On Sunday, May 1, the Doylestown Rugby Club awarded scholarships to three high school seniors, who currently play for the Doylestown Rugby Academy, who will be attending college in the fall. The honorees are: Nate Smith, Grace Bolling and Liz Johnston.
Smith has been involved with the club from a young age. He will attend West Chester University, with an undeclared major. Bolling will attend Clemson University, with a major in language and international business. Johnston will attend West Chester University, and has enrolled in the School of Nursing.
The scholarship was started three years ago to honor Garry Smith, who lost a hard-fought battle to cancer in 2011. Smith was a part of the Doylestown Rugby Club since the early 1980s. He coached and assisted with all the Doylestown Rugby teams. He was instrumental in not only creating top notch rugby teams, but also reinforcing the importance of culture and sportsmanship. His spirit lives on through the club.
On Sunday, May 8, the Doylestown Rugby Academy high school boys team fell to Berks in the quarterfinals of the RugbyPA State Championships. The match was played at Alvernia University in Reading. The final score was 59-19.
Try scorers for the Dragons were Matt Cleland (two) and Cade Aivazian (one). Cleland also kicked two conversions. Berks had nine tries and seven conversions.
The Doylestown Rugby Academy junior boys team defeated West Chester in an away match on May 8. The final score was 67-27.
Try scorers for Doylestown were Jack Druger (three), Aaron Kelly (three), Joey Craig (two), Santiago Bustelo (two) and Marco Burns. Conversions were kicked by Craig (two), Chris Zapf, Liam Harding, Judson Boyer and Marco Burns. West Chester had five tries and one conversion.
The Dragons will play in the semifinals of the RugbyPA State Championships on Sunday, May 15.
The Doylestown Rugby Academy youth boys team defeated West Chester in an away match on May 8. The final score was 64-7.
Try scorers for Doylestown were Jackson Hornick (four), Sonny Wade, Jamie Weir, Liam Hoey, Gavin Graham, Owen Pudlo and Liam Laphen. Weir kicked seven conversions. West Chester had one try and one conversion.
The Dragons will play in the semifinals of the RugbyPA State Championships on May 15.