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Brad Walsh looks to the try zone after winning a scrum against the Boise, Idaho, team during the 17th annual Teton Tens rugby tournament in 2017.

Moose Rugby wins WyoCup

A year after failing to claim the WyoCup for the first time, the Jackson Hole Moose Rugby squad brought it back over the weekend.

The team traveled to Lander for the four-team tournament. Jackson downed Laramie in the semifinals, 9-7, to move on to the finals where they met defending champion, Lander.

In the title game, Jackson scored a try with roughly five minutes left in the contest to put the game out of reach, 27-14.

“We relied on each other, trusted each other, and we just played strong as a team,” team member Arthur Blue said.

Jackson next turns its attention to the Teton Tens, the annual tournament hosted by the Moose. Both men’s and women’s winners will be crowned when teams from surrounding states visit Jackson the weekend of June 22.

Three-peat for U15 lacrosse

The Jackson girls U15 lacrosse team returned from Montana over the weekend with the third-straight state championship for the program.

Jackson entered the tournament with a 12-2 record and previously unbeaten by Montana teams. It opened play with a 12-9 win over Missoula, Montana, before falling to Billings, Montana 11-10. That loss forced a play-in game with Headwaters (Bozeman, Montana), in which Jackson edged out the victory 15-14.

Jackson scored a rematch with Billings in the final, where Cecily Ross scored the winning goal as Jackson earned redemption with a 9-8 win.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this group,” head coach Annie Droppert said. “They’re incredibly talented, great kids, and I’m really proud of them for pulling through that loss [to Billings] and coming out on top.”

Pay what you want races

Registration is open for the Cache Creek MTB race, and JHCycling organizers expect the event to fill up fast.

The race gets underway on June 26, with both a long and short course available. There is no day-of registration.

Registration is priced on the “pay what you want model.” On the registration form, there will be an “additional donation” box, where cyclists are asked to enter the amount they think the race is worth.

Following Cache Creek, the Teton Pass Hill Climb will take place on July 28 and the Palisades Pie Ride on Aug. 17.

Details and registration forms can be found at JHCycling.Athlete360.com.

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