Vineyard Little League of Rancho Cucamonga, which scored a 1-0 victory over Temecula Valley North to win the Southern California championship on Thursday, will play Northern California, represented by Lakeside Little League of Granite Bay, at 8 tonight on opening day of Little League's Western Regionals at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino.
Western and Northwestern regionals of the tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds will take place in San Bernardino through Aug. 12. Regional winners qualify for the Little League World Series, Aug. 15-24, in Williamsport, Pa.
Riverside's Gayle Hunter, who won the young women's heptathlon (ages 17-18) earlier in the week, finished second in the triple jump on Thursday and first in the long jump on Friday in the Junior Olympics at Miami.
The 17-year-old Riverside North High senior, who is competing for the West Valley Eagles of Canoga Park, leaped 19 feet 2 inches in the long jump to defeat runner-up Yvette Lewis of Norfolk, Va., who jumped 19 feet. Lewis had defeated Hunter in the triple jump, 42-3 1/4 to 40-1 1/2.