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High SChool Laxatology

June 9, 2010

The only division yet to still play there quarter final playoff games thus far is the Eastern Division 1 confrence. Today the four very exciting division 1 quarter final games will be played. These four games include; Duxbury vs. Marshfield, Billerica vs. Needham, Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Masconomet, and St. John’s Prep vs. Barnstable. Like we said earlier in the week we still predict the powerhouse Duxbury over Marshfield, Billerica over Needham, St. John’s Prep over Barnstable, and Lincoln-Sudbury beating Masconomet.

The rest of the divisions made up for some incredible games.

We went 8 for 13 on our predictions so far.
In the East Division 2 we went 3 for 5 in our predictions. We were correct in expecting North Andover beating Winchester (6-5) Hingham over Catholic Memorial (15-4) and Concord beating Beverly (14-6). We were wrong in predicting Walpole beating Reading. Reading ended up defeating Walpole 9 to 5. Also, we were wrong in predicting Wellesley upsetting Medfield. Medfield went on to win in a tight finish with the final score of 10-9.

In the East Division 3 we went 3 for 4 in our predictions. We were correct in predicting Cohasset defeating Austin Prep (17-1) Dover Sherborn over Hamilton Wenham (10-4) and Weston over Arlington Catholic (6-2). We were wrong in predicting Archbishop Williams over Norwell. Norwell went on to defeat Archbishop Williams 17-6.

Weston High Defeating Westwood in first round 9-7

In the Central Division we were correct in predicting Groton-Dunstable over Wachusett. It was a close fought game but Groton-Dunstable came through in the end winning 8-7. We were incorrect in picking the upset Algonquin over St. John’s. In the end St. John’s cruised through Algonquin winning 11-5.

The West Division brought some very similar hard fought games. The first game we correct in predicting South Hadley over Minnechaug. It was a battle to the end, but South Hadley went on to win 7-6 in double overtime. We were incorrect in predicting West Springfield over Longmeadow. This too was a hard fought game till the end, but Longmeadow went on to win in overtime 7-6.

We look forward to see the outcomes of today’s Eastern Division 1 games .

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High School Laxotology

June 7, 2010

This weeks Lacrosse line-up is going to make for some incredible games. We will be predicting all the action here on our cannons blog.

In the East Division 1 quarterfinals we have Duxbury over Marshfield, Billerica over Needham, St. John’s Prep taking care of Barnstable and Lincoln-Sudbury beating Masconomet.

In the East Division 2 we have North Andover beating Winchester and moving on to face top-seeded Hingham. In other action we have Walpole over Reading, Concord Carlisle beating Beverly, and Wellesley upsetting Medfield.

Finally in the East Division 3 tournament we have heavily favored Cohasset beating Austin Prep, Dover Sherborn over Hamilton Wenham, Weston over Arlington Catholic, and Archbishop Williams advancing over Norwell.

Moving to the Central Division Tournament we have two exciting semi-final matches. First we have Groton-Dunstable over Wachusett then Algonquin upsetting St. John’s, creating a showdown at Foley Stadium between the Crusaders and the Tomahawks for the Central Championship.

The West Division will provide for some great games the rest of the tournament. We have South Hadley over Minnechaug and West Springfield over Longmeadow.

Good Luck to all the teams left in the postseason tournaments and be sure to stay tuned for next rounds predictions.

HS Rankings

May 5, 2010

Check out these HS rankings from laxpower…

http://www.laxpower.com/update10/binboy/rating33.php

Duxbury lost their first game and as a result Billerica took over the top spot. But what about St Johns Prep who beat Duxbury? Prep also has 1 loss, to BC High (3-8), how’d that happen?

Who’s your top 5?

HS LAX: THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!

May 3, 2010

When I read in the Globe that Duxbury had lost their first game of the season, getting routed by St Johns Prep 12-7, I thought I had drank some of that bad Boston water. But it’s true, and Duxburys path to another State Championship just got a whole lot more interesting. http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/lacrosse/articles/2010/05/02/st_johns_prep_routs_duxbury/

Boys and Girls HS Players of the Week according to the Globe: http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/lacrosse/articles/2010/05/03/lacrosse_players_of_the_week/

Massachusetts HS Girls Lacrosse is getting recognition as the best in the country…http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/lacrosse/articles/2010/05/03/st_marys_lacrosse_keeps_rolling/

The Herald reports that the Medfield Boys Lax Team is rounding into mid-season form… http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/general/view/20100503medfield_boys_lax_cruises/srvc=sports&position=also

HS LAX

April 29, 2010

Ryan Izzo chose to play lacrosse over football in college

A good read in the Globe today on Walpole High’s Ryan Izzo. Izzo is a two sport star in football and lacrosse, getting heavy interest to play both at the college level. Izzo ultimately chose lacrosse, rare for a player to choose lacrosse over another sport, signaling the rise of lax. The story is also an example of how coaches should mentor players facing these types of decisions, as Ryan’s coach Barry Greener is most concerned for his players happiness.

http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/lacrosse/articles/2010/04/29/walpole_high_senior_ryan_izzo_sees_lacrosse_as_his_collegiate_sport/

Read about Duxburys thrilling victory over Division 3 Cohasset. A clear under-dog, Cohasset stormed back in the 4th quarter and gave perenial power and undefeated Blue Wave all they could handle.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/general/view/20100428duxbury_thwarts_cohasset/

HS Lax

April 27, 2010

The Globe Top 20 Rankings Have Duxbury #1…

http://www.boston.com/partners/globesports/schools/200910/rankings/32.html

Read more about Duxbury at the Herald…

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/general/view/20100426duxbury_boys_lax_stay_perfect/

High School Lax Links

April 21, 2010

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/high_school/index.php/2010/04/19/lacrosse-polls-3/ -The Boston Heralds boys and girls rankings with a nice anecdote on Cohasset’s Thomas Flibotte’s classy gesture.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/general/view/20100418a_vacation_showplace_locals_are_up_for_the_challenge_of_in-season_emass_tournament/ ~How the Coaches Challenge Cup lacrosse tournament originated and where you can catch all the action!

http://www.boston.com/partners/globesports/schools/200910/rankings/32.html ~The Globe’s boys Top 20 rankings

http://www.boston.com/partners/globesports/schools/200910/rankings/72.html ~ The girls Top 20 rankings

And lastly, a nice story on Medfield Highs Katie Ott and her journey recovering from a serious injury to her ACL…http://www.boston.com/sports/schools/lacrosse/articles/2010/04/15/medfield_high_lacrosse_midfielder_katie_ott_returns_from_injury_stronger_than_ever/

So who do you think is the best high school team in the Bay State? Tell the Cannons!