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(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Texas High School Lacrosse League champions were crowned Sunday afternoon on the turf of Eagle Stadium, the immaculate high school football venue built by the Allen Independent School District and first used in 2012.  And it was a new Division 1 champion hoisting the trophy at the day's end, as the Dallas Jesuit Rangers ran away with a 9-4 victory over... Read More
Posted 10:30pm 05/15/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising made the treck to Dallas, Texas, where the Texas High School Lacrosse League championships are being held this weekend at Allen High School's Eagle Stadium, about a half hour north of The Big D.  After making the journey last year, we returned this year to take in the Final Four of Texas' Division 1 and Division 2, which featured McKinney and Rockwall in... Read More
Posted 11:44am 05/14/16
Florida Championships 2016: St. Thomas Aquinas Outlasts Ponte Vedra 13-11 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The undefeated St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders, a team that has made it deeper into the Florida High School Athletic Association playoffs the last few seasons, outlasted Ponte Vedra 13-11 Saturday night for its first state championship in a back-and-forth battle that saw two incredible performances by both team's goalkeepers.  Mikey Adler (St. Joseph's), following up... Read More
Posted 11:59pm 04/30/16
Florida State Championships 2016: Ponte Vedra, St. Thomas Aquinas Advance (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising continues its mission to scour the high school and prep school lacrosse landscape this season, with our most recent stop being Jupiter, Florida, where the Florida High School Athletic Association is holding its state championships.  We, along with a big crowd on hand, were treated to two excellent games, both an indication of the high level of talent... Read More
Posted 11:07am 04/30/16
Rising High School Notebook: Torrey Pines, St. Margaret's Grab Wins in SoCal (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
We made it to sunny Southern California just before the start of last weekend, just in time to catch a couple of great games featuring some of the better teams out of the San Diego and Los Angeles scenes.  Sunday brought us two games of note, the first taking place in San Juan Capitstrano as St. Margaret's Episcopal School hosted Poway High School to start the day... Read More
Posted 1:10pm 04/25/16
Cherry Creek used overtime and Asher Nolting's fourth goal to down Regis Jesuit 6-5 this week in Colorado. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
On our third day in Colorado, we made our way north of the City of Denver to Louisville, where we watched Monarch High School take on Fort Collins United, a team combining players from a variety of schools in the area. Behind an eight-goal effort from Andrew Zwiers and a five-goal, two-assist, multi-groundball performance by two-way standout midfielder Chad Kreuzer,... Read More
Posted 10:29am 04/16/16
Mountain Vista downed Castle View 11-5 Monday night in Colorado. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
We landed in Colorado Monday afternoon with the plan of catching up with a whole bunch of folks in the Centennial State and to catch some games this week and get a look at some of the better teams in the Denver area.  It started Monday night with a trek down the road to Castle Rock, where we watched the Mountain Vista Golden Eagles take on the Castle View... Read More
Posted 4:16pm 04/12/16
3d Spring Break: Standouts from St. Petersburg (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising was lucky enough to spend the week of March 21 to March 26 in St. Petersburgh, Florida, for the annual 3d Spring Break program that brings more than 30 teams to the Gulf Coast over the course of three weeks. We were in attendance for the second week of the event, taking in as much of the official games, controlled scrimmages, full scrimmages and training... Read More
Posted 3:34pm 04/12/16
Rising High School Notebook: Hill Dominates IMG 18-8 In Crossover Clash (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Hill Academy (Ont.), the top-ranked team in the USA Today High School Sports Super 25 boys lacrosse rankings, used efficient and crafty offense, aggressive transition and toughness in the groundball battle to cruise to an 18-8 victory over the IMG Academy (Fla.), currently the No. 2 team in the rankings.  The game, originally scheduled to be played at Canisius... Read More
Posted 10:41am 04/05/16
Mercer Island again hosted the Northwest Invitational this year, bringing nearly 20 teams from the Northwest to the Seattle area. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising spent the weekend of April 1 through April 3 just outisde of Seattle, Washington, posting up for three days at Mercer Island High School, the host of the annual Northwest Invitational. Put on by former former and longtimer Mercer Island head coach Ian O'Hearn, the event brings the best teams from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, British Columbia and even Montana to... Read More
Posted 7:23pm 04/04/16