Look @ Our History
2008 District 8 Jack Cook City Champs---C-Ball Braves
2008 District 8 Jack Cook City Runner ups---B-Ball Mets
2008 District 8 All-Stars City Runner ups--Jr. League All-Stars
1967, 1973, & 1986 GA State Champs
This past season was Mr. Carter’s last as a Columbus Northern Little League volunteer after 14 years, but the memories made will last a lifetime. Aside from the World Series title run, he remembers back to his own Little League days in 1967 when, as a member of the first Georgia state champion to play in the Southern Regional Tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla., his team fell one win shy of a trip to Williamsport. That year, Mr. Carter’s Eastern Little League team from Columbus, Ga., lost to West Tampa (Fla.) Little League in the region’s championship game.
As an 11-year-old in 1973, Mr. Lester was a member of the Eastern Little League from Columbus that won the Georgia state championship and played in the Southern Region tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla. This past summer, his son’s team had the same opportunity, and eventually achieved what he did not – reaching, and winning the Little League World Series.
Mr. Lester believes it was pitching that separated the fortunes of those two teams, and now Kyle Carter, who was the first World Series pitcher to record four decisions in one World Series tournament, and J.T. Phillips, have caught the eyes of scouts.