The Class B state tournament featured a thrilling extra inning softball game Thursday night at the Smith Softball Complex with the Omaha Gross Catholic Cougars sneaking by the Hastings Tigers, 12-11 in eight innings.

HASTINGS — The Class B state softball tournament got underway Wednesday at the Smith Softball Complex, and the Hastings Tigers got things off to a strong start with a 6-2 victory over the Crete Cardinals.

HASTINGS — The Hastings Tigers had complete control in a 13-0 victory over the Northwest Vikings in the Class B, District 5 championship game at the Smith Softball Complex.

The Class B, District 5 tournament will feature Northwest, Grand Island Central Catholic and Adams Central teams that have been playing great softball all season.

CENTRAL CITY — Grand Island Central Catholic won twice to claim the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament championship Friday in Central City.

Coming down the final stretch of the season, the Boone Central/Newman Grove Cardinals look to take the success they have had against the rest of Class C and make a deep postseason run.