Advertisement
HomeCollectionsLacrosse League
IN THE NEWS

Lacrosse League

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 23, 2005
Katherine Marie Struck, a former budget analyst and youth lacrosse league founder, died of breast cancer Sunday at her Odenton home. She was 46. Born in St. Louis, she was the daughter of John J. "Jack" McMahon, a former professional basketball player and coach. She was raised around the country while her father held positions with the Cincinnati Royals, the San Diego Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1979 from what is now McDaniel College and was a budget analyst for the Navy in Washington from 1980 until 1993.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The owners of the Philadelphia Wings, one of nine teams in the indoor National Lacrosse League, plan to move the franchise for the 2015 season. The organization is taking part in discussions with a new strategic partner for relocation, pending NLL Board of Governors approval. Fans that have placed deposits or paid in full for the 2015 season will be issued a full refund, in the same manner in which they paid, within seven days. Inside Lacrosse has speculated that the team will move to Connecticut, but has no confirmation.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | December 17, 1997
The "bona fide star" that Thunder coach John Tucker lamented that his team painfully lacked last season has finally arrived.Gary Gait, perhaps the sport's greatest offensive player, made it official yesterday by signing with the Thunder.He will be in uniform when Baltimore opens its inaugural National Lacrosse League season against the Syracuse Smash and his twin brother, Paul, on Jan. 3 at Baltimore Arena."I think this is really the missing piece of the puzzle," said Tucker. "Gary can do things that no one else can do. He is the Michael Jordan of our sport."
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
The conference realignment that swept through college football has reached college lacrosse, and has generated optimism and concerns among those involved in the sport. Those changes have already manifested for the upcoming 2014 season. For one, the NCAA tournament will grow to 18 teams because the number of automatic qualifiers has increased. And at least one "super conference" has been created. Syracuse and Notre Dame have moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference, joining Maryland, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | April 16, 1998
Thunder forward Gary Gait, who led the National Lacrosse League this season in scoring with 57 goals and 28 assists, was named winner of the NLL's Most Valuable Player Award yesterday, the fourth straight year he has received the honor.Gait, 31, acquired by the Thunder from Philadelphia in a mid-December trade, dominated the now-defunct Major Indoor Lacrosse League throughout the 1990s, earning first-team All-Pro honors the last seven years and claiming the league's MVP award the previous three.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown | December 12, 1991
If the Baltimore Thunder is going to reach the Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship game again, it will have to be without star goalie Jeff Gombar.Only a few weeks before its opener against the Boston Blazers Dec. 27 at the Baltimore Arena, the Thunder learned that Gombar will not return from British Columbia.Gombar wanted to enroll in a master's degree program in business at an area college and obtain what he called a "meaningful" job here for the indoor lacrosse season, but was unable to do either.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2011
The cameras were on, but the lacrosse-stick-carrying teens surrounding the city's police chief were reluctant to smile. A coach urged them to loosen up a bit, but their game faces were on. "This is lacrosse," Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III reminded the crowd gathered next to the Johnny Unitas statue at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. "You're either going to smile or act real tough. " In the end, everyone smiled as Bealefeld draped his arm around the middle and high school students who are part of a growing lacrosse league that partners with Baltimore police officers throughout the city.
SPORTS
June 3, 1995
BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Announced OF David Justice will be placed on the 15-day DL, effective today, with a torn ligament in his right shoulder. Purchased the contract of OF Brian Kowitz from Triple-A Richmond.Orioles -- Recalled OF Curtis Goodwin and C Cesar Devarez from Triple-A Rochester. Placed OF Andy Van Slyke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 31. Sent OF Damon Buford to Rochester.Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with C Rick Wilkins on a one-year contract. Released OF Felix Jose from Triple-A Iowa.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 11, 1992
The troubles that killed the Major Soccer League demonstrate the fierce struggle under way for the attention -- and dollars -- of American sports fans.From slo-pitch softball to half-pint basketball, there has rarely been a shortage of sports leagues in this country. And though a few have succeeded, most have not."The highways are littered with the carnage of these leagues," said Alan Friedman, editor of Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based sports marketing newsletter.Remember the National Box Lacrosse League?
NEWS
By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 25, 1996
ARE YOUR KIDS excited or in a state of denial?2 Do not leave food out for more than two hours.AIA meetings to beginArundel Improvement Association will resume its monthly meetings at 8 p.m. Sept. 10.The speaker will be Capt. Emerson Davis, commander of the Northern District Police Station, who will discuss neighborhood police activities.0$ The AIA hall is at 705 Cross St.Fall lacrosseA fall lacrosse league for boys is being sponsored by the North County Lacrosse Association.Boys entering grades three through 12 are invited to play.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Under Armour will become the National Lacrosse League's exclusive supplier of apparel, footwear and equipment under a deal announced Monday. The Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker will start outfitting lacrosse players when the 2014 season starts Dec. 18 and will supply the league through the 2016 season, the league said. Athletes will wear UA Micro G Gridiron training shoes and be among the first to compete with Under Armour lacrosse gloves and lacrosse heads. The professional indoor lacrosse league includes nine franchises in the United States and Canada.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | October 23, 2013
Et cetera Lacrosse is fastest-growing college sport, NCAA says Lacrosse grew faster at the college level than any other sport in 2012-13, the NCAA said in its annual participation report released Tuesday. The sport with the highest numbers of men's teams added in 2012-13 was lacrosse, with 26 new programs. Indoor track and field added 23 programs, and cross country added 17 programs. For women's teams, lacrosse also topped the list with 40 teams added, followed by golf with 30 teams added, and indoor track and field with 27 teams added.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Several players with local ties were among 55 players selected in the National Lacrosse League entry draft Monday night in Oakville, Ontario. The Minnesota Swarm chose forward Scott Jones (UMBC) with the seventh overall pick, and defenseman Tucker Durkin (Johns Hopkins) went to the Philadelphia Wings at No. 19 overall in the third round. Also going in the third round (No. 23) to the Swarm was fellow former Blue Jay Zach Palmer, a forward. Two picks earlier, defenseman Reid Acton (Loyola Maryland)
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Down to one team because of money woes, the North American Lacrosse League has announced that it is suspending league operations, Kentucky Stickhorses owner Anthony Chase wrote on the team's Facebook page. Three of the league's four franchises -- the Baltimore Bombers, Boston Rockhoppers and Rhode Island Kingfish) have previously stated that they could not continue because of financial constraints.The league had completed its second season in March, with the Bombers folding before the season ended.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | December 23, 2011
Youth lacrosse Martin named director of Charm City league Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler , founder of the nonprofit Charm City Youth Lacrosse League, and league president Miles Harrison announced Thursday that Jody Martin has been named executive director of the league. Martin has served as men's division director at USLacrosse since the organization's inception in 1998 and was director of membership and chapters at the Lacrosse Foundation from 1994 to 1998.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
In the last regular-season action of the Harford Men's Summer Lacrosse League, the Hinder Ford, Just Extreme Graphics, Bill Bateman's and Brick Bodies squads earned victories on Sunday afternoon. The closest of Sunday's contests saw the Hinder Ford side edge past the Main Street Tower men 9-8. Owen Jordan and Brian Zink led the winning squad, with each finding the opposing net three times. Luke Phipps had two goals and one assist in the victory, while teammate Thomas Hinder netted one goal.
SPORTS
June 4, 1993
BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Released 3B Gary Gaetti.Milwaukee Brewers -- Placed IF Bill Doran (shoulder) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26; recalled IF William Suero from Triple-A New Orleans.Arizona Fall League -- Named Steve Cobb director of marketing, effective June 14.CollegeAllegheny -- Named John Wilcher women's lacrosse coach.Butler -- Named Jerry Francis men's assistant basketball coach.Colgate -- Announced the resignation of Heidi Hazen, women's softball coach.Kings Point -- Named Joe Assante men's assistant soccer coach.
SPORTS
By Newsday | September 15, 1993
The professional players of the 7-year-old Major Indoor Lacrosse League are tired of getting the short end of the stick.Peter Schmitz, president of the newly organized, 175-member MILL Players Association, said last week that negotiations with league representatives for higher pay, which began Aug. 5, have been unproductive.Schmitz, a five-year veteran with the Boston Blazers, said his members are ready to strike when the eighth MILL season begins in January. The players are seeking at least double their salaries in a pay scale that has not changed since the league was formed in 1987 by Kansas City, Mo., entertainment executives Chris Fritz and Russ Cline, who own all of its teams, including the Baltimore Thunder.
EXPLORE
June 24, 2011
Jen Chumley-Pfeiffer, a 2003 graduate of Bel Air High School and iLAX GK Coach and US U-19 National Team GK Coach, makes a save on a shot from NCAA Pre-season player of the year candidate, Ally Carey, a 2008 John Carroll graduate and Vanderbilt University senior, during a women's summer lax league game at Cedar Lane. The league features high school varsity, collegiate and post-collegiate players, playing in a pick-up style league every Wednesday night at Cedar Lane on the turf and under the lights.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.