Author's Note - Wells and I went over to Calvary Christian Monday night to witness the first practice of the Stoneman Douglas Boys team . . . and frankly in my case, to get a respite from the bad news of the week's events. Early in the practice you could see the kids were having some issues with concentration, and that's to be expected, as they sort of balance that line between being potentially a little guilty about being out there versus knowing that a season was starting and work needed to be done. As time went on the team got more focused and you could sense a palpable sense of relief at being able to do something that felt normal. The spirit started to raise some and the familiar feel of routine being modified by some fun started to seep through. Not even the brief dow
Just wanted to let the readers know that the site does need to move forward too. We've got plenty of stories backing up that we need to start to get on track with. I appreciate the responses on our Facebook page and all of us will continue to be there for the kids and the families. But I have to also go forward with the upcoming season. First thing for all the readers to know is that I have heard from LaxPower and they are up and running. I would ask all the coaches to upload their schedules, even if you have done so with MaxPreps and Inside Lacrosse. LaxPower has been there for years as a free resource for fans, players, parents and coaches and we should all make an effort this year to help them with their transition to something more sustainable. Dist
I know this is just a lacrosse website. And on our Twitter thread yesterday I stuck with that . . . reporting solely on the safety of the Stoneman lacrosse players. Thankfully they are all okay but it took until about 10:00pm last night to confirm that. One thing I have not tweeted yet was that we know that one of the victims, so far not named, is the younger brother of a former Saint Andrew's player (edit - it turn out to be a former STA player and I apologize for the mistake) and until I have full confirmation I won't speculate who it is but it is something I am confident is true from multiple sources (I know now but I am not going to print it. I have asked friends of the victim if they want to write something and if they do so you'll know). I live 10 mil
Some fun news for the long time team of Wells Dusenbury and your author! After complex negotiations held in secret below the hills of the Greenbrier Hotel we are happy to announce that Palm Beach Atlantic has named Wells as their main play-by-play announcer for the home games of their initial Sunshine State Conference season and that sidekick Lee Roggenburg will be the color commentator (mostly shades of gray . . . LACROSSE shades people) for the Sailfish games! Those of our readers that suspect I don't really exist can now tune in, feel assured I am a real person, and see that my writing certainly exceeds my value as a runway model! So, at 7:00pm TONIGHT, you can catch Wells and I at the following link: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/pba/ T...
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Last season many of our readers will remember that we were not able to put together the District Preview series that has proven so popular each year for the Boys' teams. We want to make sure that doesn't happen again this year and are reaching out to our readership to help us get back on track! First, I know that we are not going to be able to do this for the Girls' teams too but we are still at a point in our growth where resources are limited so please understand our political incorrectness and we hope to find the person in the future who can help to fill in our gap on the Girls' side . . . there are about 190 varsity Boys' teams playing this year over 32 Districts and I only have so many hours to dedicate to this. We have prepared the Questionnaire to send out and we ar
Note: Most of the pictures, if not all, were taken by John Strohsacker for US Lacrosse. John is a heck of a photographer and here's his web site: http://www.sportsshooter.com/stroh FLN has made their annual pilgrimage to Baltimore for the US Lacrosse Convention and this is where you can come for updates! I'm checked in to the Hampton down the block from the Convention Center and when time permits I'll be updating with the going-ons! Update Friday 2:50pm Blue skies and nearly 50 degrees . . . so much better than two years ago as the memory of 30 inches of snow and a 36-hour flight delay going home start to recede into my memory. The plane landed early and I was in the hotel already by 11:00am. Ran over to the Center to pick up my