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Centennial Little League History

In 1954 the first Calgary Little League (American Little League - North Calgary) was formed.  In 1958 American Little League - North Calgary was split in to 3 different Associations (A, B and C).  Centennial Little League was originally founded in 1958 as American Little League "Division B" as an officially chartered Little League Association.  This makes CLL one of the oldest Little League Associations in Canada.  In 1966 our name was changed to Calgary American B Little League, and then in 1967 it was finally changed to Centennial Little League, as we know and love it today! 

For over 60 years, Centennial Little League has provided high quality baseball for kids.  That is truly an amazing accomplishment - thousands upon thousands of kids have learned about baseball, and life, in our association.  

In October 2021, Little League International approved an Amalgamation with Sunridge Little League which created the largest Association in District 3.  Sunridge Little League was originally founded in 1986.

We have moved our online history project to the Photo Albums on our website for easier access.  We are working towards increasing our historical photographic database.  If you can help in anyway, please contact our President to make arrangements to provide photos!

Historical Highlights

1954 - American Little League created in North Calgary

1958 - American Little League was split into 3 leagues - A,B and C.  American Little League “Division B” would become Centennial Little League in 1968).

1966 - Name Changed to Calgary American B LL

1967 -  American “B” changed their name to Centennial Little League

1968 - Operated  with Regal Little League to form a Senior Team for the first time.

1986 - Incorporation with the Province of Alberta as a Non-Profit

1994 - Won Senior Canadians, Went to Little League World Series in the Seniors Division (In Kissimee Florida)

2003 - Won Senior Canadians, went to Little League World Series in the Seniors Division (In Bangor, Maine)

2012 - Won Junior Canadians, went to the Little League World Series in the Juniors Division (In Taylor, Michigan)

2021 - Amalgamated with Sunridge Little League, Continued to operate as Centennial Little League.

All-Star Teams of Honour

YearDivisionAccoladeOther Notes
1984SeniorsCanadian ChampionsParticipated in the Seniors Little League World Series
1987MajorsDistrict FinalistParticipated in Prairie Championships
1993MajorsCity Champions
1994SeniorsCanadian ChampionsParticipated in the Little League World Series
1995Majors (AA)Provincial Champions
1996MajorsDistrict 3 Champions
SeniorsDistrict 3 ChampionsPrairie Finalists
1997JuniorsDistrict 3 ChampionsPrairie Finalists
Majors (AA)District 3 Champions
1998Majors (AA)District 3 ChampionsPrairie Semi-Finalists
Girls Softball AAAProvincial Bronze Medalists
1999Girls Softball AAAPrairie Champions
2000Girls Softball Majors
Canadian Finals Host Team
2001Girls Softball MajorsPrairie ChampionsCanadian Finalists
SeniorsDistrict 3 Champions
2002Girls Softball JuniorsPrairie Champions
2003SeniorsCanadian ChampionsParticipated in the Little League World Series
2011JuniorsPrairie Champions
2012JuniorsCanadian ChampionsParticipated in the Little League World Series
2019Minors A ("Suntennial")Prairie Finalists

2021Majors AProvincial Champions
2021SeniorsProvincial Champions
2023Minors APrairie Champions

Association's Presidents List

1958  Mr. J.R. Dobson

1959  Mr. B. Griese

1960 - 1962 Mr. J.A. Runnett

1963 - 1964 Mr. W.J. Phythian

1965 - 1966 Mr. Hugh E. Helmer

1967 - 1968 Mr. W.B. Mitchell

1969 - 1970 Mr. Robert M. Renyk

1971 - 1972 Mr. Ernest Watson

1973 - 1976 Mr. William S. Kot

1977 - 1980 Mr. John S. Kelly

1981 - 1983 Mr. Ken Statham

1984 - 1987 Mr. Rod Jarvis 

1988 - 1989  Mr. Donald Winchester

1990 - 1991 Mr. Barry Wilkin

1992 - 1995 Mr. Denis Wren

1996 - 1998 Mr. John Forrester

1999 - 2000 Mr. Alan Hill

2001 - 2003 Mrs. Shelley Stevenson

2004 - 2006 Mr. Ralph Giordano

2007 - 2008 Mr. Jim Cowitz

2009  Mr. Monty Kuntz

2010  Mr. Shawn Callaghan

2011  Mr. Ian Gent

2012 - 2014 Mr. Eric Carpendale

2015 - 2016 Mr. Jim Kropp

2017 - 2019 Mr. Chris Bentley

2020 - 2021 Mr. Sacha Kiefer

2022 - Current  Mr. Shawn Botterill

Sunridge Little League

Prior to the 2022 Season, Centennial Little League and Sunridge Little League amalgamated.  Sunridge Little League was founded in 1986.

Sunridge Little League President's List

1986-1987 Mr. Samuel Koch

1988-1992 - Mr. Jack Belden

1993-1994 Mr. Terry Fukami

1995-1996 Mr. Eugene Peters

1997-2001 Mr. Bill Smith

2002-2004 Mr. Shaun Guest

2005-2016 Mr. Adam Smith

2017-2021 Ms. Crystal Wyatt

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