The Greater Victoria (District 7) Intermediate baseball team celebrates winning provincial championships in Langley and a trip to Canadian Championships July 19 to 29. Officials say it’s the first time since the late 1990s that a baseball team from the Island has gone to nationals. The team has one in five chance of going to the World Series held in Livermore

Men swarm Uplands greens for cardiac care

Colin Gall is an athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary School.

While Uplands Golf Club’s women’s event for the annual Heart Tournament hit the links last week, the men’s fundraiser for cardiac care on Vancouver Island takes place July 24. Learn more at

Registration is also open for the 20th annual University of Victoria Golf Classic, taking place at Uplands Wednesday, Aug. 3. For information and registration visit

The Pacific Links Championship welcomes volunteer submissions for the Sept. 19 to 25 tournament coming to Bear Mountain. Avid golfers, fans and those looking for a fun and exciting experience are invited to visit for details.

Finishing fourth in Bantam AAA baseball play, the Carnarvon Park-based Victoria Bantam Black Eagles look forward to provincials coming up Aug. 4 to 8 in Nanaimo.

In baseball action, the Victoria Harbourcats finish their home series with the Bellingham Bells this Friday, July 22 at 6:35 p.m. before heading out on the road to face the Corvallis Knights July 23 to 25. Next up are the Walla Walla Sweets, visiting Victoria for a three-game series. Games Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27 go at 6:35 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park, while on Thursday, July 28, first pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

From the diamond to the pitch, the University cricket team heads to the West Shore to play the Metchosin men at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Locally, the Oak Bay cricket team takes on the Incogs at St. Michaels University School Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m.

Looking to extend their current three-game win streak, the Victoria Shamrocks start their week with two away games against the Burnaby Lakers and the Langley Thunder, returning home Friday, July 29 to host the Burnaby Lakers at 7:45 p.m. at the Q Centre.

With a quick two-game series win against Delta, the Intermediate Victoria Shamrocks advance to BCILL Provincials, taking place in Langley from July 29 to Aug. 4. Visit for more information.

Colin Gall is an athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary School.

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