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Leah Trepal of Heritage High School placed first in the all-around with a score of 36.9.—File photo/Doug Stroud

Gymnastics results: Six-team meet at Broad Run

The Heritage Pride set a team record with 137.75 points on their way to placing first among six teams in a varsity gymnastics meet Thursday night at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. Leah Trepal set a Pride record on the floor exercise (9.6) en route to finishing first in the all-around.

Freedom senior Jeremy Cofield converted a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left to help lift the Eagles past host Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Freedom outlasts Broad Run in tightly contested game

The red-hot Freedom Eagles earned a difficult 64-61 road win Jan. 12 in Ashburn, surviving a seesaw struggle with another hot Potomac District boys' basketball team in the Broad Run Spartans. Six times in the fourth quarter the lead changed hands, and that was after it’d been swapped three other occasions and tied four more.

Loudoun Valley’s Jenna Haran performs her floor exercise routine during a five-team gymnastics meet Jan. 2 in Ashburn. Haran scored 9.35 on her routine to place first in the event. Haran also paced the field on the uneven bars.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Loudoun Valley leads way at gymnastics meet

The Loudoun Valley Vikings returned from holiday break to shine brightest in a five-team varsity gymnastics meet Jan. 2 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Jenna Haran placed first in a pair of events for the Vikings. Heritage placed second as a team, led by all-around champion Leah Trepal.

Hannah Jonely hoists the trophy at the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour’s 2017 Tournament of Champions.—Courtesy Photo

Jonely swings to prep division title at Tournament of Champions

Ashburn youth Hannah Jonely won the Prep Division title at the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour's 2017 Tournament of Champions, contested Dec. 2-3 at Pinehurst Course No. 8 in North Carolina. A sophomore at Broad Run High School, Jonely produced rounds of 77 and 80 for a total of 13-over par 157.

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.

The Heritage Pride accumulated a program-record 134.55 points to finish second in a six-team gymnastics meet Dec. 6 at Freedom High School in South Riding.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom leads pack in season-opening gymnastics meet

Paced by Sydney Wrighte, Riley Waldrop and Bre Roeder, the host Freedom Eagles soared to a first-place finish in a six-team meet to open the varsity gymnastics season Dec. 6 in South Riding. Wrighte totaled 37.7 points on her four events to claim the all-around crown.

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.

Tuscarora senior defensive back Alex Lee intercepts a pass and returns it 70 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Tuscarora’s defense stands strong in 14-12 win versus Broad Run

A pair of second-quarter touchdowns and a late goal-line stand propelled the Tuscarora Huskies to a 14-12 victory against the host Broad Run Spartans in the semifinal round of the Region 5C playoffs Nov. 17 in Ashburn. In a game of big plays and missed opportunities, it was the Huskies' defense that came up big when it mattered most.

John Champe has won eight games in its first season of playing in Class 5. The Knights will face a stern challenge Friday night, playing at No. 1 seed and unbeaten Stone Bridge in the Region 5C semifinals.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun teams to square off Friday in Region 5C football semifinals

The Region 5C football semifinals will be an all-Loudoun affair Friday night as No. 1 seed Stone Bridge hosts No. 5 John Champe and No. 2 Broad Run hosts No. 3 Tuscarora. The winners of Friday's games will advance to play each other next weekend for a region championship and a spot in the state semifinals.

Broad Run High School alum Connor Jessop has excelled in his senior season for Shepherd University.—Photo Courtesy/Shepherd University athletics

Broad Run alum Jessop earns MEC Offensive Player of Year award

Shepherd University senior quarterback Connor Jessop (Broad Run) is the 2017 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year after piloting the Rams to a perfect 10-0 record during the regular season. Shepherd junior wide receiver Wanya Allen (Potomac Falls) and West Virginia Wesleyan senior linebacker Brandon Grayson (Loudoun Valley) were selected on the second team.

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.

Loudoun varsity football postseason scoreboard

Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Tuscarora and John Champe high schools each won quarterfinal games Friday night to advance to the Region 5C football semifinals. No. 5 seed John Champe will play at No. 1 Stone Bridge and No. 2 Broad Run will host No. 3 Tuscarora in the semifinal round.

Broad Run will host Wakefield in a Region 5C quarterfinal round playoff game Friday night in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Seven Loudoun teams begin postseason play Friday

Seven Loudoun teams have qualified for the 2017 varsity football postseason by virtue of the Virginia High School League power ratings. Stone Bridge, Broad Run, Tuscarora, John Champe and Potomac Falls earned spots in the Region 5C playoffs, while Dominion and Loudoun County have secured spots in the Region 4C playoffs.

Stone Bridge sophomore Jonathan Milles and team captain Jack Kosko congratulate Nick Mell following Mell’s second of three rushing touchdowns against Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: In season-ending battle of unbeatens, Stone Bridge comes up perfect

By kickoff, every available spot in the stands at F.H. Furr Field on the campus of Stone Bridge High School was spoken for, though more kept coming. The air was electric with anticipation, as though something had to give and was just about to. Coming into their annual showdown Nov. 3, Ashburn rivals Broad Run and Stone Bridge carried unblemished 9-0 records and hopes of regular-season perfection, neighborhood bragging rights and the Potomac District championship.

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