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Tim Montgomery, Williamsport football’s winningest coach, dies

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Thomas Charles Montgomery, known as “Tim” or “Coach” by friends and family, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday at 74, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Kane, Pennsylvania, the “Icebox of Pennsylvania” and earned ...

Mexico blanks Canada

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Here’s a closer look at Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon’s 5-0 win over Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Friday at Volunteer Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: The game could have gotten out of hand early for Canada, but the right arm of starting pitcher Matt Shanley wouldn’t allow it to. He loaded the ...

Garcia’s double lifts New Jersey

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A closer look at the Elizabeth, New Jersey’s 6-2 win over Salem, Oregon, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Sal Garcia’s fifth-inning double — Oregon led New Jersey, 2-1, and was five outs from victory when Garcia started changing the game’s complexion and ignited a big ...

Hawaii’s Pascual stifled Louisiana’s rallies

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A closer look at the Wailuki, Hawaii, 5-2 win over River Ridge, Louisiana, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Logan Kuloloia’s first-inning RBI infield single — Hawaii had the bases loaded with two outs in the first inning of a game it trailed 1-0 when Kuloloia came to bat. He ...

Knutson’s diving catch helps secure Minnesota’s win

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A closer look at the 2-1 Coon Rapids, Minnesota, win over Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Jaxon Knutson’s Ozzie Smith impersonation — Kentucky had the tying runner on second and go-ahead runner at first when, Knutson flew through the air like ...

Virginia trio combine on no-hitter to beat Rhode Island

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A closer look at the 3-0 South Riding, Virginia, win over Barrington, Rhode Island, on Friday at Lamade Stadium as Justin Lee, Liam Thyen and Chase Obstgarten combined on a no-hitter. PLAY OF THE GAME: Brady Yates’s go-ahead home run — Alex Anderson pitched a fantastic game for Rhode ...

Series begins with unnecessary controversy

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What should have been a light-hearted beginning to the most important week of the year for Little League Baseball, instead began with an unnecessary controversy. In one of those deep sigh kind of “what now?” moments, Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener was forced to address ...

Carvajal nails down Cutters win in Auburn

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Rafael Carvajal struck out five over two hitless innings to earn his second save of the season as the Williamsport Crosscutters defeated the Auburn Doubledays, 3-2, Thursday night. On the day it was revealed Logan O’Hoppe, Kendall Simmons, Corbin Williams and Bryson Stott were all named to ...

Freking helped Minnesota get to Series

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, second baseman Maddie Freking will become the 19th female player to compete at the Little League World Series when she plays against Bowling Green, Kentucky, today. That is quite an achievement, but the Coon Rapids Andover American Little League will remember her, not ...

Nittany Lion offensive line expecting a lot

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STATE COLLEGE — At 6-foot-6, 324 pounds, Penn State redshirt freshman left tackle Rasheed Walker is a mountain of a man. Walker, who is expected to start this season for the Nittany Lions after the departure of Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern to the NFL from last season’s team, has ...

Bowdens have 3 generations from the LL World Series

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Royce Bowden once was the fastest player competing at the Little League World Series. While his Hampton, Virginia, team lost its lone 1954 Little League World Series game, Bowden did not leave empty-handed, winning the speed race at the event’s Skills Competition. That is one of many fond ...

Goodnight’s presence still with team

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Bowling Green East Little League’s most valuable player cannot be labeled via position. He is not at shortstop, not on the mound, not at the plate smashing mammoth home runs. Mason Goodnight is everywhere. Goodnight played with the Bowling Green Little Leaguers growing up, establishing ...

Maddox Louque providing team with inspiration

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His IV bag still attached, Maddox Louque could not be stopped. Less than two weeks after receiving a stem cell transplant, the 9-year-old was bouncing through the hospital hallways playing baseball against the staff’s nurses. Louque has fought the nastiest of fights since 2016, but he is ...

Martha’s 2-run homer helps Curacao pull away in win

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A closer look at Willemstad, Curacao’s 11-0, four-inning win over Sydney, New South Wales on Thursday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Curley Martha’s two-run home run — The first home run of the Series pushed Curacao closer to a mercy-rule result with a 9-0 lead, ...

Sprague LL never advanced beyond states prior to 2019

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Salem may be Oregon’s second-largest city, but it often appeared small on the Little League Baseball scale. The population approaches 165,000, but Salem features only five Little League programs. Not surprisingly, the Sprague Little League in Salem did not have much history entering the ...

With long layoff before LLWS, scrimmages can be scarce

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Before Thursday afternoon, Cronulla Little League out of Sydney, New South Wales hadn’t played a meaningful game in more than two months. The undefeated Australian region champions were the first team to qualify for the Little League World Series on June 10 with a 5-2 win over Ryde Red Little ...

South wraps up successful summer with win at World Series

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The South Williamsport all-stars finished off their Little League Softball World Series run with a 6-1 win over Mexico City in a consolation game Wednesday afternoon. South Williamsport took command of the game by putting up two-spots across three consecutive innings. The ...