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|1950s||Idaho's first leagues are formed, and compete alongside charters from other states in district tournament competition. A group of leagues in and around Pocatello competes against Utah-based leagues, while leagues in Northern Idaho are funneled into districts alongside leagues from Washington state. The Pocatello leagues switched their affiliation to a different youth baseball organization in 1956, and by the early 1960s, no Idaho leagues are competing in the international tournament.|
|1962||Little League gains a more expansive foothold in Northern Idaho, and four leagues gather in Wallace to contest the first Idaho state tournament. Wallace wins the tournament, and advances to a multi-state sectional tournament involving the champions of Montana, South Dakota, and the Prairie Provinces. The winner of this tournament advances to the Western Region Division 4 tournament. Idaho leagues will continue to advance to multi-state sectional or divisional tournaments until 1972, and begin international tournament competition at the state tournament level until the early 1980s.|
|1972||The Idaho state champion advancing directly to the Western Region tournament rather than first competing in a divisional tournament. Idaho's champion has continued to advance directly to regional tournament competition in every year since this time.|
|1980||For the first time, leagues are chartered in the Boise area, and the state tournament includes a record eleven entrants.
Also in 1980, the state tournament uses a double-elimination format for the first time.
|1982||Sixteen leagues -- eight in Northern Idaho and eight in Southern Idaho -- enter the international tournament. To mitigate travel requirements, Idaho officials divide the state into two area tournaments, and each area sends one undefeated and one once-beaten league to the state finals.|
|1983||District 2 (Southern Idaho) is formed as a split from District 1 (Northern Idaho). The two district champions meet in a best two-of-three state championship series format that is still used today.|
|2001||Idaho is assigned to the Northwest Region as Little League Baseball expands the Little League World Series from eight to sixteen participants.|
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