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2017 Hornets Christmas Party Recap
Hornet of the Year: Chris Trotter
Old Boy of the Year: Dennis Callier
Hornet Dan Young Spirit Award: Brian Haskins
Most Improved: Billy Dunaway
Forward MVP: Brad Christ
Back MVP: Juice
Team MVP: Matt Merrick
Player's Player: Mike Jones
2016 HORNETS CHRISTMAS PARTY RECAP
A great time had by all at Cafe Napoli in Clayton. A good year end celebration for a great year for the Hornets! Awards recap:
Old Boy Of Year: Chuck Squires
Hornet Of The Year: Jim Henson
Hornet Spirit Ryan Suda
Rookie Of The Year: Alex Belosi
Most Improved: Zach Hatraf
Best Forward: Joey Dickerson
Best Back: Tommy Bach
MVP: Matt Merrick
Player's Player: Brad Christ
Congrats everyone. Looking forward to 2017!
2017 SCHEDULE, PRACTICE, EVENTS
MATCH SCHEDULE -
Saturday March 4th - Royals @ Hornets 1 pm
Saturday March 11th - Hornets @ Sunday Morning 1 pm
Saturday March 25th - Hornets @ Outlaws 1 pm
Saturday April 1st - Potential Ruggerfest
Saturday April 15th - Missouri Playoff Semi-Finals
Saturday April 22nd - Missouri Playoff Championship
*Friendlies - TBD
Date: Wednesday February 1st (Every Wednesday thereafter for the rest of your life)
Location: Franz Park
Time: 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. boot up)
Hornet Xmas Party: Moved to Saturday January 7th. Come all! Contact Jeff or Merrick.
Mardi Gras Booth: Saturday February 25th. Mark it on your calendars. We always need volunteers.
Let's do it!!!!!
Great victory against Wash U this past weekend! Check out the game film:
It begins! As you can see, I added our Fall schedule to our events. It is as follows:
Sep 12 - Wash U - 11 am - Friendly - Old CBC High School
Sep 19 - TBD - Friendly
Sep 26 - Outlaws - 3 pm - Friendly - Lindell Field
Oct 3 - Sunday Morning - 1 pm - Cup Match - Forest Park
Oct 10 - Bombers - 1 pm - Cup Match - Forest Park
Oct 17 - Rowdies - 1 pm - Cup Match - Belleville, IL
Oct 24 - Royals - 1 pm - Cup Match - Forest Park
And don't forget the Xmas Party:
Dec 12 - Bar Napoli - 6 pm - Clayton, MO
Let's do it!
First Fall 2015 practice is this Wednesday at 7 pm at the same CYC fields. 4354 S. Kingshighway, Saint Louis, MO, 63109 behind the National Guard. Be there early to boot up and warm up with some touch. It would be great to see full participation this Wednesday so we can see what we are working with coming into the season.
We are coming off a great season and on paper we should have an even better season this year. But we have to put it in. We have a lot of new players that are out for playing time so come with your A game. It should be a great competition and a great team for this season.
Let's do it!
HORNETS! THE SPRING MATCH, PRACTICE, AND EVENTS SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
FEB 11TH - IT WILL BEGIN, 7 PM CYC FIELDS.
FEB 14TH - FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR IS THE MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER. JEFF SENT A SEPARATE EMAIL WITH DETAILS.
MAY 16TH - THE STINGER WILL BE HELD AT KLAV'S CASA AGAIN, 2 PM, DETAILS CLOSER TO THE DATE.
JUNE 13TH - HORNETS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT 7:30 AM. JEFF SENT A SEPARATE EMAIL WITH DETAILS.
MARCH 7TH, 1 PM @ FRANKLIN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, MO
MARCH 21ST, 1 PM VS. SUNDAY MORNING, HOME @ FOREST PARK
MARCH 28TH, 1PM @ KOHLFELD SCORPIONS, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
APRIL 11TH/12TH, 2015 RUGGERFEST, CREVE COUER, MO
APRIL 18TH , 1PM VS. ROYALS, HOME @ FOREST PARK
APRIL 25TH, 1PM @ BELLEVILLE ROWDIES @ BELLEVILLE, IL
MAY 2ND/3RD, PLAYOFFS
LET'S GET OURSELVES PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY READY FOR THE SPRING. I WANT THIS CHAMPIONSHIP.
THIS INFO IS AVAILABLE ON FB AS WELL.
CHRISTMAS PARTY RECAP
Another great Christmas party! For those who did not make it, Bar Napoli and Jeff Altmann did an amazing job. Drinks were had, food was eaten, awards were given, and tomfoolery pursued. The awards were as follows:
Most Improved: Great Lefthand - Lefty
Hornet Spirit: Jim Scariot - Elmo (Suda is already plotting his death)
Hornet of the Year: Sydney Donovan
Old Boy of the Year: Frank Hawkey
Rookie of the Year: Nate Clarey
Best Back: Brad Bearden
Best Forward: Joey Smelt
MVP - Brad Christ
Player's Player - Brad Christ
We recognized our coaches Mick Wilkes and Grant Challen for their large commitment to the team with a gift certificate and VHS's(Mick still does the VCR thing) of Crocodile Dundee.
We recognized our great teammate Joey Smelt for receiving the Bronze Star Medal for his heroism and meritorious service in a combat zone. A nice bottle of bourbon to drink to that! A true hero and an honor to have him on the team.
Lastly we recognized our invaluable teammate Billy Biggs for his many years as a Hornet as he departs for Colorado in a matter of days. He will be extremely missed and his days on the field will never be forgotten. Good luck DR. BIGGS!!!!!
Be there again next year, a great time as always!
PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR! DATES FOR FUTURE HORNET EVENTS:
CHRISTMAS PARTY - DECEMBER 13TH, 2014.
MARDI GRAS TENT - SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 2015.
STINGER BBQ - SATURDAY MAY 16TH, 2015
GOLF TOURNAMENT - TENTATIVE SATURDAY JUNE 20TH, 2015.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEM ALL!
NEW HORNET APPAREL STORE NOW OPEN!
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NEW FRIENDLY GAME SCHEDULED
We just picked up a friendly against Principia College on Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. We will be hosting afterwards at the one and only Fast Eddie's! All please come, this is their homecoming, they have a great field, and Fast Eddie's is always interesting........... Be There!!!!
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!
ST. LOUIS ROOKIE RUGBY
Please see exciting information about St. Louis Rookie Rugby. This is a great stride for youth rugby in the St. Louis area. If you would like to participate or get your own youngsters involved the first informational meeting is on Monday, August 25th, 2014 7pm @ Avery Elementary School Cafeteria. The address is 909 N. Bompart Ave. in Webster. See the link for more details. https://www.facebook.com/StlRookieRugby
2013 HORNETS PLAYER AWARDS
This year the actual on field awards were chosen by the coaches, the off field awards were chosen by the board, and of course the Player’s Player was chosen by the active and on field players.
Please join in congratulating your fellow teammates the next time you see them.
Have a safe holiday season and don’t forget to train!!!!
Old Boy of the Year - Jef Faszholz
Dan Young Spirit Award - Ryan Suda
Hornet of the Year - Mick Wilkes
Most Improved Player - Jeff Altmann
Rookie of the Year - Mike Jones
Best Back - Matt Merrick
Best Forward - Brad Christ
Player’s Player - Brian Saak
SHANE BYRNE MEMORIAL
Sgt. Shane Thomas Byrne, 28, of Rolla, Missouri passed away suddenly in his sleep on January 26 in Villa Ridge, Missouri.
Shane was born in St Louis, Missouri on July 15, 1984 to parents John and Jenny Byrne with an older sister, Shannon. He graduated from Northwest High School in 2002 and went on to join the US Army in 2005. Shane married his wife, Amanda, on July 28, 2006. After being stationed in Germany, in 2007 he was deployed to the Middle East to serve his country for 15 months as a combat medic in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in a roadside blast.
Shane retired from the military in 2011 and began going to school for his degree in Biology. He also became the volunteer coach for the Missouri University of Science and Technology rugby team. Shane became a father on March 28, 2012 when his daughter, Grace, was born. A passionate man, he had many hobbies including hunting, rugby, fishing, golf, and fixing up old trucks. He was also a member of the VFW and dreamed of a profession where he could help other veterans returning from combat. He lived a big life and will be missed always by his loving family and countless friends.
Shane is grieved by his wife, Amanda (Door) Byrne and daughter, Grace Byrne; parents, John and Jenny (Dunnigan) Byrne; sister, Shannon (Byrne) Flanders and her husband, Todd, and son, Jack; and grandmother, Doris Dunnigan. He is also grieved by numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Shane played with the Hornets for several years while he was in high school. He had opportunities to play with several area teams composed of people his own age, but he wanted the challenge of playing against better and stronger players. He did well in that setting. He was a fierce competitor for us in the pack, and I imagine he carried that same spirit through his military career. I also remember how funny he could be and how much I enjoyed his company. He was a fixture at social events, along with his mom Jenny, dad John, and sister Shannon.
He was true Hornet.
SUPPORT YOUTH RUGBY
Help support youth rugby in St. Louis by making a donation to Fox and MarquetteYouth Rugby programs at the link below. Donations go towards equipment for the kids and fields, referees, and field time among other things. Do your part and give back to this amazing game so that these youngins have the opportunity to become the next great ruggers of tomorrow in your home town. Every little bit counts.
* The St. Louis Hornets Rugby Club is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Thus, and in accordance with United States Internal Revenue Service regulations, donations made to the Club are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
2018 Award Recipients
Best Forward- Billy Dunaway
Best Back- Brandon "Juice" Voges
Most Improved- Phill Stoecker
Rookie of the Year- Jeff Stoecker
Hornet of the Year- Frank Hawkey
Old Boy of the Year- Bryce Krug
Most Valuable Player- Manatau "Sai" Tuifua
Dan Young Spirit Award- Billy Dunaway