Lacrosse Insider: Section 9 (NY) finals predictions

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New York’s Section 9 (Orange and Ulster counties) will hold its finals Friday at Middletown High School’s Faller Field. While Section 9 often takes a backseat to its Hudson Valley sister conference, Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties), it bears noting that the No. 1 seed in Section 9 Class A, Warwick Valley, […]

Video special: Highlights of the Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings

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We are just over a month away from the start of official varsity tryouts and practices for the 2014 varsity season in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. As we draw closer to the start of the season, we unveiled our inaugural Tristate Top 100 preseason player rankings. […]

Links to updated tristate recruiting commitment rundowns for classes of 2014, ’15, ’16 and ’17

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The following are links for boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating classes of 2014 (current seniors), 2015 (current juniors), 2016 (current sophomores) and 2017 (current freshmen). If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2014

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The following are Division I boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2014 (current freshmen). Be sure to check separate listings for commitments by the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you have a commitment to […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2016

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2016, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check […]

Updated tristate recruiting commitment rundown for Class of 2017

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LaxLessons.com: Imitated, But Never Duplicated. The Original. The Best. The Leader. The Only Unbiased, Professional Lax Recruiting Source. The following are boys lacrosse collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotspotfor lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating Class of 2017, sorted by high school/prep school. Be sure to check separate […]

Schedules Scanner: Links for 2014 men’s, women’s college, boys, girls HS schedules

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

NLI Fall Signing Week: Latest, most up-to-date rundown of 2014 commits

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National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week lasts from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships, so committed players to Division I programs that do not award athletic scholarships (such as the Ivy League and military academies), as well as commited players to Division III programs, do not sign NLIs […]

Class of 2013 commitment rundown by high school/prep school

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The following are boys collegiate commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, for the high school graduating class of 2013. If you have a commitment to report, or any additions to make to this rundown, email us at joe@laxlessons.com or info@laxlessons.com or contact us on Twitter @Joe_Lombardi […]

Two-time All-American, rising junior Sessa set on Yale

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Yale was thisclose to making it to the NCAA Division I Final Four this past spring. The Bulldogs lost to eventual national finalist Syracuse 7-6 in the quarterfinals. Judging by the Bulldogs’ recent recruiting efforts, a semifinal appearance in the coming years seems almost inevitable. On what was a big day for major recruiting news […]

Here are your NY/NJ/CT state finals schedules for Saturday

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NEW YORK NEW JERSEY CONNECTICUT Among Saturday’s matchups, defending New York Class B state champion Garden City will be facing a Jamesville-Dewitt squad which has won three state titles since 2007. Our latest poll question asks who you think will win the game. To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, scroll […]

New York state boys finals schedule, semifinal scores

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FINALS Saturday, June 8 at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Class B: Garden City (Section 8) vs. Jamesville-Dewitt (Section 3), 11 a.m. Class C: Bronxville (Section 1) vs. Cazenovia (Section 3), 1:30 p.m. Class A: Ward Melville (Section 11) vs. West Genesee (Section 3),  4 p.m. SEMIFINAL SCORES Class A Ward Melville 13, Shenendehowa 6 […]

New York state semifinals, finals boys schedule

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SEMIFINALS Wednesday, June 5 Downstate at Marist College, Poughkeepsie Class B Niskayuna (Section 2) vs. Garden City (Section 8), 3:30 p.m. Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Bronxville (Section 1), 5:30 p.m. Class A Shenendehowa (Section 2) vs. Ward Melville (Section 11), 8 p.m. Upstate at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Class B Jamesville-Dewitt […]

Downstate boys regional final schedules for Saturday at Albany, Panas, Hofstra

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SECTION 1/2/9 REGIONAL Games played at the University at Albany and Walter Panas High School on Saturday, June 1. Winners play the Section 8/11 champion on Wednesday, June 5 in the state semifinals. Class B at University at Albany Cornwall (Section 2) vs. Niskayuna (Section 2), 1 p.m. Class C at Walter Panas High School […]

Section 9 championship game results

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Winners play the Section 1/2 champion on Saturday, June 1 for in the state quarterfinals. Class A Minisink Valley 10, Warwick 7 Class B Cornwall 15, Wallkill 8 Class C Red Hook 7, Rondout Valley 5 Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New Mobile apps for iPad/iPhone/Android * Download […]

Yorktown has six of Hudson Valley’s record 10 All-Americans

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A record 10 All-Americans were selected tonight from the Hudson Valley region, with another record set, as Yorktown had a record six honorees. Below is the complete list, which was first reported earlier tonight after the selection meeting ended at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi. JD Colarusso, Arlington, senior goaltender (University at Albany) Peter Conley, Mamaroneck, senior attackman (Johns […]

Updated NY/NJ state semis/finals schedules, NJ T of C schedule

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NEW YORK Boys brackets Girls brackets NEW JERSEY Boys Tournament of Champions Girls Tournament of Champions Semifinals – June 5 Finals – June 8 CONNECTICUT Boys Semifinals, finals schedule Girls Class L bracket Class M bracket Class S bracket Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email us at info@laxlessons.com. LAXLESSONS Links New Mobile apps for […]

Rundown of this month’s premier HS matchups

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High school lacrosse fans in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate regions may be the first ones to set their clocks ahead this weekend when Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. After all, with some of the big early season matchups set for the opening weeks of the season, who can blame them? […]

Warwick All-America defender Donnellan decides on Pace

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So you thought the final week of the calendar year would allow lacrosse players throughout the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area a little bit of downtime before starting — or, in most cases, re-starting — rigorous preseason training and condition. While that’s true, some standouts from the region have made even more worthwhile use of […]

Schedules scanner: Men’s/women’s college, boys/girls HS

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Below are links to LaxPower.com’s college and high school schedule sections. COLLEGE Men’s Division I Division II Division III Women’s Division I Division II Division III HIGH SCHOOL Boys * CHSAA * New York City * Section 1 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and parts of Dutchess counties) * Section 2 (Albany area) * Section 3 (Syracuse area) * […]

You make the call: What was biggest tristate boys lax story in 2012?

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“Strong” Island completed a sweep of the New York state champions with West Islip (Class A), Garden City (Class B) and Shoreham-Wading River (Class C) all winning titles. In Connecticut, New Canaan surprised many by winning the FCIAC championship. Mamaroneck, which lost eight games in a row during the regular season, stunned the Hudson Valley […]

College-by-college breakdown for Class of 2013

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When it comes to lacrosse hotbeds, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region is, of course, No. 1. So now that National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week, which runs from Nov. 14-21, is upon us, the question is: What college is No. 1 when it comes to landing commitments from tristate seniors? The answer is […]

Plenty of tristate lacrosse news as NLI Fall Signing Week draws near

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It won’t be long now. Scores of seniors from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate area, will be making their verbal commitments binding Nov. 14-21 during National Letter of Intent Signing Period. More on that — plenty more — to come, of course. In the meantime, there’s plenty of […]

Coming soon: What college programs scored best in securing tristate’s top seniors?

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With the National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Period coming up soon – Nov. 14-21 – we’ll have a college-by-college breakdown of senior commitments from the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. NLIs must be attached to athletic scholarships. Nevertheless, we will include all Division I- and Division II-bound […]

Syracuse recruit Callahan’s rapid rise in the spotlight

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When Nolan Callahan transferred to prep school in New Hampshire two years ago, the hockey goalie from Florida contemplated playing tennis in the spring. But he wound up trying lacrosse. Now, the rising junior at Avon Old Farms (Conn.) is headed to one of the nation’s premier D-I powers — Syracuse. Callahan’s intriguing story is […]

HS teammates will stay together at next level

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A total of eight players from three of the top high schools programs in the tristate area — Massapequa, Chaminade and Yorktown — will remain teammates at the collegiate levels. That’s among the topics Joe Lombardi explores in his latest column on the tristate lacrosse scene for InsideLacrosse.com.  Have a recruiting commitment to report? Email […]

What tristate team will be No. 1 in Class of 2013 commits?

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That’s the question Joe Lombardi asks in his weekly column on tristate lax for InsideLacrosse.com. Right now, it’s a heated race between Delbarton (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Don Bosco Prep (N.J.). Joe had three separate commit updates yesterday at Twitter.com/joe_lombardi that had big  impacts on that unofficial recruiting race: * Chaminade (N.Y.) […]

Recapping a busy week on the tristate lacrosse scene

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So much for the dog days of summer. This past week started and ended with a flurry of commitments, including three by rising sophomores, bringing the total number in the tristate to seven. Joe Lombardi has an overview of all the news in his latest column on tristate lacrosse for InsideLacrosse.com. In case you missed […]

Recapping an eventful week

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It was a week that started with a first college commitment by a rising sophomore from a tristate area school — Orleans, Ontario native Jake Fox of Trinity-Pawling (pictured above) — and ended with the first commit by a tristate resident who’s a rising sophomore — Brian Willetts of Smithtown East. In between, the Maverik Showtime […]

Tristate region will be well-represented at All-American Showcase in Florida; boys, girls rosters included here

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The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region, will be well-represented when hundreds of the leading high school players in the nation will be competing in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase July 22-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The girls event is […]

Final thoughts on the tristate high school season

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What recently graduated high school players will make immediate impacts as freshmen in college? Who are the top five boys and girls returning players for next year? Who are the boys and girls tristate players of the year for this past spring. Joe Lombardi and Carl Reuter will give their thoughts on those questions and […]

Here are your 2012 New York, Connecticut state champions; New Jersey Tournament of Champions winners

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BOYS State championships Connecticut  at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Class L Fairfield Prep 8, Ridgefield 6 Class M Darien 11, New Canaan 5 Class S Joel Barlow 15, Somers 2 New York at Faller Field, Middletown High School  Class A West Islip  12, Ithaca 7 Class B Garden City 11, Irondequoit 5 Class C […]

Saturday, 6/9: Connecticut, New York will crown state champs; New Jersey TOC boys/girls finals doubleheader set

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It’s title time. Among the headlines: * Garden City, Shoreham-Wading River and New Canaan will be trying to win both boys and girls titles. * The GC boys, making their third straight title-game appearance, last won a championship in 2000. The GC girls are looking for their seventh straight championship. * Shoreham-Wading River’s boys, fresh […]

Here are your New York, Connecticut state finals, New Jersey TOC final matchups

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State championships New York Saturday, June 9 at Faller Field, Middletown High School (pictured above) Class C Shoreham-Wading River vs. Penn Yan winner, 11 a.m. Class A West Islip  vs.  Ithaca, 1:30 p.m. Class B Garden City vs. Irondequoit, 4 p.m. * Click here for the complete New York state boys and girls brackets Connecticut  Saturday, June 9 […]

Wednesday, 6/6: State semis in New York, Connecticut; TOC semis in New Jersey

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We’re one step away from the state finals in New York and Connecticut boys lacrosse and from the Tournament of Champions final in New Jersey. Among the day’s big headlines, we start with the Final Four in each of the three classes in New York. Downstate New York: * Two of the nation’s most tradition-rich […]

Saturday, June 2: It’s the downstate quarterfinals with Long Island boys championship tripleheader at Hofstra and Section 2 vs. Section 1 tripleheader at Clarkstown South; Connecticut state quarters also today; Iona Prep plays for state title

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We’re a step away from the state semifinals. So let’s get right to it. For starters, the Long Island boys championship games are today. (The girls play their Island title tripleheader tomorrow.) Here’s the lineup for Hofstra University in Hempstead: Games at Hofstra University, Hempstead Class C Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Cold Spring Harbor […]

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 […]

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., […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday, 4/30: Rye visits Fox Lane; Mamaroneck hosts Scarsdale; Clarkstown South plays at O’Neill; Fairfield Prep visits Cheshire

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Last week had its share of highlights. Now, it’s Day 1 of what will be another big week of games in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. Let’s start off in Section 1, where Rye, coming off a 9-3 win over Horace Greeley, visits Greeley’s main rival Fox […]

Saturday, 4/28: Plenty of power-packed matchups from morning till evening

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There’s one problem with what is a stacked Saturday of big games from the morning through the evening. Where do we start? How about chronologically, with 10 a.m. games between Hicksville and host Baldwin and visiting Smithtown East and Northport. At 10:30 a.m., there’s a nice matchup between defending Class A state champ Farmingdale and […]

Friday, 4/27: Wrapping up an eventful Thursday; Darien (8-1) visits McMahon (8-1); Sayville (8-2) hosts Bayport-Blue Point (8-2); Mount Sinai squares off against SWR

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It was quite a day. Here are some highlights from Thursday: * Resurgent Yorktown built a six-goal first quarter lead and coasted to a 16-9 win at Somers behind Conor Gately’s four goals and four assists and Frankie Fusco’s six goals. * Sean Wilkinson, the hero of Ridgefield’s state title win over Fairfield Prep last […]

Thursday, 4/26: Yorktown-Somers, John Jay-Mahopac form unique doubleheader; LP hosts Bronxville; Defending state champs Ridgefield, Wilton collide; New Canaan/Greenwich and Staples/Weston also set to square off

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What will Yorktown do for an encore? After an 11-9 win over previously unbeaten Darien catapulted the Huskers into the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national rankings, Yorktown will take on one of its main challengers in Section 1 Class B — Somers. The Tuskers are unbeaten vs. Section 1 teams, including a 9-6 win at John […]

Wednesday, 4/25: Yorktown, Lakeland/Panas will have quick turnarounds after dramatic wins; Brien McMahon (7-1) faces Simsbury (7-0) in CT; Bridgewater-Raritan (8-0) takes on Hunterdon Central (7-1) in NJ

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The tristate lax world is still buzzing about last night. For good reason. After all, the specter of a possible unbeaten regular season became a trending topic in Darien after the Blue Wave beat Manhasset for the first time since 2008 last week. Yorktown, meanwhile, was trying to regroup after back-to-back one-sided losses to Chaminade […]

Tuesday, 4/24: Darien, Yorktown renew rivalry; Pac, LP meet again; Unbeaten Comsewogue visits SWR (7-1); Lynbrook hosts Manhasset; Byram Hills plays at Rye

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One of the most much-awaited annual matchups in the tristate region will be renewed tonight as Darien visits Yorktown at 7 o’clock at historic Charlie Murphy Field. Darien, at 8-0 and coming off its first win over Manhasset since 2008, is riding high. Yorktown (6-2), which suffered back-to-back one-sided losses to Chaminade and Smithtown West […]

Monday, 4/23: Croton looks to stay unbeaten; East meets West in Battle of Smithtown; McMahon plays at Masuk

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We’re at the halfway point of the regular season. Considering all the surprises and interesting storylines that have emerged already, and especially this past week, you can only imagine how many unexpected plot twists will occur before the regular season wraps up and we prepare for the playoffs. But first things first. Let’s take a […]

Looking back at a noteworthy week

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The regular season in high school lacrosse has reached the midway point. So far, there have been many compelling stories, interesting outcomes and big developments. Among them, West Genesee coach Mike Messere surpassed Ward Melville/Mount Sinai legend Joe Cuozzo to become the winningest coach in high school lax history. That happened Thursday, the same day […]

Saturday, 4/21: Now No. 1, GC hosts Duxbury; Pequa plays at John Jay; Nisky visits Somers; Ridgefield set for Summit in battle of unbeaten; West Islip battles Ridgewood; Acompora Tourney at Northport

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Just a few days after taking over the top spot in the national rankings, Garden City hosts Massachusetts power Duxbury at 1 p.m. Duxbury beat Jamesville DeWitt 10-8 on April 14. JD, of course, is the team that’s beaten GC in the state finals the last two years. Also in Nassau, Manhasset looks to bounce back […]

Friday, 4/20: Darien, West Islip pull out big wins; Wilton vs. St. Anthony’s, Shen vs. Yorktown, Tappan Zee vs. Suffern highlight today’s slate

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One of the things that makes lacrosse special is that, when two very strong teams square off, invariably the game winds up going down to the wire. Last night was a perfect example. Manhasset and Darien, both of whom are among the Top 20 teams in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings, went toe-to-toe for […]

Thursday, 4/19: Manhasset, Darien ‘Battle of the Sound’ highlights slate; West Islip, Smithtown West meet again; Section 1 slate includes Rye vs. Lakeland/Panas

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When it comes to marquee matchups, today is perhaps the biggest weekday of the season so far. Among the matchups: Darien vs. Manhasset; West Islip vs. Smithtown West; and Rye at Lakeland/Panas. Let’s start with Darien and Manhasset. Darien has a score to settle. Make that three scores to settle. The Blue Wave’s “Battle of […]

Wednesday, 4/18: Unbeaten Bethpage, Comsewogue, Bridgewater-Raritan and Don Bosco all have tough tests; Yorktown girls host rival Lakeland/Panas in matchup of 2011 state semifinalists

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Bethpage has been one of the biggest surprises in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region thus far this season. The Golden Eagles have jumped out to an 8-0 start, led by the offense of Ryan Mahon and Jesse House and defense of Danny Chillianis. Starting now, Bethpage will […]

Tuesday, 4/17: After an eventful Monday, Tuesday slate is highlighted by New Canaan-Darien

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It was a relatively light day for games yesterday, but there was no shortage of big news in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut region. It started bright and early in the morning. As we first told you here on Twitter, another sophomore standout from the tristate, made a college […]

John Jay-Manhasset OT thriller biggest surprise on a day in which Garden City may emerge as No. 1 team nationally

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On a day when Garden City knocked off the nation’s top-ranked team, Conestoga (Pa.), the biggest surprise happened not at the Checking for Cancer Classic at the Hanover School in Pennsylvania (where Garden City and Conestoga played), but in Nassau County. That’s where John Jay, coming off a 9-6 loss on its homefield to Somers, […]

Saturday, 4/14: Get set for a Super Saturday filled with marquee crossover, interstate matchups; Somers-Ridgefield game features future college teammates

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We’re in store for quite a Saturday. Today is marked by some interstate and in-state, non-section matchups that have been much awaited. So let’s get right to it. Yorktown, coming off its first loss in a setback at Chaminade, plays at Smithtown West in a rematch of a one-goal thriller last season. The game will […]

Friday, 4/13: Thursday showdown outcomes prove telling; St. Anthony’s hosts La Costa Canyon

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Call it Telltale Thursday. A couple of results yesterday were just that — telling. Let’s start in the FCIAC, where Darien and Wilton met up in a rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton, ending Darien’s hopes of a seventh straight state title. Darien took the latest meeting 10-8, snapping an […]

Thursday, 4/12: Get warmed up for the weekend with some big games today

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Can’t wait for all the big games this coming weekend? Well, today is a pretty good warmup. Consider these: * Darien at Wilton, 6 p.m.: Rematch of last year’s Class M state semifinal, won by Wilton to end the Blue Wave’s run of six straight state titles. * Somers at John Jay, 6:30 p.m.: Two […]

Wednesday, 4/11: Suffolk Class A contenders square off; Unbeaten Tappan Zee meets Hen Hud; New Canaan faces Lawrenceville

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We’re halfway through a week filled with big games. While today is a relatively light day,  there are still a few interesting games. It’s a busy day in Suffolk with many of the top contenders in Class A in action: * West Islip and Sachem North, meet at 2 p.m. at West Islip. * Ward […]

Tuesday, 4/10: Yorktown, Chaminade — both 4-0 — renew rivalry

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The tradition-rich Yorktown-Chaminade rivalry will be renewed today. Two of the region’s top programs, both of whom are unbeaten, are set to square off at 5 p.m. today at Chaminade’s Ott Field. Yorktown is considered to favorite to win Section 1 Class B. Two other Class B contenders, Brewster and John Jay, meet in Cross […]

Monday, 4/9: It’s the start of what should be an interesting week

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  With all the marquee matchups in store, it promises to be an interesting week. And it all starts today. While it’s generally a quite day, there are some games of note. In Connecticut, New Canaan visits Norwalk in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Testa Field. Also of note, New Fairfield plays at Newtown at 7 […]

Big week ahead: Darien, Wilton square off; Chaminade visits Greenwich, Fairfield Prep after hosting Yorktown; Garden City, Conestoga meet

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  Photo by Ray Nelson Three tough tests for Chaminade, fresh off its huge win over St. Anthony’s, and a showdown between defending FCIAC champion Darien and defending Class M state champion Wilton highlight what promises to be an interesting week in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region. […]

Saturday, 4/7: Some good matchups in Fairfield County; John Jay hosts Rye; St. Anthony’s-Delbarton, Yorktown-Fallston among intrastate games

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We have a nice mix of intersectional/conference games with some regional showdowns on tap for this Lacrosse Saturday. Let’s start in Connecticut, where 2010 FCIAC champ Greenwich hosts 2011 Class M state champion Wilton at 11 a.m. If you don’t make it out to the game, you can watch the premiere broadcast on Monday, April […]

Wednesday, 4/4: Ridgefield, Darien get things started; Manhasset hosts Cold Spring Harbor

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A defending Connecticut state champion — and the defending FCIAC titlist — get things going today. Ridgefield, which beat Fairfield Prep in last year’s Class L title game, hosts Greenwich, the 2010 FCIAC champs, in a 6 p.m. game at Tiger Hollow Stadium. Darien, which beat Ridgefield in last year’s FCIAC championship clash, hosts Fairfield […]

Tuesday, 4/3: Some interesting storylines surround today’s Section 1 slate; Busy day in Nassau, Suffolk

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There will be a game within the game when Byram Hills visits Clarkstown South today at 5:15 p.m. The contest features an intriguing goalie battle between two of Section 1′s premier netminders — seniors Andrew Larrabee of Byram and Kris Alleyne of South. Larrabee, who became the Bobcats’ all-time saves leader last week (surpassing Pancho […]

Saturday, 3/31: Much-awaited John Jay-Yorktown, West Islip-Chaminade matchups are today; Manhasset, Garden City face Maryland powers in doubleheader

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March will be going out like lion. In more ways than just the raw, wet weather that is forecast for today. Some of the season’s marquee matchups are on tap for today as well. John Jay takes on Yorktown in what has become the unofficial Section 1 regular-season game of the year the last decade. […]

Thursday, 3/29: John Jay, Arlington, Mahopac, Brewster get things started; Northport visits Ward Melville

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This weekend’s John Jay-Yorktown game will have to go a long way to top this week’s John Jay-Yorktown game. Confused? Don’t be. The John Jay-Yorktown boys, of course, play on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Charlie Murphy Field. Yesterday, the schools’ varsity girls teams squared off, and Yorktown pulled out a 17-16 win as Stefanie Ranigan […]

Wednesday, 3/28: National powers Darien, Salisbury scrimmage at Yale; John Jay, Yorktown girls meet; Action starts in New Jersey

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If yesterday’s regular-season games are any indication, we’re in for quite a spring. Check out these scores: * Bethpage 6, Hicksville 5 * Syosset 12, Cold Spring Harbor 11 * Farmingdale 5, Lynbrook 4 * Eastchester 6, Pearl River 5 Fasten your seatbelts, gang. With increased participation, parity and unpredictability now the buzzwords at all […]

Tuesday, 3/27: Syosset visits CSH; Bethpage hosts Hicksville; Fairfield Prep, John Jay; Mahopac, New Canaan; Iona Prep, Yorktown meet in scrimmages

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The regular season on Long Island will officially wrap up Week 1 with some interesting matchups. Cold Spring Harbor, the preseason No 1 seed in Conference 4, hosts Syosset, the No. 1 preseason seed in Conference 1, in a 7:30 p.m. game. In another night game, Bethpage, with three college-bound seniors in defensemen Paul Bitetti […]

Monday, 3/26: Former Somers players reunite as coaches in New Rochelle opener; John Jay hosts LP in key girls clash

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Today is just the start of what promises to be an eventful week. One that ends with a pair of showdowns of note: John Jay vs. Yorktown in the Hudson Valley and West Islip vs. Chaminade on Long Island. Be sure to check our poll question as we will be soliciting your thoughts on both […]

GC passes another early test; JFK Catholic wins opener on its (brand new) turf; Preseason tournaments aplenty

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 Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com For the last two years, Garden City rode an unyielding defense to back-to-back appearances in the New York State Class B championship game. So far this young season, the Trojans have taken a different route to success. And it’s downright offensive. Literally. GC has racked up 41 goals in its first […]

Saturday, 3/24: Ward Melville-Garden City clash headlines slate; Preseason events at Somers, Darien, Daniel Hand, Yorktown; Manhasset scrimmages Ridgefield

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When you combine a marquee regular-season matchup with several of the most stacked annual preseason events, today may wind up being one of the most intriguing Saturdays of the entire season. Wait, the season hasn’t even started — the regular season, at least — for most teams in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, […]

Thursday, 3/22: John Jay, Darien set for much-awaited annual preseason meeting; Jericho battles Roslyn in matchup of upstart programs

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If the game between Garden City-Syosset serves as the annual lidlifter for the regular season of Long Island lacrosse, then the annual John Jay-Darien scrimmage similarly marks the start of things in the Hudson Valley/Connecticut region. Granted, it’s not an actual game, but it has been as anticipated and talked about as many — if […]

Wednesday, 3/21: Hudson Valley teams start scrimmages; LI continues regular season

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Many wondered how the loss of such defensive standouts as Stephen Jahelka and Brian Fischer would affect Garden City. Well, defense was anything but a question in the Trojans’ 13-8 season-opening win over visiting Syosset yesterday. That’s because GC was too busy putting on what was quite an impressive offensive display. Led by Liam Kennedy’s […]

Tuesday, 3.20: Nassau Class A No. 1 seed Syosset gets things started vs. two-time Class B state finalist Garden City

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The wind-chill factor will be a, well, non-factor. But one thing will remain the same. While the temperatures are expected to hover at or above the 70-degree mark on this first day of spring, Garden City will be opening the season in a familiar way. Against the Syosset Braves. It’s been that way the last […]

Monday, 3.19: Full slate of games on Long Island

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As we noted here yesterday, a handful of Long Island teams played their openers last week. Most, though, will be getting thing started this week. Many Section 1 and some Section 9 teams get things started next week, with most Connecticut and New Jersey squads getting going the week after that. In boys action today, […]

It’s time to get things started

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There are have a smattering of games the last couple of days involving teams from Long Island, which traditionally gets the season started first. But this coming week is when it really all starts. In addition some intriguing preseason scrimmages and tournaments, there are also some marquee matchups. For the complete rundown, be sure to […]