Chance to win WPIAL playoff berth denied; 'In the Senior Spotlight' features three more senior players.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
By Gary W. Beam An old adage states that opportunity only knocks once, it will not come again. The Canon-McMillan lacrosse team learned, first-hand, how incorrect this saying is. An opportunity to clinch a playoff berth in the WPIAL Division 2-Section 1 playoffs slipped through their fingers last night at Canon-Mac Stadium as the Baldwin Highlanders defeated the Big Macs, 8-7 in overtime. In six of the last eight Canon Mac games, one goal has separated the victor from the loser and of those six, four have gone into overtime. Baldwin got off to a fast start, scoring two goals in the first two minutes and 10 seconds of the game. But as has been their trademark, the Big Macs battled back and, after trailing 4-3 at the half, tied the game on a…
Meet the lacrosse team's seniors in "Senior Spotlight."
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
By Gary Beam Prior to last night’s game in Saxonburg, the Canon-McMillan High School lacrosse team would have been sorry to see April come to a close as the Big Macs had gone undefeated for the entire month—before last night’s contest with the Knoch Knights. Riding the high wave of success that a nine-game unbeaten streak brings also brings with it the chance of encountering that rogue wave, the one that threatens even the largest and most stable of ships. Canon-Mac players knew that their rematch with the Knights would not be easy, based on their experience surviving a shoot-out back in March at Canon-Mac Stadium and coming out with a 13-10 victory. But the ocean swells were high last night as the Big Macs had difficulty in gaining …