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Xcelerate Lacrosse is offering full scholarships for goalies for the our 2nd session, which begins this Sunday, July 27th at Oregon State University. At this time, they are looking for goalies for each age group. 2 youth (ages 11-12), 3 middle school / junior varsity (ages 13-15) and 1 high school (ages 16-17). They are offering a full scholarship on a first come first serve basis. If you have a player that is interested in attending the camp, please contact Mike Crivello (email@example.com or (415) 451-2235 ) of US Sports Camps. He handles registrations directly. Registration is still open for boys and girls camp if others are interested in attending. For more information go to the Xcelerate Camp site
There will be some high quality High School level lacrosse in Bend this weekend. In addition to the Oregon Lacrosse Classic Tournament (some details in next section below), there will be a Face-off Factory skills clinic and a full day goalie school held on Friday. Both clinics are $145. It is not often that specific lacrosse skills camps make their way to Oregon, so specialists who want to improve their skills are getting a great opportunity. The one day Face-Off clinic is open to beginners, intermediate, or advanced X-men. The goalie clinic includes video analysis with each goalie. Follow the links for more information.
As noted on the Oregon Lacrosse Classic FAQ page, this boys only tournament will be open to U-11, U-13, U-15, High School, and High School Elite level teams. For more information visit the Oregon Lacrosse Classic Tournament site. The tournament is filling up fast with over 60 teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canada already signed up. If your team wants to participate, better sign-up quickly.
Building upon the success of the Saratoga Springs Shootout event last summer which hosted over 80 teams in Saratoga Springs, New York, Rhino Lacrosse and Lake Placid Lacrosse will be teaming up again for a world class event here in Oregon. Teams will compete for a Championship Title like any other Tourney, but this tournament plans to be a lacrosse festival. Players and parents will have the opportunity to experience The Powell Hour demonstration featuring the Powell brothers, as well as pro player clinics, coaching clinics, opening night ceremonies and festivities, a players only lounge, 3v3 mini lax competitions, food trucks, and a vendor village. Leading up to the event there will be a four day Rhino academy in Bend. On Friday the 25th Brian Dougherty will also hold a full day goalie school that includes video analysis with each goalie.
Rhino Lacrosse is an OHSLA sponsor
The inaugural 2014 OHSLA/Nike All Star Games of Oregon in Sisters were a tremendous success. Teams from five conferences made it to Sisters (Midwestern, Columbia, North Valley, Pacific and High Desert). Each team got four games in on Saturday & Sunday in an abbreviated tournament format. After the Saturday games there was lasagna dinner for all the players, followed by bonfire for the players sleeping in the yurts at Sisters HS. On Sunday, after a player breakfast, there were couple of closing games including random players game using the time old "sticks-in-a-pile" selection format. Despite some conferences not being able to muster teams for the weekend, by all reports a fun time was had by all. The OHSLA thanks the hard work of Jeff Melville for spearheading the logistics of the weekend, Bill Daye of Nike Lacrosse for uniforms, and most of all Sisters Park & Recreation, volunteers, and staff at Sisters High School for hosting this fantastic event. Check here for the weekend recap with some additional pictures from Coach Melville.
The teams before the final Sticks-in-a-pile game (click for larger picture).
The 2014 OHSLA State Champion is West Linn and inaugural Cascade Cup winner was Wilson. Recaps and photos can be found for Championship here and the Cascade Cup Final soon (still looking for pictures Cascade Cup Semo's & Finals, if you have any please use the Site Feedback page to let our webmaster know). Other recaps are available for the Championship Bracket Semi's: West Linn vs Jesuit here or the OES vs Lakeridge here. Recaps for the Cascade Cup Semi-finals will be on the site as soon as pictures become available. The OHSLA All-Americans and All-State teams that were announced at the Championship Final are now on the OHSLA 2014 Honors page.
Congratulations West Linn and Wilson!!!
Photo Courtesy Bob Miller
2014 OHSLA Champion West Linn Lions
Photo Courtesy Richard Calderwood
2014 Cascade Cup Winner Wilson Trojans
Photo Courtesy Richard Calderwood
Check the All-Conference section of the Honors page for player selections. Note: Several of the All-Conference teams have sign-up buttons to help coaches obtain contact info of players who can participate in the AllStar game Weekend in Sisters. If you are player who would like to play in that Tourney, please check your All-Conference page to see if the Coach wants you to sign-up.
Last summer the Ride was held at the Nike World HQ Campus a lacrosse showcase for rising juniors. ESPN's Quin Kessenich raved about the event in this Inside Lacrosse Magazine article. The 3-day VIP style event for male and female players features first class training from college coaches, hob-nobbing opportunites with lax superstars like Michele Tumolu and Kyle Harrison, and the obligatory players lounge for lax-heads. For more details what happened at last year's The Ride checkout this OregonLive article. This year Nike Lax just kicked off a great promotion, and a very cool way for kids to punch their ticket to The Ride. Players submit a 60-second highlight video for consideration of earning an invitation to the event. A panel of lax talent experts and national media will be focused on the following selection criteria: off-the-mark speed, creative stick work and dynamic field vision. Elections will be made based on crowd votes in conjunction with the technical criteria of the expert panelists. For more information on what to do check out the Nike Ticket to the Ride page or checkout this sample audition highlight reel.
Young people with undiagnosed heart defects, especially athletes, are susceptible to sudden cardiac arrest. Often there are no advance signs or symptoms and most routine physical exams will not pick up the defects. An electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) is usually necessary to uncover signs of heart irregularities, which is something normally not done in "well-child" checks or even some sports physicals.
In an effort to protect the hearts (and lives) of area middle and high school students, the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute is sponsoring the Play Smart program to provide free painless, non-invasive heart/health checks to youth aged 12-18. For more information check out our Play Smart details page.
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.