BaseballMcLean (5-4, 3-0 Liberty)
Behind strong defense and pitcher Brock Hunter’s complete game, the Highlanders dealt Lake Braddock its first loss of the season. Add in the 19-0 rout of West Springfield in the previous game, and all signs point to McLean being out last week’s slump, which saw it drop three games.
Lake Braddock (9-1, 4-0 Patriot)
Tuesday’s loss to McLean is just a bump, and could teach a valuable lesson to this talented team. Last year, South County went unbeaten before losing in the state finals, so perhaps some mid-season adversity could help Lake Braddock avoid a similar fate.
Madison (6-1, 3-1 Liberty)
Before leaving for their spring break tournament in Orlando, Fla., the Warhawks left with a 10-1 win against South Lakes. At the Spring Classic in Orlando, the Warhawks have compiled a 3-0 record against teams from Tennessee, Illinois and California.
Centreville (5-0, 0-0 Concorde)
The Wildcats also traveled to Orlando, Fla., for a spring break tournament, and earned a 5-0 victory over Flint Hill before departing. Connor Bach led the team with eight strikeouts in the win.
Oakton (5-1, 0-0 Concorde)
While McLean dished out the first loss to Lake Braddock, Oakton came close to handing the Bruins one as well. On Monday, the Cougars lost 2-0 to the Bruins. But Oakton also boasts wins against McLean (7-4) and West Springfield (3-1) earlier in the week.
SoftballWestfield (4-1, 1-0 Concorde)
The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season — 7-4 to Patriot High School — last week. But on Monday, Westfield notch another in the win column by blowing out Robinson, 17-2, in their first district game of the season.
Stone Bridge (6-0, 4-0 Liberty)
Led by RBIs from Jade Fleming, Courtney Gibson, Kelly McDaniel and Niki Prince, the Bulldogs continued their unbeaten streak with an 11-7 victory against district rival Langley. Stone Bridge returns to action on Tuesday against South Lakes.
Lake Braddock (7-0, 3-0 Patriot)
The Bruins are in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a spring break tournament and have a compiled a 2-0 record while on “vacation.” Before heading to the beach, Lake Braddock dominated West Springfield (11-2) and got another district win against W.T. Woodson (5-2).
South County (9-1, 4-0 Patriot)
While their district rival Lake Braddock ran off to the beach, the Stallions stayed in the area and working hard to improve their record. At Hayfield’s spring break tournament, the Stallions went unbeaten with wins against Marshall, Herndon and West Springfield.
West Potomac (9-1, 5-0)
After dropping a game to Centreville (9-7), the Wolverines have rattled off a three-game winning streak against Annandale, Robert E. Lee and Mount Vernon. However, the team’s first game back from spring break is a doozy — it gets South County on Wednesday.