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Jets continue winning ways!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The rain certainly put a wrench into the scheduling at the 13th Annual Haven Tournament.  With all the rain and costs Great Falls and Calgary decided to drop out.

The Jets ended up playing the Medicine Hat Monarchs today winning by a score of 12-1.  Adam Macko was dominate on the mound going 4 IP allowing 2 hits with 10 K’s and 0 BB’s.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 inning of relief and Justin Adamoski was dominate in relief striking out 3 hitters.

Offensively, the Jets were led by Logan Domanski who was 1 for 4 with an RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  Shayne Campbell was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Carlin Dick was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 2 for 4 with a double.  Jackson Clemett was 2 for 2 with a double.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 1 with an RBI and Logan Grant was 1 for 2 with a double and 3 RBI’s.

Tomorrow will finish off the tournament with the Jets taking on Lethbridge at 10:30 am.  Lethbridge vs Medicine Hat at 1 pm and Jets vs Medicine Hat at 3:30 pm.

13th Annual Haven Tournament!

Vauxhall, AB –

We are proud to have the 13th Annual Haven Agencies & Intact Insurance as our title sponsors for the 13th year in a row.  The weekend activities are highlighted with the tournament but also include the Scotiabank Golf Tournament as well as Steak & Lobster Dinner Friday night.

 

Vauxhall Academy Jets

13th Annual Invitational Tournament

Presented by: Haven Agencies

Vauxhall, Alberta, Canada

 

                            Home Team                                                Visiting Team

Thursday May 16th, 2019

 

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Lethbridge Elks

 

Friday May 17th, 2019

 

1:00 pm               Medicine Hat                      vs                     Calgary Jr. Dino’s

4:00 pm               Lethbridge Elks                   vs                     Great Falls Chargers

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Calgary Jr. Dino’s

 

Saturday May 18th, 2019

 

10:30 am             Calgary Jr. Dino’s                vs                    Lethbridge Elks

1:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Medicine Hat

4:00 pm               Medicine Hat                      vs                     Great Falls Chargers

5:00 pm               BBQ (Players, Coaches and fans are Free)

7:00 pm               V.A.B                                  vs                     Great Falls Chargers

 

Sunday May 19th, 2019

10:00 am             Medicine Hat                     vs                      Lethbridge Elks

1:00 pm               Calgary Jr. Dino’s              vs                      Great Falls Chargers

                                                                Championship Game

4:00 pm              #1 Seed                               vs                     #2 Seed

 

Jets take 2 from Great Falls on a beautiful graduation Saturday!

Vauxhall, AB

We couldn’t ask for a better day for baseball in Vauxhall.  22 degrees, sunny with no wind (yes no wind at all).  The Jets won both games vs the Great Falls Chargers by scores of 10-4 and 11-2.

Game 1 saw Adam Macko start on the mound going 4 IP allowing 1 hit, 1 earned run with 1 BB and 10 K’s.  Maddux Mateychuk threw 1 1/3 IP with 2 runs, 4 BB’s and 1 K.  Tyler Boudreau finished things off throwing very well going 1 2/3 IP allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 0 BB’s and 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 3.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR and 3 RBI’s.  Max Grant was 1 for 2 with a solo HR.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 1 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  John Vulcano was 1 for 3. Carlin Dick was 1 for 2.  Logan Domanski rounded out the offense going 1 for 4.

Game 2 saw Matt Wiggins start on the mound going 3 IP allowing 4 hits, 2 runs, 3 BB’s with 5 K’s.  Evan O’Toole threw 3 IP allowing 0 hits, 0 runs with 2 BB’s and 5 K’s.  John Vulcano finished things off going 1 IP with 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 2 with a double.  Max Grant was 3 for 3 with a HR and 3 RBI’s.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2 with a grand slam.  Logan Domanski was 2 for 2 with an RBI.  Jackson Clemett was 1 for 3 with a 2 run HR.  Logan Grant was 1 for 3 with a double and Nick Gravel was 1 for 3 with a solo HR.

The Jets will now face Badlands Academy at Jets Stadium on Mothers Day Sunday 12 noon DH.

Jets get off to a good start at PBA Tournament!

 

Lethbridge, AB –

The Jets started the PBA JV Tournament off on a good note winning 2 games on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Lethbridge.

Game 1 saw the Jets win by a score of 3-1 over PBA JV despite out hitting them 7-2.  Matt Wiggins started on the mound earning the victory going 5 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 uneared run with 1 BB and 5 K’s.  Evan O’Toole earned the save going 2 innings allowing 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB’s with 4 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 1 for 3.  Logan Domanski was 2 for 3.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 2.  Jackson Clemett was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Carlin Dick rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 to round out the offense.

Game 2 saw the Jets win by a score of 10-1 over the Calgary Jr. Dino’s.  Justin Adamoski earned the victory going 3 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 0 BB’s and 5 K’s.  Tyler Boudreau threw the final 4 innings to earn the save allowing 2 hits with 0 BB’s and 6 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 3.  Logan Domanski was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  Max Grant was 1 for 4.  Dayton Peters was 3 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBI’s.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 3 with a doubled and RBI.  Nick Gravel was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Wevers was 1 for 4.  Logan Grant was 2 for 4 with a double.

The Jets play Parkland tomorrow at 1 pm at Lloyd Nolan Yard.

Jets win the Bishop Gorman Desert Classic for 1st time in history!

Las Vegas, NV – 

What a day of baseball on so many fronts.  The Jets opened the day as the #2 seed in the Desert Classic behind only Bishop Gorman HS.  The semi final match up was against a very good Liberty, NV team facing their ace.

Jets come out on top by a score of 2-0.  Thomas Little started on the mound and was absolutely dominant going 6 innings allowing his first hit in the 6th with 2 BB’s and 6 K’s.  Maddux Mateychuk earned the save allowing a walk and stranding runners on 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of the 7th.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Logan Grant was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  John Vulcano was 1 for 4.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3.  Dayton Peters was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  Josh Malainey was 1 for 2.  Evan O’Toole was 1 for 2 with a triple and Logan Domanski was for 1 for 3.

The victory pushed the Jets against Ventura, CA after they beat Bishop Gorman 5-1.  Tyler Boudreau started on the mound going 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run with 1 BB.  Evan O’Toole earned the win going 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs with 3 BB’s and 5 K’s. Chase Florendine earned the save going 1 inning with 1 K.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano was 2 for 3.  Max Grant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBI’s.  Ty Wevers rounded out the offense going 1 for 3.

The Championship is the 1st time the Jets history (13 years) winning the Desert Classic.

Next up is the Best of the West Tournament in Kamloops, BC.

Jets on the road for the next 10 days to Las Vegas!

Vauxhall, AB-

The Jets will be travelling to Las Vegas, NV for the 13th straight year.  2019 is a bit longer with the trip starting off with 4 exhibition games followed by a couple of practices and finishing off with the 2019 Bishop Gorman Desert Classic.

Below is the schedule:

Friday March 29th
4:30 pm vs Centennial HS
7 pm vs Centennial HS
Saturday March 30th
11 am vs Desert Oasis HS
1:30 pm vs Desert Oasis HS
Sunday March 31st
1:05 pm – Attend UNLV Game vs U of New Mexico
Monday April 1st
10:30 am – Workout at College of Southern Nevada
Tuesday April 2nd 
10:30 am – Workout at College of Southern Nevada
 
Wednesday April 3rd
6 pm – Trinity Christian, Florida 
Mountains Edge Field 1
 
Thursday April 4th
2 pm – Doral Academy, Florida
Bishop Gorman High School
 
Friday April 5th 
12 noon – Ventura, California
Mountains Edge Field 2
 
Saturday April 6th 
Playoffs TBD
**Depart as soon as it is complete 
 
Travel Safe everyone and GO JETS!

Opening day 2019!

Lethbridge, AB – 

It was a sunny but cool day at Lloyd Nolan Yard to open up 2019.  Game 1 saw the Jets take on the Prospect Academy winning by a score of 9-3.  Adam Macko started on the mound going 3 innings allowing 1 hit with 1 BB and 5 K’s.  Matt Wiggins threw the following 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 unearned run with 4 K’s and 0 BB’.  Levi Abbott finished things off going 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 4 BB’s and 3 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by John Vulcano who was 2 for 4 with a triple.  Max Grant was 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Shayne Campbell was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.  Ty Wevers and Jackson Clemett rounded out the offense going 1 for 3 and 1 for 2.

Game 2 saw the Jets and PBA JV battle to a 4-4 tie.  Chase Florendine started throwing 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 earned run with 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Tyler Boudreau threw 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs with 3 BB’s and 1 K.  Reece Keller earned the victory going 2 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits with 1 BB and 2 K’s.  Offensively, the Jets were led by Josh Malainey who was 1 for 3 with an RBI.  Dayton Peters was 2 for 4.  Max Grant was 1 for 3 with a double and Logan Grant was 2 for 2 with an RBI to round out the offense.

The Jets now travel to Lethbridge Monday to play a 9 inning game vs PBA at 2:30 pm.  Again at Lloyd Nolan Yard.

13th Annual Awards/Scholarship Dinner!

13th Annual Awards/Scholarship Banquet  

Vauxhall, AB –

The VAB is excited for the 13th annual Awards/Scholarship Fundraising Banquet March 2nd, 2019 at the Vauxhall Community Hall (5 pm cocktails and 5:45 pm program begins).  We are very excited to announce former Toronto Blue Jays coach – Tim Leiper will be our featured speaker.  Leiper played 12 seasons in the minor leagues before moving over to the coaching side of the game.  He has coached and/or managed for 22 professional seasons with the last 5 seasons coaching 1st base for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Leiper has also coached Team Canada at every World Baseball Classic event (2006, 2009, 2013, 2017).

The evening will once again be highlighted by the Reno Lizzi Scholarships as well as several other Awards and Scholarship presentations. A silent auction, live auction and raffles will be going on throughout the evening

Some of the highlight auction items will be posted prior to the banquet.

Please contact Lynda Unruh at lynda.unruh@horizon.ab.ca for tickets.  Tickets cost is $60/ticket or $450/table of 8

We look forward to celebrating with the past, current and future Jets!

2018 Jets enjoy some culture getting ready for Christmas!

 

Full squad including practice squad.  Missing Florendine, Kondor and Howg

Great looking crew.  21 players – missing Chase Florendine on his recruiting trip to CSUN.

Couple vets Josh Malainey & Dayton Peters looking after a young buck Jackson Clemett.

Inside of Theatre Calgary and Max Bell Theatre

East Coasters Nick Gravel & Tyler Boudreau getting ready for the Theatre.

Good looking crew prior to the production starting

Cheque presentation for Pennies for K’s.  President Todd Ojala with Barbara and Yukio.

Calgary, AB –

The Jets traveled to Calgary Theatre and the 32nd running of “The Christmas Carol” live theatre production.  It has become an annual holiday tradition for the Jets. 2018 marks the 13th consecutive year that Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa have treated current Jets as well as many Academy supporters to a great day of holiday celebration and cheer. In total 53 Jets supporters enjoyed the holiday tradition.

It was an extra special day with VAB President Todd Ojala being presented a cheque from the Pennies for K’s fundraiser from Yukio and Barbara Kitawgawa.  The original fundraising goal for Oct. 12th, 2018 was not met but fortunately within the last month the goal was obtained.  Thank you so much to all that participated in the fundraising campaign.  It is great appreciated.

On behalf of the entire Jets organization we would like to thank Barbara and Yukio Kitagawa, Jason and Dawn Clemett, Margie Fast and Shirley from Theatre Calgary for the great day.

Merry Christmas!!

5 Jets commit to US schools!

Vauxhall, AB – 

The Vauxhall Academy is very proud to announce 5 Jets have committed to college baseball programs on scholarship for the 2019-2020 season.  All 5 players will finish up their spring in Vauxhall and will join their respective college programs in the fall of 2019.  We are very proud of all of these young men and look forward to following their careers.  Stay tuned for additional Jets signing over the winter months.

The following is a list of Jets who signed:

LHP – Adam Macko – Stony Plain, AB  – has accepted an NCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The Boilermakers play in the very competitive Power 5 Big 10 Conference.  For more details on the Purdue Boilermakers: https://purduesports.com/index.aspx?path=baseball

RHP – Chase Florendine – Lethbridge, AB  – has accepted an NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship to attend California State University Northridge in Northridge, CA.  The Matadors play in a very challenging  Big West Conference.  Floredine will be joining former Jets Damiano Palmegiani, Wesley Moore and Victor Cerny with the Matadors. For more details on Cal State Northridge Baseball: http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-basebl/index

OF/RHP – Evan O’Toole – Bridgewater, NS  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Iowa Western College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The Reivers play in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference.  The Reivers finished in 6th place in the 2018 NJCAA World Series. For more details on Iowa Western: http://www.goreivers.com/sports/bsb/index

 

LHP – Thomas Little – Lethbridge, AB  – has accepted an NJCAA  athletic scholarship to attend Northern Oklahoma Enid College in Enid, Oklahoma .  The Jets play in the NJCAA Region 2.  The Jets finished in 3rd place in the 2018 NJCAA Division 2 World Series. For more details on Northern Oklahoma Enid: http://www.nocjets.com/sports/bsb/index

C – Shayne Campbell – Winnipeg, MB – has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division 2 University of Mary Marauders in Bismark, North Dakota.  The Marauders play in a very challenging Northern Sun Conference.  For more details on the University of Mary Baseball: http://www.goumary.com/index.aspx?path=baseball&&tab=0