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We all have our favorite college hangout. A place we’d load up on wings and pizza and when we turned 21, beer. PJ’s was that place. A direct pour right across from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. And sandwiched between two big buildings sat PJ’s. Jerry Smith owned the bar for 32 years. Now Jerry is calling it his last call. He’s declaring it time to chill out like his Natty Boh’s. The man never went to Hopkins, heck didn’t even know what lacrosse was until the late 70’s and then he opened PJ’s and a Hopkins history lesson started.
PJ's Pub is officially closing its doors this week after 33 years of serving students of Johns Hopkins University and the Charles Village community. Owner Jerry Smith is ready to retire, and HomeSlyce Pizza Bar is eying the property as a potential new location. The pub has occupied the bottom floor of 3333 N. Charles St. since it opened in 1984. Overtime, it became a legendary hangout for generations of JHU students.
The 2018 high school boys lacrosse rules changes include clarifications to stick alignment and the use of visibly contrasting gloves and shafts, which are expected to ease the game’s officiating. Overall, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee adopted and refined numerous officiating-related rules during its July 17-19 meeting in Indianapolis. Collectively, the committee adopted or clarified 15 boys lacrosse rules and officials signals. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. “The committee believes the sport of boys lacrosse is currently in very good shape,” said James Weaver, director of performing arts and sports and staff liaison for boys lacrosse. “The committee is excited to continue looking into the health and safety of the sport, while minimizing risk during its growth.”
Boston Cannons player Harrison Cotter was featured on News 12 in Connecticut.
Discussion has started among Alexandria school district faculty about the possibility of adding boys and girls lacrosse programs in the future. The sport, which takes place in the spring for both boys and girls, is growing in Minnesota in the past few years and now has over 80 schools participating, according to the Minnesota State High School League website. "The sport of lacrosse in Minnesota has grown in popularity over the last, I'd say, at least five years, even beyond that," Alexandria Area High School Activities Director Robert Brakke said. "And so there are some teams in our conference that now compete in lacrosse, and I think that momentum has come to our town a little bit, and I think people want to grow that."
At the end of her freshman year in college, Noelle Lambert was at the top of her game. A rising star of the UMass Lowell lacrosse team, she had just come off her first season as a top scorer for the school’s Division 1 program. Then, an accident changed everything. “The second the accident happened, when I was laying on the ground, lacrosse jumped into my head immediately. I remember thinking, ‘Oh my god, what am I going to do?’” recalled Lambert, now a junior at the college.
Lambert had been riding a moped with a teammate when they collided with a truck on Martha’s Vineyard. Upon impact, her leg was severed. The injuries resulted in amputation. “I was just like, this is going to be tough,” Lambert said, “This isn't going to be a walk in the park.” But that did not stop her from making plans to return to school and the sport. After receiving a prosthetic limb, Lambert slowly began to walk and run, again. In the spring, she began training on a treadmill and outside, all with the goal of joining her lacrosse team this year. “My goal is to step back on the field again,” she explained. “I'm not going to act like nothing happened, but just overcome my accident.”
Every student-athlete who wants to play college lacrosse will follow a slightly different path. The numerous differences between the biggest D1 recruits and the club team walk-on are often massive in many ways. If you want to read about the on-field differences, check out this article on how hard it is to play college lacrosse. The article below is about much more than just the skill and athleticism stuff, because there are also a lot of similarities that the vast majority of college lacrosse hopefuls share whether they are playing for a scholarship, or paying to play the game.
Myla Grace Barnett verbally committed to the University of Virginia’s women’s lacrosse team two years ago. The Baldwin School standout student-athlete, who plans a career in the legal profession, also plans to be a Wahoo next year. In spite of the recent, highly publicized and polarizing events on the university’s campus and throughout Charlottesville, her mother is sending her there, anyway. “As a “D1 Mom” raising twin high school senior athletes, I found myself waking [up] at 3:33 AM as I considered the notion that one of my daughters had committed to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia,” said Jacqueline Jeffries Barnett, referencing Jay Z’s acclaimed album 4:44. “Myla Grace was recruited to play lacrosse [at the University of Virginia] before her sophomore season. Hailey Grace on the other hand rowed there at a summer visit and both have excelled in their respective sports,” said Jeffries Barnett, an education consultant and former secretary of education for the City of Philadelphia.
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After several years of trading off hosting duties with Baltimore, Philadelphia has been named the official site for the Army-Navy Game in five of the next six years, officials announced at a joint news conference on Tuesday at City Hall. Lincoln Financial Field was awarded the game this year as well as in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host the 2021 grudge match in observance of the 20-year anniversary of 9-11. “The legacy of the City of Brotherly Love and the home of Army-Navy continues to be the benchmark for hosting America’s game,” said Chet Gladchuk, the Naval Academy’s director of athletics. “This tradition in Philly is so well received and embraced by the city and community that it remains a highlight of the season for the teams, alumni and fans. Our appreciation to everyone, including USAA, who works so hard to make this week-long festival, culminating with our nation’s cherished match-up between Army and Navy, the fantastic experience it is.”
Britain is in the grip of an 'inactivity epidemic', with nearly half of adults failing to go for a brisk walk even once a month. Health bosses say 45 per cent of over-16s are so sedentary they do not manage the health-boosting ten-minute walk. Public Health England (PHE) officials are especially worried about more than 6 million inactive people aged between 40 and 60 who are putting their busy lives ahead of their health.
In a major change of strategy, they said inactive people should start aiming simply to get out for a short walk each day – rather than the more ambitious 150 minutes of exercise a week that has dominated NHS advice for years. They said the British population was 20 per cent less active now than in the 1960s, and the average person walked 15 miles less a year than they did just two decades ago.
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