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)

Maple Ridge softball athlete helps Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Larissa Franklin scored 12 runs in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier

 

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)

Maple Ridge softball athlete helps Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

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

 

Jaycee Affeldt was a standout with the NCAA’s Troy University Trojans in Alabama. (Troy University/Special to The News)

NCAA star ball player will be one of Maple Ridge’s Hometown Heroes

Affeldt one of four local athletes to be honoured on Oct. 12

 

The Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association hosted their first Pride in the Park event on Sept. 28, 2022. (Ridge Meadows Pride U17A - Facebook/Special to The News)

Local softball players get celebrated in inaugural Maple Ridge event

Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association’s Pride in the Park had over 100 participants

The Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association hosted their first Pride in the Park event on Sept. 28, 2022. (Ridge Meadows Pride U17A - Facebook/Special to The News)
Canada’s Larissa Franklin, seen here in earlier action for Team Canada, is competing at the 2022 World Games in Alabama. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

Maple Ridge’s Franklin at World Games with Team Canada

Canadian softball team will play for fifth place on Wednesday

Canada’s Larissa Franklin, seen here in earlier action for Team Canada, is competing at the 2022 World Games in Alabama. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
Taylor De Adder gives a lot of high fives. (Reily Rogers/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge’s ‘Canadian Crusher’ wins kudos in NCAA

Softball player Taylor De Adder carried a big bat through senior season

Taylor De Adder gives a lot of high fives. (Reily Rogers/Special to The News)
Canada women’s national softball team pitcher Danielle Lawrie, centre, sits with infielders Emma Entzminger, left, and Holly Speers, right, during practice at the 2018 Canada Cup International Softball Championship. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck photo)

Canada Cup tournament to return to Surrey in June

Organizers announce official dates for popular international softball event

Canada women’s national softball team pitcher Danielle Lawrie, centre, sits with infielders Emma Entzminger, left, and Holly Speers, right, during practice at the 2018 Canada Cup International Softball Championship. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck photo)
Taylor De Adder of Maple Ridge is a standout in NCAA softball. (Lee University Athletics/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman leads NCAA softball squad

Taylor De Adder stars for Lee University

Taylor De Adder of Maple Ridge is a standout in NCAA softball. (Lee University Athletics/Special to The News)
Umpire clinics are coming up on Sunday. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Umpire clinics are coming up on Sunday. (Facebook/Special to The News)
The Canadian women’s softball team with their bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Larissa Franklin/Facebook)

Maple Ridge softball star says bronze medal win ‘surreal’

Larissa Franklin thanks supporters for cheering so loud

The Canadian women’s softball team with their bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Larissa Franklin/Facebook)
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)
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)
(Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Pride player chosen to play for British national teams

Emma Smith has been selected for both U15 and U18 teams

(Special to The News)
Tori Peterson has been named a first team all-star in the NCAA Ohio Valley Conference. (Facebook/Eastern Kentucky University)

Pitt Meadows pitcher an all conference player in the NCAA

Tori Peterson has been outstanding this season for Eastern Kentucky University

Tori Peterson has been named a first team all-star in the NCAA Ohio Valley Conference. (Facebook/Eastern Kentucky University)
Maple Ridge player Larissa Franklin puts the ball in play during a Canada Cup game. On Wednesday, May 11, she was named to the final roster of Canada’s Olympic softball team. (file)
Maple Ridge player Larissa Franklin puts the ball in play during a Canada Cup game. On Wednesday, May 11, she was named to the final roster of Canada’s Olympic softball team. (file)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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