Big Sky All-Stars, families heading home

2011-08-28T09:12:00Z 2011-08-29T16:30:18Z Big Sky All-Stars, families heading homeGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
August 28, 2011 9:12 am  • 

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- With the Big Sky All-Stars' streak at the Little League World Series at an end, the boys and their families are focusing on coming home.

The players and coaches will fly home together, with flights arranged by Little League officials. Parents said the boys will travel in two flights that will start arriving in Billings at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

After Saturday's game, Big Sky manager Gene Carlson, in a news conference, said he and the boys might go watch some of Sunday's World Series Little League Championship game between Japan and California.

The Big Sky team originally was slated to play in a Sunday consolation game with the team from Mexico. But Hurricane Irene caused Little League officials to cancel that game and move up the championship game up three hours, to noon.

On Sunday morning, officials, after studying weather reports, moved the game between California and Japan back to 3 p.m. or a little later, depending upon the rain situation.

The families of the Big Sky players also were busy scheduling their flights home. They were leaving from various airports at various times to get back to Billings, hoping that the hurricane wouldn't cause their flights to be canceled.

A parade ending in a 6 p.m. celebration at Dehler Park is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Billings.


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