FRONT ROYAL — Caden Ganczak earned medalist honors as James Wood scored a 166-175 Class 4 Northwestern District golf victory over Millbrook on Thursday at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club.

Ganczak fired a 3-over 39 over nine holes to edge Millbrook’s Nick Gressley, who shot a 40.

Other James Wood scorers: Luke Davis 42, Drake Reese 42, Braenden Crawford 43.

Other Millbrook scorers: William Croyle 43, Jack Muldowney 44, Jack Hersey 48.

Volleyball: Millbrook 3, Kettle Run 0

WINCHESTER — Millbrook remained unbeaten as the Pioneers swept away Kettle Run 25-18, 25-12, 25-16 on Thursday.

Millbrook improved to 8-0 overall, 4-0 district.

Millbrook leaders: Madelyn White 12 kills, 5 aces; Ariel Helmick 13 kills; Madison Koeller 20 assists.

Handley 3, Liberty 1

WINCHESTER — Handley netted its first Class 4 Northwestern District victory of the season with a 25-16, 25-10, 22-25, 25-18 triumph against Liberty on Thursday.

The Judges improved to 4-5 overall, 1-2 district.

Handley leaders: Lindsay Pifer 23 assists, 22 digs, 11 kills, 5 aces; Izzy Manheimer 9 kills.

Cross Country: Handley sweeps Liberty

BEALETON — The Handley boys won 17-45 and the girls defeated a Liberty team that only had four runners in Class 4 Northwestern District dual meet action on Wednesday.

Ryan Stickley won by 12 seconds in a 3.1-mile time of 18 minutes and 19.7 seconds for the Handley boys. Liberty’s Kayla Lopez won the girls’ race by 30 seconds in 21:39.1.

Other Handley boys’ scorers: 2. Pierce Francis 18:31.3; 3. Will Pardue 19:21.3; 5. Max Ware 19:34.6; 6. Jack Justice 19:35.9.

Handley girls’ scorers: 3. Mikayla Freimuth 23:19.2; 4. Peyton Duvall 23:22.5; 5. Sarah Roberson 23:36; 6. Mia Kern 23:57.6; 9. Bella Balio 25:23.6.

Men’s soccer: SU 3, Southern Virginia 2, OT

BUENA VISTA — Freshman Nathan Yared scored with 14 seconds remaining in the first sudden victory overtime period to give Shenandoah University (4-2) the win over Southern Virginia (1-5).

The Hornets rallied twice in the contest, which was scoreless through 60 minutes. With his team trailing 1-0, SU’s Niclas Vavra scored on a header off a corner kick to tie match at the 75:07 mark. The Knights went ahead on a goal at the 80:50 mark, but 30 seconds later SU freshman Jasson Acosta fired in a shot that caromed off the left post into the right side of the net.

Connor Robles set up Yared for the game-winner with a cross into the middle of the box, where Yared volleyed it past Southern Virginia keeper Spencer Young for the game-winner.

Dylan Johnson had five saves for the Hornets, while Young had six for the Knights. Warren Moses and Peyson Webster scored for Southern Virginia.

Women’s tennis: Southern Virginia 5, SU 4

BUENA VISTA — Shenandoah University trailed 2-1 after doubles and could not make up the deficit in dropping its season-opener on Wednesday.

Natalia García Molina and Jahveesha Combs teamed for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles and each won at singles. Combs won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2. Garcia Molina dropped the first set 6-4, but won the second 6-4 and captured a tiebreaker 10-5 for the win at No. 1.

No. 3 Ariella Stepleman also needed a third set tiebreaker, winning 6-4, 5-7 and 10-6 (in the tiebreaker).

Compiled by Robert Niedzwiecki and Walt Moody

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