Names and Games: Victoria baseball players eye Canada Cup

Baseball B.C. announced its team for the upcoming U-17 Canada Cup this week and several Eagles have taken flight.

Four Victoria Eagles and one Victoria Mariner are among the 20 players who will represent the province at the U-17 Canada Cup, which is slated for Moncton, N.B., from Aug. 8-12. Dawson Clark, Brad Cox and Gavin Pringle of the Premier Eagles, Noah Takacs of the Junior Premier Eagles and Josh Walker of the Premier Mariners will all be sporting B.C. colours. Jayden Cull of the Premier Eagles was named an alternate for the team.

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The players were selected from the 47 players who attended the recent Baseball B.C. tryout camp in White Rock.

U-14 tennis stars at Bear Mountain

Some of the top young tennis players in the province will be showcasing their skill at the Bear Mountain Tennis Centre this weekend, and trying to punch their tickets to the national championships.

The Davis Trading B.C. U-14 Outdoor Tennis Championships takes place Friday through Sunday up at the new Bear Mountain courts. It will feature the top 16 ranked U-14 players in the province and the winners from the weekend will represent B.C. at next month’s Rogers Outdoor Junior Canadian Championships in Mount Tremblant, Que.

And playing in his own backyard this weekend will be 13-year-old Zach Scott. Victoria’s Scott will be making his debut at the U-14 level after finishing seventh at the U-12 outdoor nationals last year.

Action this weekend will feature girls and boys singles as well as doubles play.

Reaume on track in Kentucky

Victoria driver Josh Reaume overcame a few late obstacles to have another strong finish at last weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stop.

Reaume, behind the wheel of his Colonial Countertops Chevrolet Silverado, qualified 26 for the Buckle-up 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, but managed to move up and finish 23rd.

Next up for Reaume, as the series begins the second half of the season, is this Saturday’s stop at Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania.

Noble new B.C. Games boss

A former University of Victoria employee will help spearhead the next B.C. Winter and Summer Games.

Alison Noble, who spent recent years in government and relations at UVic, has been named the new president and CEO of B.C. Games Society.

Noble, who is no stranger to the B.C. Games Society, having acted as director of community and corporate relations for the organization from 1990 to 1996, was director of operations for the recent Invictus Games in Toronto.

Noble will replace Kelly Mann, who is stepping down as head of B.C. Games Society after 19 years.

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