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July 19, 2014
Drew
Whalley 10s make the semis! Saturday July 20th @11am.
   
July 18, 2014
Senior Provincials
Whalley Srs vs D3 West 3:00pm Saturday July 20th. 5090 205A St. Langley
   
July 16, 2014
Whalley Juniors
Big win out in North Van last night(07/15) for our Jr's!!!! Do it again boyz, Wednesday night..... and they did!!! #Albertabound Congratulations Jrs!!!
   
May 4, 2014
Rainout - Sunday May 4th
Fields are closed. No games or outdoor practices today.
   
April 16, 2014
All Fields Closed - April 17th
All fields are closed !!!
   
April 13, 2014
Junior Clinics
No Junior Clinics this week, major minor clinics will continue as last week.
   
April 9, 2014
Allstar Applications Non Sanctioned Teams
Allstar Applications Coaches or Managers interested in Managing the 8s, 9s, 9/10 Select or 11yr old Drew Henderson teams for the 2014 season, please submit your application to Gavin Burke no later than May 2nd, 2014.
   
April 7, 2014
9-12 Clinics start tonight Monday April 7th.
9-12 Minors @ the Minor Diamond starting at 6:00pm

9/10 Majors @ Moffat Park, please arrive at 5:15 for 5:30 start.

11/12 Majors @ Major Diamond, please arrive at 5:15 for 5:30 start.

   
April 5, 2014
Blastball Update
Please note that today's Blastball session will be rescheduled for Sunday morning at 9:00. See you all at the ball park Sunday @ 8:45. Our session will be held on the B Diamond, which is located north from the Concession/Clubhouse.
   
April 5, 2014
Minis update
Please be advised that today's MINI Clinics are cancelled due to the uncooperative weather. I understand that we are all wanting to get the ball season under way, but please understand that half the players are new to the game, and having a bad first experience with baseball (wet & cold weather) is not what we want the kids to experience. The weather for tomorrow looks much more promising, so let's cross our fingers and hope that Mother Nature will want to play baseball tomorrow. :-) Thank you and see you all at the ball park tomorrow! Cheers! Marc
   
April 3, 2014
Game Cancellations and field closures April 3rd
Games cancelled Thursday April 3rd. We need a league wide sun dance please! Fields are closed and not to be used.
   
March 4, 2014
Senior Wednesday Work Out - March 12th
Seniors will be in the Big Cage this Wednesday Night 7:30- 9:00
   
March 1, 2014
Junior Evaluations

2014 Evaluations JRs 13/14s - Saturday March 8th

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Please arrive half an hour before your time slot, to be signed in and receive your evaluation number. Bring runners & cleats, glove, hat and be prepared to be outside if the weather is nice.

Check website on the day of evaluations for any last minute changes due to weather.

Any questions regarding registration can be directed to Lisa Compeau at wllregistrar@gmail.c om.

   
February 25, 2014
Minor Evaluations

2014 Evaluations 9-12s - Saturday March 8th

All 9-12s 12:00am -1:30pm
Please arrive half an hour before your time slot, to be signed in and receive your evaluation number. Bring runners & cleats, glove, hat and be prepared to be outside if the weather is nice.

Check website on the day of evaluations for any last minute changes due to weather.

Any questions regarding registration can be directed to Lisa Compeau at wllregistrar@gmail.c om.

   
February 25, 2014
Senior Work Out
Seniors will be in the Big Cage this Wednesday Night 7:30- 9:00pm
   
February 12, 2014
Rookie Evaluations

Rookie Evaluations - Saturday March 8th The ROOKIES is an 8 year old division, we ask any 7 year olds attend that would like to TRY OUT for ROOKIES, you need to be at the evaluations to been seen by the coaches.

7 YEAR OLDS 10:00am-11:15am
8 YEAR OLDS 11:15am-12:30pm


Please arrive half an hour before your time slot, to be signed in and receive your evaluation number. Bring runners & cleats, glove, hat and be prepared to be outside if the weather is nice.
Check website on the day of evaluations for any last minute changes due to weather.
Any questions regarding coaching please email your player agent Will Flodin at gooftroop@shaw.ca

   
February 12, 2014
Evaluations for ALL 9-12s

2014 Evaluations 9-12s - Saturday February 22nd

All 9/10s 11:00am -12:30pm
All 11/12s 12:30pm- 2:00pm

If you are unable to come to your time slot, please come to the other one.

Selections for Major teams are made from this evaluation, to be considered for a team you must be at the evaluations and be registered by February 21st. Please arrive half an hour before your time slot, to be signed in and receive your evaluation number. Bring runners & cleats, glove, hat and be prepared to be outside if the weather is nice. Please check the web for updates if its raining or snowing try outs will move to the 23rd with call backs on the Monday night

Check website on the day of evaluations for any last minute changes due to weather.

Any questions regarding registration can be directed to Lisa Compeau at wllregistrar@gmail.c om.

   
February 11, 2014
Senior Winter Work Out
Seniors will be in the Big Cage this Wednesday Night 6:00- 7:30pm
   
February 11, 2014
Registration info session & payment drop off
WE ARE HAVING A DROP IN REGISTRATION INFORMATION SESSION NEXT THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20TH: WHALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BOARD ROOM (UPSTAIRS FROM OUR CONCESSION) 5:00-8:00 COME DROP OFF YOUR PAYMENT AND VOLUNTEER CHEQUES **LAST CHANCE BEFORE MAJOR TRYOUTS**
   
February 4, 2014
Major Cardinals Cage Time Cancelled Tonight
Tonights cage time is cancelled. See you next week!
   
January 28, 2014
Registration info session & payment drop off
WE ARE HAVING A DROP IN REGISTRATION INFORMATION SESSION THIS WEDNESDAY: WHALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BOARD ROOM (UPSTAIRS FROM OUR CONCESSION) WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29TH 6:00-7:30 COME DROP OFF YOUR PAYMENT AND VOLUNTEER CHEQUES
   
January 24, 2014
Winter Work Out Times
Please check the Winter Training Page for updated cage times this weekend.
   
January 21, 2014
Important League Boundary Update
CHANGES TO RESIDENCE ELIGIBILTY RULES In an effort to allow Little League players to play with their classmates, Little League International has amended its residency requirements. Children are now allowed to play at a specific Little League if they RESIDE OR ATTEND A SCHOOL within that league's boundaries. You can see the Whalley Little League boundaries on the "Boundaries" page of this website.
   
January 20, 2014
Registration Information Session
We are having a drop in registration information session this weekend: Surrey Sport and Leisure Center January 25 & 26th 10:00-2:00
   
January 20, 2014
Allstar Applications
Coaches or Managers interested in Managing the Sanctioned 9/10 , 12, 13 or 14/15 teams for the 2014 season, please submit your application to Gavin Burke via email no later than February 8th, 2014.
   
January 20, 2014
Major Winter Workouts
Check our Winter Workout page for times.
   
January 9, 2014
Winter Work Outs
The 9, 10, 11/12 & 13/14 Winter Clinics are back on starting this weekend. Check times on our Winter Training Page.
   
January 9, 2014
AL and AL Coaching for Tomorrow Clinics
Please look at the Coaching Clinics tabs under our Menu for more information. These are free coaching clinics in Langley offered though Little League Canada. They are recommended for all managers, coaches and parents:) March 10th (4-6), 11th(7-12) & 12th(13/14)
   
December 13, 2013
Holiday Break for Winter Work outs
The 7/8, 9, 11/12 & 13/14 Winter Clinics are on hold till after the Holidays. Dates will be updated on our Winter Training Page.
   
November 25, 2013
WLL Senior Winter Work Outs
Winter workouts continue this week for all Senior age players, Sunday December 15th from 12-1:30 in the Big League cage.
   
November 10, 2013
Major Manager Openings
There are currently two openings for Managers in the WLL Major Division for 2014. If you are interested, please apply in writing to Reg Robazza at rrobazza@telus.net by November 30, 2013. You will be asked to attend the December Board meeting (date tba) to give a brief summary of your qualifications. The Board of Directors will then select the successful applicants at that meeting. Thank you very much for your continued support of WLL baseball.
   
November 7, 2013
Winter Clinics have begun!
It's that time again! #clinics Hitting Development program cage times start this weekend: 7/8 year olds Thursdays 5:00-6:30 Little League cage & Sundays 9:00 - 11:30 Little League cage 9 year olds Saturday 9:30-11:00 Little League cage 10 year olds Saturday 11:00-12:30 Little League cage 11/12 Sunday 10:00 -11:30 Senior Cage
   
September 12, 2013
All Star Uniform Return
Attention Coaches/Team Moms! All Star jersey returns will be next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 17th-19th from 6-7:30 in the board room. Please have them washed and folded
   
August 21, 2013
FALL BALL
Please click on the Fall Ball logo on the right of the screen for more information!
   
June 18, 2013
JUNIOR ALL STAR TRYOUTS - TUESDAY NIGHT
Junior Sanctioned Team try outs begin 6:30 Tuesday night on the Senior Diamond - Mandatory Parent Meeting at 6:30PM BRING RUNNERS AND CLEATS
   
June 16, 2013
Junior Finals Part 2
CUBS ARE PLAYOFF CHAMPS! Cubs defeated the Reds and now they will play again tonight Monday June 17th at 6:00pm on the Junior Diamond! Junior Finals today at 12:00 on the Junior Diamond. Cubs Vs Reds
   
June 14, 2013
ALL STAR TRYOUTS
11/12 Sanctioned Team will be holding tryouts Saturday and Sunday 9:00 SHARP on the Major Diamond. 9/10 Sanctioned Team will be holding tryouts Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM on the A Diamond Junior Sanctioned Team Try outs begin 5:30 Monday night on the Senior Diamond - Mandatory Parent Meeting at 5:30
   
June 13, 2013
Minor Final Tonight!
Congratulations Dodgers! Big Final tonight on the Major Diamond! Come support the Minor Cardinals and the Minor Dodgers at 6pm! Goodluck kids! Play hard! Concession will be open for you to purchase your Party in the Dark Tickets!
   
June 10, 2013
Major Finals Post Season
Yankees win 10-9 in the bottom of the 6th. It was a fight to the finish. Come out to the park tomorrow night June 11th and watch an exciting final between the Cardinals and the Yankees! 6:00pm start on the Major Diamond. Concession will be open for you to get your PARTY IN THE DARK TICKETS....or purchase online now:)
   
June 7, 2013
Closing Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies will be held Saturday June 15th at 12:30. Come early to find parking!
   
June 6, 2013
13/14 hitting clinic
Any 13/14's wanting extra hitting practice .... Doug Sandover and Doug Wong will be running a hitting clinic this Friday June 7th May 31st in the Senior Cage from 5 - 6:30pm 
   
May 30, 2013
Senior Cage
Any 13/14's wanting extra hitting practice .... Doug Sandover and Doug Wong will be running a hitting clinic this Friday night May 31st in the Senior Cage from 5 - 6:30pm 
   
May 29, 2013
Field Closure
Fields are closed Wednesday May 29th. Games & Outdoor practices are cancelled.
   
May 27, 2013
Monday Clinics
The Major 9/10 & 11/12 Clinics are cancelled tonight May 27th due to rain. Monday clinics are over for the season.
   
May 26, 2013
Pictures
Pictures and Batathon are a go! Party in the Park is postponed to another day.
   
May 13, 2013
Clinics Cancelled
Clinics are cancelled for tonight.
   
May 12, 2013
Fields closed
Sunday May 12th -all fields are closed.
   
May 2, 2013
Allstar Applications
Coaches or Managers interested in Managing the 9yr old Select, 9/10 tier 2, 11yr old Drew Henderson, 11/12 Tier 2 and the 13/14 Tier 2 Karl Gosselin Allstar Teams for the 2013 season, please submit your application to Reg Robazza by email no later than May 15th, 2013.
   
April 27, 2013
Be a Difference
Be a Buddy this 2013 season! Click "Notice Board" on left for details!!!
   
April 27, 2013
Get inspired this 2013 season, become a Buddy!
Our Challenger division is looking for "Buddies" to be with our players during our games and practices this 2013 season.

Invest a little of your time and reap the huge benefits that comes from helping someone who is truly happy to see you. All the while you realize that you are having fun as well!

It's a win-win!

   
April 18, 2013
Fields Closed Games Cancelled
April 27th: Fields are closed, all games and outdoor practices are cancelled.
   
April 13, 2013
OPENING CEREMONIES Sunday at 12:30
The weather change we waited to the last minute for did not come through as predicted. Ceremonies are postponed to Sunday at 12:30pm
   
April 12, 2013
8 Year Selects Manager
Anyone interested in Managing the 8 year old select team please email Will Flodin at gooftroop@shaw.ca by April 30th.
   
March 27, 2013
Coaching Clinics Apr 5 and 6
Please see 2013 Coaching clinics on the left navigation bar for information on the Little League Coach Clinic with Al Herback. Special feature this year is the extra Junior clinic for coaches intending to coach 12 and up now or in the future.
   
March 22, 2013
Important!
Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. There have been a number of smashed windows and purses/computers stolen in the parking lot within the last week.
   
March 12, 2013
2013 LL Sanctioned Allstar Teams

Coaches or Managers interested in Managing the LL Sanctioned 9/10, 12,13 or 13/14yr old Allstar Teams for the 2013 season, please submit your application to Reg Robazza by email no later than March 31st, 2013.

 

   
March 9, 2013
Coaches Clinic

TEACHING for TOMORROW

Clinic Information City: Langley,
BC Date: April 6th, 2013
Location: RE Mountain School 7755-202A Street Langley, BC

Learning the Game (ages 4 thru 6) Saturday, April 6 - registration 8:30 am session 9:00am till noon
Playing the Game (ages 7 thru 12) registration 12:30 pm session 1:00pm till 5:00pm

Coaches and managers may attend both sessions and interested parents are always welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a glove, a lot of enthusiasm and join National Coach, Al Herback, who will bring the program to life for you! As part of each league’s registration, coaches attending the clinic will receive one manual per coach (only one manual, even if a coach attends both clinics).

Additional manuals and DVDS for each session will be available at the clinic - cash or personal check. A Certificate of Commitment has been an initiative for the past two years. All participants will be eligible to receive a Level I Technical by attending the session of their choice. Coaches are always welcome to attend both sessions. There is no cost for the participants for either session. However, the local Food Bank is another of the LLC initiatives. We would appreciate any donations.

 

   
March 5, 2013
Junior Evaluations
Junior Evaluations are this Saturday March 9th at 10am on the Junior Diamond. Weather looks good so hopefully it is dry enough – if not we’ll move up top.
   
March 2, 2013
Sunday Development sessions come to an end
This weekend is the last Sunday for the 11/12 and 13/14 development clinics coached by Douglas college. Whalley Little League would like to thank the Douglas Player Coaches for their dedication to sharing their knowledge with the Whalley Players. The development has been great. Junior evaluations are March 9th.
   
March 2, 2013
Rookie Evaluations
ROOKIE EVALUATIONS ARE ON SUNDAY MARCH 10TH 7/8 YEAR OLDS (last names) A-M 10:00AM-11:30AM 7/8 YEAR OLDS (last names) L-Z 11:30AM-1:00PM Please bring runners and cleats if you have them, dress warm as we may be outside! Don't forget your gloves and hats The ROOKIES are an 8 year old division, we ask any 7 year olds that would like to TRY OUT for ROOKIES, you need to be at the evaluations to been seen by the coaches. NO GUARANTEES! ANYONE WANTING TO COACH, ASST. COACH OR MANAGE A TEAM PLEASE COME TO A SHORT MEETING IN THE CAGE THURSDAY MARCH 7 AT 6PM Any questions regarding coaching please email your player agent Will Flodin at gooftroop@shaw.ca
   
February 27, 2013
Evaluations for 9-12
Evaluations for the 9/10 & 11/12 age groups are on Sunday March 3rd. Times for each age group are: Age group 9/10 Last Name starting with A-L are at 10:00am -11:30am Age group 9/10 Last Name starting with M-Z are at 11:30am - 1:00pm Age group 11/12 all together are at 1:30pm-3:00pm If you are unable to come to you time slot, please come to the next closest one. Selections for Major teams are made from this evaluation, to be considered for a team you must be at the evaluations. Please come half an hour before your time slot, to be signed in and receive your evaluation number. Bring runners & cleats, glove, hat and be prepared to be outside if the weather is nice. Check website on the day of evaluations for any last minute changes due to weather. Parents that are interested in Coaching, Asst. Coaching & Managers please come out and evaluate the players Although you can register on the day of evaluations, if you are unable to register online please come early to get registered!!
   
February 20, 2013
Big League Evaluations
Big League Evaluations - Wednesday February 20th 8:00pm in the new cage.
   
February 18, 2013
Will Smith
Will Smith was a big part of Little League and was himself a player and coach for Whalley. He attended the Little League World series in 1978. SMITH, William D. January 26, 1966 - February 10, 2013 Will died peacefully on February 10 with family at his side after a brief battle with cancer. Will is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 21 years, Cathy; and their children daughter Devyn and son Logan, mother Effie Smith, father Stan Smith, and sisters Brenda (Craig) Lalonde, and Bev (Mike) Vick, nieces and nephews Eddie, Tina, Justin, and Jessica. Will is also survived by his brothers-in-law Ron (Marg) Smith, Steve (Carrol) Smith and nieces and nephews Sarah (David), Hannah, Tyler (Rebecca), and Tory (Danielle). Predeceased by his grandparents Maria and Simone VanDale and Isabelle Smith, mother and father-in-law Bud and Marie Smith. Will loved hockey and baseball and took every opportunity to play it, coach it, and watch it. Will had a larger than life persona and was extremely competitive. Will's dedication to the community was evident through all his years of coaching both boys and girls baseball as well as coaching hockey. Will coached for SMHA, LMHA, Whalley Little League, Fleetwood Fastpitch, and North Langley Baseball. Will strived to win but placed great value on not only players who possessed skill but players who possessed heart. Will started at MA Stewart & Sons 15 years ago; it became his second home and his colleagues became his second family. Thank you to all the nurses and doctors at Langley Memorial Hospital and Langley Home Health for all their care and support. Rest in peace, darling, rest in peace. A celebration of life will take place Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please donate to B.C. Cancer Foundation.
   
February 12, 2013
Umpires Needed, Clinic Dates Posted
The Whalley umpire clinic starts Tuesday, March 5th. Information has been posted on the Umpires page.
   
January 28, 2013
Major Dodgers Manager Position
The Major Dodgers have an opening for the position of Manager for the coming season. All applications should be forwarded to the Major Player Agent - Reg Robazza at rrobazza@telus.net. Application deadline is February 16th. The WLL Board of Directors will select the successful candidate based on submissions and interviews.
   
December 3, 2012
Registration is now open.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! (you must first create an account, once the schedules are up you will be able to push the dates to your smart phones). You can register and ask questions in person at the following dates and locations: Surrey Sports and Leisure on January 26th and 27th North Surrey Rec. Center on February 2nd and 3rd You can also register online or by mail. Click on the registration tab on the left for more information.
   
November 27, 2012
Come Join Whalley Little League at the Santa Parade!
Come and join Whalley Little League at the Santa Parade! Whalley Little League will be participating with our own float in this years Santa Parade in downtown Cloverdale. Come join the fun this Sunday afternoon December 2nd at 5pm.

   
November 15, 2012
Douglas College Clinics start for 11/12 and 13/14 groups
The Whalley Winter Development program is starting up again. The Douglas college Coaches and player coaches will be running clinics for the 11/12 and 13/14 year old groups. These clinics are free for Whalley players registered in 2012 and will run on Sunday morning through the off season until March. The first clinic is 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. The second is 12:00noon to 2:00PM. Please feel free to have your friends from another league contact me and if space allows we will register them for a nominal fee. We will likely alternate the groups between the 2 time slots so one group is not always early or late on Sunday. This weekend Sunday Nov 18th: The 13/14 group will be at 10:00 AM The 11/12 group will be at 12:00 PM
   
October 30, 2012
2012 Surrey Athletic Field Survey

To all Whalley Little League members,

As users of Surreys outdoor athletic facilities we are asking members of Whalley Little League including, coaches, trainers, players, parents and executives to complete a short survey. Information from this survey will help us gauge where we, the City of Surrey, are doing well and where we need to provide some additional focus.

Click here to take survey

Thank you

Randal Klassen | Athletic Community Development Co-ordinator

   
October 30, 2012
Whalley PBL Chiefs to put on Clinics in New Batting Cage - November 7th

Any ball players looking to take extra training can now do so on Wednesday nights in the new batting cage. Whalley Senior PBL Coach Bryon Kennedy will run workouts with the assistance of some former WLL players. These clinics are to start November 7th and run for 7 weeks - 6:30 to 8:30pm. Cost is $70 for 7 sessions or $10 per week if you just want to drop in. Prepaid players will get priority over dropins if numbers are an issue. If you are interested, please contact Bryon at 778-237-4487 or e-mail at kennedywoodbats@hotmail.com

We do ask that you be a registered in a league baseball program within BC.

   
August 15, 2012
Juniors finish Canadians
After successfully completing the round robin with a 5 win 1 loss record, the BC Juniors finished first overall in typical Whalley fashion with solid defence, timely hitting and a great team effort. BC entered the semi final game confident, but tired after playing 6 games in as many days in 30 degree weather. The team battled hard, but unfortunately succumbed against a good hitting Ontario team. This young team, consisting of 7 fourteen and 6 thirteen year olds made huge strides and the 13's look to be back next year as Team BC. The support this team had in Lethbridge was tremendous comprising of over 50 family and friends in the stands. The boys also felt the support from home from their Whalley family as text and emails were received daily. Overall it was a successful summer and, despite not returning to the World Series this year, Whalley was a strong representative. Congratulations to all the players, coaches and manager on a job well done! We are all very proud!
   
August 10, 2012
Whalley Seniors enjoy Nationals experience again
Whalley was represented on the District 3 Senior team by 3 players this year. Austin Briggs, Aidan Davies and Mike Peeters joined the squad. The team fought their way through a barn burner of a series against the District 5 Team to prevail and attend the Canadian Championships in Regina Saskatchewan. They were 2 wins and 3 losses there with one loss by only 2 runs and the final game by only one run to narrowly miss the semi finals. The boys represented whalley respectably and had a great time doing it.
   
August 8, 2012
Juniors off to the semi final
Whalley played Saskatchewan in yesterday’s final round robin game. Scott Gamble did a great job, pitching a complete game. The bats were working up and down the line up. Mack Flodin went two for two and Josh Jawanda remained solid behind the plate. The final score was Whalley 14…Saskatchewan 4, in 6 innings. Whalley plays Ontario in today’s second semi final (1 pm). Alberta and Lethbridge play in the opening game, that goes at 10 am.
   
August 7, 2012
Whalley Defence winns again
Monday’s game against Sidney/Atlantic was all about defence. Aiden Kerr and Nolan Weger each pitched 4 shutout innings, in this extra innings game. The tone was set early when Keenan Wong made a spectacular catch, deep in left at the fence! A few batters later Josh Jawanda caught a high foul straight behind home plate- He went hard to the backstop and brought the Whalley croud to their feet. Brendan Yip at SS then made a diving grab to his left and threw the runner out at first base. The score remained 0-0 into the 8th inning. The starting Atlantic pitcher (probably the toughest in the tournament) was max’d out after 7 strong innings and was done for the tournament. Our boys faced a new chucker in the bottom of the 8th. Aiden Kerr and Brendan Yip led off the inning with walks. Wes Bauer replaced Aiden at second. Clayton Sandover laid down a perfect bunt to move the runners. Josh Jawanda was then given an intentional pass and the bases were loaded. With two out Jordan Deshane came to the plate to hit a solid single into left field to bring Wesley home. The final score, after a fabulous game, was Whalley 1…Atlantic 0. Whalley plays Saskatchewan in their final round robin game today at 3:30 pm.
   
August 6, 2012
Juniors bounce back with defensive gem
On Saturday Whalley gave up a tough loss against Lethbridge having suffered an uncharacteristic number of errors. Today the team returned to their roots to play a defensive gem. We played the undefeated Alberta team from Calgary and delivered their first loss. Clayton Sandover and Wesley Bauer dug deep to throw strikes for 7 innings and let the defense go to work. Clay’s timely line drive to score 2 and Wesley’s double play helped their cause. The team offence was strong; from Josh Jawanda coming a home run short of the cycle to Nolan Weger’s text book bunt to put runners in scoring position. The parents are also finding their stride as the 10th player in the stands out-cheering all competition. Final score 9-6. Whalley has 3 wins and one loss going in to our game against Atlantic tomorrow.
   
August 3, 2012
Whalley Juniors 2-0 at Canadian Championships!

The boys took on Ontario this morning and came out with 13-6 victory. Aiden Kerr got the win for Whalley allowing just 2 runs over his 3 innings of work. Like yesterday, Jordan Deshane closed out the game working 3 innings giving up only 1 run and 1 hit. Jordan Cilberto and Josh Jwanda lead the offense with JC having 3 hits and 2 RBI and Josh launching a solo home run in the 7th for 1 of his 3 RBIs. Brendan Yip, Scott Gamble and Jordan Deshane also contributed 2 hits each.

Next up - Saturday at 2:30pm Alberta time vs the host team from Lethbridge. Check out the game online at www.jrllcanadians.com

   
August 2, 2012
Whalley Juniors Open Defence of National Championship

The Whalley Juniors played their opening game of the Canadian Junior League Championship this morning and were in fine form despite a 5:30am wake up call! The Whalley boys earned a convincing 11-0 win over the Quebec representative from NDG LL. After a scoreless first inning, Whalley plated 6 runs in the 2nd and cruised from there. The two Jordans - Cilberto and Deshane - shared the pitching duties and kept Quebec off the board. Next up is Team Ontario represented by Thunder Bay Friday at 11:30am Alberta time.

Catch live coverage and webcasts for all the games at www.jrllcanadians.com

   
August 1, 2012
WLL Juniors Off to Lethbridge

The boys jumped on an early flight Tuesday morning to be followed by a long bus ride to get to Lethbridge for the Canada Junior League Championship. The team will open defence of the Championship on Thursday morning at 8:30 (Lethbridge time!) vs Quebec. Watch online at http://jrllcanadians.com/

Do us proud guys - play hard, play fair and respect the game of baseball!

   
July 29, 2012
Well Done Whalley!

Whalley Junior League began the Provincial Championship in West Vancouver last Saturday, July 21st to defend last year's title. Winning the first three games handily of the double knockout tournament Whalley went undefeated to the finals against Mt. Seymour who had to be beat Whalley twice. The first game Mt. Seymour edged out Whalley 8-7 in a very entertaining game which set up a winner take all scenario on Saturday, July 28th where Whalley answered with a 16-2 win in four and a half innings to become the Provincial Champions once again. Whalley goes on to represent BC in the Nationals in Lethbridge, AB from August 1st - 9th. A big thanks to all the Whalley fans who came out to support the team.

   
July 26, 2012
Drew Henderson Tournament a Success

On behalf of the league Executive and Board of Directors we would like to congratulate everyone associated with the 2012 Drew Henderson Memorial tournament.

 

Each year the 11 year old team parents step up to this daunting task. It usually serves as a crash course in league empowerment for everyone involved. League leaders emerge and teams come together to accomplish the extraordinary.  The 2012 event was a standout.

 

This year’s tournament was exceptional in many ways. The extra effort you made to make it memorable for everyone involved was remarkable. The success experienced by everyone I have spoken to is a testament to how much you all cared to do it well.    

 

To Harv Kliewer and Marc Chiasson in particular, we know how much work it was and thank you for leading. To each parent who contributed individually to the group success, to Dave Langille for the concession assistance, Bill Keegan for the umpires, you all did more than is required and you did it simply because it was a good thing to do. We hope you look back for years to come and enjoy that you were part of something great.     

 

Thank you for giving the players something great to be part of and most importantly something to be proud of.  

 

We are all the league- and you have certainly done your part to make Whalley proud this year!

 

Congratulations, Whalley Little League Executive

   
July 22, 2012
District 3 Chiefs Lose National Semi-final
July 22, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

In what was an emotional war and described as a dramatic win between longtime adversaries, the Chiefs leading 4 -2 into the seventh gave up three runs to lose 5 -4 to Cape Breton.

Cape Breton (Maritimes) faces Windsor (Ontario West) later today.
   
July 21, 2012
Whalley 11s in Drew Final!
Congratulations to the Whalley 11s for making it to the 2012 Drew Henderson Tournament Final! Great weather, competition, and organization has made this one of the best Drew tournaments in years. Be sure to be at the park on Sunday at 2pm to witness a display of Little League baseball at its finest as our Whalley boys take on Hastings in this year's final.
   
July 19, 2012
Whalley 11's going for 4th win in Round Robin tonight! (Thursday @ 18:00)
The Drew Henderson is a success again this year. Mother Nature is being very cooperative and the fields are in great shape. The quality of baseball being played make up for some exciting baseball games to watch. The Whalley Boys are playing Dunbar tonight in what should be another doozer game. With a win tonight, the home team would advance to the Semis this weekend. Good Luck Boys! GO WHALLEY GO! If you're interested in seeing how some other teams are doing in the tournament, please visit the following website for more details on Schedules and Standings. http://ballcharts.com/teams/index.php?team=2012Drew
   
July 19, 2012
District 3 Chiefs Advance to National Semi-finals
The Chiefs beat Valleyfield (Quebec) Wednesday 12 – 0 and Edmonton (Alberta) today 9 – 5. This three way tie of 2 wins and 1 loss between BC, Ontario West and Alberta was decided with Runs Allowed per Inning and sees Windsor and the Chiefs advance to the semi-finals Saturday.

Game details under Chiefs Division
   
July 19, 2012
White Rock South Surrey Advances to Majors Provincials
In a tight and well played game White Rock South Surrey (WRSS) finished the winner thanks to a three run home run in the bottom of the fifth to give the WRSS All-Star's the lead and the game, final score 6 – 3.

Game details under Majors Division
   
July 18, 2012
Chiefs Lose Game One in Nationals
In a disappointing first game that was the opening game of the Big League Canadian Regional tournament the BC District 3 Chiefs lost 5 – 2 to Windsor (Ontario West).

Game details under Chiefs Division.
   
July 17, 2012
Despite Valiant Effort 9 Selects Eliminated at Tourney
We can all be proud of our nine year olds this year despite not being able to advance to the medal round. They played their hearts out in a disappointing 13-12 loss to Langley on Saturday night. In a game that saw the lead change three times a bloop single over first in the bottom of the sixth saw the winning run come in from third with two out. The coaches approached this tournament with the philosophy that the 9 year age group is a development year and they gave 14 boys the opportunity to play in a Whalley All Star jersey, several wearing the colours for the first time. Thanks to the many comments recieved from parents to the coaching staff on how they saw great improvement in fundamentals and skills of the boys over the short three week period. Any team does not have success without commitment from the parents. Thanks as well to them from the coaching staff for the support and encouragement. As a coaching staff we are encouraged that this group will continue to develop and represent Whalley at the highest level in years to come. Coach David
   
July 16, 2012
Drew Henderson Update
Whalley is currently hosting the 25th Annual Drew Henderson Memorial Tournament - July 13th to 22nd The Drew Henderson Memorial Tournament, hosted by Whalley with the support of the parents and volunteers of our Whalley 11 years old All-Star Team got under way this last Friday night. The home team Whalley defeated the visiting Langley squad by a score of 14 to 4. On Saturday, the Opening Ceremonies were held in the afternoon, followed by the always fun Skills Competition. The Whalley boys won the event by finishing first place in the "race around the bases" as well as in the "Home Run Derby" contest. On Sunday, the home team boys were playing the New Westminster team in what was a great game. The Whalley boys won the game 12 - 10. The next game for the home team Whalley is scheduled for tonight, Monday at 18:00 on the Major Diamond. Little Mountain will be the visiting team. It should be another great ball game. Come support the team and at the same moment, have a look at our many fabulous Raffle Gift Baskets, and enter to have a chance to win some pretty cool stuff. Go Whalley Go!
   
July 13, 2012
9 Selects Medal Round Begins
Come support the 9 Selects on Saturday night at 6pm as they face Langley in the first game of the medal round. These kids are playing well and deserve your support!
   
July 10, 2012
Tough loss for 9 Selects in Game Three
The 9 Selects lost to Group A Winners Little Mountain by a 9-6 score Monday night. Behind 6-2 entering the bottom of the third, the bottom of the order led by Trevor "Balbino" Pheasey, "Lazer" Logan MacNiel, Matthew "Mayhem" Williams, and Logan "Batman" McLeod, the boys battled back to make the score 6-5. In the bottom of the fourth Whalley game MVP Beau "Beautista" Giesbrecht led off the inning with a line shot inside the park homerun to tie the game. Little Mountain put the game away in the top of the sixth with two runs on a triple to the gap in left centre. The medal round begins on Saturday, the seedings are still to be determined but the anticipated start time is 6pm Saturday night. Come watch these 9 year olds play. These guys are good!
   
July 8, 2012
9 Selects Win Game Two
Under the bright sunny sky today our boys bats were on fire as they defeated New Westminster 13-11. The heat proved difficult for both teams as the pitchers had trouble finding the strike zone. Whalley game MVP Ryan "JP" Callum provided the final spark with a bases loaded triple to give our boys a 13-9 lead going into the sixth and final inning. "Mr. Triple" James "Spider" Langille continued his torried hitting streak by lining his third and fourth three bag hits in two games. Owen "Ozone" Wiegner lined a shot in the fourth resulting in an inside the park home run. Despite giving up 11 runs the Whalley pitchers limited the New Westminster hittters to three hits in the game. Come encourage the boys Monday night at 6pm as they take on Little Mountain. A win could provide them first place in Pool A of the round robin.
   
July 8, 2012
District 3 Chiefs win Big League Provincial
Game details under the Chiefs division, next stop Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Follow the action here and at www.ccplb.com and support the team.
   
July 6, 2012
9 Selects Drop Close Game to White Rock in Opener
White Rock defeated the 9 Selects 7-5 tonight in the opening game of the tournament in Langley. Our boys loaded the bases three times in the first four innings but were only able to come up with 2 runs. Even so the score was close at 4-2 until the 5th inning when a bases loaded triple by Rory Munro of White Rock led to a 6-2 lead. James Langille led the offense with two triples, scored two runs and was named MVP of the game for Whalley. Munro was named MVP for White Rock. Once again our boys played a fine defensive game. Of special note was a great backhand stab and strong throw from short to end an inning by Beau Giesbrecht. Next game Sunday at 9am. Come and encourage the boys!
   
July 5, 2012
9 Selects Ready for Langley Tournament
The 9 Select team has worked hard during the exhibition schedule to get ready for the Langley tournament by winning 3 games and losing 1. We have seen outstanding pitching and defence from the boys as they focused on fundamentals over the last two weeks. Here is this year's team: 33 Christiano "Crunch" Banco, 5 James "Spider" Langille, 36 Beau "Beautista" Giesbrecht, 45 Tyler "Tiger" Johal, 42 Bradley "Bradslam" Simms, 54 Owen "Ozone" Wiegner, 18 Ryan "JP" Callum, 2 "Laser" Logan MacNiel, 30 Matthew "Mayhem" Williams, 15 Tyler "Big Dog" Martin, 8 Kyle "Iron Man" Peterson, 21 Trevor "Balbino" Pheasey, and 27 Logan "Batman" McLeod. Games begin Friday, July 6, 6pm against White Rock, Sunday, July 8, 9am against New West, and Monday, July 9, 6pm against Little Mountain. Come out and support the boys!
   
July 4, 2012
Rookies update
The Rookie 8's played White Rock in the Semi-Final game earlier today (Monday) and fell behind early in the game 6-1. The White Rock bats were hot, hitting the ball in the gap all over the field, while Whalley's bats went cold. With the score 12-3 after 4 innings, the Whalley Boys started hitting the ball late in the game and attempted a comeback, only to fall short. The final score was 12 - 8. In the afternoon Consolation Finals (for 3rd or 4th) against the Langley Team, the boys offense came to life and started hitting the ball and ended up scoring the most points in a game, winning the game 20 - 8. The Whalley 8's finished third in the tournament. Hastings took the honors by beating White Rock 16-8 in the Finals. The Rookie 8's did not win the tournament like a lot of us had hoped for, but we are still very proud at how the team performed. With the solid defense the Team displayed on the field, game in and game out, throughout the round robin, Whalley was the team that allowed the least amount of points. The Team may not have won the tourney, but we all beleive that in the coming years, this group of kids will be one to be reckoned with. The Coaching Staff and all Parents are very proud of you boys, you came a long ways in these last couple of weeks and represented Whalley very well, to say the least. We look forward to seeing you develop and mature into great ball players in the near future. The Team, Parents, Coaching Staff and on behalf of Whalley Little League, we would like to say THANK YOU White Rock for hosting such a wonderful tournament. Mother Nature wasn't too cooperative at times over the last weekend, but all games were played and organized in a timely manner. Hat's off to you White Rock, you did a fantastic job. GO WHALLEY GO!
   
July 2, 2012
Undefeated Rookie 8's advance to semi finals
The Rookie 8's remain undefeated in the round robin tournament to move on to the semi-finals on Monday morning @ 11:30. The first game today (Saturday) ended in a 7-7 tie against the home team White Rock. With the game on the line and tied going into the bottom of the last inning, and with only one out, our solid defense ended the game with a great double play while White Rock had 2 runners on bases! Our boys solid defense saved the day. It was a nail bitter to say the least. The second game of the day was also a great game, this time around against the Coquitlam squad. Our Whalley boys won the game 11-9, which was a game that was played in heavy rain at times and muddy field conditions. Perseverance prevailed and the boys came up victorious once again, playing solid D in the last couple innings getting the last 6 batters out. The semi-finals are scheduled for 11:30 on Monday (Whalley vs White Rock) with the Finals being played at 4:30. Come and encourage the boys! Games are played in sunny White Rock, at Centennial Park. Go get em Boys! Make Whalley proud and keep up the good work! Good Luck Team!
   
June 28, 2012
Rookies update
Game #2. The Whalley squad played a flawless game this afternoon. They limited the North Langley team to only 2 singles and no errors were commited, it was quite the accomplishment to see the boys make plays at first base, or catching fly balls all over the field, batter after batter. They even got a double play to finish off an inning. The game was played in under 30 minutes, yes, under half an hour (4 innings mercy rule). The boys are playing two games tomorrow. The first game should be a doozer, against the host team, White Rock @ 11:30. Coquitlam will be facing our home boys @ 6:00. Keep up the good work boys! Go Whalley Go!
   
June 27, 2012
Rookie 8's Ready to play!
Rookie 8's All Stars ready to play some great baseball! > > The Rookie 8's All Star team is ready to play some great > baseball > this weekend in the annual White Rock District Tournament. > The team has been practicing hard these last couple of weeks and > great positive results in the three exhibition games they've > played shows how far they've come as a team in such a short > period of time. They will try to keep the winning streak > going this up coming Canaday Day Long Weekend in sunny White Rock. > > Here is this year's roster: > > Adam "A J" Baker > Brandon "Shaggy" Chiasson > Brennan "Pitbull" Cox > Nicholas "Stats" Forsyth > Colton "Bullet" Frick > Ethan "Speedy" Hein > Trace " " Johnston > Daniel "Rocket" Lafleur > Riley "Tonka" Larose > Haiden "Mr Hollywood" Letzing > Nathaniel "Duffy" Mahon > Luke "Lucky" Pakulak > > The team's schedule is: > > Thursday, June 28 @ 15:30 vs Dunbar > Friday, June 29 @ 15:30 vs North Langley > Saturday, June 30 @ 11:30 vs White Rock > Saturday, June 30 @ 18:00 vs Coquitlam > Monday, July 2 Semi-Finals @ 9:00 or 11:30 & FINALS @ 16:30 > All games are played at Centennial Park in White Rock. > > Come and encourage this group of very talented and skilled > players. > > GOOD LUCK BOYS! GO WHALLEY GO! > >
   
June 26, 2012
Volunteer for Drew Henderson Tournament
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! We are looking for volunteers to help the 11 year old All Stars Parents host our big annual 11 year old baseball tournament in the Whalley Ball Park from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 22, 2012. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. We need several volunteers for pre and post game field maintenance, concession shifts, selling 50/50, etc... If you would like to give back to the community, and to our great League, while watching great baseball, please reply to Marc Chiasson for additional information at mlchiasson@shaw.ca The Drew Henderson Tournament Whalley hosts every year is the biggest 11 year old tournament in the Lower Mainland, come be part of it and you'll enjoy it! ALL welcome!! Are you a high school student looking for community volunteering hours?? We can help! Waiting to hear from all of you......LOL Cheers & PLAY BALL! Marc Chiasson 604-375-7753
   
June 21, 2012
Closing Ceremonies Saturday at 1pm
Closing Ceremonies are set for 1pm Saturday on the Major Diamond!
   
June 20, 2012
More Senior All Star Try-outs
These try-outs were announced today by Bruce Michael, Manager District 3 Senior All Stars.

Wed June 20 800PM Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam

Thur June 21 630PM Walnut Grove Park, North Langley

Sat June 23 TBA Walnut Grove Park, North Langley, or Langley or Whalley Junior Diamond

Sun June 24 300PM Whalley Athletic Park

Mon June 25 800PM Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam

Tue June 26 630PM Walnut Grove Park, North Langley

Wed June 27 800PM Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam

Additional information can be found at this link http://coquitlamlittleleague.ca/senior/district-3-allstar-team/
   
June 19, 2012
Cards Win an Exciting Major Final over Dodgers 2-1

The Whalley Major Cardinals defeated the Major Dodgers 2-1 in the Major playoff final.

The game featured many fine defensive plays by both teams and many chances to score more runs but were thwarted by fine pitching and defense. In the first inning the Cards threatened with two outs,with back to back hits by Noah Nakamura and Brennen Flodin but Dodger pitcherTrevor Deshane buckled down and struck out the final out, Evan Alexander. Dodger Mitchell Savage led off the first with a single, but Card second baseman, Bailey Chiasson, snared a hot shot from Trevor Deshane and doubled off Mitchell at first. The Cards Ethan Boyd got a one out single and was sacrificed to second by Joel Alexander who made it to first. Zach Needham was then hit by a pitch loading the bases. Michael Bauer singled to left field scoring Ethan. On the play Joel was thrown out at home and then Zack was thrown out at third base as the Dodgers got out of the inning. Edward Lin led of the bottom of the second with a single, stole second, and moved to third on a Tim Langille ground out. Brennen than got the Dodgers batters to fly out to second and ground out to second ending the inning and stranding Edward at third. Still 1-0 Cards. In the third inning Noah beat out a ground ball and was moved to second on a ground out by Brennen. Evan then singled up the middle driving in Noah as the Cards took a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the third Billy Krandis walked, Nick Eastman singled. Mitchell than singled driving in Billy. Trevor grounded out to second and the Cards threw out Mitchell turning towards third recording there second double play and third of the game. 2-1 for the Cards. In the fourth the Cards got a lead off single from Riley Baines. With two outs Michael bunted for a base hit setting up the Cards with runners on second and third. Bailey drove a hard shot up the middle hitting pitcher Trevor in the leg. Trevor fought of the pain and threw out Bailey ending the inning. Still 2-1 The Dodgers threatened again in the fourth with a one out single by Edward who then promptly stole second. After Tim popped up for the second out, Taylor Larose walked leaving the Dodgers with runners at second and third. Brennen then struck out the third out to get out of the inning. 2-1 Cards. Sherman Lin replaced Trevor on the mound in the fifth getting a one, two, three inning. Brennen was also strong in the fifth as he only gave up a walk in getting his three outs. In the top of the sixth the Cards got a lead off walk to Trent Suzuki, a single by Riley. Brad Sims than sacrificed but the Dodgers made a fine play getting the lead runner at third. Sherman than got a strike out and ground out to get out of the inning. In the bottom of the sixth Sherman got to first on a error. This ended Brennen's fine pitching as he reached his pitch count. Michael Bauer than came in to pitch. After a fly out to center by Edward, and a strike out by Tim, Sherman had made it all the way to third. But the Cards buckled down again with Michael striking out the final batter. On the last pitch Evan made a fine catch on a tipped third strike.

So final score was 2-1 for the Cardinals on one of the finest major games of the year! Congrats to both teams on fine performances!

   
June 17, 2012
Senior Allstar Tryouts - June 18

2012 Senior League All-Star Tryouts

The first two identity camp sessions have been confirmed at Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam on Monday June 18 and Wednesday June 20 at 8:00PM.

A 2012 District 3 All-Star team webpage has all of the details for players interested in trying out for the team, including an online application form.

Please forward this e-mail to all eligible players so they get the link to the All-Stars web page.

After Wednesday, upcoming events are still in the air – the google calendar on the team page will be the most up to date online resource and we will communicate by text for late breaking news, so cell phone numbers are mandatory.

I’m eagerly looking forward to the 2012 All-Star season,

Bruce Michael

Manager, 2012 Senior All-Stars

604 314.1609

   
June 16, 2012
District 3 Big League All Star Try-outs Announced

District 3 has announced the Big League All Star Try-outs. The schedule is outlined below. Players must attend at least one of the try-outs available if you wish to be eligible for post season play. The Big League manager this year is Mr. Ray Jones.

Mon June 18 @ North Langley (Walnut Grove) 6:30 pm

Thu June 21 @ Coquitlam (Blue Mountain) 8:00 pm

Fri June 22 @ Whalley (Field 1) 7:00 pm

Sat June 23 @ North Langley (Walnut Grove) 1:30 pm

Good Luck to everyone!

   
June 16, 2012
Reds Win Junior Final
Friday night saw two very tired teams play in the Junior final. After the Yankees defeated the Reds 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday night - the same two teams took the field for a winner tgake all game. The Reds took an early lead and rode that to a 5-1 win. The Wong brothers - Matthew and Keenan - combined for the win with Matthew going 5 and Keenan going 2. The brings to an end a very exciting playoff and Junior Division season. As always the baseball on the Junior Diamond was fun and exciting. Congratulations to all the Coaches and players on a great season!
   
June 15, 2012
Junior Final Final Tonight at 6pm - and other playoff notes

Thursday night was an exciting night at Whalley Ball Park with some tension filled games. In the Major Division, the Dodgers jumped out ahead of the Yankees 9-1 and held on to win 10-8. That win puts the Dodgers into the Major Final on Saturday at 10am against the Cardinals.

In the Rookie Division, after the round robin, the Dodgers needed to be beaten twice by the Cardinals if the Cards were to take the Championship. On Wednesday the Cards won setting up a winner take all game Thursday where the Cards defeated the Dodgers take the championship!

In what was maybe the most exciting game at Whalley this year, the Junior Division Yankees played a must win game against the Reds. A win and the Yankees stayed alive in the Championship - a loss and the Reds would win the championship. It took 10 innings to settle but in a game that saw solid pitching and some great outfield play from both teams - the Yankees won the game 5-4. That means the same two teams meet at 6pm in a winner take all game. Come enjoy the sunshine in this winner take all game!

The Minor Division final took place on a cool Wednesday night on the Major Diamond. In that game, the Yankees defeated the Reds 7-4 final. It what was a very exciting finish to the Minor Season.

   
June 8, 2012
Whalley Big League Chiefs social network

This years team has compiled a facebook group.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/339001559503272/ or Whalley BIG LEAGUE Chiefs, an open group
   
June 6, 2012
Playoff Schedules Posted - Major & Minor
Time flies - but the playoffs are already here! Schedules for the Major and Minor playoffs are now posted.
   
May 30, 2012
3rd Annual Party in the Park a Success

The morning started off a bit chilly on Sunday but it warmed up and the 3rd annual Party in the Park and picture day was a great time. The kids and parents seemed to enjoy the fun and the food! The season goes by so fast it is nice to take a day off and enjoy the park even with no games.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who organized this year's event lead by the Social Committee and to all that helped out in a very busy concession!

   
May 27, 2012
All star opportunities notice
As we near the end of the season it’s time to confirm the Managers of the non sanctioned “select” All star teams. For those unfamiliar, the Little League “sanctioned” teams are those participating in the Little League international tournament for 11/12 Major Allstars and the Little League provincial tournament for 9/10 Major Allstars. The Managers of these teams have already been determined by application in December. The "unsactioned" or “select" teams include participants in local “All star” tournaments as follows: 11 year old Drew Henderson Team –Major 11 year old players – exhibition and tournaments culminating in hosting the Drew Henderson Memorial tournament July 13 -22 (The Drew Team) 9 year old selects Team – The top 9 year old major and minor players culminating in the Langley 9 selects tournament July 15-21 9/10 selects- 9 and 10 year old players from minor and major not selected to the 9/10 Major sanctioned team or the 9 selects. Tournament Centennial Park in White Rock, Friday, July 6th to Sunday, July 8th. If you are interested in Managing any of these teams please reply ASAP either to your player agent or directly to me with your application to be considered by the League Board of Directors. Thanks Mark Deshane 1st Vice President Whalley Little League
   
May 22, 2012
Annual Minor 9/10 Tournament Wet but Successful

In a rain shortened weekend the Langley Yankees won the Gold Medal in the annual May Long Weekend 9/10 tournament.

It was a tough weekend for our Whalley boys as they finished the round robin with a win and a tie, but missed the bye to the semi-finals on the third tiebreaker. The Hastings Rockies played one more defensive inning and recieved the bye on run diferential ratio.

In a great effort in the medal round qualifying game our boys gave up five runs in the first inning and then shut out Hastings the rest of the way losing 5-2.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time on this busy long weekend to battle the weather to get these games in!

   
April 23, 2012
Schedules Posted
Schedules for the Rookies, Minors, Majors and Challengers are all now posted under each Divisions section of the web site. Scores to be updated as we go.
   
April 23, 2012
3rd Annual Ice Breaker a Great Time!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Whalley Little League Saturday night at the Ice Breaker. Great fun at Jolly Mac's pub and good food.

Thanks to all the members of the Social Committee for all the time and effort went into making this event an ongoing success.

   
April 6, 2012
Batting cage time
For batting cage time please check the schedule and request an open time by sending an email to whalleyllvp@shaw.ca. Requests for the following week can be made starting sunday night. Requests will be approved in the order received and updated on to the schedule nightly. If your requested time is booked just ahead of you then you will get the time closest to it. Do not expect an email response.
   
April 1, 2012
2012 McDonald's Challenger Celebrity Golf Classic
We would like to invite you to join us for the 11th Annual McDonald’s Challenger® Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants, to be held this year on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Club. To download the registration and sponsorship package click the download link in the left menu bar and then click the Golf package link to download the document.
   
March 13, 2012
It isn't too late to Register!

We are still actively taking registrations for the coming season. For more information check out the Registration Link in the left menu bar or e-mail wllregistrar@gmail.com.

Come on out and play some baseball.

   
February 18, 2012
Follow Whalley LL on Twitter
Stay in touch with all the action this season on Twitter. Sign in at whalleylittleleague@whalleyllb.
   
January 8, 2012
PBL Chiefs Renew Ties with Whalley Little League

The PBL Chiefs - formerly the Fraser Valley Chiefs - will once again be known as the Whalley Chiefs. This is great news for Whalley Little League as kids now have the opportunity to play baseball from the time they are 4 up thru the WLL program, to the PBL and College (Douglas College) without ever leaving Whalley Athletic Park. For the full story click the link below.

Working with the Chiefs and Douglas College, we have access to some great coaches and ball players that will help develop the young players of Whalley Little League and provide an example of what you can do in baseball.

From the Surrey Now - Premier Chiefs baseball club proud to renew Whalley ties
   
December 10, 2011
Batting Cage schedule updated
The batting cage is available for off season development. Any 2011 season coach with 6 or more 2011 registered players wanting to do off season development should contact Mark Deshane for Cage time and development program assistance. New players can also be registered. See the batting cage schedule on the home page.
   
August 18, 2011
Whalley ends World series run

Like in Lethbridge the Whalley boys had a late night game followed by an early morning game - and unfortunately the results went against us. Whalley lost to Italy 4-2 Wednesday night in a very tight game. Jacob Robazza pitched a great game striking out 8 but again, the bats that were so good in the Canadian Championships were silent and we couldn't get more than 2 runs of a solid Italian pitching tandem. The team played well but it was a disappointing loss.

Despite getting back to the hotel at 11pm the boys had to be back at the park at 9:30am Thursday which meant an 8am wake up call. In a game to determine the who would go to the playoffs, Whalley faced Venezuela. Daichi Keber had just an outstanding game on the mound and kept Whalley in the game for 5 innings. Heading to the bottom of the 6th we trailed 3-0. Unfortunately Venezuela scored 7 in that inning to win 10-0 - a very disappointing result considering how close the game really was. Daichi was just superb in this game - it was something to watch him pitch. The boys left the game heads held high but with the loss finished 3rd in the International Pool and won't advance.

In the end, 13 games in 17 days - including 8 in 9 days to win the Canadian Championship - proved too much and the boys were just tired. Some played through pretty bad pain just to play the games - ice and advil were more popular in the kid's rooms that candy and pop. Despite seeing pitching no different than we saw in the Canadian Championship, the bats were slow and we couldn't score. However, the boys were not overmatched in any games and proved they could play with the best in the world - they really did put everything into this tournament and despite not making the playoff round they certainly did Whalley and Canada proud. Well done.

For those who texted me - thanks for the support. My blackberry died so I've been out of touch the last 2 days! We have had outstanding support from all of the Whalley Nation - which we have discovered includes many people in Taylor - and we thank you all for that!!

For those of you who haven't yet had the experience to travel under the Whalley banner, it is truly amazing how many people you run into who are Whalley fans - people here were already wearing Whalley shirts and hats when we arrived - and there are a lot more of them with Whalley shirts, hats and pins for the next Whalley team to see when they get here.. There is nothing quite like it!

   
August 17, 2011
Whalley loses to Chinese Taipei
Whalley had their first setback Tuesday losing 10-0 to Chinese Taipai. This was going to be a tough game but the Whalley boys held the game close for a while - but then started making mistakes - and against teams this good you can't make mistakes. Jordan Ciliberto pitched 1 solid inning. Matthew Wong also pitched 2 innings and did great - but too many errors and Taipai prevailed. Next up is Italy at 8pm Wednesday night!
   
August 15, 2011
Whalley Juniors Win World Series Opener

Whalley/Canada defeated Puerto Rico 6-1 to open up their World Series in Taylor Michigan on Monday. The team rode the outstanding pitching of Daichi Keber for the first 3 2/3 innings and scored 2 runs in the top of 3 to take the lead. Daichi left the game allowing 1 hit and was followed by Will Gladwell who pitched great allowing 1hit in 2 1/3 innings. Whalley picked up a run in the 5th and 3 in the 6th capitalizing on a couple miscues by the Puerto Rican squad. As he has done so many times in this Allstar season, Bailey Fidler came in in the bottom of the 7th to close the game. With runners on 1st and 2nd and none out, Bailey didn't give up a hit in shutting things down. Well done - we are very proud of our boys!! Great Win!

   
August 11, 2011
Whalley are 2011 Junior Canadian Champs!

Slow updates due to a busy schedule here in Lethbridge....but after defeating Lethbridge 16-7 in the Semifinals, Whalley took on round robin 1st place finishers Medicine Hat in the final. The result was a 14-8 Whalley win!!!

This was an exciting game with bats on both sides rolling all game long. Every time Whalley would score runs, Medicine Hat would answer. Cole Hunt battled for 4 innings before giving way to Jacob Robazza for 1. We scored, they scored. Bailey Fidler came into the game in the 6th and shut it down for 2 innings to preserve the victory!! Huge hitting up and down the lineups. Will Gladwell had 4 hits, Matt Macdonald and Daichi Keber added 3 each. Clutch hits all over! What a great game!

Congratulations to the team and a great group of fans who were loud and proud like only Whalley parents can be!

   
August 9, 2011
Whalley Juniors Split final 2 RR Games

The Whalley Juniors split a late night game Monday night and the first game of the day Tuesday. Whalley played well against Medicine Hat but the hot bats were somewhat quiet and Medicine Hat prevailed 8-4. However, after a late night supper the boys were back at the park at for a 10:30am warmup Tuesday against Quebec. Whalley prevailed in that game 19-0 against an overmatched Quebec team. Jordan Ciliberto went the 1st inning allowing no hits and Matthew Wong went the remaining 4 also allowing no hits. Hits and RBI came from up and down the lineup - and quite a few errors by Quebec didn't help their pitchers who battled hard.

Next up the Semi Final game - time and team to be determined.

   
August 7, 2011
Whalley Juniors Win an early morning game

The Whalley Juniors defeated Saskatchewan 13-0 in an early morning 9am game Sunday in Lethbridge. The boys were very tired but again came out fast scoring 3 runs in the top of the first inning. Cole Hunt lead the early attack again and ended the day 2 for 3 with 2 runs and 3 RBI. Will Gladwell had a big day going 2 for 3 with 5 RBI as did Mitch Williams who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Pitching duties were shared by Jacob Robazza, Bailey Fidler, Jordan Ciliberto, Scott Game with Cole closing out the game. Well done. Next game for Whalley is a 7pm start tomorrow night versus a very tough Medicine Hat squad.

   
August 6, 2011
Whalley Juniors move to 3-0

Whalley took on Ontario Saturday in an afternoon contest in the extreme heat and came a way with a 16-5 win over a very tough opponent. Everyone knows that Ontario will be tougher if we meet them again.

The key to the win was a fast start with Cole Hunt leading off with a double. Whalley scored 2 in the top of 1st. Then came the pitching of Daichi Keber who was outstanding throwing a shutout for 4 innings and 50 pitches.

Matt MacDonald was huge at the plate going 3 for 4 with 4 RBI including a 3 run home run. Cole ended up 3 for 5 scoring 2 runs. Jacob added 5 RBI and Daichi 2.

Once Daichi was out of the game, Will Gladwell, Jordan Ciliberto and Matt MacDonald brought the game home. Jordan finished the game with a nifty double play with a force out at 3rd and throwing across to 1st to get the runner.

Next up is Saskatchewan tomorrow morning at 9am!!

   
August 5, 2011
Whalley Juniors 2 - 0 at Canadians

Whalley moved to 2 and 0 at the Junior Canadians on Friday with an 11 - 0 win over the Atlantic team from Sydney.

A quick start was key with Cole walking to lead off the game and then hits by Scott,Will and Jacob came one after the other. Whalley scored 3 to jump out to a lead. Jacob started the game on the mound and went 3 strong innings finishing the 3rd with his 35th pitch. Whalley added 5 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd to lead 10 - 0 after 3. From there Bailey pitched 1 and 2/3s and Matt MacDonald came in to throw 1 pitch to finish the game. Strong performance all around. Ontario tomorrow at 3:30 Lethbridge time.

   
August 4, 2011
Whalley Juniors in a tight one Wednesday night!

The Whalley Jr Allstars kicked off their 2011 Canadian Championship Wednesday night with a hard fought 13-10 victory in 9 innings over the host Lethridge team.

In what has become a dangerous trend lately, Whalley started off sloppy and didn't give starter Cole Hunt much defence in the first couple of innings. As a result, Lethbridge went up 4-0. However, in what has become more of a positive trend, the boys didn't give up and bounced back to score 4 in the top of the 3rd to tie up the game. After adding 2 more in the 4th, Whalley was up 6-4. Lethbridge scored 1 in the bottom of 6 to make it a 6-5 game. Heading into the bottom of the 7th Whalley held a 1 run lead. Lethbridge scored 1 to tie and would have won the game if not for Matthew Wong throwing out the winning run at the plate from right field - truly a game saver!

On to extra innings the game went and Whalley put up 4 runs in the top of 8! Safe lead? Not in this game, Lethbridge bounced back and put up 4 of their own in the bottom of 8. In the top of the ninth Whalley again scored - 3 this time. In the bottom of the 9th Lethbridge lead of with walk and a single off Jordan Ciliberto. Bailey Fidler came into the game to pitch and gave up a single - based loaded none out. Bailey got the next batter to hit a grounder back to him and the throw home was in time for the first out. Next batter hit a line drive to Will Gladwell who threw to Matthew Wong at 2nd base for the double play - game over!

Lots of pitches from both sides with Cole starting the game, followed by Diachi Keber, Will, Jacob Robazza, Jordan Ciliberto and finally Bailey. On offence, Jacob went 4 for 4 at the plate with 2 double, Jordan Ciliberto added 2 clutch hits and 3 RBI, Mitchel Williams and Cole each added 2 hits and Scott Gamble walked 4 times. Matt MacDonald was outstanding behind the plate catching all 9 innings.

Great game. Thankfully the boys have the day off as the game ended after 11pm. Next up is the Atlantic team Friday at Noon (Alberta time).

   
July 23, 2011
Whalley Juniors are BC Champs

They didn't make it easy on themselves, but the boys of the Whalley Junior Allstar team captured the provincial LL banner Friday night by defeating Coquitlam 10-3.

After loosing to Coquitlam in the round robin, the boys had to take the backdoor route to the championship. In the end, they had to beat Coquitlam twice. Thursday night Whalley dominated in a 9-0 win powered by Will Gladwell's dominating pitching performance, Jacob Robazza's 4 rbi and Mitch Williams two run bomb over the right field fence.

That left Friday nights game as a winner take all. While the end score wasn't close the game was. In fact Coquitlam lead 3-2 after 5. Cole Hunt relieve Jacob on the mound in the 5th and shut down Coquitlam allowing the Whalley bats to pick up 2 in the top of 6 to take a 4-3 lead. In the top of 7, Whalley broke the game open scoring 6 more runs. Daichi Keber lead the offence going 4-4 at the plate.

Congratulations to all the boys as contributions on offence and defence came from up and down the lineup. Well done.

A big thank you to all the Whalley fans who came out and showed their support!!

   
July 17, 2011
Drew Henderson Memorial Starts Sunday July 17
Come out and support the eleven year olds as the tournament gets underway today at noon.
   
July 8, 2011
BIG LEAGUE PROVINCIALS JULY 9 -10, 2011 AT WHALLEY ATHLETIC PARK
This year’s Big League Provincials are a two team best of three series between District 5 from the North Shore and our District 3 representing the Lower Fraser Valley.

District 3 is the host team and all games will be played at Whalley Athletic Park. Games 1 & 2 take place Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. If a game 3 is necessary it will be played Sunday, July 10th at 7:00 pm.

This year’s team that will proudly represent District 3 consists of the following players:

Brian Choi - Coquitlam A’s Nathan Parade de la Feraude - Whalley Chiefs Alex Dunbar - Whalley Chiefs Ryne Elliot - Whalley Chiefs Chris Fischer - Whalley Chiefs Jerrod Gray - Whalley Chiefs Mitch Harrington - Whalley Chiefs Kiefer Jackson - Langley Diamondbacks Jessy Johal - Whalley Chiefs Richard Lankmayr - Whalley Chiefs Connor Nishimura - Whalley Chiefs Nick Ouellette - Coquitlam A’s Nick Rohla - Whalley Chiefs Jorgan Tennant - Coquitlam A’s John Terrazzano - Coquitlam A’s Brady Veltin - Coquitlam A’s Austin Vetterl - Whalley Chiefs

Our 2011 District 3 Big League team is once again managed by Ray Jones of the Whalley Chiefs along with his coaches Glenn Gillard and Miller Morache.

We are very proud of our team and have high hopes for them as they pursue their season long goal of getting to the Canadian Big League Championships in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia July 18-23, 2011.

Please pass this onto all family and friends and let’s have a big crowd out to support our boys!!!

   
July 7, 2011
Thursday Night - Whalley 10 year olds vs WR
Whalley takes on WhiteRock tonight in North Langley...come on out and support your 9/10 year old allstar team. Game time is 5:30!
   
July 4, 2011
Bat-A-Thon Winners!
Team Prizes $125 - Major Yankees ($827.25) $100 - Rookie Athletics ($610.31) $75 - Mini Riverbats ($574.50)

Top Individuals Rahvi Kaila $500!!! ($100 first prize) Corey Treit $320 ($75 prize)

Draw Prizes Jayden Grewal - $350 Riley Bains - $200 Kallum Aujlia - $100

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you from WLL to all those participating. The bat-a-thon is our single biggest fundraiser each year and we rely on active participation! Thank you!
   
June 18, 2011
Reds and more Reds!

The Major and Junior Reds both came up victorious in their playoff runs.

In the Junior Divison the regular season champs first defeated the Yankees on Saturday and then wrapped up the double knockout playoff tournament with a victory of the Cubs. Strong hitting was the story of the day versus the Yankees and a strong pitching performance by Cole Hunt in Sunday's final sealed the championship. Congratulations to the players and coaches on a great season.

In the Major Division, this version of the Reds were also regular season champs. In the playoff round robin the Reds went undefeated and faced the ever present Cardinals in the Final. The Cardinals scored a run early off Reds starter Nolan Weger but the Reds battled back and scored 3 run to take the game 3-1 in a very exciting final. Well done for the Reds who last year finished in last place. Worst to First! Congratulations!

   
June 6, 2011
Minor 9/10 May Long Weekend Tournament a Success

On behalf of Whalley Little League, Thank you to all the teams that participated in the Minor 9/10 May Long Weekend tournament.

Thank you to all the umpires, volunteers and parents who spent the weekend at the park and contributed to making the tournament a success.

Hope to see you there next year!

1st place North Langley

2nd Hasting A's

3rd Langley Blue Jays

4th Whalley Dodgers

5th Hastings Red Sox

6th Langley Braves

7th Whalley Jays

   
June 2, 2011
Junior Reds Win Coquitlam Wood Bat Tourney

The Whalley Junior Reds defeated the Coquitlam Giants Monday night 1-0 to win the Annual Coquitlam Junior Wood bat Tournament. The Reds had reached the final game by going undefeated in the round robin portion of the tournament and then defeating the Coquitlam Cardinals in the Semi-Finals.

The final game turned into a pitching duel between the Red’s Cole Hunt and Ben McCarthy from the Cardinals. Both pitchers pitched and the defences were great with Adam Rota making a number of solid plays for the Cardinals and Bailey Fiddler and Scott Gamble robbing hits from Cardinal batters. At the end of the game, both pitchers had only surrendered 1 hit each - the only difference were the patient bats early in the game for the Reds who turned a walk to Bailey into the only run of the game. Cole Hunt finished the 5 inning game with 8 strikeouts and never allowed a ball hit out of the infield – an outstanding performance!

Congratulations to the players and coaches on a great tournament. It makes you want to bring back wood bats for all games!!

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May 2, 2011
Great Ice Breaker!

The 2nd Annual Ice Breaker event was held this past Saturday night at the Whalley Legion. Everyone who attended had a great time and had a lot of fun. The only downside to the evening was that the Canucks lost in OT! Great work and many thanks to the Social Committee for all the hard work in organizing and selling tickets!!

   
April 13, 2011
Batting Cage Schedule
Keep an eye on the batting cage schedule for latest updates or call Doug Johhson to check availability. With all the rain and cold it is unfortunately a busy place!!
   
April 8, 2011
Major Division Schedule Now Posted
The 2011 schedule is now posted for the Major Division.
   
January 20, 2011
It is NOT too late to Register!

If you missed registering you can still drop by the batting cages most evenings and drop off your form.

Another option for registration is to download and print (3 copies) of our printable registration form located on our website www.whalleylittlelegue.com Mail with Registration your payment and your post dated concession cheque to:

P.O. Box 33512

Central City Postal Outlet

Surrey, B.C. V3T 5R5

Check out the Parent Information Sheet in our Downloads section on the web site. Check the left side menu bar

   
January 17, 2011
District 3 Little League Baseball!
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January 15, 2011
Development sessions ongoing
These are the current times for Development on Sunday. All Whalley players are welcome. You may also attend any Major Division practice. See the cage schedule for practice times. SUNDAY 11:00-12:30 11 year olds 12:30-2:00 12 Year olds 3:00-4:30 10 year olds 4:30-6:00 Juniors 13/14
   
January 8, 2011
Bat Moratorium extended to 12 and Under!

There have been more significant changes to the rules surrounding bats for the 2011 season. We recommend strongly to read the letter below and check out the links.

Dear Little League Volunteers,

Little League International has posted a "Frequently-Asked Questions" article regarding the recent moratorium on composite baseball bats, as well as a list of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter that are currently approved for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Little League [Majors] Division and below).

You can access the article and list by clicking on this link:

LL International Statement on Composite Bats

Please feel free to forward this information to volunteers and parents in your district/league.

Sincerely,

Little League International

   
November 15, 2010
Update on use of Composite Bats

Dear Little League Volunteer:

As announced last month, Little League has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League, effective immediately. A link to more information about the moratorium on composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League can be found here:

LL International Statement on Composite Bats

At present, the moratorium on composite bats does not apply to the Little League Baseball (Majors) Division and below, nor does it apply to any division of softball.

Little League International is contracting with the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) to begin research testing composite bats 2 ¼ barreled bats that are approved for play in Little League Baseball (Majors) Division and below using the Bat Performance Factor (BPF) protocol, as well as the Accelerated Break-In (ABI) procedure. That agreement was reached today, and testing will begin very soon.

"We wanted to get this information out as soon as possible," Patrick W. Wilson, Vice President of Operations at Little League International, said. "Our intent is to provide local league constituents clear direction regarding composite bats, and which ones meet the standards for the Little League Baseball (Majors) 12-and-under divisions, if any, as soon as possible. We hope to have the results to you by January 1, 2011."

Sincerely, Little League International

   
November 14, 2010
2011 WLL Board of Directors
The Board members and their associated positions for the coming year have now been updated. Pleaes click "Executive Board" on the left side menu bar for all the details.
   
October 10, 2010
Whalley Little League Alumni Reunion

Whalley Little League will be hosting the first of what we hope will be many Alumni Reunion on February 5th. The event will be held at the Coyote Creek Golf Course at 7778 - 152 Street in Surrey. For more details of this event and to purchase tickets please click the link below:

WLL Alumni Social eVite
   
September 2, 2010
Whalley Girls win Gold at Bantam Nationals
Faythe Lou and Sidney Elrick competed with Team BC at the Bantam Girls Nationals this week and came home with the gold. Faythe batted 500 with 5 RBI's and pitched 6 2/3 innings. Faythe earned 2 victories giving up 3 earned runs while fanning 5 batters. Faythe got the win in the gold medal game over Ontario pitching 4 and 1/3 in relief. Sydney batted 450 netting 4 RBIs. Sydney took to the mound for a few innings also striking out 3 batters and allowing only one earned run. Faythe and Sydney acounted for 19 of the runs with Faythe at 10 and Sydney scoring 9 times. Coach Randy Elrick was obviously proud of his team and the two girls from Whalley who were a key part of the offence and defence. Congratulations to Coach Elrick, Faythe and Sydney for their stellar performance.
   
July 31, 2010
Little Mountain Wins Drew Henderson
Thank you to all the teams that came out and participated in the Drew Henderson Tournament. A great time was had by all! Congratulations to Little Mountain who were tournament champions with a win of 5-2 over Mnt. Seymour Friday night. A big thank you goes out to the coaching staff Doug Sandover and Doug Wong as well as the 11 year old All Star parents who put in many volunteer hours to ensure the tournament was a success. Thanks again everyone!
   
July 31, 2010
Whalley Loses Tough one at Provincials
The Whalley Major 11/12 Allstars took on Hastings in the semifinals Saturday afternoon. The game was a pitcher's dual and was 1-1 after 5. In the top of the 6th Hastings turned a lead off walk and a couple texas leaguers into 3 runs and took at 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the 6th Whalley couldn't muster a comeback and the game ended 4-1. A good game and the boys can be proud. Tyler Hoefer pitched great for Whalley. Congratulations on a very good year to the boys and Ed, Rob and Bob.
   
July 26, 2010
12's lose nail biter to Little Mountain
In a game that had more appeals than the Supreme Court Whalley dropped its first game of the Provincials to Little Mountain. Neither team generated much offence in a pitcher's duel with the tying and winning runs coming after an appealed play at first base which had ended the inning. Tyler Hoeffer pitched a gem going the distance but the Whalley bats were held at bay by Little Mountain who used a thumber first and when Whalley loaded the bases they called for their Ace. He got the job done and Whalley will retool for their next game today. It was a great game and more sure to follow with this team. Final 3-2 Little Mountain.
   
July 25, 2010
Whalley 12's win fist provincial game
Update from the Little League 12 year old Provincials. The last game of day one had the host team, New Westminster, up against Whalley. Both teams scored four runs a piece in the first inning, but then Whalley’s pitcher Shane Van Randen found his groove, as did Whalley’s bats, and it was all Whalley after that. They beat New Westminster 17-5. The All-Stars from Whalley collected 15 hits, while New Westminster put up eight. Little Mountain was the only team not in action on opening day. Their first contest comes tomorrow against Whalley at 12:00 p.m at Morneau field. See full coverage, articles and videos at http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/littleleague/
   
July 25, 2010
Chiefs lose in final
After a convincing semi final wiin over Ontario, BC came out flat and never gained any momentum in the final against Atlantic. Atlantic winning 6-3 The Atlantic will now represent Canada at Easly South Carolina. Chiefs finish with a 6-1 record but come up short. Congratulations to the Chiefs and coaches Ray Jones, Glenn Guillard and Miller Morache for getting the boys almost all the way.
   
July 24, 2010
D3 Chiefs move into the semi finals
The skies have cleared over Regina and the thunderstorms and rain that had earlier caused some concern for the tournament organizers has given way to some glorious sunny weather for the near future. The D3 Big League Chiefs finished the round robin portion of the Canadians with an unblemished 5-0 record by defeating the Prairie representative from Calgary, Alberta 11-1 in 5 innings. Carson Rushmer picked up the win with 3 solid innings of pitching with Dave Hadlow coming in to close out the last 2 innings to preserve the win. Our BC boys take on Ontario in one semi final while the Atlantic and host (Regina) square off in the other semi scheduled for 11 am. The winners move to the final game at 3 pm to crown the 2010 Canadian Champions who will then leave Monday morning for Easley, South Carolina. Good luck boys we're all pulling for you! You can follow the action in the game summary of the 2010 Canadian Big League website @ www.sasklittleleague.ca/2010BLCanadians
   
July 23, 2010
Justin Atkinson named to final World Junior Roster
Congratulations to Justin Atkinson for being named to the roster of Team Canada for the World Junior Baseball Championships held in Thunder Bay later this month. Justin will play middle infield. Justin was also named to the Team BC roster and will represent BC at the Canada Cup in Kindersley later in August. Joining him on the Canada Cup team is Brodie Hawkins a current Fraser Valley teammate and former teammate on the 2006 World Series Team. Former Whalley Yankee Ricky Bertrand was also named to the BC Team.
   
July 23, 2010
Team BC -PNC Rosters Named
Baseball BC would like to congratulate the following players on being chosen for the Pacific Northwest Championship Teams that will represent our Province in the Pacific Northwest Championship Tournaments that will be held in Portland, Oregon from August 13 through August 15th. This tournament is the top Northwest Showcase featuring over 100 major league and college scouts. Team BC teams will play Team Washington, Team Oregon, Team Utah, Team Idaho and Team Montana in each age category on some of Portland’s finest baseball fields. Congratulations to Whalley and former Whalley products for their selection. Representing PNC 2011 Jeff Bouchard, Caleb Lefebvre (2006 LL World Series participants) and Brandon Sonnenberg. Representing 2012 Matt Buse and Greg Rogers. Representing 2013 Matt Fischer (also named alternate LHP for 2012). These players will represent BC in Oregon in Mid August and will be working towards representing BC in the Arizona Fall Classic. Congratulations guys.
   
July 23, 2010
Chiefs have good day
The Chiefs started the day meeting the unbeaten Atlantic team. Connor Nishimura went the distance and the team was successful beating the team from the East 4-2. The second game was the meeting of the two last unbeaten teams. The D3 team was not a favourite in this one as they met the host team from Saskatchewan. The team started flat giving up numerous errors on route to the wrong side of a 5-1 lead by the host team after one inning. Matt Craik took the mound in the second and pitched lights out holding the hosts to one more unearned run. Meanwhile on the bats the D3 team woke up and slowly chipped away at the lead with the dagger being weilded by Jon Derish in the 6th with a two rbi double. Final D3-9 Host 6.
   
July 22, 2010
Big League 2-0 in Regina
After the batathon yesterday the Chiefs came out sluggish in their game against Ontario. Carson Nylund got the start on the mound. Down 4-2 after three Fish came in and closed the door using 59 pitches to go deep into the 7th. Matt Craik from Langley mopped up. Connor Nishimura hit a 3 run triple in the 5th and Jerome hit a 2 run triple and the Chiefs cruised to a 9-5 win. Manager Ray Jones, Coaches Glenn Gillard and Miller Morache were satisfied with the performance but are keeping the the kids noses on the grindstone. Tomorrow brings on Atlantic and the Host the other undefeated teams.
   
July 21, 2010
D3 Big League Chiefs win first game at Canadians.
Fraser Valley got out to a quick lead in the first inning scoring 19 runs and cruising to a 25-1 win. Leading BC offensively was Jerome Lou going 4-4, triple, 2 doubles, single, 2 walks, 7 RBI and Jesse Lambert going 4-4 with 4 RBI. WP: Connor Nishimura. LP: Jean Sebastian Rousseau.
   
July 21, 2010
WLL Juniors force final game in Coquitlam tonight!
Last night the Whalley Juniors kept their hopes alive with a thrilling 2-1 win in 8 innings over the previously unbeaten team from Coquitlam. A stellar pitching performance by Jordan Atkinson with Braeden Allemann in relieve. Some timely hitting by Daniel Singer and Brandon Bohn carried the team into tonights winner take all Provincial Junior final at Blue Mountain park. Start time is 6:30 pm. Come out to support the Juniors in their quest to regain the Junior Provincial title.
   
July 21, 2010
12 year olds win district!
The 11/12 majors District 3 representative at the provincials will once again be Whalley! The 12 year olds triumphed over Coquitlam in the District 3 final on Sunday. The final score was 5-0. Tyler Hoefer pitched a beauty and Anthony Walcott helped our cause with a ground rule double in the 1st inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the 5th. Whalley went undefeated through the tournament and now moves on to the Provincial Championship at Moody Park, 8th ave and 8th st in New Westminster. Our first game is at 6 pm Saturday against the host team from New West. The entire schedule is available on the New West Little League website. Congratulations boys and good luck at Provincials!!!
   
July 21, 2010
Juniors Lose in Final

The Junior Allstars took on Coquitlam in the Provincial finals Wednesday night to see who advanced to the Canadian Championship. The team was ready to go after an exciting win the previous night. Unfortunately the bats were sluggish and Whalley fell behind 5-0. Excellent pitching by Cole Hunt held Coquitlam and Whalley made it 5-2. But that was as close as Whalley would get and Coquitlam prevailed 8-3.

A great Allstar season for all of the players. This group played the best competition around in Bantam AAA teams, US high school teams and select teams in Oliver - and they more than held their own. They did themselves and Whalley pround all the while having a lot of fun!

   
July 20, 2010
9's Finish 3rd in Langley

The Whalley 9 year old selects played Hastings in the Semi-Finals on Sunday, and lost to a very good ball team. The final score was 14 - 9.

In the consolation final, our second game of the day, the team was facing South Vancouver and the team fell behind 5 - 1 early in the game. The Whalley bats came to life in the 3rd, 4th and 5th inning and took a commanding lead. The final score was 15 - 9.

In the other Championship Game, White Rock # 1 beat Hastings by a score of 14 - 13 to take the honors for a third straight year.

The coaching staff and parents are very proud of the boys, they showed character and dedication throughout this last month. The Whalley boys came in a very respectable 3rd place, out of 10 teams, wnning 7 out of their last 9 games of the season! What a great way to end the season boys! Congrats to all!

The Whalley parents, coaches and players would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Langley Little League for there hospitality and hard work put in by their many volunteers. A great tournament it was!

Have a good summer everyone!

   
July 19, 2010
50/50 Winning number 12 Yr old tournament
The winning number for the Jul 19 50/50 draw at the 12 year old tournament final game is 2204276. Please contact Mark Deshane 604-583-0500.
   
July 18, 2010
9 Year Olds in Semis

Whalley 9 year old selects played another exciting game on Saturday afternoon! In the Quarter Final game, we were facing Coquitlam and fell behind 7-4 after two innings. Brandon Green pitched a solid 2 innings, but un-earned runs made it difficult for the Whalley boys. Bailey Chiasson came in strong on the mound in the 3rd and 4th inning, striking out 4 batters, and allowing no runs. The Whalley boys bats got to work in the fifth and the boys rallied for 5 runs to make it 13 - 9. With Roman Guthrie on the mound pitching HEAT to close up the game, the Coquitlam squad started hitting the ball hard to the outfield. With 2 men out, Whalley ahead 14-12, and with the bases loaded, the Coquitlam batter came to bat, hit a line drive to right center field. Whalley CF, Andy Kliewer picked up the ball from center field, at the fence.and threw a BULLET, " a TSN BULLET HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT" "let me tell ya" to home plate catcher, Evan Alexander, who made the perfect CATCH & TAG for the final out of the game. The crowd, parents, players and coaches were left breathless watching the last play to end the game. OH and so were the coaches. LOL

The Whalley boys do have a lot of CHARACTER! They certainly know how to win as a TEAM! The coaching staff is extremely PROUD of them boys, and so are the parents! The boys are working and encouraging each other as teammates, it's very nice to see and experience!

The Whalley Team is playing in the Semi-Finals, tomorrow, Sunday, at noon, against Hasting. In the other Semi-Finals, South Vancouver vs White Rock # 1. The two winners will face off at 4:00 for the Championship game, and the losers will compete for 3rd and 4th place, at the same time on the other field.

We hope you can come and cheer on them boys!!!!!!

   
July 17, 2010
9 Year Olds into Quarter Finals in Langley

The Whalley 9 Year Old Selects will be facing Coquitlam Saturday afternoon at 3:00 in Langley's District 3 Tournament.

The team started off the tournament going 3 and 0 before facing a determined South Vancouver Team. Whalley suffered it's first defeat of the tourney 13 - 7. SV's starting pitcher held us in check for the first 3 innings striking 6 of the 10 batters he faced. Ryan McCash started things with a double. Adam Vilio with a "good eye" at bat, was able to reach the bases twice, and also managed to score twice in the game. Roman Guthrie also had a tripple with the bases loaded at the top of the six, but it was too little too late for the boys.

The team is ready to face Coquitlam tomorrow in what should be another great game!

Come cheer on the boys!

   
July 12, 2010
Major 11/12 District 3 Championship Underway
The Major 11/12 District 3 Championship is well underway in Whalley. Check the tournament schedule and results by clicking "Divisions" in the left menu bar and then the tournament page. Whalley is 2-0 to this point.
   
July 12, 2010
Successful Sunday for 9's

On Sunday, the Whalley 9 year old selects, won both their games, in what was two great games to be a part of. Both games went till the end before a winner could be decided.

In the first game, White Rock came out strong with their bats to take an early 5-2 lead. But with perseverance, the boys came back slowly, to make it 9-7 in favor of WR. In the fifth inning, the bats came to life for 5 scores, to make it 12-9. The team took the field one last time. Roman Guthrie was on the mound throwing HEAT, striking out 2 of the last 3 batters, before ending the game on a routine grounder, the boys held on for the win. Andy Kliewer started the game and pitched a solid 3 innings. Brandon Green came in relief, and also pitched a great game. What a great game this one was. Very exciting, to say the least!

The second game was against the home town, Langley. Whalley came out strong in this game taking early leads of 8-4 and 13-8 midway through the game, the bats were working big time. In the fourth inning, Langley put in their # 1 pitcher and what an exhibition this kid put on. He pitched 3 innings and shut us down, by only facing 13 batters and striking out 5. In the mean time, Langley kept closing the gap to make it 13-11 game going into the 6 and final inning. With the bases loaded and ZERO out, the Whalley boys, "infield in", went to work. 3rd Basemen, Ashton Kellogg, and Catcher, Evan Alexander made two great, solid plays to secure the 13-12 victory for Whalley. Ashton fielded a couple grounders and made 2 perfect throws to Evan waiting at home plate before tagging the player to end this nail-bitter of a game. Parents, Fans, and tournaments organizers were thrilled to watch this game. What a battle it was! The Coaching Staff and Parents are pretty proud of all these boys! They are a great bunch of kids!

Whalley is now 3 and 0, and will play their last game of the Round Robin on Tuesday night (6:00) against South Vancouver. Playoffs are schedule for next weekend.

Come cheer on the boys. It's exciting baseball!

   
July 11, 2010
9's Start out in Langley

The Whalley 9 year old selects travelled to Langley on a hot and warm Saturday afternoon to take part in the Opening Ceremonies and Skills Competition events.

Evan Alexander placed a solid 4th in "Timed Throwing Accuracy" with a great time of 14:59 seconds. The drill was to throw 4 baseball at 1st base from different location around the diamond as fast and accurately as possible! Hope you enjoy your Prostocks Gift Certificate Evan! Congrats!

Shorthly after all the festivities, the Whalley team was scheduled to play Dunbar. The boys came up to play right from the start. Aggressive Base Running and discipline at bat led to an early lead in the game. Brandon Green, Roman Guthrie and Jacob Mahon, all pitching 2 great innings each, were solid on the mound to secure our first victory. A spectacular diving play by left fielder Randy Kilroy to save a few runs on what could have been a turning point in the game, could have definately made the TSN highlight play of the game! LOL The boys were up 12-2 after three innings and went on to win the game by a score of 14 - 6.

Sunday's schedule is the following: Noon Whalley vs White Rock #2

6 o'clock Whalley vs Langley

Come CHEER on the boys!

   
July 10, 2010
9 Year Old Selects in Langley This Weekend

The 9 year old selects will be playing in Langley this weekend (District 3 Tournament). Ten teams from the lower mainland will be participating. Our schedule is:

Saturday, July 10th 14:30 vs Dunbar

Sunday, July 11th 12:00 vs White Rock #2

Sunday, July 11th 18:00 vs Langley

Tuesday, July 13th 18:00 vs South Vancouver

Come cheer on the boys!

   
July 9, 2010
Junior Tier II Team Defend Gosselin Title
The Junior Tier II team made it two straight Karl Gosselin Championships defeating Forest Hill 8-3 in the Finals! Congratulations to Larry Hamel, his staff and the players! Well done!
   
July 5, 2010
9 Year Old Selects Update from Cloverdale

The Whalley 9 Year Old Selects played in the Cloverdale Boulanger Tournament this last weekend, and got off to a slow start in their first 2 games of the weekend, they battled back and made those 2 games interesting, to say the least. The team finished the tourney with a 1-2-1 record.

The team started the tourney by playing Abbotsford. The team was behind 11-2 after 3 innings. They battled back, only to come up short at the end of it by losing 17-12. Andy Kliewer was named the player of the game with some amazing catches in the outfield and a solid performance at the plate as well. In our second game, the team got off to a slow start against Richmond, but the boys rallied back and came back to tie the game at 14 all, after being behind 14-7. Jacob Mahon was named the player of the game with a solid 2 1\3 innings of pitching. Our 3rd game was against the hosting team, Cloverdale. Our boys started the game off strong by making solid defensive plays, but the more experienced home town team took control of the game soon after never looking back. Our game MVP with a solid performance at 3rd base was Braden Scott. Game four, was the Consolation game against Rutland (Kelowna), and our team came ready to play from the start. The team took the lead, never looking back, and won their first game of the season by a score of 13-12. The player of the game was Brandon Green, coming back from an injury, he played in his first game of the tourney and pitched the last 3 innings as well as contributing at the plate.

The Whalley parents, coaches and players would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Cloverdale Baseball Association for there hospitality and hard work put in by their many volunteers. A great tournament it was! Whalley 9 Year-Old Selects will be playing their annual District Tournament starting next Saturday in Langley. Our Schedule is the following:

Saturday, July 10th 14:30 vs Dunbar

Sunday, July 11th 12:00 vs White Rock #2

Sunday, July 11th 18:00 vs Langley

Tuesday, July 13th 18:00 vs South Vancouver

Come cheer on the boys!
   
July 5, 2010
Juniors go 2-2 in Oliver

The Junior Allstars travelled to Oliver for the Can Am FUTURES 14U Classic this past long weekend. The team was looking for strong competition and they certainly got it. The team ended up going 2-2 and lost in the tournament semifinals.

The team opened with a win over Coquitlam behind the strong pitching of Brandon Bohn who relieved starter Will Gladwell and in the 3rd inning and went 5 strong for the victory. The 2nd game saw the team play the "Lime" Mizuno Camp team. Starting pitcher Robbie Bevacqua pitched superbly against a very strong batting lineup. Rob left the game in a 3-3 tie after 5 and the "Lime team" ultimately prevailed. The loss meant a victory over Alberta's Sherwood Park was needed in order to have a chance of making the semi finals. Starter Jordan Atkinson made sure of that with a dominating outing against Sherwoord Park going the distance in an 11-1 victory. In the semi final game the team came up against the other Mizuno Camp team. Unfortunately the "Red" team jumped out to an early lead after 1 inning and Whalley couldn't recover and went on to loose. All in all, a positive step in preparing for the Provincial Championship starting July 17th at Blue Mountain in Coquitlam.

   
July 3, 2010
Minor 9/10 All-Stars beat North Langley
Game 2 against North Langley was a back and forth affair with our Whalley boys coming out on top 11-9. Our boys were able to put the bat on the ball a little better today which gave us more opportunity to use our speed on the bases. Jovan Gill, Terrin Kandola and Matt Dalgleish all hit doubles while Tyler Bailey hit an opposite field triple. Billy Kranidas had a great day at the plate going two for two and scoring twice while his brother Kyle laid down a beautifullead off bunt in the fifth inning to get on and eventually score the game winning run. North Langleycame to the plate in the top of the sixth down by three but only managed one run thanks to some good closing pitching Matt Dalgleish and great heads up defence by Andrew Morin to get the last out of the game. The final will be on Sunday at 1:30 against White Rock at Walnut Grove Park. Come and check it out!!!
   
July 2, 2010
Whalley Chiefs July 1st Invitational Tournament
The Whalley Chiefs July 1st Invitational Tournament for 15 – 18 year olds continues tonight, Saturday, Sunday with the final set for Monday night at 6 pm.

Friday July 2nd, 6 pm Coquitlam Big League A’s versus Cloverdale Spurs

Friday July 2nd , 8:45 pm Langley Jax versus Coquitlam Senior League

Saturday July 3rd, 10 am Cloverdale Spurs versus Whalley Chiefs

Saturday July 3rd , 1 pm Langley Jax versus Cloverdale Spurs

Saturday July 3rd, 4 pm Coquitlam Senior League versus Coquitlam Big League

Saturday July 3rd, 7 pm Coquitlam Big League versus Whalley Chiefs

Sunday July 4th, 1 pm 1st place RR versus 4th place RR

Sunday July 4th, 4 pm 2nd place RR versus 3rd place RR

Monday July 5th, 6 pm Final

Come on out to the “Senior Diamond” at Whalley Athletic Park to support all the teams, enjoy the baseball and hopefully enjoy some warmer weather!

See you there!

   
July 2, 2010
Whalley to Host Major 11/12 District 3 Tournament

From July 9-18 Whalley will be hosting the Major 11/12 District 3 Tournament. Teams will be coming from Coquitlam, White Rock, Langley and North Langley to battle Whalley for the District 3 crown and a trip to the provincial championship.

Tournament Chair Doreen Myers is looking for volunteers to help make this tournament a great experience for all of the players. We need volunteers during the Whalley games for 50/50, concession, official score keeper, pitch counts and many other tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Doreen at demyers@shaw.ca.

The tournament site has now been set up and can be accessed by clicking "Divisions" in the menu bar. The site is under "Whalley Hosted Tournaments". The schedule has been entered but is subject to change based on which team is Home vs Away as a coin toss determines this.

   
July 2, 2010
Drew Henderson 11 Year Old Tournament

Whalley will be hosting our traditional 11 year old Drew Henderson tournament again this year. The tournament dates are July 24th through August 1st. Games will be held at the Whalley Ball Park. For more information please contact Doug Sandover at 604-505-2481 or via e-mail bcyankee@dccnet.com.

   
July 1, 2010
Whalley Allstar Teams in Action this weekend!

A number of Whalley Allstar teams are in action this weekend.

The Tier II Junior team returns to Coquitlam to defend last years title in the annual Karl Gosselin Jr tournament. For results click - Karl Gosselin Jr Tournament

The Minor 9/10 Allstar team will be kicking off their season in North Langley at Walnut Grove starting July 1st.

The Junior Allstar team will be up in Oliver playing in the KR3 Can Am FUTURE’S Classic.

The 9 year old Select team will be playing in Cloverdale in the Boulanger Tournament. For results click - Boulanger Tournament Schedule & Standings

   
July 1, 2010
Minor 9/10 All-Stars beat White Rock
Well the Whalley 9/10 minors won their first game of the tournament today 9-6 against a very competitive team from White Rock. On the back of some strong pitching by Tyler Bailey, Terrin Kandola, Amrit Gill, Matthew Dalgleish and closer Brandon Boyo. The staff held the White Rock hitters to only four hits all game. The game was a one run game for the first four innings with some fantastic defensive plays by Jovan Gill. With the game in the top of the 5th inning and the team down 6-4 Billy Kranidas made it on base and worked his way to third. Billy scored on a pass ball while the next three batters Clayton Compeau, Matthew Slater and Terrin Kandola all took walks to reach bas. With the team down by one Matthew Dalgleish stepped up to the plate and delivered a two out double to center field to score two runs and take the lead. In the bottom of the fifth and the team now up by a run Matthew Dalgleish took only four batters to retire the side with some more defensive beauties by Jovan Gill. With the game now going into the 6th and last inning Tyler Bailey lead the team off by hustling to beat out an infield single. By the time the top of the 6th was over both Tyler and Jovan had scored to give us a three run cushion. Brandon Boyo came in to close the game and what a job he did. First hitter Brandon got him to ground out to first on three pitches. Second hitter hit a bullet to third but Jovan picked it up and threw a laser to first for the second out. The last batter of the game, Brandon decided to take care of himself by striking him out to end the game. All in all a great win for the kids!
   
July 1, 2010
Whalley Juniors Start Right Against AAA Bantams
Last night saw the Whalley Juniors take on the talented North Delta AAA Bantams in Whalley. Manager Rob Watt divided the pitching duties among 4 pitchers to keep them loose for this weekends tournament. Manager Watt handled the defensive changes with the skill of a veteran using his 20 plus years of coaching experience in order to provide a solid lineup and strong showing. Robbie Bevaqua started on the mound pitching 2 Will Gladwell-2, Brandon Bohn-2 and Braeden Alleman closing. Hits were scarce for both teams, however the Whalley defence was impenetrateable. The final score was Whalley 2 and North Delta 0. The pitchers were awesome and the defence was stellar. Manager Watt Coach Fischer and Coach Robazza were pleased with the effort. A doctor was called late last night in an attempt to surgically remove the smile off of Coach Pouwells face. Great start to the 2010 season.
   
July 1, 2010
Congratulations to Baseball BC Prospect Selections
Baseball BC has announced its picks for the 2010 prospect selection. Prospect camps were held throughout BC for the different age groups throughout May and June with approximatley 300 players showing off their special baseball skills. The following former and present Whalley products were selected. 2011 grads and U-17 Canada Cup prospects include Justin Atkinson (National Team), Brodie Hawkins, Brandon Sonnenburg, Jeff Bouchard, Ricky Bertrand. 2012 Grads include Greg Rogers and Matthew Buse. 2013 Grad Matthew Fischer. Prospect camps for Canada cup will be held at Mcleod Park while 2012,2013,2014 prospect camp will be held at Whalley Park on July 12-14 9 am-6 pm. Congratulations to these future prospects.
   
June 25, 2010
Reds Take Junior Playoff Crown!

The Reds defeated the Yankees 7-4 in Thursday's Junior final to take the Junior Division Playoff crown.

Trailing 2-0 into the 4th, the Yankees scored 4 runs to take a 4-2 lead. In the bottom half of the same inning the Reds put together 6 hits - including 3 doubles - and scored 5 runs to take a 7-4 lead. Matthew Wong came on in relief of Daniel Singer in the 4th and shut the door for the rest of the way. Both Matthew and Daniel showed great heart battling their way thru a tough Yankee lineup. Stellar defensive play from Reds catcher Keirnan Hedberg certainly helped them!

Great game. Congratulations to both teams on a great season and playoff.

   
June 17, 2010
Cardinals Take Major Division Playoff Final

Wednesday night the league champion Yankees took on the upstart Cardinals in the Major Division Final. The Cardinals had eliminated the 2nd place Dodgers on Tuesday night and had an upset on their mind.

The Cardinals got off to a quick start in top of the 1st scoring two runs. They pushed the lead first to 3-1 and then to 6-1 after 4 innings. It looked like the game might get out of hand but in the bottom of the 5th the Yankees started to rally by scoring 4 runs making the score 6-5 after 5 innings.

In the top of the 6th the Cardinals scored a run giving them a 2 run lead going into the Yankees last at bat. In that inning the Yankees put the ball in play, got a runner to 2nd and the tieing run up to the plate - but solid defence by the left side of the Cardinal infield shut down any hopes of a comeback. Final score Cardinals 7 and Yankees 5. It was definitely an exciting final and one enjoyed by a big crowd of spectators. Congratulations to Ron, Don, Bob and all of the Cardinal players! Well done.

   
June 16, 2010
Closing Ceremonies and Raffle Baskets
If you can believe it, the season is winding down already and Closing Ceremonies are upon us. They will be held at noon Saturday June 19th on the Major Diamond. There are quite a number of baskets that the league is raffling off - buy your tickets at the concession. You don't have to be present to win as long as you fill out the contact information. Good luck to our Whalley Allstar teams in the coming weeks and months!
   
June 5, 2010
Umpire Update
To all umpires, check out the Umpires section of the web site for a letter from Bill Keegan and to check out post season umpiring opportunities. We all thank you for the great work you do in a thankless position!
   
May 26, 2010
Whalley Minor 9-10 May Long Weekend Tournament

This year the Whalley Minor 9-10 tournament had 6 teams. There were 3 from Whalley, 2 from Hastings and 1 from North Langley. The round robin portion of the tournament produced 2 teams going undefeated. In the semi finals 2 Whalley teams battled the 2 Hastings teams, unfortunately they both came up short. It set up a Hastings vs Hastings final. It was a hard fought game with the Hastings Yankees coming out of it with the victory.

A special thanks to all the parents for your help in the concession and getting the fields ready to play on. To the coaches, it is people like you willing to give up your long weekend for the kids that make Whalley the class Little League program that it is and I thank you for that.

Thanks Doug Sandover Tournament Director

   
May 26, 2010
Major Yanks Battle To Championship at Makin Yard

The Whalley major Yankees fought back to win it all at the Coquitlam (Memorial) Victoria Day major tournament in dramatic fashion. After faltering in game 2 they needed to win every game Sunday to qualify for the final .The Yanks came out pounding the ball hard Sunday. Will Smith started things off with a big 2 run homer and Wallopping Whally Walcott wallopped two out over the fence and into the ditch at the south diamond as the Yanks bombed their way to a mercy win Sunday morning. Mark Vellios tried retrieving the ball but became mired in mud up to his neck but was rescued. At 3 pm, Nicholas(Spitz)Vellios pitched a great game going all the way in a tight tough game. Time after time it was the four 10 year olds who kept the team alive by getting key hard hits. Jared and Josh got on in the 2nd and Fizz knocked one up the middle to RBI Hauss. Kit Carson fought hard to get on base and bring up the top of the order. Daniel Dirt Jones kept scoring and making great defensive plays and Alex Nails Faulkner-Chow was solid at the plate getting on base and scoring at key times. Whally Wallcot wallopped a walk off three run homer to end the game in grand fashion. In the final on Monday against defending Champions Hastings Expos, Eric (Ports) Porter scored early to get the team on the board. Once again the younger kids came through with the game tied 1-1. Alex and Jared got on and were driven home when Fizz lined one up the middle to put the Yanks ahead 2-1. Winning pitcher JC Ciliberto helped himself by launching one out for a 3 run dinger to put the Yanks up 5-2.Solid closer Ryan Larsen came in to finish off Hastings for his 2nd save of the tourney and the Yanks shut em down to win it all and celebrate the thrill of victory.

   
May 24, 2010
Major Cardinals Win in Langley

The Major Whalley Cardinals put on a strong display of baseball at the Third Annual George Pretson Memorial at Langley's City Park this long weekend. The team finished the tourney with a 5-1 record to become the Champions of the tourney.

The Cards started the tourney with a 8-0 win over the Langley Dodgers. Kyle Stubbins,Scott Gamble and Travis Leclair combined to strike out 13 batters to get the shutout in the opening game. Wesley Bauer and Josh Jawanda had two hits each, to help the offense. Travis hit a monster 240 foot 3 run home run to seal the game.

The Cards had a easier time of it in game two defeating the North Langley Astro's 20 -2. Kyle Stubbins pitched one inning, Connor Lewis 2 innings and 10 year old Noah Nakamura finished off the game that finished in four innings. Scott, Kyle,Travis, Wesley and Josh combined for 16 runs and 10 hits to drive the offense. Mike Bauer, Connor Lewis, Noah and Justin Olic also had 8 hits in a dominating performance.

Game Three had the Cards only loss in the Tourney dropping a 5-2 game to the Langley Blue Jays. Travis, Scott and Kyle pitched in the game as the Blue Jays went to the small ball game, bunting and running the bases to take a early lead and the Cards never recovered. Travis and Scott each had two hits for the Cards. Former Cardinal Brent Gatlabayan threw 4 solid innings against his former team to lead his team to the win.

Game Four was against the 3-0 Langley Giants. A loss would have put the team in a nervous tourney position and the team came up with a really strong performance. The Cards won the game 11-2 to put themselves in position to make the final. Kyle, Scott and Travis each threw two innings shutting down the tourney's hottest team. Travis scored four runs on three hits to lead the offense. Wesley and Micheal Bauer each had two hits to help the offense as the Cards had 12 hits in the game.

The Cards last game of the round robin was against there namesake's, the North Langley Cardinals. The Whalley Cards roared out to a early lead but the North Langley Cards came back to take a 6-4 lead in the third. Josh and Michael each had two hits for the Cards to help in a comeback 12-7 win for the Whalley Cards. Kyle and Scott chipped in with 4 runs and 5 hits. Wesley, Travis and Scott struck out nine batters to help pitch the Cards to the win.

The Whalley kids with there 4-1 record moved on to face the 4-1 Langley Giants in a rematch for the Tourney Championship. The Cards did what they did all tourney by going out and getting a 2-0 lead in the first. The Giants battled back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 2-2. Josh and Wesley each drove in a run in the first inning. Kyle after giving up two runs in the first settled down to pitch four strong innings allowing two runs while striking out eight. The Cards put together two runs in the fourth inning with Josh and Michael each driving in a run as the Cards took a 4-2 lead. Travis drove in Scott for the insurance run as the Cards took a 5-2 lead in the fifth. Travis threw the last two innings as the Cards defense stiffened making many good plays to defeat the Giants 5-2.

Scott had 10 runs and 9 hits, Kyle 10 runs and 8 hits, Travis 11 runs and 13 hits, Wesley had 8 runs and 11 hits, Josh had 6 runs and 10 hits, Michael had 3 runs and 8 hits, Connor had 4 runs and 3 hits, Noah had 3 runs and 6 hits, Justin had 2 runs and 3 hits, and Nine year old Bailey Chiasson, 2 runs and 3 hits.

The Cardinal parents, coaches and players would like to say a big Thank You! to Langley Little league for there hospitality and hard work put in by their many volunteers. A great tournament it was!

   
May 18, 2010
Photo Alblums

The first set of pictures for 2010 are now up in the Photo Albums. There is some game action from the Minors and the Juniors. Also pictures from the opening of the Chuck Bailey Rec Centre and of the Party in the Park - both held this last weekend. Thanks to Dave Peeters for always having his camera in hand and sharing his pictures with the rest of us.

If you would like to share some pictures by having them posted on the web site, please size them to about 100kb and forward them on to wllwebmaster@telus.net and I'll post them for everyone to see.

   
May 5, 2010
Orest Springenatic Scholarship - Bursary

With another school year rapidly coming to a close, it is time for those players in Grade 12 and older to start thinking about post secondary education and paying for that eduction. Each year Whalley Little League sponsors the Orest Springenatic Scholarship/Bursary and makes money available to help fund the education of Whalley Little League ball players looking to advance their education. This year we have created a whole new section of our web site dedicated to the Orest Springenatic Scholarship/Bursary. Please check out the page (selected on the left menu bar) and read about the scholarship and anyone wanting more information can download the requirements and application form.

Cutoff time for applicants is December 31 of the current Grad Year.

   
March 30, 2010
Douglas College Royals at Whalley Ball Park

The Douglas College Royals will again be playing their home games at Whalley Ball Park on the Senior Diamond. This is high level baseball. Come out and check out some great baseball.

Find the complete Douglas College schedule at:

Royals Schedule
   
March 22, 2010
Online Trading Post Open for Business

Do you have some old baseball equipment you'd like to sell? Bats, gloves, balls? If so, you can advertise in this section of the web site. Simply send the details of what you want to sell to our webmaster at wllwebmaster@telus.net. Please make sure to include details of the items, your contact information, as well as the price. If you have a picture, please make sure to send that along as well.

All advertisements will be kept on the site for 2 weeks unless the webmaster is notified that the item(s) have been sold or if you'd like to keep the item(s) up on the site for a longer period.

You can access the Trading Post by clicking "WLL Trading Post" in the menu on the left side of this page.

   
March 8, 2010
Alumni Event
Whalley Little League is currently organizing and Alumni event for this coming September. Please visit the Alumni Page by clicking the link on the left menu and find out the details.
   
February 6, 2010
It isn't too late to Register for the 2010 Season

You can still register for the 2010 season by going to the Registration section of the web site and downloading a registration form and mailing it in.

   
January 25, 2010
"Bring a Friend" To Whalley Little League

“Bring a Friend” is a program that is a “win – win” situation for both our returning players and their friends. This program encourages returning players to invite their friends to come and join us at Whalley Little League. Playing Little League baseball at Whalley will be a great experience that will create lifetime memories for each player and their families. Many of us who have been part of the Whalley family have fond memories of our time spent at the park. Being a member of Whalley Little League creates a great sense of pride in being part of one of the best Little League associations in the world!

A returning player will receive a $25 discount from their current season registration fee for each “Friend” that they bring to Whalley Little League as a new player for the upcoming season. The new registrant will also receive a $25 discount off their current season’s registration if they confirm at the time of registering that they are a “Friend” of one of our currently registered players. The discount will be applied to the new players immediately while the currently registered player will receive a refund cheque once the registration paper work has been processed by the league.

Thanks for your interest!

Whalley Little League

   
January 1, 2010
Batting Cage Schedule

Check out the "Batting Cage Schedule" section of the website to see when winter workouts are currently scheduled.

If you are looking to book a time please contact Randy Elrick @ 604-583-7426 or randy_elrick@telus.net

   


 
 
  
     
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