Fauquier and Loudoun County each took home boys basketball Christmas tournament titles and Woodbridge's girls basketball team won a big Christmas matchup with Commonwealth District rival Gar-Field to capture the Gar-Field tournament title.
In wrestling, Gar-Field's boys team came up just short in the Marshall Christmas tournament, placing second. Woodbridge placed third in the St. Stephen's wrestling tournament.
Carlton Raymond had 23 points as Fauquier captured the Manassas Kiwanis Holiday Classic, defeating Commonwealth District rival Osbourn Park, 69-60, in the championship. Fauquier beat Brentsville, 79-71, and handed defending tournament champion Culpeper its first loss in five games (58-55) to reach the final.
Osbourn Park eliminated Manassas Park (93-31) and Stonewall Jackson (82-70) en route to the final. In Osbourn Park's win over Manassas Park, 6-4 junior Chuck Robinson, younger brother of former Naval Academy basketball standout David Robinson, had 20 points, connecting on nine of 11 shots from the floor.
Loudourn Valley won the Loudoun County Christmas tournament with victories over Loudoun County and Broad Run. Standout guard Chris Leonard scored 33 points in the championship, an 84-69 triumph over Broad Run. Leonard had 63 points in the two-game tournament, pushing him over the 1,000-point mark for his career. Broad Run, which defeated Park View to reach the finals, was led by Chip Garcznski and Tim Jackson, with 18 and 17 points respectively.
Woodbridge came up short in the I-95 tournament at Woodbridge, losing to Robinson in the finals, 66-59, Jay Brown had 18 points to lead the Vikings in the championship contest. The Vikings defeated Potomac, 83-77, in the first round.
Guard Rebecca Wakefield (see profile) was named tournament MVP as she led Woodbrdige to the Gar-Field Invitational title. The Vikings, who have won their first nine games, degeated T.C. Williams, Osbourn Park and Gar-Field on consecutive days to win the championship.
Wakefield's 20 points led Woodbridge to the 60-50 championship victory over rival Gar-Field. Gar-Field was led by Jackie Carter's 21 points, but foul trouble hurt the Indians' cuase in the second half.
Osbourn Park, led by Cassie Mullenix's 12 points and eight rebounds, defeated Brookline of Massachusetts, 49-38 in the opening round, Stonewall Jackson, which lost to Gar-Field in the semifinals, defeated Edison of Fairfax County, 57-40. Raiders Staci Hutchins and Jennifer Karl led the way with 14 points each.
Gar-Field and Woodbridge each had strong performances in Chirstmas tournaments, but could not claim the first place trophy.
The Indians, despite placing six wrestlers in the final round, were edged out by host Marshall of Fairfax County in the Marshall Christmas tournament, 158.5-154.5. Kuan Sragaow (119 pounds) and Kevin Haller (98) each won titles for Gar-Field, while Greg Simcic (185), danny Short (138), Kenny Kerr (145) and Butch Eicher (132) were runnerups.
Woodbridge finished third in the St. Stephen's tournament thanks to individual championships from four wrestlers. Lake Braddock of Burke won the tournament with a total of 167 and Yorktown of Arlington finished second with 159.5. The Vikings' total of 122.5 was 29 points ahead of fourth place Langley. Shannon Hazzard (126 pounds), A. J. Johnson (167), Ben Ramirez (185) and Reggie Mincey (unlimited) won individual crowns for Woodbridge.