Three Knox County Junior Legion teams are hoping to extend their season with strong play at their respective area tournaments beginning Friday.
In the Class C Area 1 tournament in Neligh, second-seeded Bloomfield/Wausa takes on the seventh seed, Crofton in a first round battle of Knox County teams. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at Neligh's Riverside Park.
Creighton looks to come out on top of a strong seven-team bracket in the Class C Area 2 tournament in Albion. The three seed, Creighton takes on sixth-seeded Logan View in a first round matchup scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Championship games for both tournaments are scheduled for Tuesday, with the winners of each area earning a bid to the state tournament next weekend, hosted by Tri-County.