Sports Shorts week of December 9, 2014

The high school basketball season has begun at Ladysmith Secondary School, with teams taking to the court a number of times this month.

Basketball up and running at LSS

The high school basketball season has begun at Ladysmith Secondary School, with teams taking to the court a number of times this month.

The LSS senior girls’ basketball team, coached by Daryl Rodgers, opened its season Dec. 2 with a loss to Wellington. The girls play at Ballenas today (Dec. 9) and then take part in a Dec. 12-13 tournament in Surrey before playing their first home game Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. against Isfeld.

LSS’s senior boys play an away game today at Kwalikum and will be competing at the Mark Isfeld Tournament Dec. 12-13. They make their home debut Thursday, Dec. 18 against Woodlands.

The Grade 9 girls play their first home game this week, as they host Nanaimo Christian School Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Early birds can register for Island Race Series

Early Bird Registration for the 2015 Frontrunners Island Race Series is now open

The 34th running of the series will go from January until April 2015, with eight races ranging from 5Ks to a half marathon. The early registration fee is $120. After that, late registration until Jan. 11 will be $150.

The races include the Harriers Pioneer 8K on Jan. 11, Cobble Hill 10K on Jan. 25, Cedar 12K on Feb. 8, Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 22, Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K on March 8, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 22, Merville 15K on April 12, and Sooke River 10K on April 19.  New this year is Charity Partner, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

Register online for the series at www.vira.bc.ca.