Softball

UBCO Heat. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan Heat set to host university softball national championship

The Heat will compete in their first-ever national championship in October against the nation’s best

 

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 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

 

Vernon’s Team Goodwood finished second in their division at the NSA Provincial Slo-Pitch Finals in Kamloops to qualify for the national championships in September back in Kamloops. Goodwood members include (from left): Laura Vallier, Kurtis Payne, Melissa Gauthier, Paige Leavitt, Coach Wes Gebhardt, Cody Wikman, Amanda Caldow, Tyler Droder, Jason Nelson, Ed Harris, Andrew Owen, Brandy Griffin, and Trevor Griffin (and future Goodwood players Aidan 13, Anderson 10, Alexandra 7, Aubrey 1.5). (Contributed)

Vernon softball squad off to nationals

Team Goodwood plays 11 games in 48 hours to finish in division at provincial championships in Kamloops

Vernon’s Team Goodwood finished second in their division at the NSA Provincial Slo-Pitch Finals in Kamloops to qualify for the national championships in September back in Kamloops. Goodwood members include (from left): Laura Vallier, Kurtis Payne, Melissa Gauthier, Paige Leavitt, Coach Wes Gebhardt, Cody Wikman, Amanda Caldow, Tyler Droder, Jason Nelson, Ed Harris, Andrew Owen, Brandy Griffin, and Trevor Griffin (and future Goodwood players Aidan 13, Anderson 10, Alexandra 7, Aubrey 1.5). (Contributed)
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)
Enderby Storm catcher Lexi Derksen receives a pitch in Enderby on July 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Enderby Storm U12 fastball team takes bronze at regional championships

11 teams played in the championships, which were held from July 9 to 11 in Enderby

Enderby Storm catcher Lexi Derksen receives a pitch in Enderby on July 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
This is the final week to purchase raffle tickets for a variety of prizes from the Funtastic Slo-Pitch and A&W Music Festival. Raffle proceeds will be distributed back in the form of Funtastic Community Grants. Tickets are available online or in person Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3, at the Funtastic office at the DND Grounds. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Final week to buy Vernon Funtastic raffle tickets

Funds from raffle return to community in form of Funtastic grants

This is the final week to purchase raffle tickets for a variety of prizes from the Funtastic Slo-Pitch and A&W Music Festival. Raffle proceeds will be distributed back in the form of Funtastic Community Grants. Tickets are available online or in person Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3, at the Funtastic office at the DND Grounds. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Wayne Derkach buys a raffle ticket off Akbal Mund in support of local sports groups through Funtastic Friday, June 4 in front of ARC Liquor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan groups benefit from Funtastic grants

Slo-pitch society has doled out more than $2 million in donations through Community Grant program

Wayne Derkach buys a raffle ticket off Akbal Mund in support of local sports groups through Funtastic Friday, June 4 in front of ARC Liquor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch League is looking for men and women to take part in their league which runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The season is slated to start May 4, depending on provincial pandemic protocols. (Photo submitted)

Vernon senior softball league seeks players

Women over 45, men over 50 wanted for league that plays twice a week starting May 4

The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch League is looking for men and women to take part in their league which runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The season is slated to start May 4, depending on provincial pandemic protocols. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Minor Softball Association is hoping to add a 10-team major women’s fastpitch league to its lineup in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Minor Softball winding up to add women’s fastpitch league

Along with kids aged 7 to 19, minor softball hopes to start 10-team major women’s loop

Vernon Minor Softball Association is hoping to add a 10-team major women’s fastpitch league to its lineup in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Plans have begun for the 2021 Funtastic Slo-Pitch Society’s annual softball tournament and music festival after the 2020 event was cancelled by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Play ball in 2021 for Funtastic

Society announces plans for 2021 event on Canada Day long weekend after 2020 cancellation

Plans have begun for the 2021 Funtastic Slo-Pitch Society’s annual softball tournament and music festival after the 2020 event was cancelled by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Minor Softball is holding a six-day mega book sale in the old Liquidation World/Woolworth building on 30th Avenue from Oct. 13-18. (File photo)

Vernon Minor Softball looks to cash in on book sale

Mega six-day event runs in downtown Vernon Oct. 13-18 at old Liquidation World building on 30th Ave.

Vernon Minor Softball is holding a six-day mega book sale in the old Liquidation World/Woolworth building on 30th Avenue from Oct. 13-18. (File photo)
The Vernon and Area Senior Slow Pitch League was able to play in 2020 under strict COVID-19 regulations thanks to the efforts of league organizers Steve and Yvonne Feedham, who were given trophies and a gift card for their work. (Photo submitted)

Vernon softball league thanks organizers

Steve and Yvonne Feedham recognized for guiding Vernon Senior Slow Pitch through COVID

The Vernon and Area Senior Slow Pitch League was able to play in 2020 under strict COVID-19 regulations thanks to the efforts of league organizers Steve and Yvonne Feedham, who were given trophies and a gift card for their work. (Photo submitted)
The A&W Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League canceled its 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Vernon Coed Slopitch League has canceled its annual fall season due to the coronavirus. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Coed Slopitch League cancels fall season

Annual fall league hoped to return to fields after spring session was wiped out due to COVID-19

The A&W Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League canceled its 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Vernon Coed Slopitch League has canceled its annual fall season due to the coronavirus. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Men’s Slo-Pitch League has canceled its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon softball league cancels season

Vernon Men’s Slo-Pitch League becomes second group to cancel; other leagues remain in holding pattern

The Vernon Men’s Slo-Pitch League has canceled its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch Tuesday and Thursday Morning League is looking for new players, women and men, and no experience is necessary. (Photo submitted)

Vernon senior softball league gears up for new season

New players aged 45+ (women) and 50+ (men) welcome; no experience necessary

The Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch Tuesday and Thursday Morning League is looking for new players, women and men, and no experience is necessary. (Photo submitted)