Vegas Knights: A Best Of The West Photo Blog

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A little game action: Green Valley (blue) vs Olympus (white)

The Bishop Kelly Knights men’s lacrosse team left Boise, ID at 4pm on Thursday afternoon and headed for Ely, Nevada. They arrived in Ely around 10:30pm and sent the players to bed. Wake up call was 7am, and they took off for Las Vegas by 8, arriving around 12:30pm on Friday afternoon.

The weather has been great there – 70 and sunny. Friday night, the BK Varsity played Henderson, a local team, (at 7pm) and the JV played Judge Memorial out of Salt Lake City at 8pm.  So many HS lax teams here right now.  Right here. Right now.

Saturday Games:

Best of the West Lacrosse Park City lax
Park City pre-game huddle
Best of the West Lacrosse Park City lax
Park City vs. Rivington
Best of the West Lacrosse Park City lax
More PC - Rivington
Best of the West Lacrosse Park City lax
Park City on O.
Best of the West Lacrosse Park City lax
More Park City offense!

Olympus - Judge Best of the West Lacrosse
Olympus clearing against Judge. Both teams are out of SLC, Utah.
Lacrosse Bishop Kelly Best of the West Lax
Warming up!

We played Green Valley, a local team, and lost 11-7. Apparently 3000 kids go to GV compared to our 650. They definitely weren’t short on athletes. Both of GV’s coaches are US Lacrosse Hall of Famers, so that was cool opportunity from a coach’s perspective.

Lacrosse Bishop Kelly Best of the West Lax

Quick sideline shot from the coaches box.
Judge Memorial vs. Olympus (green). Best of the West
Judge Memorial vs. Olympus (green).

Saturday Sights:

Crowding around the fastest shot tent.
Best of the West Tiger Blood
The fuel of champions
Best of the West Tiger Blood STX Lacrosse Gloves
Got mittens?

Saturday Gearfest:

best of the west crowd
Big crowd here today at the Best of the West!
Pabst Blue Ribbon Head Wrapz
Pabst Blue Ribbon Head Wrapz... saw this in NOLA too!
Pabst Blue Ribbon Head Wrapz Maverik Lacrosse
Maverik Head Wrapz. Sick.
Maverik Lacrosse Head Wrapz Best of the West Lax
A little bit more. Special!
Maverik Lacrosse Head Wrapz Best of the West Lax
Yup. Sweetness.

Saturday Action:

We played Olympus out of SLC at 10am this morning and won 4-2. Offense moved the ball nicely and d middies stepped it up. Out goalie, Craig Patrick, was an absolute wall. (Editor’s Note: giving up 2 goals?  I’d say so!)

Shooting cage at Best of the West
Shot of the shooting cage. Blake Bateman going for 90.
Shooting cage at Best of the West
We've got a lefty!
Shooting cage at Best of the West tweet bishop kelly
A little tweety from BKLax! Nice Win, boys!
Best of the West Lacrosse tournament Las Vegas
Jordan (white) vs. Alta (black)
Best of the West Lacrosse tournament Las Vegas
More Jordan-Alta action as the ladies look on.

Saturday AM (Nice and Early!):

That's dedication. photos right at wake up!
lacrosse tent camp tourney
A little early morning visit to the tent!
fields las vegas sunrise
Can't tell which is prettier: Sunset or rise. Thoughts?
Reebok Lacrosse head houndstooth
I'd totally rock one of these. Reebok Houndstooth.

Friday Photos:

The HS Boys at Best of the West
The Knights are geared up!

 

Pretty as a picture!
A little game action: Green Valley (blue) vs Olympus (white)
Getting some carbs in pre-game!
Getting some carbs in pre-game! LAX DUDES!
pool workout
A little pool workout to keep the legs fresh.

Thursday Photos:

LAS stickers packs!
Sticker packs! Ready to go! We travel prepared.
Burrito
Looks like a tasty burrito.
Bus trip on the road
Rolling on down the road!
tv on the bus
Anchorman was on! Yay!

6 COMMENTS

  1. Nice seeing all the teams in Vegas but we never even broke a sweat.
    We know now that if we were playing up in Div. 1, we’d have at least a challenge in the final.

    Ridge Meadows Burrards, Vancouver
    Champs