Tekamah-Herman has the number-three seed in the Class C District 1 tournament which starts Wednesday in Arlington.
Official pairings from the Nebraska School Activities Association were released Monday, Oct. 7 Official brackets have the Tigers squaring off against Yutan/Mead in a first round contest at 10 a.m. at the Two Rivers Sports Complex.
Arlington has the number-one seed, Bishop Nuemann is slotted at number-two. Other teams in the bracket include Fort Calhoun, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder and Wahoo.
The district champion wins an automatic berth into next week’s state softball tournament set for the Bill Smith Complex at Hastings.
Tekamah-Herman hosted the East Husker Conference softball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 28, coming came away with a fifth-place finish, winning two of their three games.
The tournament began with a 6-5 loss to Highway 91, with four of the Cyclones’ runs coming off Tiger miscues.
Jadyn Fleischman took the loss for the Tigers. LeAnn Hawkins had two hits to lead the T-H offense. Maggie Sheets added a double. Other Tigers hitting safely were Halle Olsen and Greta Lindberg. Olsen scored a run while Lindberg drove in three. Hawkins scored two runs while Maggie Braniff and Lacey Petersen each scored once.
After a game off, the Tigers were rejuvenated and ready to roll and it showed in a 9-0 win over Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Hawkins got the Tigers on the board in the first inning on a solo inside-the-park home run and T-H never looked back. The homer was Hawkins’ first of the season and the Tigers’ eighth as a team and was one of her three hits that led the Tiger offense. She also scored three runs and drove in two.
Sheets, Braniff, Lindberg and Kelsey Lewis added two hits apiece. Braniff and Lewis each scored a run while Lindberg drove in two. Sheets and Braniff each drove in one.
Olsen drove in a run while Fleischman scored one. Paige Lydick, Petersen and Jenna Voskamp each scored a run for the Tigers.
Tekamah-Herman continued to roll in their final game of the tournament. A seven-run first inning helped propel them to a 10-0 win over North Bend Central in four innings.
Sheets and Braniff each had two hits to pace the Tiger offense. Braniff poled two doubles, scoring twice while driving in one. Sheets cracked a double while scoring twice and driving in one. Anna Wakehouse powered a bases-clearing double.
Other Tigers hitting safely against North Bend Central were Hawkins, Olsen, Lindberg, Fleischman and Lydick. Each scored a run, Lindberg drove in two runs while Fleischman and Lydick each drove in one.
The Tigers’ game at Madison/Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family that was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1 was cancelled due to wet fields.
Omaha Mercy spoiled a Parents Night pink-out contest at Carson Field Oct. 3, posting a 6-3 win.
Before heading into district action, the Tigers were scheduled to take part in the Yutan/Mead Invite on Saturday, Oct. 5.