MORGANTOWN - Jan, 15 - The WVU Lacrosse Club will be holding it's spring organizational meeting at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, Jan. 16 in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair. Contact Coach Flip Green at

MORGANTOWN - Jan. 15 - Morgantown's Middle School Coach, Ben Dotson, has set up a boys meeting at Suncrest Middle School for Friday, Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Coach Dotson at

MORGANTOWN - Nov. 30 - University High boys lacrosse has been able to schedule every team in the state with their recent addition of  the home contest versus Wheeling Park April 18. The Hawks are still scheduling JV games and are trying to set up a varsity game against Broad Run (Ashburn, VA) at one of the eastern panhandle schools in order to promote the sport.

WHEELING - Nov. 30 - The Wheeling Park lacrosse players and parents had their organizational meeting last night and are ready to start scheduling games for the 2008 season. The Patriots will remain associate members in the WPSLA and will apply to be full members of the WVSLA.
     Contact Ken Sibert for scheduling games at

Morgantown Area Middle School Girls team is looking for a new head coach for this season. Ashley King, who did a great job coaching the girls last year, is carrying 21 hours at WVU. She is offering to help the new head coach whenever she can. The person who accepts the position will have the full support of the area high school coaches and parents.  She will not be alone. There are many assistant coaches who help when their schedules allow. We need one person to step up and be the Head Coach. Practices and games are on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Contact Jeff Driesbach at 304-216-4966 or

BUCKHANNON - Jan. 21 - The West Virginia Wesleyan Women's Lacrosse Club announced today that they will be sponsoring a lacrosse clinic for boys and girls on Feb. 9 at the Rockefeller Center on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The cost will be $25 and participants are required to sign a consent form. If you have questions, please call John Bohman at 304-473-8073 or Evey Hepinger at 304-473-8397.


WHEELING - Jan. 22 - Wheeling Jesuit's Head Coach, Kevin Tyska, has passed away suddenly on Monday, January 21at his home. He is survived by his wife, Cyd and three children, Jake, Ellie, and Samantha. Funeral arrangements are unknown at this time.
       Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Woodsdale.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m., at St. Michael Parish, 1225 National Road, Wheeling.
       Memorial contributions may be sent to Wheeling Jesuit University, c/o Kevin Tyska Memorial Fund, Development Office, Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 payable to Wheeling Jesuit University, Memo: In honor of Kevin Tyska.
       Personal condolences may be offered to the family at


MORGANTOWN - Jan. 24 - Morgantown's middle school girls team has found a head coach. Cori Greer, a 2005 University High graduate, will lead the "MoHawks" in their second season. Greer is presently a junior at West Virginia University majoring in Public Relations.  Ashley King, last season's coach, will assist Greer whenever her schedule will allow. The girls will hold their first practice on Sunday, Mar. 2 at 2:00 pm at Pony Lewis Field.

MORGANTOWN - Jan. 28 - Ben Dotson, the Head Coach of the Suncrest/South Middle School Boys team, announced today that there will be a meeting at South Middle School, tomorrow, Jan. 29, at 6:00 p.m. The area's middle school girls team will meet at a later date.

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 1 - Morgantown's Middle School Girls Team, the Mohawks, will hold their organizational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 PM in University High's cafeteria. All interested parents of players may contact Coach Cori Greer at 304-692-9191or      CLICK FOR MORE INFO

BUCKHANNON - Feb. 10 - WV Wesleyan's Women's Lacrosse Club Team hosted a Lacrosse Basics Clinic for novices of lacrosse on their campus yesterday. The clinic was a success with 15 girls and 9 boys from Buckhannon-Upshur High School participating in the event. Girls from the WVWC Women's Club team, lead by Katlyn Shaw team captain, assisted the girls and DJ Cassel, a Wesleyan Student, and David Easis, a Wesleyan Staff Member, worked with the boys.
Each Group learned the basics of the sport and had the opportunity to try out their new skills with the assistance of experienced players. West Virginia Wesleyan Women's Lacrosse team would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and hopes that it assists in the expansion of  the sport of lacrosse throughout West Virginia.

For more information about the clinic please contact Evey Hepinger at

WHEELING - Feb. 17 - Wheeling Park boys team will take the place of McGuffey in Division 3 of the WPSLA for the 2008 season. McGuffey, lacking school support, will not be able to field a team this year. The Patriots have been able to schedule many of the WPSLA D3 teams and are looking to fill up their schedule ASAP.
D3 teams are asked to contact Ken Sibert at Cell: 304-218-8952 Home: 304-233-3274 or
       Wheeling Park will also be competing in the newly formed West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WVSLA).

Wheeling Park High School - Wheeling Park is looking for a Boys Head Coach. Wheeling Park is in its 2nd year, with 50 players, and a strong parent organization.
WP has an Asst. Coach, but needs an experienced head coach. Contact
Mark Robinson (Head Parent) at 304-242-5703 or - Posted 12-6-07

MORGANTOWN - Feb. 19 - The area Middle School Girls team will meet this evening at 7 p.m. at the University High Cafeteria. Girls info is available here. The Middle School Boys will also meet at the same time. The boys meeting is for the boys who did not attend the South and Suncrest meetings earlier.

CHARLESTON - Feb. 19 - Today's Charleston Gazette has a nice story on the formation of the boys team at George Washington High School. in Charleston - Go to article

WHEELING - Feb. 19 - Wheeling Jesuit University, the only NCAA team in the state, has a new coach. Chris Fox, a former WJU player, has accepted the position vacated by the unfortunate passing of Kevin Tyska. - Go to article

WHEELING - Mar. 6 - Wheeling Jesuit University upped its record to 3-2 with victories in a row over Briarcliff College (18-5), Lees McRae (13-5) and St. Andrews College (13-10). The Cardinals return to action on Friday, March 21 at home vs. C.W.Post.

KINGWOOD - Mar. 16 - Preston High will hold an organizational meeting for boys and girls lacrosse on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 7 p.m. in the PHS Library. All interested players are urged to bring their parents along with anyone else who may wish to help with the teams.

ST. ALBANS - Mar. 16 - Morgantown High started off the inaugural season of the WVSLA with a bang on Saturday with decisive victories over St. Albans and George Washington. The Mohigan's Lucas Hart lead the scoring in both contests with 6 goals against St. Albans and 4 goals and 1 assist vs. GW. Morgantown is in its 11th season, while St. Albans is in its 2nd season and GW its first.
       St. Albans returns to action when they host Bridgeport on March 29 and GW on March 31. Bridgeport is another first year program. Morgantown travels to Wheeling Central on April 1.

Mar. 15, 2008 - 1:00 pm
MORGANTOWN            17
at ST. ALBANS                   2

GOALS: M - Lucas Hart 6, Corbin Hilling 3, Ethan Schnell 2, Walker Guffey 2, Chris Arthurs, Max Pinto, Nathan Price, Stephen Stackpole. SA - n/a
ASSISTS: M - Schnell 3, Arthurs.
SAVES: M - Ed Torsney 5, Zia Ahmed 5. SA - n/a.

Mar. 15, 2008 - 3:30 pm - at St. Albans
MORGANTOWN                      15

GOALS: M - Lucas Hart 4, Ethan Schell 3, Andrew Vecchio 2, Corbin Hilling 2, Walker Guffey, Chaz Chase, Chris Arthurs, Chip Matala. GW - n/a
ASSISTS: M - Schnell 2, Hart, Hilling, Matala.
SAVES: M - Ed Torsney 7. GW - n/a.

WHEELING ISLAND STADIUM - Mar. 19 - The visiting Baldwin lacrosse team put in a strong 19-2 performance against Wheeling Central in both teams' first game of the 2008 season. It was only fitting that a game played that day would be on an island. A driving rain from the first face off whistle to the last horn pelted the teams throughout the game. Kevin Maloney, Central's second year coach, said, "They are a senior laden team with size and speed. It was a long night, but we learned much from it."
       Wheeling Central takes the field again next when they host Morgantown High (2-0) on April 1.

Mar. 19, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Baldwin (WPSLA)    6    9    4    0    =    19
at WHEELING CC    0    1    0    1    =    2
GOALS: B - Eric Settelmaier 9, Ian Wild 5, Joe Grmusa 2, Braden Brodsky, Mark Marnik, Vinnie Thornton. WCC - Geno Catalano, Zack Stahl.
ASSISTS: B - Grmusa 4, Settelmaier 3, Wild 3, Brodsky 2, Marnik, Garrett Wild, Garrett Mizla.
SAVES: B - P.J. Brophy 6 (1 GA), Niko Zingrone 3 (1 GA). WCC - Tom Pie 17.

KINGWOOD - Mar. 20 - A meeting was held in the Preston High School Library last night to organize boys and girls lacrosse teams at PHS. In attendance were Mr. Riley, PHS Principal, Mr. Huggins, Athletic Administrator, Mr. Contic, Athletic Administrator & Wrestling Coach, along with several parents and players. Several issues were discussed, including insurance, funding, and possible places to practice.
      It was decided to actively advertise for a coach and to start seeking sources of funds, including grants. The administrators present felt that it might be best to first organize a self-supporting community team, then work from there. Mr. Contic will continue exploring how other programs handle catastrophic insurance.


BUCKHANNON - Apr. 17 - The Buckhannon-Upshur boys team won their first game ever with a 3-2 victory over Bridgeport last night.  The Buccaneers were able to score early and keep the Indians from coming back. They showed a lot of teamwork in that all three goals were assisted. Though B-U lost the Bridgeport game that counted in the WVSLA standings earlier in the season, the team hopes to improve their ranking when they host University & Wheeling Central on Saturday.

Apr. 16, 2008
BRIDGEPORT                               0     1     0     1     =     2
at BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR     1     1     1     0     =     3
GOALS: B - n/a. BU - Jake Moss, Craig Mason, Ian Cronin.
ASSISTS: BU - Zach Neff, Dakota Davis, Mason.
SAVES: B - n/a. - BU - Alex Barger 7

ST. ALBANS - Apr. 27 - On Friday the Buckhannon-Upshur lacrosse team traveled to St. Albans, WV and took on the St. Albans second year program.  The Buccaneers lost by a final of 7-8.  The Bucs fell behind 4-8 in the 3rd period but came scrapping back, nearly pulling off the upset of the season.  St. Albans' attackman Noah Colebank was nearly a one man show scoring 6 goals for the Red Dragons.  Colebank had played lacrosse for several seasons in New York where the game is quite popular.

The Bucs Dakota Davis scored his first goal of the evening with an assist from Moss with 8:59 remaining in the half, narrowing the score to 2-4.  The Buccaneers set up and played offense the best they had all season.  Coleman struck again for the Dragons with 2:35 remaining in the 2nd quarter leaving the halftime score 2-5. 

St. Albans scored first 1:10 into the 1st period on a Colebank shot.  The Bucs came right back, just :29 seconds later when Jr. Jake Moss slammed one home with an assist from Sr. Dakota Davis.  Phillip Berry then scored for the Dragons and Coleman added 2 more to give St. Albans a 1-4 advantage after one quarter of play.

The 4th quarter belonged to the Buccaneers.  Soph. Alex Barger, who's played well all season, helped with a 4th quarter shut-out from his goalie position.  Jr. Joe Schiff scored an unassisted goal at the 9:16 mark making the score 5-8.  Davis then got his 4th goal with an assist from Moss to tighten thins up to 6-8.  Soph. Ryan Lockwood then scored for B-U to make it 7-8.  The Dragons then gained possession on the next face-off and managed to run out the clock.

Coach Matt Gillespie was very pleased with the Buccaneers performance on Friday.  "The kids are learning the game and playing better as a team.  It really shows in how much less time we spent in the penalty box, we're understanding how to play." The Buccaneers played their best game to date.  B-UHS is developing an understanding of the game of lacrosse, improving stick skills as well as running offense and defense.

The Bucs wind up their first ever lacrosse season on Wednesday 30 April at Morgantown High.  JV game at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:30.

Apr. 25, 2008 - 6:00 pm
BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR    1    1    2    3    =    7
at ST. ALBANS                       4    1    3    0    =    8
GOALS: BU - Dakota Davis 4, Jake Moss, Ryan Lockwood, Joe Schiff. SA - Noah Colebank 6, Philip Berry, Bjann Dastgheib.
ASSISTS: BU - Moss 2, Davis, Andy Russell, Chris Bickle. SA - Josh Pompei, Tyler Jackson.
SAVES: BU - Alex Barger 8. SA - Brent Legg 11.

Jason Bridge/For the Tribune-Review

Greater Latrobe's Leslie Schade (front) runs the ball past University's  Bethany Goff during their game earlier in the season in Youngstown, Pa.


East West Stadium, Fairmont

Saturday, May 17 - 12:00 pm



MVP - Morgan Cain - Fairmont Senior






Pony Lewis Field, Morgantown

Saturday, May 17 - 6:00 pm



MVP - Zach Coakley - University


June 1 - 3:00 pm - WVSLA Season Ending Meeting
Pokey Dot
1111 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
All League Voting & US Lacrosse Organization


at the Brownson House


Boys 14 & Under - Starts Thursday, July 3
Boys 15 & 16 - Starts Tuesday, July 1
All Girls - Starts Tuesday, July 1
Boys 17 through Adult - Starts Tuesday, July 1



MORGANTOWN - June 23 - 26 - Presented by ACES Lacrosse - Led by Kevin Kustron former Salisbury University - Location : Star City Post Office Field - Cost $235 - Click for more Info and registration 

CHARLESTON - July 19, 10 am - 3 pm - Presented by TRADITIONS LACROSSE (Led by former Cornell University Alumni)
Location: Charleston YMCA - Cost $60 - For middle school & high school boys - Click here for more info.
Contact: GW Coach, Steve Odekirk at

FAIRMONT - July 21 - 23 - Presented by SILVERHEELS LACROSSE and the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC) - Led by Coach Jarrod Brogdon
Location: East-West Stadium, 12th St. Fairmont. - Cost $155 - Click for more info and registration form.


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