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Freedom junior Jaelyn Batts shoots over the outstretched arm of Tuscarora senior Kennedy Middleton. Batts and the Eagles prevailed 59-41 at home.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Freedom hands Tuscarora its first loss

The Freedom Eagles jumped out to a 10-point lead after one quarter versus the previously undefeated Tuscarora Huskies and did not look back on their way to a 59-41 home victory Friday evening in South Riding. The victory moves Freedom (12-3, 7-1) into a first-place tie with Tuscarora (15-1, 7-1) atop the Potomac District.

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.

Senior Zyan Collins rises for a shot during a Jan. 12 game versus Broad Run. Collins is Freedom’s career record holder for points, steals, assists, rebounds and free throws.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom’s all-time scoring leader has sights set high

On Jan. 3, in a Potomac District boys’ basketball game, Freedom High School’s Zyan Collins sank a free throw just like he’d done so often before. But this one was different. This single point pushed Collins past any other player who’d ever suited up in black and gold for the 13-year-old South Riding program, making him the Eagles’ all-time leader in points scored with 1,043. It’s a crowning accolade for a player who’s already grabbed more rebounds, made more free throws, swiped more steals and handed out more assists than any other Eagle.

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.

Freedom senior Zyan Collins rises for a dunk.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom’s Collins nets 1,000 career points

Freedom High School senior Zyan Collins surpassed 1,000 points for his varsity career during the KSA Events Classic Basketball Tournament, contested Dec. 15-16 in Orlando, Fla. Collins earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors after helping the Eagles reach the championship game.

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.

Tuscarora senior Kennedy Middleton goes for a layup in between a pair of Freedom defenders.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora outlasts Freedom in Potomac District basketball

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Freedom Eagles 61-57 in a Potomac District girls' basketball game Friday night at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. The Huskies improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in district play.

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.

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..

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.

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.

The Briar Woods Falcons perform their winning routine at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Oct. 28 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Varsity Sports Rewind: Oct. 23-28 games

The Loudoun County Raiders outlasted the Heritage Pride in five sets Saturday afternoon to secure the No. 1 regional seed from the Dulles District. Briar Woods, Tuscarora and Broad Run secured the top three spots at the 5C North Region competition cheer meet Saturday evening at Stone Bridge.

Potomac District volleyball tournament bracket

The 2017 Class 5 Potomac District volleyball tournament tips off Monday night with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal round matches. Stone Bridge earned the tournament's No. 1 seed after going undefeated in regular-season district play.

The Tuscarora Huskies raced to boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Potomac District cross-country meet.—Times-Mirror/Jason Rufner

Tuscarora paces field at Potomac District meet

The weather over the 3.1-mile cross-country course at Leesburg’s Oatlands Plantation may have been cool and comfortable Oct. 25, but it still wound up being a dog day. The Tuscarora Huskies won everything there was to be won at the Group 5A Potomac District championships, taking home the individual and team titles for both boys and girls.

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