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Sports briefs: PoCo squads win provincials

Ravens take softball title; Line fourth at national track championship
The PoCo Ravens pose after winning the B.C. U16 girls softball championship in Kelowna.

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.