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03.12.2015 - Alex Goff

Danville HS    is looking ahead to a big game in Northern California as the 4-0 Oaks take on North Bay.

02.26.2015 - Alex Goff

This will be a short article, because Alex Ruiz has received sufficient press here on these pages to bolster this selection.

02.17.2015 - Alex Goff

The moment came after Brian Nault scored a try against Upright Rugby Rogues in pool play at the HS Elite 7s at the LVI. The Shelton, Wash. 15s loose forward and 7s prop had scored an uncharacteristic try for the HS All Americans, bursting down the sidelines like a wing after being set up nicely by his teammates.

02.10.2015 - Alex Goff

Maybe genes have something to do with it, but he’s got work to do, as well.

Malon Al-Jiboori may have a Collegiate All-American brother in Oklahoma University’s Michael Al-Jiboori, and with that comes a propensity toward speed, power, size, and some rugby acumen as well.

02.04.2015 - Alex Goff

Granite Bay has started off their 2015 season with an impressive result over CK McClatchy and while several players played well in the opener, many are looking up, way up, to Chase Bixby.

The 6-6 second row forward is on a bit of a roll as he contemplates taking a trip with the High School All Americans to Las Vegas to play in the HS Boys Elite 7s. 

01.28.2015 - Alex Goff

Bursting onto the HS rugby scene this year has been Key Biscayne, a product of the heavily Argentine/Uruguayan community in the island off Miami Beach, and already one of their own is garnering praise as a player.

01.23.2015 - Alex Goff

When Keanu Andrade went to the High School All American camp last year, HSAA Head Coach Salty Thompson wasn’t quite sure what to do with him.

Sure, he was a scrumhalf with the Danville team in Northern California, but every year he accepts a disproportionate number of scrumhalves and flyhalves into camp. Andrade would have to move, but where? 

01.13.2015 - Alex Goff
When David Barnes, the Head Coach at High Tech High/Point Loma, started describing the play of his open side flanker, he used a lot of complimentary words, but he avoided one commonly used by coaches - heart.
01.05.2015 - Alex Goff
When Gabe Wahl and Drew Falk graduated from the San Clemente Youth Rugby program, they wanted to keep playing, but they found there was no team at their school. No problem; they made one. “We just wanted to keep on playing, so we decided to make a
01.02.2015 - Alex Goff
The HS All American Winter Camp is done and dusted, with the top tier of players facing off in a scrimmage on Wednesday.  The entire post-Christmas week was a chance to reload for a program that has aged out some important talent. No more Calvin Whiting. No more Ben Cima. No more Malcolm May.
12.30.2014 - Alex Goff
With the HS All Americans Winter Camp closing up shop on Wednesday, Head Coach Salty Thompson has a lot of work to do figuring out who will play 7s in Las Vegas and Rosslyn Park, who will be the JV squad going to Europe, and who will be on the varsity 15s squad going to South America. Thompson pushed hard for players to maintain fitness standards, and tested them all on
12.30.2014 - GRR Contributor
The USA Rugby Boys High School All Americans (BHSAA) 2014 Winter Camp commences this week with 130 players assembling in Casa Grande, Arizona under the direction of Head Coach Salty Thompson.