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Loudoun’s Regional Basketball Tournament Schedule

A total of 14 Loudoun varsity teams have qualified to compete in regional basketball tournaments. The Region 5C and Region 4C basketball tournaments tip off Tuesday night. District tournament champions Freedom and Loudoun Valley will each host boys' and girls' first-round games Tuesday. Potomac Falls boys and Tuscarora girls will also open the regional playoffs at home.

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.

Potomac District basketball tournament scoreboard

The Freedom Eagles won Potomac District boys' and girls' basketball tournament championships Friday night.

Potomac Falls and Tuscarora players anticipate a rebound attempt during a Potomac District girls’ basketball tournament semifinal game.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Huskies pull away from Panthers in Potomac District semifinal

The Tuscarora Huskies outscored the Potomac Falls Panthers 35-19 in the second half to pull away for a 55-36 victory in the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament semifinals Wednesday night in Leesburg.

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.

Rosi Santos and the Tuscarora Huskies defeated Briar Woods on Tuesday night to remain in a first-place tie with Freedom.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Potomac District basketball standings

The Freedom Eagles have secured first place in the Potomac District boys' basketball standings, holding a two-game edge on Stone Bridge entering the final night of the regular season. Freedom and Tuscarora are tied at 12-1 atop the Potomac District in girls' basketball. The regular season concludes Friday evening with all eight schools in action. The district tournament is scheduled to begin Monday with quarterfinal round play.

Freedom’s Sean Crumbliss works the arm of Tuscarora’s Brecan Saul in the 132-pound final. Crumbliss won the match to help the Eagles soar to the team championship.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Eagles fly back to familiar perch as district wrestling champs

It had been since 2014 that the Freedom Eagles wrestling team had won it all at the district level. But the Eagles landed back at their customary front-runner position Feb. 2 in the Potomac District wrestling meet at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Thirteen Eagles earned berths in the regional meet with top-five placements, including four district titles.

Freedom High School racked up 145.2 points to claim the Potomac District team crown.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom soars to top at Potomac District gymnastics meet

The Freedom Eagles occupied three of the four spots in the all-around on their way to claiming the team title at the Potomac District Gymnastics Championships, contested Feb. 2 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

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.

The Briar Woods Falcons swept top team honors at the Potomac District swim championships.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

UPDATED: Briar Woods repeats as Potomac District swim champions

As the final relay of the long evening was in its last stage and the crowd around the pool at Claude Moore Recreation Center began to thin, the three dozen or so swimmers representing Briar Woods High School gathered together on one of the bleacher stands, newly donned dark t-shirts now covering their blue-and-orange swimsuits.

Potomac Falls senior Jessienna Burkett-Erice, left, will continue her wrestling career at Lyon College.—Courtesy Photo

Burkett-Erice to wrestle in college

Potomac Falls High School senior Jessienna Burkett-Erice has committed to attend and continue her wrestling career at Lyon College in Arkansas, beginning in the fall. Burkett-Erice is the first female varsity starter for Potomac Falls' wrestling program.

Sean Monahan of Briar Woods puts the puck in the back of the net versus Potomac Falls/Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Briar Woods, Stone Bridge, Woodgrove put wins on ice

The puck didn’t drop for Friday evening’s first game until almost 9:30. By midnight, the Ashburn Ice House had hosted three Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League contests involving six Loudoun high schools.

Gymnastics: Aloha Classic meet results

The Heritage Pride placed third in the elite Navy Division at the Aloha Classic, contested Jan. 20 at Patriot High School in Nokesville. Jennah Chang (38.425) won the all-around title to lead Stafford to the team crown in the Navy Division.

Leah Trepal of Heritage High School placed first in the all-around with a score of 36.9.—File photo/Doug Stroud

Gymnastics results: Six-team meet at Broad Run

The Heritage Pride set a team record with 137.75 points on their way to placing first among six teams in a varsity gymnastics meet Thursday night at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. Leah Trepal set a Pride record on the floor exercise (9.6) en route to finishing first in the all-around.

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