208 BattleIt is always difficult to predict the final outcome of a sporting event-especially rivalry games…add to that playoff seeding implications and it becomes even more uncertain. Both teams are 4-2 in conference and Idaho is 8-5 and Boise State is 9-7* (had to forfeit a game due to 2014 sanctions-otherwise 9-6). They are a contrast in styles; Boise State relies on their attack unit to do the bulk of their scoring and Idaho relies on their midfielders. Both teams want to score on transition opportunities. The majority of the Boise State contributors are from California and the majority of Idaho’s contributors are from Idaho.

History is not on the side of the University of Idaho. The Broncos own an 8-2 all-time advantage over the Vandals including winning 4 of the last 5. Ironically, Jon Mundy was a player on the 2011 Boise State team that Idaho last beat.

Here is a side by side table for team comparison of  Idaho and Boise State game for Saturday April 25 at 5pm. Read More

208 BattleIt’s unusual for rivalry games to have as much significance as the Idaho-Boise State game has this year. Both teams are having record breaking seasons and have earned the right to play in next week’s PNCLL D1 Final Four. Beyond bragging rights for the 208 area code and potential recruiting advantages is playoff seeding. The winner will earn the #3 seed and the loser the #4 seed (will be covered next week!) and momentum going into the PNCLL playoffs! I had a chance to interview both coaches this week and would like to share some of their thoughts on the 2015 season and beyond.

Boise State-Coach Jon Mundy=JM

Idaho-Coach Sam Seidenberg=SS

Idaho Lacrosse News=ILN

ILN-What were some of the biggest challenges for the 2015 season? Read More

yotesI just got word from Coach Matt Gier with this email exchange:

“PNCLL D2 playoffs take 6 teams; 3 from the north and 3 from the south. #1 seeds get a first round bye, #2 seed hosts the opposing divisions #3 seed. After the first round, the 4 teams left for both D1 and D2 go to the Final Four which at Tahoma High School in Convington, WA.

South – #1 Portland, #2 Western Oregon, #3 College of Idaho

North – #1 Western Washington, #2 Puget Sound, #3 Gonzaga

We will be playing the #2 seed from the north division which is Puget Sound this coming Saturday, April 25th, at noon.

The PNCLL D2 south division is really strong this year and it wasn’t decided that we were going until Saturday when WOU beat SOU. The south was a mess. Portland beat WOU last Thursday which bumped them into first, SOU had beaten Portland the week before, Portland and WOU both beat us but we beat SOU. WOU and Portland both finished in our division at 4-1 and Portland got the #1 seed because of beating WOU head to head. SOU and C of I both were 3-2 and we got the #3 seed because we beat SOU head to head. So, had SOU beat WOU this past Saturday, we would be out and SOU would have been a #1 seed.”

D1 Poll-The division rankings are becoming more stable. It seems like any result is possible on any given night.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Overall Record Projected Seed
1 2 89.89 Mountain View 4-1 6-2 G1
2 4 89.80 Rocky Mountain 4-1 7-3 S1
3 3 88.99 Eagle 5-1 6-3 S2
4 1 88.90 Timberline 5-1 7-4 G2
5 5 83.71 Boise 3-2 5-3 G3
6 7 79.09 Bishop Kelly 1-3 3-9 S3
7 7 82.85 Centennial 0-5 2-6 S4
8 8 73.75 Coeur d’Alene 0-4 2-5 G4
9 9 69.86 Lake City 0-4 1-4 DQ

 

D2-Capital continues to dominate D2.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Projected Seed
1 1 93.59 Capital 7-0 G1
2 2 87.96 Emmett 8-1 G2
3 5 88.05 Wood River 7-3 G3
4 4 85.34 Vallivue 5-3 S1
5 6 86.69 Borah 5-3 S2
6 3 85.60 Ambrose 4-3 S3
7 7 81.69 Meridian 4-5 G4
8 8 75.36 Skyview 2-7 S4
9 9 76.29 Logos 1-5 DQ
10 10 70.61 Moscow 1-5 DQ
11 11 67.85 Payette 0-9 DQ

 

MCLA_Logo_copyThe MCLA regular season is in the final weeks and all the Idaho teams have had historic seasons. Boise State and Idaho have secured their D1 PNCLL playoff spots and College of Idaho just missed the D2 PNCLL playoffs. All the Idaho teams are in action this weekend and each have different motivations for playing. Read More

D1 Poll-Eagle beating Rocky Mountain in OT caused the biggest shakeup.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Overall Record Projected Seed
1 1 90.04 Timberline 4-0 6-3 G1
2 3 89.91 Mountain View 3-1 5-2 G2
3 4 85.55 Eagle 2-1 3-3 S1
4 2 88.67 Rocky Mountain 3-1 6-3 S2
5 5 81.40 Boise 1-2 3-3 G3
6 6 79.19 Bishop Kelly 1-2 2-5 S3
7 7 82.56 Centennial 0-3 3-7 S4
8 8 74.45 Coeur d’Alene 0-2 1-3 G4
9 9 78.84 Lake City 0-2 1-3 DQ

 

D2-Capital and Emmett continue to win.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Projected Seed
1 93.59 Capital 6-0 G1
2 90.92 Emmett 5-0 G2
3 87.42 Ambrose 3-2 S1
4 86.96 Vallivue 5-2 S2
5 87.38 Wood River 5-3 G3
6 85.47 Borah 3-3 S3
7 82.72 Meridian 3-4 G4
8 77.259 Skyview 2-5 DQ
9 75.18 Logos 0-4 S4
10 69.03 Moscow 0-4 DQ
11 67.61 Payette 0-5 DQ

 

MCLA_Logo_copyLast weekend was epic for all the Idaho MCLA teams as both Idaho and College of Idaho in program first wins and Boise State won convincingly. The weekend is here again and the stakes are even higher for Idaho and College of Idaho as they must win to make the playoffs in their respective divisions. Boise State has a rare weekend off and are assured a playoff spot. Read More

D1 Poll-Timberline beating Eagle caused the biggest shakeup.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Overall Record Projected Seed
1 2 87.41 Timberline 2-0 4-3 G1
2 3 89.56 Rocky Mountain 2-0 4-2 S1
3 4 86.19 Mountain View 0-1 2-2 G2
4 1 81.30 Eagle 0-1 1-3 S2
5 6 82.08 Boise 1-1 3-2 G3
6 7 82.13 Bishop Kelly 1-1 2-3 S3
7 5 85.12 Centennial 0-2 3-5 S4
8 8 80.11 Coeur d’Alene 0-0 1-1 G4
9 9 0.0 Lake City 0-0 0-0 DQ

 

D2 Poll-Emmett beating Meridian caused the biggest shakeup.

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Projected Seed
1 1 93.59 Capital 5-0 1
2 2 90.79 Ambrose 3-0 2
3 3 86.89 Wood River 2-2 3
4 7 89.38 Emmett 3-0 4
5 4 87.20 Borah 2-2 5
6 5 83.47 Meridian 2-2 6
7 6 84.74 Vallivue 3-2 7
8 10 77.22 Logos 0-2 8
9 8 72.11 Skyview 0-4 DQ
10 11 70.91 Moscow 0-2 DQ
11 9 67.68 Payette 0-4 DQ

MCLA_Logo_copySpring break is over and the MCLA lacrosse season is getting down to crunch time. All three of the MCLA teams from Idaho are in action this weekend. Boise State went 2-2 on their spring break trip to California. Sorry, I didn’t out an article I was on vacation with the family and had limited computer and internet access.

March Madness has come and gone and that means PNCLL conference playoffs are less than a month away. Boise State sits in the 3rd of 4 playoffs spots and has played the current 1, 2, and 5 seeds. They are all but guaranteed a playoff spot. Idaho is currently positioned in the 4th spot with a key game this weekend with the 5th place team to secure the final playoff spot. It’s simple; win and you’re in, lose and you’re out. College of Idaho begins a critical stretch for them this weekend and next. They need to do what they have never done before to make the playoffs. Read More

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