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Potomac Falls junior Ian Anderson scored a game-high 21 points in a 62-46 win versus Sterling rival Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Potomac Falls pulls away from Dominion for season sweep

Dominion and Potomac Falls high schools squaring off on the basketball hardwood is always an exciting match-up in the Sterling area. Both teams opened their season at Potomac Falls in a game that saw the Panthers take care of their home court. On Friday night, the crosstown rivals faced off again, this time in Titan territory.

The Freedom Eagles are team champions of the LCPS Wrestling Championships for a third straight season.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom wins team title at LCPS Wrestling Championships

The Freedom Eagles soared to the top of the podium at the 2017 Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships for a third consecutive year Saturday at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Freedom placed eight wrestlers in the championship match of their weight class on its way to racking up 305 points.

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.

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.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings dominated the competition at the Class 4 cross-country meet to claim their third consecutive state championship.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Loudoun Valley makes history with perfect score at Class 4 cross-country meet

His golden jersey flapping in the chilly Piedmont breeze, Loudoun Valley’s Sam Affolder picked up his pack-leading pace and accelerated toward the finish line. He could see red numbers ahead of him, the finish-line clock ticking up the time since he and 103 others began their five-kilometer run.

Dulles District football team selections

Loudoun County junior quarterback Nick Barts and Dominion senior defensive lineman Jayde Pierre are the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year on the 2017 All-Dulles District football team. Loudoun County's Tony Rayburn is the Coach of the Year after guiding the Raiders to a seven-win season and first playoff bid since 2014.

Region 4D field hockey team selections

A trio of Loudoun players/coaches earned top accolades on the 2017 All-Region 4D field hockey team. Riverside's Gurnoor Dhaliwal is the Offensive Player of the Year, Heritage's Callan Henderson is the Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Riverside's Amy Oldknow is the Co-Coach of the Year.

Loudoun Valley’s Sam Affolder, Peter Morris, Colton Bogucki, Jacob Hunter and Connor Wells secured finishing spots one through five at the VHSL state cross-country meet.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Loudoun Valley scores a perfect 15 at state cross-country meet

Loudoun Valley High School runners crossed the finish line one through five Nov. 10 at the Great Meadow course in The Plains to secure the Virginia Class 4 state boys' cross-country championship with a perfect score of 15.

Broad Run will host Wakefield in a Region 5C quarterfinal round playoff game Friday night in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Seven Loudoun teams begin postseason play Friday

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the 2017 varsity football postseason by virtue of the Virginia High School League power ratings. Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Tuscarora, John Champe and Potomac Falls earned spots in the Region 5C playoffs, while Dominion and Loudoun County have secured spots in the Region 4C playoffs.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are Region 5C field hockey tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Regional field hockey playoffs scoreboard

Potomac Falls netted the lone goal with a little more than three minutes left in regulation to defeat Stone Bridge 1-0 in the Region 5C tournament championship game Thursday night in Ashburn. Eastern View defeated Heritage 3-1 in the Region 4D tournament final.

Tuscarora senior Emma Wolcott, shown here at the 2017 Oatlands Invitational, crossed the finish line first at regionals in a time of 18 minutes, 18.33 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Art Pittman

Loudoun Valley, Tuscarora race to regional cross-country titles

The Loudoun Valley Vikings swept top team and individual honors in the Class 4, Region C cross-country meet Wednesday at the John Handley 5K course in Winchester. The Tuscarora Huskies claimed boys' and girls' team crowns in the Class 5, Region C meet, also contested Wednesday at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

The John Champe Knights rate fifth in Class 5, Region C entering their regular-season finale Nov. 3 versus Freedom.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Virginia High School League football power ratings

Loudoun teams occupy five of the top six spots in the VHSL Class 5, Region C football power ratings entering the final week of the regular season. Stone Bridge leads the way, followed by Broad Run, Falls Church, Tuscarora, John Champe and Potomac Falls. Dominion ranks third in Class 4, Region C, while Heritage, Woodgrove and Loudoun County hold spots six through eight.

The Briar Woods Falcons perform their winning routine at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Oct. 28 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Sports Rewind: Oct. 23-28 games

The Loudoun County Raiders outlasted the Heritage Pride in five sets Saturday afternoon to secure the No. 1 regional seed from the Dulles District. Briar Woods, Tuscarora and Broad Run secured the top three spots at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Saturday evening at Stone Bridge.

Loudoun Varsity Football Scoreboard: Week 10

Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun County, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora earned wins Friday night during the 10th week of the 2017 varsity football season. A pair of undefeated teams Broad Run and Stone Bridge remain tied atop the Potomac District, while Dominion and Loudoun County join Heritage, who was off this week, in a three-way tie atop the Dulles District with 4-1 district marks.

Woodgrove High School race winners Rylan Pettit and Sophie Hudak.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Western Cruise: Loudoun Valley, Woodgrove race to Dulles District titles

On Oct. 25, the championship season of high school cross-country got off to a strong start out of the gate. With sunny skies over Oatlands Plantation’s hilly 3.1-mile course just south of Leesburg, the west proved to be the best in the Dulles District cross-country championships.


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