Softball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Former Team Canada outfielder Melanie Matthews (left) and longtime Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (right) have both been inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame, alongside Surrey umpire Christman Lee. (File photos)

Three from Surrey inducted into Softball Canada Hall of Fame

Greg Timm, Melanie Matthews and Christman Lee part of 2019 induction class

Former Team Canada outfielder Melanie Matthews (left) and longtime Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (right) have both been inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame, alongside Surrey umpire Christman Lee. (File photos)
Team Canada head coach Mark Smith talks with his team during a game at the Canada Cup last week in South Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Schedule released for South Surrey-hosted Americas Olympic Softball Qualifier

Canadian national women’s fastpitch team to open tournament against Cuba

Team Canada head coach Mark Smith talks with his team during a game at the Canada Cup last week in South Surrey. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The White rock Renegades 02 faced off againces the Calahoo Erins on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey, White Rock youth teams hit field at Canada Cup

Futures and Showcase tournaments underway, with national teams set to arrive soon

The White rock Renegades 02 faced off againces the Calahoo Erins on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
File photo                                Team Canada’s Larissa Franklin makes contact with a pitch during the 2017 Canada Cup. This year’s event is set to take place July 5-14.

Canada Cup set for first pitch in South Surrey

Annual fastpitch tournament one of two international softball tournaments planned for summer

File photo                                Team Canada’s Larissa Franklin makes contact with a pitch during the 2017 Canada Cup. This year’s event is set to take place July 5-14.
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers fields a ball for Team Canada during the 2017 Canada Cup tournament in South Surrey. (File photo)

Organizers of Olympic softball qualifier seek sponsorship help

2019 Americas Qualifier tournament set for South Surrey in late August

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers fields a ball for Team Canada during the 2017 Canada Cup tournament in South Surrey. (File photo)
Team Canada pitcher Sara Groenewegen speaks with media during Monday’s event at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Canadian softball players ready for ‘biggest tournament of our entire lives’

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen aims to lead Canada to 2020 Olympics

Team Canada pitcher Sara Groenewegen speaks with media during Monday’s event at Softball City. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Organizing committee chairperson Greg Timm speaks after the draw for the 2019 Americas Qualifier is officially announced Monday. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Teams announced for Surrey-hosted Olympic softball qualifier

WBSC announcement from Switzerland live-streamed at Softball City event

Organizing committee chairperson Greg Timm speaks after the draw for the 2019 Americas Qualifier is officially announced Monday. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Former White Rock Renegades Abbey Fortin (left) and Taylor de Adder (right) were both recognized by their respective university conferences this week. (Contributed photos)

Former White Rock Renegades recognized for university success

Abbey Fortin, Taylor de Adder earn weekly softball awards

Former White Rock Renegades Abbey Fortin (left) and Taylor de Adder (right) were both recognized by their respective university conferences this week. (Contributed photos)
Sara Groenewegen (left) and Danielle Lawrie-Locke have both been listed on the roster for Softball Canada’s national women’s team. (File photos)

Surrey, White Rock players dot Canadian national softball team roster

Organizers expect to hear soon if Surrey has been chosen to host Olympic qualifier tournament

Sara Groenewegen (left) and Danielle Lawrie-Locke have both been listed on the roster for Softball Canada’s national women’s team. (File photos)
Former White Rock Renegade on mend after hospitalization

Former White Rock Renegade on mend after hospitalization

Sara Groenewegen not with Team Canada at world softball championships in Japan

Former White Rock Renegade on mend after hospitalization
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)
White Rock Renegades ‘99 baserunner Kate Fergusson is tagged out by Renegades 2000’s Leah Fortin during a U18 provincial softball game Saturday morning at Softball City. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock Renegades teams finish on provincial fastpitch podium

White Rock, Surrey and Delta teams to compete at national championships later this summer

White Rock Renegades ‘99 baserunner Kate Fergusson is tagged out by Renegades 2000’s Leah Fortin during a U18 provincial softball game Saturday morning at Softball City. (Aaron Hinks photo)