Big win for ‘97s

White Rock Renegades take home gold at Portland tournament

The White Rock Renegades ’97 pulled off what their coach called “a major softball coup” earlier this month, winning the gold medal at the 2013 Valley Invitational Softball Championships in Portland, Ore.

The tournament – which featured 56 under-16 teams from across the U.S. and Canada – was capped with the ’Gades winning the final game, 8-0 over a team from Reno.

The win continues what has been a marvelous season thus far for the 1997-born fastpitch team, which has a record of 65-1-6 this season, including four tourney wins.

“I could not be prouder of this group of athletes,” said head coach Mark Dunlop.

“We need to stay focused and continue to work as hard as we have, we need to prepare for provincials in July which are being held in Victoria and then our ultimate challenge of