High School Girls
The New York 7s kicks off this weekend with 12 divisions of competition.
Once a go-to event on the club 7s calendar, the NY 7s is still that, but has seen the number of HS teams increase dramatically.
This year sees a HS Boys Premier and a HS Boys Open, as well as a HS Girls Premier and HS Girls Open.
Grandville defeated Berkley 37-10 Saturday to win the Michigan girls HS state championship.
This was Grandville's third-straight state title. Led by captain and MVP Bethany Gable, and with some excellent play from sophomore Corryn Bush, Grandville finished off this season with their winning streak now at 29.
The 2017 National High School Girls Championships is looking for applicants for the 2017 tournament.
Grandville and Berkley won their playoff pools in Rugby Michigan's Girls HS playoffs. Grandville outscored their opponents 103-7, while Berkly shut out Traverse City and just got by a tough Sparta team.
Bethany Gable scored five tries in two games for Grandville.
The championship game is set for November 12 in Brighton, Mich.
The United girls program won three out of four tournaments in the Utah Youth Rugby fall series, finishing 22-1-1 and the tiop 7s team in the state.
United won the Pink 7s tournament this past weekend and in the fall outscored opponents 810-91. Their only loss was 5-0 to Kau Toa. Their only tie was to Colorado team Summit HS, 17-17.
The White Horse Girls RFC finished their undefeated 2016 Fall 7s season with a Pennsylvania State Championship, going 5-0 in the state championship tournament this past weekend
White Horse went 3-0 in pool play and then defeated Kiski Valley in the semis, and Valkyries in the final.
Below is a letter sent to USA Rugby head of Youth & High School, Kurt Weaver, by Kat Aversano. A copy was sent to Goff Rugby Report, and we received permission to re-print it. This letter addresses several of the questions facing the game that USA Rugby is asking for feedback on.
Here it is:
October 20, 2016 RE: Eligibility Review
Goff Rugby Report is still fielding comments regarding youth and high school rugby - comments USA Rugby is soliciting to help formulate a plan for the future.
We will be posting a few more comments in a bit, and addressing some of the player-coaching issues in the future, also. But today we will address the issue of select sides on the youth level.
The White Horse (Pa.) girsl team has been tearing it up in fall 7s this year in Pennsylvania.
Here are the latest scores from the Wisconsin Girls HS playoffs:
Divine Savior Holy Angels 67 Oak Creek 24
Catholic Memorial 40 Brookfield 0
Kettlee Moraine 10 DSHA JV 12
Pulaski 27 Appleton 0
October 23 Finals Day:
Cup Final: DSHA v Catholic Memorial
The Wisconsin Girls HS playoffs begin this weekend and all eyes, as usual, are on Divine Savior Holy Angels.
The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls, on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.