Cougars just out of Rugby medals

The Notre Dame Cougars girls squad and Rocky Mountain House West Central boys Rebels each came up just short in their quest for a medal in the provincial high school rugby championships at Ellerslie during the weekend.

The Notre Dame Cougars girls squad and Rocky Mountain House West Central boys Rebels each came up just short in their quest for a medal in the provincial high school rugby championships at Ellerslie during the weekend.

The Cougars fell 32-0 to Fort McLeod in the tier 1 girls division bronze-medal match, while the Rebels were 27-20 losers to Fort McLeod in the bronze-medal game of the tier 2 boys category.

Notre Dame opened with a 7-2 win over Bev Facey of Sherwood Park, then fell 44-0 to eventual champion Raymond, a 32-5 winner over Calgary Sir Winston Churchill in the gold-medal contest.

Meanwhile, West Central cruised past Grande Cache 37-0 in their championship opener before being crushed 57-0 by Lethbridge Winston Churchill, which went on to claim the gold medal with a 43-0 thumping of Banff. The Lindsay Thurber Raiders posted a 1-2 record in the tier 1 boys division, losing 12-5 to Edmonton Holy Trinity, whipping Grande Prairie 63-0 and then falling 15-0 to Calgary Henry Wisewood in the consolation final.

West Central managed a 1-2 slate in the tier 2 girls category. The Rebels were 27-3 losers to Vulcan, rebounded to thump Drayton Valley 43-7 and dropped a 12-7 decision to High River in the consolation finale.

Holy Trinity captured the tier 1 boys title with a 39-5 win over Lethbridge Collegiate. The tier 2 girls title was claimed by Winston Churchill, a 17-15 winner over Springbank in the gold-medal match.

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