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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.

Tuscarora senior Jose Trejo plays a header with Stone Bridge senior Aayush Raman in pursuit. The Huskies scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-1 victory.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Mazzatenta hat trick helps unbeaten Tuscarora deal Stone Bridge first loss

One team of dogs successfully invaded another's territory April 3, as the Tuscarora Huskies knocked off the previously undefeated Stone Bridge Bulldogs 4-1. Speedy striker Noah Mazzatenta booted home three goals before the first half was through, and the Huskies (4-0-2) kept the Bulldogs (2-1-1) at bay thereafter. Mazzatenta tallied Tuscarora's first, second and fourth goals, all in the run of play. The third was senior striker Daniel Crespo's blast of a long shot that tucked just inside the post.

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.

Chloe Roach has been a key contributor for Eastern Mennonite as a freshman.—Photo Courtesy/Scott Eyre

Tuscarora alum Chloe Roach earns college award

Eastern Mennonite University freshman Chloe Roach has earned her second Royals Athlete of the Week award for the 2016-2017 basketball season. The Tuscarora High School alum delivered a pair of impressive performances to close out the regular season. Roach scored a career-high 30 points and dished a career-best nine assists Feb. 18 in a 95-89 loss to Lynchburg. Four days earlier, Roach netted 23 points in a 74-67 victory against Randolph-Macon.

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.

Junior guard Allie Fitz scored 12 points and dished two assists for Tuscarora in a 5A North Region consolation game versus Atlee.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Photos: Tuscarora vs. Atlee girls’ basketball

The Atlee Raiders slipped past the host Tuscarora Huskies 57-52 in a 5A North Region girls' basketball tournament consolation game Saturday in Leesburg. Tuscarora will play the 5A South Region's top seed in a VHSL 5A state tournament quarterfinal game Thursday at Hampton University.

Tuscarora’s Ashley Leonard and Wakefield’s Hannah Foley vie for rebounding position during a 5A North Region girls’ basketball semifinal game Thursday in Leesburg.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Photos: Tuscarora vs. Wakefield girls’ basketball

Wakefield outscored host Tuscarora 24-16 in the second half on its way to a 47-39 victory in a 5A North Region girls' basketball tournament semifinal game Thursday night in Leesburg. Tuscarora has already earned a spot in the state tournament for a third consecutive year based on advancing to the regional semifinals.

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.

Sydney Wrighte, shown here at the conference meet, capped a stellar junior season by winning the all-around title at the VHSL State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Best in state: Freedom’s Wrighte wins all-around title

Freedom High School junior Sydney Wrighte produced another meet to remember Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition in Nokesville. Wrighte totaled 38.975 points on her four events to win the all-around championship, finishing a full point clear of the field.

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.


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