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VHSL Group 4A All-State basketball teams

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller is the Player of the Year on the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' basketball team. Loudoun Valley senior Nick Ball and Loudoun County junior Natalie Villaflor each garnered first-team honors.

Mike Elliott prepares to put up a left-handed shot for the Loudoun all-stars. Elliott was one of eight Loudoun players to score in double figures with 10 points.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun all-stars shine in NOVA Challenge

A team of all-star basketball players from Loudoun County outlasted their counterparts from Arlington/Alexandria, 130-128, in the fourth annual DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge on March 19 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. The high school basketball event showcased top public school seniors from Northern Virginia. Prince William defeated Fairfax 126-108 in the first all-star game.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Virginia 4A state boys’ basketball champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun Valley wins first state basketball title in dominant fashion

Loudoun Valley and Monacan high schools have squared off in the Virginia 4A state boys' basketball quarterfinals each of the last two seasons. Each time, the winner of that game has moved on to win a state championship.

Loudoun Valley junior Jordan Miller goes strong to the basket for two of his game-high 26 points.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Photos: Loudoun Valley rolls past Jamestown in state final

The Loudoun Valley Vikings won their first state championship in boys' basketball March 10 in Richmond. Loudoun Valley connected on 31 of 44 field goal attempts and 12 of 13 shots from the foul line to defeat Jamestown 80-48 in the Virginia High School League Group 4A state final.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Virginia 4A state boys’ basketball champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun Valley nets first state basketball championship

The Loudoun Valley Vikings produced a fitting conclusion to a tremendous season Friday evening at the Siegel Center in Richmond. Loudoun Valley controlled play from start to finish in an 80-48 victory against Jamestown in the VHSL 4A state boys' basketball championship game.

Dominion High School senior Mike Elliott has earned a roster invite to play for Loudoun in the fourth annual NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun roster set for NOVA Challenge

The fourth annual DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge is set for March 19 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. The high school basketball event showcases top public school seniors from Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and Prince William in two all-star games, a slam dunk contest and a 3-point shooting contest. Loudoun's roster includes players from Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora high schools,

Jordan Miller and the Loudoun Valley Vikings take the big stage for the VHSL 4A boys’ basketball championship game Friday evening.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

VHSL State Basketball Championships Schedule

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are one of 24 varsity teams that will play for a Virginia High School League State Basketball Championship this week. Teams will vie for state supremacy in boys' and girls' basketball in six classifications, starting Thursday afternoon in Richmond. Four state title games will be contested each day at the Siegel Center, on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University

The Loudoun Patriots will next play in the East Coast Homeschool Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun Patriots swish state runner-up honors

The Loudoun Patriots homeschool varsity basketball teams each finished second at the 2017 VHSAA State Championships Feb. 25 in Roanoke. Both teams qualified for the East Coast Homeschool Championships, set for March 13-17 at Liberty University.

Paul Rowley, a redshirt sophomore at William & Mary, attempts a 3-pointer during a Nov. 23, 2016 game versus Duke University at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium. Rowley connected on 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range in 26 minutes of action.—Photo Courtesy/William & Mary athletics

Loudoun Valley alum Paul Rowley is a quick study at William & Mary

Paul Rowley was preparing for his freshman year at William & Mary in the summer of 2014 when his father, Sean, began to work on a spreadsheet with his son’s schedule. The Loudoun Valley High School academic and basketball standout was preparing to take 12 credit hours his first semester, which is typical for a basketball player for the NCAA Division I Tribe. Rowley ended up taking 15 credits as a freshman in his first semester. And thanks to three years of summer classes, he is on track to graduate this spring as a double major in finance and computer science.

Senior Nick Ball scored a game-high 25 points in Loudoun Valley’s 75-43 semifinal win versus George Washington.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser

MORE: Loudoun Valley punches ticket for state championship game

An explosive second half allowed the Loudoun Valley Vikings to pull away from George Washington-Danville in the semifinals of the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' basketball tournament. Loudoun Valley produced an impressive 75-42 victory Saturday evening at the Salem Civic Center to advance to the state championship game.

Loudoun Valley advances to VHSL state basketball semifinals

The Loudoun Valley Vikings took another step in their quest to win a state championship in varsity boys' basketball Friday evening in Salem.

Loudoun’s State Basketball Playoffs Scoreboard

Stellar seasons for the varsity girls' basketball teams from Loudoun County and Tuscarora high schools concluded Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the VHSL State Basketball Championships. Loudoun Valley (4A) and Potomac Falls (5A) will play in boys' quarterfinal games Friday.

Senior David Walls and the Potomac Falls Panthers open state tournament play Friday versus L.C. Bird.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Four Loudoun teams to shoot for state supremacy

The Virginia High School League State Basketball Championships tip off Thursday with girls' quarterfinal round games in all six classifications. Loudoun County (girls), Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (boys) and Tuscarora (girls) will compete in Group 4A or Group 5A state tournaments.

4A West Region basketball team selections

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller is the Player of the Year on the 4A West All-Region boys' basketball team. Loudoun County's Natalie Villaflor and Emily Miller, Champe's Dom Fragala, Heritage's Zach Garrett and Freedom's Jaelyn Bates were each selected on the boys' or girls' first team.

Chloe Roach has been a key contributor for Eastern Mennonite as a freshman.—Photo Courtesy/Scott Eyre

Tuscarora alum Chloe Roach earns college award

Eastern Mennonite University freshman Chloe Roach has earned her second Royals Athlete of the Week award for the 2016-2017 basketball season. The Tuscarora High School alum delivered a pair of impressive performances to close out the regular season. Roach scored a career-high 30 points and dished a career-best nine assists Feb. 18 in a 95-89 loss to Lynchburg. Four days earlier, Roach netted 23 points in a 74-67 victory against Randolph-Macon.

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