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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.

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.

Tuscarora junior Chandler Tuten scored a game-high 23 points in a 74-63 win versus Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Late push lifts Tuscarora past Potomac Falls

A strong fourth quarter propelled the Tuscarora Huskies to a 74-63 home victory against the Potomac Falls Panthers in a Potomac District boys' basketball game Tuesday night in Leesburg. The Huskies won their third straight game to move to 9-6 overall this season.

Potomac Falls junior Ian Anderson scored a game-high 21 points in a 62-46 win versus Sterling rival Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Potomac Falls pulls away from Dominion for season sweep

Dominion and Potomac Falls high schools squaring off on the basketball hardwood is always an exciting match-up in the Sterling area. Both teams opened their season at Potomac Falls in a game that saw the Panthers take care of their home court. On Friday night, the crosstown rivals faced off again, this time in Titan territory.

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.

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..

Tuscarora junior QB Justin Allen sprints toward the end zone for one of his two touchdown runs in a 28-7 victory against Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Tuscarora downs Potomac Falls for second time in as many weeks

The Tuscarora Huskies advanced to the Region 5C semifinals with a 28-7 home victory against the Potomac Falls Panthers in the quarterfinal round Nov. 10 at Fortune Field in Leesburg. Facing the Panthers for the second time in as many weeks, Tuscarora's diversity on offense was too much for Potomac Falls to overcome.

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.

Potomac Falls will play Mountain View in a VHSL Class 5 state semifinal game Friday in Virginia Beach.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

VHSL state field hockey tournament scoreboard

Heritage and Potomac Falls high schools have advanced to the semifinals of the Virginia High School League state field hockey tournament. Heritage (Class 4) and Potomac Falls (Class 5) will each play state semifinal games Friday in Virginia Beach.

Sterling resident Nick Melloni will represent USA Gymnastics in the 2017 World Age Group Competitions, set for Nov. 12-16 in Bulgaria.—Courtesy Photo

Melloni reaches new heights on trampoline

It’s easy to pick Nick Melloni out from the maze of mats, bars and all the apparatus inside Sterling’s Dulles Gymnastics Academy. He’s the guy wearing the purple and green tie-dye t-shirt, performing double- and triple-flips, seeming to scrape the rafters with his high-flying moves. “It’s a passion that I found,” said Melloni of his chosen athletic outlet, an esoteric yet demanding sport called trampoline.

Senior receiver Adam Thorne streaks toward the end zone for Tuscarora’s first touchdown during a 21-0 victory against Potomac Falls.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora shuts out Potomac Falls

The Tuscarorora Huskies closed the regular season on a positive note, shutting down the host Potomac Falls Panthers 21-0 in Potomac District action Nov. 3 in Sterling. Adam Thorne scored on a 32-yard catch and run midway through the third quarter and Jaylon Lundy added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Huskies.

Potomac Falls players rejoice following a 1-0 victory against Stone Bridge in the Region 5C field hockey championship game.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Potomac Falls tops Stone Bridge to net regional field hockey title

The Potomac Falls Panthers applied pressure throughout most of the Region 5C field hockey championship game against the host Stone Bridge Bulldogs. That pressure finally paid off when senior Serena Farmer blasted a shot into the back of the cage with 3:15 left in regulation to lift Potomac Falls to a 1-0 victory Thursday evening in Ashburn.

The Potomac Falls Panthers are Region 5C field hockey tournament champions.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Regional field hockey playoffs scoreboard

Potomac Falls netted the lone goal with a little more than three minutes left in regulation to defeat Stone Bridge 1-0 in the Region 5C tournament championship game Thursday night in Ashburn. Eastern View defeated Heritage 3-1 in the Region 4D tournament final.

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