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Canadian and Brit take Multisport Aquathlon World Championships

Canadian and Brit take Multisport Aquathlon World Championships

Victoria’s Matthew Sharpe, Great Britain’s Emma Pallant capture Multisport Aquathlon World Championships

Canadian and Brit take Multisport Aquathlon World Championships
Training camp continued Wednesday for the Westshore Wolves. They’ll face off against the Peninsula Panthers on Friday for their first exhibition game of the season. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Player development key to Wolves’ new bench boss

Tyler Matheson aiming to finish in the top three this season

Training camp continued Wednesday for the Westshore Wolves. They’ll face off against the Peninsula Panthers on Friday for their first exhibition game of the season. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Canadian takes women’s cross tri championship, Mexico’s Serrano wins men’s title

Canadian takes women’s cross tri championship, Mexico’s Serrano wins men’s title

Victoria’s Melanie McQuaid won her second Cross Tri World title, first for Francisco Serrano

Canadian takes women’s cross tri championship, Mexico’s Serrano wins men’s title
Victoria HarbourCats were prominent in the West Coast League season-end awards, announced this week. Jack Owen (from left), was named the WCL’s top pitcher, while outfielder Hunter Vansau and pitcher Adam McKillican, along with catcher Shane McGuire and pitcher Travis Kuhn (not shown) were named to the all-WCL second team. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

HarbourCats’ Owen named West Coast League’s top pitcher

Victoria left-hander was tough to score against this baseball season

Victoria HarbourCats were prominent in the West Coast League season-end awards, announced this week. Jack Owen (from left), was named the WCL’s top pitcher, while outfielder Hunter Vansau and pitcher Adam McKillican, along with catcher Shane McGuire and pitcher Travis Kuhn (not shown) were named to the all-WCL second team. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams defenders during a 2016 B.C. Football Conference game at Westhills Stadium. Campbell was a force for the home team, scoring two touchdowns in the Rebels’ home opener on Saturday against the Langley Rams. (Gazette file photo).

Westshore Rebels dominate the Langley Rams in 29-5 win

Rebels will host Chilliwack Huskers on Saturday

Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams defenders during a 2016 B.C. Football Conference game at Westhills Stadium. Campbell was a force for the home team, scoring two touchdowns in the Rebels’ home opener on Saturday against the Langley Rams. (Gazette file photo).
The Shamrocks were keyed by a six-goal run spread across the first and second periods on their way to a 12-10 win over the Burnaby Lakers last night at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)
The Shamrocks were keyed by a six-goal run spread across the first and second periods on their way to a 12-10 win over the Burnaby Lakers last night at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)
Ryder Hesjedal rides alongside a pair of junior riders during the Kid’s Race at the Tour de Victoria around the legislature front driveway and Belleville Street on Sunday. The event capped a day of rides of 140, 90 and 40 kilometres that all finished in front of the legislature. More than 1,000 riders took part overall in the seventh annual mass participation cycling event. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Seventh Tour de Victoria continues to promote cycling to wider audience

Ryder Hesjedal appreciates the day for its community feeling and camaraderie among riders

Ryder Hesjedal rides alongside a pair of junior riders during the Kid’s Race at the Tour de Victoria around the legislature front driveway and Belleville Street on Sunday. The event capped a day of rides of 140, 90 and 40 kilometres that all finished in front of the legislature. More than 1,000 riders took part overall in the seventh annual mass participation cycling event. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria HarbourCats managing partner Jim Swanson, here accepting a Victoria Mavericks hat from league president Lanny Burrows, was among the local baseball minds who assembled the Mavericks team competing in this week’s Baseball Canada Men’s National Championships at Royal Athletic and Lambrick parks. Veteran infielder Burrows is on the roster along with many other well-known local baseball products. Photo by Christian J. Stewart/victoriamavericks.net

Victoria Mavericks set to host Baseball Canada men’s nationals

Host team one of 10 competing at Royal Athletic and Lambrick parks this week

Victoria HarbourCats managing partner Jim Swanson, here accepting a Victoria Mavericks hat from league president Lanny Burrows, was among the local baseball minds who assembled the Mavericks team competing in this week’s Baseball Canada Men’s National Championships at Royal Athletic and Lambrick parks. Veteran infielder Burrows is on the roster along with many other well-known local baseball products. Photo by Christian J. Stewart/victoriamavericks.net
A dragon boat team awaits the passing of traffic in the Inner Harbour before heading out to the start line of their race at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Dragon boaters racing to Victoria event’s finish line today on Inner Harbour

23rd annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has attracted teams from around the Pacific Northwest

A dragon boat team awaits the passing of traffic in the Inner Harbour before heading out to the start line of their race at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Gorge Vale Golf Club head professional Jim Cook (centre) takes a moment for a photo with Terry Edmonds (from left), Tim Howard, Stu Holroyd and Len Carlow before the foursome tee off at the senior men’s club championship tournament Thursday. Howard won the low gross title by a stroke over Holroyd, while Carlow was another three shots back. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Close battles for Gorge Vale senior club titles in Esquimalt

Tim Howard, John Lindsay capture age group low gross golf crowns for 2017

  • Aug 20, 2017
Gorge Vale Golf Club head professional Jim Cook (centre) takes a moment for a photo with Terry Edmonds (from left), Tim Howard, Stu Holroyd and Len Carlow before the foursome tee off at the senior men’s club championship tournament Thursday. Howard won the low gross title by a stroke over Holroyd, while Carlow was another three shots back. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Greater Victoria lawn bowler Annie Mathie throws a bowl during round-robin play during the 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club in Colwood.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Local bowlers earn bronze at national lawn bowling championships

Play took place at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club in Colwood.

Greater Victoria lawn bowler Annie Mathie throws a bowl during round-robin play during the 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club in Colwood.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Riders head down the legislature pathway at the start of the 2016 Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. This year’s event happens this Sunday (Aug. 20) and sees cyclists riding routes around the Capital Region. Photo by Jill Fitz Hirschbold Photography/Facebook

Massive cycling event takes over Greater Victoria this Sunday

Upwards of 1,500 riders expected for seventh annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria

Riders head down the legislature pathway at the start of the 2016 Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. This year’s event happens this Sunday (Aug. 20) and sees cyclists riding routes around the Capital Region. Photo by Jill Fitz Hirschbold Photography/Facebook
The Victoria Shamrocks are gearing up for the Western Lacrosse Association finals, starting Friday in New Westminster. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Victoria Shamrocks square off against New Westminster Salmonbellies in WLA finals

Action gets under Friday in New Westminster

  • Aug 17, 2017
The Victoria Shamrocks are gearing up for the Western Lacrosse Association finals, starting Friday in New Westminster. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Shamrocks captain Corey Small keeps his eyes on the ball during the club’s Friday night home loss to the Burnaby Lakers. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Victoria Shamrocks head to WLA finals

Shamrocks will take on either the Maple Ridge Burrards or the New Westminster Salmonbellies

Shamrocks captain Corey Small keeps his eyes on the ball during the club’s Friday night home loss to the Burnaby Lakers. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Bringing in Claire Eccles this season as the first female player in West Coast League baseball history was among the bold moves made by the Victoria HarbourCats in 2017. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WCL season a win despite finals loss for Victoria: Swanson

Fans, business community, players continue to be attracted by HarbourCats program

Bringing in Claire Eccles this season as the first female player in West Coast League baseball history was among the bold moves made by the Victoria HarbourCats in 2017. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A trio of Shamrocks converge on a Burnaby Lakers player during play last Friday at The Q Centre. The Shamrocks are the underdogs in the first round series between the two clubs, which began last night in Burnaby and continues Saturday in Colwood. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Burnaby Lakers push Victoria Shamrocks to game 7

Game 7 will go Tuesday night in Burnaby.

  • Aug 14, 2017
A trio of Shamrocks converge on a Burnaby Lakers player during play last Friday at The Q Centre. The Shamrocks are the underdogs in the first round series between the two clubs, which began last night in Burnaby and continues Saturday in Colwood. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams defenders during a game at Westhills Stadium in 2016. Campbell, who has been out since game one of the season due to a broken finger, will return to the Rebels lineup for Saturdays home opener. (News Gazette file photo)

Westshore Rebels defeat Broncos, look ahead to home opener

Rebels will take on the Langley Rams Saturday, Aug. 19

Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams defenders during a game at Westhills Stadium in 2016. Campbell, who has been out since game one of the season due to a broken finger, will return to the Rebels lineup for Saturdays home opener. (News Gazette file photo)
Victoria Shamrocks eye WLA finals

Victoria Shamrocks eye WLA finals

Team to host the Burnaby Lakers in game 6 of series

Victoria Shamrocks eye WLA finals
Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)

Softball Devils earn wicked results at provincials

Victoria teams earn two golds, a silver and a bronze against B.C. competition

Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)
Victoria HarbourCats starting pitcher Adam McKillican takes high fives after finishing off an inning in Saturday’s game 1 of the West Coast League championship series against Corvallis at Royal Athletic Park. The Cats won 5-4 with an RBI single by Po-Hao Huang in the bottom of the ninth. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria squeaks out WCL final victory with walk-off single in game 1

Po-Hao-Huang slaps big single to centre to score Andrew Schaps for winning run

Victoria HarbourCats starting pitcher Adam McKillican takes high fives after finishing off an inning in Saturday’s game 1 of the West Coast League championship series against Corvallis at Royal Athletic Park. The Cats won 5-4 with an RBI single by Po-Hao Huang in the bottom of the ninth. Don Descoteau/Victoria News