Mount Baker Secondary hosting rugby sevens tournament

Mount Baker Secondary hosting rugby sevens tournament

Five schools, four age and gender divisions to be represented at Cranbrook high school event

Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Secondary high school will be hosting a rugby sevens tournament on Thursday, with two fields holding the action.

Mount Baker will be joined at the event by Kimberley’s Selkirk Secondary, Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary, Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Secondary and Grand Forks Secondary.

According to Mount Baker coach Sean Sinclair, sevens rugby — which features seven players a side instead of 15 — is “short and sweet” and should provide good entertainment.

In their first tournament last Wednesday in Castlegar, the Mount Baker Senior boys lost both their games, while the girls earned two wins.

“L.V. Rogers is very strong traditionally so they beat us and then we lost to Stanley Humphries,” Sinclair said of the boys’ defeats. “The scores [however] didn’t reflect the games necessarily.”

The tournament has four categories: Senior boys, Junior boys, grade eight boys, and girls. Stanley Humphries and Grand Forks are the only schools with grade eight teams.

The first games of the afternoon will begin at noon at the MBSS athletics fields and the entire tournament should wrap up at around 3:00 or 4:00 p.m.

Full Schedule (Thursday, October 5)

Field 1

12:00 p.m. – MBSS vs. Selkirk (Sr. boys)

12:25 p.m. – MBSS vs. Selkirk (Girls)

12:50 p.m. – LVR vs. SH (Sr. boys)

1:15 p.m. – MBSS vs. LVR (Girls)

1:40 p.m. LVR vs. Selkirk (Sr. boys)

2:05 p.m. – GFSS vs. LVR (Girls)

2:30 p.m. – MBSS vs. SH (Sr. boys)

3:00 p.m. – SH vs. LVR (Jr. boys)

Field 2

12:00 p.m. – MBSS/Selkirk vs. SH (Jr. boys)

12:25 p.m. – SH vs. GFSS (Girls)

12:50 p.m. – GFSS vs. MBSS/Selkirk (Jr. boys)

1:15 p.m. – GFSS vs. SH (Grade 8)

1:40 p.m. LVR vs. GFSS (Jr. boys)

2:05 p.m. – Selkirk vs. SH (Girls)

2:30 p.m. – GFSS vs. SH (Grade 8)

3:00 p.m. – SH vs. LVR (Jr. boys)