The East County Grackles won the Rugby Oregon Girls High School 15s Championship last weekend, a title run made possible after seasons spent on developing the depth of the squad. Head coach Traci Flitcraft credited the senior leaders for their work in perpetuating a true team game, which provided the flexibility and connection needed for a championship squad.
Flitcraft learned the game with the Santa Barbara Mermaids and then transferred to the Portland Pigs in 2011. In spring 2018, as the playing days neared their . . .