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January, 4, 2013 – 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Open Division Dates Announced 
We are pleased to announce the 2013 dates for the Men’s Open Division at the 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Tournament. This year’s event will take place over three days, July 19, 20, 21st. Just like 2012, the tournament will feature 32 men’s club teams from all around the country. Teams will converge on Incline Village at Lake Tahoe for games, a welcome party, and of course all the great benefits of being a few hundred feet away from Lake Tahoe. To register your men’s open division team in tournament, please download the 2013 Tahoe Tournament Entry Form and submit to the Tournament Director, Curt Wegener, with a $500 deposit. First right of refusal is given to 2012 participants and new teams with deposits submitted by April 1st, 2013 will be added to the schedule. The 2013 Tahoe Women’s Open Division Tournament runs concurrently with the men’s, but is coordinated by Kellie Finn from Lacrosse Fanatic. Click HERE to contact Kellie at Lacrosse Fanatic. For those of you interested in the 2013 Boy’s U-19 Tahoe Tournament, those dates are July 26th, 27th, and 28th and registration information can be found HERE. For more information about the Annual Lake Tahoe Tournaments please contact Curt Wegener.

September 29-30, 2012 – Laxtoberfest Tourney Review – Another Great Weekend of Lacrosse!
The Tahoe Dawgs in conjunction with the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association (TTLA) hosted the 4th Annual Laxtoberfest men’s club lacrosse tournament. Participating teams included Barbary Coast, Palo Alto, Duurty Mike N’ the Boyzz, and the Tahoe Dawgs. As in years past, the first games were held right before the Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley. The games didn’t go so well for the Dawgs, but the weather was great and the Oktoberfest celebration (staffed by the Dawgs and TTLA) was a hit once again that raised funds for youth lacrosse in the Reno/Tahoe area. Thanks to everyone that participated and volunteered. We look forward to putting together a bigger and better event next year.

July, 22 2012 – Tahoe Tourney Review – Dawgs Play Well and Lose Close Games
Day 1
The Tahoe Dawgs are one of the oldest teams competing in the Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament. We mean “oldest” in two ways: existing as a club for a long period of time and comprised of individuals with advanced numerical ages. By reviewing the Dawgs roster (or sideline) one can see that we welcome players born as early as 1961 and as recently as 1993. This arrangement blends a great mixture of lacrosse experiences and introduces younger and older players alike to a wide spectrum of lacrosse flavors transcending labels like “old school” or “lax bro”.
The Dawgs started Friday off with a solid 10-7 victory over the Sin City Sixers out of Las Vegas. The Dawgs controlled much of the game though the scoreboard suggests a tighter game as a few weak goals squeaked in from the Sixer’s midfield late in the second half. Team Tecate emerged victorious in the other group game so the Dawgs and Tecate squared off in the group playoff. The game was played hard and fast and at one point the Dawgs had a 3 goal lead on heavy favorite Tecate. Tecate found some energy in the second half and came back to narrowly escape the Dawgs with a one-goal advantage 8-7.

Day 2
On day two the Dawgs found themselves in the consolation bracket vs NW Nirvana. The Dawgs played this one tight too and wound up with the same result as the Tecate game, a 7-8 loss.

Day 3
Day three saw the Dawgs faceoff against a team they had never played before in the 510 Gibbons squad out of the Bay Area. The game was close in the first half, but the young 510 Gibbons squad pulled out the win.
Even though the Dawgs finished 1-3 at the Tahoe Tourney this year, the team felt good about their level of play and the results of 3 out of 4 of the games. We’re already looking forward to next year!

June 8, 2012 – Dawgs Tahoe Schedule Announced
The Tahoe Dawgs are seeded in Group C for the 2012 Tahoe Tournament with Team Tecate (2011 Dos Equis), Las Vegas, and Halfway Crooks. The Dawgs will square off against Las Vegas at 1pm on Friday, July 20th and then play the winner or loser of the Halfway Crooks/Team Tecate game at 3pm.

June, 2 2012 – Dawgs Partner with Tomaato’s
The Tahoe Dawgs club loves to work with local businesses and friends, so we are proud to announce a new partnership/sponsorship with Tomaato’s located in Incline Village. Tomaato’s specializes in pizza, pasta, and salads and has a great menu with numerous delicious dining options for the whole family. If you’re around North Lake Tahoe and are looking for a great bite, drop in to Tomaato’s and tell them the Dawgs sent ya!

March 10-11, 2012 – Dawgs Go 3-1 at Fresno, Lose in Finals
Tahoe played well with a crew of 15 players at the 2012 Fresno Lacrosse Festival. The trip started with an enjoyable ride to Fresno in a team-first, 15-passenger van, within which the Dawgs players were treated to bottle service and numerous cold beverages. A night of stimulating conversation led to the team docking their weary heads early in the morning of day 1 of the tournament. A few hours later the team took the field against a squad from Santa Barbara and came out on top. The second game put the Dawgs against UCM from Merced. Tahoe grabbed another victory, though the game was a bit closer due to some solid play from the young club squad. Later that night, after chardonnay milk shots, 151, and a fine dinner at the Elbow Room (Jerry!), the Dawgs continued the party outside of the Basin confines in the city of Fresno. An early game against Palo Alto forced the Dawgs to return to the hotel, but luckily Bill stayed up all night planning his attack. It worked because he had a four goal game and led Tahoe to a victory over the Ducks putting the Dawgs in the finals where things were stupid. As the header mentions, the Dawgs did not win the tournament. All you need to know: Curt was a champ in goal and Crantinimus Maximus scored goals with dog ears on.

Feburary 19, 2012 – Dawgs Hold Off Wolfpack in Pre-Season Scrimmages
The Tahoe Dawgs faced off against the Nevada Wolfpack Club January 28th and February 19th. Tahoe used the games as tune-ups for the upcoming Fresno Lacrosse Tournament. Thanks to everyone for participating!

October 2, 2011 – Dawgs go 2-1 at Laxtoberfest
The Tahoe Dawgs took home victories against the Palo Alto Ducks and the Nevada Wolfpack Club over the weekend. Unfortunately, the team also dropped a lop-sided loss to Chico Republic, but we’d been drinking and Chico was young and fast. Whatever. Check out a Tourney recap article by the Crantini himself on Thanks to everyone who travelled up, volunteered, and participated. The youth of the Reno/Tahoe area will benefit from your time.

Your 2011 Tahoe Dawgs!

July, 31 2011 – Tahoe Dawgs Come up Short at Tahoe
Day 1
The Tahoe Dawgs had high hopes for the Annual Lake Tahoe Tournament this year, but sub-par second half performances in 3 out of 4 games left the Dawgs humbled. The Dawgs started off on the right foot versus the Woozles club scoring a few quick goals to take a short-lived lead, eventually going into halftime tied 5-5. The Woozles had a strong second half and kept the Dawgs from setting up on offense for most of the second half. The Woozles wound up shutting out the Dawgs and took a 9-5 victory over the home team.
Because of the loss, the Dawgs faced off against Bay Flow who had lost to Mountain Top in their opening game. The Dawgs were warmed up, and ready for a contest after falling to the Woozles. Tahoe controlled much of the game with physical play and dominance on ground balls and took a 2 goal lead into halftime. Strong defensive play in the second half kept Bay Flow in check, though they managed to squeeze a few by Dawgs goalie, Ken Buck. The Dawgs stayed strong and managed to possess and score and ended up with a 9-7 victory.
Day 2
The second day of the tournament for the Dawgs was characterized by beers, jello shots, more beers, and then a game against familiar opponent, the Palo Alto Ducks. The Ducks appeared younger and faster than their previous incarnations, and the (somewhat) inebriated Tahoe team may have overlooked this talented squad. As always, the Dawgs dominated the physical side of things and had a strong first half, but the teams traded goals back and forth through the end of regulation, which ended in an 8-8 tie. A rather long and painful overtime saw the teams go back and forth (again) possessing the ball until, finally, Palo Alto broke the tie by sinking the golden goal about five minutes into OT.
Day 3
On the last day of the 21st Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse tournament, the Tahoe Dawgs drew an early game against another local opponent: Sacramento. The Dawgs were short on subs and managed to put together a reasonable, but low scoring first half of lacrosse. For some reason the team could not produce on their offensive possessions and was unable to answer the Sacramento goals. The Dawgs went into halftime down two goals 2-4. The second half was not much better as the Dawgs sorely missed legs from the previous days. Sacramento scored 3 more goals to the Dawgs 2 and Tahoe was unable to come back. For the first time since 2009 the Tahoe Dawgs left Tahoe under .500 which was a disappointing result for the team.
On the bright side, the second tournament expansion in as many years went well and for 21 years the Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament has been the west coast’s top high elevation tournament.

July 21, 2011 – Dawgs Ready for Tahoe
The Tahoe Dawgs are the #3 seed in Group E of the 2011 Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament. Group E also includes Mountain Top (1) Woozles (2) and Bay Flow (4). The Dawgs will face off against the Woozles on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm on the Village Green fields with the winner of that game advancing to the Group E “finals” later Friday afternoon against either Bay Flow or Mountain Top. The rest of the schedule is TBD. The Dawgs have been practicing regularly and hope to make the most of our “home field advantage”. The team will be fielding a 29 player roster that includes the best of the local men’s club, a few University of Nevada players, and a top high school select team player. This year’s team will be without midfielders Danny Rotter and Terry Schrecker who will be out with family commitments and injury, respectively.

April 24, 2011 – Men’s Open Division at Tahoe Tourney Expands to 28
After a successful expansion from 16 teams to 24 teams in 2010, Curt Wegener and the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association have announced that the men’s side of the 2011 Tahoe Tournament will host 28 teams. Field space will once again be split between the Village Green Fields and Incline Village High School. Teams participating in this year’s event include: Tahoe Dawgs, Mountain Top, Central CA, Marin, Olympic Club, West Sunset, Scallywags, Bay Flow (formerly Desert Storm), Woozles, Dub C, Presidio, Chico Republic, Sacramento, Old Gaels, Golden Gate, NW Nirvana, Palo Alto, Tribe, Big Foot, Ranier, Rainbow slUTs (formerly Bearded Clams), Clif Bar ,San Diego Tropics, 510 Gibbons, Big Blue, Team Dos Equis, Regulators, and Super Stache Brothers. Tournament dates are July 22-24.

March, 6 2011 – Tahoe Dawgs Win 2011 Fresno Tournament
The Tahoe Dawgs started the 2011 Fresno Lacrosse Festival with two Saturday games against new programs with little tournament experience. In the first game the Dawgs met the Ibero Lobos Club from Mexico City. This was the first international game for many of the Dawgs players – it was quite a trip hearing Spanish from the players and the opposite bench. The game turned into more of a practice session for and ended in a 12-0 shutout. The next opponent for Tahoe was the Cal Maritime Academy Club out of Vallejo. The Dawgs eased off the pedal in this one too and cruised to a 14-1 victory. Early Sunday morning the Dawgs met tournament hosts Central California. The Dawgs possessed for much of the game and defeated the Fresno home team securing a spot in the championship game. For the championship, the Dawgs faced off against a very familiar opponent in Chico. The two rival teams played a tough, physical game but the Dawgs repeatedly found the net after long possessions that wore down the Chico defense. The Dawgs claimed a victory over Chico and a grabbed a tournament trophy for a weekend of hustle and tomfoolery. Thanks to everyone who travelled to Fresno and thanks to Central CA for putting it all together. Game notes: The Tahoe Dawgs remain undefeated vs. Fresno/Central CA teams. Curt Wegener was voted Tahoe Dawgs MVP for the second year in a row at Fresno. Frank scored a goal. Cody would like a Crantini.

February 26, 2011 – Why we love Tahoe! (28.6 feet)

February 5, 2011 – Tahoe Dawgs Scrimmage the Wolfpack
The Tahoe Dawgs squeezed out a victory against a young and talented Nevada team 6-2 in an NCAA-rules scrimmage under the lights in Reno. Thanks to the UNR coaches, players, and fans for hosting the game. Go Pack!

January 17, 2011 – Tahoe Dawgs Join Facebook
Check out some new pics and event updates only available on our Facebook page!

January 10, 2011 – 2011 Schedule Released
The tentative 2011 schedule is up on the schedule page!

January 3, 2011 – Happy New Year!
The Tahoe Dawgs are looking forward to a great 2011 with the addition of a few new faces to the team.

October 2, 2010 – Sie sollten bei Oktoberfest dieses Jahr gewesen sein!
Es war das Ende von Oktoberfest dieses Jahr regnerisches nahes, aber das Lacrosseturnier war Spaß!The Dawgs played two games in the 2nd Annual Laxtoberfest Tournament. The first game pitted the Dawgs against a young, but talented, club team from the University of Nevada. Both teams played hard, yet the Dawgs prevailed by controlling the pace of the game and playing stingy defense. Goalie Curt Wegener and a solid line of poles allowed a single goal on broken coverage near the middle of the second half. The second game of for the Dawgs was played against a familiar opponent in the Palo Alto Ducks. The game was evenly matched with both sides trading goals throughout the game until the Ducks secured a 3 goal lead at the end of the second half. The Dawgs players and TTLA members staffed the Oktoberfest event at Squaw Valley after the games for the 4th straight year. Overall, a very successful event and because of the success and participation we have secured the venue for 2011. Hope to see you there next year!

July 23-25, 2010 – Dawgs Finish 2-2 at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament
The Tahoe Dawgs lost their first 2 games of the 2010 campaign to West Sunset and the San Diego Tropics on day 1. The team rebounded with wins over Central California and Chico on days 2 and 3, respectively.

July 10, 2010 – Santa Cruz Hops and Barley Tourney
The Tahoe Dawgs finished 2-0 at the Santa Cruz Hops and Barley Tournament with wins over Palo Alto and Santa Cruz. It was a good day for lacrosse and a great environment consisting of live music and 20 local brewery sample tents. Thanks to the Humboldt guys for making the trip down to play and to the Santa Cruz guys for hooking up the tourney.

April 22, 2010 – Tahoe Tournament Expansion Announcement
After many years of toying with the idea of expansion, the forces behind the Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament have secured additional field space and will be expanding the tournament to fit eight additional men’s open division teams for the July 2010 event. The expansion has been on the back burner for the last few years, but with increased registration and deposit submissions the tournament director, Curt Wegener, was looking to get teams off the tournament waiting list and on to the field. In an exuberant text Curt exclaimed, “…Tahoe’s up to 24 teams. Help!” Though the expansion requires added logistical preparation, it is not a major hurdle with the support of volunteers from the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association (TTLA) who have signed on to staff the additional field space located 1.2 miles north of the Village Green Playing fields at Incline High School.

The men’s open division tournament is the foundation of a tournament cluster running from July 16-25th in Incline Village on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe Lacrosse and the TTLA will once again host a boys U-19 lacrosse tournament July 17-18 and an eight team women’s open tournament will also run consecutively with the men’s tournament July 23-25th. Men’s teams will now be seeded into 6 groups. Top teams from each group will advance to the playoffs and remaining teams will square off in the consolation bracket. For more information about the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament please visit the norcallacrosse page.

March 6-7, 2010 – Dawgs Place 3rd
The Tahoe Dawgs made their 2nd consecutive appearance at the Annual Fresno Lacrosse Festival. The team came roaring out of the gates on a humid, overcast Saturday morning with a 19-1 victory over tournament host team Fresno/Central California. Following a few “intermission” refreshments the team dispatched the spry, young San Diego Kings by a 10-goal-margin scoring 14 goals. On the 2nd day of the tourney the team faced a common, and also undefeated, opponent in the Chico Fat Catz. The contest began with Chico scoring two early goals. The Dawgs answered with a few and went into halftime trailing 2-4. The second half proved to be a back and forth battle and Chico maintained a narrow one goal lead for the last part of the 2nd and escaped with a 6-5 victory. After their lone defeat, the Dawgs faced another common opponent in the 3rd place game, the Palo Alto Ducks, who the Dawgs took out 9-1. Curt Wegener was by far the all-star for the Dawgs only letting in 12 goals (at least ½ in man-down situations) over four games allowing the team to achieve a +35 goal differential, probably the best recent tournament performance. He also stopped a shot by stepping on it – rarely seen. Everyone played solid and let cooler heads prevail. Thanks to the tournament hosts and everyone involved.

This year was the 1st Annual Laxtoberfest Lacrosse Tournament hosted by the Tahoe Dawgs and the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association (TTLA). The inagural tournament welcomed the Palo Alto Ducks and a team from Chico, both of whom the Dawgs played before staffing the Squaw Valley Oktoberfest in the Olympic Village. The first game against Chico Republic went well for the Dawgs who were beat by Chico earlier in the year at Fresno. The teams both played well, but a second half deluge of goals fueled by attackmen Cody Hart and Adam Gift put the Dawgs in the driver’s seat for an 8-5 victory. The second game of the morning put the Dawgs up against a familiar opponent, the Palo Alto Ducks. The Dawgs had lost to Palo Alto earlier in the year by two goals at the Sacramento Tournament and were looking to equalize their record. The game opened up strong for the Dawgs with two unanswered goals on crisp passing and shooting, but Tahoe soon fell behind and went into halftime down a goal 4-5. The second half was played in a similar back and forth fashion with Palo Alto establishing a narrow lead near the end of the 2nd half. The Dawgs could not recover, though they almost did, and dropped another loss to the Ducks 5-7. Curt Wegener had a strong performance in goal and FOGO Eric Peacock dominated faceoffs in both games. Thanks to all involved!

July 24 2009 – Tahoe Tourney
The Dawgs opened up the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament against a very strong and fast West Sunset team. West Sunset roared out of the gates with a series of quick goals and never looked back. The Dawgs tallied 3 goals in the losing effort, but gained some solace later in the tournament when West Sunset made the Finals.

July 25 2009 – Tahoe Tourney
The Dawgs started the day with a fast-paced game against the Rocky Mountain Oysters. The Oysters scored first, but the Dawgs answered the call in the first half and went into halftime tied 3-3. The Dawgs played hard though their efforts were only rewarded with 2 goals in the second half. The team struggled with faceoffs and did not possess the ball as much as they would have liked. The Dawgs fell to the Oysters by a count of 5-10.

In their second game of the day, the Dawgs faced off against the Streets of London team (this year with the creatively recycled name the Sacramento Tropics). The Dawgs scored early and often and took their second consecutive win against the Sacramento team in the last month. Curt Wegener played strong in goal in the first half and John Brusoe followed up with a solid second half performance. The hits were hard and the big difference in this game compared to earlier games was the Dawgs hustle for ground balls and physical play.

July 26 2009 – Tahoe Tourney
The Maroon and White rounded out the 2009 Tahoe Tourney with a consolation game against NW Nirvana. The Dawgs came out hot scoring three unanswered goals before NWN tagged their first of the game. The Dawgs played hard and possessed the ball taking a 5-4 lead into halftime. Both teams played a great second half that left the score knotted at 9-9 at the end of regulation. A short overtime period was played where the Dawgs squandered three open looks at the cage to be defeated by a bad endline call and a top-shelf laser from NWN in transition to end the game 10-9 OT.

June 21 2009 – Sponsor Exposure
Tahoe Dawgs mentioned in a Reno Gazette Journal article about team sponsor Buckbean Brewery!

June 19-20, 2009 – Representing in Park City!
The Dawgs sent some team representatives on a trip East across I-80 to Park City, UT to participate in the 2009 Ski-Town Shootout. The Dawgs players ran with friend of the team and sponsor Tribal West Lacrosse and produced for TW by accounting for half of the teams scoring and some fine netminding on the first two days of play. Besides the inclement weather the men’s club portion of the tournament was well hosted and we’d like to thank Fish and all the other individuals and players involved.

March 7-8, 2009
The Dawgs travelled to Fresno, CA to play 4 games against California based club teams. Tahoe played well considering the low number of subs present for the games on the first day. The only loss the Dawgs suffered was against a team from Chico that jumped out to a 4 goal lead early and then ran away (literally) to a 7-1 final. The Dawgs handled the remainder of their opponents without much trouble. Check out the 2009 Schedule for details.

July 27, 2008
In typical Dawgs fashion the team rounded out the last day in the consolation bracket against OG (Old Gaels, CA). As usual, it was a game filled with soreness and hangovers and this year did not disappoint as the Dawgs pulled out a 10-4 victory (this has been the same result for at least 3 years running on the last day of the tournament). Once again the Dawgs finished the Tahoe Tourney at 1-3 with an overall 3-4 record against out-of-state opponents for the summer of 2008.

July 26, 2008
Just after noon on Saturday the Dawgs faced NW Nirvana (CA) and lost 8-5 in a close battle against some young, fast college kids. Unaware that this is BUSH LEAGUE, NW Nirvana actually had a coach and ran drills before the game… perhaps they will know better for next year!?!
The next game of the day was a rematch between the Dawgs and the PA Ducks. The Dawgs had bested PA by one goal a few weeks earlier, but the Dawgs team looked much different for the game today. Both teams played well with PA scraping together a few unanswered goals in the second half. The final score was 9-6 in the Ducks favor, leaving the 2008 contests between the two clubs tied 1-1.

July 25, 2008
The Dawgs opened up their 2008 tournament against Bigfoot (OR) for the second year in a row. The game started out well with both teams scoring early. The halftime score was 6-3 in Bigfoot’s favor. The second half did not treat the Dawgs well. The team could not possess on offense and the team defense was beat repeatedly by fast, accurate Bigfoot passing. The final score was 12-4 in favor of Bigfoot.

July 14, 2008
The Dawgs grouped up at an unprecedented 6 am to travel to a pre-Tahoe mini tournament hosted this past weekend in Palo Alto, CA. The one day “warm-up” tournament was graciously hosted by the Palo Alto Ducks at Greer Park. The weather was warm with some humidity, and the playing surface was grass, a good change from the rubber “in-fill” turf the Dawgs usually play on. The first game started at 11 am after a few morning beers and pitted the Dawgs against Central California, a club representing the Fresno area. The Dawgs came away with an 11-4 victory in their first game outside of Incline Village, NV in years.
In their second game of the day the Dawgs faced Streets of London (SOL) out of the Sacramento area. The game was hard fought and the scoring went back and forth until SOL pulled away at the end of the second half. The Dawgs had a difficult time controlling faceoffs vs. SOL leaving goalie John Brusoe with more close range, one on one shots than anyone would care for. The final score was 12-14 in SOL’s favor.
Before the libations and grub the Dawgs faced the tournament hosts, the Palo Alto Ducks. This was another hard fought game that went back and forth through both halves. The Dawgs possessed well near the end of the game to hang on for a one goal, 10-9 victory.
Overall, the Dawgs played well with the ~17 members of the team who had been practicing together since May. Thanks to the PA Ducks for the tourney, beers and food and to all the others involved…