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Florida Accolades at IL Invitational!

Florida Accolades at IL Invitational!

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(Inside Lacrosse Photo: Jaclyn Borowski)   Florida kids on 3D Lacrosse were highlighted on Inside Lacrosse's website today, as the team was called the 2022 stand-out team yesterday! Inside Lacrosse LINK   Excerpt: Standout Team: 3d Florida 2022 Going 3-0 on the day with wins over Warrior Diamond, VLC and Team UNRL, 3d Florida is a balanced team with playmakers all over the field. Hayden Stoltzfoos is the quarterback of the offense at X with lefty shooter Anthony Longo stretching the field and Colson Williams providing a box-influenced finishing touch. Midfielder Zachary Bender has the restraining line to restraining line speed to create a fast break out of nothing and the shot to be a threat off the dodge or the catch. Shaun Blackburn has execellent feeding v...
Give The Kids A Great Farewell If This It . . .

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

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  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...
FHSAA Update – March 12th

FHSAA Update – March 12th

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  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 ...
District Preview:  Class 2A, District 6 – A Likely Stroll in the Winter Park

District Preview: Class 2A, District 6 – A Likely Stroll in the Winter Park

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  Class 2A - Region R2 - District D6 School City East River Orlando Lake Howell Winter Park Lake Nona Orlando Timber Creek Orlando University (Orlando) Orlando Winter Park Winter Park   This district will require a major change for Winter Park not to move on to the playoffs.  Last year WP beat each of these schools handily, the smallest margin being 13 goals.  That's a LOT of ground to make up.  And the opening game of this season resulted in WP taking Bishop Moore down to the wire on the road. We'll see who can win the scramble for the other three spots as the teams look very close to each other.  Timber Creek comes over to this district after getting to their finals with Boone last season and looks like the co-favori...
Season Preview: Class 2A – District 4!  Combined District Makes It A Tight Battle Between Lake Mary, Lake Brantley and Hagerty!

Season Preview: Class 2A – District 4! Combined District Makes It A Tight Battle Between Lake Mary, Lake Brantley and Hagerty!

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Class 2A - Region R1 - District D4 School City Hagerty Oviedo Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs Lake Mary Lake Mary Lyman Longwood Oviedo Oviedo Seminole (Sanford) Sanford Winter Springs Winter Springs Take last year’s District 8 and add Hagerty and Oviedo and you have a terrific district.  The downside?  Likely facing Ponte Vedra in Round 1.  On paper this is a heck of a district tournament to attend! Lake Mary will likely be the favorite and of all the teams up in this half of the state, they have had the most success against Ponte Vedra lately.  But Lake Brantley came within a goal of snatching the district for themselves last year, and Hagerty made my final Top 25 too.  Slobberknocker territory to steal a catchphrase. Oviedo has been steadily improving so can they...
Q&A With Alex Ozuna, Assistant Director of Sports With the FHSAA

Q&A With Alex Ozuna, Assistant Director of Sports With the FHSAA

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  Alex Ozuna oversees the sport of lacrosse for the Florida High School Athletic Association and he was gracious enough to allow me to pose some questions to him to clarify some of the questions I've been hearing from our readers.  Here's his responses:     1) Must a school play all the District teams they are assigned to? All teams must play their district opponents at least once during the regular season. The district regular season matches determine the seed for the end of the season district tournament.   2) Outside of district, are there any limits on how many 1A teams a 2A can play? There is no limit on the amount of games a 1A school can play 2A school or vice versa. During the regular season, each team has a season limitation of 18 ga...
Breaking:  New FHSAA Classes and District Assignments Substantially Change Lacrosse Landscape

Breaking: New FHSAA Classes and District Assignments Substantially Change Lacrosse Landscape

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  I'll analyze the Boys' side first and hopefully there will be readers able to send me some insight on the Girls' side too.   Class 1A is for the smaller schools and Class 2A is for the larger schools, basically the same number of schools in each. 16 districts in each Class, based on what I heard there will be only the winner of the District making the FHSAA brackets. At a quick glance: 8 teams in District 7 in 1A and 4 in District 2, the rest fall in between in size. Multiple districts in the Southeast have 7 teams, no Class 2A district has 4 and most are 6 teams   There are some BRUTAL districts, both good and bad.    Class 1A - District 13 Suncoast 1589 1A 4 13 American Heritage (Delray Beach) 904 1A 4 13 St. Andrews 625 1A 4 13...