Medina Boys Varsity Rugby team defeated Avon Lake 38-17 at Fortress Obetz Stadium to claim the team’s first State Championship. Medina controlled the first half with stifling defensive pressure, turning away multiple Avon Lake scoring opportunities in the first half. On attack, the Bees used quick ball movement from its backline and hard running from its forward pack to take a commanding 19-0 lead at the halftime. Seniors Colt Crabiel, Drew Boothe and Vinny Pfahl all scored first half tries for the Bees with Senior Dylan Boothe adding two conversion kicks. The Bees continued to pressure the Shoremen in the second half on both attack and defense. A well worked backline play resulted in a try from Senior Cade Cass 5 minutes into the second half. After a converted try by Avon Lake, Medina responded with a second try from Senior Vinny Pfahl. Sophomore Ethan Neuwirth secured the victory for the Bees with a try in the last minutes of the match. Senior Dylan Boothe and Sophomore Blaine Chrisman kicked one conversion each in the 2nd half. Avon Lake crossed the try line to score their final try as time expired to bring the final score to 38-17. Senior Vinny Pfahl was named Man of the Match, scoring 2 tries and making multiple tackles throughout the game.
Medina Rugby will be hosting FREE rugby camps for youth and high school athletes at Ken Dukes Stadium at Medina High School. The Medina Youth Rugby camp will be on Sunday, October 10th from 1:30pm-3:30pm and the Medina High School Rugby camp will be on Sunday, October 17th from 1:30pm-3:30pm. All campers will learn the basics of rugby through games and drills led by Medina Rugby coaches and current players.
RSVP for the camp by sending an e-mail with Name, Contact information, School and Grade to MedinaRugby@gmail.com
Have questions about the camp? Contact us below.
Off-season workouts for the 2022 Spring Rugby Season have started! We have strength programs adapted for both age groups (HS and MS) that focus on safety and building foundational strength. Athletes must bring their own water bottle and face coverings are encouraged, but not required.
Off-Season Workout Schedule
- When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Where: Medina High School Weight Room
- Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
- Who: Open to all HS and MS Rugby Players. New Players are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Attention Medina Rugby Fans! The moment that all our teams start out working towards in the Winter has finally arrived with the State Championship Tournaments starting Saturday, May 29th.
We also would like to wish our Middle School Girls the best of luck in their journey to Cincinnati this Saturday to compete in the Rookie Rugby Ohio State Playoffs.
Our HS players will begin their quest for a State title this weekend with the State Semifinal matches at Fortress Obetz (2015 Recreation Trail, Obetz, OH 43207). The HS Boys will be playing on a grass pitch on the grounds outside of the stadium and the HS Girls’ match will be payed inside the stadium, so there will be a live stream and announcers for the girls’ match. Below is the match schedule, address and ticket information.
Busses leave the school at 9:00am and will depart Obetz sometime around 6:30-6:45 PM if there are no significant delays (weather, etc..). Matches will be 60 minutes in length to allow for OT if needed. Anticipate being back in Medina around 9:00pm.
Please be sure all players bring plenty of water, all game equipment and healthy food to eat.
Pre-sale tickets are now available online for the 2021 High School Spring State Championship. All high school teams (players and staff) will receive complimentary admission into the event for both weekends. Family and friends can purchase tickets for semi-finals (5/29) and/or finals (6/5). Fees may apply.
General Admission Prices:
- $10.00 – Adult Ticket
- $5.00 – Student Pass (Ages 12 and up)
- $20.00 – Family Pass (Includes two adult tickets and two student passes)
- Free – Children ages 11 and younger
LET’S GO BEES!!!
Registration for 2022 Spring Season of High School Rugby (Boys & Girls) is now open. All Medina High School Rugby players must be registered in Final Forms with the District. Physicals are required of all students. Please follow the links below to register in Final Forms and to register with RugbyOhio. There is also a link to a Registration Guide to help navigate through the registration process.
Final Forms Registration – Click Here
RugbyOhio Registration – Click Here
2022 Registration Guide – Click Here
Registration for the 2021 Spring Season of Medina Youth Rugby is now open. Medina Youth Rugby has been providing programs to area youth for 5+ years, and has been steadily growing in participation since starting in 2016. Medina Youth Rugby has teams available for the following age groups; 3rd/4th Grade Co-Ed Flag, 5th/6th Grade Co-Ed Flag, 5th/6th Grade Boys Tackle, 6th-8th Grade Girls Tackle, and 7th/8th Grade Boys Tackle. Athletes of all skill levels and athletic abilities are welcome. Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays starting April 11th.
To register to play, visit www.rookierugbyohio.com.
For more information, Click Here to contact Medina Youth Rugby.
Congratulations to Hunter Stratton (’21) on his commitment to further his academic and rugby career at Notre Dame College (OH). Hunter is a two-year starter at Fullback for the Bees and will be starting his 3rd year of HS rugby. Hunter also excels on the football field as a defensive back on the Medina football team.
The Medina HS Boys & Girls Rugby teams got their 2020 seasons started with victories on Sunday, March 8th at Ken Dukes Stadium. The HS Boys started to day with an 11:00am kick-off against Brunswick. A.J Coltz, Anthony Church and Tristan Perrine all crossed the tryline for the Bees with Kyler Krogh kicking two conversions for a 26-10 win. The HS Girls kicked-off against Amherst at 2:30pm in the final match of the day. Haylee Roach had a huge day scoring 4 tries for the Bees. Rosa Treece dotted down 2 tries of her own with Sarah Burneson and Sarah Schultz chipping in 1 try each. Clare Tschannen was accurate off the kicking tee converting 5 of 8 tries.
In between the two HS varsity matches, the Medina JV boys faced off against Northwest. In a highly competitive match, Northwest proved to be too much with the Bees coming out on the losing end 32-15. A.J Kirlough scored all three tries for Medina in the match.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the Medina High School and Middle School Boys and Girls Rugby teams spent the day helping area Medina residents during their 4th annual Day of Caring Community Service project. Players, coaches and parents teamed up and completed yard work, leaf clean-up and other small projects for elderly of disabled residents in need of assistance. This year, the rugby teams were able to help a total of 5 families.
The Medina Rugby program hosted a successful rugby camp on Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium. Nearly 150 athletes combined attended the Youth Camp (3rd – 8th Grades) and the High School Camp (9th – 12th Grades). All campers received a free t-shirt and learned some of the basic skills of rugby.
Medina Rugby will be hosting a free Winter Rugby Camp for Youth and High School students in January to be held in the HS Gymnasium. Exact date and time TBA.