White Plains to host downstate semis; New York State tournament bracket outline

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Glenn D. Loucks Stadium, which has been a big hit as host site of the Section 1 championship tripleheader the last two years, will be the venue for the downstate New York semifinals this year, matching the Long Island champ versus the Section 1/2/9 representative. Once today’s games are done, plenty […]

Gameday Saturday, 4/30: Woodstick Classic, Chaminade-Yorktown highlight slate that includes big interstate contests

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Johns Hopkins-bound senior midfielder Tom Gordon and Garden City hope to beat rival Manhasset, the two-time defending Class C state champ, in the 120th edition of the Woodstick Classic today at 7 p.m. at Manhasset. The host Indians have moved up this season to Class B, where Garden City made the […]

Gameday Friday, 4/29: WI, WM, Smithtown West back in action; Somers hosts Put Valley; Bronxvilles faces Mamaroneck

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior crease attackman Brett Emanuel and Somers host two-time defending Section 1 Class C champ Putnam Valley today in a game that was scheduled for yesterday, but postponed by thunderstorms. Somers won the 2009 Class B sectional title. We’re just a day away from Woodstick, gang. The nation’s longest uninterrupted high […]

Gameday Thursday, 4/28: Ridgefield hosts Wilton; Greenwich visits LP; John Jay and Greeley, Fox Lane and Rye face off

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Mahopac visits Putnam County rival Brewster today at 4:30 p.m. They’ll be talking about it for a long time to come. The two teams that have met for the Suffolk Class A title the last six years, one of which — West Islip — has won four state titles during that […]

IL Podcast: Previewing the big showdowns

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The Darien-Manhasset game is in the books, but, as we’ve talked about, there are plenty more big showdowns coming up today and the rest of the week. Geoff Shannon of Inside Lacrosse and I talked about them, and also took a look at the entire tristate area in a podcast for InsideLacrosse.com. You can check […]

Gameday Wednesday, 4/27: Ward Melville hopes to break through vs. West Islip; Darien, St. Anthony's square off

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com The Ward Melville Patriots renew their rivalry with West Islip in a clash of unbeatens today at 6:30 p.m. at Ward Melville. The teams have met in the Suffolk Class A title game six straight years. Saturday’s Woodstick Classic game between Garden City and Manhasset may wind up being Round 1, […]

Gameday Tuesday, 4/26: We're back from break, and everyone — well, almost — is in action in the nation's No. 1 lax hotbed today

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Connor Kelly and Fairfield Prep renew their rivalry with Chaminade today. It’s the busiest day of the season, folks. We’ve reached about the halfway point and schools have returned from break, and, after a day back of practice, they’re all playing today. Well, almost all. You’d be hard-pressed to find a […]

Gameday Monday, 4/25: Darien-Manhasset showdown of state champs is the first of several marquee matchups this week

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Graham Maybell and the Darien Blue Wave hope to avenge for a 9-5 loss to Manhasset last season when the teams play tonight at 7 p.m. at Manhasset. Here we go. It’s the first day of perhaps the most eventful week — from start to finish — of the regular season. […]

Weekend college schedule/results

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Photo by Charles Ward Former West Islip star Nicky Galasso, an attackman at North Carolina, was voted ACC freshman of the year last week. He also became the first-ever Tar Heel freshman to earn all-ACC honors. Above, Galasso goes one-on-one against former John Jay star Ryder Bohlander of Maryland. The first postseason conference tournament wrapped […]

Somers vs. LP game will feature "Town vs. Town" event

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John Hufnagel, the director of the Shrub Oak Boys Youth Program passed along information about activities surrounding the varsity game between Somers and host Lakeland/Panas set for Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor. On that day, the Shrub Oak Youth Program and the Lakeland/Panas and Somers varsity […]

Gameday Saturday, 4/23: Interesting mix of intersectional/interstate showdowns with some rivalry games

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Clarkstown South, which has won two straight one-goal games against rival Nyack, hosts the Indians tonight at 7 p.m. We’ve been down this road before, gang. Just like last Saturday, rain is once again in the forecast. But unlike last week at this time, conditions are expected to improve — not worsen — as the […]

Clarkstown South initiates effort to support troops

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It’s been our pleasure to pass along news of several charitable endeavors by varsity teams throughout the area the last few days. Now, here is some info about an undertaking in support of U.S. troops overseas taken by the Clarkstown South boys lacrosse team and scheduled around its annual showdown against rival Clarkstown North. The […]

Report: Michigan set to launch D-I lax

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The Division I lacrosse world looks like it will be welcoming a big new addition. The University of Michigan is ready to announce it will be adding Division I programs for both men’s and women’s lacrosse, according to a report by Terry Foy at InsideLacrosse.com. You can check out the story by clicking here. It […]

You make the call: Who will win the big showdowns?

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Chaminade and West Islip battle it out during their meeting earlier this season. The two teams have big games next week. Chaminade plays at Yorktown. West Islip visits Ward Melville. It’s a huge week for big games next week. We are rotating our poll question, asking for your vote on who […]

Mahopac doubleheader for a good cause

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Tuesday’s lacrosse doubleheader at Mahopac High School will benefit a special cause. All proceeds will be donated to the local American Cancer Society. Mahopac’s varsity girls team plays Yorktown at 4:30 p.m., followed by the boys game against Hen Hud at 7 p.m. “We are calling it ‘Playing for the Cure,’ ” Mahopac boys co-head […]

Gameday Thursday, 4/21: West Point doubleheader, Wantagh-GC, Greenwich-Wilton clashes highlight slate

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com St. Joseph’s of Trumbull, which has emerged as one of Connecticut’s top programs the last few years, visits New Canaan at 4 p.m. today at Dunning Stadium. Let’s play two at Shea. No, we’re not talking about baseball and the Mets’ old ballpark, folks. We’re talking about West Point. As in […]

Somers-Yorktown game will benefit Stephanie Crispinelli Fund

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This year’s annual game between neighboring rivals Somers and Yorktown, set for Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m.at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown, will benefit the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund. Here’s more info that was sent to me today  by Linda Schuldt, the mother of Yorktown senior Ty Schuldt and one of the parents involved […]

Gameday Wednesday, 4/20: New Canaan hopes to snap Summit streak; Darien, Ytown and Mount Sinai/SWR renew rivalries

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com A.J. Pesacov and the Arlington Admirals visit John Jay at 11 a.m. today. Summit of New Jersey has the longest active win streak in the tristate area at 52 games. And counting. And for the second straight time, an FCIAC team will try to end it. The Hilltoppers host New Canaan […]

Gameday Tuesday, 4/19: Bronxville visits Put Valley; Suffern hosts White Plains; Chaminades plays Fordham Prep

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior defenseman Luke Dutton and unbeaten Bronxville, who have never advanced to a Section 1 championship game, face six-time sectional finalist and two-time defending Class C champ Put Valley today. Section 1 takes center stage today. Bronxville, which has never advance to a sectional final in its history, sure looks like […]

Gameday Monday, 4/18: New Ro off to hot start; Red-hot West Islip visits Smithtown East

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Most schools are on break this week, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of games. And some big ones. One team that has a couple of big tests is Yorktown. The Huskers, coming off a 12-11 OT loss to Mahopac, face six-time Connecticut state champ Darien on Wednesday before […]

Weekend college results

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Photo by Ray Nelson Before we get to the schedule, ever wonder what a major D-I locker room is like? Well, the facilities at Syracuse are as good as anywhere, of course. So here’s a video tour of the Orange’s locker-room facilities from lacrosseplayground.com. Now, here’s this weekend’s schedule: Friday ACC semifinals at Duke: Maryland […]

Still the one? West Islip re-establishes itself as national power

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Back-to-back wins over Sachem North and Chaminade (above) last week have re-established West Islip as a national power. The West Islip Lions had to take a hit. A big hit. After all, losing Nick Galasso, Long Island’s all-time leading scorer and the staple of the team’s run of four state titles […]

What a day: Haverford, WI, Brunswick win; Mahopac downs Y'town in 2OT; LP edges Rye; 'Set beats JJ; Summit streak at 52

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Photo by Richard Rector/MaxPreps.com Haverford’s Will McNamara (front) battles Darien’s Brandon Coley during the host Fords’ 11-5 victory today at the third annual Checking for Cancer Classic in Hanover, Pa. In a day marked by much-awaited interstate and intersectional matchups, Haverford and West Islip came away with impressive wins. Haverford pulled away for an 11-5 […]

Gameday Saturday, 4/16: Darien, Ridgefield on national stage; WI-Chaminade, JJ-'Set, Y'town-'Pac, Salisbury-Brunswick collide

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Among the big games today: Christian Bonaventura and six-time Section 1 finalist Rye host defending Class A sectional champ Lakeland/Panas at 2:30 p.m. Welcome to Crossover Saturday, gang. Today’s slate features all sorts of interesting, intriguing and anticipated intersectional and interstate showdowns. More on that, of course, in a moment. In […]

Gameday Friday, 4/15: Some good contests close to home today

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Fairfield Prep players had plenty to celebrate earlier this week as the Jesuits easily handled Cheshire 12-2. Last year, Cheshire beat FP three times, including 9-8 in the Class L state final. The average price of gas in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, is […]

Gameday Thursday, 4/14: Wilton-Darien; Greenwich-New Canaan; Somers-Mahopac; Lakeland/Panas-Put Valley highlight slate

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Kevin Cousin and the Somers Tuskers renew their rivalry against Mahopac today at 6 p.m. at Mahopac. Former Chicago Cubs great and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks famously said, “Let’s play two,” to illustrate his love for the game and desire to play a doubleheader on any given day. Fans in the […]

Torey steps in, steps up as Blue Wave's new goalie

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Dylan Torey in action Saturday during Darien’s 13-6 win at Greenwich. The Darien Blue Wave are stacked with talent at all the field positions. But they entered the season with an unproven commodity in goal. Dylan Torey, a senior first-year starter, has answered the call. In the Blue Wave’s big 13-6 […]

Gameday Wednesday, 4/13: Rockland teams renew rivalries; Smithtown West, Ward Melville complete suspended game

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Brandon Gamblin of Sachem North controls during yesterday’s 12-9 loss to West Islip. Maybe the Suffolk County coaches were right, after all. They voted West Islip as the top team in the county in the preseason even though the Lions were hit hard by the graduation of Long Island’s all-time leading […]

Gameday Tuesday, 4/12: It’s Super Tuesday as Suffolk powers collide; FCIAC finalists Greenwich, New Canaan meet

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com UMass-bound Michael Andreassi and Sachem North hope to beat West Islip for the second straight year. The Suffolk County championships won’t be played for another month and a half. But if you look at today’s schedule, you may get the idea that the calendar has somehow fast-forwarded. Consider these matchups set […]

It's official: Haverford vs. Darien will be No. 1 vs. No. 2

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File photo by Edouard Boulat Saturday’s 11 a.m. showdown between Haverford (Pa.) and Darien at the third annual Checking for Cancer Classic in Hanover, Pa., is now officially all that. (Darien is shown above after winning its sixth straight state title last year.) And it’s a matchup of the consensus top two teams in the […]

Gameday Monday, 4/11: It's the start of an interesting week

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Junior midfielder Frank Buffalino of Syosset is among the players from the nation’s No. 1 lax hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, looking forward to a big week. The Braves, who are coming off an 8-7 double-OT win against Hicksville, have three games this week. It promises to be an interesting […]

Weekend college schedule/scoreboard

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Photo by Ray Nelson Duke, which fell to Denver 12-9 in a game played at Bethpage High School, hopes to bounce back this week. Here’s a rundown of the D-I action on tap for this weekend, including a look at what games you can watch on TV, followed by scores of games already completed this […]

Section 1, 11 Class A races living up to hype so far; Wild and crazy New Canaan-Somers game; Darien gets revenge

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Photo by Dave Anderson/MaxPreps.com That’s the topic of this week’s tristate lacrosse notebook at InsideLacrosse.com. We also talk about John Jay’s growing list of college commitments, the wild and crazy New Canaan-Somers game, and Darien’s measure of revenge against Greenwich. Be sure to check it out by clicking here. Also, gang, yesterday we went over […]

Gameday Saturday, 4/9: Darien visits Greenwich; Garden City hosts St. Paul's; Lakeland/Panas visits Suffern

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Junior attackman Conor Gately hopes to help Yorktown improve to 3-0 when the Huskers play at Shenendehowa. A mix of rivalry games and intriguing tests for regional powers against out-of-state teams highlight today’s slate. As far as rivalries go, Darien and Greenwich square off at 3 p.m. in Greenwich. Last year, […]

Branca bound for Fairfield, giving John Jay 14 college commits

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com We’re on the brink of another big Saturday of games. But that doesn’t mean the recruiting news is on hold, folks. If you checked our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” yesterday, you learned that Tom Branca, a junior goaltender at John Jay, has committed to Fairfield University. The 5-foot-10 lefty […]

Gameday Friday, 4/8: Defending Section 1 Class A champ Lakeland/Panas, national power Salisbury gets things started

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Photo by Edouard Boulat It was a relatively light Thursday, but there were some interesting results as updated on our “Gameday Thursday” thread. Among them: * Iona Prep, coming off a tough one-goal loss to rival Fordham Prep, held off Rye 10-7. * Garden City won 14-7 against California’s San Ramon Valley, which next plays […]

Weekend college scoreboard

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Friday Maryland 10, Navy 4 Johns Hopkins 11, Albany 6 Saturday Syracuse 7, Princeton 5 Virginia 11, North Carolina 10, OT Cornell 13, Harvard 12 Bucknell 8, Army 7 Denver 12, Duke 9 Yale 9, Dartmouth 7 Air Force 12, Bellarmine 7 Brown 13, Penn 12 Siena 13, Jacksonville 12 St. John’s 9, Providence 6 […]

Mazzone has Ward Melville thinking big after Garden City win

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Photos by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com It was not only a non-league game, but a non-section game as well. We’re talking about Ward Melville’s 10-7 win over Garden City, a team some ranked as the best squad in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area in the preseason (though we gave the nod to Darien for that honor […]

Ward Melville in, John Jay out in Under Armour/IL Top 25

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The big games played last Saturday resulted in a shakeup in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 National Rankings. Garden City, which had been ranked No. 2 nationally, moved down to No. 8 after its 10-7 loss to Ward Melville. The Patriots, meanwhile, checked in to the rankings at No. 13. Darien moved up from […]

Gameday Thursday, 4/7: GC hosts a visitor from Cali; Connolly, Arlington take on Yorktown; Carmel, Mahopac start lax rivalry

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior middie Michael Hirson controls against Eastchester during the Raiders’ 9-6 win yesterday. Connecticut joined the rest of the region in starting its season yesterday. Six-time defending Class M state champ Darien easily handled 2010 Class S finalist and 2009 Class S champ St. Joseph’s-Trumbull 18-4. Third-year coach Roy Colsey’s Ridgefield […]

Gameday Wednesday, 4/6: Connecticut teams get things started

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com As far as early season Tuesdays go, it was a pretty eventful one, headline by Chaminade winning “Round 1″ over rival St. Anthony’s 10-5 (photo from yesterday’s game above and article here). Also yesterday, John Jay handled Rye 10-6; Fordham Prep stunned Iona Prep 10-9; West Islip beat Connetquot 8-7 in […]

Hackley junior standout Ahmad decides on Dartmouth

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The season is off to a roaring start, folks. Today alone, we’ve had plenty of big games to banter about. Chaminade defeated St. Anthony’s; John Jay handled Rye; Fordham Prep stunned Iona Prep; and West Islip beat Connetquot in OT. To name just a few of the more interesting outcomes. The steady stream of games […]

Gameday Tuesday, 4/5: It's Round 1 – St. A's vs. Chaminade

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Sophomore attackman Jack Grass scored four goals on Saturday as Bronxville started the season in impressive fashion, winning 9-1 at Fox Lane. It’s become an annual routine. CHSAA play twice during the regular season (usually splitting those two games), with the rubber match in the postseason for the championship. Will this […]

Gameday Monday, 4/4: Busy week follows eventful weekend

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com There were plenty of big games this past weekend in Long Island, highlighted by host Ward Melville’s 10-7 win over Garden City. Long Island teams start their third full week of games this week while Connecticut teams start things out. Hey Connecticut, come on down. That’s the main storyline for this […]

Yorktown comes up big against John Jay

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Photo by Ray Nelson Yorktown’s Frank Fusco goes one-on-one against Jake Weil during the Huskers’ 12-7 season-opening win at John Jay. There weren’t too many areas Yorktown didn’t exceed expectations in tonight as the Huskers rolled past archrival John Jay 12-7 before an overflow crowd in Cross River. For the box score, video highlights and […]

Gameday Saturday, 4/2: Garden City/Ward Melville, Ytown/JJ, Delbarton/St. A's showdowns highlight slate

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com What a day for lax. It’s the first full Saturday of action of the season, and almost on cue, temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 50s under partly cloudy skies. So are you ready? Wait. I couldn’t hear you. Let’s try again. Are you ready? That’s better. First […]

Gameday Friday, 4/1: Weather forces some postponements already; Familiar foes Manhasset, CSH scheduled to square off

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com We start what should be a busy — and eventful — weekend with an eye on the weather. The fast-moving Nor’easter that is sweeping its way through the region through Thursday night and Friday morning has already resulted in several postponements. The showdown between New Jersey power Delbarton and two-time New […]