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Month: May 2012

Day 3 Results: Girls FP Tourney

2012 NL Selects Junior High Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament   Day 3 Results Thursday, May 31st (Wyatt Park)   Game #6: Roncalli 6 at St. Paul’s 9′s 7 Roncalli Player of the Game: Maggie Barron St. Paul’s 9’s Player of the Game: Stephanie Foley   Game #7: St. Paul’s Viper’s 8 at Mobile #1 15 St. Paul’s Viper’s Player of the Game: Holly Dollimont Mobile #1 Player of the Game: Keisha Power   Game #8: Mobile #2 0 at St. Paul’s 9′s 13 Mobile #2 Player of the Game: Dana Maloney St. Paul’s 9’s Player of the Game: Megan Lawrence   Standings After Day 3   Division A St. Kevin’s 2-0 Mobile #2 1-2 Mobile #1 1-2 Totals: 4-4   Division B St. Paul’s 9′s 3-0 Roncalli 1-1 St. Paul’s Viper’s 0-3 Totals: 4-4   Day 4 Schedule   Friday June 1st (Victoria Park) 3:30 – 5:00: St. Kevin’s at Roncalli 5:00 – 6:30: SF #1: 1st Place in B (St. Paul’s 9’s) vs. 2nd Place in A (Mobile #2) 6:30 – 8:00: SF #2: 1st Place in A (St. Kevin’s) vs. 2nd Place in B (Roncalli) 8:15: Championship...

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Day 2 Results: Girls FP Tourney

2012 NL Selects Junior High Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament   Day 2 Results (Wednesday, May 30th, 2012)   Game #4 Mobile #1 0 at St. Kevin’s 10 Mobile #1 Player of the Game: Laura Tobin St. Kevin’s Player of the Game: Haley Dalton   Game #5 Mobile #2 0 at St. Kevin’s 14 Mobile #2 Player of the Game: Brittany O’Driscoll St. Kevin’s Player of the Game: Leah Martin   Standings After Day 2   Division A St. Kevin’s 2-0 Mobile #2 1-1 Mobile #1 0-2 Totals: 3-3   Division B Roncalli 1-0 St. Paul’s 9′s 1-0 St. Paul’s Viper’s 0-2 Totals: 2-2   Day 3 Schedule   Thursday, May 31st (Wyatt Park) 3:30 – 5:00: Roncalli at St. Paul’s 9′s  5:00 – 6:30: St. Paul’s Viper’s at Mobile #1 6:30 – 8:00: Mobile #2 at St. Paul’s...

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Day 1 Results: Girls FP Tourney

2012 NL Selects Junior High Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament Day 1 Results (Tuesday, May 29th, 2012) Game #1: St. Paul’s 9’s 15 at St. Paul’s Viper’s 4 (Wyatt Park) St. Paul’s 9’s Player of the Game: Rebecca Byrne St. Paul’s Viper’s Player of the Game: Meghan Greenland Game #2: St. Paul’s Viper’s 0 at Roncalli 15 (Wyatt Park) St. Paul’s Viper’s Player of the Game: Morgan Hatcher Roncalli Player of the Game: Callista Corbett Game #3: Mobile #1 8 at Mobile #2 9 (At Bay Bulls) Mobile #1 Player of the Game: Brianna Walsh Mobile #2 Player of the Game: Chelsea Corrigan Standings After Day 1 Division A Mobile #2 1-0 Mobile #1 0-1 St. Kevin’s 0-0 Totals: 1-1   Division B Roncalli 1-0 St. Paul’s 9’s 1-0 St. Paul’s Viper’s 0-2 Totals: 2-2   Day 2 Schedule   Wednesday, May 30th (Wyatt Park) 3:45 – 5:15: Mobile #1 at St. Kevin’s 5:15 – 6:45: Mobile #2 at St....

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Bantam Boys Workout

Bantam Boys Workout   There will be an open Try Out/Evaluation held on Saturday, June 2nd at Parson’s Field in Seal Cove, beginning at 10:00am for any players interested in participating in the 2012 Bantam Boys (U16) Eastern Canadian Championships this coming summer.   There is a one time, non refundable, $30.00 Fee.   This session will run until approximately 3:00pm, so please come prepared for a day filled with softball drills and games.   Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Leon Cantwell via email (leon_cantwell7@hotmail.com) or Text Message 7433356.   Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested.   Leon Cantwell Head Coach Bantam Boys...

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Urgent Reminder

URGENT REMINDER 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games Regional Qualifiers Timeline of Important Dates. June 4th (Monday) 1. Deadline for Teams to Register with Softball Newfoundland and Labrador for Regional Qualifiers; 2. Registration must follow Softball NL protocol as outlined in NL Games Technical Package; 3. Team Affiliation Fee of $200.00 must be paid at this date; 4. Names of all Coaching Staff Members must be submitted upon registration. The following are required for ALL coaching staff members: i. Full name, mailing and email address, phone number, specific team role (head coach, assistant coach, manager); ii. NCCP Coach Certification Number and Level of Certification; iii. Confirmation of Certificate of Conduct (RNC or RCMP) and Vulnerable Sector Check (RCMP) *failure to provide coaching information will disqualify the individual from taking part in NL Games Regional Qualifiers and NL Games Competition. June 14th (Thursday) Final Schedules for Regional Qualifiers to be released. Qualifiers will begin Thursday, June 28th. June 20th (Wednesday) Rosters for Regional Qualifiers are due to Softball Newfoundland and Labrador. These must be submitted by email to Softball NL (softball@sportnl.ca) and cc NL Games Softball Technical Director Paul Smith (softball.coach@hotmail.com). June 25th (Monday) Deadline to make Changes/Additions to Roster for Regional Qualifiers (FINAL ROSTER). June 28th-30th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) Regional Qualifiers (Final Schedules will be released on Thursday, June 14th). Note: • Rosters for NL Games Regional Qualifiers must...

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Giving Back To The Game

Giving Back To The Game

Hard throwing right-hander and Petty Harbour native Sean Whitten is home for a few days from Calgary, AB where he currently resides. While he is home Sean will be giving back to his hometown by running a couple of practices for the Goulds Pee-Wee Boys Fastpitch Team. The practices were scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th, but due to poor weather (cold & windy) conditions they were postponed and have been re-scheduled for Thursday, May 31st and will take place at the Petty Harbour Field. It will be a family affair as Sean’s Dad Chris Whitten (former softball pitcher/player/coach) has also agreed to...

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Junior High Girls FP Tourney

2012 NL Selects Junior High Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament   NL Selects Junior High Girls Invitational Softball Tournament May 29th-June 1st, 2012 (*June 2-3 Are Weather Dates)   Locations: Wyatt Park & Victoria Park   Teams Entered   Division A Mobile #1 Mobile #2 St. Kevin’s    Division B St. Paul’s 9’s St. Paul’s Viper’s Roncalli    Schedule: Tuesday, May 29th (Wyatt Park) 3:30 – 5:00: St. Paul’s 9’s at St. Paul’s Viper’s 5:00 – 6:30: St. Paul’s Viper’s at Roncalli 6:30 – 8:00: Mobile #1 at Mobile #2 (at Bay Bulls)   Schedule: Wednesday, May 30th (Wyatt Park) 3:45 – 5:15: Mobile #1 at St. Kevin’s 5:15 – 6:45: Mobile #2 at St. Kevin’s    Schedule: Thursday, May 31st (Wyatt Park) 3:30 – 5:00: Roncalli at St. Paul’s 9’s  5:00 – 6:30: St. Paul’s Viper’s at Mobile #1 6:30 – 8:00: Mobile #2 at St. Paul’s 9’s   Schedule: Friday, June 1st (Victoria Park) 3:30 – 5:00: St. Kevin’s at Roncalli 5:00 – 6:30: Semi Final #1: 1st Place in B vs. 2nd Place in A 6:30 – 8:00: Semi Final #2: 1st Place in A vs. 2nd Place in B 8:15: Championship Game   Paul Smith Head Coach Newfoundland Selects/2013 Canada Games Junior Women’s Softball Program softball.coach@hotmail.com   www.sport.ca/nlmidgetgirlsfastpitch...

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SJ Ladies FP League

St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League Registration of New Players is ongoing. High School Softball Players or Adults of any experience level are encouraged to Register. Attached (See Below) is the League Registration Form and other information on the League. 2012 St. John’s Ladies League Registration Form Registration of High School Players Poster For more information, please go to www.sport.ca/sjladiesfastpitch or email: sjladiesfastpitch@hotmail.com. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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Shea Heights Open Tryouts

Announcement: Shea Heights Open Tryouts Shea Heights U12 Girls Open Tryouts (Fastpitch) Date: Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st, 2012 Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Location: Shea Heights Ball Field Contact Email: kdruken13@aol.com Shea Heights U14 Boys Open Tryouts (Fastpitch) Date: Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st, 2012 Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Location: Shea Heights Ball Field Contact Email:...

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2012 Premier’s Athletic Awards

2012 Premier’s Athletic Awards Boland 2012 Premier’s Athletic Award Recipient Softball Newfoundland & Labrador are extremely pleased to announce that Shane Boland (Goulds) was one of 97 individuals who were recently announced as Scholarship/Grant Recipients at the 2012 Premier’s Athletic Awards Ceremony. The 2012 Premier’s Athletic Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at the Battery Hotel in St. John’s. The scholarships/grants ranging from $500 to $1500 provide financial assistance for training and competition at an elite level. Congratulations...

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Next Workout: Midget Boys FP

Next Workout: Midget Boys Fastpitch The next workout in the selection process for the provincial team that will represent NL at the 2012 Midget National Tournament held in Fredericton, NB August 6th-12th, 2012 is scheduled for Thursday, May 17th. We will try to have a scrimmage against some of the Waterford Valley Intermediate players on Thursday, May 17th at Huck Williams Field in Kilbride at 6:30pm. Please Be Advised: If the weather doesn’t co-operate and if it is too wet, then we will go to the Mount Pearl Senior High Gym. Players outside of CBC are not expected to travel on weekdays. Please make sure you are working out somewhere. There is only two weeks to go before the season starts! Please spread the word to anybody who is interested. NOTE: Bring along your $30 if you haven’t already. We have to purchase new Softball’s for the season. Don King (Head Coach) Midget Boys Fastpitch...

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Foxtrap Minor Softball

Foxtrap Minor Softball Foxtrap Minor Softball is Hosting a Pee-Wee, Bantam and Midget Softball Tournament this June 8th to 10th at SGT. NEDS FIELD in Kelligrews. This ball tournament is in aide of 4 local girls who play with F.M.S. and are traveling this summer with the Girls Bantam Fastpitch Eastern Canadian Team. This is a Fundraiser…Cost Per Team is $150. There will be two different age groups. Pee-Wee Ages 12-13-14 and Bantam and Midget Ages 15- 16-17-18. This is a Co-Ed Tournament and most importantly it’s FOR FUN!!! Deadline to Enter is: Friday, May 25th, 2012. Please Contact Rita Butler by Friday, May 25th, 2012 with your Team List. For More Details, Please Email Rita Butler at...

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Passing of Mr. Don Johnson

Passing of Mr. Don Johnson Softball Newfoundland & Labrador is saddened to learn of the passing of Don Johnson on Saturday, May 12th, 2012. To Don’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Softball Newfoundland & Labrador Softball NL Executive Member From 1972 to 1976, Don held the position of Treasurer on the Softball Newfoundland & Labrador Executive. President St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League From 1972 to 1976, Don was the President of the St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League. Softball NL Life Member In 1976, Don was one of three individuals to be named a Life Member of Softball Newfoundland & Labrador. The other individuals were Bette Murhpy (St. John’s) and Denis (Dee) Murphy (St. John’s). There are 19 Life Members of Softball Newfoundland & Labrador. Hall of Fames In 1977, Don was inducted into the Softball Newfoundland & Labrador Hall of Fame as a Builder and in 1982, Don was inducted into the Sport NL Hall of Fame as a Builder. Obituary for Johnson, Don Johnson, Don-It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we the family announce the passing of Don Johnson on May 12th, 2012 in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his mother Ina MacRobson and father Donald Johnson (senior) both of Nova Scotia. Leaving to mourn his loving and dedicated wife of 59 years, Florence (Harris), sons:...

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Vacant Positions (UIC & MPI)

Softball Newfoundland & Labrador Softball Newfoundland & Labrador are looking to fill the following vacant positions of Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) and Master Pitching Instructor (MPI). Expressions of Interest may be directed via email to Softball Newfoundland & Labrador at softball@sportnl.ca. Softball Newfoundland & Labrador would like to thank John Sullivan for his contribution as Umpire-in-Chief and Lee Cose for his contribution as Master Pitching...

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Notice: Midget Boys FP Players

To All Midget Boys Fastpitch Players (Born 1994 or 1995) The softball season has begun and we invite you to participate in the selection process for the provincial team that will represent NL at the 2012 Midget National Tournament held in Fredericton, NB August 6th-12th, 2012. The first workout will be held at Mount Pearl Senior High School at 50 Ruth Avenue Sunday, May 13th at 2 pm. There will be a $30 tryout fee due at the first workout. The Midget team will compete in the Intermediate League until we leave for the National Tournament in August. The League start date is Monday, May 28th and we expect to play 15 games before we leave. The team will have the opportunity to fund raise to cover costs for the League and the National Tournament. Players will be expected to bring a positive attitude and their own equipment including batting helmets, catching gear, gloves, cleats, etc. Steal cleats are permitted in Intermediate play, but are not permitted at the Nationals. The Final Roster will be named in July. If you are interested in being a part of our team please email Head Coach Don King at...

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Boland Scholarship Recipient

Boland Scholarship Recipient Softball Newfoundland and Labrador are extremely pleased to announce that Shane Boland (Goulds) was one of 19 individuals who were recently announced as scholarship recipients of the 2012 Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program. The scholarships were awarded at a reception at the Johnson Geo Centre. Congratulations Shane! From SportNL ST. JOHN’S – Sport Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the scholarship recipients of the 2012 Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program. Nineteen scholarships were awarded today at a reception at the Johnson Geo Centre. “These scholarship winners are true examples of excellence in sport,” said Minister Dalley. “It is very important to acknowledge their accomplishments, both academic and athletic, and to encourage them in their chosen sport.” The Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualifying amateur athletes, coaches and officials, who are enrolled in a post secondary institution, to assist in offsetting the costs of training and competition. The program has been in place for over 20 years, with thousands of dollars being distributed to deserving students around the province. “We are very proud of these recipients,” said Doug Fowler, President of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador. “These athletes, coaches and officials work hard to promote their sports and these scholarships will help them to continue their pursuit for excellence in their athletics.” This is the fifth year that Sport Newfoundland and Labrador is...

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Ladies Fastpitch League

St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League The St. John’s Ladies Fastpitch League would like to advise that registration of new players is currently ongoing. For more information, please visit www.sport.ca/sjladiesfastpitch or email...

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Umpires Clinic (Level I, II, III & IV)

Umpires Clinic (Level I, II, III & IV) Date/Time: May 12, 2012 (9:00am to 2:30pm) Location: Swilers Club (Adjacent to the PowerPlex) on Crosbie Road Instructor: Keith Pender (keithpender@esdnl.ca) AGENDA 9:00am to 9:30am: Registration 9:30am to 12noon: Session A: Rules (Swilers Club) 12noon to 1:00pm: Lunch 1:00pm to 2:30pm: *Session B: Mechanics (Lions Park) *If weather conditions are not suitable, Session B will take place at the Swilers Club. Dress: Relaxed Fitness Gear, Please Bring A Pen & Paper. Lunch: Is A Personal Responsibility For All From 12noon to 1:00pm. UMPIRE REGISTRATION AND CLINIC FEES Cash Preferred. Cheques/Money Orders made payable to Softball Newfoundland & Labrador. Level I – (New Umpires) $50.00 + $10.00 for Rule Book = $60.00 Level II – $65.00 Level III-IV $95.00 Note: Rule Books $10 Extra if...

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8 Selected To SMNT Athlete Pool

8 Selected To SMNT Athlete Pool Softball Newfoundland & Labrador are extremely proud to announce that 8 Newfoundland & Labrador natives (7 residing in NL and 1 residing in AB) have been selected to the 2012-13 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. The 8 Newfoundland and Labrador natives who have been selected are: Ryan Boland (Goulds, NL) Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, NL) Blair Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL) Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL) Justin Gill (Colliers, NL) Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL) Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL) Sean Whitten (Calgary, AB) Note: Whitten is from Petty Harbour, but currently resides in Calgary, AB. 38 players have been selected from across Canada to the 2012-13 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. The breakdown of the 38 players province-by-province is as follows: 15 from Ontario, 7 from Newfoundland & Labrador, 6 from British Columbia, 3 from Saskatchewan, 2 from Nova Scotia, 1 from Alberta, 1 from Manitoba, 1 from New Brunswick, 1 from Prince Edward Island and 1 from Quebec. In 2012, the Senior Men’s National Team will compete at the VIII Pan American Softball Championship, which will take place from September 15 to 23, 2012 in Medellin, Colombia. This Championship will serve as a qualifier for the 2013 International Softball Federation (ISF) XIII Men’s World Championship, which will be held March 1 to 10, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Congratulations To Ryan...

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Softball Canada Media Release

2012 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool Announced   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2012   2012 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool Announced   (Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who have been selected to the 2012-13 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool. In 2012, the Senior Men’s National Team will compete at the VIII Pan American Softball Championship, which will take place from September 15 to 23, 2012 in Medellin, Colombia. This Championship will serve as a qualifier for the 2013 International Softball Federation (ISF) XIII Men’s World Championship, which will be held March 1 to 10, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.   “As a coaching staff, we are excited about our roster” said Men’s National Team Head Coach Don Bates. “A number of athletes have been working on transitioning to new positions over the past year or two. This will allow us to effectively match up against our opponents. Our team goal is to be a difficult team to play against, by utilizing speed, power, and a solid defense. The athletes are in terrific physical condition and are ready to face the challenges ahead – the Pan American Championship in Colombia in September 2012, followed by the ISF World Championship in New Zealand in March 2013.”   The athletes who have been selected to the 2012 Senior Men’s National Team Athlete Pool are:   1. Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC) 2. Brian Banner...

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