Northeast Ohio Rugby Teams Sweep 4 State Titles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Boys and girls rugby teams from Northeast Ohio swept the four state championships played over the weekend.

St. Edward won its second straight Division I state title, defeating Cincinnati Moeller, 30-14.

Dan Peyton scored two tries and Zak Heistercamp added a try. Ronan Forrestal had a conversion kick and Jack Walsh made three penalty kicks.

Brunswick, led by coach Brian Williams, won the Division II boys title in the program’s second year of existence, 28-14, over Dayton Springfield.

Brunswick’s Garrick Koermer scored two tries, while Danny Stepp and Tommy Knuff each scored once. Triston Wasil made all four conversion attempts.

Meanwhile, St. Joseph Academy won both the girls Division I and II titles, winning the latter with its B team.

In the Division I final, SJA defeated the Parma Pink Flamingos, 12-5. The Jaguars broke a 5-5 tie in the second half. Scoring for the Jaguars were Colleen Kramer, Amanda Burns and a two-point conversion by Ali DeCrane.

In the Division II final, St. Joseph Academy edged Highland, 8-7, thanks to scores from Katie Fanta and Moira McGuire. McGuire converted the game-winning penalty kick.

— Staff reports

State tennis team tourney results: Copley finished as the Division I runner-up in the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association team tournament Sunday at Reynoldsburg High. After defeating Toledo St. John’s Jesuit, 3-2, in the semifinals, the Indians were swept by Upper Arlington, 3-0, in the final as they lost all three singles matches.

In Division II, Beachwood had to settle for fourth place as the Bison lost to champion Lexington, 3-1, in the semifinals and to Cincinnati Country Day, 3-0, in the consolation match.

— Joe Maxse