Playoffs begin for high school rugby

No. 1-ranked Oak Bay senior girls face the remaining top six schools Friday at Westhills Stadium

With the senior high school rugby regular season drawing to a close this past week, there’s plenty of playoff action this coming week.

The AA and AAA playoffs will be hosted by St. Michaels University School, with teams from across Victoria having a chance to reign supreme in their respective leagues. The tournaments will both take place on May 14 on the SMUS campus.

On the girls’ side, No. 1-ranked Oak Bay faces the remaining top six schools – Claremont, Reynolds, Belmont, Esquimalt and Mt. Doug – in a final jamboree at Westhills stadium Friday, May 8 beginning at 10:20 a.m. The cup final takes to the field at 2 p.m. Glenlyon Norfolk School will compete with the remaining five teams at the neighbouring Goudy Field.

High school tennis action also comes to a local close this week with AAA finals  May 11 and 12  at Henderson, or the Oak Bay indoor courts as a rain-out option.

To finish up the 2015 season, Falcon gymnasts are training hard for their final competitions including the 33rd annual Garden City Invitational, May 16 and 17 at the Panorama Recreation Centre, where these athletes will display their physical strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.

The Victoria Mariners and the Victoria Premier Eagles are both on the Mainland this weekend, but the Eagles’ Midget AAA squad will play in town Saturday, hosting West Kelowna starting at noon. The Junior Premier Eagles will take the field on Sunday when they host the North Shore Junior Twins at Lambrick Park. At Carnarvon Ball Park,  the Bantam AAA Red Eagles play host to Duncan on Saturday and then the North Island squad the following day. Both games will begin at noon at Carnarvon Ball Park.

The Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club is seeking to complete its roster of 2015 Summer Host families for the 10-week-long season. Host families will receive two season tickets per player hosted. For details, contact Brittany French, at 250-889-3754 or brittany@harbourcats.com.

Devon Gall is an avid sports fan and former Carnarvon baseball player.