Twenty-five years later, Midway’s 1992 World Series champions share their favorite memories from that summer.

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Midway Little League softball 1992 World Series team, front row left to right: Kristen Rash, Chaney Conine, Annie Braden, Stephanie Smith, Julia Brophy, Lindsay Crawford, Terroni Collins. Back row left to right: Mike Connell, Alison Mitchell, Lisa Rosiles, Tara Brown, Cayce Connell, Sarah Rogers, Robyn Klatt, Jennifer Pippen, Rick Brophy

Stephanie Smith (Wray), Lago Vista, Texas:

“Beating Naples to make it to the LLWS and then having to go to a final championship game against Oregon. I loved that summer, I loved our team, and I had the utmost respect for our coaches.”

Sarah Rogers (Combs), Argyle, Texas:

“I remember crawling on top of the concession stand on the Fourth of July after practice and watching fireworks at Broughton Field.”

Julia Brophy (Jurgensen), McGregor:

“I remember feeling like it will never ever get better than this and I was 12. And it did, but that’s a big moment in my life. Realizing we earned that, hard work pays off.”

Lisa Rosiles (Jones), Neenah, Wisconsin:

“Coming back to beat Florida to go the LLWS (and Robyn Klatt’s amazing diving catch!) and of course our team. The entire team was made up of great people from players to coaches. Everyone was supportive of each other and hard workers. Couldn’t have asked for better teammates and coaches.”

Kristen Rash (Di Campli), Waco:

“The moms climbing the fences when we beat Florida.”

Tara Brown (Dobbins), Keller:

“Raising the flag in center field after we won. ‘We Are The Champions’ by Queen is still a song that will make me stop what I am doing and reminisce.”

Jennifer Pippin (Caballero), Arlington:

“Playing in Florida for the Southern Regional championship. They underestimated us and that made the victory even better.”

Robin Klatt (Areheart), Knoxville, Tennessee:

“A line drive was hit to me in right field with two outs and two on base. I remember running, stretching out and diving to catch it … and the huge thrill of the catch.”

Alison Mitchell (Reagan), Brooklyn, New York:

“The way we conducted the summer practices. My brother played baseball through college and into the minor leagues. My parents were like, ‘We have never seen practices the way Rick Brophy conducted practices.’ All of those skills were really drilled into us. It really proved to have really great results.”

Chaney Conine (Cockrell), Granbury:

“We worked really hard and gave up our summer to practice and achieve the ultimate goal. A group of Texas girls warming up to ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ in the outfield at the Little League World Series.”

Lindsay Crawford (Garrett), Haslet:

“All the friendships made that summer that would end up being friendships of a lifetime and beating Naples for the first time to make it to the World Series.”

Terroni Collins, Dallas:

“I would have to say the friendships and bonds that we made. And the trust we had in each other that we could win it all.”

Cayce Connell, Waco:

“The moment we won that final game against Naples to advance to the World Series, when everyone sprinted out of the dugout and ran on the field to celebrate, seeing all the pure joy and excitement from all of our players, family members and fans.”

Annie Braden, Austin:

“We worked so hard all summer through all that heat, practicing so much. We knew each other inside and out. We formed a real sisterhood through all the blood, sweat and tears. I will never forget the camaraderie.”

Rick Brophy, manager

Mike Connell, bench coach

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