LSS boys win first post-season rugby game

The Ladysmith Secondary School boys' rugby team won its first playoff game and secured a spot at the North Island Championships.

The Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS) 49ers travel to Brentwood College today (May 14) to play in the North Island Championships following last week’s home-turf win over Nanaimo District Secondary School.

The boys’ team played “a very intense game in extremely hot and trying conditions” May 6, LSS coach Gord McGeachy said, securing their 26-19 win over NDSS late in the game.

49ers Cam Hall, Dustin Jordan, Jade Cambran and Ben Cawthra scored one try apiece, with Hall contributing an additional six points through three successful conversions.

McGeachy said his team’s off to the provincial AA high school championships at the end of the month regardless of whether or not they win today.

The LSS girls’ team, meanwhile, is wrapping up a redevelopment season coach Arlene McGuff called a “great success.” The girls’ team won four of 10 games this year, McGuff added, building up its squad from 15 at the start of the season to 22 regular players by year’s end with tight-knit friendships being forged both on and off the field.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Chemainus family pledges $50,000 to Chemainus Theatre Crisis Relief Fund

The Hilton family pledged $50,000 toward a matched fund. If fully matched, it will raise $100,000

Local woman makes face masks to raise funds for LRCA Food Bank

Cheryl Lowrence made 30 face masks and raised $326.25 for the food bank

Ladysmith family creates music video to show appreciation for community in the face of COVID-19

Sheila Richards, 77 is the star of new music video celebrating community kindness in Ladysmith

Burning complaints prompt regulation reminder from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department

NOVFD has responded to at least 10 burning complaints in since April 1

VIDEO: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

Cullen commission into money laundering in British Columbia resumes today

Inquiry was called amid growing concern that illegal cash was helping fuel real estate, luxury car and gambling

Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Uptick in cyclists brings new challenges for shops

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

Most Read