Monthly Archives: July 2008

Nature calls

At the Nevada state tournament in Elko, Paseo Verde player Joey Kulla was due to lead off an inning. The only problem was, Kulla had something we will describe as a “stomach ache.” “I was coaching third base and he came … Continue reading

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Sleep-walking Nevada player

Nevada manager Jim Kelly and assistant coach Josh McCollum will keep an eye on McCollum’s ball-playing son, also named Josh. Last spring at a huge travel-ball tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., young Josh had quite an adventure, Kelly said.  The Nevada player … Continue reading

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Everyone is on site, plenty going on before the games start

All of the teams arrived at the Little League Western Regional Headquarters in San Bernardino. We stopped by the headquarters on Wednesday afternoon and it was a flurry of activity, you could hear the kids in the pool and volunteers … Continue reading

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Umps get a last-minute workout before games begin

I Umpires go over rules, procedures and the field at Al Houghton Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the Little League Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino.

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New photo of Nevada state champions

Paseo Verde, the latest Little League power from Henderson, displays their championship banner. The sharp-dressed team looks like it’s posing on the Vegas strip.

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Pleasanton American wins NoCal, the field for the West is set

We have a winner and it’s Pleasanton American, a 4-1 winner on Tuesday night over Petaluma Valley. Pleasanton American will represent Northern California in the Western Regional, cinching up the final team to head to San Bernardino and Al Houghton … Continue reading

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Share your favorite things about Western Regional

We’re two days away from the first games of the Little League Western Regional Tournament, and there’s plenty to like about the environment at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino. Here’s a few that come to mind … The smell … Continue reading

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Unbeaten teams in regional

We’re still trying to track this down but these are the teams that we’ve identified with unbeaten records: Southern California, Aliso Viejo, 13-0 Nevada, Henderson Paseo Verde, 9-0 Washington, Mill Creek, 8-0 Utah, Cedar City American, 4-0

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The joys of the 50-50 raffle

I have to admit that if there’s one form of gambling I’m a true sucker for it’s the 50-50 raffle at prep football games and, of course, at the Little League Western Regional Tournament. On Sunday, I watched the parents … Continue reading

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The scramble begins to get to the West Regional

One of the things that always amazes us is how the Western Regional just sort of creeps up on people. I think part of that is the sudden realization that you’re playing in something that a lot of people pay … Continue reading

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