In 1963, E.K. Whitener Jr. had a dream.  After relocating from New Jersey to Clemmons, North Carolina, E.K. quickly realized there was not a Little League in the Clemmons or Lewisville area for kids to participate in.  With help from friends, E.K. established Southwest Forsyth Little League and began his first term as President.  In a few short years after inception, SWFLL won its first of many NC District 2 and State Championships.  In 1966, SWFLL became the first NC District 2 Little League to participate in Big League Baseball.  In the same and following year, SWFLL would host and participate in the Big League World Series.  At this time, SWFLL was considered the largest Little League in the nation. In 1974, SWFLL added the girls softball program.  After a few years, the girls would began winning NC District 2 and State titles.   In 1981, the SWFLL Major boys made it to the Southeast Regional finals (falling short one game from the Little League World Series).  In 2002, SWFLL would accomplish its greatest achievement to date.  The Major boys would go undefeated in District, State and Regional Tournament play – earning SWFLL a spot in the 2002 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. In 2016, SWFLL evolved to Southwest Athletics and is now associated with Ripken Baseball.  Southwest is proud of its rich history and of the many volunteers over the years who have and will continue to make Southwest Athletics a tremendous success. Regional & World Series

  • 1966 – Big League Baseball World Series Participant
  • 1967 – Big League Baseball World Series Participant
  • 1981 – Little League Baseball Southeast Regional Runner-Up
  • 2002 – Little League Baseball Southeast Regional Champions
  • 2002 – Little League Baseball World Series Participant
  • 2014 – Little League Baseball Southeast Regional Participant
  • 2002 World Series Team Photo – CLICK HERE

  NC State Championships

  • 1965 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1966 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1974 – Little League Baseball
  • 1976 – Senior League Softball
  • 1981 – Little League Baseball
  • 1985 – Little League Baseball
  • 1986 – Little League Baseball
  • 2000 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2002 – Little League Baseball
  • 2005 – Little League Baseball
  • 2006 – 9/10 Little League Baseball
  • 2008 – 8 Little League Baseball
  • 2008 – 10/11 Little League Softball
  • 2009 – 10/11 Little League Softball
  • 2011 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2012 – Junior League Baseball
  • 2014 – Little League Baseball

  NC District 2 Championships

  • 1965 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1966 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1974 – Little League Baseball
  • 1976 – Little League Softball
  • 1976 – Senior League Softball
  • 1978 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1979 – Little League Baseball
  • 1981 – Little League Baseball
  • 1985 – Little League Baseball
  • 1986 – Little League Baseball
  • 1991 – Senior League Baseball
  • 1992 – Little League Baseball
  • 1996 – Little League Softball
  • 2000 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2001 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2002 – Little League Baseball
  • 2002 – Junior League Baseball
  • 2003 – Little League Baseball
  • 2004 – Little League Baseball
  • 2004 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2005 – Little League Baseball
  • 2006 – 9/10 Little League Baseball
  • 2006 – 10/11 Little League Baseball
  • 2007 – Junior League Baseball
  • 2008 – 9/10 Little League Baseball
  • 2008 – 8 Little League Baseball
  • 2008 – 10/11 Little League Softball
  • 2009 – 11/12 Little League Softball
  • 2009 – 10/11 Little League Softball
  • 2009 – 11 Little League Baseball
  • 2009 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2011 – 10/11 Little League Baseball
  • 2011 – Senior League Baseball
  • 2012 – 8 yr old Baseball TOC
  • 2012 – 9-10 yr old Baseball TOC
  • 2012 – 11 Little League Baseball
  • 2012 – Little League Baseball
  • 2014 – Little League Baseball