Fergus Hall named B.C.’s high school athlete of the year
Glenlyon Norfolk School grad and current University of Victoria student Fergus Hall is the 47th annual Sport B.C. male high school athlete of the year.
The rugby player is a member of the Vikes men’s and earned notice last year when he was instrumental in helping Team B.C. win the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens high school tournament.
Hall was also part of the U-18 B.C. team that successfully defended their national title in Quebec this past summer. Prior to that he was a member of both the GNS Gryphons school and Castaway Wanderers club rugby teams leading up to his arrival at UVic.
Hall scored his first CDI Premier League try on Feb. 23 against Bayside. On Mar. 1 and 2 he was part of the Vikes their second National University Sevens Rugby Championship at Westhills Stadium in Langford.
It’s the second straight year a Victoria male has won the award, as Lambrick Park shot-putter Adam Keenan won it for 2011.
Victoria wrestling coach Ed Ashmore was also honoured at the Sport B.C. awards, earning a Presidents’ Award for his dedication to wrestling, as nominated by B.C. Wrestling.
“It was great to get the award and see former students and old friends, especially to see old wrestling friend Larry Kliparchuk (Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge) win the (Daryl Thompson) lifetime achievement award,” said the 78-year-old, who started the Victoria Bulldogs wrestling team.
Beacon Hill looks to repeat as Little League champs
The boys of Beacon Hill Little League are looking to be back-to-back city champions this year as baseball season nears.
Last year Beacon Hill made it to the provincial semifinals.
Late registration is still open for boys and girls to play District 7 Little League baseball.
National Little League (Cook Street and Hillside Avenue), the city’s oldest program, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Visit littleleaguevictoria.org to register.
Recruiting Greater Victoria youngsters for the gridiron
The Greater Victoria Minor Football Association is recruiting boys and girls aged six to 13 years old for its spring season.
Equipment is provided, which includes helmet, shoulder pads, kidney belt, pants, knee and thigh pads.
Teams are located in Gordon Head, Saanich, Victoria, Westshore, Peninsula and Sooke.
Player registration and gear-up is this weekend, Saturday (March 16) 10 to 11 a.m. at the Copley Park field house, 600 Parkridge St., off Vanalman Avenue.
For more info visit victoriafootball.ca.
Vikes track down gold at CIS championships
UVic Vikes 600-metre specialist Rachel Francois won her second CIS gold medallist in the event at the CIS national track championships in Edmonton last weekend.
Over the course of the three-day meet the middle-distance focused Vikes earned two gold medals and two bronze.
The Vikes women’s 4x800m team won gold. The same team then won its first CIS medal in the 4x400m, taking bronze, with Jenica Moore, Grace Annear, Kendra Pomfret and Francois at anchor in that race. Pomfret also medaled with third in the 1,000m.