The Little League World Series U.S. champion banner that arrived this week and reportedly will be officially presented to Mountain Ridge on July 6, to hang somewhere in the city where locals and victors alike can view it, has no reasonable place here.
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Washington Nationals all-star outfielder Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native, and members of the Mountain Ridge Little League team threw out the first pitches before Friday’s UNLV baseball season opener.
Little League International stripped from Jackie Robinson West the U.S. championship it won by beating Mountain Ridge 7-5 in August and awarded the title to the Las Vegas team. It is an empty gesture that is neither deserved nor, by most, welcomed.
Little League Baseball on Wednesday stripped Jackie Robinson West of Chicago of its U.S. championship for using ineligible players last summer.
Little League International is investigating charges that Jackie Robinson West, the all-black team from the South Side of Chicago that beat Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge 7-5 in the U.S. Championship in August, broke residency rules to build a stacked roster.
No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter, giving “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning.
The transition from fame to normalcy continues for Kryszczuk and his Mountain Ridge Little League teammates, who on Saturday morning were honored by the city at their home park with an impressive wall, which will forever commemorate the team’s run to the United States championship game in Williamsport, Pa.
The jersey worn by Mo’ne Davis at the Little League World Series is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The NCAA has determined that UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis last month, the school announced Thursday.
When the Mountain Ridge kids were making memories in Pennsylvania, how many of us who were watching on TV were recalling our own Little League memories?
Mountain Ridge and the 15 other teams define the best Little League has to offer on the field. But the sponsorship banners flying above the park remind everyone that the Little League tournament is also big business.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman temporarily cut short a San Diego vacation to hand the Mountain Ridge Little League kids the keys to the city on the steps of city hall before a parade down the strip on Saturday morning.
The Mountain Ridge little league team returned to Las Vegas late Monday night.
The Mountain Ridge Little League team is returning from Williamsport, Penn. on Monday night from its run in the Little League World Series and the public is invited to welcome the team back to Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport.
Ashton Cave, on the last time he would manage the Las Vegas team, again proved he understood the mission of Little League baseball better than anyone.
Lorraine O’Dell was among almost two dozen family members and 200 fans gathered at a northwest Las Vegas sports bar Saturday watching a son coach and a grandson play in the biggest games of their lives, alongside an “Angel in the Outfield.”
Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge fell to Japan 5-0 in Sunday’s Little League World Series consolation game. To Las Vegans, though, they’re world champions.
Mountain Ridge fell 5-0 to Japan in the third-place game of the Little League World Series on Sunday.
The Mountain Ridge Little League team, regardless of their final finishing position, are the clear No. 2 in Nevada sports history in terms of success. And it’s not close.
Mountain Ridge was defeated by Chicago 7-5 in the U.S. Championship game of the Little League World Series on Saturday.
If coaching truly is taking a group of players where they can’t take themselves, Ashton Cave this summer set a historic standard for future Little League managers throughout Nevada to emulate.
At this point, the Little League World Series is no longer a double elimination tournament. TV calls the shots this weekend, so the undefeated teams — Mountain Ridge and South Korea — can’t afford to lose.
Frank Thomas. Jose Canseco. Zach Walters. It has never mattered who is working in the batting cage on a particular day. Austin Kryszczuk finds a seat at On Deck Baseball Academy and watches. Learns. Soaks in every swing.
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