Three Port Coquitlam soccer squads captured provincial youth titles last week.
The Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite Castilians edged the Fraser Valley Selects 1-0 in the final of the under-17 girls Provincial A Cup tournament held in Richmond. The PCE Junior Castilians duplicated their older clubmates by downing Fraser Valley 1-0 in the U15 girls final. Also in Richmond, PCE LFC downed Prince George 4-0 to take third place in the U18 girls division.
On the boys side, PCE edged South Burnaby Metro Club 2-0 in the final of the U14 Provincial B Cup championship in Burnaby. The North Coquitlam United Strikers downed the Nelson Selects 1-0 to capture third place in the U18 division.
• In softball, the PoCo Ravens emerged as the champion from a 16-team field by defeating View Royal Falcons of Victoria in the U16 provincial girls championship held in Kelowna.
• The Juan de Fuca Whalers edged the Coquitlam Adanacs 5-4 in the provincal bantam A1 box lacrosse final in Richmond last week.
The Adanacs went through the round robin with a 2-2 record, but in the semifinals managed to nip Ridge Meadows 6-5 to advance to the final. Brayden Allen was named Coquitlam’s all-star. Port Coquitlam missed making the medal round after going 1-2 in the round robin. Coquitlam’s bantam B and C teams also did not make their division playoffs.
• James Linde of Coquitlam came fourth in the 200-metres at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Ottawa last week with a time of 20.84 seconds.
Another Coquitlam runner, Nathan George, was fifth in the 400 metres running the distance in 47.02 seconds.