- Welcome to the home of Grand Valley Ladies Softball Association. We are excited for the 2018 season.
- League play now in full swing for the 2018 season.
- Reminder to teams that the 2018 league fee of $125.00 must be paid by May 27th
- Follow us on Twitter @GVLSA1
- Congrats to GVLSA teams on their successes this past weekend at the Queen of the Diamonds Event
GVLSA U12 Weekend
Our U12 Squirt Division is set to wrap up play for 2018 with a year end tournament this weekend hosted by the Wilmot Thunder. The event features an "A" and "B" tournament. The top-6 placed teams from league standings will play in the "A" Championship and the remaining teams will participate in the "B" tournament.
The six top seeds for the event are: London Lightning, Kitchener Klassic's Black, Brantford Bobcats, Waterloo Ghosts Gold, Six Nations Shakas, and Guelph Gators.
The second group features: Kitchener Klassic's White, Springfield Brewers, Ingersoll Ironbirds, Waterloo Ghosts Black, Palmerston Marlins and Wilmot Thunder.
Thanks to the Thunder for hosting this weekend. We wish all the U12 teams a fun weekend. Furthermore GVLSA wishes all the U12 teams the best of success at their upcoming PWSA Provincial events
GVLSA U10 Playoff Weekend
Our playoff tournaments are now upon us. This weekend (July 27 - 28) we have our U10 Mite year end tournament taking place at Hillside Park in Waterloo. The teams will play in a DKO style tournament. The opening game is Friday night when the #4 Waterloo Ghosts Black take on the #5 Kitchener Klassics. The winner of that games earns a 2nd round game against the top seed Waterloo Ghosts Gold. In the other opening round game Springfield will take on Guelph.
Good luck to the teams this weekend, and thank you for a successful U10 season. GVLSA wishes all teams the best of luck at their upcoming PWSA Provincial events.
Mark your Calendars Year End Weekends
Here are the weekends for our division year end tournaments...
U10 - July 28 (Waterloo)
U12 - July 28 & 29 (Wilmot)
U14 - Aug 18 & 19 (Cambridge)
U16- August 17 - 19 (Stratford)
Novice GV Battle
The action in the Novice Grand Valley league this season has been intense. The U14 class is our largest division of the association with 13-teams competing in league play. As of the time of writing it is a battle for the league lead right now between a group of clubs including Springfield Sr., Lucan Ilderton, Brantford, and Kitchener Klassics White. Combined these teams have a winning record of 45-5 as we head into the Canada Day weekend.
Our U12 division leader currently is the Kitchener Klassics Black team with a record of 10-0-0. The Klassics are performing well in league play this season, currently outscoring teams by 118 runs. There are a bunch of teams jumbled up behind the front runners right now including London, Brantford, Waterloo Gold and Six Nations. Perhaps the best part so far about Squirt is the competitiveness from top to bottom. Even the first year teams are providing good games each and every time out on the field of play. Way to go Squirt girls!
Our Grand Valley U10 - Mite Division has been exciting this season so far - teams have been able to get the majority of games in with little to no weather or field issues so far this season. The Waterloo Ghosts Gold team leads the league with a record of 10-0-1 as of the writing of this article. The Guelph Gators and Springfield Brewers are both fighting for 2nd place currently, as they've each won 6-games. Kitchener and Waterloo Black are the final two teams in the standings right now, but don't look past either of these teams, the Ghosts Black are the only team to steal a point away from the Ghosts Gold.
We're a Month into the 2018 Season
The month of May is now well behind us and the Grand Valley schedule is nearing its mid-point. Over the next few days we will recap some of the highlights in each of our age divisions. Thank you to all our division conveners for doing their best to keep the scores and schedules up to date. We also are pleased with the league's so far this year. We've seen lots of great games, and expect to see many more as the weeks progress into June & July.
Waterloo Ghosts Invitational May 25 - 27
WMGSA is hosting the Ghosts Invitational May 25 - 27 in Waterloo and surrounding areas. On behalf of the GVLSA we would like to wish the Ghost's association the best of luck with this event and hope it is once again a successful event on and off the field of play. You can follow the tournament by visiting their website at www.wmgsa.com
Medal Winners - Queen of Diamonds
This past weekend GVLSA member centre Brantford held it's first annual Queen of the Diamonds event. Despite a wet Saturday, the event was a success - well done Brantford Bobcats leaders, teams & volunteers.
Congrats to the following GVLSA medal winners from this past weekend's Queen of the Diamonds event in Brantford.
U12: Kitchener Klassics Black - "A" Silver
U14: Brantford Bobcats Red - "B" Silver
U16 Tier 2: Palmerston Marlins - "A" Silver, Brantford Bobcats Red - "B" Silver
U16 Tier 1: Guelph Gators - "B" Silver
U19 Tier 2: London Lightning - "A" Silver, Palmerston Marlins - "B" Gold
Welcome to Grand Valley Ladies Softball Association
We would like to welcome you to the new home for GRAND VALLEY LADIES SOFTBALL. We are actively working on switching over to this new site. Please allow 5 days for us to have everything up and running. Over the next week, our 2018 schedules and standings will be available for everyone here.
If you have news to share with us concerning your GVLSA affiliated team please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to a great 2018 season. Good luck to all our member clubs.
Opening Weekend Recap
The majority of our scheduled opening weekend games were played as scheduled after some hard work from conveners and hosts who scrambled to find alternate locations when news broke a couple of weeks back that many of the proposed venues wouldn't be open due to the extended winter.
Our U10 division was held in Plattsville and Bright. Thank you to the Waterloo Gold and Black coaches for organizing.
Our U12 division was held in Guelph, thank you to the Gators for getting the diamonds open with special permission from the City of Guelph.
Our U14 division got underway at Anne Hathaway Park in Stratford, thank you to the Flames organization for helping out.
Our U16 division was held as scheduled in Palmerston.
Our U19 division ran into some trouble due to wet field conditions on Saturday in the London area, but did get some games completed Sunday, thank you to the Byron Blaze and our convener JT for getting the teams on the field Sunday!
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