What to watch for at the Long Island championships
Terence Pfeifer, right, and Hicksville will face West Islip in Tuesday’s Class A Long Island championship game. Simply put, any of the three Long Island championship games are almost as big as a state final. This year will be no exception as six schools have emerged from the regular season and sectional wars to get […]
LaxLessons.com all-region team: Who's the best attackman?
Which attackman is going to get the first vote? We’ll find out tonight at the strike of midnight when week-long voting for our inaugural LaxLessons.com all-region team starts.
Championship Week: Section 1, Suffolk finals
Yorktown midfielder Liam McCarthy. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Both Somers and Ward Melville stated their case during the regular season. That’s when the Tuskers beat John Jay for the first time since 2003 and the Patriots, who earlier in the season knocked Yorktown from the unbeaten ranks, did the same to West Islip on May […]
Championship Week: Nassau finals
Garden City attackman Brian Coleman. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Two No. 1 seeds (Garden City in Class B and Manhasset in Class C) are alive and well as we get set for today’s Nassau County finals. But we do have one casualty. And it’s a big one. In Class A, Farmingdale was ousted in the […]
Championship Week: FCIAC, SWC finals
Darien coach Jeff Brameier (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s time. For months, FCIAC fans have known this moment would arrive. Though it nearly did not (thanks to an inspired effort by New Canaan in the FCIAC semifinals), Ridgefield and Darien will indeed be meeting for the FCIAC title.
Sectional/conference semifinal scores and highlights
Top: Can junior defenseman John Bello, first-year coach Lew Janavey and the Somers Tuskers show some “Red Rage” (the team’s rally cheer) by advancing to thesectional finals for the first time since 2007? Above: Matt Gorski and Darien face rival Wilton in the FCIAC semifinals. (Photos by Ryan Rabidou/LaxLessons.com, top, and Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com/ above) By […]
Wednesday's quarterfinal scores and highlights
Brendan Donelan and No. 4 Brewster host No. 5 Hen Hud in a Class B sectional semifinal today. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Friday's schedule/Score updates
Senior midfielder Cameron Ross and Darien lay out the welcome mat for visiting Norwalk today at 4 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Thursday's playoff results
Garden City’s Brian Coleman, left, and Cornell-bound defenseman Thomas Keith of Syosset. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’ve got playoff games all over the place today, gang. Hope you’re ready. Ready to not only post your predictions and then take in the games, but pass along updates and info on the games you attend right here. […]
Wednesday's playoff updates
Holy Cross-bound senior attackman Myles Gillespie of Iona Prep holds the Metro tournament trophy with his teammate and brother Jack after the Gaels’ 17-7 title-game win over Fieldston at Iona Prep. Iona Prep and Fieldston are meeting for the Metro tournament title today and action gets under way in the Nassau County playoffs with Class […]
Rob Santangelo and Rye are hoping to win a fifth straight Class C sectional title. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) Much is made of the annual Charlie Murphy Cup between Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas. But the ‘Huskers also play another Cup game that honors of the program’s other founding father. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Wilton, Yorktown […]
Michael O’Hagan is one of five Division I-bound player on Iona Prep. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Saturday's scores and highlights
It’s the grand finale, gang. Well sort of, at least. The final Saturday of the regular season features some interesting matchups. Let’s take a look, shall we.
John Jay defenseman Jeff Dunworth. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) When did John Jay/Yorktown become, well, John Jay/Yorktown? As far as I can tell, it was 2004. I remember looking back at the crowd midway through the second quarter of the teams’ regular-season meeting (the first time John Jay ever won at Yorktown) and seeing the […]
John Bolton and Darien visit Ridgefield. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) It’s here. The moment FCIAC fans and fans from throughout the region have all been waiting for. Darien vs. Ridgefield. Darien has won four straight state titles. Ridgefield is the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
The Irvington Bulldogs’ 9-0 start has created quit a stir on this blog in the last 24 hours. Be sure to check out our report on yesterday’s 7-4 win over Eastchester as well as a video interview with first-year coach Drew Werney. Today, the Bulldogs, who are in their third year as a varsity program, […]
Many viewed last year’s Section 1 Class C final as a given. Rye was going to win a fourth straight title. Someone forgot to tell that to the Byram Hills Bobcats, who built a surprising 4-3 lead at the half. But the Garnets battled back and went ahead 5-4 in the third quarter on a […]
T.J. Tynan of Fox Lane battles Joey Bonitatibus of Yorktown. (Photo by Ray Gallagher/Picture That) Iona Prep hopes to defend its CHSAA New York section championship today when it meets rival Fordham Prep for the second time in four days today. The teams met on Friday in the opening round of the playoffs, with Iona […]
It’s the second Saturday in May and that can only mean one thing, folks. Wall-to-wall lax. So in between making the rounds to whatever game or games you may be attending, be sure to check back here for all the latest scores.
Can we talk for a second? In private. Actually, I should say, about privates. Because today’s slate is headlined by a private school showdown between host Brunswick of Greenwich, the No. 10 team in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings, and New Jersey power Lawrenceville, which is coming off a 12-11 win over the No. […]
Somers junior goaltender Chris Longo. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) This is Lew Janavey’s first go-round as a head varsity coach. But prior to his arrival at Somers this season, he made a name for his self after serving for years as an assistant coach for Lakeland and then Lakeland/Panas under Frank Vitolo and Tim Weir. […]
It’s been an upset-ting week for several of the top teams in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings so far. West Islip, Shoreham-Wading River and Rocky Point have all been upset victims. Kings Park, which stunned SWR on Monday, is looking to prove it was no fluke when it plays at Glenn today at 4 p.m.
LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings
It’s been a stormy season on Long Island. And there were a few more bolts of thunder last night. Try these on for size: King Park 9, Shoreham-Wading River 8, 2OT. Glenn 12, Rocky Point 7. These results and others impacted our latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. New York State Sportswriters […]
Just one team has beaten Yorktown this season: Ward Melville. Today, the Patriots hope they can also deal another powerhouse its first loss when it visits West Islip, the No. 1-ranked team all season in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. That 4:30 p.m. game headlines today’s slate.
It’s a light Monday on the schedule one that could become even lighter if the rain projected for later today throughout the region winds up being as heavy as expected.
It’s SAT Saturday. When players from throughout the region are done with that test, they will face plenty of other late this afternoon and evening.
Joe Patyi of North Rockland collides with Fox Lane goaltender Luke Robinson during Fox Lane’s 8-4 win yesterday. (Photo by Ray Gallagher/Picture This) Before we get to today’s action, let’s take a quick look at the latest Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour national rankings. Chaminade climbed five spots to No. 7. Other than that, most of the […]
Putnam Valley is unbeaten, but the Tigers face their sternest test of the season today as they visit John Jay at 4:30 p.m. Four-time Section 1 Class B champ John Jay is coming off a 13-12 overtime loss to visiting Lakeland/Panas. For video highlights of Rye’s 9-8 overtime win over Somers, click here.
It’s a (relatively) light day on the schedule, which is one of the reasons we scheduled our college recruiting seminar for today at 7:30 p.m. at Mildred Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights. Army coach Joe Alberici, Fairfield coach Andy Copelan and former Yorktown/Gettysburg/Syracuse star Joe Ceglia will be our panelists. I’ll be moderating the […]
It’s the final Tuesday of April action, folks, and we have some good ones in store. So let’s get rockin’ and rollin’.
Things are heating up in more ways than one. Last weekend, we had one of the nation’s premier rivalry games, the Woodstick Classic. This weekend, we have another one, as Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown meet for the Murphy Cup. (Just a quick FYI – you can check out that game on Cablevision. Don’t let the […]
It’s Showdown Saturday Eve, and there are actually a few more games on the slate today than you might think. Before we get to today’s game, a quick note about tomorrow. Tomorrows Yorktown-Darien game will be dedicated to memory of Tom L. If you are a lacrosse player or coach in Yorktown or Darien, then […]
We’re just two days away now from Showdown Saturday, folks. And you can read all about one of the big games coming up the nation’s longest standing high school lacrosse rivalry, in fact as we preview the Woodstick Classic between Manhasset and Garden City today. Today is the last busy day of action […]
Most now view the FCIAC championship chase as a two-horse race between defending champion Darien and Ridgefield. Those two teams don’t meet till mid-May. But we may get a bit of an idea how the teams compare tonight when Darien visits Wilton.
LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings
Mike McKnight and the Ridgefield Tigers check in at No. 5 in the latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) We’re just a few days away from Showdown Saturday, when there are no less than three marquee matchups featuring several of the leading teams in the LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. Yorktown […]
Tueday's Top 5/Predictions/Score updatess
We’re closing in on “Showdown Saturday,” gang. But there are plenty of big games between now and then. Including today.
Everybody's all-Americans: Let's hear your thoughts
Jack Doherty of Lakeland/Panas hopes to earn all-America honors for a second straight season. (Photo by Ray Gallagher) There’s a smattering of games on tap for today, folks, but nothing I would consider describing with our special LaxLessons.com term “mega matchup.” And with rain (and potentially lots of it) on the way any way, what […]
Are you ready for a brand spanking new week of action as the regular season hits the midway point. Are you ready for some rain? Those are the two main things we’ll be keeping an eye on today, gang.
It’s one of the most tradition-rich high school lacrosse rivalries in the nation. And one of the most one-sided. Since 1980, Ward Melville vs. Yorktown has been a heated annual affair. It’s one of the marquee matchups in the region on tap for today. GET YOUR LAXLESSONS.COM PLAYER PROFILE NOW… Upload your profile now […]
There’s a battle for the ball during the showdown between Garden City and Lynbrook between GC’s Brian Fischer and Lynbrook’s Alex Maini earlier this week. Garden City pulled out a 5-4 win. (Photo by newsphoto.com. For more photos from the game, click here.) It’s been a season of close calls for Bay Shore, which has […]
A couple of big showdowns in Suffolk. Some crucial games involving teams from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. It should be an interesting Thursday throughout the region today.
Tomorrow, Long Island will take center stage with some colossal confrontations on tap. But today, Section 1 is in the spotlight. Let’s call it Super Tuesday.
No. 1 on Sunday's Top 5 is LaxLessons.com/recruit
Hey gang – We have a HUGE week of games throughout the region. But No. 1 on Today’s Top 5 is not a contest at all. It’s a brand-new feature here at LaxLessons.com. We are proud to officially launch the much-awaited player profiles section of this site. You can see what all the excitement is […]
Saturday selections/Score updates
The Somers Tuskers are off to a strong 2-1 start with their lone loss to Yorktown 11-6. The ‘Huskers, of course, are seventh in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national rankings and No. 3 in the latest LaxLessons.com Top 25 regional rankings. Now, Somers, which is unranked national and No. 19 in the LaxLessons.com rankings, […]
Daniel Lohrfink of Byram Hills scores on this shot with 3:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, lifting Byram Hills to a 7-6 victory over Bronxville today in Armonk. It was one of many big games today, including some huge upsets on Long Island, where Ward Melville and Manhasset both suffered losses. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)
Monday's Top 5/Score updates
Happy Monday, gang. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather this week. Starting today. Rain is supposed to arrive mid-morning and continue through mid-afternoon. Of course, unless there is heavy rain or thunderstorms, lax is usually played (depending on field conditions.) Stay tuned.
Showdown Saturday/Scoreboard updates
A couple of Long Island vs. Westchester showdowns. A huge Section 1 rivalry game. A West Coast visitor coming to Westchester. A men’s college tripleheader, marking the first time lax has ever been played at Giants Stadium. If you’re a lax fan, you probably wish you had a clone today to catch it all. Welcome […]
Friday's Top 5/Score updates
A little rain almost never gets in the way of a good lax game, as we all know, gang. But thunderstorms. And lightning. Well, then, all bets are off. That’s the situation we could and I emphasize could find ourselves in later today. But for now, “Today’s Top 5/Score updates” marches on. Be […]
Thursday's Top 5/Score updates
St. Anthony’s vs. Chaminade. You don’t have to say much more than that. The longtime CHSAA powerhouses will be renewing their rivalry today at 4:15 p.m. at Chaminade. St. Anthony’s is No. 2 in the LaxLessons.com regional rankings. Chaminade is No. 7.
Wednesday's Top 5/Score updates
Three intriguing Long Island showdowns highlight today’s slate. Here’s a rundown. Be sure to check back later for score updates.
Tuesday's Top 5/Score updates
John Brandofino, left, who scored 45 goals last season for Mahopac, picked up where he left on Tuesday, scoring six times in the Indians 11-5 win against Fordham Prep. Tyler Perrelle, who had 63 goals a year ago, scored four in the opener for Mahopac, which plays Somers on Thursday. (Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com) 1997. 2006. Those […]
Monday's Top 5
Here’s a look at the top five games for today, Monday, March 30:
Today's Top 5
This is the final hybrid week of the preseason. By hybrid we mean a combination of scrimmages and actual games.
Today's Top 5
Once the high school season gets rocking and rolling, we will take a look at a few key games and key things to keep an eye on each day. In the meantime, we will be previewing what is lying ahead this coming week. So here goes.