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VIDEO: Woolsey honors Petaluma National Little League team in Congress

Here's a link to the video of Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, reading the names and accomplishments of the Petaluma National All-stars into the Congressional Record.

By | September 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woolsey to honor Petaluma Little Leaguers in Congress

By CHRIS SMITH THE PRESS DEMOCRAT For once, Rep. Lynn Woolsey will face no opposition when she stands in the House Chamber next Monday to recite something she deems historic. It's the roster of the Petaluma National all-star team that shone in the Little League World Series. Woolsey pledges to read each player's name into [...]

By | September 6th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments

Petaluma experience inspires Uganda donations

Watching the Uganda Little League team play their newfound sport on the world's biggest youth baseball stage brought tears to Kim Coleman's eyes.

By | September 5th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments

Petaluma Little Leaguers still living the dream

Maybe a year from now this will all make sense to them. Maybe. Might take 10 years. Might take longer. Who knows? On Sunday, adults scrambled to get autographs from 12- and 13-year old kids, and so when the natural order of the hero-seeking universe is reversed like that, no wonder the Petaluma Little Leaguers stood onstage at Walnut Park a bit dumbfounded

By | September 5th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments

Petaluma’s young baseball heroes honored

The Petaluma National Little League team that played for the U.S. championship was treated to a hero's welcome Sunday in a parade and celebration that filled the streets of their hometown.

By | September 5th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments

Parental pride transcends their kids’ baseball success

Almost to a person, the Petaluma families were of one mind when they got to South Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. They were thrilled with the accomplishment, and needed nothing more. If Petaluma National were to lose its first two games, they were OK with it.

By | August 31st, 2012|Petaluma hometown, South Williamsport|0 Comments

Plenty of fun, camaraderie beyond the competition

Yes, baseball was the mass around which all things revolved at the Little League World Series, but there were plenty of other diversions to amuse the Petaluma National all-stars.

By | August 31st, 2012|South Williamsport|0 Comments

Souvenir sections inside Argus-Courier and Press Democrat

To celebrate the amazing journey of the Petaluma National team to the U.S. championship game of the 2012 Little League World Series, there are special souvenir sections inside two local newspapers this week. See today's Aug. 30 edition of the Petaluma Argus-Courier for a complete section (at left) ; copies are also available for purchase [...]

By | August 31st, 2012|Petaluma hometown, South Williamsport|0 Comments

Sunday’s parade ‘all about the boys’

Petaluma will honor the boys of Petaluma National with a parade at 1 p.m. Sunday that’s “all about the boys,” said Marie McCusker of the Petaluma Downtown Association. The parade starts at Walnut Park and follows the traditional Butter & Egg Days route: Fourth Street into Kentucky, then right on Washington Street, returning to the [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments

Outpouring of community pride greets team’s return

When Petaluma National’s motorcade reached the boys’ hometown Monday upon their return from the Little League World Series, the communal affection for the team that has been mounting for weeks reached a crescendo.

By | August 30th, 2012|Petaluma hometown|0 Comments