By DaVonte McKenith, Reporter/Weekend Producer - bio | email
Another welcome home for the Kearney Little League baseball team took place today in the Memorial Field in Kearney. The team recently returned from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Being the first Nebraska team to compete in an international competition required some well-known names to pay a visit. Governor Dave Heineman stopped by along with members from the City Council and the Little League Administration. Heineman said after a five day, $31,000 trip, their hard work does not stop here.
"[I'm telling the guys to] give it your best every time you're out playing and when you're in the classroom. Hard work does pay off, but it takes a team effort. They put together a great team, and by playing as a team, they made history," said Heineman.
The board today also recognized the 10-year-old division. They won this year's Nebraska State Tournament Championship. Just like the Kearney All-Star baseball coach, their coach was also proud of his boys.
"To see them all come together as a team, and play the way they did...[it] was amazing," said Jason Picket, coach for the 10-year-old division.
Heineman also took time during the ceremony to proclaim today to be the Kearney Little League All-Star Day in Nebraska.