JOCK TALK: Lacrosse boxes rockin’ for final June weekend

Colin Gall details the upcoming West Shore sports scene

It’s a busy week for lacrosse in the West Shore.

The Victoria Shamrocks kick things off Friday, June 24, welcoming the New Westminster Salmonbellies in Western Lacrosse Association action for a 7:45 p.m. start at The Q Centre. With the teams sporting a win and a loss against each other this season, this tiebreaker is sure to bring some intensity to the arena.

The intermediate A Shamrocks take to The Q Centre floor on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. tilt against New Westminster,. Meanwhile, the junior A ’Rocks host the Coquitlam Adanacs at The Q at 5 p.m.

After a Mainland road trip to take on the Langley Thunder, the juniors finish the week in Nanaimo next Wednesday (June 29), facing the Timbermen at 7 p.m. Come lend your cheers to the boys in green!

In junior B lacrosse, the Westshore Bears host Nanaimo at The Q Centre for an 8 p.m. game next Thursday.

From one ball game to another, the Victoria and District Cricket Association brings midweek action to the West Shore when Metchosin hosts Sticky Wicket at the Happy Valley Road pitch on Monday (June 27) at 6 p.m.

With the Junior Premier Eagles and Mariners both on the road in B.C. Premier Baseball League action this weekend, the senior teams take over the home fields.

The Victoria Eagles Premier boys are back this weekend with a busy slate of games. The Eagles host the Abbotsford Cardinals in a doubleheader at Lambrick Park on Saturday (June 25) with games at noon and 2:30 p.m., before returning to Lambrick the next day to host the North Shore Twins at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Premier Mariners also play four at home this weekend, all at Layritz Park. The Mariners host the North Shore Twins for two games this Saturday, with games at 1 and 3:30 p.m., then take on the Abbotsford Cardinals for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. starts on Sunday.

Racing action returns to Western Speedway on Saturday with the Slegg Building Materials Night of Mayhem, featuring the BEAST Jet Dragster, Lordco Demo Series and NEXX Financial Claimer Cars.

Come next Wednesday (June 29), it’s exciting wheel-to-wheel action on the oval with the Marlin Motors Hornet Series.

Finally, July 1 and 2 brings the Used.ca Mid-Season Championship Weekend to the Langford track. Come cheer on racers vying for a place in victory circle in the AMCA Dwarf Car Invitational, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Island Powder Coating Modifieds (Saturday night only) and Marlin Motors Hornets.

Popular country band Montgomery County will perform after the Saturday night races. For tickets and details, visit westernspeedway.net.

The third Victoria MEC series race – the Pace Setter – tears it up at Royal Roads University this Sunday, offering the first MEC half-marathon of the season alongside the usual 5k and 10k runs.

Online registration has already closed, but you can register in-store up to 5 p.m. on Saturday and at the race from 7 to 8 a.m. (cash only on race day). Visit mec.ca for details.

With the Westshore Rebels’ football season on the horizon, the team is looking for both room rentals and billet families. Student athletes will pay for room rentals or billet fees, and the team provides 2016 Rebel season tickets. Email housing@westshorerebels.ca for details.

Young golfers can check out the Golf Academy at Highland Pacific, offering one, three and five-day camps for youth ages six to 14. The camps run from July 4 to Aug. 26.

Find more information and registration details at highlandpacificgolf.com.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and a Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary School. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net

 

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