JOCK TALK: Search for your inner Warrior

Sports columnist Colin Gall gives the local lowdown for West Shore teams, games

Calling all West Shore women warriors: registration is now open for Woman2Warrior, the region’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race. Register at woman2warrior.ca. Use the promo code “WARRIOR50” by Friday, July 29 and save 50 per cent on registration.

In West Shore cricket, Metchosin’s mid-week team plays a single game this week, hosting MCC at Metchosin Field at 6 p.m. Monday, July 11. In weekend league play, Metchosin welcomes Oak Bay on July 16 with a noon start at Metchosin field.

Racing action revs up Saturday night (July 9) with the “Eve of Destruction” at Western Speedway. Take in crusher car jumps, a van blow-up, Lordco demo series, NEXX Financial Claimer cars, boat races, chain races and a Total Destruction Derby. Come Wednesday, July 13, check out the exciting wheel-to-wheel action on the oval during the Marlin Motors Hornet Series. For tickets for this weekend’s show and more info, visit westernspeedway.net.

In local lacrosse action, following a 15-6 win in Langley last night, the Victoria Shamrocks next host the Coquitlam Adanacs on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. at The Q Centre.

Meanwhile, the intermediate Shamrocks host Burnaby at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at The Q Centre.

The Victoria Senior B Wolves lacrosse team plays one home game this week, hosting the Valley Rebels at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at The Q Centre.

On the golf course, Bear Mountain Resort hosts Junior Nights every Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Players age six to 13 learn how to swing, chip, putt and play the game. The fee is $20 per session – call 250-744-2327 for details.

Looking ahead, football fans will want to mark their calendars for the Westshore Rebels’ season start Sunday, July 24 with a 4 p.m. tilt against the Langley Rams at Westhills Stadium. Visit westshorerebels.ca for details and ticket information.

The Victoria Eagles have a busy week coming up in Premier Baseball League.

The squad hits the road Sunday, July 10 to take on the Whalley Chiefs in Surrey before returning home Tuesday, July 12 to play rival Victoria Mariners at Lambrick Park at 6 p.m.

The Eagles’ final weekend of regular season play, is coming up Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 when they host the Okanagan Athletics at Lambrick Park. Saturday games go at 3 and 5:30 p.m. with Sunday starts at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Premier Victoria Mariners finish the season with eight straight road games after going head to head with the Victoria Eagles Tuesday.

The Junior Premier Eagles play their final five games of the regular season at home at Lambrick Park, hosting the Okanagan Athletics in two doubleheaders Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. First pitches go at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The JP Eagles’ final league game is Tuesday, July 19 against rival Victoria Mariners at 6 p.m. in what is certain to be a great way to end their regular season.

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

 

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