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No cooling off chili-hot Louisiana as it won its sixth straight and shut down Willemstad Curaco, 8-0, Sunday afternoon for the 72nd annual International Little League World Series championship at Lamade Stadium

By Arnie Leshin  There was no doubt. It was all Southwest Region champion Louisianaemerging as also the Little League Baseball World Series champions. From an opening loss, the youngsters from River Edge and the Eastbank LL won its last six games, capping it off by dominating Caribbean Region champions from …

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Rain forces West Region champion Hawaii and Mid-Atlantic Region champion New Jersey to postpone its United States Bracket in the fifth inning, with undefeated Hawaii leading 6-0

By Arnie Leshin  It was expected that perhaps Mid-Atlantic Region champion New Jersey might be able to challenge  defending champion, Hawaii, the West Region winner,  but it never worked out when only a fifthinning rain delay slowed down the Wailuku East Maui domination.   It was 6-0 Hawaii when the …

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New look Capital High can boast of depth, more size, speed, experience and junior running back Luke Padilla as the main weapon on offense as well as new Nike jerseys with silver numbers

By Arnie Leshin  In his three decades of coaching football, Bill Moon always hesitated when it came to adding freshmen to his varsity roster. Then along came running back Luke Padilla.   “I thought Padilla was something special,” he had said, “and so even though he’s young and lacks experience, …

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Rain, rain went away and it was a full day of games Friday in the 72nd annual International Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Seven games were played, with Virginia, South Korea, Minnesota, Japan, Hawaii, Mexico, New Jersey victorious, as was Curaco Thursday in the only contest played on the rainy, windy opening day

By Arnie Leshin  On Thursday’s day one of the 72nd annual International Little League World Series, only one game was played before the skies emptied and never let up, causing the rest of the schedule to be postponed.   But Friday, it was a switch in weather in Williamsport, Pa., …

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Only opener was played when weather conditions shut down the remaining first-day games in the 72nd annual Little League Baseball World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Thursday

By Arnie Leshin  The first game of the 72nd annual Little League Baseball World Series was the only one played as the weather became windy and the rain began falling heavily Thursday at Williamsport, Pa.   But the opener did start and finish as Shendrion Martinus of the Caribbean Region’s …

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Vince Carter, a class guy, elite basketball player, and honored by Mainland, his Daytona Beach high school, that in 1995, he paved the way for its first state hoops championship in 56 years Mainland basketball court renamed Vince Carter Athletic Center, with a statue of him in front, and now at age 42, he’s playing his 22nd and final NBA season, a record for the league, and will receive kudos wherever he plays

By Arnie Leshin  It was the stretch run of the 1995 high school basketball season in Florida, and down in Fort Lauderdale, the Dillard High kids had no interest in the spring breaks that occurred, they didn’t hang around at the beach.   What was special to the boy’s basketball …

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Underdog Italy, the Europe-Africa champion, handed Hawaii its first defeat, 4-2, and gained today’s semifinals of the annual Little League Girls Softball World Series in Portland, Ore.

By Arnie Leshin  Italy, the Europe-Africa champion, saved its best for its biggest moment as it stunned previously undefeated West Region power Hawaii, 4-2, last night to advance to tonight’s semifinals of the annual Little League Girls Softball World Series.   This looked like it would be mismatch before theteams …

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The final six United States Little League Region Baseball champions should be known by late Saturday night, with Southwest winner Louisiana and Southeast winner Virginia already in the field

By Arnie Leshin  Six of the eight United States Little League Baseball Regions are still looking to send their respective champions to join Louisiana and Virginia at the 72nd LL World Series in Williamsport, Pa., but by late Saturday night, the entire field will be revealed.   Southwest Region champion …

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