This week in Saanich Sports (April 17-23): Lawn bowling clubs rolls into season

Lake Hill Lawn Bowling open house upcoming Saturday, April 25 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Lake Hill Little League minors-1 (ages 9-10) players take the field on Opening Day 2015.

By Devon Gall

High school rugby schedule features four games in the senior boys league played for Saanich schools, Thursday with St. Michaels University School at Esquimalt, Belmont playing at Stelly’s, Spectrum visiting Glenlyon Norfolk School and Edward Milne making their way to Reynolds Secondary.

Senior girls have a handful of mini-tournaments played at three hosting schools Friday, April 24: Edward Milne hosts Esquimalt, Claremont and Belmont, Spectrum hosts Oak Bay, Reynolds and Victoria High, and GNS hosts Mount Douglas and Stelly’s at Windsor Park.

High school senior badminton games run Tuesday, April 21 when St. Andrews visits Glenlyon Norfolk School, Reynolds makes the drive to Stelly’s, Victoria High plays at Spectrum, Edward Milne travels to Pacific Christian School, and to finish off the day’s agenda, St. Michaels plays at Mount Douglas Secondary. start at 3:45 p.m.

The Victoria Mariners open the Premier Baseball League season this weekend with opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Henderson Park, facing the North Shore Twins in a double header starting at 1 p.m. The Mariners’ junior premier squad play at home on the Sunday, facing the White Rock Jr. Titans at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Victoria Eagles premier baseball team looks to expand on its 20-8 blowout win over the Nanaimo Pirates to open the seaon. The Eagles are away Saturday and return Sunday to face the North Shore Twins in a double header at Lambrick Park, first pitch at 11 a.m. The Junior premier squad opens their regular season this weekend, playing their home opener Saturday, April 18 against the White Rock Jr. Tritons at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Gordon Head Lawn Bowling Club’s season starts Saturday and Sunday with games from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lambrick Park facility. Novice training happens Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. until April 24 and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., April 20-30.

Coming up, Lake Hill Lawn Bowling is hosting an open house next Saturday, April 25 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. before the first day of bowling Sunday, April 26.

– Devon Gall is an avid sports fan and athlete attending Grade 12 at Mount Douglas secondary school.


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