Dryden Lax Calendar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Whitney Point 18, Dryden 6
Next up is Oneonta - 10:30am face off on the Stadium Field
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Today is Dryden Varsity Lacrosse's 8th Home Opener. (5PM at TC3) Dryden Lax started in Dryden in the fall of 2000. We had our first school modified team in 2004 and First Varsity in 2007. This photo is of a few of this years seniors during the dairy day parade in 2007 as they were finishing their 5th grade year. Find more about our History at http://www.drydenlax.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=1
Friday, April 4, 2014
Maine-Endwell 17, Dryden 4
Next Game Saturday @ Elmira Notre Dame - 11AM McNaught Field (link to directions)
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Ithaca, Vestal and Johnson City boys lacrosse teams have enjoyed strangleholds on their respective Section 4 championships in recent years, a trend all three hope continues this season.
Ithaca has won five consecutive Class A crowns, Vestal the past three Class B titles and Johnson City the past two Class C titles. While the Little Red has an entirely new starting lineup from last year’s state runner-up, both Vestal and Johnson City have many key players returning as they seek a return to the state playoffs.
They will all undergo their quests in a revamped Section 4 Boys Lacrosse Conference, which will consist of three divisions, one more than a year ago.
Division I will consist of Binghamton, Corning, Ithaca, Horseheads, Vestal and Union-Endicott; Division II will include Chenango Valley, JC, Maine-Endwell, Oneonta, and Owego; and Division III will feature Chenango Forks, Dryden, Elmira Notre Dame, Seton Catholic Central and Whitney Point.
Elmira will compete as an independent this season with first-year varsity program Watkins Glen.
Binghamton is seeking its sixth consecutive winning season, and will do so under first-year coach Mark Ward, who was instrumental in building the Owego program several years ago and has also had head coaching stints at Seton Catholic Central.
Ward inherits a squad with 17 seniors, but also three sophomores and three freshmen. Two of those freshmen, goalie Thomas Draper and attacker Stavros Zervos, will start. Among key seniors are All-Section 4 Division I defenseman Salen Turkovic and midfielder/ face-off specialist Ben Stallman. Ithaca has gone 69-8 the past four seasons, advancing to three state final fours, including a pair of state runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2012. Though suffering heavy graduation losses, the Little Red do return senior attack Charlie Estill and junior attack Zach Johnson.
Corning will have an new starting attack but returns midfielders Spencer Passmore, Sam Crusha and Garrett Huff. Austin Cates (defensive middie) and goalie Nick Nehring also return. Coach Chris Hogue is hopeful attacks Kyle Grimaldi and Aidan Olmstead and midfielder Devon Sullivan can emerge as viable contributors.
Former Vestal standout Chris Dutkowsky takes over the coaching reins at his alma mater. Dutkowsky’s squad features a good group of senior midfielders in Section 4 all-star and Syracusebound Pat Carlin, Cortland State-bound Zach Cook, and Rob Potenzino. Troy Harding, another senior, will be a key presence at long-stick middie.
Junior Jake Nelson, a Section 4 all-star, is the top attack, and senior Nick Nestlerode returns in goal. Defensively, seniors Kevin Tung and Tyler Lane, junior Kolby Kuratnick and sophomore Eamon Reynolds will be key.
“I don’t feel any pressure,” said Dutkowsky, of extending Vestal’s sectional title streak. “I just want to keep everything going the way it’s been. The (kids) have been great. I came in, and right from the start they trusted the change to myself and (assistant) Scott Faulkner very well.” Horseheads could emerge as a Section 4 Class B title threat. The Blue Raiders are bolstered by a quartet of returning Section 4 allstars: senior attack Jordan Gush (33 goals last season), senior defenseman Bailey Bourgeois, senior goalie Chris Buccarelli and sophomore midfielder Ian Cook (27 goals-25 assists). Class C
Johnson City went undefeated through regularseason and Section 4 postseason play last season, and while the Wildcats must replace nine Section 4 all-stars, there is sufficient talent another title run. Most notable among the returnees are senior midfielder Nick Neferis (56 goals-18 assists) and junior attack Shane Majewski (63-31), who was Section 4's leading scorer last season and is the school’s all-time goals leader with 224. JC also features three other Section 4 all-stars in sophomore Adam Korutz — who moves from longstick middie to defense — goalie Chris Charnetsky and defenseman Colby Chapman. Maine-Endwell, which lost 11-10 to Johnson City in last year’s Class C final, should be among the chief challengers again this season.
Chenango Forks and Whitney Point both enjoyed solid seasons a year ago and could find themselves in the title hunt as well. Whitney Point features high-scoring Jake Lynch and Corey Hodges on attack, as well as goalie Drew Gardner, all three earning Section 4 all-star honors last season. Donovan Sturdevant is another key returner. Owego lost several key players to graduation and will lean on returners Brandon Pauly on attack, Tyler Ford, Pat Bilbrey and Sean Smith in the midfield, Ryan Wilson at longstick middie, Dave Lopez on defense and Nick Figuerado in goal.
Elmira Notre Dame has the high-scoring senior duo of Jonas McCaig and Brandon Mahajan on attack. Both are returning all-stars, along with senior defender Will Pochal as part of a veteran roster that should improve upon last year’s 3-13 campaign.
Dryden features considerable experience with third-year players Joe DeLucia (Section 4 allstar), Ross Cole and Dan Atwood, all capable scorers. Midfielder Erik Dardia leads a unit that also includes senior Howie Lauretti and Duran Joyce. Jake Czpranski (long-stick) and Griffen Wood (defense) are seniors who should have an impact.
Elmira has a new coach in Jason Stukey, a graduate of longtime state power West Genesee High who was the Express’s JV coach the past two seasons. He will guide a team that features returners Kyle Johnson and Joe Cerio in the midfield, Jordan Goldbourn and Tim Forrest on defense, Tyler Prunoske and Shea Ames on attack and Brandon Taft in goal.
Watkins Glen, under coach Joe Kostolansky will play a schedule against varsity and junior varsity competition.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Elmira Notre Dame is getting turf on their old field and are playing home games on McNaught in Elmira. The filed is off of Maple Ave but there is no parking on Maple. Please see the map with directions below.
Directions from the DCS Athletic Website for Maine-Endwell High School
Directions to Maine-Endwell High School:
Take 38 south...to 38B(going east)...take it all the way to the end. Connects to Route 26 south(right hand turn)...now you are in Union Center. Go short distance and take a left hand turn onto Nanticoke Drive...this is a sharp turn. Take a left hand turn onto Twist Run Rd....when you come to a "Y" in the road... bear right. This will put you onto Taft Rd. Take Taft to Hooper Road..take a left on Hooper Rd. Take a left onto Farm-to-Market.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Just in case the Varsity Parents didn’t hear – Today’s Home Game (Tuesday 04/01/) against Chenango Forks is now an away game with a 5:00pm start.
Directions from our School Athletic Website – Be sure to read note below the directions.
Directions to Chenango Forks High School:
Take Route 81 South to Exit #6 (Chenango Bridge), turn left and go to the light. Turn left onto Route 12, follow it to the 3rd light where you will turn right onto River Road. Now take the 3rd right onto Patch Road. Go to the 4th right, onto Gordon and follow this to the end. You will be at the school. (SEE NOTE BELOW)
NOTE: The 4th right off of Patch as shown above gets you to the High School. You will want to take the second right (I believe there is a sign for Lacrosse field and Tennis Courts) into the Elementary School Parking lot to get to the Football Field. The Gordon directions work but you will have farther to walk.