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Players participate in the final session of Farmwell Station Basketball League’s instructional program Aug. 13.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Farmwell Station Basketball League holds summer instructional program

The Farmwell Station Basketball League conducted the final installment of its six-week summer youth basketball instructional program Aug. 13 at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn. The free program for kids in third through eighth grades was conducted on Saturday mornings.

Leesburg Mayor Dave Butler, center, joins Virginia Storm owners Mardesky and Norman Blowe in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 5 at the Mason Enterprise Center.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Pro basketball storms into Loudoun County

The Storm have officially blown into Loudoun County. The Virginia Storm, who signed on as the American Basketball Association's 100th team earlier this year, will play home games during the 2016-2017 season at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.
Dr. Chazzy Morris

Morris to coach Broad Run girls’ basketball

Broad Run High School has hired Dr. Chazzy Morris as head coach of its varsity girls' basketball program. Morris served as head coach at Oakcrest School since 2011. She takes the reins from Derrick Jenkins, who stepped down from the position due to medical issues.

Recent Freedom High School graduate Zachary Collins will join his older sister Arnelle, also a Freedom alum, in playing college basketball.—Courtesy Photo

Collins signs to play basketball at Wheeling Jesuit

Freedom High School class of 2016 graduate Zachary Collins signed a national letter of intent May 31 to attend and play basketball at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. Collins, joined by his family, becomes the first boys' basketball player from Freedom to receive a scholarship and holds several program records.

Professional basketball team to make Loudoun home

Professional basketball is coming to Loudoun County. The Virginia Storm have signed on as the 100th team in the American Basketball Association and plan to play their home games in Ashburn.

A.J. Robinson is seated next to Middleburg head coach Jaye Haggler. His parents Art and Sheldonna Robinson, and sister Nicole Robinson are standing in back.—Courtesy Photo

Robinson signs to play basketball at Alderson Broaddus

Middleburg Academy senior guard A.J. Robinson signed his national letter of intent April 25 to attend and play basketball on a full scholarship at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. Robinson, an All-State performer each of his last two seasons, averaged 18 points per game and connected on a school-record 127 shots from 3-point range as a senior.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland elevates toward the rim during the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge slam dunk contest.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Basketball’s big finish: Loudoun falls short versus Fairfax

The last gasp of high school basketball came April 10 at Marshall High School in Falls Church for the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge all-star hoops extravaganza. The event began with a game between standouts from Prince William and Fairfax South, followed by a 3-point and slam dunk competition and rounded off with Fairfax North battling the boys from Loudoun.

Tuscarora senior Jamel Howard will play for Loudoun in the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun standouts to test hoop skills versus Fairfax

Loudoun versus Fairfax, round three. For a third consecutive year, top senior basketball players from Loudoun and Fairfax public high schools will square off April 10 as part of the DMVStream.com NOVA Challenge.

VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball teams

Four Loudoun players were selected on the second team of the VHSL Group 5A All-State basketball squad. Briar Woods senior Lucas Martin and Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland in boys, and Broad Run senior Mariah Leonard and Tuscarora senior Chloe Roach on the girls' side.

VHSL Group 4A All-State girls’ basketball team

Loudoun Valley High School senior Emily Thompson earned first-team accolades and Loudoun County sophomore Natalie Villaflor was selected on the second team of the VHSL Group 4A All-State girls' basketball team.

The Loudoun Patriots won the East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championship for the first time in 2016.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun Patriots swish homeschool basketball title

The Loudoun Patriots, a homeschool varsity basketball team based in Purcellville, won the boys' title at the East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championships March 18 at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

VHSL Group 4A All-State boys’ basketball team

John Champe High School senior Kuony Deng is the Virginia High School League Group 4A Player of the Year in boys' basketball. Loudoun Valley's Nick Ball and Jordan Miller, and Freedom's Zach Collins were also voted on the team.

From left, Kathleen Forrest, Pipsy Steyn and Alex Grace earn All-DAC honors.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft trio selected on All-DAC basketball team

Foxcroft School seniors Kathleen Forrest, Alex Grace and Pipsy Steyn each received All-Delaney Athletic Conference basketball honors for a third consecutive season.

John Champe’s magical season concludes in state semifinals

In a game filled with momentum swings, Lake Taylor's surge to open the fourth quarter proved decisive in a 76-69 victory against John Champe in the Virginia High School League Group 4A state boys' basketball semifinals Monday at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

Virginia Academy won a VISAA state basketball crown in just its first season as a varsity program.—Courtesy Photo

Virginia Academy wins VISAA Division III state basketball title

Fifth-seeded Virginia Academy topped No. 4 seed Life Christian, No. 1 seed Williamsburg Christian and No. 2 seed Amelia Academy on its way to winning the 2016 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III state boys' basketball championship. Virginia Academy is a private school in Ashburn.

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