(San Bernadino, California-AP) -- For the first time in 14 years, a Hawaii team is headed to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Waipio defeated Coeur d'Alene of Idaho 5-2 in yesterday's Little League Northwest Regional championship game in San Bernadino, California.
Waipio is the state's first representative at the Little League World Series since Pearl City in 1988. That team lost to Taiwan. The Little League World Series starts Friday and runs through August 25th. Waipio takes on a team from Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday.