Oak Bay student athletes busy this week

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Secondary.

High school gets busy in a variety of sports this week.

Senior badminton hits the court when Oak Bay hosts Claremont Tuesday, April 18 and Mt. Doug Secondary Thursday, April 20. Both matches open at 3:45 p.m.

Senior girls’ soccer returns to Oak Bay this Tuesday, April 18 when Oak Bay plays at Mt. Doug at 3:30 p.m. at Tyndall Turf.

With the senior girls rugby team having a bye this week, the senior boys carry the Oak Bay flag. Oak Bay B hosts Royal Bay at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 while St. Michaels University School visits Belmont, also at 3:45 p.m. Come Thursday, April 20, the Oak Bay A team hosts Claremont at 3:45 p.m.

The fourth event on the high school cycling circuit brings road racing to Western Speedway Tuesday, April 18. The race begins at 4:45 p.m. but bikers should arrive at 3 p.m.

Baseball is back in Oak Bay parks thanks to the crew at Carnarvon Ball and Beacon Hill and National little leagues. Enjoy a ballpark hotdog and cheer on the up-and-coming players at local diamonds.

The region’s high-performance teams, the Victoria Eagles and Mariners, also play host to a number of Oak Bay players.

While the Junior Premier Eagles started their season on the road, the JP Mariners are at home Saturday, April 15, when they take on the UBC Thunder in a doubleheader at 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Henderson Field.

The Premier Victoria Eagles open a four-game weekend by hosting the Parksville Royals for a doubleheader Saturday, April 15 at Lambrick Park. First pitches go at 12:05 and 2:35 p.m. Sunday takes the Eagles on the road to North Delta to face the Blue.

Greater Victoria Minor Ball Hockey opened league play this past week, but for those with an eye to Team BC, tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, April 30 for birth years 1998 to 2003. For more information and to register visit vmbh.ca.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Secondary.