Hayward High School – With the varsity cross country teams taking the weekend off from competition, the Frosh/Soph and JV teams stepped up to represent O’Dowd in two meets this past week. With a grueling schedule of two races in three days, many younger members were moved up a level to get valuable experience and [...]
Two of the world’s most accomplished lacrosse players, Native American brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson, will be hosting lacrosse clinics at Bishop O’Dowd High School Oct. 25-26.
The first co-winners of Lacrosse’s Heisman Trophy, called the Tewaaraton Award, the brothers are stars of the Iroquois Nation’s Lacrosse team that won a bronze medal this past summer in the World Games.
Lacrosse is originally a native American sport, with its roots traceable to the 6 Nations of the Iroquois (Mohawk, Onandaga, Seneca, Oneida, Tuscarora, Cayuga) before European contact. The Thompsons grew up playing lacrosse on the Onandaga Nation reservation in upstate New York. Lyle, Miles, and a cousin, Ty, were all All-Americans at the University of Albany, and another brother, Jeremy, played at Syracuse.
The clinics were organized by O’Dowd parent Peter Fierioli, with help from Associate Athletic Director Carlos Arriaga and Head Men’s Varsity Lacrosse Coach Joe Rabinowitz
“This is a pretty remarkable event for the Northern California lacrosse community,” Assistant Men’s Varsity Lacrosse Coach Ben Sparks ’87 said.
Details: Saturday, Oct. 25 clinic – youth players 11 a.m., high school players 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 clinic – all ages, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $150 each or $200 to attend both days. Watching from the stands is also encouraged.
A screening of the movie The Medicine Game, which details the lacrosse journey of Jerome “Hiana” and Jeremy Thompson, will take place on Saturday night at a location to be determined.
Hidden Valley Park, Martinez – The Bishop O’Dowd Cross Country team opened their season with team victories on both the boys and girls sides at the Ed Sias Invitational this past Saturday, September 13th.
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But Rabb knows that all eyes are on him.
“I just want to set a good example,” explained Rabb.
His Coach Lou Richie told KTVU that Rabb is a unique student and player.
“We’ve never had a young man like Ivan in the program,” said Richie.
Ivan Rabb is ranked by ESPN as one of the top high school draft picks in the country, but Richie says the ranking doesn’t tell the whole story.
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