Softball

Langley Xtreme 2009 won the U12B Provincials in Richmond, going undefeated through all eight games played. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Xtreme U12 win Softball B.C. provincial title

‘Force unlike any other’ won every game they played

 

Langley Xtreme U16B team won provincial championships in Kelowna. Front row: Kate Doney, Isabella Tobler, Natalie Naylor, Gemma Charron, Shane Ford-Amendolagine, Makenzie Fehlhaber, Celina Bhatti Back Row: Coach Mick Ghuman, Coach Heather Hiebert, Hannah Hiebert, Abby Hopson, Ashley Nugent, Grace Kinch, Sienna Ghuman, Kaeli Lamothe, Head Coach Jeff McMillan, Coach Keith Nugent. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Xtreme win U16B provincial championships

‘I couldn’t be more proud of these girls’ coach says

 

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

B.C. players lead Canada to country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Canada will play for softball bronze at Tokyo Olympics after 1-run losses foil bid for gold

Team Canada – which features Surrey and White Rock players – to battle Mexico for bronze medal

Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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)

B.C. pitcher leads Canada to win over Mexico on first day of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

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

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)
Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Stellar Jays take provincial district championships

‘They played their little hearts out,” coach said

Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)

Langley players sign with SFU Softball

Infielder Jasmine Polajzar and outfielder Abby McGlynn will play for the only NCAA team in Canada

Langley’s Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)
Batter Rachel Clegg faced pitcher Makenna Adler-Bock with catcher Ashlen Kenna and umpire Mason Clegg on Sunday, May 30. Fraser Valley Fusion 10A (in red) was playing against Langley Xtreme 09B as the Langley Fastball Association resumed play following a provincial announcement easing COVID-19 restrictions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley ball players resume competitive play

Provincial announcement cleared the way for intrasquad games

Batter Rachel Clegg faced pitcher Makenna Adler-Bock with catcher Ashlen Kenna and umpire Mason Clegg on Sunday, May 30. Fraser Valley Fusion 10A (in red) was playing against Langley Xtreme 09B as the Langley Fastball Association resumed play following a provincial announcement easing COVID-19 restrictions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Danielle Lawrie will play for Canada again. Final roster for the Olympic team was announced Wednesday, May 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

VIDEO: Langley’s Danielle Lawrie to pitch for Canada at the Olympics

Champion thanked her children for allowing ‘mommy to live out a cool dfream’

Langley’s Danielle Lawrie will play for Canada again. Final roster for the Olympic team was announced Wednesday, May 11. (Black Press Media file 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, health concerns cited as reasons for cancellation of popular Lower Mainland event

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)
A player is checked in prior to the start of play in a North Langley Softball video produced to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures are in place (Danica Reed video/special to Langley Advance Times)

Playing it safe: North Langley Softball produces COVID safety video

Intended to answer parental concerns about precautions while practicing during a pandemic

A player is checked in prior to the start of play in a North Langley Softball video produced to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures are in place (Danica Reed video/special to Langley Advance Times)
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, featuring NHL speakers, 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)
Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Fastball Association registration drive goes better than expected

Offered discounts to those who signed up by midnight Sunday, Jan. 31

Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)
Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Fastball Association aims for ‘normal’ season, offers early bird discount

Those interested have till midnight Sunday, Jan. 31 to sign up

Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)
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)

Pair of South Surrey softball supporters inducted into Softball BC Hall of Fame

Rick O’Connor, Zeone Andrijaszyn among 2020 inductees

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)
A video posted on Monday, March 23rd by the Langley-based Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team has drawn thousands of views with its light-hearted depiction of a team practice that respects ‘social distancing’ (Screen grab)
A video posted on Monday, March 23rd by the Langley-based Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team has drawn thousands of views with its light-hearted depiction of a team practice that respects ‘social distancing’ (Screen grab)
The Delta Fastpitch Association is hosting the U16 national championships in North Delta and Tsawwassen this year. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta to host national softball championships

This is the first major tournament hosted by the newly formed Delta Fastpitch Association

The Delta Fastpitch Association is hosting the U16 national championships in North Delta and Tsawwassen this year. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Cloverdale Fury 01, the 2017 Softball BC U16B Provincial Champions. (Cloverdale Fury)

Cloverdale Fury ‘01 team headed to Western Championships this August

The Fury ‘01 team is undefeated in league play, first overall in Lower Mainland

Cloverdale Fury 01, the 2017 Softball BC U16B Provincial Champions. (Cloverdale Fury)