The first slo-pitch tournament of the season takes place this weekend at the Esler Sports Complex when the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League hosts its annual Icebreaker Tournament.
Twenty-five teams, split up into two pools, will compete for the championship.
The action gets underway Saturday at 8 a.m. with pool matchups, followed by playoff rounds Sunday.
The tournament finals are slated for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
underway for minor fastball
With a healthy contingent of players, this year’s Williams Lake Minor Fastball League season is shaping up to be a good one, said league president Michele Tenning.
“So far we’ve got about 125 players signed up,” Tenning said.
Regular season play begins Monday at 6 p.m., however, the league will still be accepting registration up until May 11.
So far divisions include T-ball, mini mites, mites/squirts, peewee/bantam and midget.
Also new this year will be an exclusive midget girls team, something Tenning is excited about.
“It’s great,” she said. “The younger girls will have somebody to watch and there’s a good possibility we’ll be combining with 100 Mile House [to form the team.]”
The league is still looking for any midget female players aged 16 to 18, and any midget-aged male players looking to play.
Games this year run Mondays and Wednesdays.
To register visit the clubhouse at the Esler Sports Complex’s Dave Means Ball Park on Monday, April 27, before 6 p.m. or call Tenning after Sunday at 250-392-6534.
Puddle Pounders to skate to first derby
The Williams Lake Puddle Pounders will look to make a name for themselves this weekend when they compete in their first roller derby tournament.
The Northern Exposure Tournament, hosted in Prince George, will play host to two teams from Kamloops, and teams from Williams Lake and Prince George.
Williams Lake will play with a combined High Level, Alta., team.
The action gets underway Friday evening, however, Williams Lake plays its first game Saturday against Kamloops.
The cost for the three-day event is $30 and will be played at the Prince George Roll-A-Dome.
The team, which reformed last spring, is also still recruiting players. Sign up is available through the Cariboo Memorial Complex Recreation Services Department.
For a story on this weekend’s tournament see next week’s Tribune/Weekend Advisor.