Marcus Steen of the Ladysmith ‘49ers can’t quite beat the throw to Christian Exley of the Surrey Cardinals during a Peewee provincial championship baseball game Aug. 3 at Lionel Courchene Park in Surrey. Ladysmith won bronze after beating Burnaby 16-9 in the consolation final.

Sports briefs for the week of August 13

Local baseball teams medal at provincials; Whitecaps visit Ladysmith this week.

Ladysmith baseball teams medal at provincials

Two teams from Ladysmith made it to the provincial championships, and both teams came home with medals.

Ladysmith’s Mosquito AA team made it to the championship game and won a silver medal, while Ladysmith’s PeeWee A team earned a bronze medal.

Whitecaps coming to Ladysmith this week

Don’t forget that you have a chance to meet and train with Vancouver Whitecaps FC players and training staff this week.

The Whitecaps will be in Ladysmith this Tuesday (Aug. 13) and Wednesday, (Aug. 14) as part of the Vancouver Island Coast Salish “Hope and Health” Soccer Event, which is being co-hosted by the Kwumut Lelum Child and Family Services (KL) and the Cowichan Tribes agency (LS).

Whitecaps players and coaching staff will take part in an Evening of Champions Opening Ceremonies Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. This event is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the Whitecaps are offering a Coaches Clinic with Martin Rennie and a Keeper Clinic with Brad Knighton at Forrest Field.

The Coaches Clinic (from 9:30-11:30 a.m.) and Keeper Clinic (from 1:30-3:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, Aug. 14 are also free and open to the general public, but participants are asked to bring a registration form with them to Forrest Field.

Find more information and download the event registration form by clicking on the poster on the Mid-Isle Soccer Club website at