Phillips, Rowley garner All-State honors
Tue., Apr. 1 | 12:28 PM - Loudoun County High School senior Maggie Phillips and Loudoun Valley senior Paul Rowley have been selected on the Virginia High School League's All-State basketball team.
Loudoun All-Stars outshine Fairfax in NOVA Challenge
Travis Fulgham of the Loudoun All-Stars surveys the court March 23 during the inaugural NOVA Challenge. Fulgham, a senior at Broad Run High School, was selected as Loudoun’s Most Valuable Player after scoring 17 points in a 125-115 win.—Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Wed., Mar. 26 | 07:10 AM - Held for the very first time March 23 at Centreville High School, the NOVA Challenge pitted the best high school senior basketball players in Loudoun County versus the top upperclassman hoopsters from Fairfax County.
Benson resigns as Briar Woods’ basketball coach
Tue., Mar. 25 | 02:12 PM - Mike Benson has resigned, effective immediately, as head varsity boys basketball coach at Briar Woods High School after seven seasons.
Alderson Broaddus nets G-MAC basketball tournament title
Loudoun Valley High School alum Josh Grimard and his Alderson Broaddus University teammates pose with the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship trophy.—Courtesy Photo
Mon., Mar. 17 | 08:15 AM - The Alderson Broaddus University men's basketball team rallied from a five-point second-half deficit to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan College 65-61 and earn its first NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament Championship March 8 in Philippi, W. Va.
Panthers’ Robinson scores 1,000 points
Thu., Mar. 13 | 05:58 PM - Junior guard A.J. Robinson reached 1,000 points for his varsity basketball career Feb. 25 during Potomac Falls High School's 5A North quarterfinal game against Potomac.
Panther alum Graves, Mount St. Mary’s punch ticket for March Madness
Gregory Graves drives to the basket during his senior season at Potomac Falls High School. Graves has seen action in all 32 games for NCAA Tournament bound Mount St. Mary’s as a sophomore this winter.—Times-Mirror File Photo
Wed., Mar. 12 | 07:03 AM - Mount St. Mary's is headed to the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament for the first time since 2008 following an 88-71 victory over top-seeded Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference championship game March 11 in Moon Township, Pa. Potomac Falls High School alum Gregory Graves is a sophomore forward for The Mount.
Loudoun duo helps Mary Washington advance to NCAA Sweet 16
Tue., Mar. 11 | 03:01 PM - The University of Mary Washington is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament for the first time. The Eagles' roster includes Broad Run alum Taylor Johnson and Loudoun Valley grad John Yoxthimer.
Loudoun County falls a little short against Lake Taylor in state semifinals
Loudoun County’s Gabrielle Gillis wrestles Lake Taylor’s Endia McKinney for a loose ball during the Virginia 4A state girls’ basketball semifinal game March 8 in Norfolk.—Photo Courtesy/Stephen Katz, Virginia Pilot
Tue., Mar. 11 | 10:25 AM - Bumped, pushed and out-rebounded, the Loudoun County High School girls basketball team met their match. Behind relentless traps and full-court pressure, reigning state champion Lake Taylor defeated Loudoun County 42-37 in a Virginia 4A girls' basketball semifinal game March 8 at Old Dominion University.
4A North All-Region basketball team
Fri., Mar. 7 | 12:50 PM - Loudoun County High School's Ethan Walker and Maggie Phillips, and Dominion's Tony Richardson garnered first-team accolades on the Virginia 4A North Region basketbal team.
Loudoun County seeks next step at states
Loudoun County High School coach Derek Fisher diagrams a play in the huddle during the 4A North Region championship game. Fisher has guided the Raiders to the state playoffs in each of his four seasons with the program.—Photo Courtesy/Erica Yoon, Roanoke Times
Wed., Mar. 5 | 04:15 PM - With the Virginia High School League state basketball playoffs getting underway this week, Loudoun County has just one team left standing: the girls squad at Loudoun County High School.
3A East All-Region basketball team
Tue., Mar. 4 | 12:56 PM - Loudoun Valley High School's Paul Rowley, Emily Thompson and Jerica Mingo, along with John Champe's Rachel Malinowski were selected on the Virginia 3A East All-Region basketball team.
Broad Run duo to play college basketball
Basketball standouts Alexia Johnson, left, and Taylor Tashijian are joined by their family during a Feb. 26 ceremony at Broad Run High School to recognize their college commitments.—Courtesy Photo
Mon., Mar. 3 | 11:02 AM - Broad Run High School seniors Alexia Johnson and Taylor Tashijian have committed to continue their basketball careers at the collegiate level. Johnson is headed to Glenville State University in West Virginia and Tashijian will play at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
Regional basketball playoffs scoreboard
Sat., Mar. 1 | 06:40 AM - Loudoun County High School fell 64-53 to host William Fleming on Friday night in the 4A North Region girls' championship game. The Raiders will advance to the Virginia 4A state tournament as regional finalists.
Raiders romp in region semifinals, earn another state tourney bid
Loudoun County senior center Maggie Phillips poured in 23 points as the Raiders overwhlemed host Charlottesville, 65-40, in the 4A North Region semifinals.—Times-Mirror File Photo/Rick Wasser
Thu., Feb. 27 | 06:40 PM - The Loudoun County High School girls' basketball team did not expect to emerge from their 4A North regional semifinal Feb. 6 at Charlottesville High School with a resounding 25-point victory.
All-Conference basketball teams
Mon., Feb. 24 | 07:25 PM - Broad Run's Khiorie Stewart and Mariah Leonard were selected as Conference 14 Players of the Year. Loudoun Valley's Paul Rowley earned the same honor in Conference 28, as did Dominion's Tony Richardson and Heritage's Kayla Tibbs in Conference 21.
Spartans outlast Panthers to seize Conference 14 crown
The Broad Run Spartans are all smiles after defeating Potomac Falls in overtime to claim the 5A Conference 14 boys’ basketball tournament championship.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Mon., Feb. 24 | 05:30 PM - With 10 seconds left in overtime in the Conference 14 boys' basketball championship game, Broad Run needed just one more defensive stop to make its two-point lead stand against Potomac Falls. During a timeout, Spartan coach John Costello had some simple yet effective advice for his players.
Freedom stifles late Broad Run comeback to win conference title
The Freedom Eagles followed up their Conference 14 regular-season championship by winning the tournament title. The Eagles earned a first-round bye in the 5A North Region tournament.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Mon., Feb. 24 | 04:16 PM - Conference 14 Player of the Year Mariah Leonard had tied the conference tournament championship game between her Broad Run Spartans and the Freedom Eagles at 49-49 via a free throw with 14.5 seconds remaining.
Worth the wait: Raiders claim first postseason tournament title since 1966
The Loudoun County Raiders rejoice with their 4A Conference 21 boys’ basketball championship trophy after defeating Dominion 57-46 in the title game Feb. 21 in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror Photo/Mike Stancik
Sun., Feb. 23 | 08:42 AM - Heading into the 4A Conference 21 boys' basketball championship game with Dominion, Loudoun County High School was one step away from achieving a feat that had not been accomplished in 48 years at the Leesburg school.
Conference basketball tournament scoreboard
Sun., Feb. 23 | 07:30 AM - Broad Run (Conference 14 boys), Freedom (Conference 14 girls), Loudoun County (Conference 21 boys and girls) and Loudoun Valley (Conference 28 boys) each won conference tournament championships.
Loudoun Valley cruises to Conference 28 boys’ basketball title
Loudoun Valley High School won the inaugural Conference 28 boys’ basketball tournament championship Feb. 21.—Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Carl Lukat
Sat., Feb. 22 | 10:17 AM - The Loudoun Valley Vikings treated a capacity home crowd to a sparkling performance Feb. 21 in the 3A Conference 28 boys' basketball championship game. The Vikings built a 26-point lead after three quarters on their way to a 63-50 victory.