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.
Medina Rugby 2020 Season Parent Meeting
There will be an informational parents meeting for our Rookie, Middle School & HS Rugby programs this Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Medina HS Commons. The meeting will provide information on the upcoming season for all of our teams; Rookie, Middle School and High School. This is also a great opportunity to meet the coaches, learn more about Medina Rugby, and have your rugby questions answered.
Medina Rugby will be hosting free Winter Camps for boys and girls in 3rd-12th grades interested in joining the Medina Boys and Girls rugby teams for the 2020 spring season. The Youth Camp (3rd-8th grade students) will be held on Wednesday, January 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The HS Camp will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 5:15pm-7:00pm in the Medina HS Gymnasium. The camps will be led by Medina Rugby coaches as an introduction to the basic skills and principles of the sport of Rugby. The camps are FREE to attend, and boy and girl athletes of all skill levels and sport backgrounds are welcome. To RSVP for the camp, please e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at MedinaRugby@gmail.com with participant’s name, grade and contact information or visit the Contact Us section of the website.
The Medina High School Boys and Girls Rugby teams will be hosting an informational meeting for students in grades 9-12 interested in playing rugby for the upcoming Spring season. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 18th in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School (777 E. Union St. Medina, OH) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Anyone interested in playing rugby can e-mail Director of Rugby Brian Scerca at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact Us section.
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.
The 2019 Medina Rugby Fall Camp will be Sunday, October 6th at Ken Dukes Stadium on the campus of Medina High School. The camp is free and open to all boy and girl athletes in grades 3 through 12 that are interested in joining our teams for the upcoming spring season. Campers will get an introduction to the basic skills and principles of rugby and new players of all skill levels are welcome.
4:00pm – 5:30pm (3rd – 8th grade boys and girls)
6:00pm – 7:30pm (9th – 12th grade boys and girls)
To RSVP for the camp please e-mail MedinaRugby@gmail.com with the camper’s name, grade and parents’ contact information or sign-up through the Contact Us section of the website.
Medina HS Boys and Girls Rugby teams are having an informational team meeting on Monday, August 26th starting at 7:00pm in the HS Commons. Attendance is mandatory for returning players and new players are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the off-season lifting program and providing important dates for the HS Open House and the Homecoming Parade.
For more information, email us at MedinaRugby@gmail.com or visit the “Contact Us” section of the website
The Medina High School Girls Rugby Sevens team added another award to the trophy case as they won the HS Girls Division at the inaugural USA Beach Rugby Tournament at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland on Saturday, July 20th. The Beach Rugby tournament was the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio where the fields were lined in the sand, with 5 players per team playing 5 minute halves. The Bees got off to a good start in the round-robin tournament with a convincing 50-14 win over Amherst and a 50-27 win over Cleveland Chaos. Medina started the afternoon portion of the tournament with a close loss to Amherst by a score of 32-24, putting the Bees in a must-win match against Cleveland Chaos to determine the tournament champion in their final match of the day. In a one of the most exciting matches of the day, Medina outlasted Cleveland Chaos 46-45 to secure first place and the tournament championship.
The HS boys team finished with a 1-3 record at the USA Beach Rugby tournament to finish in 4th place. The team lost matches against St. Charles Prep 24-10, Cleveland Rugby Academy 56-39, St. Ignatius HS 32-12; but were victorious in their final match of the day against Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS by a score of 45-7.
Both teams will compete in the final tournament of the summer, the Canton Hall of Fame 7s tournament on Saturday, July 27th at the Canton Hall of Fame Sports Complex.