ROME — The Utica Yeti box lacrosse team has found some early success against new team Oswego River Hawks.
In the second game between the semi-pro North American Box Lacrosse League teams in a week on Friday, Utica scored 10 times in the first half and rolled to an 18-6 win over the River Hawks at Kennedy Arena in Rome. (Read more here)
Making its first journey from the nest, sometimes the fledgling falls clumsily to the ground; sometimes it takes flight like it’s been doing it all its life.
What would the first-year Oswego River Hawks do?
I’ll get to that; I promise. But first, let’s see how and why this team was hatched…
Saturday night’s debut of a North American Box Lacrosse League Oswego team was actually about 20+ years in the making. Back in the mid-’80s, Assistant GM Doc Nelson was instrumental in the origins of the Oswego scholastic program, the Oswego Lacrosse Club, and, yes, box lacrosse right here at the Crisafulli Rink at Fort Ontario. (Link to Road Trip Dad article)
OSWEGO — With assistance from Mayor Billy Barlow and the city of Oswego, as well as a substantial grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, the Oswego Lacrosse Foundation (OLF) will be sponsoring a men’s senior box lacrosse team that will play in the North American Box Lacrosse League this summer.
The city will be making Crisafulli Rink at Fort Ontario available for the River Hawks’ weekly practices and home games. Practices started the last week of April, and games should get underway by the middle of June.
“The city of Oswego is excited to partner with the Oswego River Hawks to bring more opportunities for Oswego youths to play lacrosse right here in our community. By providing a home to the River Hawks at Crisafulli Rink, we can support the team, ensure long-term success, and make playing lacrosse more accessible to Oswego residents,” said Barlow. LINK TO FULL STORY