SPORTS IN BRIEF: Football’s Davis opts for WSU Cougars: Bear Mtn. to host Ronald McDonald House golf: Metro soccer Capitals tops in B.C.: Gross second at Vancouver Triathlon

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Football's Davis opts for WSU Cougars: Bear Mtn. to host Ronald McDonald House golf: Metro soccer Capitals tops in B.C.: Gross second at Vancouver Triathlon

Football’s Davis opts for Cougars

A lifelong Oregon Ducks fan, Mount Douglas Rams star running back Terrell Davis made a verbal commitment to play university football for the Ducks’ Pac-10 conference rival, the Washington State Cougars in 2012.

Davis, who just completed Grade 11, only recently became eligible for recruitment but wasted little time making his choice.

The speedy back is one of many Rams playing in the Canada Cup for Team B.C. (under-18) starting Saturday (July 9) in Lethbridge, Alta.

Bear Mtn. to host charity golf

The 19th annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament is open for registrations.

Proceeds from the Aug. 15 event at Bear Mountain Golf Resort will benefit Ronald McDonald House B.C. The House accommodates and supports Vancouver Island families that travel to Vancouver for treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Golfers can sign up as individuals, teams or corporate sponsors and help support children and families from their community.

The tournament begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. on the Mountain Course.

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Metro Capitals tops in B.C.

The Victoria Capitals under-14 boys soccer team won the provincial title, 5-0 over Kamloops in Richmond on Saturday.

The Capitals, a metro Lower Island Soccer Association team, took the lead two minutes in on a goal from Dario Zanatta (Gorge FC) on a cross by Kieran Large (Prospect Lake). The second half started similarly, with Brian Im (Gordon Head) scoring in the first minute.

Zanatta soon added two more goals for the hat trick. The first came on a penalty shot and on the second he converted a rebound off a shot by Bilal Mohamed (Gorge FC).

Next up for the Capitals are the Canadian Soccer Association’s national championships in Mount Pearl, Nfld. this October.

Gross second at Vancouver Triathlon

Victoria’s Sara Gross finished the Vancouver International Triathlon’s half Ironman in second-place with a time of four hours, 29 minutes and two seconds. Gross finished the third event of the Subaru Western Triathlon Series 14th overall, behind only Rachel McBride (4:18:22) of Vancouver.

Fellow Victoria triathlete Tyler Duncan was 10th overall (4:25:13).

Gross’s time was 25 seconds better than her first-place finish at the June 18 Victoria Triathlon.


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