School sports keep athletes hopping

What's happening this week on Oak Bay's sports calendar

It’s a busy week in high school sports.

Rugby action will keep Oak Bay athletes busy, with the junior and senior boys both in action April 30.

Senior boys visit St. Michaels University School at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, before Glenlyon Norfolk School  hosts Spectrum at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

In junior boys’ play Oak Bay heads to SMUS for a 12 p.m. tilt this Saturday, April 30. On Monday, May 2, SMUS heads out to Belmont for a 3:45 p.m. kick-off before Oak Bay hosts Claremont at 3:45 p.m. May 4.

On the girls’ side, Senior Girls’ Rugby comes to Oak Bay High today (Friday, April 29), when the local squad hosts games between Ed Milne, Claremont, GNS, and Esquimalt starting at 3 p.m.

On Friday, May 6, Oak Bay travels to Esquimalt for games with Mt. Doug, Reynolds, Claremont and Belmont.

On the badminton court, Tuesday, May 3 has GNS visiting Vic High at 3:45 p.m., and Oak Bay at Claremont, also starting at 3:45 p.m. On Thursday, May 5, GNS hosts Pacific Christian School at 3:45 p.m.

Turning to AAA and AA tennis, Wednesday, May 4 brings play back to the home court with Oak Bay playing Reynolds and SMUS facing GNS at Henderson. Play is all at Henderson starting  at 3:30 p.m.

Spring means track season is in high gear and the action comes to the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium on Wednesday, May 4 starting at 4 p.m.

On the diamond, the Henderson Park-based Premier Mariners spend a four-game weekend at home. Games start Saturday, April 30 when the Ms host the Coquitlam Reds at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Come Sunday, May 1, the Mariners host the North Delta Blue Jays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Victoria Premier Eagles also play four at home this weekend, welcoming North Delta to Lambrick Park for a Saturday double-header starting at 12 p.m. On Sunday, the Eagles host the Coquitlam Reds for back-to-back games starting at 11 a.m.

In junior premier play, the Eagles are on the road,  visiting North Delta then the North Shore Twins. The JP Mariners play only two games this weekend, visiting the North Shore Twins Saturday, April 30.

For a ball game of a different variety, local cricketers are back in action, with Spinnakers playing Fulham Tuesday, May 3 and the Colts playing the Stonewallers Wednesday, May 4. Both games are at Windsor Park starting at 6 p.m.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.