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US Lacrosse Magazine Features Alonso High School

US Lacrosse Magazine Features Alonso High School

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
  I know it is a little late, but "Mas vale tarde que nunca" (hope I got that spelling right and I didn't say "Better late than on the beach . . . ")   Last month (I'm guessing it is for the July issue of Lacrosse Magazine) U.S. Lacrosse featured one of our up and coming programs and here's the link to the article!   ALONSO (FLA.) BOYS' LACROSSE ON THE RISE AND EARNING RESPECT TUE JUN 30 2020 | JOEY JOHNSTON | HIGH SCHOOL     Excerpt: TAMPA, Fla. — Alonso High School, a 2,700-student, bursting-at-the-seams campus in northwest Tampa, has long been known for its athletic prowess. There was dynamic MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez, a Cuban import who became a National League Rookie of the Year and All-Star. There were a half-dozen NFL players. The...
Riverview-Sarasota’s Saxton Dunlap Faces T-Cell Lymphoma Diagnosis Head On

Riverview-Sarasota’s Saxton Dunlap Faces T-Cell Lymphoma Diagnosis Head On

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Gulf Coast Boys
I've already called 2020 a kidney stone of a year so where do I go when the tough stories keep coming?  This now makes five stories I have received information about (one is still in process). Saxton Dunlap, a recent Riverview-Sarasota graduate, and a member of the initial recruiting class at Webber International University, has been confirmed to have T-Cell Lymphoma, which has been located in his bone marrow.  All the information about the road ahead is contained below, in his mother's write up. There is a GoFundMe page set up for Saxton's expenses: GoFundMe LINK Pleae help out if you can!  We'll link to a Facebook Recovery page when it's available Kristy Dunlap, Saxton's Mom Hello everyone, I’d like to thank you for your support. Where do I begin--I think COVID-19 saved my sons ...
King’s Academy Co-Captain Jacob Webb, Jr. Faces His Toughest Opponent

King’s Academy Co-Captain Jacob Webb, Jr. Faces His Toughest Opponent

Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Southeast Boys
  In this absolute kidney stone of a year we have to report another high school lacrosse player facing a lengthy road to recovery.  Jacob Webb, Jr. was a co-captain as a junior last year for one of my top-ranked teams in Class 1A and is a commit to D1 Albany for the 2021-22 incoming season.  I suspect he'd been closely considered for South Florida All-American status this season and next.     Without being a medical expert I can say that a neck pain lead to an MRI that showed a tumor in his spine that could not be fully removed. Although I have had to report on other awful news items this year I was not as close to one as this.  I have gotten to know the Webb family much better the last year or so and they are a great family and I enjoy my time with them. ...
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...
Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

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  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...
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.