HEAT ALERT

Heat advisory continues in New Jersey as highs approach near 100 degrees

New Jersey honors Little League team that made World Series

New Jersey has honored the team that competed in the Little League World Series after capturing the state and Mid-Atlantic Championships.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2019, 8:00 PM

Updated 1,759 days ago

Share:

New Jersey has honored the team that competed in the Little League World Series after capturing the state and Mid-Atlantic Championships.
Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan hosted the Elmora Troopers and their families Thursday at the State Police Museum in Ewing.
The team performed their signature shake dance move for the governor, who also named a day after the team.
“[We’ve named] Sept. 6, 2019, as ‘Elmora Troopers Day,’ for the team’s outstanding performance at the 2019 Little League season and for showing the world athletic strength and character of New Jersey’s youth,” Murphy said.
Elizabeth's Elmora Youth League team is named in honor of Trooper Thomas Hanratty, who was struck and killed during a traffic stop in 1992. Hanratty played baseball for the league, and players wear a patch with his badge number.
Team members say that playing in the Little League World Series felt like a dream.
“After we won the regionals game to make it, we were like, ‘We’re actually going.’ It was just crazy,” said player Jayden.
The team was knocked out of the double-elimination Little League World Series tournament last week when they were beaten by a team from Louisiana that went on to win the championship.
A parade to honor the team will be held in Elizabeth on Sept. 6.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


More from News 12
1:52
STORM WATCH: Tracking severe storms Sunday in New Jersey as brutal heat continues

STORM WATCH: Tracking severe storms Sunday in New Jersey as brutal heat continues

1:27
Summer storm brings damaging hail and winds to North Jersey

Summer storm brings damaging hail and winds to North Jersey

1:06
Beachgoers find solace from the sun at the Jersey Shore

Beachgoers find solace from the sun at the Jersey Shore

1:57
Newark native and rapper ‘Rah Digga’ discusses her music program ahead of North to Shore Festival

Newark native and rapper ‘Rah Digga’ discusses her music program ahead of North to Shore Festival

1:55
‘Paterson is Picking Up’ initiative aims to keep streets litter free

‘Paterson is Picking Up’ initiative aims to keep streets litter free

0:31
Authorities: 2 marked police cars crash while responding to Atlantic City robbery

Authorities: 2 marked police cars crash while responding to Atlantic City robbery

2:13
Doctors say exercising outside in hot weather can be dangerous

Doctors say exercising outside in hot weather can be dangerous

0:17
Police: Suspect wanted for armed robbery of Middletown jewelry store

Police: Suspect wanted for armed robbery of Middletown jewelry store

3:04
State lawmakers call on Gov. Murphy, President Biden to address Amtrak, NJ Transit issues

State lawmakers call on Gov. Murphy, President Biden to address Amtrak, NJ Transit issues

1:49
New Jersey residents enjoy outdoor dining on first summer Friday of the season

New Jersey residents enjoy outdoor dining on first summer Friday of the season

0:13
Boil water advisory lifted in affected parts of Paterson and Clifton

Boil water advisory lifted in affected parts of Paterson and Clifton

0:36
Jersey Proud: 2 Rutgers football players visit Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital

Jersey Proud: 2 Rutgers football players visit Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital

0:31
Annual tattoo festival held in Asbury Park

Annual tattoo festival held in Asbury Park

0:24
Prosecutor: Man pleads guilty to setting home on fire, defacing others with Nazi symbols

Prosecutor: Man pleads guilty to setting home on fire, defacing others with Nazi symbols

0:21
Pride flag stolen in Montclair

Pride flag stolen in Montclair

1:35
Cooling off at the local pool on the 5th day of a heat wave in New Jersey

Cooling off at the local pool on the 5th day of a heat wave in New Jersey

0:38
New Jersey considers ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

New Jersey considers ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

0:28
Police: Multiple fights break out after Westwood High School graduation in Washington Township

Police: Multiple fights break out after Westwood High School graduation in Washington Township

0:41
Trenton restaurant owner accused of sexually assaulting multiple women

Trenton restaurant owner accused of sexually assaulting multiple women

Warren Township's Matt Fallon breaks American record, advances to Paris Olympics

Warren Township's Matt Fallon breaks American record, advances to Paris Olympics