Sports in brief: Wierks named athlete of the week

Sarah Wierks has been named the University of the Fraser Valley's athlete of the week.

Sarah Wierks has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s athlete of the week.The rookie centre from Chilliwack posted 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Cascades’ 78-69 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues in the CIS East Regional semifinal last Friday. The game marked the Cascades’ first appearance at the regionals. The Abbotsford Heat sponsor the UFV athlete of the week award.EAGLES FIFTH AT B.C.’sThe MEI Eagles boys curling team finished fifth at the B.C. High School Curling Championships last weekend. The MEI rink features skip Nick Parker, vice skip Jordan Regier, second Jon Schmuland, lead Jesse Kaufman and fifth Nic Ens.


Fraserglen Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf Club pre-registration is Tuesday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fraserglen Bar & Grill (36036 South Parallel Rd., Abbotsford). New members are welcome. Registration is $25. Members play every Tuesday, April 5 to Sept. 27. Contact Shelley at 604-513-2373 or Shirley at 604-850-6766 or Barb at 604-850-0146.


As of March 21, the Kids Interchurch Baseball League is accepting registrations for its summer season. Games run on Thursday evenings between May 5 and June 23. Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome to attend, and the cost is $25 per player and includes awards, team photos, ball caps and a family barbecue. Organizers are also seeking parent volunteers to help out.Registration can be completed in person at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. For more information, call 604-853-0757 or visit


The Abbotsford Tekken Shotokan karate dojo brought home 23 medals from a tournament in Coquitlam last week.The locals fought their way to 10 gold medals, eight silvers and five bronzes. Team members include Karman Sidhu, Inderveer Kelay, Jasleen Ahluwalia, Babanpreet Kelay, Simran Sidhu, Alyssa Moller, Justine Sandhu, Samuel Jones, Gurbaaz Bains, Vishal Mutneja, Stuart Webb, Jetan Sidhu, Ryan Moller, Roshan Gosal and Evan Moller.TIME FOR TENNIS

Local tennis players are invited to participate in singles and doubles tennis leagues, which begin play in April. The leagues offer an opportunity to play the sport at one’s own skill level. Players or teams will play a minimum of six matches on local courts. The registration deadline is Mar. 31. For more information, visit www.bctennisleagues.


The Reign Valley Vixens roller derby team dropped a hard-fought decision, 114-111, to the Kootenay Canibelles on Saturday in Penticton. The Vixens’ next home game is April 23 against Tango and Crash at the Ag-Rec Centre. For more information, visit