Domestic News

55 not out: White Sox softball great Rhonda Hira heads back to batter's box  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 26 November 2020
Loran Parker: softball’s woman behind the mask  
Source: Stella Mackrell Loaded: 18 November 2020
Softball great leads White Sox into new innings  
Source: Ashley Stanley Loaded: 23 October 2020
White Sox begin long journey to 2028 Olympics goal with tri-series featuring top Kiwi softball talent  
Source: Brodyn Knuckey Loaded: 19 October 2020
Proud family moment for new Black Sox softball captain Cole Evans  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 11 June 2020
Help keep sport “Kiwi” by taking the 101 - DFSNZ launches Clean Sport 101  
Source: Drugfree Sport NZ Loaded: 29 April 2020
Softball prodigy running in hero’s footsteps  
Source: Jim Kayes Loaded: 18 March 2020
Ōtaki student off to Peru with junior White Sox team  
Source: Rosalie Willis Loaded: 14 March 2020
Wellington break decade-long drought to win national softball crown  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 16 February 2020
Auckland, Wellington claim national titles at fastpitch softball championships  
Source: Brodyn Knuckey Loaded:16 February 2020
Auckland mercy rule Canterbury in national women's softball final  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 16 February 2020
Hutt Valley win softball title with victory over Auckland A  
Source: Loaded: 21 January 2020
Softball season gets underway in Whanganui for 2019-20  
Source: Jared Smith Loaded: 28 September 2019
Mark Sorenson wants to keep Black Sox coaching job  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 14 September 2019
Administrator's dedication recognised nationally  
Source: Jeff Cheshire Loaded: 9 September 2019
Work on world-class softball facilities about to begin in Palmerston North  
Source: George Heagney Loaded: 18 July 2019
Young Black Sox pitcher Daniel Chapman puts injury concern behind him ahead of world championships  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 13 June 2019
Black Sox remain world softball title favourites among strong field  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 13 June 2019
Black Sox pitcher Nik Hayes has sights set on a third world softball gold medal  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 12 June 2019
Queen's Birthday Honours: White Sox stalwart Naomi Shaw honoured for softball success  
Source: Loaded: 3 June 2019
Junior Canterbury softball team working toward Little League World Series dream  
Source: TVNZ Sport Loaded: 23 May 2019
White Sox softballers vie for national club honours  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 14 March 2019
Black Sox pitcher in doubt for national softball tournament title defence  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 13 March 2019
White Sox players steer Hutt Valley to back-to-back softball title wins  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 18 February 2019
Auckland set early pace at national softball champs  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 15 February 2019
Black Sox softballers out to impress at national provincial softball championships  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 13 February 2019
Black Sox beaten in Challenge Cup softball final after Japan's home run and power pitching  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 11 February 2019
Joel Evans homers again as Black Sox edge out Australia in Challenge Cup softball comeback  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 9 February 2019
Mark Sorenson demands more from Black Sox after two wins and a loss at Challenge Cup  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 8 February 2019
Black Sox softball pitcher Josh Pettett reaping benefit of dietary changes  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 8 February 2019
Brothers on opposite sides as Black Sox bid to win Challenge Cup  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 7 February 2019
Colquhoun Park to get facelift for junior softball World Cup  
Source: George Heagney Loaded: 25 January 2019
Kiwi's extraordinary news for friend who lost her softball star husband in car smash  
Source: Helen Harvey and Brianna Mcilraith Loaded: 7 January 2019
Coaching changes for White Sox as Softball New Zealand looks to revive women's programme  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 19 December 2018
Softball NZ Announcement - TAB Challenge Cup 2019  
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 18 November 2018
New teams join Manawatū club softball competition for summer season  
Source: Alison Kensington Loaded: 12 October 2018
Auckland mum watches as umpire and paramedics restart her teen's heart at softball game  
Source: Kendall Hutt and Nicole Lawton Loaded: 8 October 2018
Significant financial turnaround for OSA  
Source: Jeff Cheshire Loaded: 18 July 2018
Coach Mark Sorenson to miss Black Sox softball tour with six new caps named  
Source: Loaded: 25 Mar 2018
Softball world champ winner returns to club nationals  
Source: Moana Makapelu Lee Loaded: 12 Mar 2018
Lara Andrews leads Hutt Valley club Te Aroha to first national women's softball title in seven years  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 12 Mar 2018
Sorenson tipped for top Hutt accolade  
Source: Eru Paranihi Loaded: 9 Mar 2018
Softball Hawke's Bay boss Carter to step down in June  
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 1 Mar 2018
Hutt Valley win first national women's softball title for nine years  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 19 Feb 2018
Black Sox star Joel Evans in winner's circle again as Hutt Valley break 18-year softball duck  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 19 Feb 2018
Black Sox world champion pitcher Campbell Gibson to make Auckland debut in softball four-peat quest  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 14 Feb 2018
Potent hitting lineup spearheads Auckland's drive for a fourth successive women's softball title  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 14 Feb 2018
One-armed softball player inspires teammates at tournament  
Source: Jamie Searle Loaded: 16 Jan 2018
National Team Appointments  
Source: Softball NZ Loaded: 21 Dec 2017
Gold Medallists Joined in Black Sox by Younger Talent  
Source: Softball NZ Loaded: 21 Dec 2017
White Sox eyeing tougher opposition as world softball ranking slides  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 20 Dec 2017
Courtney Gettins ready to roast touring Oregon Ducks  
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 20 Dec 2017
Casey Eden new Black Sox Manager  
Source: Softball NZ Loaded: 19 Dec 2017
Southland Softball Association close to $1.8 million target for new venue  
Source: Jamie Searle Loaded: 17 Dec 2017
Canterbury win national Colts softball crown  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 11 Dec 2017
Carl Tuinenga Appointed New JWSX Head Coach  
Source: Softball NZ Loaded: 18 Nov 2017
Mark Sorenson wins New Zealand softball's top award  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 7 Jul 2017
Four New Zealand softball stars elected to Hall of Fame
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 3 Sep 2017
Kingi steps closer to Black Sox dream  
Source: Gisborne Herald Loaded: 5 Jul 2017
Last chance for Black Sox world champs hopefuls at national club tournament  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 15 Mar 2017
Auckland teams head seedings for national women's softball tournament  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 15 Mar 2017
Three titles in a row for Auckland men's and women's softball teams  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 9 Mar 2017
Kemp Induction - Canterbury Hall of Fame  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 9 Mar 2017
Family trio star as North Harbour topples champions Auckland at national softball tournament  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 18 Feb 2017
Black Sox batters hit out at national softball championships  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 17 Feb 2017
Spots still available in Black Sox, says softball coach Mark Sorenson  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 15 Feb 2017
White Sox contenders bolster provincial ranks for national women's softball tournament in Lower Hutt  
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 15 Feb 2017
Southland Softball Association dream gets $750,000 kick-start from Invercargill Licensing Trust  
Source: Logan Savory Loaded: 15 Feb 2017
Bay youngster eyes more televised play  
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 15 Feb 2017
Enoka brothers to make Black Sox history in upcoming Challenge Cup  
Source: Sam Hewat Loaded: 8 Feb 2017
Restored Black Sox ace Cole Evans on how he took a punt on baseball  
Source: Chris Rattue Loaded: 8 Feb 2017
More pathways for NZ as softball reinstated into Olympic Games  
Source: Ani-Oriwia Adds Loaded: 13 Jan 2017
White Sox women want to keep playing in boys tournament  
Source: Loaded: 12 Jan 2017
South Canterbury softball resurgence needs a helping hand  
Source: Loaded: 14 Dec 2016
Southland softball members say it is their time for an upgrade to the Surrey Park complex  
Source: Logan Savory Loaded: 14 Dec 2016
Young softballers hit their straps  
Source: Peter Jones Loaded: 5 Dec 2016
Bay flavour to Northcote's triumph  
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 5 Dec 2016
Canterbury Red Sox rack up 22nd consecutive South Island softball title  
Source: Loaded: 5 Dec 2016
Women back in business  
Source: Jeff Cheshire Loaded: 3 Dec 2016
WBSC announces new 2016 Men’s Softball World Rankings  
Source: World Baseball Softball Confederation ( Loaded: 10 Nov 2016
Black Sox lose slugger Jerome Raemaki - Isaac Fletcher added for Argentine tour  
Source: Loaded: 10 Nov 2016
Jarrad Martin among three Kiwis inducted into International Softball Hall of Fame  
Source: Loaded: 2 Nov 2016
Bill Massey and Terry Nunns proud to be softball Pilgrims  
Source:, The Dominion Post Loaded: 1 Nov 2016
Game plan for Otago softball starts at the top  
Source: Otago Daily Times Loaded: 1 Nov 2016
Jerome Raemaki awaits medical clearance before joining Black Sox  
Source: Loaded: 1 Nov 2016
Softball legends gather to honour Hutt Valley softball legacy  
Source:, The Dominion Post Loaded: 25 Oct 2016
Kiwi women to play in boys nationals  
Source: NZ Herald, Hawke's Bay Today Loaded: 20 Oct 2016
Focus on home runs, not outs  
Source: Meredith Akuhata Brown, Gisborne Herald Loaded: 3 Oct 2016
East Coast is softballs biggest success story - Softball NZ CEO  
Source: Maori Television Loaded: 27 Sept 2016
'Starstruck' by Black Sox heroes
Source: Gisborne Herald Loaded: 26 Sept 2016
SNZ Announce Loaded as Official Hydration Provider
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 1 June 2016
White Sox captain Ellie Cooper one step away from college softball world series
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 23 May 2016
Black Sox to host top softball tournament before world champs
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 23 May 2016
The Black Sox are Coming
Source: Gisborne Herald Loaded: 17 May 2016
SNZ announce BLK as new apparel provider
Source: SNZ Loaded: 11 April 2016
Black Sox skipper Nathan Nukunuku takes year off and pitcher Kurt Schollum dropped
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 6 April 2016

Canterbury softballers beaten by Junior Black Sox
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 27 March 2016

Softball numbers rising in South Canterbury
Source: Brayden Lindsay Loaded: 22 March 2016

Auckland teams favoured to win national women's club title in Lower Hutt
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 17 March 2016

Hutt softballer Lara Andrews a poster girl for sporting success
Source: Nicholas Boyack Loaded: 10 December

Black Sox appoint softball manager but seeking new assistant coach
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 19 November

Veteran Black Sox pitcher Heinie Shannon keen to continue, catcher Stephen Ratu undecided
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 5 November

Giving softball its best shot
Source: John Hill Loaded: 5 November

Softball legends inducted into the WBSC Softball Division Hall of Fame
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 28 October

Workshop to help map out Surrey Park complex's future
Source: Logan Savory Loaded: 28 October

Junior Black Sox team named for North Island Classic
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 23 October, 2015

Mark Sorenson chases gold medal after re-appointed as Black Sox softball coach
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 23 September, 2015

Pitch for new Bay-Waikato series
Source: Gary Hamilton-Irvine Loaded: 23 September, 2015

Hutt Valley's Melisa Tupuivao inducted into Softball Hall of Fame
Source: Nicholas Boyack Loaded: 15 September, 2015

JWS and SNZ Appointments
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 8 September, 2015

Nelson's Marty Grant to be inducted into Softball New Zealand Hall of Fame
Source: Wayne Martin Loaded: 3 September, 2015 

Former Black Sticks Hockey Great Darren Smith Appointed to Softball High Performance Role
Source: Glen Roff Loaded: 27 August, 2015 

Softball gets its diamond
Source: Wynsley Wrigley Loaded: 14 August, 2015 

American battery deliver Auckland Marist National Women's Interclub softball title
Source: Tony Smith Loaded:16 March, 2015 

Canterbury club Albion win National Men's softball title
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded:16 March, 2015 

Joel Evans boosts Black Sox hopes at National Interclub Men's softball tourney
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded:16 March, 2015 

Pôneke Kilbirnie in top form at Men's Open Club Softball Nationals
Source: Rewa Harriman  Loaded:16 March, 2015 

Home runs feast in softball victory
Source: Tim Barton  Loaded:12 March, 2015 

Potter selected for Junior White Sox team
Source: Tim Barton  Loaded:12 March, 2015 

American pitcher chasing third softball title in New Zealand
Source: Tony Smith Loaded:12 March, 2015 


Redhill Rocketz pumped for National Interclub Men's Softball Tournament
Source: Rewa Harriman Loaded:12 March, 2015 

Auckland complete National Fastpitch Championship double after success for men's and women's teams
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 23 February, 2015 

Black Sox trial squads named 
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 30 January, 2015 

Bay pair score US scholarships
Source: Shane Hurndell  Loaded24 January, 2015 

Source: Tony Smith 
Loaded: 15 January, 2015 

Top American pitcher Sammi Parks drafted by Wellington 
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 15 January, 2015

Huge advantage hits home 
Source: Shane Hurndell  Loaded: 13 January, 2015 

Black Sox chase softball world champs place
Source: Softball NZ Loaded: 10 December, 2014

Coach collects double doubles in leading junior and senior sides to title wins
Source: Campbell Burnes Loaded: 10 December, 2014

Home team win classic after 18th attempt 
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 8 December, 2014

Canty claim 20th successive Jefferies cup title
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 8 December, 2014

US move has Begg hopeful for Junior Sox spot 
Source: Stacy Squires Loaded: 26 November, 2014

Nga Hau e Wha Maori Softball 
Source: Wikitoria Day  Loaded: 3 November, 2014 

Softball scores a home run 
Source: Gary Hamilton - Irvine  Loaded: 3 November, 2014 

Greg Newton enjoys fostering softball talent 
Source: Jacob Page Loaded: 28 June, 2014

Black Sox tour opener 
Source: NZ Herald  Loaded: 19 June, 2014 

Formal recognition for softball stalwart 
Source: Ben Rogers  Loaded: 4 June, 2014 

Kiwi Hokianaga hurls way to USA College crown
Source: Tony Smith Loaded: 28 May, 2014 

Golden Holmes team up with SNZ
Source: Fuseworks Media  Loaded: 20 May, 2014 

Cityfitness to support our National Teams 
Source:  Loaded: 10 May, 2014 

Gettins leads Dodgers to historic title win
Source: Shane Hurndell Loaded: 17 March, 2014

Mt Albert Ramblers and HB Dodgers take national titles
Source: Dave Worsley  Loaded: 16 March, 2014 

Cannonball pitcher puts heat on for Dodgers 
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 15 March, 2014 

Dodgers scalp at women's Softball Champs 
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 13 March, 2014 

Powerhouse casualties at Club Softball Champs 
Source: Tony Smith  Loaded: 13 March, 2014