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Cardinal Mooney’s Mike Bavaro: The Long Road to Recovery

Cardinal Mooney’s Mike Bavaro: The Long Road to Recovery

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Lee's Corner, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
  This has been a tough year for the Florida lacrosse community.  Cardinal Mooney Senior Mark Bavaro was already suffering from an ACL injury and had not played for the team this year but all that paled in comparison to the boating accident on March 19th that seriously damaged multiple vertebrae and left him with no feeling below his midsection. The story details are at this link for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:  LINK Mike went through two surgeries to stabilize his neck and is now up at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.  Those who follow the John Michael Knight recovery will remember that was where he started his recovery too. And just like John Michael, Mark has a facebook page dedicated to a similar approach: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybavaropage/   https://w
Sorry For The Pause in Coverage

Sorry For The Pause in Coverage

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Lee's Corner
  Note: I will be part of Mike Loveday's live broadcast on his YouTube channel LaxRecords.  Click HERE for the channel page at 4:00pm to watch the show.   Okay, it's been since 3/17th since we've been posting and a lot of news has piled in since, both good and sad. My significant other came back from Colombia with a cold and laryngitis and I ended up catching it a week later.  Both of us are fine, but that can't be said for all the members of the Florida lacrosse community. As many of you know, I am a Financial Adviser by profession, specializing in investment management and any one who has looked at the non-Coronavirus news knows that this has been a very stressful time for investors, and just as much for their advisers.  I experienced the Crash of 1987 as a young
Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
  FLN's Note: I was messaging with Coach Ryder on Twitter a few days ago and I asked him to put his thoughts on paper concerning the likely cancellation of the season (I was going to try to hold out hope for a resumption of the season but at this time I just don't see it.  Major League Baseball is now talking Mid-May and even the Kentucky Derby just moved a May race date to September, just to name two things). Mike wrote this up and I'd like others; coaches, players, parents and referees, to also submit a writing about their feelings at this point.  We all will feel a sense of missing out.  But we will all get through this by being smart and acting like we always do during times of crisis.  America didn't get it's reputation in the world by fluke, it got it by rising to the occasi
Greek Tragedies Reappear to Battle the Creator’s Game – Part 1

Greek Tragedies Reappear to Battle the Creator’s Game – Part 1

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Lee's Corner
  Well, just kind of a fancy way of saying "Life is not fair". No, it isn't. From Wiki:  Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BC. These were on my curriculum at Hobart in my freshman year but I was a pretty lazy student at the time so I'll liberally use other sources if needed.  If it interests the readers, you can find some of these plays in the motion pictures of today, like Troy.  Tragic heroes often were brought down by a “tragic flaw” in the character.  And Greek Mythology played a role in these plays too. Capricious.  Sudden and unaccountable changes. We all hold out at least a glimmer of hope that at some point we might see that miracle that will start play up again.  Bu
Give The Kids A Great Farewell If This It . . .

Give The Kids A Great Farewell If This It . . .

Central Boys, Central Girls, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys, Northern Girls, Southeast Boys, Southeast Girls, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys, Tampa/Gulf Coast Girls
  Oak Hall joined Broward County and St. Edward's in shutting down for now and I'm sure there will be plenty more today as school boards will decide that's it.  As I am typing this CNBC is reporting there will be a national state of emergency declared today along the lines of The Stafford Act, which could be used by state and local authorities to go further.  I've also heard New York City will shut down this weekend as a precaution. The point of all this is that if tonight is the swan song for the season, this will be your last chance to show the kids, coaches, refs and the entire community your appreciation for all the hard work and commitment it took to entertain us so much in such a competitive milieu. And I only ask one favor.  When the game enters the last 30 seconds, re
Breaking:  Broward County Announces Suspension of All Sporting Events:  Games, Practices, etc.

Breaking: Broward County Announces Suspension of All Sporting Events: Games, Practices, etc.

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Southeast Boys
  According to sources and a press conference being held now, Broward County has suspended all sporting events, practices, meetings, etc. No timetable to resume can be predicted at this point. This does not include Catholic schools, which fall under the Archdiocese rulings. Teams included will be Western, West Broward, Stoneman, etc. The first domino. Palm Beach County has not made the decision to suspend yet.
FHSAA Update – March 12th

FHSAA Update – March 12th

Central Boys, Central Girls, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys, Northern Girls, Southeast Boys, Southeast Girls, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys, Tampa/Gulf Coast Girls
  FHSAA CORONAVIRUS Update – March 12, 2020 GAINESVILLE, FL – The FHSAA continues to monitor developments regarding the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and its impact on Florida and local communities. Schools and school districts should continue to follow state and local health department advisories regarding extracurricular activities and athletic contests. Following CDC recommendations regarding limiting unnecessary travel, the FHSAA meetings listed below will be held via teleconference. Specific directions to follow. March 18 – Winter Sports Officials Advisory Committee March 23 – Basketball Advisory Committee April 1 – Section 2 Appeals Hearing April 2 – Section 3 Appeals Hearing April 3 – Section 4 Appeals Hearing April 7 – Section 1 Appeals Hearing April 8 – Athletic