Friday, June 26, 2009

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter Covers IYL @ Battle of Bothell

Grab a copy of this week's edition of your Sammamish-Issaquah Reporters and check out IYL 5/6 BoB champion Flames attackman Charlie Kurtenbach firing a scoring goal on Lincoln!

If you like to click for your IYL news check out Issy-Samm Reporters online edition and enjoy Flames attackman Cody Klansnic ripping a scoring shot on goal.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bothell Bloopers

The lighter side of lacrosse - images from the Battle of Bothell 2009 from photographers Charles Mauzy and Dave Block....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Issaquah Teams Featured in Issaquah Press & Sammamish Review!

The Flames, 2009 Battle of Bothell 5/6 Champions and ILC Purple, the silver winner in the high school division are front page Sports in this weeks Issaquah Press and Sammamish Review.

Not a subscriber? Drop what you are doing and go get your copy now! Check out Nate Bean blasting past Harry Potter & Professor Snape, Jordan Greenhall ripping up the turf and the net, and Sam Britt being used as a human lightning rod....
Really prefer to click4news?- then check out the Issaquah Press Online sports edition and the Sammamish Review Online edition now...

The Flames Claim Gold in Battle of Bothell 5/6 Championship Match

IYL's Silver 5/6 team - The Flames - torched the competition in Bothell this weekend winning 5 games to get into the Championship final and then took a 7-3 victory over a tough Beaverton Select team to claim the gold.

The Flame scored 58 goals while only allowing 15 against over the 6 Battle of Bothell games. The path to gold included three pool wins: Flames 15, Northshore 3; Flames 13, Puyallup 1; Flames 8, Lincoln (OR) 3. Their playoff record: Quarter-final - Flames 7, Maple Valley 2; Semi-final - Flames 8, Sherwood (OR) 3; and the championship match - Flames 7, Beaverton (OR) 3.

The championship game scoring leader was Tyler Johnston with 3 goals, 2 assists and 2 ground balls. Standout attackman Jordan Greenhall had 1 goal, 2 assists and 4 ground balls. Other key match players - McKay Berndt with 2 goals, 2 ground balls and Charlie Kurtenbach with 1 goal. Stats aside this was a team win with great contributions across the roster but come the games final whistle it was goalie Sam Britt who was hoisted into the air by his teammates - Sam and his defense throttled some of the top scoring 5/6 teams at the Battle.

Congratulations to our Battle of Bothell champions...and The Flames organization....

The Stealth Professional Indoor LAX Team Comes to WA

Great news for Washington lacrosse fans! The Stealth professional lacrosse team is coming to Washington and will play at the Comcast Arena in Everett. The Stealth are moving from San Jose, California where they have played the past 6 seasons and reached the NLL playoffs in the last 3 seasons.

The Stealth feature some of the top athletes in the sport including All-Star Captain Colin Doyle, who led the NLL with 111 points in 2009; Rookie of the Year Rhys Duch, who set a new rookie scoring record with 89 points, two-time All-Star Jeff Zywicki and Paul Rabil, the former John Hopkins University standout.

Season ticket reservations are available now on the Stealth website - check it out! All NLL games are on the weekends and Everett is only a 30 minute cruise from the eastside...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter Online Sports News Covers Beaverton

Check out the new online edition of the Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter for the latest press coverage of IYL's adventures in Oregon!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Team Washington 2009 Lacrosse Camp - Registration Open!

The 2009 edition of the Team Washington Middle School Lacrosse Camp is now open for registration. This is one of the top "player rated" camps in the northwest and is led by 2008 & 2009 WA State Champion Issaquah Lacrosse Club Head Coach Brandon Fortier and 2007 WA State Champion Bainbridge High School Head Coach Dejon Hush. Coach Fortier and Coach Hush are joined by the 2009 Team Washington players.

Team Washington players represent the top 20 HS lacrosse players of the 2009 high school season. This select team is Washington's ambassador dedicated to raising national awareness of the caliber of lacrosse in Washington state and the quality of players coming out of our HS programs. All proceeds for the Team Washington LAX Camp go directly to support Team Washington.

This week long camp for players in grades 7, 8 & 9 during the 2009/2010 school year runs from July 6th through July 10th and is held at Mercer Island High School. The camp is limited to 80 players giving an amazing 4-1 camper to coach ratio. This camp is for motivated moderate to advanced experience levels only. The camp includes popsicles, positional training, drills, stations, scrimmages, tournament games and more popsicles!

Registration is open now at the TeamWa website and it will fill fast - click in and sign up!

The 2009 Sammamish Shoot-Out is Filling Fast!

SSO is filling quickly, with teams from Oregon (fresh off the Aloha Games 3X3 Oregon Tourney) and British Columbia jumping on board as soon as registration opened.

Rally your fellow IYL players, claim your name and stake out your spot in Summer's coolest hot event!

Registration is limited and the great names are going fast - unless you want to get stuck playing as the Three Zucchinis or worse... Start racking up those text minutes and get your entry in today!!

Register HERE

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shall We Give Awards to the Most Beautiful Settings for Lacrosse?

If so, the Lacrosse field at Hazelia Park in Lake Owsego, Oregon is a winner. Also winning by a final of 11-8 at Hazelia was our IYL Peak A team playing a full game against Lake Oswego 7/8 Select Friday evening before the Beaverton Invitational.

The large contingent of Issy fans enjoyed a great game in a fantastic setting - and great start to a wonderful weekend of Lacrosse.

Battle of Bothell 2009 Is Here!!!

The 5th Annual Battle of Bothell is taking place this coming weekend, June 19th - 21st at the Bothell North Creek Playfields. This is one of the great Northwest summer tournaments with teams travelling from all over Oregon and Washington to compete in brackets for 5/6, 7/8 and High School Boys.

2008 saw Issaquah region teams sweep all brackets and Issaquah is again fielding competitive entries at all levels in 2009. Come out, cheer on your Issy teams and enjoy a great weekend of youth Lacrosse!!

2009 Plateau Challenge - Relive the Moment

Check out the online edition of the Sammamish Reporter for their coverage of the Plateau Challenge and the mob-scene that followed Cannon's winning last-second shot.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Issy Sr Laxers Strike Gold in Oregon

The Issaquah Youth Lacrosse Senior Green and Senior Purple teams brought home Gold and Silver from the annual Beaverton Invitational Tournament in Beaverton Oregon. The Skyline HS bound Sr. Green players went 3-0 in their bracket amassing 39 goals while allowing only 3 goals against in a stellar offensive and defensive performance. The Issaquah HS bound Sr. Purple players went 2-1 in their bracket to capture silver with their one loss coming from King's Way Select - the 2009 Oregon Cup Select Tournament champions.

IYL Green standout players include Ryan Benz (11 goals, 1 assist), Cannon Gardner (8 goals, 7 assists), Nick Mauzy (6 goals, 1 assist), Peyton Pelluer (15 ground balls, 2 goals, 3 assists), Henry Jarvis ( 11 ground balls, 1 goal, 2 assists), Jimmy Boyle (8 ground balls, 2 assists) and James Fleming (8 ground balls). Faceoff specialist Peyton Pelluer was almost automatic in face-off wins and goalkeeper Chris Debenham allowed only 3 goals in tournament play.

IYL Purple standout players include Julian Ritchie (4 goals, 7 ground balls), Aaron Rosen (3 goals, 7 ground balls), Sean Colter (9 ground balls), and Wyatt Johnson (7 ground balls).

The Beaverton Invitational Tournament for 7/8 grade teams was held on Saturday, 13th June at the Howard Terpening Complex in Beaverton Oregon.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Road Trip!

Issaquah Youth Lacrosse "second season" players are gearing up for the 2009 Beaverton Youth Invitational Tournament this weekend. IYL is fielding two teams who will be making the drive south to the Terpenning Sports Center in Beaverton, Oregon for this great annual event.

Fresh off of winning the Plateau Challenge championship this last weekend the IYL select teams are carrying the Issaquah banner to Oregon as ambassadors of Washington lacrosse.

Safe travels, solid D and dangerous shots!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Issaquah Alumni Lacrosse Camp comes to Sammamish

A group of standout Issaquah LAX Club players under the direction of All-State Issy grad David Campi will be holding summer lacrosse camp designed to help IYL 8th & 9th grade players take their game to the next level.

Campi is joined by All-State and PNCLL First Team Issy grad Nick Tierny, Issy grad & UW attackman Matt Robson, and All-State defenseman Mike Gerrard. Together they bring a wealth of experience and passion for the game into a new hands-on lacrosse camp for senior youth select players.

The Issaquah Alumni Lacrosse Youth Development Day Camp is being held at the Eastlake Community Fields July 20th - 23rd. The camp runs from 3 PM to 7 PM daily and is primarily designed for Issy & Skyline HS bound players who will be entering 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2009.
Check out their web site for more info!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Issaquah A wins the '09 Plateau Challenge Sr. Select LAX Tourney!

Issaquah Youth Lacrosse senior select A team won the inaugural '09 Plateau Challenge with a 7-6 victory over Mercer Island in the championship round. Issy attackman Cannon Gardner scored the winning goal with 15 seconds remaining to cap a 6 point night on 5 goals.

Other notables in this team win are Julian Ritchie with 2 goals, Ryan Benz with 2 assists, Henry Jarvis with 3 key ground balls and goalie Brady Hahn with 7 saves. Great defense combined with solid defensive middie play held the undefeated high-octane MI attack to only 6 goals - their lowest point total of any game in the tournament.

Congratulations to the Issy A team!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter Sports Section Features Issy LAX Champions

This weeks Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter features a great story on the Issaquah Lacrosse Club's Championship win by sports writer Kevin Endejan. Pick up a copy today!

If you would rather click for your news - check out the online Issy Reporter.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sammamish Shoot-Out 2009 Registration Live!

Shoot-Out registration is live! Dust off the mouse and start clicking - it's time to get your team together, claim your name and get ready for the coolest hot laxin event of the summer!

You will find all the registration stuff on the web site and check out the Sammamish Shoot-Out Blog to stay up to date on the latest Shoot-Out news.

Have you forgotten how much fun this is? Relive the 2008 Shoot-Out with a quick tour of the '08 SSO Gallery!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Issy LAX Club's Championship Win Front Page Issaquah Press Sports

A lot of color and a lot of great coverage for the Issaquah Lacrosse Clubs successful defense of it's WA State Championship title in this week's edition of the Issaquah Press. The Eagles beat contender Mercer Island 10-9 in a battle that came down to the final seconds. Pick up a copy of this weeks Press and check out Issy Middie Jordan Goldstein working his magic on the MI goalie - high corner, no prayer...

If you can't wait until morning to pick up your copy you can also find the article by sports writer Bob Taylor in the Issy Press online edition.