The positive outlook for the 1812 Shooting Tournament is fast approaching

SACKETS HARBOR, New York (WWNY) – One of the premiere summer lacrosse tournaments in the Northeast is approaching and a new group of organizers is trying to bring some new things to the tournament.

1812 Shootout is preparing for its annual tournament in Sakets Harbor, which is set to begin on July 9 with the start of the weekend for boys.

Jared Wilson, tournament organizer and president of Ontario Bay Lacrosse, says the two-weekend event can see a record number of teams participating this year.

“We are currently finalizing our teams that we have. We already have a little over 175 teams registered. We believe that number will rise to close to 200 by the start of the tournament, “said Wilson.

The first weekend sees the boys in action with club teams playing on the 9th and school teams in action on the 10th.

Next weekend, the girls take center stage with club teams playing on July 16th and school teams going out on the field on July 17th.

Wilson says the level of competition and the teams competing will return to the level they were before COVID hit.

“So this year we have clubs from all over the northeast, we have teams from the south, a few teams from the west, so we have a great variety of teams that come from all over the country. These are mostly northeastern teams, teams that have been coming year after year since Tom O’Brien and Mr. Green started the tournament a while ago, “said Wilson.

A new feature that the organizers are adding is a 2-day lacrosse camp between the weekend for boys and girls.

Heat Lacrosse Camp will be held on July 11 and 12 for boys from K-12 classes with the participation of some of the most famous instructors.

“Heat Lacrosse is run by alumni of Syracuse. Brad Voigt, who currently plays in the PLL. It also brings with it very experienced Division 1 staff and professional lacrosse players. Namely, Zed Williams, who is the PLL MVP for 2020, and Stephen Refus, who was the former PLL rookie of the year, “said Wilson.

Wilson says 1812 is not necessarily a promising tournament, but adds that some scouts and college coaches will be present during the Shootout to see some of the best talent competing.

“There were a few local scouts who actually contacted us and wanted to take part in the tournament and wanted to know what kind, the details of the days and times the teams were playing. We also had some other college coaches who contacted us from Division 3 all the way to Division 1 levels, whether they have a specific player they want to watch or just want to come watch in general, so we are in touch with some of them, “Wilson said.

A chance for local lacrosse enthusiasts to watch some of the best lacrosse players in the Northeast right in their own backyard.

This is the third time in more than a week that the Rapids match has been postponed due to the weather

The Rapids return to action Monday night as they host Alex Duffy’s Utica Courtyard. The first field is scheduled for 18:30.

The Rapids will seek to break a four-game losing streak, with their last retreat coming to Albany on Saturday night, where they missed a double blow against the Dutch 3-0 and 9-1.

Rapids enter the race on Monday night with a record of 2-5 and manager Mike Kogut knows that things will not be easier with the level of competition that the team faces night and night.

“High quality competition in this league. At night and in the evening, you know, you will face a good hand and a strong team, so it is exciting for our children to have this opportunity, “said Kohut.

Some great news about the JCC Women’s Basketball Program regarding their upcoming schedule 2022-23.

The school announced on Thursday that Lady Cannoneers will host the first Cannoneer Classic at the McVean Athletic Center on November 4-6.

Along with JCC, .Bronx Community College, UConn-Avery Point and Jamestown Community College will also participate.

This is the first time Lady Cannoneers will host the opening tournament of the season.

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