Lakeland/Panas Overcomes Mamaroneck

Kevin Dyckman and Lakeland/Panas picked up a big win over Mamaroneck last week. Credits: Rick Kuperberg

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.— It was far from the prettiest game Lakeland/Panas’ boys lacrosse squad has played when it hosted Mamaroneck in a potential Section 1 Class A championship preview on April 13.

Fortunately, for the Rebels, lacrosse isn’t a beauty contest and they were able to gut out a 12-10 victory.

“I thought we were lackadaisical. I didn’t think we came out with a lot of emotion,” Lakeland/Panas coach Jim Lindsay said. “We were sloppy, we had turnovers. We didn’t finish opportunities. They deserved to win the game—that’s just the bottom line. We did not deserve to win this game, we were lucky to win this game. We’ll take it and move on. Credit to Mamaroneck, it wanted the game more. This is probably as bad as I’ve seen this team play all year, so we have a lot of work to do tomorrow in practice.”

Sign Up for E-News

Lakeland/Panas senior captain Sean Makar agreed with his coach’s assessment of the Rebels’ play.

“The first three quarters we didn’t play like ourselves,” Makar said. “We weren’t running as hard as we should’ve been and it took us until the last three minutes to run like we should.”

The production of Joe Janavey (4G, 1A) and Makar (2G, 3A) helped the Rebels’ overcome their sloppiness against the Tigers.

“They made some plays,” Lindsay said. “It wasn’t the greatest performance out of us today and the kids know that too. It’s a win against a big rival so we’ll take it and move on.”

More important was the play of Rebel sophomore midfielder T.J. Bryan (2G), who won 20 of 25 faceoffs.

“The difference in the game was the faceoff with T.J. controlling most of those draws,” Lindsay said. “I think if their faceoff kid plays and is not hurt, we probably don’t win this game. So, we have to take this with a grain of salt. We have a lot of work to do and we have to improve.”

Kevin Dyckman (9 saves) did plenty of work in the Rebels’ goal, including stopping a point-blank Mamaroneck shot that led to a Griffin Shiland (2G) score and a 9-8 Rebel advantage early in the final quarter.

“That was a big momentum changer. That is what set the tone,” Makar said. “Kevin was playing on his head the whole game and Griffin was doing his thing, ran up the field, caught the ball and made a play.”

Mamaroneck tied the game before goals by Matt Hodges, and Janavey, off an assist from Tim Fallo (1G, 1A), with 7:11 remaining in the game, put the Rebels up 11-9.

“We were out in transition and Timmy hit me on a feed,” Janavey said. “I was on the crease, I was open. It was a big goal in the game.”

A big reason for Janavey’s four-goal day was taking advantage of matchups, according to Makar.

“He took his kid to the net every single time,” Makar said. “When he beat his man, he was able to look up and find me and Tim.”

Makar then sealed the game courtesy of an assist from Janavey to put the Rebels up 12-9 with 2:24 left in the contest.

“Sean played great today,” Janavey said. “He competed the whole game.”

 Mamaroneck did score once more, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Rebels.

“We came out slow, but in the end we gritted it out and were able to come away with the victory,” Janavey said.

Lakeland/Panas (6-0) finished the week with a 12-4 win at Penn Yan on April 15, led by Fallo (3G, 4A), Makar (3G, 4A), Janavey (4G), Drew Thompson (2G), Steve Mays (1A) and Dyckman (3 saves).

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Cuomo Shores Up His Left Flank (at Our Expense)

We keep hearing how the Republicans are bought and paid for by the NRA. I recently explained to you the truth about this myth. The reality is the Democrats are the ones who are bought and paid for. Not by the NRA, but the environmentalists.

You thought I was going to say public sector unions, didn’t you? Well, they own both parties in New York. However, the environmentalists pull the ...

Appreciating Two Amazing Role Models

As difficult as this winter has been with the power outages and stormy weather, it pales in comparison to my overwhelming sense of dread as I prepared for the 20th anniversary of my mother’s passing on March 20. On that day, I know my mind will inevitably flash back to her last painful hours, when she valiantly struggled just to stay alive. Yet, I’m equally certain I will remember the ...

To Harrison, L'Chaim!

At long last, the smile of spring approaches, as an angry winter recedes into good riddance. Our spirit is ready to be re-charged. Damn the power outages, full speed ahead!

For my wife, Elyse, daughter, Elissa, and me, this otherwise exuberant time of year brings a confusion of mixed emotions. In 2003, on the opening day of spring, March 20, which happens to be my birthday, our 15-year-old son ...

Storm Aftermath and Update

March 22, 2018

During my travels throughout the storm and its aftermath, I had the opportunity of seeing firsthand how hard our town employees worked on behalf of the residents of Yorktown, whether riding with the Highway Department while they were plowing the roads, assisting at the YCCC warming facility, working with the staff at the Town Emergency Operations Center, bringing food to residents at Beaver Ridge ...

A Half-Baked Column

“I think it’s time we retired this oven,” I said to my husband as I displayed a sheet of blackened sweet potato fries. “Even the dog won’t eat these.”

“Sure he will,” he said, tossing some fries on the floor. The dog immediately sucked them down.

“Not my point,” I said.

We had known that our oven was on its last burners for ...

Read Across America With Dr. Seuss

Dear Dr. Linda,

I’m a school librarian and I wanted to remind your readers that March 2 was “Read Across America Day.”  Teachers, librarians and others who read with children encourage schools, libraries and parents to celebrate this day with their children. This special date was chosen because it is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the adored children’s author. That ...

Thanks for All You Do

March 22, 2018

To the editor,

I am writing to tell you how much we enjoy receiving the weekly Yorktown News. It is a consistent source of local news, new business, opinions and sports.

We recently had no power for seven days due to the storms, and regularly monitored Yorktown News’ Twitter page for town updates. Your team demonstrated its dedication by issuing an edition despite the lack of power ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, March 24, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, March 24, 7:00 PM

Vittoria’Z, Jefferson Valley

Totally Awesome ’80s Night


Seton Holds First Social Fundraiser

March 14, 2018

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school, 1375 East Main St., Shrub Oak will be hosting it's first ever Social Fundraiser on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in the Seton school gym.  Seton extends it's invitation to all to join in a night of food, fun, and dozens of raffles and silent auctions.  Entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased by April 6th will be $35 per person; ...