Softball

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)

Cowichan’s Closson Classic expands community with new format

Long-running softball tournament adds ortho division to great success

 

Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted by Joe DiLalla)

Tickets on sale for Cowichan’s Closson Classic car raffle

Softball tournament scheduled for Aug. 20-22

 

Emma Entzminger hugs her dad John Entzminger as he welcomes her back from her Olympic win. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Island softball player has tearful return from Olympics with bronze medal

Emma Entzminger knocked in two runs as Canada’s women’s team beat Mexico 3-2 Monday

 

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)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)

Tickets on sale for Cowichan’s Closson Classic car raffle

Softball tournament scheduled for Aug. 20-22

Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the 2005 Smart Car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted)
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)
A Duncan Pipers hitter connects during a game against L.T. Consulting at the 2020 Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Pared-down Classic still a success in Cowichan

The masters division, in particular, featured several thrillers

A Duncan Pipers hitter connects during a game against L.T. Consulting at the 2020 Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend

Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend

Most of the action will take place on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

Cowichan’s Closson Classic this weekend
Lexie Stajkowski takes part in a fielding drill at Waldon Park with coach Darrin 
St. Amand. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

U16 girls team keeps softball season alive

“It was a long spring with so many possibilities up in the air”

Lexie Stajkowski takes part in a fielding drill at Waldon Park with coach Darrin 
St. Amand. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan’s Waldon Park ready for Gord Closson Classic

the Gord Closson Fall Classic will kick off its second half-century this August 21-23

Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Mesachie Group’s 2020 ball tournament and auction, originally scheduled for June, has been cancelled. (File photo)

Mesachie ball tournament cancelled

Concerns around COVID-19 forced the executive to postpone the event until 2021.

The Mesachie Group’s 2020 ball tournament and auction, originally scheduled for June, has been cancelled. (File photo)
The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)