Scoreboard Central: Friday/4.30.10

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We’re almost there, folks. Tomorrow, our full slate of “Rivalry Weekend” games will be in full swing. (And in case you haven’t done so already, be sure to weigh in with your picks in our rotating polls on Manhasset-Garden City, Yorktown-Lakeland/Panas and New Canaan-Darien.) But first, I have some scheduling news to report.

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/4.29.10

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Nick Grasso and Fox Lane (6-2), coming off a four-overtime win against Pleasantville, host Byram Hills tonight at 7 at Fox Lane Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re now just a couple of days away from the most anticipated Saturday of the season since opening weekend. But we have some big battles on tap […]

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/4.28.10

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We’re getting closer to what promises to be an eventful weekend. Among the action on tap Saturday will be the renewal of the nation’s premier varsity lacrosse rivalry, Garden City vs. Manhasset. Also squaring off that day will be rivals from the Hudson Valley (Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas) and Connecticut (New Canaan and Darien). As we […]

Lax Lesson of the Week: Upstate

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A savvy quick hit play that not only looks good but if ran with proper timing and spacing will lead to that big last second goal.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/4.27.10

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Nick Mariano was one of six different players to score the first six goals of the game for Yorktown in a 13-7 win last night at Somers. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)

Scoreboard Central: Monday/4.26.10

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Senior midfielder Kevin Dachille and the Garden City Trojans host New Canaan today at 4:15 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’ve reached the unofficial midway point of the regular season and have quite a week on tap. It starts on Monday with a couple of marquee matchups and ends on Saturday with two of the […]

Reader’s perspective: Thoughts on Yorktown’s big win over Chaminade

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Yorktown senior goaltender Derek Koelsch came up big today with 15 saves as the Huskers beat Chaminade 11-9 for their third straight win and fourth in the last six meetings against the Flyers. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The tripleheader that made up the “Lead the Way Lacrosse Day of Heroes” at St. Anthony’s today is […]

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/4.24.10

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Matt Gillan (No. 2), Will Himler, center, and the Chaminade Flyers face Yorktown in Game 2 of a showcase tripleheader today at St. Anthony’s in South Huntington. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) What’s better than a big inter-sectional Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut lacrosse showdown on a sunny Saturday? How about three of them. All at the same […]

Reader’s perspective: SWLAX analyzes new Section 1 playoff seeding formula

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From time to time, we will be highlighting comments from you folks here in our new “Reader’s perspective” feature. On today’s agenda, a look at the new formula for playoff seedings in Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties) as a result of the new geographically aligned league structure and elimination of the so-called […]

Scoreboard Central: Friday/4.23.10

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Coach Jeff Brameier and his Darien team have a tradition of playing close games against Manhasset. Will that continue Saturday? Weigh in with your thoughts in our latest poll question. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re now just a day away from a special day of lacrosse throughout the region, folks. It’s a day that’s not […]

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/4.22.10

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Yorktown has had plenty to celebrate in its annual meetings against Mahopac. The rivals square off again today at 4:30 p.m. at Yorktown’s Charlie Murphy Field. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/4.21.10

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The John Jay coaching brain trust of, left to right, head coach Tim Schurr and assistants Geoff Nolan and Mike Bocklet discuss strategy yesterday at halftime of the Indians’ 13-10 win over visiting Horace Greeley. Also shown is assistant John Carrozza, far left, warming up the goalie. Nolan, Bocklet and Carrozza are all John Jay […]

Lax Lesson of the Week: The Rocker Step

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The Rocker Step Dodge is another dodge from behind the cage. Works best when used off of the Question Mark Dodge. It’s just as important to be a step ahead mentally on your defensemen as it is physically.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/4.20.10

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It’s one of the more action packed Tuesdays of the season with plenty of intriguing games throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

Scoreboard Central: Monday/4.19.10

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It will be a busy week of action as we approach the midway point of the regular season. The week will be capped by a tripleheader at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington on Saturday featuring six of the top programs in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

Reader’s perspective: “Route 35″ breaks down Hudson Valley action so far

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Junior goaltender Cameron Stephens made 15 saves as Fox Lane defeated Briarcliff 11-4 on Saturday. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) From time to time, we will be highlighting comments from you folks here in our new “Reader’s perspective” feature. Long Island teams have gotten most of the acclaim thanks to some impressive out-of-section wins. (Speaking of […]

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/4.17.10

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This is a unique Saturday in that many of the premier programs from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region will be playing outside the area today. More on that in a minute. But if you are looking for a marquee matchup around these parts, we recommend a couple of games to check out.

Scoreboard Central: Friday/4.16.10

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We talked earlier this week in this space about how the days of dominant teams rolling through the competition in high school lacrosse is a thing of the past. Almost as if to make sure we were paying attention came this result from yesterday. Walt Whitman 11, Ward Melville 10.

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/4.15.10

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Here’s the story. Well, maybe just the first part of it. Somers and John Jay, the two teams that played last June in the Section 1 Class B final, will be meeting for the first time since then, facing off tonight at 7 p.m. in Cross River.

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/4.14.10

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It’s been spreading from coast to coast through all levels of lacrosse. We’re talking about parity, folks. The days of dominant teams rolling past whatever competition comes their way are over just about everywhere. And now, here in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

Lax Lesson of the Week: Offensive Playbook – Treo

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Ran out of an offset 1-2-3 set. A longer play to execute with a fair amount of ball and player movement. Tell your players to keep their heads up because one of the three players cutting off of screens are bound to be open.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/4.13.10

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The battle for Catholic school supremacy on Long Island has annually been a two-horse race between national powers St. Anthony’s and Chaminade. This season is no different.

Big City Classic photos

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An NCAA regular-season record crowd of 25,710 was on hand Saturday as the new Meadowlands Stadium made its debut by hosting the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. Plenty of local players were involved in the three games  that made up the event, including a heavy John Jay presence.

Scoreboard Central: Monday/4.12.10

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Are you ready for what promises to be a busy — and eventful — week of action? Well, ready or not, here we go.

Mahopac gets signature win by beating Somers 11-9

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John Brandofino had three goals and two assists as he picked up his first win over Somers during his four-year varsity career. (File photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The Mahopac Indians picked up the kind of signature win that they have been eagerly pursuing for more than three seasons tonight with an 11-9 win against defending […]

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/4.10.10

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On a day in which the new Meadowlands Stadium makes its debut with a lax — not football — event, the Big City Classic men’s tripleheader, it’s a busy day of high school action. Among the games on tap — one of the most tradition-rich rivalries in the nation. But it’s also been pretty one-sided. […]

Scoreboard Central: Friday/4.9.10

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When sports fans discuss the importance of rankings, I have always maintained that, though they are hardly scientific, they  serve an important purpose. They get people talking — and even arguing. I mean, isn’t conflict what sports is all about? Without it, there would be no sports of any sort to speak of. Which brings […]

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/4.8.10

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Ridgefield won the FCIAC title for the first time in school history last year. But the Tigers, who start the season with a 5:30 p.m. game at Staples, lost four Division I players from that team, including University of Virginia freshman Matt White. So some new faces will need to step up if Ridgefield is […]

Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/4.7.10

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Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, come on down. You’re the next lax league to get things started. And there will be games galore as the FCIAC regular season gets under way.

Lax Lesson of the Week: X Step Shooting

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Video breakdown of proper footwork mechanics for a harder shot. Other sports know it as a crow-hop, here at LaxLessons we call it the X-Step.

Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/4.6.10

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A new era officially begins at Arlington today as first-year head coach Donny Connolly makes his debut as the Admirals take on Haldane. It will be a whirlwind week for Connolly and Arlington. On Friday, they visit North Salem before hosting Kennedy Catholic and its new coaches, Nick and Vinny Savastano, on Saturday.

Scoreboard Central: Monday/4.5.10

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Now, the FCIAC gets in on the act. The start of the season in one of the nation’s most tradition-rich conferences highlights this week’s action. But we’re still a couple of days away from the FCIAC season openers. As for today, it’s an extremely quiet one throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region with just a […]

College lax event marks new Meadowlands’ debut

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A large contingent of players and coaches with ties to the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region will be a part of history on Saturday. That’s because lax will be the inaugural event in the nation’s newest NFL venue as the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., makes its debut on Saturday, April by hosting the […]

Scoreboard Central: Saturday/4.3.10

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It’s time. Time for “Showdown Saturday,” one of the most eagerly anticipated early season slate of games in the history of Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut lacrosse.

‘Showdown Saturday’ is just a day away

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Mike Daniello scores one of his four goals in John Jay’s 18-8 season-opening win over visiting Brewster yesterday. The Indians are now preparing for tomorrow’s 1 p.m. showdown at rival Yorktown at Charlie Murphy Field. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) The weather is supposed to be just great for both today and tomorrow. We’re talking 70s […]

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/4.1.10

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Phil Schaefer scored the winning goal in overtime as Sachem North stunned the top-ranked team in the nation, West Islip, 13-12, yesterday. (Photo by Ray Nelson) A new era in John Jay lacrosse history officially begins today. Tim Schurr makes his head-coaching debut as John Jay hosts Brewster in a 4:30 p.m. game on John […]