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Planning to head to LN v. Catholic this evening if the weather clears out some. If that is the case will post some live updates/blog about the game.
09 :35 03/7/2014
Re: Game of the Regular Season
Not much talk since there are a lot of good games to watch. Catholic will handle Lake Norman easily and take advantage of their midfield and average defense. Catholic has substantial fire power and speed. This one will not be close so the other games will be of more interest.
09 :31 03/7/2014
I am not sure who is the best goalie in the area but I saw the BEST goaltending I have seen since I started watching lacrosse in the Tri-Angle. Kevin McKendry was outstanding last night for Cardinal Gibbons.
06 :39 03/7/2014
Game of the Regular Season
Why is no one talking about the matchup between Catholic and LKN tomorrow?
20 :43 03/6/2014
King of Spring
The Geek will be making the long drive up 85 tomorrow to watch some very exciting early season match-ups. Lake Norman taking on a talent rich Charlotte Catholic will be the game to see tomorrow evening. Although Jimmy is expecting this one to go to our pious friends at Catholic, expect the Wildcats to claw their way to a close finish.
The Mavericks of Marvin Ridge have an interesting test Friday with Woodland from Texas. Although this will sure be a fun one to watch, the Geek will be more interested in seeing how both the Mavericks and Cardinal Gibbons (Saturday game with Woodland) stack up to our visitors from the Lone Star state, since Jimmy predicts these two teams will eventually represent the East and West later this year in the 3A Championship.
Everyone's favorite to repeat as Private School champions, Charlotte Latin will have their greatest challenge against a strong group from the Volunteer state, the Memphis University School. The Geek watched this school's club team play this past summer and figures that the young Hawks from Latin will surely be in for a battle.
Jimmy is a homer, so he will be cheering for all the Teams representing the Queen City but by the end of the weekend the Geek expects the Cougars from Catholic and the Hawks from Charlotte Latin to remain undefeated but unfortunately our friends at Marvin Ridge and Lake Norman will be returning to home having suffered their first losses of the early season.
So bundle up because this year's King of Spring will be played in the midst of Winter but the action on the field will be Hot as usual as our boys from Charlotte make us proud in one of the best run tournaments of the Spring season.
Enjoy the Games
18 :51 03/6/2014 - Jimmy the Geek
David Meyer is one of the top players in Greensboro if not the top. Him and Daniel Godwin are the two most talked about. Godwin is a big middie who is athletic and good at football as well. He has a rocket shot. As a goalie I wouldn't want to state down his shot and as a shooter I wouldn't want to see Meyer jn cage. When Northern and Grimsley face it could come down to which of these two have a better game.
17 :55 03/6/2014
NG could be the sleeper this year.
16 :47 03/6/2014
Goalie - Tate Boyce
I would agree Boyce (Providence Commit) is one of the top goalies in NC. He may be the best 2015 goalie in the southeast. McCallie will be in NC this weekend playing in the Brine King of Spring Face Off Classic. Boyce will play club this summer for Team Carolina Elite.
15 :10 03/6/2014
Lax Coverage and Goalies
There are also some great young goalies coming up in the Charlotte area. Worth noting from last summer's very strong Team Carolina freshman team are Matt Nunziata (Butler) and Grant Portwood (Charlotte Catholic).
14 :31 03/6/2014
David Meyer- Nortthern Guilford
I agree with the earlier posts that kid is legit. With him anchoring that Northern team this year, they have a great shot to make it all the way in the small school playoffs. Marist is getting a quality goalie.
05 :02 03/6/2014 - Intheknow
Middle Creek v Pinecrest
Did anyone catch this game? 4 goal spread seems a little close for this matchup?
21 :07 03/5/2014
Fixed the Twitter feed to eliminate the retweets. Hopefully that helps clean it up some. Can't do much about it other than that.
20 :03 03/5/2014 - TL Admin
Re: Lax coverage and goalies
I agree with the earlier posts regarding David Meyer being among NC's top goalies along with with Renfrow and McDermott. I would also include Tate Boyce (Providence commit), who attends high school at McCallie in TN, but calls NC home. While we won't see him in NC high school action this season, he still plays for some of the Charlotte based club teams. He was also listed on Lax magazine's south player of the year watch list.
14 :57 03/5/2014 - 1-cents-worth
RE: upsets in Charlotte
Not a critical game, but Porter Ridge beat Mooresville 8-2. Good to see a newer program start to improve. I heard they have Jim Dodd (cuthbertson) and Tony DeMario (Butler head coach last year) helping out this year.
11 :43 03/5/2014
Is very good, but have you watched any games other than Gibbons? Seeing as all teams have only play 0-2 games?
11 :04 03/5/2014
Lac coverage and goalies
David Meyer (Northern Guilford) was All State/All American last year as well. He is every bit as good as Renfrow and McDermott if not better. D1 committ to Marist. He will help NG go deep in smaller school playoffs. NG team loaded with seniors who have chosen academics over lacrosse.
10 :17 03/5/2014
Upsets in Charlotte
Country Day came out strong against Catholic, but could not hold on and lost 12-7. Country day was up 6-5 at half. Catholic is good but looked vulnerable. Country Day looks like they could improve as the year goes on.
08 :45 03/5/2014
any upsets in charlotte this week
Has there been any?
07 :07 03/5/2014
After watching the last few games I would say Lappin is the best cover D man the area has seen in quite some time.
06 :49 03/5/2014
Gibbons: Very very good team. However, Ravenscroft is not the same team they were last year. That being said, Gibbons has dismantled two good, not great, teams this year. Morrison was phenomenal tonight but I was surprised that Ravenscroft didn't adjust to him. Gibbons did not let up as much as they did in the East Chapel Hill Game so the domination was similar.
18 :53 03/4/2014
Cardinal Gibbons V Ravenscroft
Just got back from the game, 15-3 Gibbons. I think they may be good this year. They move the ball well, had a little trouble finding the back of the net at the end of the 1st and start of the second but controlled the game, forced turnovers, won GBs. Some nice work in goal by KM for Gibbons.
There are some great line ups for the Brine King of Spring. If you appreciate great lacrosse, you will see plenty of it this weekend!
18 :28 03/4/2014 - BigN
Mar 4 games cancelled across Triangle
Looks like numerous Mar 4 games across the Triangle were cancelled due to school closings --- when will these games be rescheduled ?
15 :04 03/4/2014
Cardinal Gibbons vs Ravenscroft today in what may be a preview of the Private League Championship! Should be a good one.
15 :00 03/4/2014
King of the Spring Information - Charity Games
5th Annual KING OF THE SPRING FACE-OFF CLASSIC set for March 7-10, 2014, in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, N.C. Top high school lacrosse teams to raise awareness of nonprofit supporting Army Rangers and families
DURHAM, N.C. – Nearly 30 of the nation’s top high school lacrosse teams will compete in the fifth annual Brine King of the Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 7 to 10, 2014, in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Joining hosts Durham Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School in sponsoring the event are Brine Lacrosse, OT Sports, Triangle Orthopedic Associates, Republic Wireless, Lacrosse.com, Muscle Milk and Fusion Lacrosse.
This year’s tournament aims to raise awareness of Lead The Way Fund, a nonprofit that supports disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who perished, were injured or are serving in harm’s way. The focus on Lead The Way Fund honors Jimmy Regan, a former Duke University lacrosse player who was killed in action in 2007 as an Army Ranger serving in Iraq. King of the Spring director and Durham Academy varsity boys lacrosse coach Jon Lantzy coached Regan when he was an assistant coach at Duke.
A weekend of outstanding lacrosse action is highlighted by the Lead the Way Fund High School double header on Friday March 7, 2104 at Durham County Stadium featuring a match-up between two-time defending NCISAA champion Charlotte Latin and tournament host and ten-time past NCISAA champion Durham Academy, face-off is set for 6:15pm. Durham Academy v. Charlotte Latin will be followed by a match-up of two NCHSAA powers and past state champions, Charlotte Catholic and Lake Norman High School. OT Sports, the North Carolina-based lacrosse uniform manufacturing company will supply all four teams with special camouflage uniforms in honor of the Ranger Lead the Way Fund!
In addition to the high school action, the event will feature a NCAA DI collegiate match pairing the University of Richmond Spiders and University of Vermont Catamounts on March 8 at Durham County Stadium, face-off is set for 1:00pm. Richmond coach Dan Chemotti said he’s “looking forward to both the competition with Vermont and the opportunity to “show appreciation for both the Lead The Way Fund and all those who protect our nation’s freedom.”
Cost of admission will be $5.00 with proceeds’ going to support the “Lead the Way Fund”. Please come out of and show the lacrosse world what a great lacrosse community we have in the Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill area come out to catch some great lacrosse action in support of a great cause!
Complete game schedule, game results and event details can be found at www.kingofspringlax.com
19 :29 03/3/2014 - Coach Lantzy
King of the Spring Game Schedule
Spring 2014 Brine "King of Spring" Face-off Classic Sponsored by Lacrosse.com, OT Sports, Triangle Orthopeadic, Mucsle Milk, LACROSSE.COM, Brine Lacrosse, Fusion Lacrosse, Durham Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School
Host School: Durham Academy & Cardinal Gibbons Tournament Director: Jon Lantzy, Durham Academy Head Coach
Friday March 7, 2014 Match-ups Time Location Coppell (TX) v. Cape Henry Collegiate (VA) 6:00pm Duke University Turf Marvin Ridge (NC) v. Woodlands (TX) 7:45pm Duke University Turf Charlotte Latin (NC) v. Durham Academy (NC) 6:15pm Durham County Stadium Charlotte Catholic High School (NC) v. Lake Norman High School (NC) 8:00pm Durham County Stadium Norfolk Academy (VA) v. Providence Day School (NC) 4:30pm Durham County Stadium McCallie (TN) v Westminster (GA) 6:30pm UNC Henry Field Memphis University School (TN) v. STAB (VA) 6:30pm UNC Navy Field
Saturday March 8, 2014 Match-ups Chapel Hill High School (NC) v. Plano West High School (TX) 4:00pm Cardinal Gibbons HS Durham Jordan HS (NC) v. Calvert Hall (MD) 6:00pm Cardinal Gibbons HS Cardinal Gibbons (NC) v. Woodlands (TX) 8:00pm Cardinal Gibbons HS Austin Westlake High School (TX) v. Providence Day School (NC) 10:00am Durham County Stadium Charlotte Latin (NC) v. Memphis University School (TN) 4:00pm Durham County Stadium McCallie School (TN) v. Highland Park High School (TX) 5:45pm Durham County Stadium Dallas Jesuit (TX) v. STAB (VA) 7:30pm Durham County Stadium Norfolk Academy (NC) v. Charlotte Country Day (NC) 10:00am UNC Henry Stadium Westminster School (GA) v. Charlotte Catholic (NC) 10:00am UNC Navy Field Lake Norman (NC) v. Nansemond Suffolk Academy (VA) 4:00pm UNC Henry Stadium Marvin Ridge High School (NC) v. Cape Henry Collegiate (VA) 4:00pm UNC Navy Field
University of Richmond v. University of Vermont 1:00pm Durham County Stadium
Sunday March 9, 2014 Match-ups Coppell High School (TX) v Nansemond Suffolk Academy (VA) 11:00am Cardinal Gibbons HS Highland Park (TX) v. Calvert Hall (MD) 12:45pm Cardinal Gibbons HS Austin Westlake High School (TX) v. Durham Acdemy (NC) 2:30pm Cardinal Gibbons HS Woodlands (TX) v. STAB (VA) 11:00am UNC Henry Plano West High School (TX) v. Cape Henry Colleigiate (VA) 12:45pm UNC Navy Field Dallas Jesuit (TX) v. Memphis University School (TN) 12:45pm UNC Henry Stadium
Monday March 10, 2014 Match-ups Broughton High School (NC) v. Dallas Jesuit (TX) 6:30pm Duke Universtiy Turf Highland Park High School (TX) v. East Chapel Hill High School (NC) 5:00pm Duke Universtiy Turf Plano West High School (TX) v Nansemond- Suffolk Academy (VA) 11:00am Duke Universtiy Turf Austin Westlake (TX) v. RJ Reynolds High School (NC) 8:00pm Duke University Turf
18 :51 03/3/2014 - Coach Lantzy
Carolina Flight HS tryouts
The Carolina Flight HS Team will hold tryouts Sunday March 9 2-4pm at the East Cary Middle School.
For further information and to register for the tryout go to nclaxacademy.com
14 :07 03/3/2014
Myers Park looks like some good young players, LKN Charter plays very well as a team. Catholic plays fast and sloppy as usual. Country Day is young, will these kids head to boarding school as others have? Marvin Ridge will be small school west champ.
11 :25 03/3/2014 - Observer
Any observations on the Charlotte games. Catholic, Myers Park, LKN, CCDS, LNC, and PDS. Catholic / CCDS tomorrow.
09 :41 03/3/2014
Huge game on the Hill
Its earlier this year then it usually is, but any time East and Chapel Hill meet up. It usually is a good one. This tuesday night East goes to Chapel Hill. I believe the reason it is on a tuesday night is because they arn't in the same conference anymore. The teams may not have the talent they use too, however I think that it will be a good one. What are some predictions?
20 :42 03/2/2014
Re: Riverside vs Cedar Ridge
Riverside won 15-6.
11 :33 03/2/2014
Riverside vs Cedar Ridge
Any comments about this game?
20 :00 03/1/2014
Re: Inter Conference Play
In that Middle Creek vs Millbrook game, Middle Creek's defense took Millbrook's attack out of the game, which forced Millbrook to have to shoot or dodge with midfielders. MC's attack seemed to struggle at times with some occasional lazy passes or wide open missed shots from close range, but overall had a lot more chances and took what was given to them by the Millbrook Defense. Middle Creeks defense seems a lot stronger than in previous years, which will be nice to see as the season goes on. I believe they play Apex on Friday, which could have Conference 3 title implications.
19 :39 03/1/2014
Ravenscroft vs. Gibbons
I think Gibbons is a solid favorite in this one. Ravenscroft is still integrating a number of young players, while Gibbons seem to be the more "complete" team at this point. Plus, Gibbons is at home on their synthetic turf.
I would disagree with an earlier post regarding the Ravenscroft-Heritage game. It was 9-1 early in the third period, and I thought Ravenscroft clearly went into a "practice" mode. In addition, Ravenscroft was playing without two senior starters.
All that said, Gibbons' win over ECH was clearly more impressive.
19 :12 03/1/2014
Can we get a recap/analysis of some of the games in the east this past Friday? ECHHS v. Gibbons, Jordan v. CHHS, Middle Creek v. Millbrook, etc.
17 :40 03/1/2014
Triangle Area Lacrosse
Based on all the scrimmages and games played last week, I proclaim with extreme confidence that CGHS is in a class by itself and it will main that way for years to come. They have scrimmaged Apex and dismantled East CH. I believe East is better than Jordan and CH. CH high only beat JHS 7-5
16 :34 03/1/2014
Inter conference Play
Always interesting to see how good inter conference games turn out
See that Middle Creek beat Millbrook 14-8?
How was the pace of play? ...scoring?
How did that game play out?
10 :55 03/1/2014
Ravenscroft vs. Gibbons
Any thoughts/predictions on the Cardinal Gibbons vs. Ravenscroft game at Gibbons this Tuesday?
They're both very strong teams, and it should be an exciting game.
10 :54 03/1/2014
Lax coverage and goalies
There was some great pre-season coverage of lacrosse in the Charlotte Observer this week. I'm glad to see that a couple of the states top goalies got recognition. McDermott (Marvin Ridge) and Renfrow (Providence Day) return from their respective public and private all-state seasons, and both are on very good teams that can go all the way to a championship. I expect these two to have a huge impact on their teams' successes this year. Who are some other goalies to watch this season? How about the East?
Why are they adding players? My son played on it last year. It is a nice event but the talent isn't there. It would be fun to see a NC team that truly had all the best players from the state compete in a National tournament. Brine definitely isn't it!
08 :55 03/1/2014
Heritage @ Ravenscroft
Ravenscroft wins 13-3, the game was really closer than the score. Heritage looked good, look for them to surprise some teams this year. Ravenscroft looked very solid and took advantage of miscues by Heritage.