BaseballLake Braddock (17-1, 12-0 Patriot)
The Bruins are a lock for the conference’s No. 1 seed in next week’s playoff. Lake Braddock only has two games remaining on its district schedule and owns a three-game lead over second-place South County. The challenge for the Bruins going forward is to not let up, and avoid an early tournament exit at the hands of a Lee or Annandale.
Stone Bridge (14-4, 11-1 Liberty)
The Liberty is gauntlet, laden with five teams that could claim the conference title at the end of the season. However, Stone Bridge stands above the rest with its conference record. The Bulldogs could slip to a No. 2 seed in next week’s playoffs, but regardless of where they are in the tournament they will be contenders.
Westfield (14-4, 7-2 Concorde)
Since a 3-1 loss to Robinson in mid-April, the Bulldogs have been unbeatable. They are on a seven-game winning streak, which includes a 1-0 avenging of their loss to Robinson. Friday’s game against Oakton should seal a bye in the Concorde playoffs.
McLean (11-5, 8-2 Liberty)
Despite its strong conference record, the Highlanders are second in the Liberty. McLean overcame an early season slump to dish out quality wins throughout the season. McLean’s final game against Langley on Friday should lock them in as the No. 2 seed in the district.
Centreville (14-4, 5-3 Concorde)
The Concorde has shown its right up there with the Liberty and Patriot. Centreville’s loss to Westfield nearly secures the No. 1 seed for the Bulldogs, but a second bye is up for grabs. The Wildcats could own it with a victory against Chantilly on Friday.
SoftballLake Braddock (17-0, 12-0 Patriot)
It’s nearly mid-May and the Bruins remain unbeaten. They should enter the district tournament as the No. 1 seed. Their deep, experienced roster is primed for a deep tournament run.
Stone Bridge (16-2, 12-1 Liberty)
McLean is nipping at the Bulldogs’ heels, but its conference mark should put Stone Bridge in control of the Liberty’s top playoff seed. An 11-1 win against Marshall on Tuesday shows that although recent games have been more competitive, the Bulldogs still know how to blowout an opponent.
McLean (13-4, 11-2 Liberty)
Since their 12-0 loss to O’Connell, the Highlanders have taken the lessons learned from that game and turned it into a six-game winning streak. They sit in second in the Liberty, and should own the spot when next week’s playoffs start.
South County (17-2, 12-1 Patriot)
South County is in second place in the Patriot by virtue of one loss. Although they have the same amount of wins as first-place Lake Braddock, their 3-2 loss to the Bruins has them in the No. 2 hole.
Oakton (10-5, 8-1 Concorde)
A mini-slump at the start of May dented Oakton’s record, but the Cougars have overcome it with a 9-3 victory against Centreville on Tuesday night. With two games remaining, Oakton likely will seal a bye and No. 1 seed in next week’s Concorde tournament.