The Carnarvon U14B team heads for provincials July 11 to 13 in North Delta after a winning season that culminated in a second-place finish at district championships last weekend.

Carnarvon U14B dominates regular season

The girls ball team had an astounding season finishing with a 32-2 record heading into district finals last weekend

  • Jun. 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.

A silver finish is good enough for the Carnarvon U14B team.

The girls ball team had an astounding season finishing with a 32-2 record heading into district finals last weekend at Rom Knott Park in Central Saanich.

They went 2-2 on the weekend to finish second to a View Royal team with only slight disappointment.

“We didn’t quite play our best ball on the weekend, fortunately two teams go through to provincials,” said coach Bill Hawkins.

The year included topping the podium at a Mainland tournament that featured top teams in the province.

“They had a remarkable season. The girls, some of them started as early as August of last year,” Hawkins said.

“We’ve worked with the girls since they’re eight and nine years old most of them. They’re a hard working group of young athletes.”

A key part of the successful season Hawkins says is the coaching staff of six. Three are young women from the community, one is a former college ball player and another is entering her senior year of university.

“I think part of the success is successful athletes coming back and helping the next generation. Having young adult female coaches work with them is inspiring,” Hawkins said. “It’s community building … Those experiences that the young women had, they remember they had similar experiences and that’s why they come back.”

The girls head to provincials July 11 to 13 in North Delta.

 

“We know we have played with the very best teams in the province so we know we’re capable of that,” the coach said. “The expectation is we play to the best of our ability. Just play our best ball; that’s our goal.”

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman

Paula Roumeliotis struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years before finding support

COVID-19: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers

Team working to ensure Island health care workers have personal protective equipment

Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others

Practising physical distancing, frequent hand washing and resisting touching your face are proven methods

B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle

Dr. Bonnie Henry’s order restricts care aides to one facility

Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt

Man hurt in incident that took place near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019

Most Read