Here are your Hudson Valley All-Americans

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Notre Dame-bound Jack Near is one of two Bronxville seniors named to the All-America team, along with Georgetown-bound Charlie McCormick. All-American in lacrosse is one of the most prestigious honors a high school athlete can achieve. In the next week or so, we’ll be finding out who earned that honor from […]

Gameday Tuesday, 5/31: Set-GC highlights Nassau finals tripleheader at Hofstra; HV All-Americans to be selected

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Johns Hopkins University-bound senior midfielder Tommy Gordon and Garden City will play Round 2 against archrival Manhasset at 6 p.m. today at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium in the Nassau County Class B title game. Ever since we passed along the news last fall that Manhasset, the two-time defending Class C state […]

It's Maryland vs. Virginia for national title today

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Photo by Ray Nelson Mercyhurst took the Division III national title yesterday by beating Adelphi 9-8. Final Four/National Championship Weekend at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore wraps up today with the Division I men’s national championship game. It will be Maryland vs. Virginia at 3:30 p.m. If you’re not in B-More, you can catch the […]

LaxLessons Facebook Group has moved; Follow new Fan Page

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Facebook is phasing out old “Group” pages, so our LaxLessons “Group” page will soon no longer exist. Please take a minute to “Like” the LaxLessons Facebook Fan Page by going to this link: http://www.facebook.com/laxlessons While you’re at it, be sure to suggest the page to your Facebook friends, too. We hope you’re enjoying the days […]

Quite a week: A look back and a look ahead

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Coach Roy Colsey led Ridgefield to its second FCIAC title game appearance in his three years as Tigers’ coach. Ridgefield fell to Darien 10-7. The Tigers beat the Blue Wave in overtime in the 2009 title game. Well, it was quite a week, folks. Conference champs were crowned in Connecticut, and, the state tournament has […]

Region will be well-represented at Under Armour All-America game

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A total of 15 players from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, have been selected to play for the North team at the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPNU, is set for Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at Towson […]

Gameday Saturday, 5/28: NCAA Final Four; Darien states its 'Case'; Fairfield Prep, Newtown win titles; CIAC tourney starts today

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Photo by Ray Nelson Denver coach Bill Tierney and his Duke counterpart, John Danowski, shake hands after the teams’ regular-season meeting, won by Denver 12-9. If the teams both win today in the Final Four, it will be a Denver vs. Duke NCAA Division I title game on Memorial Day. Happy Memorial Day Weekend, gang. […]

Connecticut state tournament schedule

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The CIAC tournament gets under way on Saturday with qualifying-round games. You can check out the brackets for divisions L, M and S below: Class L Class M Class S Here’s a rundown of the defending champions: Class L: Cheshire Class M: Darien Class S: Weston Be sure to weigh in by voting in our […]

Gameday Friday, 5/27: Pac, Ytown, Bville take Section 1 crowns; FCIAC , SWC, SCC title games on tap; Suffolk Class A semis set

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Duke University-bound junior attackman Case Matheis and top-seeded Darien will meet Ridgefield in the FCIAC title game tonight for the second time in the last three years. From start to finish, the Darien Blue Wave have dominated the FCIAC this season. Darien is 12-0 in conference games, outscoring its opponents by […]

Gameday Thursday, 5/26: Section 1, 9 championship tripleheaders today; Long Island semis, Flyers-Friars at Hofstra

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Colgate University-bound senior midfielder Forrest Walter and John Jay are looking to defend their Section 1 Class B title today at 5:30 p.m. when they take on Yorktown. This is John Jay’s eighth straight sectional final and Yorktown’s 32nd straight. It’s time. Time to crown our first sectional champions. Section 1 […]

Gameday Central, Wednesday, 5/25: Finals schedule for sections 1, 9 and FCIAC; LI semifinals start; SWC/SCC semis also today

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Photo by Ray Nelson/MaxPreps.com Johns Hopkins-bound Mike Pellegrino during action yesterday for Connetquot in its 10-9 Suffolk County Class A quarterfinal-round win over Sachem North yesterday. We now have our Section 1, Section 9 and FCIAC finalists. And some interesting happenings on Long Island. If you’re just joining us, welcome to Championship Week. Connetquot, the […]

Gameday Tuesday, 5/24: FCIAC, Section 1 Class C semifinals, Long Island quarterfinals highlight today's postseason slate

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Championship Week is really just getting started. But it will have to go a long way to top what happened yesterday. In what were undoubtedly two of the most memorable Section 1 semifinals in history, defending champions Lakeland/Panas (Class A) and John Jay (Class B) advanced to the finals in the most dramatic fashion possible […]

Gameday Monday, 5/23: Championship Week continues as Section 1 Class A, B semis set; Nassau quarterfinals at Hofstra

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Mahopac will be looking to advance to the Section 1 championship game for the first time since 2005 when it hosts White Plains in the semifinals today. Championship Week continues in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, gang. Well, we should qualify that. That’s because […]

Gameday Sunday, 5/22: Section 1 Class C takes center stage; Maryland vs. Syracuse, Notre Dame vs. Duke in NCAAs

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Photo by Ray Nelson Mercyhurst picked up a 14-4 win over defending national champion C.W. Post on Saturday in the Division II semifinals. Today, in the D-I quarterfinals, Syracuse hosts Maryland and Notre Dame plays Duke in a rematch of last year’s national title game, won by Duke. So far, at least, when it comes […]

Connecticut, Long Island, Hudson Valley playoff updates; Marasco mom enjoys memorable stretch

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Be sure to check out Joe Lombardi’s “High School Insider” column at InsideLacrosse.com by clicking here.

Gameday Saturday, 5/21: Rye, JJ to battle; Arlington hosts LP; Mamaroneck visits Suffern; FCIACs start; Huntington faces Islip

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com University at Albany-bound defenseman Tyler Fahey and Yorktown host Brewster in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1 Class B playoffs. Yorktown is looking to make the sectional final for the 32nd straight year. The desired destinations are as follows: • Suffern Middle School, Thursday, May 26. • Middletown High School, […]

Gameday Friday, 5/20: Section 1 playoffs continue with Class C opening round; Section 8 features Class A, C action

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What had shaped up as a (relatively) light Friday in what is a busy, busy stretch of playoff games can no longer be classified as such. That’s because the full slate of Section 1 Class C opening round games, originally slated to be played yesterday, were moved to today because of the postponement of an […]

Gameday Thursday, 5/19: Sectional opening round slate; FCIAC seeds set

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Sophomore attackman Kevin McDermott and ninth-seeded Hen Hud visit No. 8 Horace Greeley in a Section 1 Class B opening-round playoff game today. It’s go time, gang. This is the first full day of the sectional playoffs in sections 1, 8 and 9. And the seedings were unveiled last night for […]

Marist's Nelson takes Binghamton job

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There was a college coaching move today. Binghamton University has turned to former Yorktown High School standout and Scott Nelson, who has been head coach at Marist the last three years, to take over its program. You can read more about Nelson’s hiring by clicking here. Ed Stephenson resigned as Binghamton head coach in midseason. […]

Gameday Wednesday, 5/18: Ridgefield, Darien set to square off; Salisbury hosts Deerfield; Fairfield Prep visits St. Anthony's

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Trinity College-bound senior attackman Ben Preston and Darien host Ridgefield in the teams’ first meeting since the 2009 season, when Ridgefield beat Darien twice, including in the FCIAC title game. Back in the not too distant past, I used to get a chuckle when news colleagues would “gear up” for what […]

Gameday Tuesday, 5/17: Teams await their postseason fates; Wilton, Yorktown renew tradition-rich regional rivalry

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior Danny Donatelli and Yorktown hope to beat longtime regional rival Wilton for the first time since 2008 tonight in Wilton. It’s seeding time, gang. Starting today, we will be learning who will be playing when and when in the sectional and conference playoffs in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for […]

Gameday Monday, 5/16: Lakeland/Panas hosts Greenwich; Ward Melville visits East Islip; Rye, Put Valley meet again

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior captain James Wilson, an attackman, hopes to help Kennedy Catholic get by Croton today at 4:30 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic. The Gaels, who are coming off a 10-9 loss to Haldane, have won five of their last seven. Believe it or not, gang, state championships have already been awarded in […]

Quite a week for Cousin, Colsey, Chaminade and Rye

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Junior attackman Kevin Cousin had game-winning goals in Somers’ wins over a pair of defending Section 1 champions — John Jay and Lakeland/Panas — last week. Kevin Cousin did it not once, but twice. The Somers junior attackman scored the game-winning goals in victories against two of last year’s three Section […]

Gameday Saturday, 5/14: Rye hosts Greenwich; Somers visits LP; St. A's, Yorktown renew their rivalry; Iona Prep plays at John Jay

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Briggs Barton and Rye hope to win their ninth straight game, but to do it, the Garnets must beat defending FCIAC champion Greenwich today. It all started just seven short weeks ago with the first Saturday of the regular season as Garden City and Smithtown West squared off, with Garden City […]

Gameday Friday, 5/13: Weston visits Staples; Clarkstown South meets North Rockland; Bronxville battles Scarsdale

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior goalie Alex Peyreigne and defending Connecticut Class S state champ Weston (9-3) take on a Staples team (10-3) that is also red-hot. It was an emotional night at Somers long before the Tuskers pulled out a dramatic 9-8 win over John Jay in a rematch of the teams that have […]

Gameday Thursday, 5/12: Somers hosts John Jay; Byram plays Rye; West Islip vs. East Islip; Ridgefield meets McMahon (10-2)

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Dartmouth College-bound senior midfielder Jake Weil hopes to lead John Jay to its fourth straight win over rival Somers when the two-time Class B sectional finalists square off today at 6 p.m. at Somers. Among the headlines from yesterday, Chaminade swept the regular-season series against CHSAA rival St. Anthony’s, winning 9-7. […]

Colsey reacts to Ridgefield's big win over Yorktown

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It was a first for Ridgefield — and its head coach. The Tigers beat Yorktown for the first time last night, and for the first time, Colsey picked up a win against his alma mater, where he was arguably the best overall player in school history before enjoying a star-studded career at both Syracuse and […]

Gameday Wednesday, 5/11: Chaminade looks to go 2-0 vs. St. A's; St. Joseph's plays at Greenwich; Busy day in Rockland

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior midfielder Bob Ciotti and St. Joseph’s-Trumbull, a Class S state finalist, visit defending FCIAC champion Greenwich today. Before we get to today, a quick word about last night. Ridgefield, coached by arguably the best player in Yorktown High School history, Roy Colsey, picked up a 14-8 win against the Huskers. […]

Gameday Tuesday, 5/10: Iona Prep, Fordham Prep play Round 2; Mahopac visits Greeley; Ridgefield hosts Yorktown

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior midfielder Ben Borsellino and Iona Prep hope to settle the score after falling to Fordham Prep 10-9 on April 5. CHSAA rivals Iona Prep and Fordham Prep play their second game of the season. Fordham Prep pulled out a 10-9 game in the teams’ first meeting, which was on April […]

Downstate New York postseason dates

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Sectional tournaments Seeding meetings: May 17 First round: May 19 at higher seeds, 4:30 p.m. and times TBD Quarterfinals: May 21 at higher seed, 11 a.m. and times TBD Semifinals: May 23 at higher seed, 4:30 p.m. and times TBD Section 1 finals: May 26 at Suffern Middle School: Class A, 3 p.m.; Class B, […]

Gameday Monday, 5/9: Mahopac battles Brewster; Foxes face resurgent Rye; Manhasset, Fairfield Prep in action

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Junior midfielder Nick Grasso and Fox Lane start a pivotal week of four key contests with a game today against six-time Class C sectional finalist Rye, which has joined Fox Lane in Class B this season. It’s Day 1 of what promises to be a real interesting week as the regular […]

NCAA tournament brackets/schedule

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Photo by Ray Nelson Zach Howell and Duke will start defense of their national title on Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m. when they host Delaware. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. The selections are now complete. Now it’s time to get the 2011 NCAA lacrosse playoffs going. Here a look at each of […]

Get set for Selection Sunday

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The NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments will get under way this week. Tonight, we’ll find out who’s invited, and where and when they’ll be playing, leading up to the Memorial Day Weekend semifinals and finals. The announcement of the D-I men’s bracket at 9 p.m. on ESPNU highlights the festivities. To find out more, including […]

Greenwich's one-sided win gets noticed; WI extends streak; Ytown reclaims Cup; Set wins defensive struggle; Donohue hits 100

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Happy Selection Sunday, gang, for NCAA men’s and women’s divisions I, II and III. The seedings and selections for the D-I men’s tournament will be unveiled tonight at 9 on ESPNU. For more on that, and where you can find out the brackets for the other divisions, click here. Meanwhile, there […]

Gameday Saturday, 5/7: Darien-New Canaan, Murphy Cup, Chaminade-Manhasset highlight slate

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Joe Costigan and New Canaan host Darien in the renewal of several big-time rivalry games today, including Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown as well as Chaminade and Manhasset. Today is May 7. It’s undoubtedly a date that has been on the minds of players from several of the premier program in the nation’s […]

Gameday Friday, 5/6: Smithtown West takes on West Islip; Cold Spring Harbor visits Syosset; Scarsdale plays at Pelham

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Midfielder Frank Buffalino and Syosset square off against Cold Spring Harbor today. The Suffolk Class A race has been even more interesting that we anticipated heading into this season. That’s definitely the case today as West Islip, winners of four of the last five Class A state titles and off to […]

Gameday Thursday, 5/5: LP, Pac renew rivalry; Greenwich hosts FP; Barlow (9-1) visits Newtown (9-0); Wilton visits Ridgefield

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Jon Bota and the Mahopac Indians, who have a win over Yorktown on their 2011 resume, host rival Lakeland/Panas, the defending Section 1 Class A champion, today at 6 p.m. To say Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac have history is an understatement. A big understatement. Since 2000, the teams have met not once, […]

Gameday Wednesday, 5/4: Barlow (9-0) battles Wilton; Dobbs (9-0) faces Irvington; Massapequa, Hicksville – both 9-2 – meet

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Brandon Hickey and the Katonah, N.Y.-based Harvey School take a 4-3 record into today’s contest against the Forman School, located in Litchfield, Conn. Before we get to the games, a quick word about the upcoming playoffs. I’ve been asked a few times the last week or so if the playoff formula […]

All-time Murphy Cup scores

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Charlie Murphy’s house in Yorktown Heights was a gathering place for players to work on their skills from 1965 till his death in 2005. Here’s a look at the all-time scores of the Charlie Murphy Cup game since the game was named to honor the co-founder of the Yorktown program. 1990: 7-6 Yorktown 1991: 9-8 […]

Gameday Tuesday, 5/3: Sachem North-WM, Somers-Ytown, Ridgefield-Greenwich, Wilton-NC clashes highlight slate

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Senior midfielder Justin Mabus and Yorktown are hoping for their third straight win against neighboring rival Somers after dropping back-to-back games to the Tuskers in 2006 and ’07. Some teams that hope to be heirs to the throne will be meeting head to head today. In Suffolk County, Sachem North and […]

Gameday Monday, 5/2: State finalists Cheshire, Fairfield Prep back at it; Bronxville plays at Fordham Prep; CSH hosts Friends

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Cold Spring Harbor, above, faces Friends Academy in a battle of two of Long Island’s top Class C teams today. It’s rare, on a weekday no less, that all the games we have to spotlight start at 7 p.m. But that’s the case today, folks. Here’s why: * Two of the […]

Weekend college results

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The start of the NCAA tournament is right around the corner and the regular season is winding to a close for some teams, while conference tournaments continue for others. Here’s a look at what’s on tap for this weekend in D-I along with games you can check out on TV. Friday Johns Hopkins 15, Army […]

Summit extends streak to 58; Manhasset's halted at 45 with Woodstick loss to Garden City; Somers-Yorktown preview

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Photo by Ray Nelson Players from Summit huddle up during their 9-5 win over Delbarton in a New Jersey showdown that improved the Hilltoppers’ national-best winning streak to 58 games. It was a much-awaited Saturday and it ended with one noteworthy winning streak being extended and another ending. Quite a day, indeed. To relive it […]