Reaching for the stars

Northridge City Little League's team of 11- and 12-year-old boys has rolled through three post-season tournaments to become the Southern California champions. They are now one round away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. They begin play in the Western Region tournament against a team from Utah this afternoon in San Bernardino. "It's exciting for the players and the coaches, too," manager Kevin Shaw told the Daily News. "It's like we've just arrived at Disneyland. I don't know who's out here, but if we play the same way we've been playing, I like our chances."

Update: Northridge won its first game 9-1 in front of 1,400 fans. The Daily News has a photo gallery online.

Western Region games coverage
KPCC audio report
San Bernardino Sun special web report

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