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05-16-2009, 08:52 AM
HRLAX H.S. boys playoffs start this morning at CNU.
Games at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00
Second Round is Monday
Championship game is Wednesday, 7:00
Admission is $5.00
Thanks to CNU for hosting this event!!!
05-18-2009, 09:05 AM
Semi Finals Tonight at CNU
Tabb vs. Hickory: 5:00 PM
Grafton vs. Maury: 7:00 PM
Tickets are $5.00/$2.00 (students with ID)
05-18-2009, 11:28 PM
Grafton and Maury played a great game. Both teams traded goals until 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter when Grafton got 3 quick goals. The final score was Grafton 12 - Maury 10. :clap2:
Grafton plays Hickory for the Lax championship on Wednesday night at CNU.
05-19-2009, 08:29 AM
The Grafton vs Maury game was exciting! The crowd was into it! Good luck to everyone on Wednesday night!What a great sport!!!!:clap2:
05-19-2009, 09:12 AM
That wasn't a walk in the park. Both teams are to be commended for a fantastic game.
From my vantage point on the sidelines, I never once got the feeling that Maury was broken or in any way gave up. They fought hard right down to the buzzer.
05-19-2009, 10:58 AM
Hampton Roads LAX Championship!
Grafton High vs Hickory High
Wednesday, 20 May at CNU
Game time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 adults, $3 for students with ID.
Come out to support the Clippers and see a great game. Lacrosse combines speed, quickness, teamwork and hitting for a thrilling experience.
05-19-2009, 05:20 PM
I would like to see a NON VHSL Club Championship played after all the various leagues crown their respective champions. The club teams practice every bit as much and play as many games as the private schools and VHSL recognized teams. There are some very strong indepedents out there like the Williamsburg Warriors and the Richmond Shock. The teams are ranked #1 and #2, respectively, for all club teams in Virginia. Also, the Richmond Area Lacrosse League has two very good teams, Deep Run and Midlothian, ranked 3rd and 5th, respectively. Grafton has to be commended because they stepped out of the HRLax box and played the Warriors and the Shock this year. While they lost to both teams, they scored at least seven goals on each team and they showed heart. However, the HRLax clubs had a total of only two wins outside their league offset by a total of six losses. Both victories came against a very weak team from the Outer Banks.
05-20-2009, 11:36 AM
The Warriors and Shock are both excellent teams but they are also "select" organizations. Both are essentially all-star teams. Because there is no VHSL recognition of the lacrosse in the HR area the only league play is through HRLAX. Hopefully there will be some school and VHSL recognition of this growing sport. I see as many or more spectators at lacrosse games as baseball games.
05-20-2009, 12:02 PM
The Shock more so than the Warriors. The Warriors are almost entirely comprised of young men who attend either Jamestown or Lafayette that would have played for the combined Jamestown-Lafayette club team if it had not faded away. The Warriors program came into existence as a result. The Shock does draw from the Greater Richmond area but they have been hurt with the rise of high school club teams such as Midlothian and Deep Run. Lacrosse is definitely on the rise in the area. It is amazing to see the numbers of young boys and girls who are now engaged in the sport. The "select" teams do serve a purpose. These teams play at a much higher level and a number of the boys get looked at by college coaches and some have moved on to play at the college level. The Shock notes this on their website. I know that the Warriors have had some boys move on to the likes of CNU and VMI. I have heard that two or three are moving on this year to play at the college level. I am certain that Grafton has at least one young man who is capable of playing at a higher level but I will not mention any names. Simiply said, the young man can run like a deer and his shots are always hot.
05-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Hickory played their hearts out last night in a great game. I didn't think lacrosse could get any better than the Grafton/Maury game, but guess again.
The fan turnout was great and both teams did a great job in representing their schools, which I think is the #1 reason we have H.S. sports to begin with.
05-21-2009, 11:06 AM
Great game Grafton! Sad to see it come to an end.....cant wait till next year! Good luck to the seniors. Congratulations on the championship!:D
05-21-2009, 11:14 AM
Congrats to Coach Basilone and the rest of the coaching staff for building this program from the ground.
05-21-2009, 11:24 AM
Congratulations, Grafton! Spectacular game for both the Grafton and Hickory teams. Very supportive fans, too. :dance: Congratulations to all the players, the coaches, and everyone involved. :clap2:
05-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Congrats to Grafton! I believe the team's willingness to challenge themselves by playing a stronger schedule during the year worked to their benefit. Great closing to the season!
05-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Piling on, this was a great game. Grafton took some knocks early in the season and played two very hard matches against Williamsburg and Richmond. They finished on a tear in the district play though. All the boys and their parents should be commended for their support of the team in time and money, since this is a club sport.
There was much more parity in the district this year and the caliber of play improved. Hopefully this trend will continue.
HR LAX should be commended for organzing the tournament at CNU. It's a drive for the southside folks but the facility was superb. The turf field gave everyone the same bounce and the stands allowed spectators a good view of the game. For Grafton, it makes up for all those drives to Princess Anne Park :)
Best of luck to all the teams/boys who played this year.
05-22-2009, 09:06 AM
I have to say that the Grafton and Tabb programs, being much junior to some of the Southside programs, have come a long way in a short time. It is a testament to the coaches, parents, and players. The feeder program, the Yorktown Titans, looks and feels much like the Grafton-Tabb Youth Football League. My guess is that the programs might one day compete with the "select" programs as the younger players and the coaches gain experience. On draft day, PJ might get a call!
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