Jock Talk: Oak Bay basketball kicks off on the road

Jock Talk: Oak Bay basketball kicks off on the road

Rugby spreads across the region Saturday, Windsor park to UVic

The Oak Bay High senior boys basketball squad starts the week on the road when they head to Mount Doug Secondary Tuesday, Dec. 12 for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

Oak Bay’s senior girls are also in action Dec. 12, hosting Claremont for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Saturday features a full day of rugby.

The Castaways Wanderers premier men host Meraloma at Windsor Park Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Up at the University of Victoria campus, UVic takes on Seattle, also at 2:30 p.m.

Head to the fields early for even more action: Castaways Wanderers 2 takes on Meraloma 2 at 12:45 at Windsor Park while the UVic Norsemen welcome Seattle 2 at 12:45 at UVic.

The UVic Vikes swimmers are set to dive in to the UVic-Pacific Coast Swimming Association Christmas Cracker meet, Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10 at Commonwealth Pool. Head to the pool to cheer on your local swimmers.

The Vikes Cross Country team returns to Centennial Stadium for its annual Christmas tree sale, continuing through Dec. 23. Visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, when the athletes will help you pick out the perfect tree.

In Oak Bay men’s soccer, the Div. 1 Bays United team welcomes Lakehill to Oak Bay High turf tonight (Friday, Dec. 8) for an 8 p.m. kick-off.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, the Castaways Juniors team takes on the UVic Alumni at noon at Glasgow Field. Later that day at 2:15 p.m. both the U21 Bays United FC take on the Cowichan United FC and the Div. 3 Bays United FC take on the FC Sagres at Oak Bay High. Following at 4:30 p.m., the Div. 4A Bays United FC faces the Castaways Invite, also at Oak Bay High.

Looking ahead to Friday, Dec. 15, the UVic Alumni take to the UVic turf to host Gorge FC at 7:15 p.m.

In women’s soccer Sunday, Dec. 10 has the Div. 1 Castaways FC meeting Saanich Fusion United and Ays United FC facing the Juan de Fuca United, but both game times and locations were still to be determined at press time. Visit liwsa.com for updates.

In Div. 2 play, Sunday, Dec. 10 takes Bays United FC to visit Gorge FC at 12 p.m. at Hampton, while Castaways FC visits Prospect Lake at Layritz, also at noon.

In Junior B hockey, the Victoria Cougars start their week up Island, with an afternoon game against Kerry Park Sunday, Dec. 10. Returning home to Archie Browning Arena, it’s the Cougs’ turn to host Kerry Park Thursday, Dec. 14, with a 7 p.m. puck drop. Heading to Saanich on Dec. 15, the Cougars face the Braves at 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes Arena.

Looking ahead to their spring season, the Greater Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association is accepting applications for head and assistant coaches in all divisions until Jan. 15. Head coaches will receive e a 50 per cent refund on player registration for each head coach who is assigned a team and completes the season. Learn more under the Coaches tab at gvmbha.com.

GVMBHA player registration also continues to Jan. 15 with assessments set to begin Feb. 4.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming local sports events.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sgt. Sandrine Perry in the Oak Bay Police Department interview room that has been softened with household features to better accommodate survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay police interview room gets a makeover

Room made less daunting for victims of trauma

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic, operated by Island Health, has opened at the University of Victoria’s McKinnon Gym. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at University of Victoria

Clinic is staffed and operated by Island Health

Aerial view of the Capital Regional District residuals treatment facility at Hartland Landfill where residual solids are turned into Class A biosolids. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Plant closure sends more biosolids to Hartland Landfill

Saanich residents are concerned they were never consulted

Saanich Coun. Susan Brice and Mayor Fred Haynes are calling on the province to develop new solutions for emergency response to mental health crises with the consideration of a potential new 911 category. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich mayor, councillor call for new solutions to mental health emergencies

Shifting response from police to trained mental health team the best option, mayor says

Oak Bay police seized a fake police badge marked ‘Special Police’ from the car of a driver who rolled through the stop sign at the intersection of King George Terrace and Beach Drive on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Police seize fake police badge at traffic stop

Underage public drinking, face-to-face scams keep police busy

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

The south coast of B.C. as capture by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. (European Space Agency)
VIDEO: Images of B.C.’s south coast from space released by European Space Agency

The satellite images focus on a variety of the region’s landmarks

A copy of the book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator’s legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children’s titles including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” because of insensitive and racist imagery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images

Books affected include McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! and The Cat’s Quizzer

The fundraising effort to purchase 40 hectares west of Cottonwood Lake announced its success this week. Photo: Submitted
Nelson society raises $400K to save regional park from logging project

The Nelson community group has raised $400,000 to purchase 40 hectares of forest

AstraZeneca’s vaccine ready for use at the vaccination centre in Apolda, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Reichel/dpa via AP
National panel advises against using Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on seniors

NACI panel said vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are preferred for seniors ‘due to suggested superior efficacy’

A public health order has extended the types of health care professionals who can give the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan)
‘It’s great that midwives are included’ in rollout of B.C.’s COVID vaccine plan, says college

The order will help the province staff the mass vaccination clinics planned for April

Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canadian economy contracted 5.4 per cent in 2020, worst year on record

Drop was largely due to shutdowns in the spring as COVID began to spread

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

Most Read