Hawks Stay Hot

Hawks stay hot and pull off upset, 97-84. The Dayton Flyers (12-8) flew into Hagan Hall on Hawk Hill to take on the suddenly hot, St. Joe’s Hawks (3-14). For the first time this season, the parents of the players were permitted in the building to help celebrate Senior Night.

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A big first half saw the Hawks soar to a 54-38 lead and seemed to have this one in their back pocket. Dayton fired back with a 19-3 run to get within three points with just over 13 minutes left. Showing their grit, the Hawks answered with a 26-10 run to blow it open.

Two Seniors stepped up with Taylor Funk leading the way with a monster 36 points. Ryan Daly added 25 going 9–19 from the field. Cameron Brown poured in 18 and the steady, Jordan Hall was good for 16.

For the Flyers, Jalen Crutcher paced with 17, with Ibi Watson collecting 16. Balanced scoring with RJ Blackney adding 15 complimented by Zimi Nwokeji and his 13.

Hawks stay hot and pull off upset over the Dayton Flyer.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.