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Casa Grande, Kachina-Hopi, and Sahuaro each advanced to play out-of-state competition on two occasions during the decade, but a first-time champion made the state's first deep run in the tournament. South Mountain East Little League emerged from the Valley of the Sun to claim the state's northern sectional championship in 1965, and continued winning until it became Arizona's first-ever Little League World Series qualifier.
Select a year to see details from that year's state tournament.
State Champions of the 1960s
1969 - Catalina-Barcalona
1968 - Downs-Spitalny (Phoenix) and Sahuaro (Tucson) (sectional champions)
1967 - Prescott
1966 - Kachina-Hopi (Phoenix) and Douglas National (sectional champions)
1965 - South Mountain East (Phoenix) and Casa Grande (sectional champions)
1964 - Westwood (Phoenix) and Tucson Western (sectional champions)
1963 - Kachina-Hopi (Phoenix) and Sahuaro (Tucson) (sectional champions)
1962 - Casa Grande
1961 - Tolleson
1960 - Cactus (Tucson)