High school softball postseason begins

District play for Iowa high school softball begins next week. Here are the matchups for area teams:

Class 1A, Region 4

Nashua-­Plainfield travels Monday, July 3, for a 5:30 p.m. first-round game against host Dunkerton. The winner will play Clarksville on the Indians’ home field at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.

The Huskies could face Rockford or Riceville in round three.

Rockford will host Riceville in the first round at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3.

North Butler starts its play in the second round at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at home. The Bearcats will play the winner of the Monday, July 3, game between Northwood-Kensett and North Iowa.

The other teams in the Region 4 bracket are Janesville, Tripoli, Bishop Garrigan, West Hancock, Newman Catholic and West Bend­Mallard.

Class 4A, Region 4

In Class 4A, Charles City will wait for the first round winner of Independence and Wahlert Catholic.  The Comets will host at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

The other teams in Region 4 are Western Dubuque, Independence, Decorah,  Benton Community, and Wahlert Catholic.