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One of the many things that makes Long Island lacrosse so special is that, each season, surprise teams spring up without notice throughout the county. Chalk it up not only to depth of talent, but the sheer number of high schools fielding teams. With the growth of lacrosse, we’ve been seeing more and more under-the-radar […]

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The season is starting to take shape in Connecticut and there have been some surprises of note. Here’s a quick rundown of the leading public school teams with some recent results, including a batch of interesting outcomes from Tuesday, April 17. Darien 6-0,  def. St. Joseph-Trumbull 23-2, def. Fairfield Ludlowe 17-2, def. Manhassett (NY) 7-6 […]

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In terms of level of play and execution, 22nd annual Battle of the Sound may have been the best game of the year in tristate lacrosse. Four-time defending Connecticut state champion Darien pulled out a dramatic 7-6 win over longtime intrastate rival and New York powerhouse Manhasset in a late Saturday afternoon showdown at DHS […]

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The game: Ward Melville 11, Chaminade 7 When: Saturday, April 7 at Gold Star Stadium at Chaminade in Mineola The play: With Chaminade having possession of the ball with 5.9 seconds left in the half, trailing Ward Melville, 7-4, Chaminade coach Jack Moran called for timeout. The Flyers’ Sean Kuttin, who is headed for Yale […]

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It was a matchup of the two top teams on Long Island, according to our Tristate Top 25 rankings. Ward Melville and Chaminade each entered Saturday’s showdown in Mineola with unbeaten records, and determined to pick up a big signature win. It was the two-time Long Island Class A champion Patriots who did just that, […]

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Friday was a good day to be a John Jay Indian. It started with a report of a newly released ranking naming the Katonah-Lewisboro School District the best in the state. You can read it here. Then came the game. John Jay entered Friday night’s showdown against archrival Yorktown having lost 15 straight against the […]

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The season in the FCIAC has just started, but already we have a big upset and it came on Wednesday as Trumbull edged Greenwich 9-8. It’s always noteworthy on the rare occasions when a team in the traditional upper echelon in the conference falls to a team that usually places in the second half of […]

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With the nature of scheduling in lacrosse, teams’ biggest tests often come in the first couple of weeks of the season, when non-league, out-of-section and out-of-state games are scheduled. Case in point, St. Anthony’s. While the Friars are off to a 0-2 start, they showed dramatic improvement following a 10-5 loss at Yorktown by playing […]

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As the late, great baseball legend Yogi Berra famously said, “It gets late early out there.” Berra was referring to left field in Yankee Stadium with its notorious setting sun obstructing outfielders’ view of batted balls. But the same can be said about the 2018 lacrosse season. Nor’easters notwithstanding, we’ve had almost two weeks’ worth […]

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The midweek Nor’easter — the fourth of the month — didn’t prevent many varsity teams from starting their seasons this past week. We came away most impressed by these three showings: Garden City 11, Syosset 5: These Nassau County powers have a tradition of playing their lid-lifters against each other (or at least meeting in […]

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Updated with new snowfall projections This Wednesday features a full slate of season-opening games, including no less than 18 on Long Island. But there’s now a good chance those contests will wind up being postponed. The latest snowfall projections for a midweek storm that will hit the tristate predict a foot or more of accumulation […]

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With mounds of snow serving as a backdrop, many teams mainly New York and New Jersey took to the field for their first preseason scrimmages on Saturday, including Northern Jersey rivals Ridgewood and Seton Hall Prep (above). Here are some more photos: CHSAA member Archbishop Stepinac traveled over the new Tappan Zee Bridge to meet […]

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Spring, where art thou? Tuesday, March 20 is the first day of spring, and there’s a full slate of both regular-season and preseason games scheduled. But a possible fourth Nor’easter of the month is expected to arrive in the tristate area on Tuesday afternoon, with a combination of rain and snow, coupled with strong winds, […]

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With the third Nor’easter in two weeks moving through the tristate area, high schools teams are struggling to get practices in as many districts have had multiple school closures during that span. Click here for the latest forecast for Tuesday. You can report a new commitment or any commitments not included by emailing Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com. […]

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We have a flurry of new Class of 2019 verbals in this update. Here’s the rundown: Hudson Valley Yorktown D/LSM Nick Gibson to Limestone. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Gibson is an aggressive athlete with good skills. Wappingers D Zack Timmons commits to Salisbury. Timmons is a skilled takeaway defender with high lax IQ. Suffern D Zach […]

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