Empire State Cup tryout dates, coaching staffs announced for all six regions

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Coaches and tryout dates for the 2013 Empire State Cup have been announced. The 2013 event will be played Aug. 1-4 at Onondaga Community College in upstate New York. New this year is the partnership with the Cup and U.S. Indoor Lacrosse (USIL) for games this winter. The Cup and USIL will run combines in several […]

Empire State Cup returns in August; Regional tryouts upcoming

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The Empire State Cup will return to Syracuse Aug. 1-4. Because of this year’s late announcement, and in an effort to accommodate as many players and coaches as possible, the Cup has decided players must first register online and then make either one of the tryouts dates or participate in the first practice. Information on tryouts […]

ESG postponement, big recruiting commitments top tristate news

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The Empire State Games’ planned 2013 return will not be happening. The relaunch of the Games after a two-year hiatus has been postponed until 2014 because of lack of funding. There were also some major recruiting commitments this past week, including two-time New York State Class C semifinalist Bronxville’s fifth Division I commit and a […]

Kaser will take his stick skills and smarts to Binghamton

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It’s been a sweet week for SweetLax. If you’ve been following Twitter.com/joe_lombardi, you know that the travel program has had three Division I commitments in just over 24 hours. Matt Kaser is among the trio. The senior attackman/midfielder from Spencerport High School (N.Y.) in the Rochester area committed to Binghamton University. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound right-hander, […]

Empire State Games lacrosse return set for July 24-28 in Rochester

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It now looks almost certain that the Empire State Games will be back in 2013. The Empire State Sports Foundation Board of Governors announced on Thursday that the Games are on track to resume as part of a new model based on private funding. The summer games are set for Rochester July 24-28, preceded by […]

Pelham star Landis picks Notre Dame over Hopkins

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There’s nothing like an unlikely run to the NCAA Division I championship game to boost recruiting. Just ask Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, who finished the 2010 regular season7-6 and barely received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, wound up advancing all the way to the title game, where they nearly stunned Duke, before […]

Long Island meets Central for the gold

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Can Long Island make it five Empire State Games scholastic men’s lacrosse gold medals? To do it, Long Island will have to beat a Central team it fell to 8-7 in overtime on Friday. That’s the major lax-related story line as the 32nd annual event wraps up in Buffalo.

It’s ESG Week

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Starting on Wednesday and ending Sunday, New York state’s premier annual athletic showcase, the Empire State Games, will be held in Buffalo. But this year’s Games are unlike any other.

LI, HV ESG rosters, schedule

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Here are rosters for the Long Island and Hudson Valley scholastic men’s lacrosse teams that will be competing at the Empire State Games  July 21-25 in the Buffalo/Niagara region. The HV team is made up of 20 players and 10 alternates. Long Island lists all players on its roster.