If not already doing so, get in the habit of browsing the WHSBLA Stroll Twitter feed avaialbe through Twitter or available in condensed form directly on the WHSBLA and Walax home pages. In addition to reading this weekly column a quick browse of the WHSBLA Stroll Twitter page or feed will give you a good sense of what took place during the past week. A relatively light week due to Spring Break, but here are a few nuggets for you…
“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. Hebert had a lacrosse stick, leftover from playing days at Michigan State and box lacrosse days in Windsor, Canada. During lunch he would run with the stick, cradling a ball and arousing curiosity in young boys. They’d never seen one before and were intrigued when Mr. Hebert would let them hold it, and on rare occasion throw a ball against the side of the school. It didn’t take long before they realized, “We need a stick.” By McNutty.
CONCORD, Mass. – Erasing any doubt that Mercer Island High School is a force to be reckoned with on the national prep lacrosse stage, the Islanders emerged from their latest East Coast foray with a respectable 2-1 record after dishing out back-to back defeats of defending boys state champions in Maine and Massachusetts. Story courtesy of US Lacrosse - Washington.
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 by players and parents all over Puget Sound, as well as a celebrity member of Washington Stealth indoor professional lacrosse team. After three years and two State Championships at Bellevue, Coach OD was ready to take the reins of a new program. And tonight, his new boys faced his old boys for the first time. By McNutty.
Easter Sunday marks the start of the Spring Break season in the WHSBLA and thus a bit of a slower schedule league wide. Next week we will provide you with our annual WHSBLA Alumni list as well as the list of where current WHSBLA players have committed to play college ball. For now, Happy Easter to everyone… here are some eggs of knowledge from the week!
KIRKLAND – Mikey Giannopulos scored a hat trick as Issaquah rolled to its fourth win of the spring with a 12-3 boys high school lacrosse win over Lake Washington, Friday at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Issaquah jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first than added five unanswered goals in the second for an 8-1 lead at the half, then added two more in the third and fourth to seal the game.
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 ride home to Oregon. He was injured in an innocent collision with a teammate which caused him to land all kinds of wrong on the turf. Story courtesy of Sound Lacrosse and McNutty's Word.