Here are your 2012 Hudson Valley All-Americans

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In case you missed the news Joe posted a bit earlier tonight on Twitter, the nine Hudson Valley players recognized as US Lacrosse All-Americans were selected tonight. Here they are, with their college choices in parentheses: Jack Grass, Bronxville, jr., attack (Johns Hopkins) Jack Lambert, John Jay, jr., longstick midfielder/defense (North Carolina) Kevin McNally, Suffern, […]

Hofstra arrives in Japan for Friendship Games

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The Hofstra University men’s lacrosse team is in Tokyo for the 23rd International Friendship Games of 2012, which are being hosted by the Japan Lacrosse Association. The nine-day trip will include five games, including one against Keio University and Chris Jinno, the player who helped form the varsity program at Keio Academy in Purchase, N.Y. Hofstra […]

Photo Gallery: West Islip makes it nine in a row

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Photos by Ray Nelson It’s one of the most impressive streaks in high school sports anywhere. The fact that it’s been accomplished while playing in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences makes it even more impressive. West Islip won a Suffolk County championship for the ninth straight year yesterday, outlasting rival Ward Melville in […]

Here are your downstate New York Saturday quarterfinal matchups, next week’s downstate semifinals bracket; Updated CT state matchups

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The Section 1 championship tripleheader last night at White Plains High School was a drama-filled, action-packed whirlwind in which two of the three games were decided by one goal for the second time in the last three years. But this year will forever stand alone. Thanks to Mamaroneck. The Tigers pulled off what has to […]

Wednesday, 5/30: Section 1, 11 championship tripleheaders, GC-Wantagh Nassau Class B final highlight slate; Connecticut starts state play

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After Syosset rallied from a three-goal early fourth-quarter deficit to beat Massapequa 14-13 in last night’s Nassau Class A title game, the Class A nightcap between Garden City and Wantagh had a tough act to follow. But lightning prevented the game from being played. So it’s been rescheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. at Hofstra […]

Next up for Wednesday’s Section 1 champions: State quarterfinals at Clarkstown South

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The winners of Wednesday’s three Section 1 boys class championship games advance to the state quarterfinals at Clarkstown High School in West Nyack on Saturday, June 2. The Section 1 opponents will also be determined Wednesday in the Section 2 vs. Section 9 state regional games at Shenendehowa High School. You can check out those […]

Tuesday, 5/29: Nassau County title tripleheader at Hofstra; Connecticut state pairings set

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The college season is now officially over. But we’ve got plenty of championships yet to be decided at the high school level. By week’s end, we will know what teams will be competing in the Long Island girls championship games on Sunday, June 3 at Dowling College and in the downstate boys semifinals at Hofstra […]

Connecticut boys, girls state tournament brackets

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Boys Class L Class M Class S  Girls Class L Class M Class S  LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown (for classes of 2012, ’13 and ’14) * 2011 NLI Fall Early Signing Period commitment rundown * Class of 2011 commitment rundown * Recruit profile archive * For a list of […]

New York Section 2 vs. Section 9 boys state regional matchups

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Section 1 teams have a bye from the New York State regionals this season. The winner of each Section 2 vs. Section 9 regional game plays the Section 1 champion in each class on Saturday, June 2 at Clarkstown South High School in the state quarterfinals. The winners of Saturday’s games make their way to […]

New York State boys, girls tournament brackets

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New York State tournament brackets Boys Class A Boys Class B Boys Class C Girls Class A Girls Class B Girls Class C  LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown (for classes of 2012, ’13 and ’14) * 2011 NLI Fall Early Signing Period commitment rundown * Class of 2011 commitment rundown […]

Section 9 All-Americans announced

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Section 9 is the first of the public school conferences in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region to select US Lacrosse All-Americans. Section 9 includes schools in Orange and Ulster counties in New York. The following players have received honors: Rob Penney, midfield, sr., Valley Central Brandon Donnellan, defense, jr., Warwick Joe Sessa, attack, fr., […]

Loyola’s first-ever title win completes college’s Championship Weekend; Recaps of all six men’s/women’s title games

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Photo by Ryan Rabidou Loyola celebrates its first-ever national championship after beating Maryland 9-3 today in Foxborough, Mass. The ‘Hounds have made history. Loyola’s 9-3 win over Maryland in the Division I title game today in Foxborough, Mass., gave the Greyhounds their first national title. The Greyhounds entered the season unranked after failing to make […]

Sophomore commitments draw media coverage

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We’ve been having regular reports on high school sophomores making college commitments for nearly two years now. The trend has now being examining by media outlets throughout the nation — most recently The New York Times, in a story this past Saturday. Here are links to some of the stories: * Baltimore Sun – March […]

You make the call: Who will win downstate New York’s sectional finals?

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We have one public school boys conference champion already crowned. It happened yesterday as New Canaan scored 10 times in the second half to defeat Ridgefield 11-9 in the FCIAC championship game. Matt Blasco and Michael Bossidy each had four goals for the Rams, who won their first FCIAC title since 2003. Now let’s take […]

Friday, 5/25: Section 1 girls finals go down to the wire, boys finals set; FCIAC title games, Suffolk Class A semis, Fordham Prep vs. Iona Prep highlight today’s slate

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The increased interest — and participation — in lacrosse has noteworthy over the course of the last decade. This week, we’ve been seeing one of the major byproducts of that. Unpredictability. More participation means more programs being able to compete — and compete well into the postseason. That’s been evident — especially yesterday. Consider this. […]

Thursday, 5/24: St. Anthony’s, Chaminade meet for title; Section 1 boys semis, girls finals set; Section 11 has its Class B, C semis

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As is always the case with St. Anthony’s and Chaminade, the third time will be the charm. At least for one of the teams. The Friars of St. Anthony’s will face the Flyers of  Chaminade in the CHSAA Class AAA title game at Hofstra University at 4:45 p.m. Both teams are ranked among the nation’s […]

Former Yorktown/Syracuse players Colsey, Nelson named to US Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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The US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will include a couple of players who rose to stardom at Yorktown High School and Syracuse University. As we told you late last night on Twitter, Ridgefield (Conn.) High School varsity coach Roy Colsey informed his team that he had been elected to the Hall of […]

Wednesday, 5/23: Quite a Tuesday for upsets; Colsey gets Hall of Fame nod; Syosset battles Baldwin in Nassau Class A semifinal; Section 8 Class B, C semis also set for Hofstra

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It was a big day if you like the little guy. In Section 1, No. 10 Mamaroneck defeated No 2 Suffern 10-9 in Class A and No. 18 Pleasantville, which beat No. 2 Dobbs Ferry in the first round, downed No. 7 Kennedy Catholic 15-6 in the Class C quarterfinals. In Nassau County, Wantagh upended […]

Tuesday, 5/22: FCIAC boys semis; Section 1, 11 quarterfinals set; Nassau semis tripleheader at Hofstra

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It will be quite a seven-day stretch. Capping it off next Monday (Memorial Day), the college lacrosse season wraps up with the Division I men’s championship game in Foxboro, Mass., ending a Final Four that includes Loyola (Md.), Notre Dame, Maryland and Duke. We will also have championships determined and championship game matchups set up […]

High school boys and girls, collegiate men’s and women’s postseason tournament schedules

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HIGH SCHOOL Section 1 Section 8 Section 11 New York State Tournament schedule FCIAC COLLEGE NCAA Tournament brackets/Final Four schedules Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s Division I women’s Division II women’s Division III women’s Vote in our latest poll:  It’s been an interesting regular season in Connecticut’s top conference, the FCIAC. […]

Section 11 boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Class A Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22 at higher seeds: No. 8 Northport at No. 1 West Islip No. 10 Half Hollow Hills East at No. 2 Smithtown West No. 6 Smithtown East at No. 3 Ward Melville No. 5 Bay Shore  at No. 4 Sachem North Semifinals Friday, May 25 at higher seeds, 4 […]

New York State boys, girls tournament dates

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BOYS Downstate regional finals Saturday, June 2 Section 1 vs. Section 2/Section 9 winner at Clarkstown South High School Class C:  1 p.m. Class A: 3:30 p.m. Class B: 6 p.m. Section 8 vs. Section 11 (Long Island championships) at Hofstra University Class C:  1 p.m. Class A: 3:30 p.m. Class B: 6 p.m. Downstate […]

Section 8 boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Class A Semifinals Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 at Hofstra University: No. 1 Massapequa vs. No. 5 Port Washington No. 2 Syosset vs. No. 3 Baldwin Finals Tuesday, May 29 at Hofstra University, 6 p.m. Class B Semifinals Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 at Hofstra University: No. 1 Garden City […]

Section 1 boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Class A Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22 at higher seeds No. 8 Wappingers at No. 1 Lakeland/Panas No. 5 North Rockland at  No. 4 Mahopac No. 6 Clarkstown South at No. 3 Arlington No. 10 Mamaroneck at No. 2 Suffern Semifinals  Thursday, May 24 at higher seeds Finals Wednesday, May 30 at White Plains High […]

FCIAC boys, girls semifinals, finals schedule

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BOYS Semifinals Tuesday, May 22 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk No. 2 Wilton vs. No. 3 New Canaan, 5 p.m. No. 1 Darien vs. No. 4 Ridgefield, 7:30 p.m. Final Friday, May 25 at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk 7:30 p.m. GIRLS Semifinals Monday, May 21 at Dunning Field, New Canaan No. 2 Wilton […]

New Jersey Tournament of Champions pairings

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BOYS Group 1 Group 2 Group 3  Group 4 Non-Public A Non-Public B GIRLS Click here for the four North Group brackets and four South Group brackets.  

CHSAA championship schedule

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Thursday, May 24 at Hofstra University Long Island Championships Class AAA Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s, 4:45 p.m. Class AA Kellenberg vs. Holy Trinity, 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 25 City Championship Class AA Fordham Prep at Iona Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 5/19: Greenwich vs. New Canaan highlights FCIAC quarterfinal slate; Playoff photo gallery

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Before we get to today’s action, a quick word about yesterday. The nation’s top-ranked team, Garden City, is still unbeaten. In Nassau County quarterfinal action  yesterday, the Trojans handled South Side 15-7. In the other Class B game played at Hofstra, Long Beach rolled to a 20-7 win over Plainview. In Section 1, the big […]

Photo Gallery: Playoff action heats up

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 Photos by Ray Nelson Sayville is headed to the Suffolk County Class B semifinals. The second-seeded Golden Flashes rocked and rolled to a 12-4 quarterfinal-round win. Still, it was a good year for No. 7 Rocky Point. To say the least. The Eagles finished 10-7 after an off-year (3-13) last year. Sayville hosts No. 3 […]

Friday, 5/18: Full slate of Section 1 opening-round games; Garden City, South Side meet in Nassau County quarters

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Section 1′s playoffs got started yesterday with a handful of outbracket games. But today, the tournament begins in earnest with a stacked slate of first-round affairs. Here’s the lineup: Class A No. 9 New Rochelle at No. 8 Wappingers, 4:30 p.m. No. 11 Clarkstown North at No. 6 Clarkstown South, 4:30 p.m. No. 10 Mamaroneck […]

Thursday, 5/17: FCIAC, Section 9 seedings will be unveiled; CHSAA overview; Suffolk opening-round action begins; Section 1 tourney starts with outbracket games

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First came New Jersey. Then Nassau. And Suffolk.  And the PSAL. Followed by the South-West Connecticut Conference and Section 1. Today, more postseason high school tournament pairings from  the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will be unveiled. We are expecting to have seeds for the FCIAC sometime in […]

Darien boys trio among those selected to Under-Armour Classic

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There will be no shortage of boys and girls players from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, at the 2012 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic set for June 30 in Baltimore. All told, 88 current boys and girls standouts were selected to the North and South teams, including […]

“Crooked Arrows” premieres Friday at these selected theaters in the tristate

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America’s first lacrosse movie, “Crooked Arrows,” will be premiering this week. The movie, which is being released in association with LaxLessons.com, tells the story of a Native American high school team’s unlikely ascent to the prep league championship game. Steve Rash (“The Buddy Holly Story,” “Can’t Buy Me Love”) is the director. Brandon Routh (“Superman […]

Wednesday, 5/16: Section 1 tournament seed selections; Darien hopes to finish unbeaten in FCIAC as regular season ends; Barlow hosts Mahopac in intriguing crossover

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It looks like Lakeland/Panas (Class A), Yorktown (Class B) and Bronxville (Class C) are locks to be the top seeds, but there’s plenty of other determinations to be made this morning as Section 1 coaches hold their postseason meeting to determine the pairings for the 2012 postseason tournament. As always, you can see the complete […]

Tuesday, 5/15: Wilton, Yorktown renew rivalry; Red-hot New Canaan visits Rye; Suffern hosts Clarkstown South; Fox Lane hosts Greeley; White Plains visits Bronxville; Suffolk squads prep for playoffs

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The playoffs are under way on Long Island. The Hudson Valley is soon to follow. Very soon. In fact, the regular season ends today. Among the big matchups is an intriguing crossover game. Traditional rivals Yorktown and Wilton renew their series in a 7 p.m. game at Charlie Murphy Field in Yorktown for the Jim […]

Monday, 5/14: Bronxville hosts Somers in battle of Section 1 powers; Scarsdale visits New Rochelle; Nassau Class A playoffs start

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The NCAA Tournament started this week with some memorable games. (Scroll down to check out links for updated scores and interactive men’s and women’s brackets.) Meanwhile, the playoffs are also under way. In fact, county champions have been crowned in New Jersey in Bergen, Union and Essex counties. Get info on that — and the […]

Saturday, 5/12: Final weekend of regular season features plenty of marquee matchups

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Postseason action will be front and center today — in the NCAA at least. (Check the links below for today’s first-round men’s and women’s collegiate games.) For most of the region, it’s the final weekend of the regular season. Except in Nassau County. The Section 8 playoffs started yesterday with four Class B games. Unbeaten […]

Friday, 5/11: Reviewing a monumental day/night of games; Two of Connecticut’s top teams — Wilton and Fairfield Prep — collide; Comsewogue faces BBP; Eastchester, Bronxville face off; Pelham visits White Plains

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It’s a best of three. But right now, things look pretty promising for Chaminade. The Flyers won 11-8 at St. A’s yesterday, staying in control after jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Coupled with a 6-5 win at Chaminade earlier in the season, and the Flyers have swept the regular-season series against the Friars for […]

Thursday 5/10: Irvington comes back to stun Dobbs Ferry; Chaminade, St. A’s set for Round 2; Yorktown’s Senior Night is against Clarkstown South; Suffern meets LP; Rye visits Byram; Red-hot New Canaan hosts Ridgefield; Smithtown West, Northport will shoot it out

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Before we get to today’s games, a quick word about what was a relatively light day for games yesterday. But there was a big story. In a battle of upstart varsity programs, Irvington pulled out an 11-10 Senior Day win over neighboring Route 9 rival Dobbs Ferry. Dobbs Ferry, which started the season 11-0, has […]

Wednesday, 5/9: Unbeaten Garden City visits Wantagh (12-2); Bronxville plays at Scarsdale; Mamaroneck hosts White Plains

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It was Telltale Tuesday in the FCIAC on both the boys and girls sides of things. In girls action, New Canaan, Sarah Mannelly’s five goals won its seventh straight against rival Greenwich, beating the visiting Cardinals 12-10 in a matchup of 12-0 teams. Will they meet again in FCIAC playoffs? That’s the question we’re also […]

Tuesday, 5/8: Darien, Ridgefield boys, Greenwich, New Canaan girls have FCIAC showdowns; Suffern, Mahopac collide; Iona Prep hosts John Jay; Syosset takes on Farmingdale

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We’re coming off quite a week — and weekend — for Connecticut lacrosse, as was detailed last night on “Lacrosse Monday” on MSG Varsity’s “High School SportsDesk.” But it could be that we ain’t seen nothing yet. After all, consider what’s on tap for today — both on the boys and girls side in the […]

Monday, 5/7: NCAA tournament selections unveiled; Resurgent Fairfield Prep hosts Greenwich; Pelham (11-1) visits Bronxville (10-1); Clarkstown South visits Arlington; Dobbs plays at Edgemont

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Before we get to today’s high school action in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, we have a quick college update. NCAA Tournament selections were announced yesterday. Here’s the rundown: Division I men’s Division II men’s Division III men’s Division I women’s Division II women’s Division III women’s […]

Photo Gallery: GC rolls at Woodstick Classic; Darien, Fairfield Prep, New Canaan come up big

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 Photos by Ray Nelson The nation’s longest continuously played high school rivalry — the 121st Woodstick Classic — proved to be a showcase for the host team. Unbeaten Garden City, the nation’s top-ranked team, picked up its third straight win over Manhasset 9-3, building a 6-0 halftime lead. That was not a surprise. But what […]

RPI-bound Miller helps Trinity-Pawling notch huge wins over Deerfield, Avon Old Farms

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Trinity-Pawling has been making some major noise on the national lacrosse season this season. The Pride handed one of the nation’s top teams, Deerfield, an 8-7 overtime loss  on April 18. “It was by far one of the greatest moments in my lacrosse career so far,” said Somers resident Taylor Miller, a senior defenseman/longstick midfielder […]

Saturday, 5/5: Woodstick Classic set for Garden City; Darien hosts St. Anthony’s; Chaminade visits Fairfield Prep; John Jay hosts New Canaan; Fox Lane, Greeley renew rivalry; Clarkstown South hosts Minisink Valley; Dobbs (11-0) takes on Pelham (10-1)

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We started a week that wraps up today with Cinco de Mayo (not to mention the Kentucky Derby) by spotlighting three games this weekend. One was completed last night. The other two are today. A strong second half lifted Yorktown to a 14-10 win over Lakeland/Panas and its 20th Charlie Murphy Cup in the 23-year […]

Friday, 5/4: Murphy Cup set for 7 p.m. at Lakeland; West Islip visits Northport; Wilton visits Fairfield Ludlowe

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It’s a tradition unlike any other in Section 1 lacrosse. Yorktown vs. Lakeland/Panas. The game, which became known as the Murphy Cup in 1990, pits two crosstown rivals whose own growth as programs helped ignite the spread of the sport throughout Section 1. The latest meeting is set for 7 p.m. today at Lakeland High […]

Box lacrosse tournament honors Fiorillo

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The Jon Fiorillo Memorial Men’s Box Lacrosse Tournament will be held June 1-3 at E.J. Murray Rink in Yonkers. The event honors a former collegiate player (pictured at left) who grew up playing both field and box lacrosse in Corning, N.Y. Fiorillo later attended Onondaga Community College and Manhattan College before transferring to SUNY Brockport […]

Thursday, 5/3: Resurgent Rye plays at Pleasantville; Somers hosts Mahopac; John Jay visits Fox Lane; SWR hosts BBP; Greenwich visits Darien

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For a team that has enjoyed a considerable amount of success — including postseason success — the last decade, Rye has actually been flying under the radar this season. After the Garnets opened the season with a loss to Iona Prep, one of four setbacks in its first seven games, some wrote off Rye. But […]

Somers’ Kearney decides on a college program based on its Video Game program

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Ryan Kearney loves lacrosse. But even though the Somers senior is a key contributor for the Section 1 title-contending Tuskers, his college choice indicates he’s looking well beyond after his playing days are over. The starting longstick midfielder committed to Becker College in Massachusetts not just for its lacrosse program, but because of another program. […]

Wednesday, 5/2: Nyack-Scarsdale game honors 9/11 hero Crowther; Clarkstown South visits North Rockland; Woodstick rivals GC, Set have games today

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Sometimes, we forget that the game itself is not the biggest thing. And that the games are just that – games. So when those in the lacrosse community come together to embrace a cause that’s so much more than the score, it’s especially refreshing. We’ve seen quite a few examples of that the last few […]

LaxLessons Brine gloves giveaway: We have our winner!

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We have a winner. It’s Alan Miranda. The Alexandra, Va., resident won the latest LaxLessons.com Gear Giveaway – a pair of brand, spanking new Brine King III gloves. Miranda was selected in a random drawing today. “I heard about the giveaway through the the LaxLessons social media updates on Twitter and Facebook, then ultimately on […]

All-time Murphy Cup results: Lakeland/Panas vs. Yorktown

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This year’s annual Charlie Murphy Cup game between Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas is set for Friday, May 4 at Lakeland High School. Here’s a look at the all-time scores of the Murphy Cup game since the game was named to honor the co-founder of the Yorktown program, whose home (above) in the west end of town […]

Tuesday, 5/1: John Jay hosts Lakeland/Panas; Mahopac visits Yorktown; Greenwich, New Canaan renew rivalry

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Lakeland/Panas and John Jay fell just short of Section 1 championships last year. LP lost to Mahopac in the Class A title game while John Jay lost to Yorktown. Today, both squads meet. Expect this one to be a defensive-oriented affair. LP has allowed a total of just eight goals in two games (wins over […]