Putnam Valley is unbeaten, but the Tigers face their sternest test of the season today as they visit John Jay at 4:30 p.m. Four-time Section 1 Class B champ John Jay is coming off a 13-12 overtime loss to visiting Lakeland/Panas. For video highlights of Rye’s 9-8 overtime win over Somers, click here.
A View from the Dome: A hidden gem at Brunswick
Did you know that one of the finest prep school programs in the nation is no more than an hour or so in any direction from any point inside the LaxLessons.com readership area? It’s true, I assure you.
It’s a (relatively) light day on the schedule, which is one of the reasons we scheduled our college recruiting seminar for today at 7:30 p.m. at Mildred Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights. Army coach Joe Alberici, Fairfield coach Andy Copelan and former Yorktown/Gettysburg/Syracuse star Joe Ceglia will be our panelists. I’ll be moderating the […]
Darien's Brameier gets win No. 400
It was a memorable day for the Darien Blue Wave and 26th-year coach Jeff Brameier. Brameier picked up his 400th career win as the Blue Wave won 12-4 at Fairfield Ludlowe. Above, Brameier (second from right) is shown with Darien seniors and others after the big win. Andrew McCarthy had three goals and an assist […]
Instant Classic: Lakeland/Panas beats John Jay in OT
Shawn Honovich of Lakeland/Panas battles John Jay’s Forrest Walter in the Rebels’ 13-12 overtime win today. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) For video highlights of Lakeland/Panas’ 13-12 win over John Jay, click here.
Now that we’re more than halfway there (through the regular season that is), it appears things are started to maybe come in to shape. For the first time all season, the top six spots in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings remained unchanged from the previous week.
It’s the final Tuesday of April action, folks, and we have some good ones in store. So let’s get rockin’ and rollin’.
20th Murphy Cup moved to 7 p.m.
Cortland State-bound senior attackman Tom Casey (shown in action Saturday against Darien) and the Yorktown ‘Huskers will be renewing their rivalry against Lakeland/Panas on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the annual Charlie Murphy Cup game. The game had originally been scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. at Yorktown High School’s Charlie Murphy Field. (Photo […]
Monday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Things are heating up in more ways than one. Last weekend, we had one of the nation’s premier rivalry games, the Woodstick Classic. This weekend, we have another one, as Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown meet for the Murphy Cup. (Just a quick FYI – you can check out that game on Cablevision. Don’t let the […]
Recruiting seminar set for Wednesday
Hey gang – Just a reminder. Our first seminar on the college recruiting process will be this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Mildred Strang Middle School cafeteria in Yorktown Heights. Special guests are head coaches Joe Alberici (Army) and Andy Copelan (Fairfield) and former Yorktown and Syracuse star Joe Ceglia, who was an college […]
Manhasset leaves little doubt, wins 118th Woodstick Classic
Top photo: Manhasset senior captain John Duvnjak celebrates the Indians’ 8-2 win over Garden City in the Woodstick Classic. Above photo: Matt Rubertone of Manhasset chases after Garden City’s Will Fuller. (Photo by newsphoto.com. For a gallery of photos from the game, click here.)
Wrapping up an eventful Saturday
Top photo: Put Valley’s Ryan Fitzgerald and Dillon Chesnut celebrate a goal in the Tigers’ 15-9 win over Rye. Photo above: Kyle Calabro lets it rip for PV. (Photos by Ray Gallagher) Click here for Section 1 photo galleries. For Section 1 commentary and features. For video highlights of the Yorktown-Darien game, […]
Showdown Saturday scores and highlights
Garden City at Manhasset. Yorktown at Darien. Ridgefield at Somers. Rye at Put Valley. Suffern at North Rockland. They’re here. The hype is over. Now it’s time to play those little things called games. Welcome to Showdown Saturday. We’ve previewed it extensively. (Click here if you have doubts.) Now it’s time to get to it.
Friday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
It’s Showdown Saturday Eve, and there are actually a few more games on the slate today than you might think. Before we get to today’s game, a quick note about tomorrow. Tomorrows Yorktown-Darien game will be dedicated to memory of Tom L. If you are a lacrosse player or coach in Yorktown or Darien, then […]
Are you following us on Twitter?
I’ve always wanted to say that. Well, not always. I mean, how long has Twitter been around? Three years. (I don’t know. Just a guess. OK, OK, I checked it out on wikipedia.) Any way, we have the icon to Tweet away with us on a few of our pages here at LaxLessons. But not […]
Showdown Saturday is almost upon us
I only wish I could make it to all of them. Realistically, three is going to be a stretch. But I’m going to try. (Other than the postseason tripleheaders, this will be a first for me. So stay tuned, my friends.)
A View from the Dome: Woodstick Classic Garden City vs. Manhasset
Sophomore attackman Brian Coleman and the Garden City Trojans have dominated recent meetings in the Woodstick Classic. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
We’re just two days away now from Showdown Saturday, folks. And you can read all about one of the big games coming up the nation’s longest standing high school lacrosse rivalry, in fact as we preview the Woodstick Classic between Manhasset and Garden City today. Today is the last busy day of action […]
Video: Neighbors' road to Hopkins
They’re next-door neighbors and best friends. Kevin Interlicchio and John Ranagan also happen to be two of the best boys lacrosse players in the nation.
Wednesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Most now view the FCIAC championship chase as a two-horse race between defending champion Darien and Ridgefield. Those two teams don’t meet till mid-May. But we may get a bit of an idea how the teams compare tonight when Darien visits Wilton.
Mike McKnight and the Ridgefield Tigers check in at No. 5 in the latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re just a few days away from Showdown Saturday, when there are no less than three marquee matchups featuring several of the leading teams in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. Yorktown […]
Tueday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updatess
We’re closing in on “Showdown Saturday,” gang. But there are plenty of big games between now and then. Including today.
Everybody's all-Americans: Let's hear your thoughts
Jack Doherty of Lakeland/Panas hopes to earn all-America honors for a second straight season. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) There’s a smattering of games on tap for today, folks, but nothing I would consider describing with our special LaxLessons.com term “mega matchup.” And with rain (and potentially lots of it) on the way any way, what […]
Monday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Are you ready for a brand spanking new week of action as the regular season hits the midway point. Are you ready for some rain? Those are the two main things we’ll be keeping an eye on today, gang.
Fazio comes up big for Rebels
Andrew Fazio, a 5-foot-1 junior long-stick midfielder for Lakeland/Panas, in action vs. Iona Prep on Saturday. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from the Lakeland/Panas-Iona Prep game, click here. Saturday scores and highlights The first thing you notice when you see Andrew Fazio on the lacrosse field is that his stick […]
Lakeland/Panas edges Iona Prep; Somers' Petre scores career-high six goals vs. Clarkstown South
Gus Guido had a big game on offense for Iona Prep, but the Gaels fell to Lakeland/Panas 10-9. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from the Lakeland/Panas-Iona Prep game, click here. Saturday scores and highlights Ward Melville deals Yorktown first loss
Ward Melville puts to rest "down" rumors, frustrates Yorktown
This was the year it was all supposed to be different for Yorktown. The highly touted ‘Huskers were finally going to slay the dragon that had been their nemesis for 30-plus years. Ward Melville was, by all accounts, supposedly in the midst of a rebuilding phase and simply not the juggernaut of a Long Island […]
Saturday scores and highlights
It’s one of the most tradition-rich high school lacrosse rivalries in the nation. And one of the most one-sided. Since 1980, Ward Melville vs. Yorktown has been a heated annual affair. It’s one of the marquee matchups in the region on tap for today. GET YOUR LAXLESSONS.COM PLAYER PROFILE NOW… Upload your profile now […]
Kuczma calls it quits as a player
Putnam Valley varsity coach Brian Kuczma informed me today that he has decided to retire from the MLL. “I made the decision today after months of being on the fence and long talks with the family,” he said.
Interview with Clarkstown South's Luke Haggerty
If you’re a Section 1 lax fan, there are plenty of afternoon games to pick from on Saturday. Among them: John Jay at Horace Greeley, Lakeland/Panas at Iona Prep and Ward Melville at Yorktown. But at 7:15 p.m., the red-hot Somers Tuskers will be hosting the Clarkstown South Vikings in what is an interesting game […]
Friday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
There’s a battle for the ball during the showdown between Garden City and Lynbrook between GC’s Brian Fischer and Lynbrook’s Alex Maini earlier this week. Garden City pulled out a 5-4 win. (Photo by newsphoto.com. For more photos from the game, click here.) It’s been a season of close calls for Bay Shore, which has […]
Is Section 1 Class B as wide open as we thought?
Somers junior Colin Tullgren (top) had four goals and two assists in the Tuskers’ big win today at Horace Greeley. Classmate Cole Partenza (below) scored twice. (Photos by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) For a photo gallery from Somers’ 15-8 win over Greeley, click here.
A couple of big showdowns in Suffolk. Some crucial games involving teams from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. It should be an interesting Thursday throughout the region today.
A View from the Dome: Upstate update
My fellow lax aficionados, In my continuing quest to keep everyone up to date on what the rest of New York state has to offer in each classification as we head toward June, Im going to add on to the bottom of every weekly View column a quick Top 10 with notes on the best […]
Wednesday's Today 5/Predictions/Score updates
Yesterday was Super Tuesday with plenty of big games that may foreshadow what we see in the postseason. In light of the matchups now in store, I guess we can call today Wild Wednesday.
Until they meet again?
As John Jay and Somers players lined up for the post-game handshake following Somers’ 10-7 win tonight, you could almost sense the feeling on both sides. That while it was a big game and, in fact, a very entertaining one it was just Round 1. I talked to players and coaches from both […]
West Islip has been a model of consistency since the debut of the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. The Lions have held on to the top spot since the outset. But there has been plenty of commotion in the other spots, folks. And that continues this week.
Tomorrow, Long Island will take center stage with some colossal confrontations on tap. But today, Section 1 is in the spotlight. Let’s call it Super Tuesday.
No. 1 on Sunday's Top 5 is LaxLessons.com/recruit
Hey gang – We have a HUGE week of games throughout the region. But No. 1 on Today’s Top 5 is not a contest at all. It’s a brand-new feature here at LaxLessons.com. We are proud to officially launch the much-awaited player profiles section of this site. You can see what all the excitement is […]
Interview: Manhasset senior Zac Koufakis
Zac Koufakis and the Manhasset Indians picked up a huge 14-13 win at Darien on Saturday. (Photo by Newsphoto.com. See more photos from this game at http://tinyurl.com/d2sw86.) NEW FEATURE: LaxLessons.com player profiles Be sure to get yours up, too!
"Battle of the Sound" lax lesson of the day: English
Instant classic. Titanic struggle. Flat-out war. Choose your overused cliché because each would be an appropriate summation of today’s “Battle of the Sound” opener between Manhasset and host Darien. When it was over, the Indians celebrated like they had just won a state championship. The Blue Wave, on the other hand, had the look of […]
Saturday selections/Score updates
The Somers Tuskers are off to a strong 2-1 start with their lone loss to Yorktown 11-6. The ‘Huskers, of course, are seventh in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national rankings and No. 3 in the latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. Now, Somers, which is unranked national and No. 19 in the LaxLessons.com rankings, […]
Preview: "Battle of the Sound"
Hey guys, Syracuse here. Without question, the marquee matchup this weekend in our region is Game 1 of the “Battle of the Sound” doubleheader at Darien, pitting the host Blue Wave against Manhasset at 12 p.m. If you survive that epic, you’re in for more good lacrosse in the second game as two of the country’s most […]
Yorktown, Chaminade blast into Under Armour/IL top 10
Thanks to an impressive start, featuring Kevin Interlicchio’s unheard of 26 goals in just three-plus games, Yorktown rocketed up 11 spots to No. 7 in this week’s Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse power rankings. Yorktown (4-0) was No. 22 in the publication’s preseason poll and moved up four spots last week, but after Saturday’s 14-10 win over […]
Interview: Ridgefield coach Roy Colsey
Headstrong, charismatic, supremely confident … all these superlatives sum up Roy Colsey. The new Ridgefield coach opened a new chapter in his illustrious career with a lopsided win over Bridgeport Central on Wednesday. The sky appears to be the limit for his team in 2009. Colsey has some high expectations, desires he says his players […]
John Jay has won four straight Class B Section 1 championships. But having lost three all-Americans and with a sophomore filled with 13 sophomores, many seem to feel the Indians’ dynasty is in seriously danger. Those who do invariably point to Somers as the team that could well dethrone the Tuskers. Now, hold on. There […]
A View from the Dome: Breaking down the FCIAC
As far as Roy Colsey is concerned, his first season as Ridgefield coach will be all about gaining respect. And the former All-American at Yorktown and Syracuse is ready to do just about anything to make sure his team gets it. No, seriously, anything. We will play anyone, Colsey said. This team does not get the credit it […]
Wednesday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates
Hey Fairfield – Hop on board. Today, programs throughout Fairfield join the rest of the region by getting their seasons started. And there are a couple of noteworthy coaching debuts.
It was a very telling Tuesday
Just check these scores, folks. Lindenhurst 8, Ward Melville 5. Comeswogue 11, Manhasset 10, OT. John Jay 13, Rye 7. Yorktown 11, Somers 6. What a day. Where do we start? For video highlights of the Somers-Yorktown game, click here.
Looking back, last week’s Top 25, our second edition of the season, wound up being the proverbial calm before the storm. There were just a few cosmetic changes from our first rankings. But wait till you see what’s happened this week.
Daniel Lohrfink of Byram Hills scores on this shot with 3:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, lifting Byram Hills to a 7-6 victory over Bronxville today in Armonk. It was one of many big games today, including some huge upsets on Long Island, where Ward Melville and Manhasset both suffered losses. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Monday's Top 5/Score updates
Happy Monday, gang. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather this week. Starting today. Rain is supposed to arrive mid-morning and continue through mid-afternoon. Of course, unless there is heavy rain or thunderstorms, lax is usually played (depending on field conditions.) Stay tuned.
Weekend wrap-up: It's time to pay close attention to Ridgefield
Hey guys, Syracuse here. Well, this much is known: Through a handful of games, Yorktown is very much for real. St. Anthony’s may be more hype than actual substance. Manhasset appears to be one of the top teams on Long Island and probably the state and rebuilding John Jay will do whatever is necessary to […]
A few quick college notes
Our friend Syracuse will be weighing in with some more thoughts on the weekend action and we will be unveiling some video interviews we taped last night after the Manhasset-John Jay game. So stay tuned for that. But first, a couple of quick college notes.
Can anyone stop him?
That’s the question teams and players throughout the region are asking these days about Johns Hopkins-bound Yorktown junior Kevin Interlicchio. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) So far, in two-and-a-half games (he sat out the second half of Yorktown’s season-opening win over North Rockland), the answer has been a resounding no as Interlicchio has scored an astonishing […]
Somers handles Hud, braces for Yorktown; Lakeland/Panas rolls
Hey everybody, Syracuse here. So much love is thrown Joe Marasco’s way — and rightfully so — but if you think this Somers team is a one-man show, think again. Greg Petre is the real deal — and the Tuskers have several others that will make them a very serious threat in the fight for this season’s Section […]
Showdown Saturday/Scoreboard updates
A couple of Long Island vs. Westchester showdowns. A huge Section 1 rivalry game. A West Coast visitor coming to Westchester. A men’s college tripleheader, marking the first time lax has ever been played at Giants Stadium. If you’re a lax fan, you probably wish you had a clone today to catch it all. Welcome […]
Friday's Top 5/Score updates
A little rain almost never gets in the way of a good lax game, as we all know, gang. But thunderstorms. And lightning. Well, then, all bets are off. That’s the situation we could and I emphasize could find ourselves in later today. But for now, “Today’s Top 5/Score updates” marches on. Be […]
For starters, Somers, John Jay get big wins
Sophomore attackman Mike Daniello scores on this first-quarter shot, giving John Jay a 2-1 lead. The Indians came from behind in the third quarter and outscored Brewster by 7-2 in the second half in recording an 11-6 victory today. (Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The leading contenders in Section 1 Class B both came away with big wins […]
Thursday's Top 5/Score updates
St. Anthony’s vs. Chaminade. You don’t have to say much more than that. The longtime CHSAA powerhouses will be renewing their rivalry today at 4:15 p.m. at Chaminade. St. Anthony’s is No. 2 in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings. Chaminade is No. 7.
Interview: Rye's Donald Keough
There’s no secret no secret behind Rye’s success during its run to four straight sectional titles. Defense. One of the stars on D for the Garnets has been Donald Keough. Assigned to cover the opposing team’s best offensive player, Keough has routinely produced some pretty impressive results, including last year against Chris Bocklet and John […]
ESG fate now appears to be decided
Just received word moments ago that the Empire State Games’ fate for 2009 has now been all but sealed. Though there has been no announcement yet, I’ve been told the decision has been made to cancel this summer’s Games and that coaches have been told they will not be needed this summer.
Recruiting seminar in Yorktown
There are few things more complex and confusing than the college recruiting process. On Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Yorktown Heights, we will be bringing together an impressive panels of folks who can help provide some insight and answers.
Wednesday's Top 5/Score updates
Three intriguing Long Island showdowns highlight today’s slate. Here’s a rundown. Be sure to check back later for score updates.
A View from the Dome: Let's talk state titles
The season is about to begin in earnest in New York, so I figure its high time I lay out there who I think will ultimately get to Rochester come June 6. I will stop short of actually predicting a champion in each classification, but I will throw out there four teams in each class […]