A rising star

After hitting a monster home run, Makayla Long leaps onto home plate where her teammates are waiting to congratulate her. In addition to her home run, Long pitched five impressive innings to lead her Scrappers team to a 22-2 victory over the Redwings in the championship game of the Cortez Little League’s Major League division. Story on Page 6A. Enlargephoto

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After hitting a monster home run, Makayla Long leaps onto home plate where her teammates are waiting to congratulate her. In addition to her home run, Long pitched five impressive innings to lead her Scrappers team to a 22-2 victory over the Redwings in the championship game of the Cortez Little League’s Major League division. Story on Page 6A.

After hitting a monster home run, Makayla Long leaps onto home plate where her teammates are waiting to congratulate her. In addition to her home run, Long pitched five impressive innings to lead her Scrappers team to a 22-2 victory over the Redwings in the championship game of the Cortez Little League’s Major League division. Story on Page 6A.