Loudoun County falls a little short against Lake Taylor in state semifinals
Loudoun County’s Gabrielle Gillis wrestles Lake Taylor’s Endia McKinney for a loose ball during the Virginia 4A state girls’ basketball semifinal game March 8 in Norfolk.—Photo Courtesy/Stephen Katz, Virginia Pilot
Sun., Mar. 9 | 10:15 AM - Loudoun County High School showed grit in turning an eight-point halftime deficit into a fourth-quarter lead March 8 in the Virginia 4A state girls' basketball semifinals at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Unfortunately for the Raiders, it was not enough as reigning state champion Lake Taylor closed the game on a 9-0 run to win 42-37.
4A North All-Region basketball team
Fri., Mar. 7 | 12:50 PM - Loudoun County High School's Ethan Walker and Maggie Phillips, and Dominion's Tony Richardson garnered first-team accolades on the Virginia 4A North Region basketbal team.
Loudoun County seeks next step at states
Loudoun County High School coach Derek Fisher diagrams a play in the huddle during the 4A North Region championship game. Fisher has guided the Raiders to the state playoffs in each of his four seasons with the program.—Photo Courtesy/Erica Yoon, Roanoke Times
Wed., Mar. 5 | 04:15 PM - With the Virginia High School League state basketball playoffs getting underway this week, Loudoun County has just one team left standing: the girls squad at Loudoun County High School.
3A East All-Region basketball team
Tue., Mar. 4 | 12:56 PM - Loudoun Valley High School's Paul Rowley, Emily Thompson and Jerica Mingo, along with John Champe's Rachel Malinowski were selected on the Virginia 3A East All-Region basketball team.
Broad Run duo to play college basketball
Basketball standouts Alexia Johnson, left, and Taylor Tashijian are joined by their family during a Feb. 26 ceremony at Broad Run High School to recognize their college commitments.—Courtesy Photo
Mon., Mar. 3 | 11:02 AM - Broad Run High School seniors Alexia Johnson and Taylor Tashijian have committed to continue their basketball careers at the collegiate level. Johnson is headed to Glenville State University in West Virginia and Tashijian will play at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
Regional basketball playoffs scoreboard
Sat., Mar. 1 | 06:40 AM - Loudoun County High School fell 64-53 to host William Fleming on Friday night in the 4A North Region girls' championship game. The Raiders will advance to the Virginia 4A state tournament as regional finalists.
Raiders romp in region semifinals, earn another state tourney bid
Loudoun County senior center Maggie Phillips poured in 23 points as the Raiders overwhlemed host Charlottesville, 65-40, in the 4A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser
Thu., Feb. 27 | 06:40 PM - The Loudoun County High School girls' basketball team did not expect to emerge from their 4A North regional semifinal Feb. 6 at Charlottesville High School with a resounding 25-point victory.
All-Conference basketball teams
Mon., Feb. 24 | 07:25 PM - Broad Run's Khiorie Stewart and Mariah Leonard were selected as Conference 14 Players of the Year. Loudoun Valley's Paul Rowley earned the same honor in Conference 28, as did Dominion's Tony Richardson and Heritage's Kayla Tibbs in Conference 21.
Spartans outlast Panthers to seize Conference 14 crown
The Broad Run Spartans are all smiles after defeating Potomac Falls in overtime to claim the 5A Conference 14 boys’ basketball tournament championship.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Mon., Feb. 24 | 05:30 PM - With 10 seconds left in overtime in the Conference 14 boys' basketball championship game, Broad Run needed just one more defensive stop to make its two-point lead stand against Potomac Falls. During a timeout, Spartan coach John Costello had some simple yet effective advice for his players.
Freedom stifles late Broad Run comeback to win conference title
The Freedom Eagles followed up their Conference 14 regular-season championship by winning the tournament title. The Eagles earned a first-round bye in the 5A North Region tournament.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Mon., Feb. 24 | 04:16 PM - Conference 14 Player of the Year Mariah Leonard had tied the conference tournament championship game between her Broad Run Spartans and the Freedom Eagles at 49-49 via a free throw with 14.5 seconds remaining.
Worth the wait: Raiders claim first postseason tournament title since 1966
The Loudoun County Raiders rejoice with their 4A Conference 21 boys’ basketball championship trophy after defeating Dominion 57-46 in the title game Feb. 21 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Sun., Feb. 23 | 08:42 AM - Heading into the 4A Conference 21 boys' basketball championship game with Dominion, Loudoun County High School was one step away from achieving a feat that had not been accomplished in 48 years at the Leesburg school.
Conference basketball tournament scoreboard
Sun., Feb. 23 | 07:30 AM - Broad Run (Conference 14 boys), Freedom (Conference 14 girls), Loudoun County (Conference 21 boys and girls) and Loudoun Valley (Conference 28 boys) each won conference tournament championships.
Loudoun Valley cruises to Conference 28 boys’ basketball title
Loudoun Valley High School won the inaugural Conference 28 boys’ basketball tournament championship Feb. 21.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Carl Lukat
Sat., Feb. 22 | 10:17 AM - The Loudoun Valley Vikings treated a capacity home crowd to a sparkling performance Feb. 21 in the 3A Conference 28 boys' basketball championship game. The Vikings built a 26-point lead after three quarters on their way to a 63-50 victory.
Tuscarora’s Howard commits to Shepherd
Fri., Feb. 21 | 08:52 AM - Tuscarora High School senior Jazmyne Howard has verbally accepted an offer to play basketball at Shepherd University, a Division II program in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
Woodgrove girls team raises funds for Loudoun Breast Health Network
Fri., Feb. 21 | 06:17 AM - Woodgrove High School's girls' basketball program raised $3,126.55 for charity in a play for a cure game Jan. 10.
Park View’s Oare is a sharp shooter
Carolyn Oare, pictured with Park View athletic director Jason Testerman, made the most of Senior Night for the Patriots’ girls’ basketball team. Oare tied a program record with eight made 3-pointers in the Feb. 12 game.—Courtesy Photo
Thu., Feb. 20 | 02:33 PM - Park View High School senior Carolyn Oare connected on eight 3-pointers Feb. 12 in the Patriots' 78-20 victory against Trinity School. Oare tied a school record for made 3-pointers in a single game.
Freedom’s Collins reaches basketball scoring milestone
Thu., Feb. 20 | 01:40 PM - Freedom High School senior Arnelle Collins netted her 1,000th career point in the Eagles' 54-38 win Feb. 6 against Stone Bridge. She finished the game with 27 points.
Varsity Basketball Standings
Wed., Feb. 19 | 06:05 AM - Broad Run (boys) and Freedom (girls) have wrapped up first place in Conference 14. Loudoun County finished atop the Dulles District girls' standings and tied Loudoun Valley for first place in Dulles boys. Standings updated through completion of regular season.
Valley’s Rowley stands tall in more ways than one
Senior Paul Rowley excels on the basketball court and in the classroom at Loudoun Valley High School. Rowley is aiming to help the Vikings advance to the state playoffs for a third consecutive year this winter.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Wed., Feb. 12 | 08:15 AM - Paul Rowley gave basketball a try at the suggestion of his parents as a fourth grader. Eight years later, an undeniable work ethic, a deft shooting touch and his 6-foot-8 frame have put him in position to play at the NCAA Division I level.
Varsity Basketball Rewind: Feb. 7-10 games
Loudoun County High School senior Maggie Phillips reached the 1,000 career points milestone Feb. 7. The multi-sport standout will play volleyball at the U.S. Naval Academy.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Tue., Feb. 11 | 12:42 PM - Teal Reynolds set the single-game scoring mark for Potomac Falls High School girls' basketball with 33 points in a Feb. 10 victory against Briar Woods. Look inside for scores and submitted stats.