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The Redneck Games
It happens once a year. A legendary contest that tests The Braves on every level. And now, at last, it’s finally here. Watch as our heroes roll up their sleeves, put on their game faces and step to the front lines. It’s cow milking time! Yes, the Redneck Games are in full effect in Episode 9. Mud slides! Clay pigeons! And did we mention the cows? After that, it’s time for business with another legendary annual contest. Arch rival Fairport- the #1 team in Section 5 Class A Lacrosse- comes to Evans’ Field for the Braves’ last regular-season game. Will the Braves emerge victorious and roll into the postseason as winners? Find out here in Episode 9 of Season in the Balance.
It 'Doesn't Get Much Better
There was something bittersweet about Canandaigua’s heart-pounding 12-11 overtime win over Penn Yan Tuesday night in Finger Lakes Division I boys lacrosse action.
On the one hand, there was the packed house at Penn Yan Academy — full grandstands and fans three and four deep all the way around the fence — for what has developed into the marquee rivalry in the FL. On the other hand, there’s the fact that it was the last time they will meet as league opponents, each going different ways after this season.
Taking everything into account, CA coach Ed Mulheron summed it up by saying: “This was just another classic Finger Lakes battle between Penn Yan and Canandaigua. Local high school lacrosse doesn’t get much better than this.”
2009 Redneck Games
In The Balance
Well, they did it again!
The 2009 annual Redneck Games were a big hit.
This year events:
Shoot the gorilla on the moped
Long distance mud diving
Check out the slideshow........
Mr. York & Nate From New Balance / Tangarine Films
Senior Night At Canandaigua Academy
Some things never
And unfortunately for the second-seeded Irondequoit Eagles, losing to the Canandaigua Braves is one of those things.
Playing in their second-straight sectional championship game against the top-seeded Braves, the Eagles lost 17-6 Friday in the Class B finals. Irondequoit lost to CA, 18-5, in the ‘A’ finals last spring.
The victory was CA’s 17th-straight this year.
What also never changed in the sectional title game was the depth of the Braves and the lock-down style of their defense.
All year the Braves had used 6-to-7 defenseman, 5-to-7 attackmen, and 8-to-9 middies in almost every game, not to mention rotating three goalies in and out just about every other quarter during the season, also.
As they have also done all season long, the CA defense has been able to stifle whatever offensive scheme they have had to face.
Braves Celebrate Another Deven Alves Goal!
Canandaigua Braves Ranked 5th In The Nation LaxPower.com
The goal of any team is to be playing its best at the end of the season, mission accomplished for the Canandaigua boys lacrosse team.
The Braves dominated in every conceivable way Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium and rolled to a 17-3 win over Hamburg in the state Class B Western Regionals.
CA brought its usual depth and smothering defense and also showed it can score at will in almost any way possible.
Brian Scheetz perhaps summed things up best when he said:
“The defense played great. The middies were crazy all game long, all over the field. They won most of the ground balls, and that is how we need to play to be successful. Our offense was clicking on all cylinders. Everyone is playing well and we are peaking at the right time.”
Braves Win NYS Western Regional Championship
Canandaigua Lacrosse Fans Turned Out By The Hundreds To Greet Their Team On The County Courthouse Steps
Athletic Director Jim Simmons Congratulates The Boys & Gets The Crowed Pumped Up
Canandaigua had difficultly starting, but after scoring four goals in each of the final three quarters the Braves defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 12-6 to move on to the Class B State Finals.
This is the first time that Canandaigua had made the State finals. Jamesville-DeWitt was held to one goal in each of the first three quarters and added three in the final quarter.
Marshall Johnson was the key to the Braves' success. Johnson finished 17 of 19 at the face-off (89.5%) with 16 ground balls. His individual effort was key for the Braves in setting the pace of the game. In addition he also added one goal.
The first quarter almost appeared to be a different game then the rest of the contest. In the first quarter J-D scored the only goal with Jake Bratek scoring with a straight drive down the center during a fast-break. Gordon Gehring, of J-D, was phenomenal in the cage, making 7 saves in the opening quarter and holding the Braves scoreless.
He ended the game with 14 saves (54%). Shooting was a serious problem for the Red Rams; Canandaigua finished the game with over twice the number of shots as JD (40-19). Gehring faced 26 shots on cage from the Braves.
In the second quarter the Braves began the onslaught, scoring the first three goals of the quarter with unassisted goals from Tom LaCrosse, Johnson and Deven Alves. Canandaigua had 11 of their 12 goals unassisted with Brian Scheetz having the only assist.
Marshal Johnson Wins 17 of 19 Faceoff's To Dominate JD