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Freedom’s Anna Broussard performs her floor exercise routine Feb. 10 at the regional gymnastics meet.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Regional gymnastics: Freedom Eagles soar back into states

If the gymnasium scoreboard at Park View High School displayed real-time point totals, those in attendance at the 5A North regional gymnastics championships Feb. 10 would have known they were watching a nail-biting buzzer-beater. With strong performances on their floor routines in the final rotation of the meet, the Freedom Eagles triumphed over runner-up Stafford by less than one-half of one point.

Brandon Steel of Broad Run High School works toward a pin of Tuscarora’s Collin Smith in the 182-pound final.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run claims Conference 14 wrestling crown

A balanced effort lifted Broad Run High School to the team championship at the Group 5A Conference 14 wrestling tournament Feb. 6 at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn. Tuscarora placed second in the team standings, followed by Stone Bridge, Potomac Falls and Briar Woods.

Gymnastics: Conference meet results

Freedom, Riverside and Tuscarora placed first in the team standings at their respective conference gymnastics meets. Freedom's Sydney Wrighte (38.9), Potomac Falls' Erika Hurrell (37.5) and Riverside's Maddy Howell (37.05) each won all-around titles.

Hot shooting drives Stone Bridge past Potomac Falls

Coming out of a timeout late in the third quarter, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs executed their called offensive play to perfection, setting up Branden Curry's 3-pointer from the right elbow for a 44-40 lead going to the fourth quarter of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game.

Bethany Gatlin of Briar Woods High School rejoices after winning the girls’ 200-yard individual medley race at the Conference 14 swim meet.—Times-Mirror/Mike Walgren

Briar Woods sweeps Conference 14 swim crowns

The Briar Woods Falcons swept both sides of the Conference 14 swim championships Jan. 30 at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, as their boys and girls both emerged comfortably atop the five-team standings. In total, the Falcons won nine of the meet's 16 individual titles and took first in three of six relay events.

Taylor Borup, left, and Holly Carlton were teammates on the Metro American Volleyball Club 18 travel team that won the Gold Bracket title at the 2015 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun volleyball standouts are finalists for national award

Loudoun County High School senior Taylor Borup and Potomac Falls senior Holly Carlton are finalists for PrepVolleyball's National Senior of the Year award, which recognizes one outstanding player from each graduating class on the basis of their high school performance.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Standings

Tuscarora High School sits atop the Conference 14 standings in both boys' and girls' basketball. Freedom girls, John Champe boys, Loudoun County girls, Loudoun Valley boys and Woodgrove girls are also undefeated in their respective conference play.

Sydney Wrighte of Freedom High School performs on the balance beam at the Park View Glory Days Invitational.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Wrighte, Eagles triumph at annual Park View meet

Thirteen teams of high school gymnasts cartwheeled, flipped and vaulted their ways through the 36th annual Park View Glory Days Invitational Jan. 9 in Sterling. Sydney Wrighte earned the elite Red Division's top spot in all four events, helping her Freedom Eagles claim that division's team trophy.

VHSL Group 5A All-State football team

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora are each represented on the 2015 VHSL Group 5A All-State football team. Highland Springs senior Greg Dortch and coach Loren Johnson claimed top honors.

Broad Run players and coaches rush the field after winning the 2015 Virginia 5A girls’ soccer championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

State Champions: 12 Loudoun schools have combined to win 99 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined for 99 Virginia High School League state championships in team sports. Broad Run, which opened in 1969, owns the most state championships with 16.

VHSL Group 5A All-State volleyball team

Potomac Falls High School senior Holly Carlton is the Player of the Year on the 2015 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State volleyball team. Linda Lachey-Helms garnered Coach of the Year honors after guiding Potomac Falls to the 5A North Region title and its first state championship appearance.

Freedom advanced a wrestler to the final in seven of 14 weight classes on its way to winning the team crown at the LCPS Wrestling Championships.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom shows the way at LCPS Wrestling Championships

With five individual champions and two more finalists, the Freedom Eagles edged the Woodgrove Wolverines for the team title at the 2015 Loudoun County Public Schools Wrestling Championships, contested Dec. 18-19 at Rock Ridge High School.

VHSL 5A North All-Region Volleyball Team

Potomac Falls senior Holly Carlton is the Player of the Year on the VHSL 5A North Region volleyball team. Linda Lachey-Helms was selected Coach of the Year after guiding Potomac Falls to its first-ever state championship appearance. State champion Stone Bridge, along with Briar Woods and Broad Run, are also represented.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2015 regular-season match versus Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Carlton selected as 2015 Gatorade Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year

Following an outstanding senior season and stellar varsity career at Potomac Falls High School, Holly Carlton has garnered 2015 Gatorade Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year honors. Carlton produced 669 assists, 368 kills, 326 digs, 81 service aces and 63 blocks in 2015.

Coach Jill Raschiatore and Stone Bridge players wave to fans and family members from the Siegel Center court following a five-set win versus Potomac Falls in the Virginia 5A state volleyball championship match.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Bulldogs outlast Panthers in thrilling match to win first state title

RICHMOND - A match for the ages. The first three sets each decided by the same two-point margin. A rare 9-2 surge in the fourth set to force a decisive fifth set. And a senior with minimal varsity experience prior to this year, going off in the fifth set to propel her team to victory.

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