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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.

Stone Bridge senior Daniel Thompson hauls in one of his three first-half touchdown receptions. Thompson and the Bulldogs defeated John Champe 45-22 to earn a spot in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Stone Bridge rolls past Champe to ease into region final

Like they’d done so often before, on so many similarly cold late-November nights, the fans filed in to Stone Bridge High School’s F.H. Furr Field to witness the Bulldogs engage in a playoff showdown. Like those fans had seen so often before, the Bulldogs came away with a convincing playoff victory. Stone Bridge used three first-half touchdown grabs by senior Daniel Thompson and a pair of defensive scores to oust John Champe 45-22 in the region’s semifinal round Nov. 17 in Ashburn.

John Champe has won eight games in its first season of playing in Class 5. The Knights will face a stern challenge Friday night, playing at No. 1 seed and unbeaten Stone Bridge in the Region 5C semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun teams to square off Friday in Region 5C football semifinals

The Region 5C football semifinals will be an all-Loudoun affair Friday night as No. 1 seed Stone Bridge hosts No. 5 John Champe and No. 2 Broad Run hosts No. 3 Tuscarora. The winners of Friday's games will advance to play each other next weekend for a region championship and a spot in the state semifinals.

Loudoun varsity football postseason scoreboard

Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Tuscarora and John Champe high schools each won quarterfinal games Friday night to advance to the Region 5C football semifinals. No. 5 seed John Champe will play at No. 1 Stone Bridge and No. 2 Broad Run will host No. 3 Tuscarora in the semifinal round.

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.

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.

Members of Briar Woods High School’s competition cheer team rejoice after learning the Falcons placed first at regionals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

IN PHOTOS: Briar Woods wins regional cheer title

The Briar Woods Falcons scored 246.5 points on their final routine to place first at the Class 5 Region C competition cheer meet, contested Oct. 25 at Stone Bridge High School. Tuscarora placed second with 235.5 points, followed by Broad Run (223.5) in third place.

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.

Potomac District volleyball tournament bracket

The 2017 Class 5 Potomac District volleyball tournament tips off Monday night with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal round matches. Stone Bridge earned the tournament's No. 1 seed after going undefeated in regular-season district play.

Tuscarora senior Adam Thorne, shown here scoring a first-quarter touchdown, caught a long pass from Justin Allen and rumbled the rest of the way into the end zone on the final play of regulation to lift the Huskies to a thrilling 34-29 victory over host John Champe.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Thriller in Aldie: Magical final play lifts Tuscarora past Champe

The Tuscarora Huskies and John Champe Knights faced each other on the football field for the first time Oct. 27 in Aldie. The Potomac District teams proceeded to set the bar so high, we may not see another game quite like it.

The Tuscarora Huskies raced to boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Potomac District cross-country meet.—Times-Mirror/Jason Rufner

Tuscarora paces field at Potomac District meet

The weather over the 3.1-mile cross-country course at Leesburg’s Oatlands Plantation may have been cool and comfortable Oct. 25, but it still wound up being a dog day. The Tuscarora Huskies won everything there was to be won at the Group 5A Potomac District championships, taking home the individual and team titles for both boys and girls.

Dulles District competition cheer team

Riverside High School senior Madison Bowers is the Cheerleader of the Year on the 2017 All-Dulles District competition cheer team. Dominion, Heritage, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View and Woodgrove are also represented on the first team.

Stone Bridge vaults to top of VHSL football power ratings

A one-point road win versus Tuscarora proved enough to vault Stone Bridge atop the Class 5, Region C standings in the latest Virginia High School League football power ratings. Broad Run is close behind in second place, followed by John Champe. Dominion rates third in Class 4, Region C.

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