High School Boys
Penn HS presented their longtime coach Bart Bottorff with a nice present Sunday as they defeated St. Edward to win the Midwest Championship tournament.
Penn, a regular contender for Indiana state, Midwest, and national titles struggled a little last season but bolstered their standing this past fall with a state 7s win.
Rugby Virginia will hold its playoffs this coming weekend at Culpeper Sports Complex in Culpeper, Va., with at least 25 teams in action throughout the day.
There's a lot going on in Lucca Deocariza's life and rugby is just part of it.
Welcome to our first Player of the Month award. We asked for nominations for a Player of the Month from our readers, making it plain that we were looking for high school student-athletes, boys or girls, who were accomplished on and off the field.
Here's a quick look at what's happened around the country this week.
Belmont Shore and the San Diego Mustangs won their SoCal semifinals and will advance to the final next week. Meanwhile, further North, De La Salle won Northern California in dramatic fashion.
Cape Fear defeated Clayton 33-32 in the North Carolina to make the state final.
Clayton came out strong and played some exciting rugby. Fear was playing their first game without two of their leading scorers in center Dev Gardner and wing Zay Arrington as they had football commitments, but Eli Rivera, Cohen Cortes, and Mason WIseman all filled in for them and all played well.