High School

Rising State-by-State Rankings: June 1, 2016 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
We're reaching the back stretch of the season, and a wild one it has been in many of the states and regions we're ranked this season. Many of the spots in the Rising State-By-State-Rankings are sealed up with many of the southern and Mid-Atlantic spots finished up. But New York and New England states as well as a few others are just reaching their playoffs.  These... Read More
Posted 8:22pm 05/31/16
Games to Watch: May 29 to June 4 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Championships are on the line this week with Group finals in New Jersey, Long Island county championships in New York and Ohio playings its final year as an unsanctioned sport with the semifinals and finals this week. Also this week, a pair of games in Pennsylvania could have a lasting impact on the national record book. Follow us on Twitter throughout the year as... Read More
Posted 10:18am 05/30/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising closed out its short trip up to the Boston area with a great ISL matchup, taking a swing out to Weston to catch the Rivers School host Noble & Greenough in one of the last games of the year, featuring two teams competing for spots in our Rising State-by-State New England rankings this season. Danny Jacobs, a senior bound for Middlebury, had a game-high... Read More
Posted 6:43am 05/27/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising made it out to Medfield on Tuesday night as part of our trip to the Boston area to see a few teams of note before heading back down the Mid-Atlantic for the Final Four on Memorial Day weekend.  The Warriors, the Massachusetts Division II champions the past two seasons, had been on a three-game skid in the previous week or so, but they broke it with a... Read More
Posted 8:49am 05/25/16
(Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The Maryland MIAA A Conference and IAC finished its week last week along with Tennessee and the private schools in Pennsylvania, making a significant amount of states now complete for the year. But with much of the Northeast either in, or heading to, playoff mode, there is still quite a bit of excitement in the coming weeks. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a... Read More
Posted 5:33am 05/25/16
Massachusetts: Lincoln-Sudbury Rolling After Cruising Past St. John's Prep (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising made its way up to Massachusetts this week as part of our effort to see as many different teams as possible and to see some good friends along the way as the high school season reaches its boiling point in many of the northeastern states.  The first stop Monday night was in Danvers, just north of Boston, where powerhouse Lincoln-Sudbury paid a visit to... Read More
Posted 8:22am 05/24/16
Maryland: Bullis Outlasts St. Stephen's-St. Agnes, Wins First IAC Tourney Title (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
3d Rising fought through the rain and made the drive to Potomac, Maryland, Sunday night for the IAC championship game – one that featured a different look than IAC title matchups of recent seasons. It was the Bullis School, a team that went undefeated in the conference during the regular season, who ended up hoisting the trophy thanks to a gritty 9-5 win over St.... Read More
Posted 8:51am 05/23/16
It is arguably the best time of the year in high school lacrosse. It is playoff time throughout the country as almost every state that is not finished is in some form of postseason play. This week, Long Island looks to crown its Class A champions in Nassau and Suffolk County while Connecticut’s Top 4 battle it out in Fairfield County. And Ohio’s region playoffs come to... Read More
Posted 3:34pm 05/22/16
Maryland: McDonogh Downs Boys' Latin For First MIAA Title Since 2005 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The McDonogh Eagles completed an undefeated run through the MIAA "A" Conference Friday night, downing Boys' Latin 8-5 in yet another display of defensive excellence and efficient offense.  It was the first MIAA "A" Conference title for the Eagles since 2005, and big redemption after they were ousted in the finale last year by a hot St. Mary's team. This game was a... Read More
Posted 8:50am 05/21/16
Inter-Ac Challenge Semifinals Set for May 20
PHILADELPHIA - The second annual Inter-Ac Challenge, presented by NXTsports, has four nationally-ranked teams from three states competing in Friday night's semifinals at Villanova Stadium. The Inter-Ac Challenge, the nation’s best boys’ lacrosse postseason tournament, will crown its champion on Sunday night. Top-seeded Culver Academy (Ind.) takes on No. 4 Lawrenceville... Read More
Posted 2:05pm 05/19/16