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It’s a moment not even his doctors were sure was possible, 16-year-old Chase Lalonde was on his feet and walking. His mom, medical team and teammates were there for the big reveal at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, proof that the teen had defied the odds. “I didn’t really feel anything like when I saw I was hit in the back,” said Lalonde. Lalonde is Captain of his high school Lacrosse team. Earlier this month, after a hard hit, Lalonde found himself on the field unable to move. “I stood and just fell straight back and lost all feeling, I was just crap ‘I’m done’, in the back of my mind I’m just, ‘yep this is it, I’m paralyzed’,” he said.
When Nicholas Mihailoff moved to Stuarts Draft a few years ago, his son, Carter, developed a sudden interest in playing lacrosse, a sport that Mihailoff admits hadn’t been on his radar. “I’m a soccer, hockey guy from Michigan,” he said of his background. Much to his surprise, though, in spite of several successful national collegiate programs nearby, including those at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Mihailoff found no local youth or Augusta County and Waynesboro high school teams. “There’s all this top-shelf collegiate talent but no youth and high school programs,” Mihailoff said. So, the 53-year-old father of five set out to start lacrosse from the ground up.
Though the Yale men’s lacrosse team has returned to its winning ways with six victories in its last six games, the No. 2 Bulldogs will face their toughest test yet when they travel to Philadelphia to face perennial conference contender No. 13 Penn.
The Elis (6–1, 2–0 Ivy) recovered from a stumbling start to their title defense to re-emerge as one of the nation’s top teams. Over spring break, the Bulldogs tallied a particularly important win over No. 10 Cornell to reassume the mantle as the league’s top-ranked team. While Yale gained the upper hand in recent matchups against the Quakers, the Red and Blue (4–3, 2–0) will look to overtake the Bulldogs with a deep roster and high-powered offense. For Yale, the game represents an unfulfilled opportunity to hit the ground running on both sides of the ball and stay in control for a full 60 minutes.
Congrats to Coach Mark Duncan on 200 wins!!! Only 11 coaches have reached this feat in Pennsylvania High School lacrosse history! #DietDewBath @phillylacrosse @LacrosseWM @LehighLacrosse @ShipleySports pic.twitter.com/maEhVUWZ6t— Shipley LAX (@ShipleyLAX) March 29, 2019
Mike Aronow’s final season at Penn State has not gone exactly according to plan thus far, but he’s embraced the hand he’s been dealt. The captain started on the sideline instead of alongside his teammates on the field. In practice leading up to the first scrimmage against Lafayette, Aronow went down with what head coach Jeff Tambroni described as a “lower-body injury.” It’s not the first time the defenseman has been bitten by the injury bug since arriving at Penn State. In 2017, Aronow was plagued by injuries and ultimately opted to redshirt after going through two surgeries.
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The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association used LaxPower, a nationwide lacrosse database, to seed the boys lacrosse state tournament for years, but with the website shutting down over the summer, there will be a new system. This year, the tournament seeds will be determined by a seeding committee. A power point system, similar to LaxPower, will be used as a secondary reference during the seeding meeting on Monday, May 13.
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The praise continued to pour in for the North Bergen High School Drama club’s adaption of ‘Alien’ this week with a big shoutout from the film’s iconic director, Ridley Scott. Scott sent a letter to North Bergen High School Drama Club congratulating them on their production which was also touted this week by the movie’s star, Sigourney Weaver. “My hat comes off to all you for your creativity, imagination and determination to produce such an ambitious show,” Scott said in the letter. “Limitations often produce the best results because imagination and determination can surpass any shortfall and determine the way forward- ALWAYS.”
A 14-year-old boy from Long Island has spoken out to reveal how he earned $200,000 playing the video game Fortnite. Griffin Spikoski, 14, hit the big time about nine months ago, when he uploaded a video of himself beating a well-known Fortnite gamer to YouTube, garnering 7.5 million views. The teen from Smithtown, New York now spends eight hours a day playing Fortnight on weekdays, after taking online high school courses, WABC-TV reported. On weekends, he plays the video game as much as 18 hours a day, which even he confesses is too much.
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