Kearny and Hayden Little Leagues renew tradition

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Hayden Little League All Stars

Kearny Little League All Stars

A Kearny Little League All Star is at the plate in the July 4th match up.
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A Hayden Little League All Star is at the plate in the July 4th match up.
James Carnes | CBN

Copper Basin News

Representatives from Kearny and Hayden Little Leagues worked together to renew the tradition of a 4th of July game between the two leagues. According to the Kearny Little League Facebook page, there were several requests for a renewal of the traditional July 4th game and the leagues “were able to make it happen.”

Those who attended the game last Friday were not only witnessed an exciting game, but also celebrated Independence Day with a postgame fireworks show.

As far as the game, Kearny defeated Hayden, 5 – 3.

Andy Luberda (589 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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