Sound Shore Men’s League starts its 32nd season

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It’s opening week for the Sound Shore Adult Men’’s League of the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region. This is the league’’s 32nd season. Teams that compete are from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield counties. You can check out the day-by-day schedule for this season here. We are also inviting teams to post their rosters on this thread. […]

Cooley’s verbal to Rutgers among last week’s big stories

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The new week has just started and we already have some big news. If you checked our “Updated recruiting review and commitment rundown” tonight, you learned that one of the region’s top juniors, attackman/midfielder Peter Conley of Mamaroneck, verbally committed to Georgetown. Mamaroneck coach Jeff Barnard passed along the news to me earlier tonight. Be […]

9/11 lacrosse stories

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It was an event that has forever altered the nation and the world. Sunday marks the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is a day to reflect, and a day to remember those who were lost, including those with ties to the lacrosse world. Here are some of those stories: * […]

‘A Warrior’s Heart,’ soon-to-be released movie, focuses on lax

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  We’ve been monitoring the production of “Crooked Arrows,” a soon-to-be released movie that tells the story of a Native American high school team’s unlikely ascent to the prep league championship game. The movie stars Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”). There’s also another movie centering on lacrosse that will soon be in theaters. It’s called “A […]

It’s an Orange Crush at Lake Placid

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One of the most eagerly awaited lacrosse events of the summer ended splashed in orange. Syracuse University-infused Burnt Orange and Burning Orange teams took both the Masters I and Open division titles, respectively, at the annual Lake Placid Summit, which ended Sunday. For more, be sure to check out John Jiloty’s report at InsideLacrosse.com by […]

Focus of the lax world is on Lake Placid this week

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More than 180 teams, from Under-15 all the way up to the Masters division, have converged on scenic Lake Placid, N.Y., for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: The Lake Placid Summit. For tournament scores and schedules, click here. You can email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated […]

Sound Shore League crowns its champions

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Here’s Monday’s Sound Shore League championship results: Adult League Division 1 No. 2 Prime Time 8, No. 1 No Limit 4 Division 2 No. 1 Husked Corn 10, No. 3 Grip It, Rip It 8 Division 3 No.  6 Crown Trophy 11, No. 1 SoWest 9 High School Leagues Westchester at White Plains High School White […]

No Limit fall clinic set for Fox Lane

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No Limit Lacrosse will be holding a fall clinic “Lax-it-up” open to boys ages 8-14 on five straight Sundays beginning in September. “Lax-it-up” provides a combination of position specific instruction, team concepts, and games.  We urge you to sign up now, as spaces are limited and “Lax-it-up” has been sold out in the past. Here’s the […]

Busy week for commitments, recruiting events

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There was no shortage of Division I verbal commitments this past week. There were also plenty of recruiting events, highlighted by the Maverik Showtime National Recruit Spotlight all-star game at Western Connecticut State University. We discussed those topics in this Sunday’s column for InsideLacrosse.com. You can check it out now by clicking here. Have a […]

Davidoff plays role in lacrosse’s rapid rise in Hawaii

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Imagine being from one of the top hotbed towns for lacrosse in the continental United States and finding a place where the sport is played outdoors year-round. Randy Davidoff didn’t have to. The 1990 Yorktown graduate is living in the burgeoning lax paradise that is our 50th state. For the unitiated, Honolulu not only hosts […]

Maverik Showtime all-star game set for tonight

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It will be the best of the best tonite. The Maverik Showtime Lacrosse National Recruiting Spotlight all-star game, with players selected among the total of 160 from throughout the country competing in this week’s event, is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Western Connecticut State University Athletic Complex in Danbury. The Showtime Spotlight has […]

White House was a lax hot spot today

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An event to promote the growth of lacrosse to a new generation was held on the South Lawn of the White House today. For more, check out these stories: * InsideLacrosse.com: “Lacrosse Goes to the White House” * LaxMagazine.com: “White House Hosts Lacrosse” You can email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links Recruiting coverage * Updated […]

Thirteen of 23 players selected to U-19 team are from tristate

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From 122, we now have 23. And more than half of those 23 are from the tristate area. The four-day tryout at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to select the U-19 team that will compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championships in Turku, Finland has ended and today, the final […]

U-19 U.S. World team tryouts start today at UMBC

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A four-day tryout to select the U-19 team that will compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championships in Turku, Finland starts today at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. There’s no shortage of players from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area that will participate. Here’s a rundown of the 122 players […]

‘Crooked Arrows’ final casting call set

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The lacrosse-themed movie, “Crooked Arrows” will conclude its national casting next week with a stop in the Boston area. The Reebok-sponsored casting call is set for Sprague Field at 14 Calvin Road in Wellesley, Mass., at the following dates and times and for the following age groups: * Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon: […]

Plenty of players from the tristate region set to play in Under Armour Underclass Tournament

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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 […]

Tristate dominates final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse rankings

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A total of 16 teams from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut comprise the 25 teams in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 High School Power Rankings. But a team from Pennsylvania, Haverford, completed a trifecta of sorts by being ranked No. 1. The Fords also drew the top spot in both the LaxPower.com […]

Team Nassau, Team Suffolk set to take the field

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Ohio State University-bound Ryan Hunter of Syosset is among the standouts on Team Nassau. Rising senior, junior and sophomore teams representing Nassau and Suffolk are set to take the field. Those teams will be playing this week in the Long Island Showcase at Dowling University’s Brookhaven Campus on Thursday. Here’s the schedule of games featuring […]

LA Times story: Lax is now 'everywhere' in Southern California

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A Wall Street Journal story that we recently linked to here explored the nationwide growth of lacrosse, particularly in urban areas. That story cited a 48 percent increase in the number of lacrosse players nationally over the last five years. Southern California is an area in which the growth is especially evident. Columnist Chris Erskine […]

Large tristate contingent among U-19 U.S. team tryout invitees; Rosters for Under Armour Underclass Tournament set

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There is no shortage of players from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area invited to participate in tryouts for the United State  Under-19 men’s national team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championships in Turku, Finland in 2012. Tryouts are set for July 7-10 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore […]

WSJ report: How lacrosse has conquered the city; Sowell leaves Stony Brook to take Navy job

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The Wall Street Journal explores how the popularity of lacrosse has skyrocketed in the urban portions of the tristate area in today’s editions. The growth is especially apparent at the youth level, which has seen a 42 percent increase in participation the last five years. Here is a link to the story. In college news, […]

Gameday Wednesday, 6/8: It's one win, and you're in (state finals)

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Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com Justin Mabus and Yorktown are looking to advance to the state title game for the first time since 2008. The Huskers face Garden City in the Class B downstate semifinals at White Plains High School. GC fell to Jamesville-DeWitt last year in the state finals. On the one hand, you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More info on John Jay-Yorktown: Special game for a special cause

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If you’re a Section 1 follower, you know that, almost always, when John Jay and Yorktown play, it’s a great game. (Such scroll down and check the scores of the games between the teams since 2005.) This year, John Jay-Yorktown will once again be for a great cause. In the last few years, it’s been […]

A look at efforts to diversify lacrosse

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Perhaps the greatest player in the history of lacrosse is Jim Brown. Brown, who starred in both football and lacrosse, was named by The Sporting News as the best football player ever. But he famously said, “I’d rather play lacrosse six days a week and football on the seventh.” A three-time All-American at Manhasset High […]

The case against helmets in lacrosse

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Helmets are mandatory in boys/men’s lacrosse at all levels. But that’s not the case in girls/women’s lacrosse. Will things change? Hopefully not. That’s according to many of the 250,000 players involved in the girls/women’s game who argue that not wearing helmets may actually be safer. The New York Times took an in-depth look at this […]

GC is No. 2, Darien No. 3 in IL preseason national rankings

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, is well-represented in Inside Lacrosse’s Under Armour preseason national power rankings. Garden City, a 2010 Class B New York finalist, checks in at No. 2 behind top-ranked Pennsylvania’s Haverford. Darien, the six-time Connecticut Class M state champs, is No. 3. Darien faces Haverford […]

College Lacrosse 2011 is now available

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Attention Xbox fans. College Lacrosse 2011 is now available after having been released this past weekend. The new game includes several features not included in the original College Lacrosse 2010, including more than 50 game-play improvements, including dive shots, bullet and loft passing and new penalties as well as new graphics. For more info, click […]

What do you love most about lacrosse?

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It’s a game like no other. It combines the best attributes of some of our most popular sports like football, soccer, hockey and basketball. It’s been called the fastest game on two feet. Though the oldest sport in North America, it’s also the fastest growing. What makes lacrosse what it is? With Valentine’s Day upon […]

Phil wants to get things warmed up for lax

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Punxsutawney Phil must be a lacrosse fan. The renowned groundhog (some say he’s actually a woodchuck, but we digress) did not see his shadow this morning, meaning we will have an early spring. (For a video of Phil’s announcement, click here.) Granted, with the unrelenting snow, ice and cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing, Phil’s prediction […]

Snow is falling (again), but start of season is getting closer (really)

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As each new snowstorm rumbles its way through the region, it may not seem like it, but the start of the lax season is getting closer and closer with each new snowflake. In fact, as we told you earlier this week, the first college scrimmages of this season will be held this weekend. Below is […]

Season’s Greetings from LaxLessons

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Amid all the gift gifting, parties and cheer, the holiday season also provides us with an opportunity to look back as well as look forward. As we get to wrap up our first full calendar year at LaxLessons.com, we want to take a moment to wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy holiday. […]

‘Mustache Madness 2′ ends today

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The month-long, second annual “Mustache Madness” effort spearheaded by high school, collegiate and pro teams throughout the nation comes to an end today. Players on these teams have been working hard to raise money for the HEADstrong foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Several college teams have set up donation pages, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hey gang – here’s hoping that if you’ve done any traveling, that it’s gone smoothly. It won’t be long before it’s time to dig in and enjoy your Thanksgiving feast. If you have some extra time afterward, instead of lying on the couch, you may want to check back on some recent stories here. Among […]

Sticks for Soldiers set for Fairfield Ludlowe

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Teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, including mainly squads from the Nutmeg State, will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. That’s when the fifth annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. Participating teams including […]

Belichick takes time out for lax after big win

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s love for lacrosse is hardly a secret. After all, he was captain of the lacrosse team at Wesleyan College. But his passion for the game remains as high as ever, despite his day job. For starters, his son, Steve, is a senior defenseman at Rutgers. Belichick also remains involved […]

Connecticut event benefits soldier wounded in Iraq

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Teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, including mainly squads from the Nutmeg State, will be joining together for a good cause from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. That’s when the fifth annual Sticks for Soldiers Classic will be held at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. Participating teams including […]

UMass tourney will draw quite a crowd

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One of the biggest events on the fall calendar is set for Sunday. A total of approximately 50 travel teams from up and down the East Coast will be flocking to the Mid-Fall Classic at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. If you are among those on hand for the event, be sure to weigh […]

Teams get behind ‘Mustache Madness 2′

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High school, collegiate and pro teams throughout the nation are now involved in a month-long “Mustache Madness” effort for the second straight year. Players on these teams are once again growing mustaches to raise money for the HEADstrong foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Several college teams have set up donation […]

Raum (Adelphi) is Sachem North’s seventh committed senior

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“Don’t look back. Someone might be gaining on you.” The baseball legend Satchel Paige uttered those words. But they also apply to lacrosse. As we told you here yesterday, John Jay is No. 1 among high schools in the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed (Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut) in seniors who have made college commitments, with […]

Long Island Sting tryout schedule set for Nov. 13

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The tryout schedule for the Long Island Sting’s 2012-16 age groups for the 2011 season is set. Tryouts will be held on the turf field at Michael Tully Park in New Hyde Park on Saturday, Nov. 13. The schedule is as follows: * Class of 2014, 2015 Registration: Noon-1 p.m. Tryout: 1-2:30 p.m. * Class […]

Hoboken Shootout set for Nov. 28

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A total of 120 players on six teams are expected to compete in the Hoboken Shootout on Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Stevens Institute of Technology. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each team will play at least three 45-minute games that will be officiated […]

Two of Hudson Valley’s top middies commit to D-I programs

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It’s been a busy night for Division I commitments in the Hudson Valley region, folks. Two of the leading players on sectional championship teams — both of whom are senior midfielders — made their college choices, and both will be heading to Division I programs. If you have checked our “Updated recruiting review and commitment […]

NY Times explores whether Rabil can be lax’s first breakout star

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He’s lacrosse’s premier star these days, and, unlike many who have previously held that distinction, Paul Rabil has endorsements galore. A section centerpiece feature in The New York Times “Thursday Styles” section on Rabil begins with this attention-grabbing headline: “Can This Man Make Lacrosse Sexy?” The Times article, written by James Vlahos, then refers to the […]

Fall Ball is here

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The college fall ball schedule will be hitting high gear this weekend. Among the more noteworthy events: Syracuse vs. SU alum on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Carrier Dome and the fourth annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Fidley High School in Folsom, Pa., on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Among the teams involved in the […]

Welcome to LaxLessons 3.0

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Since LaxLessons.com relaunched on March 2009, we have been devoted to bringing the latest news, updates, insights and instructional info for players, fans and coaches. It’s a formula that has resulted in the type of response few could have imagined or envisioned.

MLL players will be flocking to John Jay for fall training clinic

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There will be no shortage of MLL players at John Jay High School this coming month. Current and former Major League Lacrosse stars Kenny Nims, Matt Madalon, Jeff Bigas and Chris Daniello will be participating in an elite training clinic sponsored by Prime Time Lacrosse.

Time to spring ahead to fall ball

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The college football season is under way. The NFL regular season begins on Thursday night. But lacrosse is still very much in the air with plenty of fall travel tournaments — not to mention college fall ball events — on the horizon in the coming weeks.

Inside Lacrosse recruit issue is out this week

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Former West Islip star Nicky Galasso graces the cover of the recruiting issue of Inside Lacrosse, which will be out on the stands and in mailboxes this week. It will include national rankings of rising seniors and juniors in high school. It also ranks the top incoming college freshmen. To no one’s surprise, Galasso is […]

Seeing Red in Placid

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It was quite a week of lacrosse up in Lake Placid, N.Y., site of the 21st annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. And action in the most followed division, Masters, ended just as it did last year with Rusty Red outlasting a “Dream Team” of former Syracuse stars known as the Burnt Orange 14-13 in […]

Lax on the Lake

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It’s perhaps the premier lax extravaganza of the calendar year. Men’s and women’s teams of all age groups — from U-15 to Masters — converging on scenic Lake Placid in upstate New York for a week of non-stop lacrosse, better known as the 21st annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic.

Tuesday night’s Sound Shore League title-game results

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The final game of tonight’s tripleheader has just gone final as the 31-year-old Sound Shore League crowned champions in each of its three adult men’s divisions at Purchase College. The marquee game of the night, which started at 8:15 p.m., was the Division 1 final. It featured the top players out of John Jay High […]

Monday’s Sound Shore League title-game results/Tuesday’s championship tripleheader schedule

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The Sound Shore League crowned three champions tonight, with three more titles set to be decided on Tuesday. Here’s a rundown of tonight’s championship finals with all games played at Purchase College and Suffern Middle School:

Sound Shore championship schedule

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Get ready, gang. It’s time for the Sound Shore League to crown its champions. For the uninitiated, the Sound Shore League includes a 31-year-old men’s league made up of teams from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield counties, as well as a high school league.

Champion Showcase on ESPNU

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Several players from Long Island and Connecticut were among 96 standouts who competed in the 2010 Champion Boys High School Showcase held this past week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The players were divided into four teams, two of which, Team Spirit and Team Freedom, met for the championship, with Team Spirit winning 15-12 as […]

USA reclaims World title

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Ned Crotty scored on a back-handed shot with 5:46 remaining in the fourth quarter as the United States team outlasted Canada 12-10 today for the championship of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Games in Manchester, England.

U.S. vs. Canada for World crown

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The United States will face Canada for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Games championship for the fourth straight time. The teams’ latest battle for the title will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Manchester, England. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

Sound Shore championship schedule

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The Sound Shore League, which includes four men’s adult and one high school division of teams from the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region has finalized its championship game schedule. Five championships will be awarded Aug. 1 and Aug. 2.

Ready for the World (Championships)?

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The Federation of International Lacrosse World Games are fast approaching, and the U.S. men’s national team that will be competing in Manchester, England July 15-24 has a big test this week leading up to that. A record 30 nations will be competing.

North tops South in Under Armour Classic

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West Islip stars Nicky Galasso and Andrew Hodgson each had one goal and one assist tonight to help the North team defeat the South 17-12 in the  fifth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. For the Towson-bound Hodgson, the game provided an opportunity to play on his future home […]

Hofstra hosts LI Pride Fest

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Summer travel teams from throughout the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut area will be among those competing today at the eighth annual Long Island Pride Fest at Hofstra University in Hempstead.

Under Armour Classic set for Saturday

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The fifth annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic is set for Saturday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium and several standouts from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region will be involved in the action.

A look back at an eventful season

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There was plenty to talk about this past season. That’s for sure.

Who’s No. 1? LaxPower releases final national rankings

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There has been quite a spirited debate here among readers — and in our latest poll question — as to who would have won a matchup between state champions West Islip and Manhasset. Now, LaxPower has weighed in. I just received word from George Baldassare, LaxPower’s director of high school boys lacrosse, that its computer […]

West Islip, Manhasset draw top two spots in final rankings

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State champions West Islip and Manhasset finished the season ranked first and second, respectively, in the final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings for the 2010 season.

Sound Shore League action under way

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It’s opening week for the Sound Shore Adult Men’s League of the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region.

Scoreboard Central: Thursday/5.27.10

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It’s been an annual affair. CHSAA rivals St. Anthony’s and Chaminade wage spirited regular-season battles, which they almost always wind up splitting. Then comes Round 3 — for the CHSAA championship. Round 3 for this season is today.

Lax Lesson of the Week: Regi

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Another break down of a collegiate level play out of the LaxLessons.com Offensive Playbook.

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.

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: Thursday/3.25.10

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It’s Week 1 of the regular season, folks. For some teams that is. Most won’t getting things going officially until next week. A few teams’ openers aren’t until the following week.

Lax Lesson of the Week: Over the Cage Shooting Drill

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The high school season has just gotten under way and things are heating up at LaxLessons.com. Beginning this week, we are introducing a new feature, the LaxLessons.com “Lax Lesson of the Week.” We will be breaking down, demonstrating and dissecting all areas of the game, starting this week with over-the-cage shooting drill. A great shooting […]

Putnam Valley’s Calabro making sudden impact at the college level

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Former Putnam Valley star Kyle Calabro was named Middle Atlantic Conference player of the week. Calabro, a freshman attackman at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., had seven goals in a three-game span. For more info, click here. * College coverage archive

Here’s a blog you’ll definitely want to check out

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Beast47Blog. If you’re a diehard lax fan you can probably figure out who the author of this blog is, folks. After all, when Ric Beardsley starred for Lakeland High School and Syracuse University he was: * A beast. * He wore No. 47. Now, he’s sharing his thoughts in his own, one-of-a-kind way when it […]

Under Armour All-America Classic nomination guidelines

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Nine players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region accounted for the 44 players selected to compete in last year’s Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, which was played on June 28 at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The South outlasted the North 19-16 before 2,364 fans and a national television audience. There should be a large […]

Former Iona Prep star named CAA rookie of week

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The weekly honors continue to roll in and former Iona Prep star Nick Trizano is among the players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region earning recognition.

Helping Haiti

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The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti occurred more than a month ago. And there is still plenty more we all need to do for the people of Haiti, who need our help so they can get the safe drinking water, shelter and medical care they so desperately need. * Haiti News Network

West Islip is No. 1 in preseason national rankings

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The West Islip Lions, who are in pursuit of their fourth state title in the last five years are No. 1 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Preseason High School Power Rankings. St. Anthony’s checks in at No. 4. Six other teams  from the Hudson Valley/LongIsland/Connecticut region are in the Top 25, including John Jay at […]

Eck reflects on the art of the faceoff

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As we told you earlier this week, one of the game’s premier faceoff specialists, Chris Eck, will be doing his thing on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a clinic presented by Dynasty Lacrosse at the East Fishkill Golf and Baseball Center in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. I just completed a Q&A […]

Faceoff clinic set for Saturday

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One of the game’s premier faceoff artists, former Colgate star Chris Eck, will be sharing his knowledge on one of the game’s most important elements on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a clinic presented by Dynasty Lacrosse at the East Fishkill Golf and Baseball Center in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. For […]

MLL rookie of year, former Syracuse star Nimms to appear at clinic

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Former Syracuse University star Kenny Nimms, who was the 2009 MLL rookie of the year for the Chicago Machine, headlines Prime Time Lacrosse’s second annual Spring Training Clinic at John Jay High School in Cross River on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Blast from the Past: Yorktown edges Corning East in 1989 state title game

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Roy Colsey. Dom Fin. Steve Carcaterra. Ousmane Greene. Erik Elfstrum. Joe Spallone. Those were some of the more recognizable teams on the 1989 Yorktown Huskers, who beat Corning East 8-7 in overtime to win the Class B state championship. The Trojans were led by Casey Donegan, Todd Cavallaro and Dan Burnside. It was the second […]

New feature coming soon: Player perspectives

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On April 1, 2007, I rolled out a new blog feature called “Outside the Box.” It was basically a first-of-its-kind personality profile in which I asked players as many questions about what interests them off the field as I did about what they were up to on it. The first subject was a freshman who […]

Arlington goes Yorktown route, turns program over to Connolly

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The high school lacrosse landscape is about to change in the northern tier of Section 1. Add Don Connolly’s name to the ever-growing list of past Yorktown players taking the reins of a program in dire need of a fresh face and some new ideas. Arlington is a massive school, one of the biggest in […]

Your winter lacrosse information center

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Winter technically doesn’t start for a few more weeks, of course, but with the fall lacrosse calendar now complete, what better time to look ahead to some events that are on tap the next couple of months leading into the start of the 2010 season? Check the second page of this post for a rundown […]

Shoreham-Wading River LaxFest marks end of fall schedule

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The fall travel schedule winds to a close on Sunday as teams from throughout the region will be competing in the annual Shoreham-Wading River LaxFest in Suffolk County.

UMass tourney features wall-to-wall lax

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Games at today’s Mid-Fall Classic at UMass were played on 13 adjacent fields in Amherst, Mass. It’s known as the Mid-Fall Classic. And that’s an an important thing to remember as far as today’s annual event at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., is concerned. After all, it’s mid-fall — not mid-season — and […]

Teams will be flocking to UMass on Sunday

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One of the biggest events on the fall calendar is set for Sunday. A total of 46 travel teams from up and down the East Coast will be flocking to the Mid-Fall Classic at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Roster picked for 2010 U.S. men's national team

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The roster fort the 2010 U.S. men’s national  team has been finalized, folks. A total of 23 players. who were selected from the 41-player training camp roster, will compete in the World Championship July 14-24 next year in Manchester, England.

Fall calendar update

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Hey gang – There are a few big events remaining in the fall for high school age players, capped off on Nov. 22 by the Shoreham-Wading River Lax Fest.

Fall tournament at Trinity College

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Teams from throughout the region will be flocking to Trinity College in Hartford on Sunday for the Capital City Carver Tournament.

Bronxville's Wood commits to Washington and Lee

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Bronxville attackman/midfielder Joe Wood committed last night to Division III power Washington and Lee. Joe Wood of Bronxville is a versatile player who can play both attack and midfield. And at this time next year, he will be playing for the Washington and Lee Generals.

Your fall lacrosse information center

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We may be a few months away from the start of the season, but plenty of players, coaches and teams are pretty busy right now.

Tryouts, programs and events rundown

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Hey gang – Thought this would be a good time to update you on what’s going on this fall as far as tryouts, programs, showcase events and college tournaments.