SPORTS IN BRIEF: Claremont, SMUS tennis finish top-10 in B.C.; Canucks cut into Victoria Track Series sked; Mini-tyke Eagles host Buccaneer Days Island lacrosse tourney

Claremont, SMUS volley to top 10

Tennis teams from Claremont secondary and St. Michaels University School finished sixth and eighth, respectively, at the B.C. High School Tennis Championships.

SMUS had earlier won the AA South Islands before losing to Brentwood College in the Islands.

Canucks cut into Victoria Track Series schedule

The Victoria Track Series third meet of 2011 was reduced to four races due to a scheduling conflict with the wildly popular Vancouver Canucks and their June 4 win against the Boston Bruins.

Enjoying the weather was Riley McQueen, who won the 1,500 metre, and Jeanette Van Den Bulk, who won the 400m.

McQueen finished just ahead of former University of Calgary teammate Maddy MacDonald in four minutes, 45.10 seconds and 4:48.10, respectively.

Local master runner Jim Barwise continued his great season, winning his age group in the 800m in 2:23.

The fourth of eight meets is at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, June 18. Gun sounds at 6:30 p.m.

Full results are available at the track series website:

Mini-tyke Eagles host Island lacrosse tourney during Buccaneer Days

Nineteen lacrosse teams with players aged four to six years old will be in town for the Victoria-Esquimalt mini-tyke Eagles’ Vancouver Island lacrosse tournament June 11 and 12.

It’s a massive tournament with more than 200 players on teams from Nanaimo, Cowichan Bay, Peninsula, Saanich and Westshore.

Archie Browning arena and the adjacent Bullen Box field will host the games, which coincide with Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days.

The action starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Jr. Shamrocks take two of three

The Victoria Shamrocks played three B.C. Junior A Lacrosse Leage games in four days, winning two of them.

On Thursday and Saturday Victoria beat Nanaimo and Burnaby by the same score, 11-10, respectively. Delta defeated the Shamrocks 13-12 on Sunday.