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Sisters All-Conference Celebration and Tourney

June 18-19th, Sisters

 

Thanks to hard work by conference coaches, parents, and players, and, of course, Tourney lead organizer coach Jeff Melville of Summit, the 2016 Sisters All-Conference Celebration and Tourney was another success. 

Near record attendance with players from all eight conferences met to combine into for four full teams and two days of games at Sisters High School Stadium.  High Desert, North Valley, SouthWest, and Pacific conference teams were filled out with spare players from Metro, Three Rivers, Columbia, and Northwest conferences.  An atmosphere stoked by good attitude and clean play made for a wonderful time for all involved: parents, players, and coaches alike. 

More photos can be found on the All-Conference Celebration Recap page.
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Sisters Tourney 1

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2016 All-Conference Celebration and Tourney

June 18-19th, Sisters

The All-Conference Celebration in Sisters is one week away and the coaches are beginning to form up the teams.  The games will be played at Sisters HS stadium.  There will be at least four teams participating in the tournament, but if tournout is as good as expected new teams may be created at the tourney.

Any players interested in participating in the Tourney need to fill out an Interest form ASAP so that coaches can arrange rosters and help players find accommodations.  The Interest form can ba accessed directly from a player's All-Conference team page found on the 2016 Honors page.

While the OHSLA is helping sponsor the event, players will still need to pay a $40 registration fee to help cover facility costs and the reversible team pinney with the Tourney logo.  Click here to get to the registration Sisters Park and Rec registration page. 

End of Season Honors Posted

June 6th

The OHSLA Academic All-Americans, US Lacrosse All-Americans, All-State Teams, and other awards have been published on the 2016 Honors page

In addition to these in-state awards, four OHSLA players were invited to play on the North Team in the Adrenaline All American Game on June 4th. 

 OHSLA Players in Adrenaline All-American Game

Ryan Klose Attack Sr West Linn
Trevor Johnson Attack Sr OES
Stu Bledsoe Midfield Sr Summit
Colin Squires LSM Sr West Linn

In addition, Tucker Dordevicwas was named to the West Boys 2017-2018 Class team in the Under Armour Underclass Tournament.

Congratulations to all the OHSLA players named for these awards. 

Beaverton and Canby Win!!!

June 4th

In their third meeting of the year, Beaverton defeated Jesuit 9-8 to win the OHSLA Championship for the first time.  For local press on the Beaverton victory, check out the articles in the Valley Times or the Oregonian

In the first game on Championship Saturday, Canby defeated South Eugene 19-7 to take the Cascade Cup.  The Canby Times section of the Portland Tribune has write up of both the Final and Canby vs Clackamas semi-final in the an article on the Canby Cascade Cup run with great details on both games. 

Between the Cascade Cup and State Championship, the first Championship Day AllStar game featured a tight match with Blue defeating White 9-8.  For links to more Playoff photos check the OHSLA playoff page.  Game recaps with photo albums will be posted soon. 

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2016 Champs

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Beaverton - 2016 OHSLA State Champions

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2016 CC Champs

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Canby - 2016 Cascade Cup Champions


All Star Game Rosters Released

June 3rd

The All Star Game Teams have been picked and can be seen on 2016 All Star Teams Page. The All Star Game will be on Championship Saturday at 4:30pm. 

Players should recieve emails from the coaches with instructions on where/when to appear and what to bring soon. 

Cascade Cup and Championship Final Teams Set

June 1st

#3 Canby earned a spot against #5 seed South Eugene in the Cascase Cup Final on Saturday.  On the Championship Bracket side, #1 Beaverton will go up against #3 Jesuit.  This will be the third game between the Metro conference rivals , and since each game has been decided by one goal, this game is sure to be a thriller.  For a recap of the Lakeridge vs Beaverton semi final, check out the article in the Oregoninan.  The Championship Bracket and Cascade Cup Bracket have both been updated on the OHSLA playoff page as well as links to photos from the the semi-finals in Beaverton.

Championship Saturday, on June 4th, features a full day of lacrosse including the Cascade Cup Final at 2pm, first annual Oregon AllStar game at 4:30pm, and State Championship Final at 7pm. Details about Championship Day, including parking tips and detailed schedule info, can be found at Championship Page on the Beaverton Lacrosse website.

All Star Game Nominees Released

May 30th

The All Star Game Nominees are on the 2016 All Star Nominee Page. The page consists of of nominees and alternate players to participate in the All Star Game on Championship Saturday at 4:30pm.  As noted earlier this is a single game, there will still be a separate All Star Tourney in Sisters the weekend of June 18th & 19th. 

Due to this being first AllStar Game of this kind, there has been some confusion on the selection process.  This has resulted in some rearrangement of the initial nominee list released on Monday to conform to the guideline that there be three nominees per conference for three positions (Attack, Middie, & Defense).  The total number of candidate players has not changed and neither has the criteria for selection of players in the game: After the nominees, the teams will be filled out at the discretion of the AllStar coaches based on the availability of players

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because some nominees will be playing in one of the finals on Saturday or some players may not be able to participate for personal reasons, there is uncertainty for the AllStar coaches as to who can actually play.  For this reason an RSVP system has been created (similar to the one for the All Star Tourney), that will allow the coaches to know who can really make the game.  So it is important all the nominated players, whether nominees or alternates, RSVP Yes or No as soon as possible using the RSVP button on teh 2016 All Star Nominee Page. This the All Star Game coaches will have a pool of confirmed players from which they can put together their teams using alternates if necessary.  If players wish to participate in the All Star Tourney this is a separate RSVP, accessed from the All-Conference page (any All-Conference player is eligible to play in the AllStar Tourney in Sisters).

Beaverton High School will host Championship Saturday and there will be three high school level games: Cascade Cup Final at 2pm, first annual OHSLA All Star game at 4:30pm, and the OHSLA Championship at 7pm.  For more information on Championship Day, including parking directions and detailed schedule, checkout the Championship Page on the Beaverton Lacrosse website.

Cascade Cup and Championship Bracket Final Four Set

May 27th

With the Quarter Finals on both brackets completed we are down to the final eight teams.  Thanks to a few upsets, the Cascade Cup bracket has some lower seeds still playing: #5 South Eugene will host #8 Thurston and #2 Clackamas will host #3 Canby.  The Championship Bracket is more standard with the top four seeds vying for the Final: #4 Lakeridge vs #1 Beaverton and #3 Jesuit vs #2 Summit.  Both the Championship games will be at Beaverton on Wednesday, whereas the Cascade Cup games will be played at the host schools.  The Championship Bracket and Cascade Cup Bracket have both been updated on the OHSLA playoff page.

Both brackets finish next week on June 4th, Championship Day, a full day of lacrosse including the Cascade Cup Final, first annual Oregon AllStar game, and State Championship Final. Details about Championship Day, including parking tips and detailed schedule info, can be found at Championship Page on the Beaverton Lacrosse website.

All-Conference Teams Published

May 27th

With our content manager a little overwhelmed at his real job, the All-Conference teams were posted but not announced on this page.  Many apologies.  The teams are posted on the Honors page. The Invitees for the AllStar Game will be posted tomorrow. 

Important note about AllStar Game: Since some invitees may not be able to participate in the AllStar game (because they are playing in the Championship or can't travel), the AllStar coaches will need to hear from players on their status.  For this reason players invited to participate in the AllStar game will be asked to RSVP so that coaches know whether they need to call up more alternates.  When the AllStar team is posted, players are asked to please RSVP ASAP. 

First Round of Championship Playoffs Complete

May 21st

The first round of Championship Bracket playoff has completed with only a single upset: Sheldon edging Grant by a goal.  The new Championship Bracket has been updated on the OHSLA playoff page.

Next up is the first round of the Cascade Cup on Monday. 

2016 Initial Playoff Brackets Published!

May 18th

The regulare season is over and the two playoff brackets have been published on the OHSLA playoff page.  First round Championship bracket games are this Friday and the Cascade Cup begins next Monday.  The second round of Championship Bracket games will be next Tuesday. 

All-Conference Teams, which are the basis for the new Championship Day AllStar Game and the AllStar Tourney Weekend, will be out next Tuesday. 

2016 Post Season Nearly Upon Us!

May

The end of the regular season is less than a week away and this year's post season will feature some new wrinkles.  First, the Final Four will be hosted at Beaverton High School for the first time.  Secondly, in addition to the Cascade Cup and State Finals, Championship Saturday will feature another first: the OHSLA All-Star game.  This new All-Star game will be played between Cascade Cup and State Championship Finals.  As with the last few years, after the finals the season will culminate with the annual OHSLA Conference All-Star Tourney in Sisters the weekend of June 18th.

Details about Championship Day, including parking tips and detailed schedule info, can be found at Championship Page on the Beaverton Lacrosse website. For more details on the new All-Star game see below, while more information on the All-Star Tourney will be available soon.  As always, playoff details including how brackets are determined, admission policies, and reimbursements can be found on the the OHSLA playoff page (also accessed from the Teams/Playoffs menu above).

First Annual OHSLA All-Star Game

June 4th, Beaverton Stadium

The OHSLA is excited to announce the first ever All-Star game on Championship Saturday, featuring the best available players from all conferences in the state.  Unlike the All-Star Tourney weekend, this is not a league vs league game.  Players will be divided up to make even teams in order to have an evenly matched and fun game.  Since the Game will be played on Championship day (June 4th), players involved in State Championship game or Cascade final will not eligible and, if selected for a team, be replaced by alternates for the game. 

Selection Process: 3 players (1 att, 1 Mid, 1 Def) from each conference statewide will be selected for the game.  Each of the eight conferences state wide will submit the 3 players with their All-Conference team choices on May 24th.  Rosters will then be filled out by the team coaches (former OHSLA HS coaches) using OHSLA all league selections.  Each team will have 22-24 players.  Recommendations will be used from current OHSLA coaches after all conference selection process is finished.  All players will receive an all star game apparel package including a Nike reversible, Nike fly shorts and a performance shirt (provided by sponsors Nike and BSN sports) as commemorative keepsakes. 

The OHSLA is thrilled to provide this great experience for the many talented players statewide and hope it is a great addition to Championship Saturday.
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First Annual All-Star Uniforms

New Academic All-American Nomination Deadline

April

Due to changes in the US Lacrosse timelines, the OHSLA now needs the Academic All-American nominations two weeks earlier than what was previously shown on the OHSLA CalendarThe submission deadline is now May 16th

For more information please consult the OHSLA Forms page.

2016 Oregon Lax Civil War

Saturday April 23rd, 5pm
West Linn HS Stadium

It's that time of the year again and this year Oregon's two MCLA D-I teams are playing for the regular season championship of the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) and a spot in the MCLA playoffs for the national championship. 

The Beavers are undefeated in the PNCLL (6-0) and are looking to closeout the season in first place with a victory over the Ducks.  The Ducks have a 5-1 PNCLL record, but come to the game ranked higher nationally than the Beavers thanks to a road victory over MCLA powerhouse Colorado State.  The Ducks are 9th in Polls (LaxPower ranking 16th) and the Beavers are 15th (20th on LaxPower).  As in recent years both teams are stocked with former OHSLA players, in fact all but 4 of OSU's 45 players played in the OHSLA while over 40% of the U of O players (16/39) are Oregon bred. 

Admission will be $5 for Adults and $3 for students and concessions will feature barbequed burgers and dogs.  Parking will be the same as for the Fritz Hayes classic (see below). 
2016 Civil War
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