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This year marks the twentieth year that high school lacrosse has been played in Oregon. Throughout the year the OHSLA will be celebrating this tenure with articles and memorabilia starting with this article.
The OHSLA board and the Conference Coach Representatives have approved expanding the number of teams participating in post season play from 32 to 40 and create two separate playoff classifications, Championship and Cascade Cup.
The Championship bracket will have 24-teams calculated from a combination of conference standings and LaxPower ratings: the 1st and 2nd place conference teams (16 teams) and the remaining 8 spots determined by LaxPower rankings. The computation of the first round bye and seeding will not change from previous years for the Championship bracket. The new 16-team Cascade Cup bracket will be selected (and seeded) using the next 16 ranked teams (by LaxPower rankings) in the State. More details can be found on the OHSLA 2014 Playoff page.
The OHSLA believes this new format will not only allow more teams to participate in post season play, but create more competitive games within each bracket. Each bracket will have a final game played at the same site and appropriate recognition given to the winners of both brackets.
October 15th - This past weekend the 7th annual Amos First Raised III Memorial Lacrosse Tournament and Medicine Game was held at Burns High School. Approximately 50 lacrosse players from Nadzitsaga-Harney, Sisters, Mountain View, Xa'lish (Umatilla Reservation), and Corvallis high school lacrosse programs plus a few youth players and some 'old guys' participated in this year's event. This year the entire day was dedicated and games were played for Ezra Parker and $600.00 was raised to help defray costs for the Parker family.
Scenes from the Ceremony
Long Pole clears it.
Size is not an issue...
..and now the roles are reversed
Oregon has a new Boy's High School Lacrosse Champion and, as the picture below shows, it's Lakeridge. For pictures and details on the game 2013 Finals Recap Page.
Quoting OHSLA Commissioner Dan Badders about the weekend:
Photo courtesy of Bob Miller" 2013 State Championship games were a smashing success, that reflects well upon the entire league and the coaches and players of Beaverton, Jesuit, West Linn, and Lakeridge. The attendance totals for these three games, set a new record. The lacrosse played was exciting and the weather for the final game was perfect. My compliments to all the coaches and players involved, with special note to Curt Sheinin and his Lakeridge Pacer team...the 2013 state champions."
"The continuing success of lacrosse in Oregon, is also due to the many parents/people who volunteer hours of time and focused effort to make it all happen. Audra and Bob Smith and the 110+ Tigard High School volunteers, who made the state championship facilities possible, are at the top of the list to be acknowledged. Simply an outstanding team effort on their part. I also want to recognize the efforts of OHSLA Assistant Commissioners Brian Fritz, Lisa Hockman, Rick Gruen, and Mike Kelley for the countless hours they have devoted to make the season and the state playoffs happen."