It’s another busy week for Oak Bay sports fans.
At the UVic campus, men’s field hockey action will be on display Jan. 24 when the Vikes host the University of British Columbia on the UVic Turf Field beginning at 2 p.m.
While the University of Victoria’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are out of town for a weekend series at the University of Calgary, both teams will be back at home next weekend when Lethbridge University comes into town Jan. 30 and 31.
In high school hoops action, the Oak Bay junior girls and boys kick off the week by hosting Claremont Monday, Jan. 26, with games at 4:15 and 5:45 p.m. respectively. Oak Bay’s senior teams are on the road to Spectrum on Tuesday, Jan. 27 with the girls tipping off at 5:45 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. Oak Bay’s junior girls are back in action Jan. 27, hosting St. Margaret’s for a 4:15 p.m. start, while the junior boys welcome St. Michaels at 5:45 p.m. At Glenlyon Norfolk School, the junior girls welcome Spectrum at 4:15 p.m. with the senior girls hosting St. Andrew’s at 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 takes Oak Bay’s junior girls to Stelly’s while the boys visit Vic High, both starting at 4:15 p.m. In a rescheduled game, GNS senior boys visit Parklands for a 7 p.m. start while the junior boys host St. Andrews. The week winds up with a pair of games Thursday, Jan. 29: GNS junior boys are at Stelly’s while the junior girls host St. Andrew’s. Both games start at 4:15 p.m.
Just one game is on Oak Bay’s Vancouver Island Premier League soccer calendar next week, when Bays United/Peninsula U18 boys are scheduled to host the Upper Island Storm on Jan. 25; details were still being determined at press time.
While local hockey teams eye the playoffs, the Victoria Eagles Midget AAA baseball club is holding tryouts Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 at Oak Bay Rec Centre. In addition to competing in the highest level of play through B.C. Minor Baseball, the AAA Eagles will play a handful of tournaments in B.C. and the U.S. in front of many college and university scouts. All tryouts begin at 3:30 p.m. For details see www.victoriaeagles.com.
Registration for the coming spring softball and baseball season at Carnarvon Ball Park is also under way. For more information on spring ball registration go to carnarvonbaseball.com.
And swimming fans will want to head to Commonwealth Place this weekend (Jan. 23 to 25) when more than 300 athletes from across Vancouver Island will be taking part in the Vancouver Island Regional SC Championships. Many of the swimmers will be hoping to make it through to provincial and national swimming meets later in the swimming season.
Grade 12 student Devon Gall is an avid sports fan, athlete and former Carnarvon baseball player. Send your sports events news to firstname.lastname@example.org.