Knights Survive Overtime Thriller

After a disappointing loss to the Boise Braves on Wednesday, the Bishop Kelly Knights (1-1, 2-3) looked to bounce back against the Centennial Patriots (0-2, 3-5) in their first home game of the season. Despite multiple comebacks and stellar late game face-offs, the Knights were able to accomplish their goal and survived a determined and talented Centennial team.

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Where the Knights seemed to struggle on Wednesday, it was clear they were hungry and ready to regain any lost ground on Saturday. In the first quarter, BK started the scoring off within the first minute on an unassisted goal by Jared Dolby (Sr, M), then fired away two more goals a few minutes later on shots from John Alder (Sr, A) and Ben Shalz (Sr, A) to take a 3-1 lead through the 1st quarter. This lead would be short-lived though and the Patriots tied the game up 5-5 going into the second half.

After a pretty quiet third quarter with goals by Alder and Shalz to take a 7-5 lead, the flood gates would open up for both teams in the fourth quarter. In total, ten goals were scored in the final 12 minutes of regulation (Cooper Feeney (Jr, M), Scott Ketlinski (So, M), Alder, and Shalz); the last coming in the final 65 seconds of the game by Centennial to tie the score at 11 and send it to overtime.

With Centennial gaining momentum through the entire fourth quarter, it made the final goal only that much harder to capture. After an unsuccessful possession by each team, Ryan Frechette (So, A) came up with the most important ground ball and clear of the day after being caught on the defensive side of the field. Once settled on the offensive end, Frechette would then seal the win for the Knights off a feed from Robbie Rehboltz (Sr, M).


Defensively, Bishop Kelly was led by a standout performance in goal from Luke Kempers (So, G), saving 21 shots, many of which came right on the doorstep. Offensively, the Knights’ attack unit came to play, tallying nine of the team’s total 12 points, thanks to a four-goal performance by both Alder and Shalz,  and the overtime winner by Frechette. Not to be left out of the equation, Bishop Kelly’s midfield tallied 27 of the team’s 42 totals groundballs and seven of the team’s nine assists in the game.

The Knights now set their sights on the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies (2-0, 4-2), who are riding a four-game win streak and two dominant league wins. BK will face the Grizzlies this Wednesday at Rocky Mountain High School at 6:30 PM.

Go Knights!

Games this week
Junior Varsity:
Bishop Kelly vs Rocky Mountain – 4/7 @ 6:30 PM at BKHS
Bishop Kelly @ Rocky Mountain – 4/9 @ 6:00 PM at Heritage MS
Bishop Kelly @ Capital – 4/11 @ 10:30 AM at Riverglen Junior HS

Bishop Kelly @ Rocky Mountain – 4/8 @ 6:30 PM at RMHS
Bishop Kelly vs American Falls (UT) – 4/11 @ 1:00 PM at BKHS

Knights Come Up Short in 2nd Half Comeback

Following a very productive trip to Las Vegas, the Bishop Kelly Knights (0-1, 1-3) felt ready going into their first IHSLL game against the Boise Braves (1-0, 2-1).

From the first whistle though, Boise looked motivated and prepared to beat Bishop Kelly for the first time since 2011.  The Braves would strike first and then again three more times to take a commanding 4-0 lead.  While the battle at the face-off X gave BK every opportunity to stay even with the Braves, their nerves would not be so kind.

Soon enough though, the Knights would get their first strike of the evening with a goal late in the second quarter on a feed from Henry Liao (Sr, M) to Ben Shalz (Sr, A).  Boise would be quick to respond and took a 5-1 lead going into the second half.

Bishop Kelly Knights Lacrosse

After some regrouping at halftime, Bishop Kelly came out firing in the third quarter, closing the deficit to one goal thanks to goals by Jared Dolby (Sr, M), Ryan Frechette (So, A), Cole Anchustegui (Jr, A), and John Alder (Sr, A).  Boise would not be so quick to let the Knights catch up though, and tightened up the defensive ranks in the fourth quarter. Despite two fourth quarter goals by Cooper Feeney (Jr, M) and Robbie Rehboltz (Sr, M), the Braves were able to survive a last minute barrage of shots and hold on strong to finish the game up 8-7, giving Bishop Kelly their first league loss of the season.

Henry Liao (Sr, M) led the Knights with nine (9) ground balls on the game. Alder, Anchustegui, Shalz, Rehboltz, Dolby, Feeney, and Frechette each scored a goal, with assists coming from Alder, Anchustegui, Shalz, and Liao. Defensively, the Knights were led by a shutdown performance from Nathan Miller (Sr, D) and four groundballs each from Harrison Montgomery (Sr, D) and Austin Schaecher (Sr, D).

The Knights will look to bounce back this Saturday, when they host the Centennial Patriots (0-1, 3-4) for their first home game of the season. The game will take place at 1:30 PM at Bishop Kelly HS – Go Knights!

JV: Bishop Kelly vs. Centennial – 4/4 @ 10:30 AM at BKHS
Varsity: Bishop Kelly vs. Centennial – 4/4 @ 1:30 PM at BKHS

BK Lacrosse Seeking New JV Coaches!

With the 2015 season drawing ever nearer, we would like to open up our Junior Varsity Coaching search to any and all applicants! We currently have a very exciting season set up for the Knights, with potentially our largest program in recent history, a very challenging preseason trip to Las Vegas, and the inaugural season of the IHSLL – this will be a memorable one for the Bishop Kelly lacrosse program.

If you are interested in joining the Bishop Kelly family, please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected].

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Freshen Up on the 2015 Rule Changes!

The season will be here before we know it! Make sure you come in prepared and aware of the new rule changes for the 2015 season.

Thanks to some very dedicated officials, we have a great resource of all the changes for the upcoming season. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to your coach!

Courtesy of, see the full article here

2015 Resources

As per the NFHS website, the following article details the planned 2015 Rule Changes for Boy’s Lacrosse.
We expect to use these for the Fall 2014 league.

NOTE: There were originally shooting strings restrictions in the 2015 Rule Changes, but these have been DELAYED until 2016.

Restarts by the defensive team no longer will be required to take place outside the goal area in high school boys lacrosse, so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier.

This revision in Rule 4-22 was one of 11 changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

On a violation by the offensive team where the defensive team is to be awarded the ball, the defensive team no longer has to restart play outside the goal area. With this revision, the defensive team could now restart play from the goal area or in the crease.

“This change will allow the defense to restart play more quickly and will keep the game moving,” said Kent Summers, director of performing arts and sports and liaison to the rules committee. “It also addresses risk minimization by maintaining the requirement for all players to be at least 5 yards from the ball carrier on the restart.”

Other changes concerned with minimizing the risk of injury include Rules 1-7-3 and 2-1-3. In Rule 1-7-3 concerning the crosse, any strings or leathers will be limited to a hanging length of 2 inches. In addition, any additional strings or laces (e.g., shooting strings, V channels) must be located within 4 inches of the top of the crosse. No more than one side-wall string on each side is allowed.

“This revision will allow the ball to become dislodged more easily, thus reducing the risk of slashes and cross-checks used to dislodge the ball,” Summers said. “This rules change will create more active play and improve passing.”

With a revision in Rule 2-1-3, a game no longer can be continued if a team has fewer than seven on-field players because of lack of available players, injuries, penalties, etc. The result of the game shall be determined by the state association or appropriate sponsoring authority.

Another change approved by the Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee involved the duties and authority of the Chief Bench Official (CBO). Rule 2-7-2 now states that the CBO “shall supervise and have complete jurisdiction over the timekeeper, penalty timekeepers, scorers, coaches, substitutes and any other persons within the bench areas, the special substitution area and the penalty box.”

This rule also will now include the procedure for the CBO to call violations and apply appropriate penalties, as well as how to inform the on-field officials when violations occur.

Following are other changes approved by the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee (rule references are from the 2014 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book).

  • Rule 1-6-2: Added the following procedure to check to make sure the ball can easily roll out of the head of the crosse – “ . . . With the ball in the crosse, horizontal to the ground at the deepest point of the pocket, tip the crosse forward 90 degrees to ensure that the ball rolls out of the top end of the head.”

  • Rule 2-10-1: Balls on the bench side are needed only at the table and not along the sideline.

  • Rule 3-1-2: More clearly defined when the running clock begins in those games where the score differential reaches 12 goals or more.

  • Rule 5-5: A player using a crosse found to be illegal for not meeting any required specification other than a deep pocket will receive a three-minute non-releasable penalty (except hanging string length and end caps as in Rule 1-7-3). Also, any crosse ruled illegal and resulting in a three-minute penalty will remain in the table area for the remainder of the game.

  • Rule 6-4: Added “with his feet no wider than shoulder-width apart” to the section on illegal offensive screening.

  • Rule 6-5-2e: The 30-second penalty has been erased in situations when a goal is scored by the opponent.

  • Rule 6-5-2w: “Take a dive or feigning a slash to the head or body in order to deceive the official and draw a penalty” was added to the examples of illegal procedure.

Koehl Honored with Distinguished Student Award

Grant Koehl, Senior LSM, was recently honored by local news station KTVB with the Distinguished Student Award for his off-field achievements, including a 4.0 GPA, six AP classes, more than 500 hours of community service, and his efforts with the student non-profit group, One Stone. Check out the video below!

Congratulations Grant! Can’t wait to see you back on the field in the Spring.

Oliver Honored as Student-Athlete of the Year has announced the winners of their inaugural Student-Athlete of the Year Awards and Knight’s goalie, Cole Oliver was selected as the 4A Student-Athlete of the Year!


Congratulations Cole! Check out the full article at

Five Knights Awarded All-Conference Honors

The 2014 TVLL D1 All-Conference Honors have been announced and five Knights have made the list! Congratulations to these fine gentlemen on their handwork and dedication throughout the season.

Dom Fery

Honorable Mention – Defense

Conor Marcus

1st Team – Defense

Matt Mello

1st Team – Midfield

Cole Oliver

1st Team – Goalie

David Troyer

2nd Team – Attack

See the full list of TVLL All-Conference honors at


2014 Bishop Kelly Lacrosse Camp

We are very excited to announce the dates of our 2014 Bishop Kelly Boys’ Lacrosse Camp! This year’s camp will run from Monday, July 21st through Wednesday, July 23rd at Bishop Kelly High School.

Camp will be split up into two divisions: Knights and Junior Knights.


  • Boys who have completed grades 7-11
  • 9 am – 3:30 pm (lunch is provided)
  • $150
  • Includes reversible jersey

Junior Knights

  • Boys who have completed grades 3-6
  • 9 am – 12 pm
  • $75
  • Includes reversible jersey

All campers are welcome, from the most advanced players in the Valley, to those just starting out in the sport. BK’s dedicated coaching staff and some of the best Bishop Kelly Alumni will be teaching everything from the fundamentals of the game, to high level skills and techniques that will allow each player to advance their game to the next level.

Click on the image below for the registration form. The registration deadline for both camps is Wednesday, June 25th, however, late registrations will be accepted if we have openings.

See you soon!

Bishop Kelly Lacrosse Camp


T-minus 22 Days to Tryouts!

With tryouts and the season creeping up on us, here is some important information to remember and take advantage of before the season starts.


There are plenty of opportunities available for players to get a jump on the season. For those not currently participating in a winter sport, we have three main activities you can take advantage of.

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 PM, there is a strength training program available through Bishop Kelly. All players are encouraged to attend.

In addition, there are Saturday conditioning sessions each week from 9-11 AM in the Carley Athletic Center.

Lastly, Seniors are playing wall ball and other position specific drills after school throughout the week. Get in touch with one of the seniors to learn more.


Tryouts will take place on Friday, February 28th after school and Saturday, March 1st during day. Tryouts will be held at Bishop Kelly unless otherwise noted.

Tournament Play

We are playing some very tough competition early in the season. Seize every opportunity you can to prepare yourself for a great season. Make sure to check out our updated Varsity and Junior Varsity schedules to see our preseason line-up and some of the very talented squads we are able to play!

Go Knights!

2013 Game Photos

Relive all your favorite moments from the 2013 season!

Check out our Bishop Kelly 2013 Game Photos page!