The United States Little League World Series teams at-a-glance
Published 4:12 pm, Tuesday, August 14, 2012
From: Parsippany, N.J.
Fun Facts: Par-Troy's name comes from the adjacent Parsippany and Troy Hills communities. Par-Troy is the sixth New Jersey state champion to reach the Little League World Series since 1990, but the first to come from outside Toms River since Nottingham did in 1992.
New Castle (13-5)
From: New Castle, Ind.
Fun Facts: New Castle is home of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the world's largest high school gymnasium. New Castle is the second Indiana team to reach the World Series since 2008.
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From: Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Fun Facts: Goodlettsville is 15 miles north of Nashville and is the smallest U.S. community represented in Williamsport. Goodlettsville is also the first Tennessee team to reach the World Series since Morristown, Tenn. advanced in 1987.
McAllister Park (15-1)
From: San Antonio
Fun Facts: McAllister Park last played at the World Series in 2009 and is the third team from Texas to reach Williamsport in four years.
From: Kearney, Neb.
Fun Facts: Kearney has played the fewest games -- 11 -- of any United States team in the World Series. Kearney Little League has won the Nebraska state championship three years in a row, but is the first Nebraska team to ever reach the Little League World Series.
Petaluma National (19-2)
From: Petaluma, Calif.
Fun Facts: Petaluma is the first Northern California team to reach the World Series since Aptos advanced to Williamsport in 2003. Petaluma is also the first Sonoma County team to ever advance to the Little League World Series.
Gresham National (11-4)
From: Gresham, Ore.
Fun Facts: The City of Gresham has 116.74 miles of bicycle lanes. Gresham National is the first Oregon squad to reach Williamsport since 2007, and its 8-4 win over Post Falls, Idaho snapped Oregon's three-game regional championship losing streak.