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Celebration of Acheivement a tremendous success!

Vauxhall, AB – 

It has become a tradition of the Jets to celebrate special achievements throughout the 2021/2022 season.  A great meal with several presentations and awards was highlighted by the 16th Annual Reno Lizzi scholarship & ring presentation.  .  In an annual tradition we moved forward with our 9th Annual Celebration of Achievement sponsored by Barbara & Yukio Kitagawa.  There were many achievements this year and even more great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. 2022 spring season was highlighted with a final record of 36-7-2.  The 2022 roster also broke the homerun record with 41 HR’s in 45 games.  Thank you so much to all our supporters for a tremendous season coming out of 2 challenging years.  We want to say an extra special to all our graduating seniors.  Your future is bright and thank you for making Vauxhall a better place than before you got here.  Once a Jet…Always a Jet.

Reno Lizzi Scholarship/Ring Presentation – RHP – Karter Andersen – $2000 & Ring

Jet of Year – LHP – David Stewart –  $500 scholarship

Coaches Award – Hardest worker in the off season – Custom Rawlings Glove – RHP – Garret Smith

Inch by Inch presented by Yukio & Barbara Kitagawa – $1000 scholarship – RHP Drew Lenehan

Scott Hornstra Memorial Scholarship – Heart & Hustle – $500 scholarship – SS – Brennan McTavish

Wanda Stober Memorial Award – Volunteer of the Year $250 scholarship – Kayden Hluecka

Kalvin Odland Memorial Award – Leadership/Dedication $500 scholarship – LHP David Stewart

Brian Bauman Award –  Oakleys & New Balance provided by Sports Connection – SS – Jack Wheatley  (missing) & Anson McGorman (missing)

Jan Tolton Memorial Award – Best in the Dorms $500 – OF Raphael Ranger

 

McLeod Family Scholarship – Excellence everyday that doesn’t require talent – $1000 scholarship each – INF – Riley Pearce, INF – Jared Bendfeld

 

Reno Lizzi Underclassman Bursary – Adam Nelubowich – $1000 tuition credit – C – Cardel Dick (missing)

Reno Lizzi Underclassman Bursary  – $1000 tuition credit – OF Kyle Yip (missing)

 

Jets host Haven Agencies Tournament May long weekend!

Vauxhall, AB – 

Since 2006 Haven Agencies has been the title sponsor the Annual Haven Agencies Tournament at Jets Stadium over the May long weekend.  The 2022 version has teams travelling from Chilliwack, BC, Abbotsford, BC, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat & Calgary.  The tournament kicks off Thursday night with a Medicine Hat vs Jets match up at 7 pm.  The tournament continues throughout the weekend with the final game Sunday night.  See below for a copy of the schedule.

2022 Haven Agency Tournament

Graduation weekend results in 4-0 record!

Vauxhall, AB – 

It was a beautiful weekend for baseball with blue skies and very little wind as the Jets took on the Calgary Bucks and Badlands Academy with a pair of doubleheaders.  It was a special weekend with 12 players getting their high school diploma’s on Friday.  The Jets came out swinging the bats on Saturday and continued with their second no hitter of the weekend on Sunday.

Saturday Game 1 – Jets 11 Bucks 1

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Saturday Game 2 – Jets 14 Bucks 5

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Sunday Game 1 – Jets 9 Badgers 4

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Sunday Game 2 – Jets 14 Badgers 0

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ON SALE NOW – Spring 2022 Online 50/50!

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Online 50/50 raffle.  The draw date will be Sunday May 22nd at 8 pm following the Championship Game of the Haven Agencies Tournament.

Thank you to everyone for your support.

https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/vauxhallacademy

Jets go 5-1 to win PBA Tournament!

 

 

Lethbridge, AB

The tournament was certainly spread out over 4 days and 6 games to win the Championship on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium.  The Jets opened the tournament with wins over the Lethbridge Longhorns & Webber Academy on Thursday before spliting on Friday vs Regina & Saskatoon.  With a 3-1 round robin record set up a semi final match up with Regina.  The Jets got out to a commanding 11-1 lead before finishing with a 12-8 victory to advance to the final vs Homerun Academy out of Winnipeg.  The Jets came out early in the final taking advantage of several walks scoring 6 runs in the 2nd inning and cruising to a 13-3 victory to win the Championship.  See below for box scores of all 6 games.

Jets 14 Longhorns 2

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Jets 12 Webber 2

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Jets 5 Regina 7

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Jets 5 Saskatoon 1

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Jets 12 Regina 8

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Jets 13 Winnipeg 3

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Spring trip was an overall success!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Vauxhall Academy has been making an annual trip to Las Vegas, Nevada since 2006 and this one was extra special after the last couple of years.  The trip ended with an overall 4-3 record (2 games snowed out to finish the trip) as well as college experiences at the College of Southern Idaho, College of Southern Nevada and the University of Utah.  The trip consisted of playing teams from Idaho, Utah, Missouri, California, Nevada & Illinois.  Jets got better on this trip.  Below is box scores from all 7 games.

Game 1 Vauxhall Academy 13 Twin Falls, Idaho 2

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Game 2 Vauxhall Academy 7 Twin Falls, Idaho 4 (9 innings)

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Game 3 Vauxhall Academy 7 Skyline, Utah 6

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Game 4 Vauxhall Academy 6 Christian Brothers, Missoui 10

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Game 5 Vauxhall Academy 7 De La Salle, California 10

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Game 6 Vauxhall Academy 1 Faith Lutheran, Nevada 4

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Game 7 Vauxhall Academy 17 Marian Catholic, Illinois 4

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Jets have a solid weekend to open home schedule vs U of Calgary!

Vauxhall, AB –

It was a great weekend of baseball for the Jets taking all 4 games vs University of Calgary Dino’s JV & Varsity.  The weather was beautiful with no wind to open the 2022 home campaign at Jets Stadium.

Game 1 vs U of C JV – Jets 5 Dino’s 0

Vauxhall Academy vs U of C JV

Game 2 vs U of C JV – Jets 18 – Dino’s 3

Vauxhall Academy vs U of C JV

Game 3 vs U of C – Jets 13 Dino’s 3

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Game 4 vs U of C – Jets 9 Dino’s 5

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Jets have a successful weekend in Lethbridge 3-0!

Lethbridge, AB – 

It was a beautiful couple of days for baseball at Lloyd Nolan in Lethbridge.  Game 1 saw a match up with PBA JV on Friday.  The Jets opened a very convincing early lead cruising to a 21-11 final score.

PBA JV vs Vauxhall Academy Jets Mar. 18, 2022

Saturday was a another great day at Lloyd Nolan Yard.  The morning game vs PBA JV was 1-0 Jets late in the game before the Jets score 4 runs to win by a final score of 5-1.

PBA JV vs Vauxhall Academy Jets Mar. 19, 2022

Final game of the weekend was a match up with the Badlands Academy.  The Jets scored early runs and just about every inning finishing with a 22-2 final score for the Jets.

Badlands Academy vs Vauxhall Academy Jets Mar. 19, 2022

Next action for the Jets is this upcoming weekend at home vs the University of Calgary JV and Varsity.

Saturday March 26th, 2022

12 noon DH vs U of Calgary JV

Sunday March 27th, 2022

12 noon DH vs U of Calgary

Amazing – VAB Ambassador Yukio Kitagawa’s 4th time cycling around the world!

Vauxhall, AB – 

Help us celebrate and support Yukio & Barbara Kitawgawa in their quest and vision to make a difference in our student-athletes.  We are incredibly greatful and honored to work with the Kitagawa’s.

Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa have been philanthropists for the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball sinces its inception 16 years ago. Yukio has intertwined his thirst for a healthy lifestyle with a goal to help young student-athletes achieve their dreams. Yukio launched a cycling campaign to help raise funds for an indoor multi-purpose training center for the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. Our own indoor training facility has been a goal and dream for well over a decade. Yukio’s cycling journey started Sept 2014 and so far has logged over 160,000 kms. That is 4 times around the earth!!!!! Originally, Yukio was inspired by Clara Hughs’s cycling marathon but in the past 7 years his dedication and determination to cycle for the VAB has been inspiring to anyone lucky enough to meet him. Yukio’s quiet and unassuming ways has had a tremendous impact on every student-athlete who has stepped foot in our program. Over 175 players have had the pleasure to learn from his passion and tremendous work ethic. Ultimately, teaching these young men what can be accomplished when you put your heart and soul into a goal. Yukio and Barbara work together to accomplish so many great goals and we appreciate all they do for our program. This dynamic duo are a force to reckon with and their efforts to assist others to reach their goals and dreams is awe inspiring. To encourage Yukio in his fundraising endeavors for a new training facility in Vauxhall please contribute to this go fund me cause.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/yukios-4th-time-cycling-around-the-world?utm_source=customer&utm_m

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