CORNER BROOK Templeton Academy will put out the welcome mat for the provincial 3A boys slo-pitch softball championship this weekend.
The host Templeton Tigers, Mobile Central High and Pasadena Academy will compete in A Division in the six-team tournament, while Heritage Collegiate of Lethbridge, Pearson Academy of Wesleyville and White Hills Academy of St. Anthony will compete in B Division.
Tournament action gets underway Friday 8:30 a.m. at both the Fred Basha Memorial Park and Ambrose O’Reilly Memorial Field in Corner Brook with round-robin games scheduled throughout the day. Crossover games are slated for early Saturday with the championship game slated for 2 p.m. at Fred Basha Memorial Park.
Meanwhile, the Stephenville High Spartans are the lone representative from western Newfoundland in the hunt for gold at the provincial 4A boys slo-pitch championship being staged this weekend in Carbonear.
The Spartans will be gunning for gold in an eight-team tournament that also features Clarenville High, Holy Trinity High of Torbay, Queen Elizabeth Regional High of Foxtrap, Laval High of Placentia, Ascension Collegiate of Bay Roberts, Gander Collegiate and host Carbonear Collegiate.
Cape John Collegiate of La Scie, Burgeo Academy and French Shore Academy of Port Saunders are vying for bragging rights at the eigth-team provincial 2A boys slo-pitch softball tournament being hosted this weekend by Baltimore School in Ferryland.
While the boys will be looking to win slo-pitch crowns, female soccer players will share the spotlight this weekend with three provincial girls soccer tournaments on the calendar.
Valmont Academy in King’s Point will play host to the provincial 2A girls soccer tournament that features two other teams in the hunt for gold — Belanger Memorial of Doyles and St. Joseph’s All Grade of Terrenceville.
Mealy Mountain Collegiate in Happy Valley-Goose Bay will play host to the three-team provincial 3A girls soccer tournament that includes Menihek High of Labrador City and Clarenville High — the winner of the island tournament that earns the right to travel to Labrador when a provincial event is hosted in the north.
The Corner Brook Regional High Titans will be one of six teams vying for gold at the provincial 4A girls soccer championship being hosted by Mount Pearl Senior High. Standing in the way of the Titans will be host Mount Pearl Senior High, Queen Elizabeth Regional High of Foxtrap, O’Donel High of Mount Pearl, Gonzaga High of St. John’s and Holy Spirit High of Manuels.