Softball

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Canada finished the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier with an 8-3 record

 

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

Canada defeats Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic in Women’s Pan American Championship

 

UBCO and their silver medals at the Western Collegiate Softball Association (WCSA) playoffs (Photo - WCSA)

UBC Okanagan Heat softball eyeing back-to-back national titles

The softball team won the national championships hosting the tournament in Kelowna last year

 

Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)

Okanagan sisters bring home national softball medals for Team B.C.

Emma and Avery Wilson represented the province at tournaments in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick

Avery Wilson’s U15 team after winning the silver medal in Saskatoon, Sask. at the Canadian Fast Pitch Nationals. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Elite, made up of players and coaches from Naramata to Kamloops, won the Western Canadian U17B girl’s softball championship Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Alberta, Alta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan softball girls crowned Western Canadian champs

Okanagan Elite, made up of players from Naramata to Kamloops, win U17B title in Alberta

The Okanagan Elite, made up of players and coaches from Naramata to Kamloops, won the Western Canadian U17B girl’s softball championship Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Alberta, Alta. (Facebook photo)
The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan Elite softball squad off to Westerns

U17B team made up of girls from Naramata to Tappen capture bronze medal at B.C. championships

The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)
Blake Comeau and Josh Gorges. (Jon Adrian/Contributed)
Blake Comeau and Josh Gorges. (Jon Adrian/Contributed)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Ex-Canuck and World Series champ headline Kelowna slow-pitch tourney

The Heart of a Warrior tournament is meant to raise awareness for mental health and advocacy

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo

Okanagan man leading Canada’s U23 softball program

Peachland’s Doug Allin helped Team Canada win Silver at Pan Am tourney in Argentina

Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo
Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)

Local flavour to music lineup as Vernon Funtastic festival returns

Darby Mills, Aaron Pritchett, Ben Klick, local bands and DJ to perform June 30 - July 2 at Vernon Army Camp

Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)
(Jon Adrian. Architectural, winery and lifestyle photographer. Kelowna Photographer / Okanagan Photographer / KGH HomeBase)

NHLer’s coming to Kelowna as Homebase charity event returns

The events will be taking place June 24-25, 2022

(Jon Adrian. Architectural, winery and lifestyle photographer. Kelowna Photographer / Okanagan Photographer / KGH HomeBase)
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)

Senior softball players sought for Vernon league

Vernon and Area Senior Slo-Pitch League looking for women players 45 and up, men 50 and up, of all levels

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)
The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)

Vernon’s Funtastic tournament and music festival to return in 2022

Cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19, the city’s biggest summer event is back for Canada Day weekend

The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)
The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat softball club crowned Canadian College Softball Association champions

Five members of the Heat team were named to the Championship All-Star team after the game

The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)
Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

New board president for Vernon’s Funtastic Sports Society

Jamie Austin voted in at society’s annual general meeting

Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
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

UBCO Heat. (Contributed)
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)
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)