MORGANTOWN - Sept. 4 - Representatives of all the lacrosse programs in the state will meet on Sunday, September 16 at University High in Morgantown to organize a West Virginia high school boys lacrosse league. The league hopes to be up and running for the 2008 season.

     There are presently three West Virginia teams competing in the Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WPSLA) as full members and three Wheeling area teams competing as Associate Members, with more teams forming throughout the Mountain State each year. Boys lacrosse will be made "official" in Pennsylvania for the 2009 season, leaving the West Virginia teams without a league. Some teams in Pa. may elect to stay "unofficial", but no one really knows what will happen.

     The Pennsylvania teams will still be allowed to play West Virginia teams in 2009, but only after the Pa. teams have fulfilled the requirements of their new league and if they are under their limit of games.

     The more established West Virginia teams will form the nucleus of the new West Virginia league and will continue to play in whatever is left of the WPSLA.

    Since there are only three high school girls teams in the state, the meeting will be to organize a boys league. With the growth of the sport in the state, we expect to have a girls league in a couple years.
    There will be a discussion of forming a West Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse after the high school meeting. If there is enough interest, a vote will taken to form the chapter. If the vote is in the affirmative, the process to form the chapter will begin.

MORGANTOWN - Oct. 5 - Representatives of most of the lacrosse programs in the state met recently to organize the West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA), a high school boys lacrosse league. The league will sponsor a playoff and championship game for the 2008 season.
     Charter members of the WVSLA are Bridgeport, Buckhannon-Upshur, a Charleston team, Fairmont Senior, Linsly School, Morgantown, and University. The representatives from Charleston could not officially claim affiliation with a school, but hope to fielding a team from George Wsahington. Representatives from St. Albans, Wheeling Central Catholic, and Wheeling Park were not present at the meeting, but are expected to join the new league.
       The members decided, for the first year, that to be eligible for the playoffs, a team must play a majority of the teams in the league. All competition between member teams must be completed by May 3 in order to have a final four on May 10 at the home of the higher seed. The championship game would be May 17 at the home of the higher seed.

If anyone is interested in a Fall Ball event, there is an "Open Team" for kids who want to play but do not have a full team.  Here's the info:


This event has been proven a great experience for high school teams looking to get the dust off the sticks in the fall. The event has drawn teams from all over the US and Canada in years past. The high speed of the 7v7 style is fun to watch and play. The website has a lot of information for you to look over if you are interested. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions that you may have.


Date: Sunday October 28th, 2007
Where: Slippery Rock University, PA
Who: 28 boy's varsity teams and 14 junior varsity teams
Style: 7 v 7 (2d/2m/2a/1g) ALL SHORT STICKS
Number of games: 6 / 25 minute games
Registration: On-line
Certified Athletic Trainers and Referees
Bear Davis, Head Lacrosse Coach, Robert Morris University
412-716-4317 cell or

  BUCKHANNON - Oct. 24 - West Virginia Wesleyan College will be sponsoring a lacrosse fundamentals clinic for boys and girls on Saturday, November 17. The clinic will be held at the Rockefeller Center on the campus of WVWC. Click here for more details.
Click here for consent form.

BUCKHANNON - Oct. 23 - Andre Sanders, Assigning Official for the ALOA, has offered to meet with prospective lacrosse 5:00 p.m...The location of the meeting is yet to be determined. Sanders is also a college soccer official and will be giving his presentation before he refs a WVWC soccer game.

BUCKHANNON - Oct.12 - The Buckhannon-Upshur lacrosse program announced today that they will be fielding a girls high school lacrosse team for the 2008 season. The girls head coach will be Beth Lampinen. Her assistant will be Evey Hepinger. Both are affiliated with West Virginia Wesleyan College..
      This will bring the current number of girls high school teams in West Virginia to four.

- Morgantown High has selected former MHS assistant coach, Thomas Moore, as it's 5th head coach in 11 years. Moore is the first "home grown" head coach in West Virginia. He graduated from Morgantown High in 2003 and will graduate from WVU in December with a degree in Music Education.
        In high school, he played attack for the Mohigans. He then played long stick midfield, defense, and midfield for the WVU club team. He now plays attack for the local men's team, Da Lazy Lizards.
    Moore began coaching as a volunteer JV Head Coach for Morgantown High in 2004. He was then elevated to Assistant Varsity Coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons under then Head Coach Jim Lenke.
       He wants the team to keep getting better and better. "I plan to keep improving in all aspects of the game," said Moore yesterday. "There will be a lot of changes to the program, but the Morgantown traditions will still hold strong.".
       Moore is presently student teaching at Brookhaven Elementary to finish his degree and is already working on Morgantown's 2008 spring schedule..

West Virginia Wesleyan College
Lacrosse Fundamentals Clinic
scheduled for Saturday, November 17.
Has been Cancelled
It may be rescheduled in the spring


BUCKHANNON - Nov. 17 - The Upshur County Board of Education approved boys and girls lacrosse at Buckhannon-Upshur High School for the upcoming season. The vote was 5-0 at last Tuesday's meeting. B-U Lacrosse was approved as unfunded varsities and the school is  allowed to award letters. The Buccaneers will compete in the newly formed West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA). The first game for the boys team will be against Bridgeport on March 18 in Buckhannon. Bridgeport will also be in their inaugural season.
       Buckhannon-Upshur's girls team has yet to start scheduling games.

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