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Northern California Regional All-Star Tournament Results

posted May 30, 2012, 6:54 PM by Kyle Kreun

May 28, 2012 - Northern California Regional All-Star Tournament

posted 9 hours ago by NCYRA Web
The Northern California Regional All-Star Tournament took place this past weekend at Treasure Island.  The best players from both Regions competed against one another for bragging rights.  For the high school age players, they were also competing to be selected to the NCYRA All-Star Player Pool, and eventually to the 23-man (women) rosters for this summer's All-Star Tours.  The NCYRA Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity will be touring British Columbia, Canada, from June 18 - 22, and the Girls Varsity will be travelling to either Portland or Boise.  The All-Star Teams representing the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley Regions matched up and played some exciting and fast paced rugby.  Below are the results of the matches:
  • Middle School: Sac Valley 24  - Bay Area 17
  • Girls Varsity:  They were basically mixed and matched
  • Boys Junior Varsity:  Sac Valley 53 - Bay Area 10
  • Boys Varsity:  Sac Valley 22 - Bay Area 17
The USA Rugby High School All-American Coach, Salty Thompson, was at the tournament and complimented all the players for a job well done.  Congratulations to all the players and coaches for keeping Northern California at the top of rugby in the United States. 

California High School Rugby State Championships Results

posted May 19, 2012, 8:24 AM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated May 27, 2012, 11:46 AM ]

State Cup Playoffs were hosted by Jesuit last Saturday, May 19, 2012.

2012 California High School State Cup : 4 galleries with 818 photos

2012 California High School State Cup

4 galleries with 818 photos

Updated: May 21, 2012 2:33pm PDT





California HS State Cup-  JV Boys - South Bay v Sierra Foothills : California High School Rugby State Championships -  JV Boys - South Bay v Sierra Foothills Boys Junior Varsity – South Bay (SoCal) vs. Sierra Foothills (NorCal) referee JC Van Staden

Sierra Foothills wins a close one! From their website:
Victory – California JV State Cup Champions!

State Cup!
In a hard fought contest down to the wire, Sierra Foothills prevailed 25-24 over the South Bay Spartans. Congratulations on a perfect season gentlemen! Nice send-off for Coach Doug.

Thank you to all the family and friends who’ve supported this group of players all year long. You are a part of this too.

Finally, thank you to the South Bay Spartans who rode all the way up here from Carson yesterday and are driving home tonight. You played a hard match and we appreciate the chance to play such good competition. Safe journey.

Congrats again JV. We are very proud of you!


Fullerton Girls Rugby Team - 2012 California State ChampionsGirls Varsity Gold
 – Fullerton (SoCal) vs. Mother Lode (NorCal) 
-  This match could have gone either way - Motherlode missed two tries with ball being held up both times late in game (see photos here). 
Fullerton holds on to take one home for the South.








State Cup Varsity Club - Lamorinda v Oceanside :

Boys Varsity Gold – Oceanside (SoCal) vs. Lamorinda (NorCal) referee Richard Boyer

from Lamorinda website - 


"Lamorinda took a 15-0 lead into halftime and then scored quickly in the second period for a commanding 22-0 lead.  Lamorinda replacements, who have worked so hard all year, then got a change to contribute on the pitch and did a fantastic job, but Oceanside was determined to get back into the game and scored twice making it a 22-10 game.   With less than 8 minutes to go Lamorinda made it 27-10 and all Lamorinda players got to experience what it feels like to play in a State Championship.  The final score was 27-17."

Karl Thornton had a hat trick.  Oceanside name Cameron Drake and Sam Peri men of the match.


Tries:  Thornton (3), Drake(1), Pawlakos (1)

Conversions:  Taylor (1)

   

2012 California State Rugby Single School Final - Jesuit vs. Bellmont Shore : Boys High School

 – Belmont Shores (SoCal) vs. Jesuit (NorCal) referee Chris Tucker



Jesuit takes 2012 California State Championship
Jesuit streaks past Belmont Shore 54-12 to win 4rth California State championship.

NCYRA NCIT Photos now available

posted May 8, 2012, 11:05 AM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated May 9, 2012, 9:46 AM ]

Tried to get as many shots as I could throughout the weekend - the best of them are now up at our photo store.

NCIT Scorecard now available

posted May 7, 2012, 6:38 PM by Kyle Kreun

NorCalRugby has just updated the NCIT website with the results from last weekends tourney. We were there all weekend and will be posting more photos/articles until we catch up!

Here's the results, courtesy of Rob Salaber, NCYRA President.


Jesuit wins both JV, Varsity Norcal Single School Championships at NCIT Tourney

posted May 7, 2012, 2:12 PM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated May 7, 2012, 2:24 PM ]

The NCIT Tourney roared all weekend at Cherry Island in Sacramento under clear skies and weather you could only say was a bit hot in the afternoon.

The single school division started with 4 matches on Friday evening - semifinals in both Varsity and JV.

In Varsity matches - Dixon won soundly over Jesuit B 82-25 while Jesuits A Squad won 44-17 over Christian Brothers.
In JV Matches - McClatchy won 24-17 over Dixon while Jesuit  beat Christian Brothers 44-17.

In the Single School Finals on Saturday,
 the varsity match was won by Jesuit 25-24 over Dixon.
 Jesuit defeated McClatchy to take home the JV Crown as well. (view photos with link below)



Playoffs set teams for NCIT this weekend at Cherry Island

posted May 2, 2012, 12:14 PM by Kyle Kreun

Divisional Playoffs throughout Norcal have decided who moves on tho the NCIT this weekend.
Here's a rundown of last weeks action:

Boys Varsity Gold
- Lamo wins convincingly over San Mateo, SFGG get handed a tough close loss 21-27 to Granite Bay
- Motherlode pours it on Marin 55-5, Islanders beat Santa Rosa 53-24
Boys Varsity Silver
- Diablo, Elk Grove & Silicon Valley all advance via forfeits, Marin over South Valley 17-5
- Stockton vs. Buchanan results not yet in.., Bullard over Clovis 32-14
Girls Varsity (playing 5/5/2012 for their own playoffs)
- Amazons at Bishop O'Dowd, Rio Linda at Motherlode in Gold
- Berkeley plays at Pleasanton, Lancers at Dixon in Norcal in Silver
Boys JV Gold
- Danville vs. Jesuit - no score in
- Lamo over Diablo 43-22
- Granite Bay over Peninsula Green 35-26
Boys JV Silver
- SFGG will be Playing Wolfpack



RugbyMag Spotlights Jesuit/Granite Bay Match

posted Feb 23, 2012, 2:46 PM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated Feb 23, 2012, 2:47 PM ]

From RugbyMag:
Written by Cody Secker    Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:10
Granite Bay Hopes to be Hard Stop for Jesuit


With a lot of teams comes a lot of games. That’s exactly what is going on in the Sacramento area for ruggers this weekend. And with a lot of games, comes league shuffling and potential upsets.

First place Granite Bay faces off against Jesuit in a matchup that could make things very interesting. Granite Bay is the power in league right now and would only make things that much more difficult for other teams with a win to stay undefeated.

Jesuit has gotten off to a rocky start this year, but has momentum with a win last weekend against Vacaville. With a win over Granite Bay, Jesuit would move to 2-1 on the year and stay apace with the Cougars, Islanders, Mother Lode and Sierra Foothills for running in the middle of the league pack.

In the second matchup, Islanders will be taking on Sierra Foothills. Currently the Islanders own the second place spot at 2-0 and would stay with Granite Bay with a win. Sierra Foothills is in the competitive fourth place mix with the Mother Lode and Jesuit. A win and loss from both teams would catapult Sierra Foothills over both clubs and put them back in the hunt.

Next up is the Cougars and Lancers. Pretty simple for the Cougars, if they win and the Islanders lose, second place belongs to them. If the Lancers (0-3) upset the Cougars, they could get jumped by three teams in league and drop down to sixth place and tough schedule ahead.

Last, but certainly not least is the matchup of Mother Lode and Vacaville. Despite their record (0-3), Vacaville has been competitive in all their games and certainly no roll over. Mother Lode can control their destiny with a win to go to 2-1, but will need help from Granite Bay and the Islanders to make noise in the standings.

 

Jesuit to Host Pacific Coast Rugby Championships

posted May 3, 2011, 10:25 AM by Kyle Kreun

Jesuit to Host Pacific Coast Rugby Championships

Submitted by Jesuit Webmaster on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 06:36.

Join the crowd to watch top high school rugby this weekend as the teams battle for the single seed to the USA National Championships May 6 and May 7, 2011

Pacific Coast RFU playoffs
Jesuit High School

Friday May 6
Jesuit v. Idaho #1 kickoff 4 PM
Dixon v. Snow Canyon ( Utah #1) kickoff 5:30 PM

Saturday May 7
Consolation game kickoff 12:30 PM
Championship game kickoff 2 PM

Referees: Joe Androvich, Chris Tucker

Sacramento Amazons Claim Girls U-19 Norcal Title

posted May 2, 2011, 10:29 PM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated May 3, 2011, 9:26 AM ]

Sacramento Amazons Claim Girls U-19 Norcal Title

The Amazons beat Motherlode 15-10 to take the crown.

Their 22-0 Win on Saturday over Alameda led to their Championship Game Sunday.

NCYRA Championships
Varsity Gold Championship: Jesuit – 34, SFGG – 19
Varsity Gold Consolation: Hayward – 24, San Mateo – 19
Varsity Girls Championship: Amazons – 15, Mother Lode – 10
Varsity Girls Consolation: Bishop O’Dowd – 31, Alameda – 5
Varsity Silver Champions: Oakland – 38, Bishop O’Dowd – 22
Junior Varsity Champions: Granite Bay – 57, McClatchy – 7
 
PCIT Champions
Varsity Gold: Champions – Peninsula, Runner-Up – Bellarmine
Varsity Silver:  Rosa – 24, Seattle – 7
Junior Varsity: Champions – Dixon, Runner-Up – Bishop O’Dowd

View Motherlode vs. Amazons Norcal Playoff Photos here

Oakland Warthogs Victorious 38-22 over Bishop O'Dowd for Varsity Silver Championship

posted May 2, 2011, 10:28 PM by Kyle Kreun   [ updated May 3, 2011, 9:25 AM ]

Oakland Warthogs Victorious 38- 22 over Bishop O'Dowd for Varsity Silver Championship

NCYRA Championships
Varsity Gold Championship: Jesuit – 34, SFGG – 19
Varsity Gold Consolation: Hayward – 24, San Mateo – 19
Varsity Girls Championship: Amazons – 15, Mother Lode – 10
Varsity Girls Consolation: Bishop O’Dowd – 31, Alameda – 5
Varsity Silver Champions: Oakland – 38, Bishop O’Dowd – 22
Junior Varsity Champions: Granite Bay – 57, McClatchy – 7
 
PCIT Champions
Varsity Gold: Champions – Peninsula, Runner-Up – Bellarmine
Varsity Silver:  Rosa – 24, Seattle – 7
Junior Varsity: Champions – Dixon, Runner-Up – Bishop O’Dowd


CONGRATULATIONS WARTHOGS!

2011 Northern California Youth Rugby Association

Varsity Silver Division Champions

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