Jock Talk: High school hoops season tips off Tuesday

Oak Bay sports fans have lots to cheer this coming week

Basketball returns to the hardwood this week as the high school senior boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons tip off Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Oak Bay high’s senior boys head to  Parkland while St. Michaels University School visits Belmont. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

On the girls’ side, Oak Bay’s AAA senior girls also starts their season Tuesday, playing Stelly’s at Mt. Doug High at 7:30 p.m.

The 37th annual Oak Bay Merrython hits the road this Sunday, Dec. 4, with the 8K run and 4K walk leaving from Henderson Recreation Centre at 10 a.m. A 1K Kids Run/Walk travels the chip trail around the Henderson golf course. This friends and family favourite is hosted by the Rotary Club of Oak Bay. Contact Henderson Rec Centre at 250-370-7200 for registration.

Premier rugby takes the Castaway Wanderers to the James Bay AA for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday, Dec. 3. Come cheer on your Oak Bay squad!

Div. 1 rugby playoffs have the Castaway Wanderers 2 playing in Port Alberni on Saturday, Dec. 3.

On the soccer pitch, Div. 1 men’s play continues Friday, Dec. 2 when Bays United hosts Lakehill at 8 p.m. at the Oak Bay High pitch. Looking ahead, the squad hosts SFFC Friday, Dec. 9, for an 8 p.m. kick-off at  Oak Bay High.

On the women’s side, Div. 1 soccer has Castaways FC and the Bays United FC both playing at Victor Brodeur on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Castaways FC face Vic West FC at 10 a.m. while the Bays play the Vic West United at 2 p.m.

On the ice, the Victoria Cougars return from a roadtrip to the West Shore to finish their weekend at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, when they host the Kerry Park Islanders at Archie Browning Arena.

The Cougs next hit home ice Thursday, Dec. 8 when they host the Peninsula Panthers at 7 p.m. at Archie Browning. In a home-and-home, the Cougars head to Panorama arena Friday, Dec. 9 for a 7:30 p.m. rematch.

The region’s top swimmers, including the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s athletes, head to Saanich Commonwealth Place for Pacific Coast Swimming’s 14th annual Christmas Cracker swim meet, Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. For full event details, visit www.pacificcoastswimming.com.

Oak Bay trail runners can take on the challenge of the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club’s 13th annual Stewart Mountain 10/5 Mile X-Country Challenge coming up Saturday, Dec. 10, with a noon start at Thetis Lake. Registration is open until Dec. 8.

Race proceeds will be directed to Harriers Foundation projects. Visit http://pih.bc.ca for details.

Colin Gall is an athlete and Grade 12 Mt. Doug Secondary student. Send coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.

 

 

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