only two state football championships with consecutive 14-0 records.
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Three area players selected on ALL-USA Virginia football team

Stone Bridge senior WR Daniel Thompson, Tuscarora junior OL Will Moore and Woodgrove junior TE Ben Castellano earned second-team accolades on the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia football team, presented by USA TODAY.

The ninth annual Think Pink charity basketball tournament is Jan. 13 at Foxcroft School in Middleburg.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft to host annual Think Pink basketball tournament

Foxcroft School will host its ninth annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament on Jan. 13 in Middleburg. The event, to benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, will include 12 teams playing at either the varsity, junior varsity or middle school level. Games begin at 9 a.m. on three courts, with the last round of games scheduled to begin around 2 p.m.

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Raiders

Loudoun Valley
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Park View
Patriots

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