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Senior Kennedy Middleton scores the final basket of her standout varsity career in Tuscarora’s 76-53 loss to Thomas Edison.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Edison tops Stone Bridge boys, Tuscarora girls in regional semifinals

A pair of Loudoun teams fell to host Thomas Edison in the Region 5C basketball tournament semifinals Thursday in Arlington. Edison topped Tuscarora 76-53 in the girls' semifinals and defeated Stone Bridge 65-51 in the boys' semifinals.

Freedom High School won the Region 5C girls’ basketball tournament championship.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Regional Basketball Playoffs Scoreboard

The Freedom Eagles defeated Thomas Edison 56-46 in the Region 5C girls' basketball tournament championship game Friday night in South Riding. Freedom will next play in the Virginia Class 5 state tournament. Loudoun Valley's boys' and girls' teams qualified for the Class 4 state tournament as regional finalists.

Loudoun Valley senior Dominic Peterson looks for an open teammate during the Region 4C boys’ basketball tournament championship game versus Handley.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley falls to Handley in Region 4C boys’ final

The Loudoun Valley Vikings fell 58-51 to the visiting Handley Judges in the Region 4C boys’ basketball championship game Thursday evening in Purcellville. The loss drops Valley to 24-2 on the campaign and sends the Vikings on the road to commence the Virginia Class 4 state tournament, either March 2 or March 3 versus E.C. Glass at a site near Lynchburg to be determined.

Millbrook downs Loudoun Valley in Region 4C girls’ basketball final

Facing an undefeated Millbrook team on the road, Loudoun Valley started the Region 4C girls' basketball tournament championship game in fine fashion. The Vikings jumped out to an early lead and trailed by just one entering the final minute of the first quarter. That's when the host Pioneers took control.

Virginia men’s basketball remains No. 1 in AP Top 25

The University of Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.

Tuscarora guard Alyssa Austin goes up for a shot during a Region 5C girls’ basketball tournament quarterfinal game versus Wakefield.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora advances to regional semifinals

The Tuscarora Huskies pulled away from the Wakefield Warriors in the fourth quarter for a 59-47 home victory Tuesday night in the Region 5C girls' basketball tournament quarterfinals. Isabellah Middleton, Kennedy Middleton, Nevada Ghiringhelli, Rosa Santos and Shakima Machulski each scored eight or more points for the Huskies.

Potomac Falls junior Ian Anderson scored 15 points in a 46-43 win versus Thomas Jefferson.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Potomac Falls past Thomas Jefferson

Eight minutes. One quarter remained Tuesday night in a Region 5C boys' basketball tournament quarterfinal game between Thomas Jefferson and host Potomac Falls. When the clock would strike zero, one team would move a step closer to a trip to the state tournament, while the other would see their season conclude. Trailing 34-31 after three quarters, Potomac Falls needed to rally to keep its season alive.

Dulles District basketball team selections

Seniors Jordan Miller (Loudoun Valley) and Natalie Villaflor (Loudoun County) have been selected as Players of the Year on the All-Dulles District basketball team. Woodgrove's Steve Douglas (boys) and Loudoun Valley's Kenyamo McFarlane (girls) earned Coach of the Year accolades.

Freedom’s Zyan Collins and Jaelyn Batts earned Player of the Year honors on the All-Potomac District basketball team.—Courtesy Photo

Potomac District basketball team selections

Freedom High School senior Zyan Collins and junior Jaelyn Batts are Players of the Year on the All-Potomac District basketball team. Freedom's Justin Powers (boys) and Stone Bridge's Kyle Linder (girls) secured Coach of the Year honors. Along with Freedom and Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Briar Woods, John Champe, Potomac Falls, Rock Ridge and Tuscarora high schools are also represented on the all-district team.

Freedom’s Bre Roeder rejoices following her uneven bars routine Feb. 17 at the VHSL State Gymnastics Championships.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Eagles return to perch as VHSL state gymnastics champions

The Freedom Eagles landed atop the Class 5 team standings Feb. 16 at Heritage High School in Leesburg, utilizing the full nine-gymnast lineup to claim the school’s second Virginia High School League state championship in the past three seasons.

John Champe’s Sam Oliver raced to the 500-yard freestyle title at the VHSL Class 4 State Swimming Championships.—File Photo/Doug Stroud

Loudoun swimmers shine bright among state’s best

Student-athletes from Briar Woods, Dominion, John Champe, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Riverside high schools raced to state titles Feb. 16-17 at the VSHL State Swim Championships. The Class 5 state meet was held Feb. 16 at George Mason University's Jim McKay Natatorium in Fairfax, while Class 4 swimmers made their splash Feb. 17 at Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Richmond.

The Freedom Eagles are Potomac District boys’ basketball tournament champions after defeating Potomac Falls 81-79 in four overtimes Friday night.—Times-Mirror/Casey Pazzalia

Freedom outlasts Potomac Falls in four overtimes to claim boys’ basketball title

Immediately following Freedom High School’s victory Feb. 16 in the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament championship game, the school sent its boys' team to the court for a championship game of their own. Holding the top seed, Freedom matched up with No. 3 seed Potomac Falls in the title game.

Freedom players rejoice as the final buzzer sounds on the Eagles’ 61-53 victory against Tuscarora in the Potomac District girls’ basketball tournament championship game.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Freedom tops Tuscarora for Potomac District girls’ basketball crown

With both programs coming off impressive wins in the semifinals of the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament, the top-seeded Tuscarora Huskies squared off with the No. 2 seed Freedom Eagles for the right to be crowned tournament champions. As both teams warmed up for the title game Feb. 16 at John Champe High School in Aldie, Post Malone’s smash-hit “Rockstar” blared through the speakers. And while the song wasn’t made specifically for the showdown about to unfold, the song’s title did foreshadow how the game would play out.

Broad Run wrestler Johnathan Birchmeier capped a stellar season by winning the 285-pound championship at the VHSL Class 5 state tournament.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Three Loudoun wrestlers strike gold at state tournament

Dominion High School's Jack Creamer claimed the 106-pound title Feb. 17 at the Virginia Class 4 state wrestling tournament, while Freedom's Sean Crumbliss (132 pounds) and Broad Run's Johnathan Birchmeier (285 pounds) struck gold at the Virginia Class 5 state tournament. Overall, 15 Loudoun wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class at the state level. Region 5C champion Rock Ridge produced the top team finish among Loudoun schools, placing eighth at the Class 5 tournament.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Dulles District girls’ basketball tournament champions.-Times-Mirror/Jason Rufner

Loudoun Valley edges Loudoun County to take Dulles District girls’ basketball title

With five minutes left to play in the Dulles District girls’ basketball tournament championship game Feb. 16 in Purcellville, the homestanding Loudoun Valley Vikings and the visiting Loudoun County Raiders found themselves deadlocked at 49-49. With one minute to play, the score remained 49-49 and the packed gymnasium grew louder.

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