Penn HS and Jesuit HS needed all their national championship savvy and
experience to hold on to win quarterfinal matches Thursday at the Boys
National High School Invitational in Elkhart, Ind.
Also winning in the single-school bracket were #1-ranked Gonzaga, taking a
tough Chapin squad down 55-14, and #2-ranked Xavier, which rode a strong
first half to a 47-25 victory over 2012... Read More
The Boys National High School Invitational kicks off Thursday in a
three-day, three-game format where every team plays one full game a
The tournament is designed to be this way in order to avoid those
short-game ties that lead to infuriating penalty-kick tiebreakers. The
games will be 60 minutes, leaving time for overtime, if needed. But the
length of games themselves will... Read More
Almost everyone at the top did what
was expected, and that, ins some ways, includes Herriman. We long
suspected that Herriman's earlier 24-20 loss to Snow Canyon was not
going to be repeated. That turned out to be the case - Herriman beat
Snow Canyon well 41-19 to win the Utah state title.
As a result, Herriman can now bump up to where we think... Read More
No big shifts, although we drop
North Park out after a big loss in the Pennsylvania playoffs. We
have a lot of candidates to move in, and so choose none. It's a
crowded place in the 30s.
Granite Bay makes a big move after their impressive NorCal title
We corrected an issue with... Read More
Herriman won the Utah State Championship with a 41-19 win over Snow Canyon.
The Mustangs have now netted two state championships in two years of
The final was expected to be closer, as Snow Canyon, 2011 State Champs,
beat Herriman 24-20 last month.
“We went down a little complacent,” Wilson told the Deseret News
about the loss. “Maybe we just needed to be woken... Read More
The San Diego Mustangs beat Santa Monica 36-7 in inland
Orange County, Calif. to take the Southern California Championship
With a back-line that he charitably described as “decimated,” San Diego
Mustangs U19 head coach Matty Sandoval put Saturday’s Southern California
Youth Rugby League final against No. 1 seed Santa Monica on the backs of
And the... Read More
The Kansas City Jr. Blues won the 2013 Missouri High School Rugby State
Championship Sunday at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri,
beating Park Hill South 22-0. The Jr. Blues coasted through the first day
of competition, beating Eureka 29-7 and Priory 22-0 on Saturday.
They continued their dominance on Sunday, blanking the Panthers in the
championship game. The Jr.... Read More
St. Thomas Aquinas bagged its sixth-straight Kansas State Championship
Saturday, beating Blue Valley 34-7 in Lawrence, Kan. The Saints did so
after losing a couple of their best players to injury already and in
preparation for the National Invitational Tournament.
Aquinas was pushed uncharacteristically in their semifinal by Shawnee
Mission East, leading the Lancers by just a... Read More
Charlotte Catholic won its fifth-straight North Carolina State Championship
Saturday with a 57-0 defeat of Providence. Providence beat Concord 20-15
and North Guilford 18-12 to reach the final. Catholic, with a bye in the
first round, beat West Meck 38-7 in its semifinal.
Catholic, whose only loss this season came at the hands of Gonzaga (D.C.),
and they hope to redeem that... Read More
Ravenwood’s boys and girls teams swept the Tennessee State Championships on
the weekend, with the boys beating South Doyle 34-5 and the girls downing
Maryville 12-7 in their championship games. This marks the first time any
program has captured both the boys and girls titles.
Ravenwood’s Stephen Geltch won the MVP of the men’s tournament, having
dotted down a try in the final.... Read More