High School Boys
The New York State HS 7s wrapped up its fourth week of competition building toward this coming weekend's final event.
The back-and-forth rivalry between Pelham HS and PlayRugby Academy continues, and this past weekend PlayRugby took the Boys Varsity division, garnering some payback for the prevous week's Pelham victory.
Great Falls Village in Virginia was a busy place this past Sunday as Great Falls Youth Rugby hosted its sixth annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury Adaptive Sports programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
This annual charity event is dear to the heart of Gary Coetzee, president of Great Falls Rugby and himself a spinal cord injury survivor.
Pelham HS beat PlayRugby in the final of the third week of New York HS 7s this pas weekend, capping off an exciting day of rugby.
PlayRugby took a 12-0 lead and held that to halftime in the final. But Pelham stormed back with three unanswered tries to win it 21-12 and maintain Pelham’s lead in the NY State series.
Rugby Ohio completed its fall 7s series with four separate brackets this past weekend.
According to Rugby Ohio, 530 athletes participated in the Fall 7s season over four weeks, playing in Social and Competitive brackets.
Matches were played on Sundays, with teams getting in a handful of games and that was it. This past weekend was the championship event.
USA Rugby is sending a Boys High School All-American team to the fourth-annual World School Sevens tournament in New Zealand.
Taking place December 13-14, the tournament will bring together 16 national men’s sides at Pakuranga Rugby Club in Auckland for a weekend of international competition.
Jesuit High School of Sacramento has announced that their Head Coach of the multi-national-championship rugby program, John Shorey, is retiring after 23 years with the team.
Shorey has been a fixture with Marauder Rugby since the 1990’s when Fred Khasigian, who led the charge to form Jesuit’s rugby program, asked Shorey to step in and coach for one year.
The Bishop Shanahan boys team took the Rugby Pennsylvania fall 7s title for the third year in a row last weekend.
It wasn't easy, as Shanahan had to get by a Berks County team that had been playing very well, and a difficult St. Joe's Prep squad as well.
Pelham HS hosted the first leg of the five-event Rugby NY Fall 7s Series this past Sunday, with three brackets.
Hosts Pelham HS took the Boys Varsity bracket, going 3-0. There was no playoff as severe weather halted play early. But Pelham was the only team to go 3-0 on the day. Play Rugby finished 2-0-1, winning two games and also getting a tie, to top their pool.
Rugby Indiana held its HS 7s this past weekend, crowning champions in Boys and Girls brackets.
In the Boys bracket, the Fishers-HSE team beat Noblesville 19-15 in the final.
Two Kentucky teams faced off in the final of the consolation bracket, with St. Xavier HS beating Bluegrass 31-14.
Berks County Rugby won the Cumberland Valley Boys HS 7s Championship this past weekend in Pennsylvania.
Berks is an experienced team and has done well building on a solid 2019 spring 15s effort in this fall's 7s events. Berks beat Gonzaga 29-5 and St. Joseph's 24-12 in pool play. Then in the semis Berks beat Philly-Whitemarsh 37-14.
The Rugby Pennsylvania Fall 7s Series stopped at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. this past weekend and Bishop Shanahan came out on top once again as the boys HS 7s competition drives to the championship at the end of the month.
St. Ignatius leads the Rugby Ohio Boys Northern Fall 7s with a 4-0 record so far, and it's an indication of what can happen if you open the door to good leaders.
While Dan Arbeznik remains the Head Coach of the team, he has basically only attended games and practices to make sure everything is safe.