Sarah Miller (#12) of Robert Bateman Secondary hangs on to a speedy Kara Galbraith of Ladysmith Secondary. Bateman won 39-7 on their game one match up of the B.C. High School Girls Rugby Championship on Thursday

Strong finish for LSS girls rugby

The Ladysmith Secondary girls’ rugby team had a strong finish to their season.

The team recently attended provincials in Brentwood where, after losing their first two games, beat Valleyview from Kamloops 45-0 to take seventh spot in the Tier 2 division.

Coach David Van Horne said it was the best game the girls played this season.

The girls lost Game One to Robert Bateman School out of Abbotsford 37-7. In the second game, Van Horne said the girls came out strong in the first-half, leading 7-5, but were not able to contain West Vancouver’s Sentinel School in the last half. Sentinel won 22-7.

Low numbers continued to plague the team, noted Van Horne, as the girls were forced to start the second half tired against a fresh opposition.

In their last game against Valleyview, they, too had low numbers. Both sides only played with 14 players, one less than the usual 15 a side.

“It was hands down the best game we’ve played all year,” said Van Horne. “Capping it off the way we did really put a nice finish on it.”

Captain Jeannine Fong was selected to the President’s XV, a great honour in her last year.

Overall, Van Horne was pleased with the season, but said somethings have to change.

While he is taking some time off, Van Horne said the team needs a definite influx of players if they are going to come back next year.

“It was a struggle having such low numbers,” said Van Horne.

“It is really going to come down to significant recruitment. If we haven’t got that we just won’t be able to run.”

Just Posted

North Cowichan is Canada’s hot spot on Wednesday

The Warmland lives up to its name

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Chef claims $1-million with lottery ticket purchased in Ladysmith

A Vancouver woman is $1-million richer after purchasing a winning Lotto Max… Continue reading

Ladysmith resident spots cougar roaming through backyard

The Walkem Road Block Watch is alerting residents after a cougar made… Continue reading

B.C. to serve Riot Brewing’s dark mild to visiting dignitaries

Just in time for their second anniversary celebration, the folks at Riot… Continue reading

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

Most Read