Plenty of action is in store on area baseball and softball diamonds Friday, particularly for Iola, Humboldt and Yates Center high schools.
Humboldt is the site of the Walter Johnson Baseball Tournament. In addition to Humboldt and Iola, Yates Center and Neodesha are scheduled to take part.
The Cubs host Yates Center at 10 a.m. Friday at Walter Johnson Field. Iola takes on Neodesha at about noon.
The losers of the two preliminary games will play at about 2:45 p.m. for third place. The winners are expected to face off at about 5 o’clock for the championship.
THE ANNUAL Lindsey Friederich Memorial Softball Tournament will be at Yates Center’s sports complex.
Yates Center hosts Iola at noon in the opening game, followed by Humboldt and Neodesha at about 2 o’clock.
Just like in the baseball tournament, the losers of the first two games will play for third place, followed by the championship game.
All game times — aside from the openers — are approximate. Each subsequent game will begin 30 minutes after the previous one is completed.