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Shoremen rugby team rallies to win state title

Avon Lake Courtesy of Brian Reidy The Avon Lake rugby team bounced back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets 12-10 in the Division II rugby state championship in Hudson last Saturday. After trailing 10-0 at halftime, Avon Lake came roaring back in the second half with scores from Evan Davis and […]

Black Pirates move up to Division II in 2015

Westshore By Ryan Kaczmarski The Black Pirates rugby club returns this year in hopes of continuing the success it produced in its undefeated 2014 campaign. The team is once again comprised of high school students from many local communities, including Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Westpark and Lakewood. After finishing 8-0 in last […]

Several communities band together to form Black Pirates Rugby Club

By Ryan Kaczmarski Ten years ago, the new kid on the block was the sport of lacrosse, which was touted as the fastest growing sport in the United States of America. Now, the sport of rugby is being played in the spring season, and it is trying to follow in lacrosse’s footsteps. Local communities, such […]

Q and A with Ashland University women’s rugby player Melanie Gib

 By Ryan Kaczmarski Olmsted Falls native Melanie Gib is a member of the Women’s Rugby Club team at  Ashland University. She is in her third year on the team and has been voted in as the vice-president of the rugby club at Ashland. She is a 2009 graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland and is majoring in exercise science. […]



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