OHSLA Semifinals: UA ends Explorers' run

GRANVILLE- Hudson traveled to Denison University on Wednesday to take on the top ranked Golden Bears from Upper Arlington, but came home with a tough 14-10 loss in the State Semifinals.

Hudson led the game after the first quarter 3-0 by possessing the ball, playing solid defense, and creating a lot of off ball motion. Arlington countered in the 2nd quarter with 8 shots with 5 of them hitting the back of the net.

The third quarter had UA starting to pull away, but the Explorers held the advantage at the face-off X and would not be counted out. With 5 minutes left to play, Hudson had pulled within 2 at 11-9.

A quick UA goal pushed the lead to 12-9, so Hudson decided to pull its goalie to get the ball back. UA was able to score 2 open net goals that then got matched by Hudson’s goals. In the end, the Golden Bears were just too much for the Hudson Explorers. The season ends with a 15-5 record.

OHSLA Quarterfinals: Explorers cut down Comets

STOW- The #2 seed Hudson took on the high flying #1 seed Solon on Saturday in the Regional Finals with a trip to the State Semifinals on the line, but it was the Explorers who came out and took the day and the title.

Hudson never trailed in the game as it led 4-3 at the end of the 1st quarter, 8-5 at halftime, and then scored 3 unanswered 3rd quarter goals to take a commanding 11-5 lead into the 4th. Solon was able to match Hudson with 4 4th quarter goals, but Bo Lori's tally with 2:33 to play put the exclamation point on the day.

Lori finished with 6 goals in the game. Hudson was able to get goals from 9 different players.

Jake Krone was spectacular in the cage. He recorded 16 saves on 37 shots and many of them were from point blank range. Chris Motter was again dominant at the face-off X winning 23 of 28 draws and scooping 21 ground balls. The final game ball was given to Trent Maendler for his defensive effort by holding Solon's best attackman to just 1 goal and 1 assist on the afternoon.

Overall, the Regional Championship is Hudson's eighth in the past 10 years! Hudson will travel to Denison University on Wednesday evening for a game with the #1 seeded Upper Arlington Golden Bears who took down Hoover in the other Regional Final. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.

OHSLA 2nd Round: Explorers ice Polar Bears

HUDSON- Hudson hosted Massillon Jackson in the Regional Semifinals on Thursday night and pulled out a 13-6 victory on solid defense, hustle on face-offs, and a solid inside presence on offense.

Jake Krone in the cage was spectacular at times. Routinely making saves, finding breaking teammates, and leading the defense earned him a game ball for his performance.

Offensively, Hudson got an outstanding effort from Gabe Vehar with 3 goals and 2 assists. Mick Mougey had a stellar night passing and racked up 5 assists. Zach Nye (3 goals), Bo Lori (2 goals), and Brent Zubal (2 goals) each added to the offensive firepower.

Grant Elffers and Reid Robinson had solid games at the midfield as well. Chris Motter once again dominated the face-off X and went 13 of 19 on the night.

Hudson will now advance to the Regional Finals with Solon on Saturday at CVCA. Hudson lost to Solon 15-14 on April 17 in a regular season contest. Game time is set for 12:00 pm. Hudson will be playing in the Regional Final for the 8th time in the last 10 years.

2014 Banquet

HUDSON- On Sunday, we will be celebrating the 2014 season at our annual End of the Season banquet.

The banquet is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg and will start at 12:00 pm.

The dress code for players at this event is classy casual. Pants, or nice shorts, polo shirts or a button down, and shoes (NO SANDALS or FLOPS). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR A TIE!

We will try to keep things moving and respect people's afternoon schedules. Thank you for the support!

GO HUDSON!

HCER Summer Lacrosse Camp

HUDSON- Boys entering grades 2 through 9 are encouraged to join Ohio High School Lacrosse Coach of the Year, David Blue, for this year's lacrosse instructional camp!

The 2014 Camp runs from Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12 and sessions will be 9:00am to noon. Cost of the camp is $125. Register online through Hudson Community Education & Recreation.

This camp focuses on skill development and fun! Players are grouped into three age/skill divisions with the primary focus on offensive and defensive skills in small field games. Repetition, proper technique, and fundamental instruction are hallmarks of a successful camp experience.

Campers will take part in contests like Fastest Shot, Face-Off, Camper of the Day, and more!

Particpants will meet at the Varsity Fieldhouse next to Lavelli Field and the adjacent fields will be used.

Players in grades 2 and 3 may use hockey equipment in place of lacrosse equipment, but all other campers must have full lacrosse gear including: helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, mouth guard, stick, cleats, sneakers, and a water bottle.

Don't let your boys miss out! Register now through HCER!

OHSLA 1st Round: Explorers blast Bulldogs

HUDSON- The opening round of the 2014 playoffs for the Hudson Explorers went about as well as one could hope.

Hudson was able to use its full roster of 35 players, have 18 players score points, and demolish Green with 19 first half goals en route to a 27-2 pounding of the Bulldogs.

Hudson dominated all the statistical categories in the game. The key stat of course was the score, but winning 25 of 30 faceoffs and 75 of 101 ground balls helped, too. The Explorer offense was able to get multiple point production from 8 different players.

Defensively, Hudson played pressure defense throughout the game, was able to create turnovers when needed, and got the transition game going early. Game balls were presented to Sean O'Loughlin and LSM Matt Bisby for scoring their first goals of the season.

Hudson will host Massillon Jackson on Thursday in the Regional Semifinals. Jackson beat St. Edward 10-8 in order to advance to the game with Hudson.

Explorers rough up Roosevelt

HUDSON- The Varsity team wrapped up the regular season with a 15-6 victory over neighbor rival Kent Roosevelt, 16-5.

For the first few minutes of the game, it looked like Hudson might be in for a tougher challenge than expected as the Riders took a 2-1 lead. The Explorer offense than took over and the game was not in doubt. Hudson exploded for 10 first quarter goals and 4 more in the second quarter. After both teams struggled to produce offense in the third quarter, Hudson scored two more in the 4th to take the game 16-5.

Game balls were presented to Chris Motter and Jared Jesionek for their outstanding play on Friday night.

Ten seniors played their last regular season game for Hudson on Friday night. Cam Haggerty, Jake Jesionek, Erik Lindroth, Bo Lori, Logan Malson, Mick Mougey, Zach Nye, Ohlen Rudy, Seth Wagner, and Brent Zubal have worked hard all season to lead the team towards the playoffs.

Now, the real fun begins. Good luck Class of 2014!

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team finished out the season with a 9-6 victory over Kent Roosevelt. The JV Explorers won 7 games in a row to complete their season with a final record of 12 wins and 2 losses. Coach Sidle, Coach Parsons, and Coach Hoffmann did a great job of preparing the players each week for their games and developing their talents over the course of the season. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a great season!

Explorers pound Preppers

HUNTING VALLEY- The Varsity team traveled to perennial D2 powerhouse University School on Tuesday and posted a 13-6 victory.

The record setting heat in the high 80's could not stop the Hudson offense. After a low scoring first quarter, Hudson got the ball rolling with 6 unanswered goals in the 2nd period. After regrouping a bit in the 3rd quarter, US got back with in 5 goals, but Hudson was able to exploit the transition game in the 4th, use its overall team depth, and finish out the game, 13-6.

Hudson got game ball performances from Grant Elffers with 2 goals and 2 assists with 3 ground balls and Matt Rightnour with 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 ground balls, and two big defensive stops.

Hudson once again got a very nice scoring balance from 8 different players.

The Navy and White will host Kent Roosevelt on Friday night at 7:00 pm at Hudson Memorial Stadium. The annual game will serve as Senior Night for the Class of 2014.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team rolled into Hunting Valley and steamrolled the Preppers, 13-2. For the JV team, the win increase their record to 11 wins and 2 losses with 1 game left to play. Sean O'Loughlin had his shot working as he hit on 6 goals. Stroud Corr went all the way in the cage and had a great game. Hudson will wrap up the JV season on Friday afternoon with a game against local rival Kent Roosevelt at 5:00 pm at Hudson Memorial Stadium.

Explorers swat down Bees

HUDSON- The Explorers hosted arch rival Medina on Friday night and probably played the most complete game of the season so far.

Hudson jumped on Medina early with 6 goals by shooting 6 of 7. By halftime, the Explorers had pushed the lead to 14-2. In the early 3rd quarter, Hudson had gotten the game to a running clock and cruised to a 19-5 victory.

Things were clicking offensively for Hudson. Zach Nye continued his stellar shooting with 5 goals and 2 assists.

Seth Wagner had a very good defensive performance and set up the goal of the game with a 30-yard pass to Nye. Nate Menendez was also solid at his midfield position scoring a goal and adding an assist.

Hudson will wrap up the regular season next week with a road game at University School on Tuesday and host Kent Roosevelt on Friday for Senior Night.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity winning streak continued as Hudson beat a determined squad from Medina by the score of 10-6. The defense struggled early, but then tightened up and shut down the Bees offense. Stroud Corr, Elliot Wasbotten, Sean Weigle, and Max Kleiman played a very good defensive game. Offensively, Sean O'Loughlin and Luc Jambon were the leading scorers as Hudson pushed its record to 10 wins on the season.

Explorers tame Mustangs

HUDSON- Hudson hosted the Mustangs from Strongsville on Wednesday night and sent the team from the west side home with a 20-7 loss.

Hudson got multiple point efforts from several players.

Sam Gregory earned a game ball for his hustle plays, 3 goals, and 2 assists. Grant Elffers got his shot on track and produced 4 goals.

Spencer Kline played the second half and put up 6 saves against 13 shots. Matt Rightnour was solid from his defensive midfield position by scooping up 8 ground balls.

Hudson will host archrival Medina on Friday night as the Bees travel to Hudson Memorial Stadium.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity pushed their record to 9-2 on the season with a 15-2 beat down of the Mustangs from Strongsville High School. Sean O'Loughlin had a great afternoon of shooting the ball. Eliot Wasbotten and Matt Bisbee were standout defenders for the Explorers. The Man-Down Defense also was spectacular and earned a game ball as a unit. Hudson will host Medina on Friday afternoon.

Explorers rip through Raiders

HUDSON- The Explorers returned to Hudson Memorial Stadium and put up an 8 goal first quarter and never looked back.

Hudson was able to go very deep in the roster and it helped in the scoring column as 14 different players recorded points.

Josh Conger earned the game ball for his first goal of the season and 2 ground balls. Freshman Enrique Rodriguez also earned a game ball for his hustle, take away, and ground ball.

Defensively, Hudson was never really challenged, but Ohlen Rudy held is man in check throughout the night. Jake Krone (3 saves) and Spencer Kline (2 saves) were solid between the pipes for the Explorers.

Hudson will host Strongsville on Wednesday night at Hudson Memorial Stadium. The Navy and White push their record to 8 wins and 4 losses on the season.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: After a delayed start to the game, the Junior Varsity team took it to Shaker Heights on Tuesday afternoon and won the game 13-5. Once again, Hudson got a balanced effort from attackmen and midfielders alike. Luc Jambon continues his assault on the opponent's net with his hard shooting. Matt Restifo had some nice offensive plays as well. Stroud Corr and Nik Vizmeg were solid in the cage. Hudson hosts Strongsville on Wednesday afternoon.

Explorers fall in OT to Olentangy

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio- The roller coaster ride of the season continues with the varsity team in 2014.

The Explorers got off to a good start by posting 5 1st quarter goals. However, the 2nd and 3rd quarters saw the Hudson offense miss opportunities, turn the ball over, and permit several Olentangy goals.

The 4th quarter saw the Explorers rally late to tie the game and force overtime. Late in the game, Hudson had several chances to clinch victory. In overtime, Hudson had 2 chances and both times, the Olentangy goalie came up with the stop. Eventually, a missed slide cost the Explorers the game.

Zach Nye was outstanding on the offensive side of the field scoring 6 goals and adding an assist. Chris Motter was dominant at the face-off "X" by winning 25 of 26 draws.

Hudson returns home this week for games against Shaker Heights, Strongsville, and Medina.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team got off to a slow start, due to a limited warm-up, and quickly found themselves down early in the game. Eventually, the navy and white would get things rolling and pull out an 8-6 victory. Once again, a very balanced offensive effort and a solid defensive effort keyed the victory. The JV team is now 7-2 on the season.

Explorers cut down Chagrin Falls

HUDSON- The undefeated Tigers of Chagrin Falls came to Hudson Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night and left with their first loss of the season.

Hudson jumped on the Tigers with 6 first quarter goals. Chagrin rallied in the 2nd, but could never get closer than 3 goals.

Logan Malson earned game ball honors for his stellar play and aggressive checking. He also scooped up 5 ground balls.

Mick Mougey was on fire shooting the ball. He hit the back of the net 6 times in the game. Overall, Hudson played a solid game against a good squad.

Hudson will travel to Olentangy for a big showdown with another Columbus school on Friday night. With the win over Chagrin Falls, Hudson pushes its record to 7 wins and 3 losses on the season. With 6 games to play in the regular season, 4 of them will be played at home.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity started off strong and took a commanding lead. Chagrin Falls battled back to make the score look close, but in the end, the Explorers came out victorious 13-7. Hudson got another balanced offensive effort from several players. Spencer Kline and Stroud Corr were solid in the nets. Hudson will travel to Olentangy on Friday night. The JV record is now 6-2.

Explorers drub Dublin Coffman

HUDSON- The Dublin Coffman Shamrocks visited Malson Field on Friday night and left extremely disappointed by not scoring a goal in a 14-0 drubbing by the Explorers.

Hudson jumped on the 'Rocks early in the game with 5 1st quarter goals. By half, Hudson had extended the lead to 8-0. By the end of the 3rd quarter, running time had been pushed onto the clock, and Hudson cruised to a 14-0 victory.

Bo Lori led the offense with 9 points. Gabe Vehar hit the back of the net 5 times. Zach Nye had a goal and 2 assists. Mick Mougey was productive again with a goal and assist.

Defensively, Jacob Jesionek continued his productive play on the defensive side of the field. He picked off a few passes and got a couple of ground balls. Other defensive standouts were Logan Malson, Will Hogan, Trent Maendler, Seth Wagner, and Jared Jesionek. Jacob Krone went all the way in the cage and recorded 5 saves.

Hudson will host the undefeated Tigers of Chagrin Falls on Tuesday evening.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team struggled all afternoon long with the visiting Coffman squad and dropped its second game of the season by a score of 11-7. Hudson's offense could never get on track and the Green and Black were able to exploit turnovers and the transition game and came out victorious. Hudson will return to action on Tuesday against Chagrin Falls.

Parking at Hudson Memorial Stadium

Due to the construction at Hudson High School, we are asking for your assistance with parking at Hudson Memorial Stadium. Please use the main school parking lot or the Baseball parking lot for the remaining home games.

The main entrance (War Memorial & flag pole) to the stadium will now serve as the entrance for lacrosse games. The gate located by the practice fields will NOT be in service for spectators.

Thank you for the understanding and assistance with this request.

Hudson Athletic Booster Club Mulch Sale

MULCH MADNESS IS NOW IN SEASON!

Please support the Hudson Athletic Booster Club

All players have been issued 3 order sheets for the annual Mulch Madness program. Please make sure you get out and sell the mulch in order to support the HABC. This program helps financially support all the athletic teams in Hudson, but most importantly, the sport near and dear to all our hearts.....LACROSSE!

Thank you for the time and assistance in making this program a full success!

Explorers sink Vikings

NORTH CANTON- Hudson visited Hoover on Wednesday night as the game was played at Walsh University. Hudson jumped out to a 4-0 lead within the first 70 seconds of the game.

By the end of the 1st quarter, Hudson held a 10-1 lead, and then posted 7 more in the 2nd quarter for a 17-5 half-time lead. The clock went to running time in the 2nd half and Hudson cruised to a 20-7 win.

Bo Lori, earned a game ball, and had a big game with 7 goals and 3 assists. Brent Zubal had 4 goals and earned a game ball. Gabe Vehar hit the net 4 times, while Mick Mougey had 2 goals and 4 assists.

Sam Gregory earned a game ball for subbing in at the face-off X and winning both of his draws. Defensively, Hudson played aggressively and took control of the game early. Jake Krone (7 saves) and Spencer Kline (3 saves) played well between the pipes.

Hudson finishes the first half of the season with a 5-3 record and will host Dublin Coffman on Friday night.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity returned to play on Wednesday and traveled to North Canton for a big match against a powerful JV squad from Hoover. Hudson jumped out to an early lead, but the Vikings battled back to tie the game at 6. Hudson was able to score 2 in the 4th and held off the home team to post an 8-7 win. Sean O'Loughlin and Luc Jambon were big scorers for Hudson. Spencer Kline and Stroud Corr was solid in the cage for Hudson. The JV record is now 5-1, and will host Dublin Coffman on Friday night.

Hoover Game Details

NORTH CANTON- Today's games against Hoover will be played at Walsh University at 6:00 pm (Junior Varsity) and 8:00 pm (Varsity).

Some information about Vasco Field:
  1. Restrooms are located on site.
  2. We will be playing on the turf football / lacrosse field.
  3. Seating is limited and I recommend having your fans bring chairs.
  4. Everyone will need to park in Parking Lot "Q" located next soccer field and track. Over flow parking is available across East Maple in Lot "M" and a tunnel connects the main campus to the athletic fields, allowing pedestrians to bypass East Maple traffic.
  5. Look at the folowing map for more detail: Vasco Field
Walsh University is less than two miles from Hoover High School so your approximate travel time will not change.

Here are the directions as listed on the Walsh website:

Directions from the NORTH
  • Take I-77 South to Exit 111
  • Make a Left (East) on Portage
  • Follow Portage into residential area and veer Left at the fork in the road.
  • At second stop light, Main Street, turn Right.
  • Turn Left on East Maple at light.
  • Continue on East Maple until you reach Walsh University's main entrance on the right, entrance to athletic fields on the left.

Explorers mash Mason

MASON- Just 2 days after a tough loss to rival Solon, Hudson had to travel to Cincinnati to take on Southwestern Ohio powerhouse Mason.

The visiting Explorers were the one who showed little ill effects from the loss on Thursday night as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead. By halftime, the navy and white had taken a commanding 9-3 lead and never looked back. Both teams would score 5 second half goals, but Hudson controlled the game throughout.

Offensively, Hudson got a balanced attack with Mick Mougey and Zach Nye each scoring 3 goals. Bo Lori had 2 goals but also aided on 5 others. Gabe Vehar had 2 goals. Single goals were scored by Grant Elffers, Cam Haggerty, Kyle Ator, and Brent Zubal.

Chris Motter was fantastic on face-offs. He won 22 of 24 faceoffs. Jake Krone in the cage had 12 saves. Defensively, the close defense did a great job of minimizing Mason threats. Logan Malson, Jake Jesionek, Will Hogan, Trent Maendler, and Jared Jesionek all combined to hold Mason to just 28 shots.

Hudson will return to action on Wednesday against Hoover.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity will return to play against Hoover on Wednesday, April 23.

Solon slips past Explorers

HUDSON- The roles were completely reversed.

Over the past several years, it has been Hudson being the top-ranked team in Northeastern Ohio with Solon knocking on the door. In 2014, the tables have now turned. Solon brought their 6-0 record to Hudson Memorial Stadium and left with a sparkling 7-0 record after beating the host Explorers in a back-and-forth 15-14 game.

Hudson was down 3-0 early, but fought back to tie the score at three and eventually took a 6-4 lead into halftime. Solon rallied in the third and brought an 11-10 lead into the final quarter.

Both teams traded goals throughout the fourth period, but Solon was able to score the game-winner with 3:08 left in the game. Hudson was unable to force a turnover, allowing Solon to run out the clock. The Explorers fell to 3-3 on the season.

Two players were very solid in their performance. Chris Motter won 19 face-offs and collected 13 ground balls, while Mick Mougey tallied a career-high 5 goals.

Hudson travels to Mason in Cincinnati on Saturday.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity rebounded from last week's loss to Jackson with a huge 19-5 win over the visiting Comets. Nathan Szoch had a big game with 3 goals. Cole Miller and Sean O'Loughlin each added 4 goals to the effort. Defensively, Hudson played a much better game, as well. Hudson will take on Hoover and Coffmann in their two games.

Westlake games postponed

HUDSON- Due to persistent weather, the games with Westlake have been postponed until later in the season. The new date has not yet been determined.

Explorers get second bonus home game

HUDSON- Due to current and anticipated field conditions, Tuesday's contests at Westlake have been moved to Hudson Malson Field's turf.

In addition, the games will start slightly earlier. The JV will play at 4:30pm and the Varsity tilt will face-off 20 minutes following the completion of the JV game (around 6:00 pm).

Malson Field is located next to the Middle School at 77 N Oviatt St, Hudson, OH.

Explorers push past Polar Bears

HUDSON- Hudson and Jackson have mixed it up over the past few years, and Friday's game became another one in the recent collection of physical contests.

The teams combined for 16 penalties as each team tried to show they were the more hard-hitting squad. Hudson went down early 3-1, but battled back to take a 5-3 half time lead. Hudson scored 3 goals in the 3rd and then pulled away with 3 more in the 4th.

The Hudson defense and man-down unit played amazing lacrosse. Game balls were awarded to the starting defense, Jake Krone in the cage, and short stick Matt Rightnour. Their play jumpstarted the offense and helped clinch victory.

Offensively, Hudson was opportunistic for most of the game. It wasn't the most productive game in the past week, but the goals were scored when needed. Grant Elffers was solid at the midfield with 2 goals and 1 assist. Bo Lori led all scorers with 2 goals and 2 assists.

Hudson will travel to Westlake on Tuesday and host Solon in a big rivalry game on Thursday. Hudson now stands at 3-2 on the season.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity lost their first game of the season as it dropped a tough one to an inspired Jackson team, 10-8. Luc Jambon had a fantastic game on offense scoring 5 goals. Hudson will try to rebound on Tuesday as it travels to Westlake for a 5:00 pm game. The JV record is now 3-1.

Explorers wallop Walsh Jesuit

HUDSON- Hudson hosted Walsh Jesuit on Tuesday night and raced out to a 6-0 first quarter lead. By haltime, the Explorers had pushed the head to 11-2. The third quarter saw the offense erupt again with 6 more goals, and by the final horn, the Navy and White had posted 20 goals to Walsh's 4.

The offense was lead by several players, but Brent Zubal earned the game ball for his 3 goals and 1 assist. Zach Nye had a big night with 3 goals and 4 assists. Michael Charlton and Sam Gregory each had hat-tricks too. Bo Lori and Gabe Vehar recorded two tallies each. Single tallies were put up by Mick Mougey, Grant Elffers, Cam Haggerty, and Joey Palumbo.

Defensively, Hudson got solid performances in the nets from Jake Krone and Spencer Kline. The starting defense of Logan Malson, Jake Jesionek, and Will Hogan shut their men down for the entire game.

The face-off groups of Chris Motter, Matt Rightnour, and Matt Restifo won 22 of 27 draws on the night.

Hudson will host Jackson in a big regional matchup on Friday night.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity pushed its record to 3-0 with a 13-6 win over Walsh Jesuit. Luc Jambon, Matt Restifo, and Cole Miller led the offensive charge early in the game. Defensively, Stroud Corr and Nik Vizmeg split time between the pipes and several good saves. Matt Bisbee also had a good defensive effort at the long-stick midfield. Hudson will host Jackson on Friday night at Hudson Memorial Stadium.

Explorers right ship against North Allegheny

HUDSON- Finally, the return of Explorer lacrosse!

After a lackluster first half that seemed very reminiscent of the first two games of the season with missed opportunities and turnovers, the Hudson boys finally exploded in the 3rd quarter with 7 goals.

Leading the charge was Bo Lori with his 5 total goals. The midfielders, led by Mick Mougey, finally got moving and put the ball in the back of the net. The attackmen, who had been smothered early in the contest, were able to move to space and score some transition goals as well.

Defensively, Hudson's aggressive team concept is starting to take shape. Jake Krone posted 10 saves in the cage. Jacob Jesionek earned a game ball for his 5 ground balls and several takeaways and caused turnovers.

Hudson will look to even its record on Tuesday as Walsh Jesuit travels to Hudson Memorial Stadium.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team continued their winning ways on Saturday as they defeated the visiting squad from Pennsylvania by a score of 7-6. Spencer Kline started the game in the nets and split time with Stroud Corr. The defense came to play with several key stops with Elliott Wasbotten, Sean Weigle, and Matt Bisbee making big plays. Offensively, Hudson got a balanced effort from several players. Hudson hosts Walsh Jesuit on Tuesday.

Ignatius tops Explorers

CLEVELAND- The Varsity team traveled to Cleveland on Wednesday for a big game with rival St. Ignatius. The game, being televised as the Time Warner Cable Game of the Week, did not disappoint. Well, except for the final score.

The two teams traded goals throughout, but it was the Wildcats coming through in the final frame, 6-5.

Jake Krone made his first start in the cage and came up with 7 saves. Defensively, Hudson played pretty solidly.

Offensively, turnovers continued to plague the Explorers. This time, Hudson turned the ball over 21 times to St. Ignatius's 11. Hudson was led in scoring by Bo Lori with 2 goals and an assist. Sam Gregory added 2 goals, Michael Charlton added 2 assists, Zach Nye had a goal, and Chris Motter added an assist along with 10 face-off victories.

Hudson will look to win its first game of the year as it hosts North Allegheny on Saturday at Hudson Memorial Stadium.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity team started the year off with a thrilling 8-6 victory over the host Wildcats of St. Ignatius. Spencer Kline led the way for the Explorers in the cage making many spectacular saves. The offensive effort was spread out through several players. Hudson will host North Allegheny on Saturday.

Ronald McDonald House Charity Event

HUDSON- Hudson Boys Lacrosse will be volunteering as a team at the 2014 Color Me Rad 5K run in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Akron. The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is currently in the middle of a capital campaign to raise money for a much needed expansion.The Akron House had over 12,000 people stay at its facility last year alone and turned away 6,000 requests. By volunteering to help with the Color Me Rad 5K the RMH will receive $75/per volunteer.

Our boys will be helping to man the color bomb stations, water stations and more. They will be working together as a team representing Hudson Lacrosse as well as giving back to the community and being part of something greater than themselves. In addition, the team's participation will create a significant monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Akron. What a terrific opportunity to have fun and support a fantastic local charity.

Parents, anyone over 16 can volunteer for the event and RMH will receive the same $75/person donation. (An exception has been made for the team, all Hudson High School Boys Lacrosse players are eligible regardless of age.) Please come out and join the fun! It's a great way to spend a morning!

Coach Blue will have sign up sheets at the field house for players, or you can email your name and email address to Sue Malson or Karen Nye. Sue and Karen will be providing the list of volunteers from Hudson Lacrosse to RMH as a group and RMH will be sending out via email the volunteer forms and other race-day information directly to you. Please sign up as soon as you can so we can secure as many color bomb stations as possible. It is a "first sign up, first assigned" situation. Contact Sue if you would like her to send you a flyer that has some additional information on it. If you sign up directly through RMH, please make sure to let them know you are part of the Hudson Lacrosse group, and let us know so we can keep everyone informed.

Feel free to contact Sue (216.440.0587) or Karen (330.283.7505) with any questions you may have. We are really excited! Thank you so much for supporting the boys and this awesome event. It will be fun for all!

Game vs. STI is TWCSC GOTW

CLEVELAND- Wednesday's tilt with St. Ignatius has been named Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Lacrosse Game of the Week.

Replays of game will be shown to Time Warner Cable subscribers on channels 1311 (HD) or 311 (SD) on Thursday at 7pm and again on Friday at 9pm.

Hudson fans are encouraged to come wearing WHITE to support the Explorers as they look to avenge last year's season-ending loss in the Regional Finals to the Wildcats.

The Varsity squads face-off at 7:00pm on Wednesday in Ohio City.

Season Opener: Patriots put down Explorers

POWELL- The 2014 season opened on a cold and chilly night in Columbus as Hudson traveled to Olentangy Liberty, but the visiting Explorers never really got off the bus.

By the time the first quarter had finished, Liberty held a 13-1 shot advantage, Hudson had committed 9 turnovers, the Navy & White had several failed clears, and Liberty had posted 4 unanswered goals.

The second quarter didn't improve that much either. The Patriots outscored Hudson 3-1 and took a 7-1 halftime lead.

Defensively, the Explorers made some changes at halftime and limited the Liberty offense, but the Hudson offense never got on track. Seniors Brent Zubal and Bo Lori posted the only tallies for Hudson.

Hudson will travel to St. Ignatius on Wednesday April 2 for a big game with the Wildcats. St. Ignatius ended Hudson's season last year in the Regional Finals.

JUNIOR VARSITY NOTES: The Junior Varsity will open the 2014 season on the road at St. Ignatius on Wednesday April 2 at 5:00 pm.

Season Preview 2014

Hudson will once again enter the season as a pre-season favorite in the Northeast Region of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. Hudson returns most of its offensive firepower including the 2013 Ohio Player of the Year in Bo Lori at attack. Hudson's offense, which traditionally runs a very high energy style, will rely on that approach early in the season as it allows its newer defense to gain experience and depth. Hudson has a stable of solid midfielders to rely upon both offensively and defensively as well. As the season goes, look for this group to develop and mold into a very substantial group. Defensively, Hudson will rely on Logan Malson's experience and physical play.

Hudson will open the 2014 season on the road at Olentangy Liberty. This will be a big test for the defense right away. Liberty has some very solid offensive players and playing on the road in Columbus is always difficult. Upon returning from spring break, Hudson will travel to St. Ignatius, who beat Hudson in the playoffs last year on their way to the state semi-finals. Hudson will then host out of state rival North Allegheny from Pittsburgh. This annual game has been a very good test for both teams over the years. Games at Walsh Jesuit, home with Jackson, at Westlake, home with Solon, then on the road at Mason will all be tough tests in the first half of the season. Hudson starts the second half of the year with games against Hoover, Chagrin Falls, and Dublin Coffman before moving on to the month of May. Games at Olentangy in Columbus, home games versus Shaker Heights, Strongsville, and Medina, then set up the final week of the regular season at University School and home with Kent Roosevelt.

For the 2014 season, Hudson will be celebrating 25 years of Hudson Lacrosse. In 1989, Sam Rohwedder started the lacrosse team at Hudson High School. Plans for a celebration night will be announced at a later date.

Read the full season preview here.

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Varsity




  
No games currently scheduled.

OHSLA Semifinals
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Upper Arlington
14
Varsity (15-5-0)
10

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Junior Varsity




  
No games currently scheduled.

Friday, May 16, 2014
Kent Roosevelt
6
Junior Varsity (11-3-0)
9


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