McNuttin’s v2 by McNutty
More random thoughts:
Do you recognize this Washington lacrosse referee? His name is Don Stoppenbach. He played high school lacrosse at Boy’s Latin, in Maryland, currently the #1 ranked High School program in the country. He then went on to play at UMBC, under famed coach Don [...]Continue Reading →
Photos by Molly Piper.
This was a big weekend in Division one as Bellevue hosted Mercer Island and Bainbridge visited Issaquah. The “Big Four” hold every State Championship title for the past 19 years. These programs have produced 31 All-Americans over the years, and currently have 56 alumni playing [...]Continue Reading →
A Nice Night After All by McNutty
I don’t know about you, but for me this lacrosse season has been suspiciously empty of foul weather; uncharacteristically dry and unseasonably warm. My Paul Rabil Shop99™ long underwear and my Lewis Ratcliff signature ear muffs haven’t even been out of their bags yet. But on the drive [...]Continue Reading →
Jersey Boys by McNutty
The Eastlake Wolves visited the Bellevue Wolverines on Tuesday. The game was circled on the calendar by both teams because it was the return of Chris O’Dougherty, head coach of Eastlake, and former assistant coach at Bellevue. OD, as he is known to all, is a coach well-liked [...]Continue Reading →
“We need a stick” by McNutty
“We need a stick.” Rarely have such innocent words impacted the lives of so many people all over this country. The year is 1980 and the students at St. Hugo of the Hills grade school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan were watching their 6th grade science teacher, Ron Hebert. Mr. [...]Continue Reading →
Some random ramblings, call them “McNuttins”, from this weekend’s 8th Annual NW Invitational…
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers to Garren Tiffee, a sophomore long pole for Sunset, who left Sunday’s game in an ambulance with a very painful dislocated arm. He’s likely lost for awhile, and had a long painful [...]Continue Reading →
“David vs. Goliath”; a cliché of biblical proportions. Usually when we hear the term used in a sports story, it refers to an underdog team pitted against a heavily-favored powerhouse in a battle that no one expects them to win. This is not that kind of story.
This is about the “Goliaths” [...]Continue Reading →
And so it begins.
On a perfect night in Washington the 2013 Boy’s lacrosse season kicked off with four Non-League contests across the Sound. Kennedy Catholic hosted Peninsula-Gig Harbor, and the Lancers rode hat-tricks from Sebastian Ferraro, Anthony Parker and Ashton Pieris to defeat the visitors 9-8. Tahoma visited Woodinville in a Division 1 battle, [...]Continue Reading →
The Mayans were right; 2012 is the end.
The 9th annual Space Needle Shootout was held this last weekend in Tukwila and as usual, it had some good lacrosse, some memorable moments, some really good feelings, and this year, the end of an era.Continue Reading →
D2: Snohomish vs Garfield
This year’s championship games were a study in contrast. Snohomish, with second year coach Chris Cote, rolled through their season undefeated yet had never played Garfield, their opponent in the final game. Cote was furiously scouting, looking for any information he could find on the [...]Continue Reading →
72 days ago, King’s Way defeated Eastside Catholic 19-11 to start the 2012 lacrosse season for both teams. Last night in a Division 1 semi-final game, Eastside Catholic ended King’s Way’s season in the rematch. It’s been a remarkable 72 days for the Crusaders.
Last night’s game showed how far a team can come within [...]Continue Reading →
In hindsight, maybe Mercer Island should have been less concerned about limiting emotions in the stands and more about getting some on the field.
On a rare night where policemen outnumbered streakers in The Jungle at Mercer Island, the Bellevue Wolverines dismantled their hosts from the opening [...]Continue Reading →
I’m not gonna lie. I don’t watch a lot of girls’ lacrosse. Schedule-wise, I’m already testing the boundaries of Mrs. McNutty’s love, and adding another sport to the evening agenda wouldn’t go over [...]Continue Reading →
Eastside Catholic, D1′s most surprising team in 2012, #2 seed and winners of nine games in a row, got throttled on Tuesday 18-2 by Mercer Island. What’s the verdict? An aberration, overrated, feet of clay, or are the Islanders just that good?
Personally, I think they’re high school [...]Continue Reading →
Certainly it is a heated rivalry. For sure it’s rabid fans, a packed house, intense coaches and two of the best lacrosse teams in the state. But it the end, it’s just a great way to spend a Saturday night. In the morning it probably feels a little more great for [...]Continue Reading →
Whodathunk, twelve games into the regular season, Coach Lewis Ratcliff’s Eastside Catholic Crusaders would be the hottest team in Division 1? With apologies to the undefeated Issaquah Eagles, the Crusaders are the surprise of this year’s season, and seem to have the inside track on cracking the Mercer/Bainbridge/Issaquah/Bellevue stranglehold of [...]Continue Reading →
Coach Dejon Hush and his Lake Washington boys hosted Ian O’Hearn’s Mercer Islanders to finish their three-games-in-five-days gauntlet against the top teams in Washington. The mere thought of Purple Kangaroos battling Snails (you didn’t know that, did you?) is enough to get me out on a blustery Monday night, so I [...]Continue Reading →
In the Skagit Conference, San Juan, Whatcom and North County seem to be the favorites to compete for the two playoff spots available. San Juan (5-4) has a half-game lead on Whatcom, but looks to have a much tougher remaining schedule as they have to face the Snohomish juggernaut, although the game’s in Friday Harbor. [...]Continue Reading →
Playoff lacrosse was in the air and SoundLacrosse highlighted two games with postseason implications. In Division Two, we visited the first game of the season between the top two teams in the Metro – South conference; Seattle Prep and Garfield. Prep sits on top of the conference, sporting a 9-1 record although still smarting from [...]Continue Reading →
A couple of weeks left in the regular season, and it’s time to make myself look stupid with some analysis and predictions about the playoffs. Today we look at Division 1 as it’s a little easier to wrap our brains around.
First, I’m gonna declare that the top seeds are now set in both conferences. [...]Continue Reading →
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