Softball

Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

South Surrey pitcher leads Canada to win on first day of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen doesn’t allow a hit in 4-0 win over Mexico

 

From left to right, Canada’s Janet Leung, Joey Lye, Erika Polidori and Kelsey Jenkins celebrate after Victoria Hayward, not seen, connected for an inside the park grand slam during opening-round action against Guatemala at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament at Softball City on August 27, 2019. Canada finished the tournament 7-1 to capture one of two Olympic berths. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)

White Rock, Surrey softball players land in Tokyo with Canadian Olympic team

Women’s national team arrives in Japan in advance of Summer Olympics

 

The Canada Cup International Softball Tournament – which features national teams as well as youth squads from across the world – is set to return to South Surrey June 17-26, 2022. (Gord Goble photo)

Organizers announce Canada Cup will return to South Surrey in 2022

International softball tournament will be played June 17-26, 2022

 

All nine White Rock Renegades softball teams are set to take part in the Canadian Pride and Power Tournament, scheduled for July 1-4. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Renegades set to host multi-team Pride and Power softball tournament

‘There’s going to be a lot of excitement in the park,’ said Greg Timm

All nine White Rock Renegades softball teams are set to take part in the Canadian Pride and Power Tournament, scheduled for July 1-4. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Left to right: Avery Barker, Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have all committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)

Surrey, White Rock softball players commit to SFU

Avery Barker, Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar to play at NCAA Div. 2 level

Left to right: Avery Barker, Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have all committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)
Team Canada celebrates after qualifying for the Olympics at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament, which was held at Softball City in 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

Surrey, White Rock players make cut as Softball Canada announces Olympic roster

Sara Groenewegen, Danielle Lawrie among players on 15-person roster

Team Canada celebrates after qualifying for the Olympics at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament, which was held at Softball City in 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
Canada’s Janet Leung steals second base during playoff action at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament in South Surrey on August 31, 2019. Leung and her teammates have not been back to Softball City since, as the 2020 and now ‘21 Canada Cup tournaments have been cancelled. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)

Canada Cup softball event cancelled for second straight year

Travel restrictions, health and safety concerns cited as reasons for cancellation

Canada’s Janet Leung steals second base during playoff action at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament in South Surrey on August 31, 2019. Leung and her teammates have not been back to Softball City since, as the 2020 and now ‘21 Canada Cup tournaments have been cancelled. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)
B.C. youth softball teams can now scrimmage against themselves, Softball BC announced. (Black Press Media file photo)

Softball teams across province allowed to scrimmage, Softball BC announces

White Rock Renegades, South Surrey-White Rock Thunder can play instrasquad games

B.C. youth softball teams can now scrimmage against themselves, Softball BC announced. (Black Press Media file photo)
Softball BC has renamed its volunteer-of-the-year award in honour of longtime Canada Cup volunteer Zeone Andrijaszyn (inset), who passed away last year. (File photo)

Longtime Canada Cup volunteer honoured by Softball BC

Provincial organization’s volunteer-of-the-year award renamed for Zeone Andrijaszyn

Softball BC has renamed its volunteer-of-the-year award in honour of longtime Canada Cup volunteer Zeone Andrijaszyn (inset), who passed away last year. (File photo)
Scott Wheatley stands with the main Kenyan and Ugandan umpiring crew that he trained at the Nakirebe Complex outside of Kampala in 2020. Wheatley, a member-at-large with Softball B.C. is supporting a recent open letter from the sporting body that calls on the government to reinstate gameplay for kids in organized sports. (Photo: Submitted)

Softball B.C. urges provincial health officer to lift ban on gameplay for kids in organized sports

Sporting body sent open letter to both Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

Scott Wheatley stands with the main Kenyan and Ugandan umpiring crew that he trained at the Nakirebe Complex outside of Kampala in 2020. Wheatley, a member-at-large with Softball B.C. is supporting a recent open letter from the sporting body that calls on the government to reinstate gameplay for kids in organized sports. (Photo: Submitted)
South Surrey pitcher Paige Scott is will play next season at Alabama A&M University after committing to the NCAA Div. 1 school in late 2020. (Contributed photo)

Well-travelled South Surrey pitcher signs to play in NCAA

Elgin Park Secondary’s Paige Scott set to join Alabama A&M University softball program

South Surrey pitcher Paige Scott is will play next season at Alabama A&M University after committing to the NCAA Div. 1 school in late 2020. (Contributed photo)
Whalley Chiefs general manager Paul Hargreaves in the stands at the club's diamond at Whalley Athletic Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey baseball clubs prep for spring games as COVID threatens another season

‘I’m really excited about this year, because we have the troops in place,’ Whalley Chiefs GM says

Whalley Chiefs general manager Paul Hargreaves in the stands at the club's diamond at Whalley Athletic Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson, left, a South Surrey resident, interviews Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green at the 2019 Nite of Champions gala. (Tom Zillich photo)

KidSport’s Nite of Champions gala to go virtual for 2021

Shea Weber, Travis Green and Scott Neidermayer to be among speakers at March 9 event

Hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson, left, a South Surrey resident, interviews Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green at the 2019 Nite of Champions gala. (Tom Zillich photo)
Sara Groenewegen and many of her teammates on the Canadian national women’s fastpitch team have relied on help from the Canadian Athletes Now Fund, which has struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Former White Rock Renegade aims to help athlete-funding program as Olympics near

‘I would not be able to chase this Olympic dream without the help of CAN Fund,’ says Sara Groenewegen

Sara Groenewegen and many of her teammates on the Canadian national women’s fastpitch team have relied on help from the Canadian Athletes Now Fund, which has struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
Softball BC Hall of Fame inductee Rick O’Connor, on the field with the White Rock Renegades during the 2010 Senior Women’s Canadian Championships in Kitchner, Ont., at which White Rock won gold. (Contributed photo)
Softball BC Hall of Fame inductee Rick O’Connor, on the field with the White Rock Renegades during the 2010 Senior Women’s Canadian Championships in Kitchner, Ont., at which White Rock won gold. (Contributed photo)
The White Rock Renegades ‘02 play the Calahoo Erins during last year’s Canada Cup tournament. This year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Lost season ‘disappointing’, but White Rock Renegades eager to play outside competition

South Surrey softball organization president hopes inter-city play is a few weeks away

The White Rock Renegades ‘02 play the Calahoo Erins during last year’s Canada Cup tournament. This year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers (left) and former White Rock Renegade stars Danielle Lawrie (centre) and Sara Groenewegen will have to put their Olympic dreams on hold until 2021, as the 2020 Summer Olympics are expected to be postponed. (Daniel Lea/Cal Sport Media photos)

White Rock/South Surrey softball players stay positive amid likely Olympic postponement

‘We’ve waited 12 years for this, we can wait 1 more,’ says former White Rock Renegade

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers (left) and former White Rock Renegade stars Danielle Lawrie (centre) and Sara Groenewegen will have to put their Olympic dreams on hold until 2021, as the 2020 Summer Olympics are expected to be postponed. (Daniel Lea/Cal Sport Media photos)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers was one of 15 players named to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier. (File photo)

Canada announces softball roster for South Surrey-hosted Olympic qualifier

Surrey, Delta players among Softball Canada’s 15-player women’s roster

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers was one of 15 players named to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier. (File photo)
Softball BC’s newest hall of fame induction class includes the White Rock Renegades ‘91 team, (inset, left to right) Chuck Westgard, Greg Timm and Jackie Dugge, along with Jerry Dugger (not pictured). (File photos)

‘Team for the ages’ highlights Softball BC hall-of-fame inductees

White Rock Renegades ‘91, Chuck Westgard, Greg Timm and Jackie and Jerry Dugger honoured

Softball BC’s newest hall of fame induction class includes the White Rock Renegades ‘91 team, (inset, left to right) Chuck Westgard, Greg Timm and Jackie Dugge, along with Jerry Dugger (not pictured). (File photos)
White Rock Renegades ‘04 batter Cat Strang hits the ball during a game against the Victoria Devils on Sunday at Softball City. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Renegades ‘04 win provincial title after all-White Rock fastpitch final

Both Semiahmoo Peninsula fastpitch squads will head to U16 nationals in Calgary

White Rock Renegades ‘04 batter Cat Strang hits the ball during a game against the Victoria Devils on Sunday at Softball City. (Aaron Hinks photo)