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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.

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.

5A North Region basketball team selections

Tuscarora High School junior Kennedy Middleton is the Player of the Year on the 5A North All-Region girls' basketball team. Anthony Cooper (Broad Run) and Brian Sweeney (Potomac Falls) earned first-team selection on the boys' team, as did Briar Woods senior Amani Rascoe on the girls' 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.

Potomac slips past Potomac Falls in match-up of Panthers

Two nights after outlasting Patrick Henry 63-62 in the 5A North Region boys' basketball tournament to secure a spot in the state playoffs, Potomac Falls found itself in another tight contest Thursday at home versus reigning state champion Potomac in a regional semifinal match-up of Panthers.

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.

Conference 14 basketball team selections

Broad Run senior Anthony Cooper and Tuscarora junior Kennedy Middleton garnered Player of the Year honors on the All-Conference 14 basketball team. Jeff Hawes of Potomac Falls and Michael Newkirk of Tuscarora earned Coach of the Year honors.

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: VHSL State Championships

Riverside High School won the girls' team championship at the Virginia High School League Group 3A State Swimming Championships on Saturday in Richmond. Several Loudoun student-athletes won individual swimming, wrestling and gymnastics championships at the state level.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are Conference 14 boys’ basketball tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

MORE: Potomac Falls’ turnaround continues into postseason

Even after the Potomac Falls Panthers boys' basketball team won the Conference 14 tournament championship Feb. 17, defeating Stone Bridge 68-48 at Tuscarora High School for a 12th consecutive victory, the head coach still has to wonder how good his Panthers can be.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Scoreboard: Feb. 13-14 games

The match-ups are set for the Conference 21-East and Conference 22 boys' and girls' basketball tournament championship games. Freedom (boys and girls), Loudoun County (girls) and Loudoun Valley (boys) will host championship games Thursday night. Woodgrove's girls will play for the Conference 21-West girls' championship Wednesday at Millbrook.

Jordan Miller needed just 56 games to surpass 1,000 points for his varsity career.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Notebook

Loudoun Valley High School junior Jordan Miller nets his 1,000th point; Heritage and Loudoun Valley boys to play for top seed; Freedom (boys, girls), Loudoun County (girls), Potomac Falls (boys) and Tuscarora (girls) earn No. 1 seeds; and John Champe's Dom Fragla lights up the scoreboard.

Maggie Moorcones at her college signing ceremony.—Courtesy Photo

Moorcones signs with Catholic University soccer

Potomac Falls High School senior Maggie Moorcones signed her letter of intent Feb. 1 to attend and play women's soccer at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Moorcones was joined by her club soccer coach Jay Margulis and varsity soccer coach Greg Zawistowski in a ceremony at Potomac Falls.

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