Little League opening ceremonies set for tonight

Stormy Jameson

Opening day ceremonies for all of the Big Horn County Little League players will be tonight (Thursday, May 23) at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Little League Complex in Lovell.
All players from tee-ball, machine pitch, minors and majors divisions will be announced, and are encouraged to wear their team shirts and hats.
After the players and coaches are announced for each team, there will be a flag ceremony, singing of the National Anthem, reciting of the Little League pledge and prayer.
The honorary first pitch will be thrown by Natalee Smith, widow of the late Little League lover and Lovell Chronicle sports reporter Sam Smith.
Machine pitch squads will then play their first games of the season following the ceremonies, with other divisions competing throughout the next week.