Playoff matchups, times set for Tuesday

The Class 4 Northwestern District quarterfinals will take place on Tuesday for baseball, softball and soccer, and all contests will feature Winchester and Frederick County schools competing against each other.

The Class 4 Northwestern District quarterfinals are split into West and East pods. Handley, James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando are in the West and Culpeper County, Fauquier, Kettle Run and Liberty are in the East. In the semifinals, the top remaining seed from each pod will take on the lowest remaining seed from the other pod. The following are the West matchups:

Baseball: No. 4 Handley (2-10, 0-10 district) at No. 1 Millbrook (11-1, 9-1), 6 p.m.; No. 3 Sherando (7-5, 6-4) at No. 2 James Wood (9-3, 8-2), 6 p.m.

Softball: No. 4 Handley (1-10, 0-10) at No. 1 James Wood (9-3, 8-2) at Franklin Field in Stonewall Park, 4 p.m.; No. 3 Millbrook (6-6, 4-6) at No. 2 Sherando (6-6, 6-4), 6 p.m.

Boys’ Soccer: No. 4 Handley (0-7-3) at No. 1 James Wood (10-0) 5 p.m.; No. 3 Sherando (6-4) at No. 2 Millbrook (7-3), 6 p.m.

Girls’ Soccer: No. 4 Millbrook (4-4-2) at No. 1 James Wood (8-0-2), 7 p.m.; No. 3 Sherando (5-5) at No. 2 Handley (6-3-1), 4:30 p.m.

Millbrook coordinator of student activities Scott Mankins wrote in an email on Friday that with COVID crowd restrictions now lifted at the state and local level, there are no capacity limits for attendance or per-person ticket purchase limits in Frederick County. Mankins also said that masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated.

Tickets for the Northwestern District postseason events are $6.

Additionally, four local teams will compete in the Region 4C tennis semifinals on Tuesday. The following are the matchups:

Boys’ tennis: Broad Run at Handley (at Lowry Tennis Courts), 2 p.m.; James Wood at Dominion, 3 p.m.

Girls’ tennis: Loudoun County at Sherando, 3 p.m.; Handley at Loudoun Valley, 3 p.m.


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