BEATRICE – The softball season has flown by for area schools and beginning Thursday, they begin their quest for a state championship in district play.
DISTRICT B-1 FEATURING NEBRASKA CITY AND PLATTSMOUTH
The bracket in B-1 will take place at Crown & Wager Field in Ralston with all play beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. On Crown Field at that time, it will be #3 Ralston and #6 Plattsmouth, and at Wager, it will be #4 Omaha Gross Catholic and #5 Nebraska City. #1 Gretna received a first round bye and will play the winner of this matchup at 12 p.m. on Wager. The final game on Thursday will be #2 Omaha Skutt Catholic against #7 Platteview. That will be at 12 p.m. on Crown Field.
DISTRICT B-4 FEATURING BEATRICE, CRETE, NORRIS AND YORK
The District B-4 bracket will be located at Hannibal Park in Beatrice. At 11 a.m., on Field 3, #3 Crete plays #6 Seward and #4 Norris will face #5 Waverly at on Field 1. The winner will play #1 York at 1 p.m. on Field 3. At 1 p.m. #2 Lincoln Pius X will play #7 Beatrice on Field 3.
DISTRICT C-1 FEATURING CONESTOGA, FALLS CITY, AUBURN, FREEMAN AND SYRACUSE
District C-1 competitors will travel to Syracuse to the Syracuse Sports Complex. Action begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday on both Fields C and D. On C, #3 Auburn battles #6 Freeman and on D, #4 Cass County Central plays #5 Ashland-Greenwood. The winner on Field D will play #1 Conestoga at noon on Field D. The final game will be #2 Falls City and #7 Syracuse, playing on Field C at 12 p.m.
DISTRICT C-3 FEATURING WILBER-CLATONIA, MILFORD, FAIRBURY AND SOUTHERN
Welch Field in Milford will be the host site for District C-3 Softball. It begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday with #4 Wilber-Clatonia and #5 Milford on Field 1. The winner will play #1 Raymond Central at 12:45 p.m. On Field 2, #3 Aquinas Catholic will play #6 Fairbury at 11 a.m. and #2 Malcolm will face off with #7 Southern at 12:45 p.m.
DISTRICT C-4 FEATURING FILLMORE CENTRAL-EXETER-MILLIGAN AND FRIEND
District C-4 Softball will take place at the Central City Softball Fields in Central City. The 10 a.m. games on Thursday include #3 Centennial vs. #6 Blue Hill on Field 1 and #4 Fillmore Central-Exeter-Milligan vs. #5 St. Paul on Field 2. The winner on Field 2 will play #1 Twin River at noon on Field 1. The final matchup will be #2 Central City against #7 Friend at 12 p.m .on Field 2.