The pairings for the Nebraska American Legion Class A Area tournaments have been released.
The tournaments starts July 19th and runs through July 23. The top two teams from each area in the double-elimination tournament advance to state.
The Class A state tournament, divided into two divisions, will start July 28 with the American Division being played at Creighton Prep and the National Division in Kearney.
Three area teams are in the Area 1 bracket with Millard Sox Black as the host. The tournament will be played at Seymour Smith Field. No. 1 seed KB Building Services (Omaha Westside) will play Bryan Post 339 in the opening round, while No. 2 seed OrthoNebraska (Elkhorn) faces five seed DJ’s Dugout (Bellevue East) and No. 3 seed Pinnacle Bank (Papillion-La Vista) plays No. 4 seed Millard Sox Black.
Winners of OrthoNebraska-DJ’s Dugout and Pinnacle Bank-Millard Sox Black play in the second round, while loser of Pinnacle Bank-Millard Sox Black faces the winner of KB Building Services-Bryan Post 339. Losers will move to the losers bracket.
In Area 2, played at Millard South, the host, No. 1 seed Roof Tech (Millard West) and No. 6 seed Pyramid Roofing (Omaha North) open the tournament. No. 2 seed DC Electric (Bellevue West) and No. 5 seed Five Points Bank (Creighton Prep No. 2) face off with No. 3 seed Fifty-Two’s (Millard South) and No. 4 seed Four Aces Kwik Shop (Omaha Central) playing each other.
Winners of DC Electric-Five Points Bank and Fifty-Two’s-Four Aces play each other in second round, while Roof Tech-Pyramid Roofing winner plays loser of Fifty-Two’s-Four Aces.
Area 3 with be played at Omaha South with Jordan’s Studio (Omaha South) as host. No. 1 seed C&H Construction (Omaha Burke) plays No. 6 seed SOS Heating and Cooling (Ralston). No. 2 seed Woodhouse Navy (Elkhorn South) faces No. 5 seed Mack Bros. (Omaha Northwest), while No. 3 seed Jordan’s Studio and No. 4 seed Medicine Man Pharmacy (Omaha Skutt) play each other.
Winners of the latter two play each other in the second round, while the loser of Jordan’s Studio-Medicine Man plays the winner of C&H Construction-SOS Heating and Cooling.
Amerilawn (Papillion-La Vista South) is the host site for Area 4. No. 1 seed Big Fred’s (Millard North) and No. 6 seed Woodhouse Gold (Elkhorn South) start off the first round. No. 2 seed Five Point Bank Blue (Creighton Prep) and No. 5 seed Millard Sox Gold then play while No. 3 seed DiGiorgio’s (Gross Catholic) and No. 4 seed Amerilawn round out the first round.
Winners of Five Points-Millard Sox Gold and DiGiorgio’s-Amerilawn face in the second round, while the loser of DiGiorgio’s-Amerilawn play the winner of Big Fred’s-Woodhouse in the second round.
Columbus is the host site for Area 6. No. 1 seed Fremont takes on No. 6 seed Norfolk to open the tournament. No. 2 seed Gretna Post 216 and No. 5 seed Home Federal (Grand Island) play while No. 3 seed Columbus and No. 4 seed Waverly play to round out the first round.
The winner of Gretna Post 216-Home Federal and Columbus-Waverly play in the second round, while the loser of Columbus-Waverly play the winner of Fremont-Norfolk.
•Primetime Sporting Goods (Platteview) will host the Area 2 Tournament in Springfield at Buffalo Park along with Ashland, Concordia, EMN, Lincoln Lutheran, Wahoo State Bank and Waverly.
The Trojans, as the first seed, have a first-round bye. They will face the winner of No.5 seed Ashland and No. 4 seed Wahoo on Saturday. Rounding out the rest of the bracket, No. 3 Lincoln Lutheran and No. 6 EMN face off while No. 7 seed Waverly and No. 2 seed Concordia play each other.
The winner of each will play in the second round, while the loser's of the first round will play through the loser's bracket. The top two from Area 2 will advance to the Class B State Tournament in Gering.