This week in Saanich Sports (May 8-14): City rugby playoffs at St. Michaels school

St. Michaels University School to host city rugby playoffs beginning May 14

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

The AA and AAA playoffs will be hosted by Saanich’s 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 the top-six schools, including Saanich’s Claremont, Reynolds and Mount Douglas, plus Oak Bay, Belmont and Esquimalt, will face off in a final jamboree at Westhills stadium today, Friday, May 8. Games begin at 10:20 a.m. with the cup final taking to the field at 2 p.m. Spectrum’s girls’ team will compete with the remaining five teams on Westhill’s Goudy Field.

High school tennis action also comes to a local close this week with AAA finals May 11 and 12 at the Henderson, Lambrick or Oak Bay indoor (if needed) courts.

Falcon Gymnastics athletes are training hard for their final competitions including the 33rd Annual Garden City Invitational, May 16 and 17, at Panorama Recreation Centre.

The Premier Baseball League Victoria Mariners and Eagles are on the Mainland this weekend, but the Eagles’ Midget AAA squad will play in town Saturday, May 9, hosting West Kelowna starting at 12 p.m. The Junior Premier Eagles host the North Shore Junior Twins, Sunday (May 10) at Lambrick Park.

The Victoria HarbourCats baseball team is seeking summer host families for the 10-week-long season. Hosts receive two season tickets. Contact Brittany French, at 250-889-3754 or brittany@harbourcats.com.

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