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Six Nations finds a fan in ‘Webster’

Manny Lewis took in a round of golf in Victoria but is up close and personal with the Six Nations Chiefs.
Manny Lewis took in a round of golf in Victoria but is up close and personal with the Six Nations Chiefs.

Manny Lewis is in Victoria enjoying the Mann Cup as part of Six Nations Chiefs’ owner Ken Hill’s entourage. You more likely remember him as Emmanuel Lewis. Even more likely is that you remember him simply as Webster, from his title role in the 1980s sitcom in which he played the adopted son of linebacker Alex Karras. Yep, Webster’s in the house. Lewis says he met Hill years ago in Atlanta, where Lewis went to university. He isn’t thoroughly familiar with the game. “It’s not a sport that I grew up on, but it’s very interesting,” Lewis said. “The sport of lacrosse is very interesting, it being created by the First Nations people. I thought that was very interesting in itself.” READ MORE »


ILIndoor Photo Showcase: Tim Prothero

Zack Higgins celebrates with Mark Matthews after defeating the Orangeville Northmen in the Ontario Jr. A final. They would go on to win the 2011 Minto Cup. I like this picture because I think this was a 'coming out' for Zack. He has really developed into an outstanding goalie. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Zack Higgins celebrates with Mark Matthews after defeating the Orangeville Northmen in the Ontario Jr. A final. They would go on to win the 2011 Minto Cup. I like this picture because I think this was a 'coming out' for Zack. He has really developed into an outstanding goalie. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Tim Prothero. READ MORE »


ILIndoor Photo Showcase: Steve Kojima

What's that saying about a picture being worth a thousand words? Check out Steve Kojima's favorites from the 2009 Mann Cup between Brampton and New West. (Photo: Steve Kojima)
What's that saying about a picture being worth a thousand words? Check out Steve Kojima's favorites from the 2009 Mann Cup between Brampton and New West. (Photo: Steve Kojima)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Steve Kojima, who normally does more writing for ILIndoor than he does shooting. But the 2009 Mann Cup proved to provide a lot of fantastic photo opportunities. READ MORE »


ILIndoor Photo Showcase: Richard Olson

This brotherly battle between the Sniders is one of Richard Olson's favorite photos, among others. (Photo: Richard Olson)
This brotherly battle between the Sniders is one of Richard Olson's favorite photos, among others. (Photo: Richard Olson)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Richard Olson. READ MORE »


Photo Showcase: Brad Watson

This is one of Brad Watson's favorite photos as official photographer for the Riggers. (Photo: Brad Watson)
This is one of Brad Watson's favorite photos as official photographer for the Riggers. (Photo: Brad Watson)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Brad Watson. READ MORE »


Photo Showcase: Dan Brodie

Why does photographer Dan Brodie like this photo of Geoff Snider? Read more after the jump. (Photo: Dan Brodie)
Why does photographer Dan Brodie like this photo of Geoff Snider? Read more after the jump. (Photo: Dan Brodie)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. And even beyond the circuits we just mentioned, there’s plenty of junior lacrosse to keep us working in a sport that’s pretty much year round. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. The showcase continues today with the work of Dan Brodie. READ MORE »


Photo showcase: Graig Abel

Photographer Graig Abel says this is one of his favorite shots, among others you can see after the jump. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Photographer Graig Abel says this is one of his favorite shots, among others you can see after the jump. (Photo: Graig Abel)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. And even beyond the circuits we just mentioned, there’s plenty of junior lacrosse to keep us working in a sport that’s pretty much year round. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. READ MORE »


Photo showcase: Dave Fryer

Photographer Dave Fryer says this is one of his favorite pictures. Find out why. (Photo: Dave Fryer)
Photographer Dave Fryer says this is one of his favorite pictures. Find out why. (Photo: Dave Fryer)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. And even beyond the circuits we just mentioned, there’s plenty of junior lacrosse to keep us working in a sport that’s pretty much year round. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor today kicks off a weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen. READ MORE »


ILIndoor’s Stephen Stamp honored by NLL

Stephen Stamp (Photo: Graig Abel)
Stephen Stamp (Photo: Graig Abel)

ILIndoor.com’s Stephen Stamp has been named winner of The Tom Borrelli Award, presented annually by the National Lacrosse League to the league’s Media Person of the Year. Stamp, co-editor at ILIndoor for the past 2 years, also hosted the Boxla Beat radio show and has done announcing work at the NLL entry draft. “You never expect to win something like this, so it’s a real surprise and honour to be recognized for the coverage that I give the game and the league,” said Stamp. “I decided 8 years ago that I wanted a change in my life, to go in a new direction. While I was trying to figure out what I would do, a friend asked what I’d always wanted to do. My answer was instantaneous: be a sports writer/announcer.” READ MORE »


Guest Columnist: Chris Smith says Toronto may be the City of Champions in 2013

TorontoSkyline.ca
TorontoSkyline.ca

Editors Note: Today we have a special treat for you, especially if you bleed the Blue and White emblematic of Canada’s largest city. From out of the blue (and white), IL Indoor received the following column from Chris Smith, of the Toronto Smiths. Okay, we’re having a little fun, but this is a fun column. It’s also an interesting take on the resurgence of athletic success in Ontario’s capital, something that has been in short supply outside of Rock circles for quite a while. Enjoy.

The 2012 Argos may have kicked off a change in Canada’s largest city when they won the top prize in Canadian Football, the  103 year old Grey Cup. It was only the second championship for the team in 15 years, after a period of perennial powerhouses claiming the cup. Without even leaving the same building, the Toronto Blue Jays are set to be a powerhouse this summer after as series of surprise moves in the off-season have made them significantly better. Fans are more excited about the ball club this year than at any time since Joe Carter was instructed to touch ‘em all because he’ll never have a bigger moment. Even the Leafs might make the playoffs, however the Surgeon General is warning against the adverse health effects of Leaf Nation holding their collective breath on Lord Stanley being paraded down Yonge St. READ MORE »