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D1 Poll

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Overall Record Projected Seed
1 - 84.27 Eagle 0-0 1-2 S1
2 - 86.99 Timberline 0-0 2-3 G1
3 - 89.13 Rocky Mountain 0-0 2-1 S2
4 - 88.46 Mountain View 0-0 2-1 G2
5 - 89.60 Centennial 0-0 3-3 S3
6 - 87.31 Boise 0-0 2-0 G3
7 - 81.86 Bishop Kelly 0-0 1-2 S4
8 - 78.80 Coeur d’Alene 0-0 1-1 G4
9 - 0.0 Lake City 0-0 0-0 DQ

D2 Poll

Rank Last Week Laxpower Team IHSLL Record Projected Seed
1 - 93.59 Capital 2-0 1
2 - 91.24 Ambrose 2-0 2
3 - 89.16 Wood River 1-1 3
4 - 81.10 Borah 0-1 4
5 - 84.19 Vallivue 1-1 5
6 - 85.85 Meridian 1-1 6
7 - 85.33 Emmett 1-0 7
8 - 71.09 Skyview 0-2 8
9 - 70.20 Payette 0-2 DQ
10 - 0.0 Logos 0-0 DQ
11 - 0.0 Moscow 0-0 DQ

Tom Blanchard-2013 Idaho Coach of the Year

As Commissioner of the Idaho High School Lacrosse league the sport has grown here into an almost year round job, or hobby. It is one that I enjoy and love doing. Even thru the good times and bad times

This time of year I spend 25+ hours a week, dedicated to the high school game of Lacrosse. I have at times asked myself why. My kids are done playing. I never played as a youth myself. So how did I get so wrapped up in this game we all love…..Lacrosse?

I have always said it was because of the kids, and yes that is my true driving force. But this week, changed some of my thinking on that. Yes it’s for the kids, but I have a greater appreciation for others in our sport.

We had a coach quit at a high school here in the League that I am Commissioner of. He quit one day before “his” team was to play their second game of the season. I was distraught, angry and very low in sense of attitude and emotion as to how this could happen to these 25 kids. This program has never been a power house but, they always come out and competed thru the good times and bad times. Read More

BI-logoThe third annual Boise Invitational is one of the largest high school tournaments in the Western United States and will feature 22 varsity teams and 10 junior varsity teams. The 2015 varsity field includes 4 state or league champions; Centennial-NV, Hellgate-MT, Mountain View-ID and Park City-UT. The rest of the field is very competitive with 13 teams finishing in the top 8 in their state; 4 state runner-ups, 5 semifinalists, and 5 quarterfinalists.

The Boise Invitational was created to provide a venue for high school teams to play teams that they typically would not have an opportunity to play. We are grateful for the 2015 coaches, players and parents for supporting this event. We invite the Boise lacrosse fans to help us make this a positive experience for the visiting teams and fans and support the local teams.

What you need to know about the teams. Read More

U of I Signing with JSerra Coaches ~ Derek Bollella ~ IMG_9344-V2JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Midfielder/Attack Derek Bollella has signed his commitment letter to become a Vandal for the 2015-2016 season. During Derek Junior Season, where JSerra went 17-5, Derek was a key contributor to the offense and had a great season. Going into his senior year Derek is excited about contributing more to the offense and having a very successful season. Derek is a key roll player for JSerra. When asked about Derek Bollella Coach Sammy stated “We are very excited to have Derek Bollella join the Vandals for the 2015-2016 season. He is a very talented player and is a threat whenever he is on the field. We feel he will fit right in to our offensive systems and to the new mentality of the team.”

 

ILN logoThe inaugural Idaho High School Lacrosse League (IHSLL) season is set to begin this weekend. This will be the first year that the majority (Eastern Idaho and Sandpoint are not part of IHSLL) of the teams compete together and the hope that all Idaho HS programs will be under the IHSLL umbrella in the near future. IHSLL teams can compete in the D1 or D2 format with two separate state championships, All Division selections and All Star games.

The difference between D1 and D2 schools is typically roster size and depth. Here is a quick preview of the IHSLL D1 teams. Read More

ILN-bigThe inaugural Idaho High School Lacrosse League (IHSLL) season is set to begin this weekend. This will be the first year that the majority (Eastern Idaho and Sandpoint are not part of IHSLL) of the teams compete together and the hope that all Idaho HS programs will be under the IHSLL umbrella in the near future. IHSLL teams can compete in the D1 or D2 format with two separate state championships, All Division selections and All Star games.

Here is a quick preview of the IHSLL D2 teams. Read More

MCLA_Logo_copyThe MCLA rankings are starting to become clearer as teams are added and eliminated each week, Boise State votes stayed the same after Simon Fraser lost 3 games to ranked opponents and Westminster is struggling on the California road trip. The Broncos have two critical games this weekend if they want to be ranked in the top 25 next week.

The PNCLL playoff picture is still very unclear as all three teams still have playoff aspirations. Boise State is firmly in the third of four spots and Idaho is in the fifth spot and can move to the fourth spot with a win over Oregon. The College of Idaho has yet to play the majority of their conference schedule. Read More

MCLA_Logo_copyAll three Idaho MCLA teams are in action this week. I think all three teams have a very good chance of winning their games this weekend. The PNCLL D2 took a bit of a hit this weekend on a national level when Concordia (CA) visited Oregon and destroyed Western Oregon and Portland. On the PNCLL D1 level Simon Fraser is lost 5-14 to Arizona and it wasn’t as close as the score indicates. On a positive note Boise State is starting to get some votes in the national poll and is just outside the top 25. Read More

MCLA_Logo_copyAnother weekend is here for the MCLA teams from Idaho; Boise State, College of Idaho and the University of Idaho. The Broncos went 1-1 last week with a convincing win over Washington and a heartbreaking 15-16 overtime loss to Simon Fraser-SFU tied the game with one second on the clock to send the game to overtime. This weekend doesn’t get any easier for the Broncos. The Vandals lost to what may be the best team in the PNCLL, the Oregon State Beavers. The Vandals play another tough opponent in Simon Fraser this weekend. The College of Idaho opens their 2015 season the road on Washington. I stand by my prediction that both BSU and Idaho can make the PNCLL D1 playoffs and I want to add that I think this will be the year the College of Idaho makes the PNCLL D2 playoffs.

There is no school for the West Ada and Boise school districts Friday. I highly recommend you head down to Boise State and watch them play the Oregon Ducks (PNCLL D1) at 1pm on the Lincoln Turf Field; it should be a good game. Read More