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When Memories Win the Night – West Boca vs Taravella

When Memories Win the Night – West Boca vs Taravella

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys
 Readers know I have a policy of not writing up blowout victories but last night's game requires an exception for two reasons.  One is that there were individual performances within the game worth mentioning and the other is because going to West Boca High for the first time in 3 years brought back some interesting and emotional memories of the venue and one of the head coaches.Last year I wrote a feature on 'Where Are They Now' that was well received and the 2nd one I was thinking of came from a game I covered in 2014 between Coral Springs Charter and Taravella, and I will write that up eventually.  One memory last night was triggered by the new Taravella coach, Christian Young, who actually played in that game!  He replaced Joe Chiarella and let's see how it goes.  ...
1A #6 Oxbridge Holds on for the 7-4 Win at Wellington!

1A #6 Oxbridge Holds on for the 7-4 Win at Wellington!

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys
 I trust my eyes more than I trust power rankings via Math.Good thing, because it would have been easy to look at Tuesday's result/statistics and make assumptions, but the eyes never lie.At halftime, my statistics showed Wellington trailing 4-0.  10 turnovers, 1 shot on goal on 6 attempts and 1 faceoff win.  With numbers like that you can make a few assumptions.  One is that Oxbridge's defense is pretty damn good, and it was.  Some of those turnovers were looks inside by Wellington that got trail checked at the last second.  Another is that Wellington is young, which they are, and a game like this tends to be a great learning lesson on the way up the ladder.But there was one other thing it showed and that was fortitude.  This could have gotten ugly yet Wellington held ...
SGR:  Class 2A #1 Ponte Vedra Pulls Away in the 2nd Half for the  13-6 Win Over Montverde Academy

SGR: Class 2A #1 Ponte Vedra Pulls Away in the 2nd Half for the 13-6 Win Over Montverde Academy

Central Boys, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys
 via Submit Game Recap Scores by Quarter5-4 Ponte Vedra at the half13-6 Ponte Vedra over Montverde Academy, final scoreLeading Scorers per Team-PV Sophomore Cory Bloss led all scorers with 4 goals -Sophomore Maddox Johnson and Junior Brendan Nace each had 3 goals for the Sharks -PV Face-off specialist Avi Israel & Lad Harper won 17 out of 20 faceoffs -Ryan Berkman & Jack Green each had 2 goals for Montverde  Goalies and Number of Saves-PV junior goalie Nolan Parlette (Air Force Academy commit) had 16 saves in the net-Montverde senior goalie Bradley Peterson had 11 savesNoteworthy events during gameThe Sharks are off and running to start the 2021 season. Last night PV traveled to the Orlando area to p...
SGR – Dwyer Moves to 4-0 With the 12-5 Win Over Palm Beach Central

SGR – Dwyer Moves to 4-0 With the 12-5 Win Over Palm Beach Central

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 via Submit Game Recap Scores by Quarter1st 2-1 Dwyer2nd 4-4 at halftime3rd 8-5 Dwyer4th and final 12-5 DwyerLeading Scorers per TeamDwyerLucas Carino-4 goals Hunter Peskoff-2 goals, 3 assists Matt Hamilton-2 goals, 1 assistPB CentralSzander Brenner-2 goals Ryan Rundle-3 assistsGoalies and Number of SavesDwyerReid Kerr-20 savesPB CentralAnthony Broderick-4 SavesNoteworthy events during gameIt was a back and forth contest at Dwyer field for a district matchup game.  Lucas Carino started the scoring at 9:21 of the first on an assist from Hunter Peskoff.  PBC answered with a goal from Chase Saxon assisted by Ryan Rundle at 4:56.The 2 teams traded goals, Dwyer by Kyle Verni, Lucas Carino and Matt H...
ATS – Rivalry on the River to Match Northeast Florida Lacrosse Teams

ATS – Rivalry on the River to Match Northeast Florida Lacrosse Teams

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Northern Boys, Northern Girls
  Author's Note:  ATS stands for Across The State, and we use it to indicate a link reported to us via the Report Media Coverage feature reached by clicking on the button on the Home Page at the top.  A window will open and you can send us a link to a media storage, local news clip, YouTube item, etc,.And also use it if a Florida graduate is covered during their college career or something significant after graduation that is covered by the media!   Rivalry on the River to match Northeast Florida lacrosse teams written by Clayton Freeman,  Florida Times-Union, 2/23/21Excerpt: Through years of chasing state championships, and ultimately winning one in 2019, Ponte Vedra boys lacrosse coach Tom West has been hoping to find opportunities to help move the sport into the...
SGR – Maclay Holds On For 15-14 Win Over Gulf Breeze

SGR – Maclay Holds On For 15-14 Win Over Gulf Breeze

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Reminder:  SGR stands for a Submitted Game Recap.  If your school would like some extra coverage, please learn about this feature!  Use it for competitive games!Scores by QuarterGulf Breeze Maclay Q1- 5 3 Q2- 3 3 Q3- 2 4 Q4- 4 5 Final 14 15Leading Scorers per TeamGulf Breeze-- Ashton Marcum. 6 goals and 2 assists; Joe Snider- 1 goal, 5 assists; Gage Farris 3 goals; Cole Hepworth 2 goals, 1 assist Maclay-- Everett Thompson 4 goals, 3 assists; Stone Foster 3 goals, 1 assist; Cannon Diehl 2 goals, 2 assists;Goalies and Number of SavesGulf Breeze-- Connor Devanney-- 12 Saves Maclay-- Owen Phipps-- 11 savesNoteworthy events during gameThis was an incredible early season game.
FLN’s Top 15 For Class 1A & 2A for the Week Ending 2/21/2021!  Benjamin & Ponte Vedra Top the Charts!

FLN’s Top 15 For Class 1A & 2A for the Week Ending 2/21/2021! Benjamin & Ponte Vedra Top the Charts!

Featured Posts, FLN Polls, Florida Lacrosse News, High School
 One week in the books.A few bad calls in the Preseason Poll.Lacrosse has truly started . . . As I go through each week you will notice some changes to format if you've been a long-time reader.  As I approach Medicare-age (well, not quite yet but too close for my comfort) I have to admit I've slowed down a bit on game coverage and other items, but thankfully for the fans around the state we've seen other sources pop up to supplement my coverage and they are doing a great job with their locations and market niches.  As the season goes on I'll be highlighting one per week for those who do not know they exist.  It's an exciting aspect of the growth of the sport in the state, and it's on both sides, Boys and Girls coverage!  FLN feels like a proud Dad that this is...