Wednesday, July 22, 2009


2 weekend ago Hood River hosted the Hood River HS Lax Jamboree at Hood River Valley High School . OES, Oregon City, Hood River, Glencoe and a combined team with players from Sheldon and Churchhill participated. Most games were on the stadium field. Two were on the football practice field. Each team played a minimum of 3 games with an hour rest between games. Two teams had to play a back to back game, no rest. The games were 25 minute running time halves with two OHSLA officials on each game.

Teams all had fun with it. Games were competitive and everyone got good playing time. It was a jamboree, so no tournament-style brackets (maybe next year).We don't have all the scores but think OES won all their games – they had 7-4 win over Hood River and 6-3 win over Sheldon/Churchill. Hood River and Sheldon Churchill played an exciting game where Hood River came back from down 5-1 at half to end tied 7-7. Hood River won against Glencoe 10-5, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and hanging on as Glencoe came back in the second half.

There was also a skills competition – fastest and most accurate shots. Good prizes donated from the local lacrosse shop, Shortt Supply = a Warrior EvoTi and Brine Clutch for 1st – Hood River players came in first, no it wasn’t rigged, just turned out that way.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PICK AND ROLL w/Ryan Powell

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chumash = Summertime Fun

So I'd heard about this for a while but just tried it last week and I have to say it was awesome. What is Chumash you ask? Its a version of lacrosse that is played 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 with one goal in the middle of the field that is six feet tall but only one foot wide.

The game really helps with the fundamentals of dodging and quick feeding and also trains you to deal with unsettled situations, because the whole game is pretty much an unsettled situation.

It also improves your shooting because its pretty darn hard to hit the goal. And, its great cardio.

In the summertime, when a lot of folks are trying to play / practice in small groups this is a great solution. Read more about it here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Last Lumberjax Post?

Portland Lumberjax Dispersal Draft Results

First Round
1. Edmonton Rush - Brodie Merrill
2. Toronto Rock - Tyler Codron
3. Minnesota Swarm - Scott Stewart
4. Philadelphia Wings - Pete Jacobs
5. Colorado Mammoth - Cory Conway
6. Minnesota Swarm (from Rochester via Point/Wilson trade) - Richard Morgan
7. Washington Stealth - Peter Morgan
8. Boston Blazers - Kevin Leveille
9. Buffalo Bandits - Jamison Koesterer
10. New York Titans - Ryan Powell
11. Calgary Roughnecks - Luke Forget

Second Round
12. Edmonton Rush - Matt Disher
13. Toronto Rock - Joel Weber
14. Minnesota Swarm - Tim Campeau
15. Philadelphia Wings - Matt Flindell
16. Colorado Mammoth - David Morgan
17. Rochester Knighthawks - Dan Stroup
18. Washington Stealth - Brad MacDonald
19. Boston Blazers - Matt Yager
20. Buffalo Bandits - passed
21. New York Titans - Matt Brown
22. Calgary Roughnecks - Dayne Michaud

Third Round
23. Edmonton Rush - Pat Jones
24. Toronto Rock - passed
25. Minnesota Swarm - Bruce Alexander
26. Philadelphia Wings - Derek Malawsky
27. Colorado Mammoth - Dallas Eliuk
28. Rochester Knighthawks - passed
29. Washington Stealth - Derek Lowe

Remaining third round selections passed on

Monday, July 6, 2009

Joe Kerwin Returns as Head Coach at U. of Oregon


Eugene, Or. – After a successful season in which the University of Oregon returned to the MCLA National Championships in Denver, Co., big news came out from the Ducks camp yesterday with the announcement that former Duck Head Coach Joe Kerwin, who took Oregon to the National Championship in 2007, will return to Eugene. Kerwin took the job as head coach of Notre Dame De Namur University in 2008, the year after he not only led the Ducks to the National Championship but also won both the MCLA and PNCLL Coach of the Year awards. Kerwin led NDNU to a 16-6 record over his two seasons with the program.

Co-Head Coaches Andrew Clough and John Wright jointly decided to step down after Kerwin contacted the University of Oregon about a potential comeback citing his desire to return to Eugene and the University. Clough and Wright helped to rebuild the Oregon program in 2008 after a disappointing 2007 season. "I am very proud of our accomplishments this year," Coach Clough said. "Our goal this year was to put Oregon back on the map for premier MCLA lacrosse play. I believe we did just that. I am looking forward to seeing what this young team can do in the future." Coach Kerwin said of his decision to return, "This decision really wasn't about NDNU and their program. Coaching those guys was great and I have a great respect for the program that they have. Basically I just wanted to come back to Eugene because of the city and the love I have for the University."

When asked about the decision to step down, Coach Clough said, "It was an amicable and mutual decision. What we have here is a case where everyone involved was thinking about what is best for the program. I think this is definitely a positive step for the Ducks in that not only do we get a great coach in Coach Kerwin, but he also brings added legitimacy to the program from a NCAA DII school."

Both Coach Wright and Coach Clough have been asked to stay with the team and build on the accomplishments of this past year. Coach Clough is currently considering the opportunity while Coach Wright will travel back to his home state of North Carolina in order to pursue other coaching opportunities. Coach Wright said of the future, "I thought that Coach Kerwin coming back will be another step forward for our program after our accomplishments last year and I'm really looking forward to watching what the Ducks do in the future." The entire Oregon Lacrosse family thanks both Coaches Clough and Wright for their dedication and commitment and wishes them continued success in the future.

Thursday, July 2, 2009 Vanishes

As a big fan of the Jax we've been checking up on the website to look for news about the team. The SJ Stealth website reported on the news of their move and we were hoping to find the same with the Jax. This was not the case today as upon looking at we just got redirected back to

Well at least we have Paul Rabil playing for a team in the NW to root for!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lincoln's Peter Baum in UA Senior All-Star Game


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