JOCK TALK: Summer sports action not over yet on West Shore

Colin Gall gives the lowdown on late summer activities

With just a few weeks left in local cricket action, the Metchosin team heads over the Malahat on Saturday to take on the Shawnigan Lake squad for a noon start at Duncan’s Cowichan Sports and Cricket Club. The local team’s last regular season match comes Saturday, Sept. 3 when they host Albion at the Metchosin pitch.

Western Speedway hosts the Island Batteries Night at the Races tomorrow (Aug. 20), with a full line-up that includes Late Model Drivers Challenge Twin 50s, Stock Cars and Mini Stocks. Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. Coming up Wednesday, Aug. 24 is the weekly Hornet Series. For tickets and details visit

The Victoria Shamrocks were unable to wind up their Western Lacrosse Association playoff semifinal against Burnaby at The Q Centre on Wednesday, but can do so tomorrow night in Burnaby. If not they’ll be back in Colwood for game 7 on Sunday at 6 p.m.

See the Vanier Cup-winning University of British Columbia Thunderbirds take on the University of Manitoba Bisons Aug. 26 at Westhills Stadium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with kick-off at 7. Proceeds benefit Greater Victoria Minor Football, Westshore Rebels and the UBC Football Island Scholarship Fund. Visit for tickets.

The Rebels are on the road this weekend to take on the Valley Huskers in Chilliwack, then return to Westhills Saturday, Aug. 27, for the second of a home-and-home against the Huskers.

Planning is underway for the  Langford Legion’s Mighty 91 Golf Tournament and Dinner coming up Sept. 24. The 18 hole, four-person scramble includes lunch and dinner at the Legion, transportation, 18 holes at Olympic View including cart and practice balls, and other prizes. For more information visit or phone 250-478-1828.

The Woman2Warrior, Victoria’s only women’s charity 5k obstacle adventure race, goes Sunday Aug. 28. Hit the track, trails and grass at West Shore Parks and Recreation and tackle more than a dozen obstacles designed to strength, agility, balance and endurance. Register at

The Victoria Eagles Baseball Club’s Instructional Fall Ball opens Sept. 6 to players from around the region. The program, running eight weeks to Oct. 28, is open to all players born between 1998 and 2004, no matter where they played in 2016 or where they intend to play in 2017. Visit for details and registration information.

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


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