A national semifinal doubleheader featuring the four highest-seeded teams has resulted in the two lower seeded squads, No. 3 Yale and No. 4 Duke, advancing to the title game. Yale’s strong start was Albany’s finish in a 20-11 victory in Game 1 while Duke’s solid play in the second half was key in its 13-8 […]

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Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s takes a backseat to no other rival — either in the region or the nation. But this season, it took a historic turn. Chaminade’s 12-5 win over the Friars Friday in the CHSAA Intersectional championship game at Mitchel Field marked the Flyers’ second postseason win against their archrivals, something that’s never […]

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During any winning streak or run of championships, there are a few games that stand out as the most significant. For Darien, which has now won 73 straight games, one of the games was unquestionable Friday night at Brien McMahon High School. The Blue Wave pulled out a thrilling 13-12 victory over archrival New Canaan […]

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Few coaches during lacrosse’s period of rapid growth the last quarter century have transformed a varsity program the way Scott Craig did. When Craig took over West Islip’s varsity program in the late 1980s, it was a relatively unknown commodity beyond the town’s borders. But largely by tying in the lax program to the Lions’ […]

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It’s playoff time and, no surprise, Suffolk County’s Class A race promises to be one of the most interesting. Here’s a look. Favorite No. 1 Ward Melville: The most impressive win on the Patriots’ resume was an 11-7 victory against eventual CHSAA champ Chaminade. The catalyst to WM’s success has been faceoff star Michael Giaquinto. He […]

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St. Anthony’s had the momentum. But Chaminade came away with another CHSAA Class AA championship. The Flyers defeated red-hot St. A’s 14-13 in dramatic fashion on Wednesday in the championship game at Mitchel Athletic Complex. Pat Kavanagh’s goal off a nice dodge move with three seconds to give the Flyers (14-4) the title. Chaminade entered the […]

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It seems once again as much as a sure thing in Section 1 lacrosse as there is. A John Jay vs. Yorktown Class B title game appears inevitable. Sure, there’s a lot of lax to be played between now and then. But let’s just go by that “working theory.” Want to play along? OK, here […]

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It was a matchup of the first-place teams in the FCIAC East and West divisions. And it didn’t disappoint. At least for the first half in Darien’s 11-6 win. Darien outscored host Ridgefield 7-1 over the final three quarters after the Tigers took a 5-4 lead after the first quarter. The Blue Wave, four-time defending state […]

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Coming off a dramatic 11-10 win over CHSAA power St. Anthony’s, four-time Connecticut state champ Darien took on one of its biggest rivals from close to home, and it wound up being a more highly contested game than some expected. Yes, the Blue Wave pulled out a 13-6 win over Greenwich on Saturday. But in […]

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It was the upset heard all around tristate lacrosse. Fordham Prep 6, John Jay 4. Saturday’s result also has huge possible — maybe even probable — ramifications in both the upcoming CHSAA and Section 1 playoffs. But first to the game. Fordham Prep was lifted by a superb defensive effort spearheaded by Fairfield University-bound senior […]

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What do you get when you pit arguably the best team in New York against the best in Connecticut? A game of biblical proportions. And with the quick-moving thunderstorm in the final minutes of four-time Connecticut state champion Darien’s 11-10 win over St. Anthony’s (11-3), many had to be looking for Noah’s Ark. The game […]

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1. Darien (CT), Record: 10-0, Preseason ranking: No. 2 2. Brunswick (CT),  Record: 11-0, Preseason ranking: No. 4 3. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 9-1, Preseason ranking: No. 3 4. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 11-1, Preseason ranking: No. 5 5. St. Anthony’s (NY),  Record: 10-2, Preseason ranking: Not ranked 6. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 9-2, Preseason ranking: No. 1 7. Smithtown West (NY), Record: 10-1, Preseason ranking: No. 23 […]

There’s the Wild, Wild West, of course. But in the tristate lacrosse world, there’s nowhere as wild as out East. As in Suffolk County. Just when you thought it was safe to proclaim Ward Melville as the clear favorite to win the coveted Class A crown after a 9-0 start that included an 11-7 win […]

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Tristate Top 100 (First group of 50) First group of 10 Kenny Brower, jr., Kellenberg Memorial (NY), D (Committed to Duke) Connor Drake, jr., Wilton (CT), M (Committed to Duke) Sean Kuttin, sr., Chaminade (NY), M (Committed to Yale) JP Lannig, sr., Syosset (NY), A (Committed to Brown) Matt Magnan, sr., Fox Lane (NY), M (Committed to […]

The final we expected is almost upon us. Four-time state champ Darien will be taking a 72-game win streak into its fifth straight FCIAC title game as the Blue Wave face archrival New Canaan. Here’s a rundown along with our prediction. No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 1 Darien When: Friday, May 25, 4 p.m. Where: […]

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There are a couple of marquee matchups in store in the FCIAC Final Four. Here’s the schedule for the big doubleheader Wednesday, May 23 at Brien McMahon High Scool in Norwalk with score predictions. No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 3 Ridgefield, 5 p.m. Prediction: New Canaan 8, Ridgefield 7, OT No. 1 Darien vs. […]

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The Final Five have gone live. Here are the five male finalists for the Tewaaraton Award which honors the top college lacrosse player in the United States: Trevor Baptiste, Denver, midfield/faceoff, sr. Justin Guterding, Duke, attack, sr. Connor Kelly, Maryland, midfield, sr. Ben Reeves, Yale, attack, sr. Patrick Spencer, Loyola, attack, jr. The selection committees are […]

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It’s been an interesting season in Fairfield County with at least one result per week coming as a big surprise. This past week, it would have to be Fairfield Ludlowe’s win over a Staples team coming off a red-hot start and an overtime win against Ridgefield. Here is an update of team records and recent […]

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