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Loudoun’s Regional Basketball Playoffs Scoreboard

The Freedom Eagles earned a spot in the VHSL Class 5 state girls' basketball tournament following a 44-20 home victory against Falls Church in the regional semifinals Thursday in South Riding. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge boys, and Tuscarora girls each lost in the Region 5C semifinals, while Loudoun Valley fell in the Region 4C boys' and girls' championship games.

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.

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.

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.

Dulles District basketball tournament scoreboard

The Loudoun Valley Vikings won Dulles District boys' and girls' basketball tournament championships Friday night.

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.

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

Vikings outlast Wolverines for Dulles District boys’ basketball crown

It was another day at the office for the Loudoun Valley Vikings boys’ basketball team. Last year’s Class 4 state champs took a big step toward defending that title, claiming a solid 79-67 home win Feb. 16 over neighborhood rival Woodgrove.

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

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: Feb. 16 events

The Freedom Eagles soared to the team title at the VHSL Class 5 State Gymnastics Championships on Friday evening at Heritage High School in Leesburg. Loudoun Valley and Freedom each won a pair of district basketball tournament titles, while swimmers from Briar Woods and John Champe raced to championships at the Class 5 state swim meet.

Woodgrove’s River Stone placed first in three events to win the all-around title at the regional meet.—Photo Courtesy/Kim Ramsey

Regional Gymnastics Meet Results

The Freedom Eagles placed first at the Region 5C gymnastics meet and the Loudoun Valley Vikings topped the podium at the Region 1-4A meet to earn both teams qualification into the Virginia High School League State Gymnastics Championships. Freedom's Sydney Wrighte (38.5) and Woodgrove's River Stone (38.3) each placed first in the all-around at their respective regional meets.

Zack Jones, shown here at the Potomac District tournament, won the 170-pound title for team champion Rock Ridge at the Region 5C wrestling tournament.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Regional Wrestling Tournament Results

Rock Ridge High School racked up 167 points to win the team championship Saturday at the Region 5C wrestling tournament, hosted by Freedom High School in South Riding. Potomac District champion Freedom placed second, followed by Tuscarora and Broad Run as Loudoun teams held the top four spots in the 13-team tournament. Woodgrove earned the top local finish in the Region 4C tournament, scoring 91 points to place fourth.

Loudoun Valley will host a Dulles District girls’ semifinal game Feb. 14 in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Dulles District basketball standings

Loudoun Valley High School placed first in the final Dulles District regular-season standings in boys' and girls' basketball. The Vikings have earned first-round byes in the district tournament, which begins Monday with six first-round games.

Loudoun Valley basketball duo set program records

The Loudoun Valley Vikings boys' basketball team is in the midst of another stellar season. The reigning Class 4 state champion Vikings have won 14 straight games to push their season mark to 20-1, including an undefeated record in Dulles District games. A pair of seniors - Jordan Miller and Jalen Williams - recently worked their way into the program's record book.

Loudoun Valley’s Hayden Swartz pinned Loudoun County’s Ian Stanley late in the first period of their 170-pound title match. Swartz started a run of four consecutive weight class champions for the Dulles District champion Vikings.—Times-Mirror/Art Pittman

Late push lifts Loudoun Valley to Dulles District wrestling crown

Nine matches through the 14-match title round at the Dulles District wrestling championships Feb. 3 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, the Woodgrove Wolverines held a 12.5-point lead in the team standings over the Loudoun Valley Vikings. That’s when the Vikings’ big boys took matters into their own hands.

Alex Bailey prepares to shoot during Tuscarora’s 81-70 victory against Rock Ridge in Potomac District boys’ basketball Wednesday night in Leesburg.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard

Potomac District basketball action took center court Thursday night. John Champe, Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge earned boys' wins, while Broad Run, Freedom and Potomac Falls won on the girls' side. Dominion prevailed in a non-district girls' game versus Warren County.

Loudoun Valley used a balanced effort to win the team title Jan. 30 at the Dulles District gymnastics championships.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Loudoun Valley repeats as Dulles gymnastics champs

It was an unlikely performer who ignited an early string of strong performances on the uneven bars for the Loudoun Valley Vikings, sparking a teamwide momentum that carried them to their second straight Dulles District gymnastics championship Jan. 30 at Heritage High School in Leesburg.

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