Category Archives: Rugby

Today (3/30): Saints softball hosts NAIA #10 squad; Rams hope to continue amazing week; Budd Bay Rugby

Saints_logoDespite the beautiful weather, it is a light day of sports here in the Olympia area. Just a handful of games on the docket including the streaking Saint Martin’s softball team, North Thurston baseball and Budd Bay Rugby.

The Saint Martin’s softball team looks for their 20th win of the season today when they face the NAIA’s Corban University in doubleheader action at 12:00 PM at the campus softball field. The Saints are 19-9 this season and are coming off a non-conference sweep of the NAIA’s #24 ranked Concordia yesterday. Today they face a #10 ranked Corban squad that is riding a 17 game win streak.

Also at 1:00 PM, the North Thurston baseball squad takes on Sumner in non-conference action. The Rams have had quite the week against the Tacoma schools knocking off Lincoln and Foss by a combined 42-1 allowing just two hits in three games.

And finally, at Rainier Vista Park, a day of rugby kicks off at 10:00 AM with Budd Bay Barbarians and Steelheads youth squad games leading up to the Budd Bay Buffaloes men’s squad game against the Battleground Bulls at 1:45 PM.

Saturday scoreboard: Saints softball splits; Budd Bay drops Portland

College softball

Saint Martin’s 2, Central Washington 1
Central Washington 7, Saint Martin’s 3 – Recap from SMUSaints.com
Lower Columbia 15, SPSCC 2 – Box score


College baseball

Central Washington 8, Saint Martin’s 2
Central Washington 5, Saint Martin’s 1 – Recap from SMUSaints.com


Rugby

Budd Bay Buffaloes 34, Portland 8

Today (3/16): Wolves, OC baseball, softball jamboree, Budd Bay rugby

I’m on a mini-vacation and kind of fell off the wagon yesterday. But right back at it today…

High school baseball

Black Hills vs. Yelm – Black Hills HS – Noon


High school softball

Black Hills 18 team jamboree – The RAC – All day


Rugby

Budd Bay Buffaloes vs. Portland – Rainier Vista – Noon


College baseball

Olympic College vs. Thompson Rivers (DH) – The RAC – 1:00 PM

Olympia native LaValla in the nude

Click the picture to see Lavalla's more revealing, kind of NSFW picture

Click the picture to see LaValla’s more revealing, kind of NSFW picture

North Thurston football player, Budd Bay Barbarian, star collegiate rugby player in Ireland, Rugby World Cup participant with Team USA, Stade Francais Paris lock….nude calendar cover boy?

Yes, it’s true. Scott LaValla adds another title to his impressive and growing resume as he graces the cover of the 2013 Stade Francais Paris calendar. You can order the calendar at the Stade Francais Boutique for 26.60 Euros (around $34).

LaValla has started six games and played in nine of Stade Francais’ 12 games so far in the 2012-2013 Top 14 season. Stade Francais sits in 10th place at 5-6-1.

Saturday scoreboard: Hawks, Saints, Geoducks, Buffaloes claim victories

High school football

River Ridge 61, Ridgefield 40

Quarterback Colby Schultz threw for 375 yards and six touchdowns in River Ridge’s dismantling of the Ridgefield Spudders at South Sound Stadium. The Hawks led 47-8 through three quarters before the Spudders scored 32 points in the fourth to cut the lead to just two touchdowns. The Hawks put their starters back in and Brad Wallace caught a 52 yard pass from Shultz to seal the deal. Wallace scored five touchdowns total, three receiving and two rushing. Wesley Coats also caught three touchdowns in the Hawks’ victory.  The Hawks are now 2-1 this season.


Men’s soccer

Evergreen 5, OIT 0 – More from Evergreen athletics
Saint Martin’s 3, Sioux Falls 2 – More from SMUSaints.com
Whatcom 3, SPSCC 0

Willie Spurr and Mirza Memic each scored two goals and Kevin Flavin added another in Evergreen’s 5-0 win over Oregon Tech at Evergreen Pitch. The Geoducks out shot the Owls 29-6. Collin Harlow recorded the shutout to secure a weekend sweep for the Evergreen who are now 2-0 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

A game-winning header goal by CJ Chu with just 38 seconds left to play lifted Saint Martin’s to their first GNAC win of the season, 3-2, over the University of Sioux Falls. Dylan Gaydosh scored twice in the game, first in the 17th minute and then again in the 76th. Each goals were equalizers as the Saints fell behind 1-0 and 2-1. The Saints move to 1-1 after the first weekend of GNAC play.

South Puget Sound and Whatcom battled to a scoreless tie in the first half in Bellingham but the Orcas scored three goals in the second half to take home a 3-0 win and drop the Clippers to 0-6 this season.


Women’s soccer

Western Washington 3, Saint Martin’s 1 – More from SMUSaints.com


College volleyball

Saint Martin’s 3, Walla Walla 0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-16) – More from SMUSaints.com

The Saint Martin’s volleyball team hit the road and picked up their second win of the season with a straight sets victory over National Christian College Athletic Association member Walla Walla. Katy Ferguson recorded eight kills while Kristyn Ross had 17 digs and Halee Hernandez added 19 assists. The Saints picked up their first win of the season on Thursday when they knocked off brand new NCCAA member New Hope Christian in straight sets in Eugene.


Girl’s soccer

Hazen 3, Black Hills 0


Men’s Rugby

Budd Bay Buffaloes 100, ORSU 11


Junior college football

Everett Red Raiders 62, South Sound Spartans 0

Olympia area alumni list – Update

Baseball

Minor League Baseball
Jared Sandberg (Capital HS) – Manager, Hudson Valley Renegades
Adam Conley (Olympia HS) –  Jupiter Hammerheads
Seth Harvey (River Ridge HS) – Brevard County Manatees
Kramer Champlin (Olympia HS) – Lansing Lugnuts
Alex Phillips (Tenino HS) – Connecticut Tigers
Jacob Pettit (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Bowie Baysox
Cody Hebner (Olympia Athletics – PSCL) – Fort Wayne Tincaps
Chris Scholl (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Arkansas Travelers
Jake Shadle (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Giants extended spring training

Independent Baseball
Joash Brodin (North Thurston HS) – Long Island Ducks

Collegiate wood bat summer baseball
Jason Monda (Capital HS) – Brewster Whitecaps
Kellen Camus (Capital HS) – Waterloo Bucks
Jourdan Weiks (Capital HS) – Herndon Braves
Tanner Nielsen (North Thurston HS) – Klamath Falls Gems
Cabe Reiten (Olympia HS) – Wenatchee Applesox

Basketball

German Pro-B
Blake Poole (Saint Martin’s) – BG Topstar Leitershofen Stadtbergen

Football

National Football League
Jonathan Stewart (Timberline HS) – Carolina Panthers
Matt Johnson (Tumwater HS) – Dallas Cowboys

Rugby

French National Rugby League Top 14
Scott LaValla (North Thurston HS) – Stade Francais

Oly area alumni list – summer (UPDATED 6/21)

One of the goals of Oly Sports is to keep track of local area alumni and their post Olympia area high school or college sports careers. So below is a list of athletes playing professional, semi-pro or in collegiate summer leagues this summer…

Baseball

Minor League Baseball
Jared Sandberg (Capital HS) – Manager, Hudson Valley Renegades
Adam Conley (Olympia HS) – Greensboro Grasshoppers Called up to Jupiter Hammerheads
Seth Harvey (River Ridge HS) – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Promoted to Brevard County Manatees
Kramer Champlin (Olympia HS) – Lansing Lugnuts
Alex Phillips (Tenino HS) – Connecticut Tigers
Jacob Pettit (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Bowie Baysox
Cody Hebner (Olympia Athletics – PSCL) – Fort Wayne Tincaps
Chris Scholl (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Arkansas Travelers
Jake Shadle (Hawks Prairie Cardinals – PSCL) – Giants extended spring training

Independent Baseball
Joash Brodin (North Thurston HS) – London Rippers

Collegiate wood bat summer baseball
Jason Monda (Capital HS) – Brewster Whitecaps
Kellen Camus (Capital HS) – Waterloo Bucks
Jourdan Weiks (Capital HS) – Herndon Braves
Tanner Nielsen (North Thurston HS) – Klamath Falls Gems
Cabe Reiten (Olympia HS) – Wenatchee Applesox

Basketball

Semi-pro
Blake Poole (Saint Martin’s) – Bellingham Slam
Jeremy Green (Saint Martin’s) – Bellingham Slam Left team
Nate Menefee (Timberline HS, Evergreen) – Olympia Reign
Giovanne Woods (Evergreen, River Ridge HS) – Olympia Reign
Mike Ward (Evergreen) – Olympia Reign
Marcus Wright (Evergreen) – Olympia Reign
Marcus Whitaker (Evergreen) – Olympia Reign
Nicholas Moore (Evergreen) – Olympia Reign
Julio Feliciano (Evergreen) – Olympia Reign

Football

National Football League
Jonathan Stewart (Timberline HS) – Carolina Panthers
Matt Johnson (Tumwater HS) – Dallas Cowboys

Rugby

Scott LaValla (North Thurston HS) – US National Team

Soccer

Zach Lubin (Saint Martin’s) – Kitsap Pumas

I’m sure this is not a complete list. If you know someone that I have left off, please let me know in the comments or drop me an email.

And I purposefully didn’t include anybody playing in the Puget Sound Collegiate League because there are so many of them. You can find them by going to the PSCL website.

Today (6/9): Tourneys time; PSCL play four; Underground Derby championships; Racing

It’s another huge day of sports in the South Sound. It all starts early in the morning with the Capitol City Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament. Jon McCaslin has won the tournament three times in a row and The Olympian has a preview article featuring Tumwater High School alum Kyle Schrader. Tee off for the tournament at Capitol City Golf Club is at 7:30 AM.

Shortly after tee time, the Friends of Mia Alumni Soccer Tournament gets underway at South Sound Stadium. Soccer alumni from Black Hills, Capital, North Thurston, Olympia, River Ridge, Shelton/Yelm, Timberline and Tumwater gather to honor Mia and raise money for childhood cancer. First kick of pool play is at 8:45 AM. The semifinals start at 2:15 PM with the finals kicking off at 4:15. Everybody is invited to the post tournament party and benefit at Faith Community Center at 6:00. For the full schedule and more information, visit the Oly Sports post from yesterday. All events are free and donations will be accepted.

And the tournaments keep on rolling along with Budd Bay Rugby’s 20th annual Tatunka 7’s Tournament at The Evergreen State College. The tournament used to coincide with Evergreen’s Super Saturday but even after the elimination of Super Saturday, the tournament continues on the Saturday before graduation. The action gets underway at 10:00 AM.

If golf, soccer and rugby aren’t enough for you, the Puget Sound Collegiate League plays a baseball quadruple-header on Saturday. First up at noon, the Tumwater Brewers take on the West Olympia Linx. Then at 2:30, the Brewers play game two against the Nisqually Silvers. In the evening games, the Lacey Saints and the Olympia Athletics play two starting at 5:00 PM. All four games take place on the wonderful turf surface at the Regional Athletic Center. All PSCL games are free.

Golf, soccer, rugby, baseball. What else could you want? How about some championship roller derby action? Skateland! will be rocking when the Underground Derby League has their interleague championships. The Rolling Regulators, Fembots, Oly Outlaws and South Bay Bombers will battle it out to see who takes home the hardware. Tickets are $15 at the door, doors open at 6:00 PM and derby action gets underway at 6:30.

And finally, weather pending, petrolheads (I’ve been watching a lot of Top Gear on BBC America lately) get their fix this weekend at South Sound Speedway. Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, FSCRA and Legends start qualifying at 5:00 PM with racing getting underway at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $12 at the gates.

Sunday scoreboard: Saints alive; DeBoer goes the distance; Budd Bay champs

College softball

Saint Martin’s 11, Central Washington 3
Central Washington 13, Saint Martin’s 4 – More from SMUSaints.com

With the split, Saint Martin’s must now win their last four games and have Montana State Billings lose their last four for the Saints to win the GNAC title.

College baseball

Saint Martin’s 3, Central Washington 1
Central Washington 13, Saint Martin’s 2 – More from SMUSaints.com

Tommy DeBoer gave up just one run in the first inning in a complete game 3-1 Saint Martin’s win in game one.

Men’s Rugby

Budd Bay def. Modesto

The Budd Bay Buffaloes beat Modesto on Sunday afternoon in Portland to win the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union championship. The Buffaloes now move on to the USAR west regional as the #3 seed.

Saturday scoreboard: Saints softball splits, baseball sweeps; Budd Bay Rugby advances

College softball

Saint Martin’s 6, Western Oregon 5
Western Oregon 5, Saint Martin’s 1 – More from SMUSaints.com

Sam Munger hit a three run home run and pitched a complete game to pick up her 15th win of the season in Saint Martin’s 6-5 win in game one. Lacey McGladrey went 2-for-2 with two RBI and Megan Antonovich went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In game two, Taylor Bakos gave up five unearned runs in the first three innings and the Saints were baffled by Western Oregon’s Myranda Sawyer and lost to the Wolves 5-1. Lacey McGladrey had two of the Saints’ four hits.

With the split and thanks to Central Washington’s sweep of first place Montana State Billings, the Saints move to four games back of the Yellowjackets. However, Billings’ magic number to clinch the GNAC’s automatic NCAA tournament bid is now just two.

College baseball

Saint Martin’s 8, Central Washington 7 – 10 innings
Saint Martin’s 12, Central Washington 10 – More from SMUSaints.com

Saint Martin’s didn’t do anything easy on Saturday but still managed to sweep Central Washington. After being down 5-1 after the top of the third inning, game one was eventually won on a two out infield chopper by Bobby Twedt that scored Casey Thorpe from third.

In game two, the Saints fell behind seven runs in the first three innings but scored the next 12 runs, including a six run inning in the third and a five run inning in the fifth, and held on for a 12-10 win.

Men’s Rugby

Budd Bay Buffaloes def. Bay Area

Budd Bay earned a trip to USA Rugby’s Western Regional with their win in the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union D3 semifinals on Saturday in Portland. The Buffaloes take on Modesto in the championship game and with a win will earn a #3 seed. With a loss, they will get the #8 seed.

High school baseball

Timberline 14, Wilson 1
W.F. West 8, North Thurston 0

Boys soccer

Capital 1, Tumwater 1

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