Sports in brief: Outlaws punch provincial ticket

The Abbotsford Outlaws 95/96 rep B girls fastball team won the District 8 title on the weekend, punching their ticket to the provincial championships in the process.

The Abbotsford Outlaws 95/96 rep B girls fastball team won the District 8 title on the weekend, punching their ticket to the provincial championships in the process.

The Outlaws beat the Langley Extreme in two out of three games to clinch the crown. They opened with a 7-1 victory on Saturday, only to fall 11-4 on Sunday morning. That set up a rubber match, which the Outlaws won 5-3 on the strength of terrific defence and timely hitting.

TWISTERS TRIUMPH

Twisters Gymnastics Club brought home seven medals from the recent national championships in Charlottetown, PEI.

Zachary Clay, competing in the junior boys category, climbed to the top step of the podium after winning gold on the pommel horse. By virtue of the win, he earned a spot in the senior event finals, where he finished seventh.

Longtime national team member Ken Ikeda took silver in the on the parallel bars in the senior men’s division, while Jonathan Osers won bronze on the floor in the national open category.

On the women’s side, Ashlynn Skulstad was a triple bronze medallist. She finished third in both the national novice all-around and on the beam, and was part of Team B.C.’s bronze medal-winning team in the age class.

Andry Friesen, competing in the national open divison, won a silver medal in the vault.

MCBETH MAKES THE CUT

Dane McBeth of Abbotsford has been selected to the provincial peewee lacrosse team.

McBeth will travel with Team B.C. to the national championships, which run July 31 to Aug. 6 in Ontario. Two other Abbotsford athletes, Coleton Lundy and Kyle Claggett, made the 30-player shortlist for Team B.C.

CASCADES HOST CAMPS

The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department is offering a series of sport-specific summer camps in July and August.

The Cascades camps will be led by members of the varsity coaching staffs and UFV athletes, and the dates are as follows:

• Boys basketball, Aug. 15-19

• Girls soccer, Aug. 8-12

• Boys and girls rowing, July 11-15 and July 18-22

• Girls volleyball, Aug. 8-11

• Boys volleyball, Aug. 22-25

For more information, contact Andrew Meadwell at 604-504-7441 ext. 4449, or by email at andrew.meadwell@ufv.ca.

RUGBY CAMPS COMING UP

Abbotsford rugby coaches Doug Primrose and Ryan McWhinney are hosting a series of rugby camps in July at Yale Secondary.

A camp for boys and girls ages 9-12 runs July 4-8, followed by a camp for ages 13-16 from July 11-15. Sessions go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and registration is $140.

For more information, contact Primrose at doug_primrose@sd34.bc.ca.