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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.

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.

Loudoun Valley senior Jordan Miller slams it home for two of his game-high 28 points versus Briar Woods.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Loudoun Valley pulls away from Briar Woods in season opener

The reigning VHSL Class 4 state champion Loudoun Valley Vikings tipped off their 2017-2018 season Friday night with a road contest at Briar Woods. The Vikings made a successful debut, pulling away in the second half for a 76-48 win versus the host Falcons in Ashburn. George Mason University commit Jordan Miller led the way for the Vikings with 28 points.

Briar Woods High School alum Jimmy Grace led the Capital Athletic Conference in scoring during his senior season at Christopher Newport University.—Photo Courtesy/Patrick Dubois, CNU OCPR

College Corner: Grace repeats as conference’s top soccer player

Christopher Newport University senior midfielder Jimmy Grace earned Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors in men's soccer for second consecutive year. Look inside for more on Grace, along with entries highlighting Connor Jessop, Wanya Allen, Brandon Grayson, George Cross V and Daniel Smith.

Former Briar Woods High School football standouts Trace McSorley and Brandon Polk with BWHS athletic director Jerry Carter following Penn State’s 66-3 victory at Maryland.—Times-Mirror/Chuck Moore

IN PHOTOS: McSorley totals three TD as Penn State routs Maryland

Redshirt junior quarterback Trace McSorley passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 46 yards and another score in Penn State's 66-3 victory against Maryland in a Big Ten conference game Nov. 25 at the University of Maryland.

Senior Gabriela Santos and the Tuscarora Huskies have advanced to the VHSL Class 5 state volleyball championship match.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

VHSL state volleyball tournament scoreboard

The Loudoun County Raiders (Class 4) and the Tuscarora Huskies (Class 5) each won Virginia High School League state volleyball tournament semifinal matches Tuesday night to punch their tickets for Saturday's state finals. Loudoun County swept Millbrook on the road, while Tuscarora outlasted North Stafford in five sets at home.

Paced by Emma Wolcott, Ava Hassebrock, Sarah Gould, Katie West and Emma Hunt, the Tuscarora Huskies raced to a VHSL Class 5 state girls’ cross-country championship.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Tuscarora runs to third title in four years at Class 5 cross-country meet

For most programs, a runner-up finish at the state cross-country meet would be something to celebrate. For the Tuscarora Huskies girls’ team, their second-place status from 2016 - after winning states in both 2014 and 2015 - was something to motivate. The Huskies earned a return to the top, winning the team championship Nov. 10 at the Virginia High School League’s Class 5 state cross-country meet..

Region 5C volleyball team selections

Tuscarora High School swept top honors on the 2017 All-Region 5C volleyball team. Senior Anne Louise Seekford is the Player of the Year and John Senchak is the Coach of the Year after guiding the Huskies to a regional championship.

The Tuscarora Huskies, shown here after winning a point during the Potomac District final, are Region 5C volleyball champions.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Regional volleyball playoffs scoreboard

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Briar Woods Falcons in five sets Wednesday night to claim the Region 5C volleyball tournament championship. Loudoun County fell in five sets to Millbrook in the Region 4C tournament final. Tuscarora, Briar Woods and Loudoun County each advance to the VHSL state tournament as regional finalists.

The Briar Woods Falcons, pictured here after winning the Region 5C championship, won the VHSL Class 5 state competition cheer championship Nov. 4 in Richmond.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Briar Woods leads the cheers at state meet

The Briar Woods Falcons followed up their Region 5C championship by winning the team crown at the Virginia High School League Class 5 state competiition cheer meet Nov. 4 in Richmond. Briar Woods earned a score of 264 points on their final routine to finish 12.5 points ahead of state runner-up Tuscarora (251.5).

The Loudoun County Raiders won a district tournament championship for the 11th time in the last 12 years Thursday, defeating the Heritage Pride 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 in the Dulles District tournament final.—Photo Courtesy/LCHS volleyball

District volleyball playoffs scoreboard

The Loudoun County Raiders and the Stone Bridge Bulldogs each won district volleyball tournament championships Thursday night. Stone Bridge outlasted Tuscarora in five sets in the Potomac District final and Loudoun County swept Heritage in the Dulles District title match.

Tuscarora senior Emma Wolcott, shown here at the 2017 Oatlands Invitational, crossed the finish line first at regionals in a time of 18 minutes, 18.33 seconds.—Times-Mirror/Art Pittman

Loudoun Valley, Tuscarora race to regional cross-country titles

The Loudoun Valley Vikings swept top team and individual honors in the Class 4, Region C cross-country meet Wednesday at the John Handley 5K course in Winchester. The Tuscarora Huskies claimed boys' and girls' team crowns in the Class 5, Region C meet, also contested Wednesday at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

Members of Briar Woods High School’s competition cheer team rejoice after learning the Falcons placed first at regionals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

IN PHOTOS: Briar Woods wins regional cheer title

The Briar Woods Falcons scored 246.5 points on their final routine to place first at the Class 5 Region C competition cheer meet, contested Oct. 25 at Stone Bridge High School. Tuscarora placed second with 235.5 points, followed by Broad Run (223.5) in third place.

Potomac District volleyball team

Tuscarora High School senior Anne Louise Seekford earned Player of the Year honors on the 2017 All-Potomac District volleyball team. Jill Raschiatore is the Coach of the Year after guiding Stone Bridge to first place during the regular season.

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