District Little League tourneys due


District Little League Tournaments in two age groups begin Saturday.

The District III 9-10 Tournament runs June 29-July 6 at Montesano’s Nelson Field. The district Major League (11-12) tourney also begins Saturday, at Stan Hedwall Park in Chehalis.

The district 10-11 tournament, planned for Aberdeen’s Failor Field, opens July 6.

Unlike the Tournament of Champions events currently under way, winners of district tournaments advance to state competition. The state 9-10 tournament begins July 13 at Whidbey Island. The 10-11 event starts July 20 at Gig Harbor and the state major league tournament begins July 13 at Salmon Creek.

Only six teams are entered in the district major league tournament, with Aberdeen and Elma among those not fielding entries.

District pairings:

9-10

At Montesano

Saturday

11 a.m. — Chehalis vs. Larch Mountain. 1:30 p.m. — Aberdeen vs. Centralia. 4 p.m. — Montesano vs. Capitol.

Sunday

11 a.m. — Patriot vs. winner Larch Mountain-Chehalis. 1:30 p.m. — Winner Aberdeen-Chehalis vs. winner Montesano-Capitol. 4 p.m. — Loser Aberdeen-Chehalis vs. loser Montesano-Capitol.

10-11

At Aberdeen

July 6

5 p.m. — Centralia vs. Chehalis. 7 p.m. — Aberdeen vs. Elma.

July 7

5 p.m. — Capitol vs. winner Centralia-Chehalis. 7 p.m. — Loser Centralia-Chehalis vs. loser Aberdeen-Elma.

11-12

Saturday

5 p.m. — Chehalis vs. Willapa Harbor. 7 p.m. — Montesano vs. Capitol.

Sunday

5 p.m. — Centralia vs. winner Chehalis-Willapa Harbor. 7 p.m. — Larch Mountain vs. winner Montesano-Capitol.