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2013 Valley Tigers Lacrosse: Mock-ups

0 - Published February 14, 2013 by in Des Moines, Equipment, Gloves, Helmet, High School, Uniforms, Valley

Founded in 2008, the Valley Tigers Lacrosse Club are members of the Nebraska High School Lacrosse League based roughly two hours from Central Iowa in Omaha, NE.  The Tigers joined the league as a JV team in the 2009 season.  They moved to the varsity level in 2010 where they have finished in the top […]

More On the West Genesee Equipment Drive

0 - Published April 24, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Equipment, Gloves, Growth, Helmet, Youth

With West Genesee’s mind-blowing equipment drive now two days behind us, news keeps rolling in.  Your News Now in Syracuse covered the lacrosse gear drive; check out the video here.  Along with interviews with Adam Higginbotham and Coach Messere, there are some nice shots of the donated equipment.  The Central Iowa Lacrosse Association logo (on […]

April Iowa Lax Notes

3 - Published April 23, 2012 by in Adult, CILA, Des Moines, Equipment, Gloves, Growth, Helmet, High School, Nebraska League, Valley, Youth

I know regular readers are eager to see the weekly recap of Valley’s games, but unfortunately that post will be delayed this week.  Dues to some issues beyond my control, I had to miss yesterday’s varsity game; the JV game was canceled by the opposing team.  The team’s score book is currently in somebody else’s […]

West Genesee Generosity

3 - Published April 19, 2012 by in CILA, Des Moines, Equipment, Gloves, Growth, Helmet, US Lacrosse, Youth

Members of the West Genesee lacrosse team decided to take an active role in spreading the game of lacrosse. They scoured the internet for programs in new and developing areas and reached out to us… in Iowa! Growing The Game thanks to the best High School program in the country!

Bright & Shiny with that New Car Smell

1 - Published March 28, 2012 by in Des Moines, Equipment, Helmet, High School, Valley

Does anyone else love to get home from a long day at work and an intense practice to find stuff like the above waiting for them? Sure I knew this year’s Valley Lacrosse helmets were are on their way, but there is nothing I love more than coming home to find boxes of lacrosse equipment […]

Is Paul Gait Cursed?

6 - Published February 15, 2012 by in Equipment, Helmet

When it comes to famous lacrosse families, only the Powells seem to rival the notoriety of the Gaits.  Just as Mikey is more widely recognized than brothers Casey and Ryan, Gary the more famous of the Gaits.  Despite being perpetually in his twin brother’s shadow, Paul had a strong and respected lacrosse career.  After three […]

Laxy Claus’ Greatest Gift

2 - Published January 4, 2012 by in Equipment, Helmet

After handing out new sticks and kicks, the jolly old man known as Laxy Claus still had one more package for me. I was definitely not expecting a brand new Cascade CPX-R under (ok, technically beside) the Christmas tree, even though I was in the market for a new lid. Originally, I planned to buy […]

The Helmet Conundrum

0 - Published October 20, 2011 by in Equipment, Helmet

Through a quick visual survey of high school, MCLA, and NCAA teams  one can determine that Cascade rules the helmet world.  And the Pro7 is the Cesar of the Cascade  Empire.  The CPX-R is gaining footing, but generally seems like an also ran.  The Warrior TII comes across as a pretender to the throne.  Will […]