High School

Games to Watch: April 17 to April 23 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
It's another week that features some interesting matchups that have been looming for some time, as many of the heavy-hitters from their respective regions will finally run into one another as some of the major conferences get deeper into their schedules and some of the states in the south see their seasons coming to a boil.  Here's a look at some of the games that... Read More
Posted 8:19am 04/17/16
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
Lakeridge comes in at No. 1 in Oregon this week. (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
California, Maryland public schools and New Jersey make their debut in this week’s 3d Rising State-by-State Rankings. We will continue to add additional states as the season continues to pick up steam. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to state, direct communication with coaches and by analyzing strength of schedules... Read More
Posted 7:45am 04/13/16
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
Games to Watch: April 10 to April 16 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The MIAA season gets underway this week in the Baltimore/Annapolis area, with some key matchups early on. But that's not the only place where we'll find some incredible contests on deck, as California and New York will also see some heavyweight matchups on deck for this week.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@3dRising) and on Instagram (@3dRising) throughout the... Read More
Posted 3:29pm 04/11/16
Rising State-by-State Rankings: April 6, 2016 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
Oregon and Washington join the Rising State-by-State rankings this week along with Florida starting to wind down its season with the beginning of the playoffs. We will continue to add additional states as the season continues to pick up steam. These rankings are compiled by leaning on a poll conducted with coaches from state to state, direct communication with... Read More
Posted 5:33am 04/06/16
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
Games to Watch: April 3 to April 9 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
This week’s 3d Rising Games of the Week features some big matchups between in-state or conference opponents. One of the games previewed guarantees a team will lose its first game to a state opponent this season. Also, an early season meeting of conference opponents could affect the IAC standings and the top public and private school teams battle in Pennsylvania. Be... Read More
Posted 3:19pm 04/03/16
Rising High School Notebook: Oregon Trip Update 2 (Photo: Casey Vock, 3d Rising)
The 3d Rising trip to Portland, Oregon continued Wednesday night with a visit to Beaverton High School, where we got to watch a great game between the Beavers and Sherwood, two teams we expect to be considered for spots in the Rising State-by-State Rankings when we add Oregon to the list next week. Beaverton, led by three goals from senior attackman Anthony Kerkar,... Read More
Posted 7:48pm 03/31/16