Two undefeated single-school teams face off this weekend (we hope) in
Northern California, and perhaps part of the big news is that neither is
Jesuit of Sacramento.
high school competition in NorCal keeps getting tough, and this week
Bellarmine Prep (4-0) and Dixon (4-0) will play to see who is the better
right now. The game is threatened by rain, but if it comes off,... Read More
The new format for the three USA Rugby High School National Championships
takes some getting used to.
The three tournaments – Boys Single-School, Boys High School Club, Girls
High School Club – were switched to an invitational format, whereby teams
applied to be considered, and then received invitations.
invitations went out March 1, and all of those teams are expected... Read More
It’s an early-season result for both teams, but one the Indianapolis-based
Cathedral team will be happy to take.
“I’ve never seen them play or coached against them,” said Cathedral coach
Scott Peterson. “But I’ve played for [outgoing Xavier coach] Mike Tolkin
and I have a lot of respect for him. They are a great program.”
Cathedral went into the game without their starting... Read More
A week after defeating Charlotte Catholic and the Charlotte U19 All-Stars,
Gonzaga HS from Washington, DC faced off with St. Thomas HS of Houston.
St. Thomas mounted a stirring comeback but fell just short, with Gonzaga
Gonzaga coach Peter Bagetta was circumspect about his team's performance:
"We are a work in progress," he said.
Gonzaga goes on to the... Read More
The latest info for boys HS rugby.
In the DC area, Pride Rugby downed Calvin Coolidge High 27-5. RUGBYMag has a full report.
In Northern California, Bellarmine Prep moved to 3-0 in the single-school
division, beating De la Salle 36-17. De la Salle dropped to 1-3.
In HS club competition: San Mateo improved to 2-1 with a tight 20-17
victory over Hayward, which drops to 0-3... Read More
St. Thomas of Houston, in the first year where winning the Rugby Texas
championship is the postseason highest honor, looks to be on pace to win
State. The Eagles are 5-0 and have conceded just three points, just one
penalty kick, so far.
Ask St. Thomas coach Brett Mills last week if that would continue, and he
probably wouldn’t have... Read More
The Kent Crusaders girls HS team defeated local rivals Budd Bay Sunday 29-5
in the opening match of Rugby Washington league play in Lacey, Wash.
Paced by an outstanding effort from USA U20 prospect Cassidy Meyers, Kent
played much of the game in the Budd Bay half and scored five tries.
In a match where Budd Bay often had... Read More
(A quick note. RUGBYMag.com screwed up in implying rather strongly that
the Jesuit team in the Sacramento Valley HS league competition was the
1st team of Jesuit of Sacramento. It’s not. It’s essentially
their 2nd team; a fine, hard-working bunch of kids, but not what
we think of when we say “Jesuit.” The 1st team Jesuit Marauders
play in the newly-formed NorCal Single-School... Read More
The Red Mountain U19 rugby club defeated TRYBE Rugby 19-15 Saturday during
a preseason tournament in Snow Canyon, Utah.
TRYBE is the new name for what used to be Highland Rugby, the multiple
Having just started training, TRYBE were a tad rusty, but Red Mountain was
also very impressive, holding Highland to just 15 points and getting tries
from Brent Hakes... Read More
The Granite Bay Grizzlies continued their string of strong results with a
somewhat shocking 57-6 pasting of longtime NorCal kingpins Jesuit.
Granite Bay was led by No. 8 and captain John Kimble, Jr., who scored three
tries, and scrumhalf Taylor Honnette, who claimed two.
“We were very successful in getting the ball out quickly,” said Head Coach
John Kimble, Sr. “We were able... Read More