Summer is winding down

One of the cues that the summer season is about to close up shop for another year comes from the sports world. The Little League World Series is one of the more noteworthy events of note that helps bring the summer to a close, signaling the transition from the summer days to the first day of school. With the first day of school comes high school and college football, followed by the NFL. This weekend saw a pair of college football games played while a bunch of kids from New York brought an end to their baseball season with a championship victory. Next up? MLB pennant chases and NFL kickoff. I’m not trying to rush you out the door yet, summer, but we had a good run.

Little League World Series title tops perfect season for New York

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It’s hard to win a game at a competitive level, and it is darn near impossible to win every game in front of you en route to a championship. On Sunday, however, a group of boys proved they could do the unthinkable. The dream season, a perfect season, for a group of Little League all-stars from Endwell, New York ended with a take-down of one of the top international teams, South Korea, to clinch the Little League World Series championship. It was the first title for a team from the United States since 2011 and the first time in four championship appearances the team from South Korea took a loss.

To put this into a little perspective, South Korea’s dominant team came from Seoul, with a population over 10 million. The team from Endwell, New York, a moderately short bus ride away from Williamsport, New York, has fewer than 20,000 residents. The victory also snapped a LLWS drought for the state of New York, which extended back to 1964.

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.