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West Ottawa’s Roughest Sport

By: Jared McNitt and Devyn Rumbaugh Contact. Physicality. Aggressiveness. It’s all part of the game. It’s also part of the reason we love to play. However, there is an overhanging question that presides over the sports world. Which sport is the roughest? Members of the lacrosse, football, rugby, wrestling, water polo and tennis teams gave […]

6 Tips to Watching Rugby

“This is really intense… I just don’t understand,” that’s what Soph. Bethany Paarlberg had to say while she watched her first Rugby game. And she’s right, Rugby is a very difficult sport to watch, or rather, understand. With the success of the sport at the club level for West Ottawa, more and more people have […]

Panthers D-II rugby team starts league play with victory

Panthers B-side playing in Division 2 came away with a 19-7 victory tonight at Kenowa Hills.   Although they got off to a slow start in their first league match going down 7-0 in the first half, the young team took the field focused in the second half.  Great support and hard running by John Ouellette […]

WO Rugby shows promise at Penn Invite , Elkhart, IN

The Panthers came away with a 3-2 record in the schedule 5 matches this past Saturday.  The D-1 side looked to be in good early season form with two victories over Culver Military academy(IN) 29-0 and St Charles (IL) 38-0.  a big performances from Joey Sok in the first game with 15 points gave the […]