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Athletes compete in the 100-meter hurdles April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Wolverine Classic Track Invitational photos

Loudoun high schools Briar Woods, Freedom, Heritage, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Park View, Potomac Falls, Riverside, Rock Ridge, Stone Bridge and Woodgrove helped make up a 21-team field April 21 for the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational.

Natalie Barnes of Stone Bridge placed first in the girls’ long jump event with a top leap of 18-01.5.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge leads girls pack at Wolverine Classic Track Invitational

The Stone Bridge Bulldogs racked up a meet-best 101 points in girls' events to top a 21-team field April 21 at the Wolverine Classic Track Invitational, hosted by Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. Fauquier edged Loudoun Valley by one point to place atop the boys' team standings.

Junior midfielder Jillian Bowers hugs senior forward Allyson Brown, who scored the decisive goal in Loudoun County’s 3-2 win versus host Tuscarora.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Raiders edge pesky Huskies to stay perfect

The blustery, windswept, frigidly cold Leesburg night April 7 couldn't dampen the heat of competition as the Tuscarora Huskies went toe-to-toe and back-and-forth with in-town rival Loudoun County in a varsity girls' soccer match. In the 67th minute, County forward Allyson Brown sized up a lead pass from midfielder Caroline Ponticelli and slugged a line shot into the top shelf of Tuscarora's net for a 3-2 lead that held till the end for the reigning Virginia 4A state champion Raiders.

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.

Michael Brennan helped the Tuscarora Huskies earn 35 Wells Fargo Cup points in varsity golf.—File Photo

VHSL Wells Fargo Cup Standings

Loudoun Valley (Group 4A), Tuscarora (5A) and Briar Woods (5A) high schools each rank among the top five in the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup Standings following the conclusion of the varsity winter sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports.

Loudoun County High School seniors Dominic Hafner and Daniella Hafner, with parents Steve Hafner and Hasina Hafner.—Courtesy Photo

Hafner twins set to play college sports

Twin siblings Dominic Hafner and Daniella Hafner, both seniors at Loudoun County High School, will each continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Dominic will play lacrosse at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., and Daniella will play tennis for Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

Loudoun County High School soccer players and coaches during a college signing ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

LCHS soccer trio to play at next level

Loudoun County High School seniors Allyson Brown (Virginia Tech), Emily Mothersbaugh (Longwood University) and Allison Maliska (Duquesne University) signed national letters of intent Feb. 24 to continue their soccer careers in college.

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.

VHSL State Basketball Tournament Schedule

Four varsity teams from Loudoun County public high schools have earned entry into the Virginia High School League State Basketball Championships. Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys will compete in the Group 4A tournament, while Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will play in the Group 5A tournament.

Loudoun County sophomore Morgann Harden rises for a layup during the 4A West Region girls’ basketball tournament championship game.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun County falls to Millbrook in 4A West girls final

With a state tournament berth already secured, the Loudoun County Raiders traveled to Winchester on Friday night seeking to add another postseason tournament title to their resume. Instead, the Raiders ran into a buzzsaw as host Millbrook led by 26 points after three quarters en route to a 64-51 victory in the 4A West Region girls' basketball championship game.

Tuscarora outlasted Thomas Jefferson 46-42 in the 5A North Region playoffs to earn a third consecutive trip to the state tournament.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 21-22 games

Loudoun County girls and Loudoun Valley boys have punched their tickets for the championship games of the 4A West Region basketball tournament. Loudoun Valley will host Handley and Loudoun County will travel to Millbrook on Friday night. Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will each play 5A North Region semifinal games at home Thursday evening.

Loudoun County High School junior Collin Hughes dives into the pool at the start of a freestyle race at the Virginia 4A state swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Patrick Kane

Riverside wins state title; 10 swimmers, four relay teams reign supreme

The Riverside Rams won the girls' team championship Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League Group 3A state swim meet in Richmond. Briar Woods earned runner-up honors in Group 5A boys and girls, and Rock Ridge girls placed second at the Group 4A meet.

The Loudoun County Raiders secured a spot in the 4A West Region semifinals with a 54-48 victory over Liberty.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 20 games

Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) advanced to the 4A West Region basketball tournament semifinals following quarterfinal round victories Monday night. Briar Woods (girls) and Stone Bridge (boys) won 5A North Region first-round games Monday. Amani Rascoe became Briar Woods' career scoring leader in a 63-51 victory versus Stafford.

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