MARIETTA, Ga. — American Fork native and current BYU rugby player Kyle Sumsion is on the roster for the United State men’s national rugby team’s World Cup qualifier with Uruguay. The Eagles will play the South Americans on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University. The winner will go the the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as Americas 2 in Pool B with South Africa, … Continue reading»

The Utah High School Cycling League’s second annual “Cyclefest” fundraising dinner and awards ceremony on Friday will provide an opportunity to recap the league’s second mountain biking season, look ahead to what’s in store for this year, and raise funds to support the league’s efforts. There will be a silent auction, music, food, and an awards ceremony honoring student athletes, coaches and volunteers during the event, which will … Continue reading»

BY HUGH BROWN ST. GEORGE — UCLA rallied to take a late lead, and then held on to hand Utah its first loss of the season. With two minutes left in regulation time at Snow Canyon High School, the Bruins stole a ball in the ruck and once again spun it wide to a wing, who scored the try. The conversion gave UCLA (9-2) their first lead, 31-26. The final … Continue reading»

Three players with Utah ties were named to the USA Rugby squad for the preliminary camp for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Qualifier series on March 22 and 29 against Uruguay. Former Utah Utes football and rugby star John Cullen, former Cougars standout Shaun Davies and current BYU player Kyle Sumsion were all named to the team. Cullen plays for men’s club Seattle-OPSB while Davies plays for Life … Continue reading»

Urban students take their best shots at squash

BY KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Sakora Miller remembers being puzzled when a group of strangers visited her gym class in tough west Philadelphia and offered to teach them a sport. Everyone already knew how to play basketball, the most popular game in the neighborhood, she recalled thinking. What else is there? “They were like, (it’s) squash,” she said. “And I was like, I’m not learning that. It’s … Continue reading»

The Utes are back. The Utah Rugby Club is 4-0 and has moved all the way up to No. 7 in RugbyMag.com’s latest poll. Utah was unranked in an earlier poll while BYU moved down from No. 1 to No. 3 after a 30-24 loss to newly-minted No. 1 St. Mary’s. Utah, which dismantled Oregon State over the weekend, will also return to the Varsity Cup this season after missing last … Continue reading»

Utah High School Rugby: New conferences finalized

BY HUGH BROWN Utah high school hockey has an all new look. Gone are Division I and II. Last season saw Herriman win its second title in Division I while Hunter took the title in Division II. In 2014, the state of Utah will field 32 boys teams playing in six conferences. Northern Utah Snow: Bear River, Bountiful, Box Elder, Cache Valley, Davis, Kau Toa Wasatch: East, Highland, … Continue reading»

Utah rugby club holds off Weber State by the slimmest of margins

BY HUGH BROWN OGDEN — The University of Utah men’s rugby club had to put in a goalline stand to hang on to a hard fought 16-14 win over the Weber State Wildcats in a sloppily played game. The Wildcats were expected to be strong, based on their close 27-24 loss to a BYU split squad in the Red Rock Rugby Invitational last week, but the Utes still … Continue reading»

Undefeated Utah Utes rugby faces Weber State on Saturday

BY HUGH BROWN The Utah rugby team takes a two-game winning streak to Ogden tomorrow as they take on the Weber State Wildcats at 1 p.m. UTAH 17, ARIZONA 7: At Phoenix, the Utes fielded a team minus a number of all-star graduates (John Cullen, Mike Sheppard, Mike Juszczak, Nick Mostyn) as well as missing Don Pati and Thretton Palamo, who are not playing this spring. Spencer Vickery, … Continue reading»

Layton-based Kau Toa Rugby Club holding meeting

The Kau Toa Rugby Club, based in northern Davis County, will be holding a meeting for parents and others interested in the club. The meeting will be on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the second floor conference room at the Clearfield City Building, 55 South State Street. The team is coming of a 6-2 season, where it lost to Hunter in the Division II championship … Continue reading»