Rams take aim at championship

Mount Douglas sends both Junior and Varsity squads to B.C. High School Football AAA championships

The Mount Doug Rams continue their quest for both Varsity and Junior Varsity titles Saturday when the 2015 B.C. High School Football AAA championships hit B.C. Place Stadium.

The Junior Varsity Rams take to the field at 1:30 p.m. against New Westminster, while the Varsity squad kicks off at 7 p.m. against Vancouver College.

On the rugby pitch, the University of Victoria Vikes men’s rugby team plans to take home the Barnard Cup following Saturday’s championship game against the Castaway Wanderers. Kick-off is at Wallace Field at 1 p.m.

The Saanich Braves host the Peninsula Panthers at Pearkes Rec Centre at 6:30 p.m. In a home-and-home matchup, the Braves head out on the road Saturday to take on the Panthers Saturday in their own barn. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

With a league record of 3-0-1, the Saanich Midget Tier 1 Braves hope to move closer to first place in league play this Sunday when they face Port Alberni at 2 p.m. on the Pearkes Gold rink. The Braves are one point behind the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies, who have one game in hand with their record of 4-1-0.

Swimming fans will want to head to Saanich Commonwealth Pool Friday through Sunday for the annual PCS Christmas Cracker swimming meet.

Victoria Men’s Field hockey continues strong this week with a series of games Sunday. Beginning at noon, Rebels 1 plays the Marauders, while Rebels 2 takes on the Mutineers at 1:30 p.m., and at 3 p.m. the Hawks face Oak Bay. All games take place at UVic Field 1.

The women have an even more action-packed week with multiple game days. Beginning Saturday, the Devils play the Demons at 9:30 a.m., Lynx 3 plays the Pirates at 11 a.m., the Flickers play the Patriots at 12:30 p.m. and the Lynx 1 face the Mariners at 2 p.m. The Blue Jays take on the Sailors at 3:30 p.m. and the Renegades finish the day against the Ravens at 5 p.m. Continuing Sunday, the Flickers face the Patriots at 10:30 a.m. before Wednesday, brings the Patriots to play the Mariners at 6:30 p.m. All games take place on UVic Field 1.

Division 1 men’s soccer opens Friday when Gorge FC takes on Bays United 1 at UVic at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Comox Valley comes down Island to take on the VI Wave 1 at PISE at 4 p.m. Later, Saanich Fusion FC takes on Westcastle United 1 at Westhills Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Saanich running enthusiasts can burn off a little winter steam at the 36th annual Oak Bay Merrython 8K Run/4KWalk Sunday at Henderson Rec Centre. The events start at 10 a.m. and race-day registration is available.

Vikes Athletics and Recreation has put out a call for nominations for UVic’s Hall of Fame in the categories of  athlete, team, coach, builder or administrator. Inductees will be added to the newly-unveiled Lynda and Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. Email nominations vicvikes@uvic.ca or mail to Ali Lee, Vikes Communications Officer, Room A245, CARSA Building, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C., V8W 2Y2. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis and those not considered for 2015-16 will be kept for future consideration.

Colin Gall is a local athlete, avid sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net

 

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