City AAA all stars from left: Alex Jordache

Sports briefs: Mount Doug host AAA Islands; Vikes, Chargers players named Rookie of the Year, and more

The Mount Douglas Rams are hosting the 63rd annual Island boys AAA basketball championships this week, Feb. 28 to March 2.

Rams host Island boys championships

The Mount Douglas Rams are hosting the 63rd annual Island boys AAA basketball championships this week, Feb. 28 to March 2.

Competing are hosts Mount Doug, and South Island champs Claremont Spartans, as well as the Oak Bay Bays, Belmont Bulldogs, and Spectrum Thunder, which won a challenge game over Alberni on Tuesday to make it in. From the north is Dover Bay, Cowichan and G.P. Vanier.

Semifinals are tonight (March 1) at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. The championship final is Saturday at 8 p.m.

City boys AAA hoops all-stars announced

The Sport Victoria city boys AAA basketball all-stars were awarded on Tuesday.

Making the team are Mat Hampton, Liam Horne and Jake Miller from Oak Bay, Alex Jordache and Mason Loewen from Claremont, Harrison Mar from Mount Douglas, Kane Johnston, Erik Spaven and Owen Vaags from Belmont and Darian Van der Merwe from Spectrum.

Vike named Can West rookie of the year

UVic Vikes basketball player Jenna Bugiardini of Hamilton, Ont., has been named the Canada West conference’s Rookie of the Year.

Vikes graduating senior Debbie Yeboah, of Winnipeg, won a Canada West first all-star selection. It’s her third-straight all-star inclusion having been named to the second team in previous years.

PacWest rookie of the year is a Charger

Claremont secondary grad Melissa Van Dyk of the Camosun Chargers basketball team is the PacWest women’s Rookie of the Year.

Van Dyk was also named to the PacWest women’s all-rookie team.

Stelly’s grad Elyse Matthews was the only Charger named to the first all-star team, with Ella Goldschmid (Mount Doug) and Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) making their respective PacWest women’s and men’s second all-star teams.

A pair of Oak Bay High grads with the Chargers, Kaz Kobayashi and Evan Woodson, made the PacWest men’s all-rookie team.

Chargers volleyball win men’s PacWest bronze

The Camosun Chargers men’s team won bronze at the PacWest volleyball championships on Saturday in Cranbrook.

The third-seed Chargers defeated the top-seed Douglas Royals in five sets: 27-25, 25-16, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13.

It’s the Chargers’ ninth medal in 16 provincial championship appearances: five gold, two silver and two bronze.

The Chargers won its opener against the Fraser Valley Cascades but lost in the semifinal to the Vancouver Island Mariners.

Just Posted

Peace Walk fundraiser for hospice runs on Sunday

Take a walk, have a snack, and help donate to a local charity

READERS’ CHOICE: Saluting the stars of the Saanich Peninsula

Welcome to the Peninsula News Review’s 13th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, our… Continue reading

BCAM slated to get one of last remaining Lancaster bombers

Approval seems certain despite emotional Torontonian appeals

Saanich Peninsula athletes earn their place at B.C. Games

The Saanich Peninsula will be well-represented next week as the 40th annual… Continue reading

A sled dog with an amazing past shows a young pug the ropes

A local school bus driver and passionate dog lover has written his… Continue reading

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

Brush fire breaks out west of Port Alberni

Fire forces partial closure of Highway 4 heading to Ucluelet and Tofino

Accident on Vancouver Island after artillery gun rolls down hill and damages taxi

Witness says accident happend about 1 p.m. Saturday; RCMP investigating

B.C. mining company, involved in 2014 spill, ordered to pay lost wages

Mount Polley Mining Company must pay wages to 26 employees who were laid off without proper notice

Two significant wildfires burning in southeastern B.C.

More than 20 fires were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre as of Saturday afternoon

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

Lodeiro scores twice to help Sounders beat Whitecaps 2-0

Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he converted a penalty kick

Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Zone 6 athlete Olivia Lundman crossed finish line with ease, to loud cheers in Cowichan

Most Read