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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.

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.

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.

Pehlke signs with Monmouth lacrosse

Stone Bridge High School defender Jake Pehlke has signed a national letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division I Monmouth University in New Jersey.

Stone Bridge’s volleyball team won its first state championship in 2015, as did the Bulldog boys’ cross-country team.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

VHSL Wells Fargo Cup Standings

Stone Bridge High School is first among Group 5A schools in the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup Standings following the fall sports season. Loudoun Valley is second in Group 4A and Tuscarora sits third in 5A.

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.

Ryan Leibold of Stone Bridge High School carries the puck into the attacking zone during a Dec. 18 game versus Bishop O’Connell. Liebold scored four goals and dished two assists in the Bulldogs’ 8-0 victory.—Photo Courtesy/Elliott Root

Next level: Spot with major junior club moves Leibold up in hockey world

What drove Ryan Leibold to ice hockey wasn't any wish to continue a family legacy, or desire to emulate a favorite player. What made Leibold want to be a hockey player is the same kind of thing that makes other kids want to be an astronaut, or a pirate or a princess: He saw it on a Disney flick.

Stone Bridge’s Madgwick signs with Binghamton lacrosse

Stone Bridge High School senior defender Noah Madgwick has signed his national letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division I Binghamton University in New York.

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.

Broad Run High School alum Connor Jessop passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns in Shepherd’s 34-32 semifinal victory versus Grand Valley State.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Shepherd to play for NCAA Division II crown Saturday

Shepherd University - whose roster includes eight players from Loudoun schools - will play Northwestern Missouri State in the NCAA Division II football championship game Dec. 19 in Kansas City. Game kicks off at 4 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.

Stone Bridge senior Matt Grillo consoles teammate Joshua Breece as the Bulldogs’ state title hopes slip away in a 27-7 loss to Highland Springs.—Times-Mirror/Steven Holland

Highland Springs shuts down Stone Bridge in Virginia 5A state final

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Stone Bridge High School's offense clicked on all cylinders through the first four weeks of the postseason. The Bulldogs averaged 47 points per game on their way to winning the 5A North Region title and advancing to the state final for the sixth time since 2005. That offensive prowess came to a screeching halt Dec. 12 in the Virginia 5A state championship game at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium.

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