Posted on May 26, 2016. 2:14 pm
by Howard Tsumura - The Province
Here’s our look at semifinal Thursday at the BC high school rugby championships at the double-, triple- and quad-A level.
The Shawnigan Lake Stags produced a result Thursday in the semifinal of the B.C. high school championships which, based on their recent run of dominance, puts them in perhaps the most unique position in this province’s entire sports history.
Are the Stags, who beat the Fraser Valley champion Earl Marriott Mariners 102-10 to earn a berth in Saturday’s title game, the first team you can honestly say is so good relative to the rest of the field that the thing they need most, is a higher-level of league to play in?
Defending champion Shawnigan, which has won six of the last seven B.C. triple-A titles, will face Vancouver’s St. George’s Saints, 25-10 winners over Victoria’s Oak Bay Barbarians, in Saturday’s final.
St. George’s defeated Shawinigan Lake in the 2014 final, the only title-tilt loss by the Stags over their current run.
Posted on May 25, 2016. 5:42 pm
by Howard Tsumura - The Province
ABBOTSFORD — Small in stature, small in numbers, but on the day, Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves showed themselves to be huge in heart as the B.C. boys high school rugby championships opened up a four-day run at their hometown Rotary Stadium complex.
“It’s one of the smallest teams we’ve ever had, but so full of courage and with so much resilience,” coach Stephen Rowell said proudly after No. 8 Matt Calderone stole the ball deep and spun it out wide to fellow senior and outside centre Ethan Kupsch for the winning points in a 22-17 victory over Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats.
The BC Bears Senior Men’s Team hosts England Counties XV on June 3rd at Klahanie Park (Capilano RFC) in West Vancouver. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.
High School students get in FOR FREE when presenting their school ID. For adults, tickets cost only $10 and are available at the gate on game day.
More details about the game can be found at http://www.bcrugby.com/news_article/show/651906
April 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm
Posted by: Howard Tsumura (The Province)
VANCOUVER — If Hollywood ever gets around to shooting a re-make of the 1977 hockey classic Slap Shot, the casting call needs to come north to the classrooms, hallways and playing fields of Vancouver’s Prince of Wales Secondary School.
That’s because if you’re looking for three actors to play the roles of the movie’s hockey-playing Hanson brothers, there would be none better-suited than real-life Grade 11 triplets Broden, Kael and Dace Norman.
April 6, 2016. 5:01 pm
Courtesy of the Province - Howard Tsumara
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VANCOUVER — B.C. high school football has its own championship-game television deal, a featured venue for its finals at B.C. Place Stadium, and a key corporate sponsor in Subway.
B.C. boys high school basketball has brought all four tiers of its Telus-sponsored provincial championship tournament to its new home at the Langley Events where its crowds are on the rise.
B.C. high school rugby isn’t blind to the success of its fall- and winter-sport cousins. In fact, the B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union isn’t shy to admit that it has some catching up to do in the areas of self-promotion.