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Freedom junior Jaelyn Batts shoots over the outstretched arm of Tuscarora senior Kennedy Middleton. Batts and the Eagles prevailed 59-41 at home.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Freedom hands Tuscarora its first loss

The Freedom Eagles jumped out to a 10-point lead after one quarter versus the previously undefeated Tuscarora Huskies and did not look back on their way to a 59-41 home victory Friday evening in South Riding. The victory moves Freedom (12-3, 7-1) into a first-place tie with Tuscarora (15-1, 7-1) atop the Potomac District.

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

Hockey night in Loudoun: 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.

Kennedy Middleton, left, and Isabellah Middleton have shined for an undefeated Tuscarora squad this winter.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

The Middletons of Leesburg: Sisters are basketball royalty at Tuscarora

The Tuscarora High School varsity girls’ basketball team is undefeated through their first 15 games of the 2017-2018 season. Two key players helping to spark the Huskies' success this winter happen to be sisters. Senior Kennedy Middleton and sophomore Isabellah Middleton lead the team in several statistical categories, averaging a combined 37 points per game.

Tuscarora junior Chandler Tuten scored a game-high 23 points in a 74-63 win versus Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Late push lifts Tuscarora past Potomac Falls

A strong fourth quarter propelled the Tuscarora Huskies to a 74-63 home victory against the Potomac Falls Panthers in a Potomac District boys' basketball game Tuesday night in Leesburg. The Huskies won their third straight game to move to 9-6 overall this season.

Alex Bailey is the second player at Tuscarora High School to score 1,000 career points.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora’s Bailey surpasses 1,000-point milestone

Tuscarora High School senior Alex Bailey scored his 1,000th career point during the 2017 Henrico Holiday Basketball Classic. Bailey reached the milestone in the first quarter of a Dec. 29 game versus host Henrico. He finished the game with 10 points, eight assists and three rebounds.

Michael Brennan is the 2017 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Boys’ Golfer of the Year.—Photo Courtesy/Chris Lang, VSGA

Brennan earns top junior golfer award

Leesburg resident Michael Brennan has been selected as the 2017 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Boys' Golfer of the Year. A student at Tuscarora High School and the Academies of Loudoun, Brennan won both the 27th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship and the Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship in 2017.

Senior Kennedy Middleton is Tuscarora High School’s career scoring leader in varsity girls’ basketball.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Middleton shoots to top of Tuscarora’s career scoring chart

Senior guard Kennedy Middleton poured in a game-high 30 points in Tuscarora's 60-32 victory against Broad Run on Friday night to become the Huskies' career scoring leader. Middleton pushed her career total to 1,320 points, surpassing the mark set by Alexis Bailey (1,316).

Tuscarora guard Allie Fitz drives the baseline during the Huskies’ 62-27 victory against John Champe.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora nets 10th straight victory

The Tuscarora Huskies rolled past the John Champe Knights 62-27 in varsity girls' basketball action Wednesday night. The Huskies moved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in Potomac District play this season. Kennedy Middleton scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win.

Michael Burnett is returning to California to coach and teach after guiding the Tuscarora High School football team for the past eight seasons. Prior to Tuscarora opening in 2010, Burnett led Broad Run to consecutive state championships in 2008 and 2009.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Burnett resigns as Tuscarora football coach to head back west

In 2006, Michael Burnett and his young family relocated from Santa Monica, Calif., to Leesburg, so he could teach social studies and coach the varsity football team at Broad Run High School. Within two years, Broad Run was a 10-0 team heading into the playoffs; within four years, the school had captured its only two state football championships with consecutive 14-0 records.

Three area players selected on ALL-USA Virginia football team

Stone Bridge senior WR Daniel Thompson, Tuscarora junior OL Will Moore and Woodgrove junior TE Ben Castellano earned second-team accolades on the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia football team, presented by USA TODAY.

VHSL Class 5 All-State volleyball team

Tuscarora's John Senchak has been selected as Coach of the Year on the 2017 Virginia High School League Class 5 volleyball team after guiding the Huskies to their first state championship in the fall. The all-state team includes players from Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools.

Evan Buckley sank a jumper with two seconds left to provide the winning margin in Stone Bridge’s 68-66 victory against Tuscarora.—Courtesy Photo/Bill Vocke

Stone Bridge shoots past Tuscarora in Potomac District basketball

Ben Kling tied a program record with eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 33 points in Stone Bridge High School's 68-66 victory against host Tuscarora High School in Potomac District boys' basketball action Dec. 20 in Leesburg. Evan Buckley dished 12 assists and drained the winning shot with two seconds left in regulation for the Bulldogs.

Isabellah Middleton scored 25 points to help lead Tuscarora to a 75-54 victory at home versus Woodgrove.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora tops Woodgrove to remain undefeated

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Woodgrove Wolverines 75-54 in non-district girls' basketball action Dec. 15 in Leesburg. Isabellah Middleton scored 25 points, while her sister Kennedy Middleton netted a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds for the host Huskies.

The Freedom Eagles are team champions of the LCPS Wrestling Championships for a third straight season.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom wins team title at LCPS Wrestling Championships

The Freedom Eagles soared to the top of the podium at the 2017 Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships for a third consecutive year Saturday at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Freedom placed eight wrestlers in the championship match of their weight class on its way to racking up 305 points.

Gymnastics results: Six-team varsity meet at Park View

Freedom High School placed first in the team standings and Leah Trepal of Heritage High School topped the podium in the all-around during a six-team gymnastics meet Dec. 13 at Park View High School in Sterling.


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