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NLL insider and Colorado Mammoth broadcaster Teddy Jenner posted an interesting Tweet yesterday about a potential new Canadian professional field lacrosse league that is looking to start in spring of 2018.
A new pro field lacrosse league is hoping to break ground in Canada next spring. @CPLL_HQ looking to test the waters— teddy jenner (@OffTheCrosseBar) September 8, 2017
Everyone knows Canada is a hotbed for box lacrosse, but a new professional Canadian field lacrosse league would be intriguing to see. The potential league is called the Canadian Professional Lacrosse League. They recently created a Twitter account and a Facebook page, and introduced themselves via a Facebook post back on September 6th.
April/May of next year seems ambitions, but maybe this has been lowkey in the works for a few years. The official launch is still to be determined, but the website is coming soon, so that should give us a real first look at what this whole enterprise is going to look like. While it appears that the league will primarily be in Canada, it will be fascinating to see if the CPLL can lure some field players away from the MLL. The CPLL isn’t even really a thing yet, however, given the horrendous last couple of weeks the MLL has had, the possibility of a new rival field lacrosse league can’t be welcoming news. Stay tuned!
The University of Detroit Mercy men's lacrosse team returned to the playing field for its first official fall practice on Friday as the Titans announced their fall ball schedule. Detroit Mercy will scrimmage Kenyon and Albion on Oct. 1 on Titan Field for its lone competition of the fall. Game times start at Noon. The following week will have the tradition of the annual Alumni Game as stars from the past battle the current Titan squad in an exhibition game on Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. After the game, the program will sponsor a fowling event.
Nice to see Furman getting after it.
First week in the books for UNC.
Not taking part in one of the three-major sports might have some of its risks. Lacrosse, for some time, has been booming in the Portland area with several OSAA Class 6A schools with teams in the sport. In fact, what is believed to be the most popular sport in Canada is not hockey, but a sport that also features a mask but uses a rubber ball.
The community in Chiloquin got a taste of the lacrosse frenzy when Klamath Tribes members Denise Lawver and her two sons, Sam and Lee, came from the Portland area to teach a clinic during the annual Restoration Celebration. The clinic was had for three hours and covered fundamentals and featured 15 people, which had a participant as young as four years old and as old as 50. For most, it was the first time they had played lacrosse and is believed to be one of the first lacrosse clinics in the Klamath Basin. The family has resided in Portland but has made frequent summer visits to Chiloquin to visit family members.
His mannerisms and the way he shoots resemble Miles. His vision and ability to carry is more like Lyle. But he’s 6-foot-3 and strong as an ox, with a dose of physicality that harkens the likes of John Grant, Jr. “I just play the way my brother taught me to play,” says Nanticoke of his biggest influence. “I do what I do, I don’t compare myself to anyone. It’s amazing to be compared to [the Thompsons], but I like to compare myself to myself. I don’t try to copy players.” “He’s definitely a game-changing type of player,” says Marr. “He can change your team’s outlook. He’s that kind of kid. He has the ability to make everyone around him better.”
Nanticoke is IL's No. 1 overall incoming freshman in the 2017 Recruiting Issue. He graces the cover. A secondary cover of the magazine features Notre Dame's No. 1 recruiting class as well as top women's freshman Andie Aldave. Marr first saw Nanticoke in the fall of his sophomore year at a tournament at IMG Academy in Florida. Nanticoke was still at Six Nations at the time, but he then transferred to play at IMG for three years. Marr saw one game, and he didn’t take his eyes off Nantioke the rest of the tournament. “I watched every game he played that day. I followed him around,” Marr says.
Sisselberger, who will play lacrosse at Lehigh University, racked up 111 yards on eight carries. In addition to his 15-yard go-ahead score, Sisselberger broke multiple tackles and rumbled 64 yards to set up Edmond's game-tying 5-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. "We came out a little slow in the first half," Sisselberger said. "Personally, I think we need to do better on the line. But we have a young line and we need to work on that. On the ground, I think that's our strength. I think when we come together as a team, we can really just push it." "He's a tough kid to bring down, that's for sure. He's not a D-I lacrosse kid for nothing," Toman said of the fullback/defensive end. "He's a tough, physical kid. He's definitely the emotional leader on both sides of the ball for us."
Week 2 in the books for the Terps.
Notre Dame has their first of two Blue/Gold scrimmages today.
In town for ND/UGA?— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) September 9, 2017
Take a break from the tailgate setup and come watch the 1st of 2 Blue/Gold Scrimmage this Fall.
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A helicopter carrying the country singer Troy Gentry, half of the country-music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed Friday near the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, killing Gentry and the pilot hours before Montgomery Gentry was due to perform there. Medford Township Police Chief Richard Meder said officers and medic units were dispatched about 12:40 p.m. to answer a distress call. “When we arrived, the aircraft was still airborne,” he said. “It crashed shortly thereafter, and some of my officers witnessed the helicopter going down.” The crash was in what the chief described as a swampy field just south of the runway, where the band had been slated to perform. Meder said that between 4,000 and 5,000 tickets had been sold for the concer
On Thursday, the governor of Georgia also ordered the evacuation of the state's coastal areas, including the large city of Savannah - about 540,000 people. However, just where the storm will enter Georgia is to be determined. Forecasts show it could enter the state Monday anywhere from the Atlantic coast to the Alabama state line. The last time Georgia was struck by a hurricane of force Category 3 or higher happened in 1898.
As additional evacuations continue to be announced, Irma could potentially create one of the largest mass exoduses in the country's history. Forecasters warn the storm could hit anywhere from Florida to North Carolina over the next few days. The most severe impacts will be felt on the eastern side of Florida, including Miami, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. AccuWeather founder, Dr Joel N Myers, said there was no way the U.S. was going to avoid another catastrophic weather event.
Your GIF/Video for September 9, 2017.
Shout out to the good people at Digital Lacrosse for dropping #AnotherOne of their classic college lacrosse games onto YouTube. This one features the 1992 regular season game between Syracuse vs North Carolina in the Dome.
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