Youth leading Lumberjacks at season’s end

Improved Cowichan Valley team falls to Brentwood

The Cowichan Valley Lumberjacks have come a long way this rugby season, but they found out last Thursday that they still have a ways to go.

The Lumberjacks, who represent all of School District 79’s high schools, visited Brentwood College School last Thursday, and came away with a 35-0 loss.

“That was a tough match for us,” Cowichan coach Tom Fogarty said. “Although we have improved considerably, Brentwood’s defensive organization and ball movement on attack proved to be too much for us to handle on the day.”

The Lumberjacks’ younger players were once again among their best last Thursday.

“I was really impressed with our young Grade 9s and 10s again,” Fogarty said. “Stepping up and making tackles against older opposition.”

Standouts included James Nguyen at hooker and Morgan Atkinson at flanker, while Jordan Hall was named Man of the Match.

The lads visit Port Alberni this Thursday, then wrap up the season with a home game against Shawnigan’s B side on May 24. Because they represent multiple schools, the Lumberjacks are not eligible to play in the postseason, but several of their players will be on the Cowichan Secondary squad at the Tier 2 provincial sevens at Brentwood on June 8 and 9.

Just Posted

Tax structure for secondary suites questioned

A review of North Cowichan’s policies called for

Cowichan Capitals training camp underway

Two-a-days at ISC followed by intersquad game on Friday

Foul play not suspected in man’s death in Chemainus

Long attempt made to revive unidentified person on the dock

Hog fuel pile flares up in Chemainus

Second time in a week firemen get the call to Coast Environmental

Smoky skies in the Valley expected to clear by mid week

But smoke from wildfires could return at any time

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

Prime minister greeted by B.C. premier as cabinet retreat begins

PM Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan meet in advance of federal cabinet meetings in Nanaimo

Are your kids anxious about going back to school?

BC Children’s Hospital offers tips to help your children be mindful and reduce stress

New trial ordered for James Oler in B.C. child bride case

Meanwhile, appeal court dismisses Emily Blackmore’s appeal of guilty verdict

This trash heap in Vancouver could be yours for $3.9 million

Sitting atop 6,000 square feet, the home was built in 1912, later destroyed by fire

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Said he and Trump arranged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Canada’s team chasing elusive gold medal at women’s baseball World Cup

Canada, ranked No. 2 behind Japan, opens play Wednesday against No. 10 Hong Kong

Most Read