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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.

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.

Three area players selected on ALL-USA Virginia football team

Stone Bridge senior WR Daniel Thompson, Tuscarora junior OL Will Moore and Woodgrove junior TE Ben Castellano earned second-team accolades on the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Virginia football team, presented by USA TODAY.

VHSL Class 5 All-State volleyball team

Tuscarora's John Senchak has been selected as Coach of the Year on the 2017 Virginia High School League Class 5 volleyball team after guiding the Huskies to their first state championship in the fall. The all-state team includes players from Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools.

Evan Buckley sank a jumper with two seconds left to provide the winning margin in Stone Bridge’s 68-66 victory against Tuscarora.—Courtesy Photo/Bill Vocke

Stone Bridge shoots past Tuscarora in Potomac District basketball

Ben Kling tied a program record with eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 33 points in Stone Bridge High School's 68-66 victory against host Tuscarora High School in Potomac District boys' basketball action Dec. 20 in Leesburg. Evan Buckley dished 12 assists and drained the winning shot with two seconds left in regulation for the Bulldogs.

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 Tuscarora Huskies rejoice following their 28-27 victory against host Stone Bridge in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Road warrior Huskies nip top-seed Bulldogs, make state semifinals

The Tuscarora Huskies are getting into a pretty good habit. Each of the past two Fridays, the Huskies went to Ashburn to face higher-seeded opponents in the Region 5C playoffs, both of whom had beaten Tuscarora in the regular season, and both with more wins than the Huskies. Still, the boys from Leesburg found ways to vanquish Broad Run and Stone Bridge.

The Tuscarora Huskies celebrate their 28-27 win over the host Stone Bridge Bulldogs.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora outlasts Stone Bridge to claim Region 5C title

For 2017, the Tuscarora Huskies are the football champions of Region 5C after a tense back-and-forth 28-27 victory at the home of the region’s top seed, previously undefeated Stone Bridge. The decisive blow Friday afternoon in a game of blows was junior running back Leron West barreling into the end zone from eight yards out with 1:58 to play. Sophomore kicker Max Skirkanich's extra point made the difference.

Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will square off for the second time this season Nov. 24 in the Region 5C championship game. The Bulldogs edged the Huskies 14-13 in the first meeting.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

To reign the region: Bulldogs, Huskies dogfight gets a rematch

Last time these two teams played, it meant a lot. It was late in the regular season, and the four-team horserace that was the Potomac District football championship was in full gallop. John Champe and Broad Run were jockeying for position when unbeaten Stone Bridge and one-loss Tuscarora squared off in Leesburg.

Stone Bridge senior Daniel Thompson hauls in one of his three first-half touchdown receptions. Thompson and the Bulldogs defeated John Champe 45-22 to earn a spot in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Stone Bridge rolls past Champe to ease into region final

Like they’d done so often before, on so many similarly cold late-November nights, the fans filed in to Stone Bridge High School’s F.H. Furr Field to witness the Bulldogs engage in a playoff showdown. Like those fans had seen so often before, the Bulldogs came away with a convincing playoff victory. Stone Bridge used three first-half touchdown grabs by senior Daniel Thompson and a pair of defensive scores to oust John Champe 45-22 in the region’s semifinal round Nov. 17 in Ashburn.

Stone Bridge and Tuscarora will square off for the second time this season next weekend in the Region 5C championship game.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Stone Bridge, Tuscarora advance in Region 5C football playoffs

The Stone Bridge Bullodgs and the Tuscarora Huskies punched their tickets for the Region 5C football championship game following semifinal victories Friday night. No. 1 seed Stone Bridge defeated No. 5 John Champe 45-22 and No. 3 Tuscarora held off No. 2 Broad Run for a 14-12 victory.

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.

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.


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