Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Lakewood High School squad won the state title last weekend.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The second-best girls rugby team in the nation, is now (officially) the best squad in Ohio. That's after the Lakewood High School girls rugby team knocked off powerhouse St. Joe's last weekend. The Lady Rangers, who won the state championship, 20-5, were honored at Lakewood City Council on Monday. The girls also had a thrilling a second-place finish in the national championship match in California a few weeks ago.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Lady Rangers beat St. Joe's, 20-5, to win the state championship.
The second-best girls rugby team in the nation, is now (officially) the best squad in Ohio. That's after the Lakewood High School girls rugby team knocked off powerhouse St. Joe's over the weekend. The Lady Rangers won the contest, 20-5. That comes on the heels of a second-place finish in the national championship match in California two weeks ago. The girls had a lot of fight this season. Team members have been working for months to raise money for their trip to California to compete in the tournament. And earlier this year, the girls helped to introduce a bill in the Ohio Statehouse that would legitimize their sport, lobbying elected officials to change the laws on the books regarding physical education requirements. In a recent letter …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Squad loses championship match to defending national champion.
The Lakewood High School girls rugby team is the second best team in the nation. By a score of 54-10, the squad lost the national championship match at Stanford University on Sunday. The girls fell to defending national champion — and girls rugby powerhouse — Fallbrook High School (CA). “The girls have absolutely no reason to hang their heads,” said Lakewood High School principal Bill Wagner, whose daughter, Jessica is one of the team’s leaders. “The Fallbrook team played flawlessly.” Earlier in the week, the Lady Rangers beat Kent High School (WA) and upset Divine Savior High School (WI) to earn a spot in Sunday’s championship game. “Being able to be on the sideline as both the principal and a father of a team member was priceless," …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Lakewood High School girls’ rugby team is used to facing challenges. Now, the girls need some help fundraising.
The Lakewood High School girls’ rugby team is used to facing challenges. Just months after helping to introduce a bill in the Ohio Statehouse that would legitimize their sport, the girls are set to compete in a national rugby tournament. The squad was selected as only one of eight teams across the nation to compete in the 2012 Girls High School National Rugby Tournament at Stanford University in May. But the team needs some financial help getting there. “Right now it is fundraising, fundraising and fundraising,” said coach Andre Bruwer said, adding that it will cost about $3,000 per student to make the trip. Bruwer said his team was the only one in the state — for both boys and girls — that applied for consideration in the tournament. “…
Friday, December 16, 2011
A new law went into effect that allows sports teams and marching bands to be exempt from physical education requirements in schools. Club teams were left out in the cold.
Don’t tell these girls that rugby isn’t a sport that counts. A new law went into effect that allows sports teams and marching bands to be exempt from physical education requirements in schools. But club teams — including the Lakewood High School’s girls rugby team — were left out. So, they contacted their local State Rep. Nickie Antonio, who introduced House Bill 397 that will include club teams if they meet the criteria. "I am so proud of the Lakewood girl's rugby team for the thorough job they have done to make their case to the legislature," Antonio said in a statement.