Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
So states the description of the "Days of Camelot" we attended yesterday. Asa experienced it first on Friday and insisted that I take him and Hamilton out on Saturday. We spent the day enjoying the middle ages.
Authentic period costumes, the sights, the sounds, the tastes...it was a very fun day. They ran the maze of the Dragon Dungeon and played live chess. We watched the tournament of horses and strolled through the merchant marketplace. The boys came away with a few swords and I came away with the memories.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
usarugby.org tells it like this...
Pearl City is the only 2008 semifinalist that will make a return trip to Glendale’s Infinity Park in 2009. Last year, the Iowa-based team met a disappointing semifinal loss at the hands of the Glendale Raptors, but with its 41-11 Round of 8 victory over Atlanta Old White, the squad gets a chance to redeem itself this time around.
Pearl City took control of its match versus Atlanta early on and led 17-3 before the end of the first half. They steadily built their lead in the second half and defended aggressively, only allowing Atlanta to score in the last five minutes of the game.
The Iowa team now looks ahead to the semifinals where it meets Las Vegas – and getting past the Blackjacks should prove a trying task, as they roll into Colorado on the heels of a thrilling playoff finish versus Glendale. Down by as much as 22 points in their Round of 8 meeting against the Raptors, Las Vegas refused to back down and try-by-try, the team muscled its way back to a 22-20 game as the second half wound down.
It seemed time was running out for the Blackjacks, who missed two late penalty kick opportunities that would have put them up top, but at the death, No. 7 Tom Carter powered in for a huge try. The successful conversion ushered in the final whistle, with the score stuck at 27-22 in Las Vegas’ favor.