NSAA Softball District Tournament Schedule

HASTINGS – A trio of northeast Nebraska high school softball programs have advanced to the Class C District Tournament slated for this weekend.

According to a release from the NSAA, NEN (Wisner-Pilger/Pender), Guardian Angels Central Catholic and Ponca will all be in action on Friday, October 7.

#6 NEN (21-8), #12 GACC (18-10) and #13 Ponca (18-7) all earned one of the six wildcards as each team competed in the C-3 Subdistrict earlier this week on Monday.

NEN defeated Ponca, 7-2 before falling to the Subdistrict champion Bishop Neumann, 9-6 in the finals. GACC topped Southern/Diller-Odell, 10-0 but lost to the eventual champion Bishop Neumann, 6-1 in the semifinal round as again Ponca suffered a first round loss to NEN of 7-2.

The District Final round will be a best two-of-three series format.

#6 NEN will host #11 St. Paul (20-9) from Wisner River Park starting at noon; #12 GACC will visit #5 Malcolm (23-9) at 1 p.m. and #13 Ponca will take on #4 Central City (22-3) on the road beginning at noon also on Friday.

Other Class C District Final games will be #1 Hastings St. Cecilia vs. #16 Filmore Central/Exeter-Milligan/Friend at noon on Friday; #2 Yutan/Meat vs. #15 Falls City at 12:30 p.m. on Friday; #3 Bishop Neumann vs. #14 Chadron at 11 a.m. on Friday; #7 Gothenburg vs. #10 Polk County at noon on Saturday and #8 Milford vs. #9 Aquinas Catholic at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The 2022 Class A, B and C State Softball Championships are slated for Wednesday, October 12 – Friday, October 14 in Hastings.