Solid showing to start Fall Pickup

Fall Pick-up at Kell is now in full swing. We had 28 players on the field yesterday, with two goalkeepers and a back-up Hector the Rejector just in case. 

We're continuing these until October 28th -- and have one last free (but donations encouraged) pick-up this month on September 30th. Wives, girlfriends, kids all welcome - we had a handful of kids at the field (plenty of space) yesterday, some fiddle-stixx and goals and balls etc. 

If you are able to make it out next weekend, please bring a gallon of water. There is no hose at the field. 

As a reminder, next edition:

Date/Time:    Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Location:       Carlton J. Kell High School (map below)

Details:          Track Field (BEHIND THE SCHOOL - NOT THE FOOTBALL FIELD)

***Donations welcome to support the program***

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Saturday Lax at Kell Continues

We've extended free Saturday pickup games through the end of September. Optional social festivities will follow at Taco Mac in Woodstock. 

Ladies and kids are always welcome to come hang. The Hogs are looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday. Try to arrive before 10:00 AM so we can get the game rolling on time. 

Date/Time:    Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Location:       Carlton J. Kell High School (map below)

Details:          Track Field 

***Donations welcome to support the program***

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East Cobb Saturday Fall Scrimmages at Kell High School

Friends,

East Cobb is starting up some Fall Scrimmages at Kell, starting this Saturday, and if you play lacrosse you are welcome to attend -- for FREE this weekend. We may even have a ref. These shenanigans will be immediately followed by cold beers and snacks off campus. There will be a cooler with ice for whoever chooses to bring their own (never a bad idea).

Ladies and kids are welcome to come hang. We're looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday.

After this weekend - if you'd like to continue getting a run in, we'd appreciate a $5.00 donation to help pay for the field. Well be running this through October 28th. 

Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Carlton J. Kell High School (map below)                                                               

Details: Track Field

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The Hog Team Store...

Sup Hog Friends-

We're rounding out our team store - this is a permanent part of our site (items are available until inventory is all gone) 

Now we have cotton t-shirts, DriFit Nike t-shirts and some individual 3.5" Hedgehog decals. Shirts arrive on 9/15/17 and are available for pre-order. 

Your Yeti requires a high quality Hog decal too. Or your car. Or mailbox. 

Check it out here.

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Last Summer 2017 Hogs Practice at Kell

Hogs hosted our last practice of the summer this past Sunday at Kell High School. Got some solid line drills in, followed by 6 vs. 6 and short field 7s.

We welcomed a few new players to the club this weekend. Tyler Young (Nichols College) at Attack, Tyler Randolph (Kean University) at Defense and Sumner Gantz (Piedmont College) at Midfield. 

Also gave out our MVP Gnome Trophies to Matt McCarthy, GK (Tourney MVP, Pensacola 2017) and T.J. Smith, Midfield (Defense MVP, Blue Ridge Classic 2017). 

We start back again on Labor Day weekend - be sure to drop us a line if you'd like to play Fall Lacrosse with East Cobb here.

Some pics...

 Sumner doing his thing.

Sumner doing his thing.

 Half of the players in this picture are named Tyler.

Half of the players in this picture are named Tyler.

 The MVPs.

The MVPs.

Hogs place 4th at 2017 Asheville Blue Ridge Classic

Hog Friends-

Very strong showing at the tournament this year - the Hogs went 3-2, losing the semi-final to Greensboro LC to end our trip.  Weather was totally dialed in too. This was our 4th trip to this tournament, the Hogs have become a fixture - so much so that the host, Asheville LC, wants to make our Friday night game a permanent part of the BRC. Best trip to Asheville so far!

Asheville Blue Ridge Classic 2017 MVPs
Tournament MVP: Sky Dupree

Offensive MVP: Julian Taylor
Hon. Mention: Josh Dougherty

Defensive MVP: TJ Smith
Hon. Mention: Matt McCarthy, Chip Matthews

 Sideline snipin' with Chip.

Sideline snipin' with Chip.

 Maybe another uncalled penalty?

Maybe another uncalled penalty?

 Keepers Matt McCarthy and Chip Matthews killed it in the cage.

Keepers Matt McCarthy and Chip Matthews killed it in the cage.

 Not staged at all...

Not staged at all...

 Keeper's worst nightmare... Gerber footsteps.

Keeper's worst nightmare... Gerber footsteps.

 Bigcat getting some props.

Bigcat getting some props.

 TJ Slapshot taking a lap.

TJ Slapshot taking a lap.

 Solid squad with the Mountain.

Solid squad with the Mountain.

Hogs to play in 2017 Blue Ridge Classic

Your trusty Hedgehogs are bringing a well populated roster up to Asheville this month. We have least 20 midfielders, and will be subbing lines in every 30 seconds.  

This is East Cobb's 4th visit to the Blue Ridge Classic, the South's premier Men's Open and Master's tournament - 32 teams on 4 fields. Not quite Placid, but also not in the middle of nowhere. 

The Hogs will be playing in the "B" bracket - "B" stands for Beer. Last year the Hogs placed as a semi-finalist, losing our last game in the Championship to the eventual tournament winner and hosts, Asheville LC. 

Games start on Friday evening, with bracket play over on Saturday. Top two teams from each 4 team group proceed to the Championship on Sunday. We'll be posting updates on our Facebook page. 

Our opponents - lot of folks we've played over the past four years - new folks as well. Hat tip to the "A" bracket folks for some solid team names...

A Division
Howling Hounds
Charlotte LC
Peach Pounders
Fighting Squirrels
Dogwoods
Cinn City Raptors
Banana Hammocks
Thrashers
Locker Room Talk
Dirty Pickles

B Division
Asheville LC
East Cobb
Triad Blackhawks
Jacksonville Juice
Greenville
Charleston Hurricanes
Augusta
Greensboro
Mean Machine
Big Fellas
Columbia Natives
Iron City
6M/Corner Bar
Nashville LC
Savannah
OTS

 Won't be the same without you, Flood

Won't be the same without you, Flood

 Middies waiting... "I wants ta play too"

Middies waiting... "I wants ta play too"

Memorial Day weekend Box Tourney in Nashvegas

Box Lacrosse in Nashville.

The Hogs, led by our favourite Canadian Matt Kristiansen, aka "Da Canada", made it up to Nashville to play the Nashville Ostriches and Oakville (Ont.) Roadwarriors in the Ostriches first "Canada vs. USA" Box Lacrosse Exhibition this past Saturday, May 27th. 

East Cobb played very well - enduring even the sharpest of chirps from Andrew Flood, who may have refereed a game. Hats off to the hosts for a great idea and providing us with some extra players! 

Besides Kristiansen, the other Hogs to make the trip were John McLaughlin, Isaiah Sims, Anthony Winters, Sky Dupree, Jon Watson, Phil Hammock, Andrew Queen, Ian Griffiths and Jared Hinds.

 Sky is thinking about leaving with the Canadians

Sky is thinking about leaving with the Canadians

 "They're wearing pinnies, should we let them play?"

"They're wearing pinnies, should we let them play?"

 Errybody together. And Ian rocking the yellowest yellow helmet ever created. 

Errybody together. And Ian rocking the yellowest yellow helmet ever created. 

Successful 2017 Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta

The Hogs took to the field overnight in pouring rain and played two games, scores not remembered, with an intermission at Taco Mac at midnight. 

East Cobb raised $2,069 for our veterans, while the whole event has stacked up $29,500 so far (still not over...)

Next event is this coming weekend, we'll host a round robin... sticks in a pile, poorly officiated... at Kell.

eastcobbhedgehogs@gmail.com if you're interested, give us a shout. $5 to play.  

 Unis were on point!

Unis were on point!

Hedgehogs to play in 2nd Annual Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta

Aloha.

East Cobb is playing in this weekend's 2nd Annual Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta, held at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Shootout for Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse event benefiting American veterans, with proceeds going to top-rated charities supporting veterans such as the Gary Sinise Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund and Team RWB. 

The Hogs will take the field at 11:00 PM, Saturday, May 20 vs. the Zero Dark :30s and 2:00 AM Sunday vs. the Owls Deep. After the laxcross the squad will probably crash the nearest Waffle House. 

We are very pleased to report that we've more than doubled last year's fundraising, now at over $1,700, and are the fourth highest group in terms of donations this year (so far). Here's our team link if you'd like to donate to this very great cause. Team donation page here.

 Matt will repeat this pose at all our events if you donate.

Matt will repeat this pose at all our events if you donate.