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Alta, Pleasant Grove and Timpanogos Head to Idaho, Brighton and Bingham Head to Colorado.

Alta HawksThis weekend, Alta, Pleasant Grove and Timpanogos will head to Boise for the Boise Invitational. Teams from 5 other states will also be there: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. This is the opening year for the event and only the top teams from the 2012 season were invited, so the competition will be fierce. This will be a great opportunity for these Utah teams to see how they compare the the best teams in some of the nearby states.
For the third year in a row, Brighton heads out to Colorado to take on tough competition. They will meet up with Arapahoe, Cherry Creek Varsity 2 in a scrimmage and Regis Jesuit. These will be the first three games of the season for Brighton.
Bingham will take their first trip to Colorado since 2008. They will take on Cheyenne Mountain an Air Academy, both teams who did well last season.
Thursday, March 14
Alta v. Foothill (CA)
Alta, the 2012 D-I runners-up, are currently off to a 2-0 start as they look to get back to the Championship game. The Foothill Falcons were a 2012 North Coast CIF Division 1 Quarter Finalist and feature a roster with 2 players who have committed to an NCAA roster next Spring. One D-I and the other D-III. Their current record is 2-3.
Brighton v. Arapahoe (CO)
Last year,  the Arapahoe Warriors defeated the Bengals 12-6. Arapahoe ended their season 16-0 and took home the state championship. So far this season they are 1-0.
Friday, March 15
Alta v. Glencoe (OR)
Glencoe Crimson Tide were the 2012 and 2011 Pacific Conference champions and lost in 2012 Oregon Playoffs to eventual runner up Sunset. They are 1-0 for the season so far.
Pleasant Grove v. Palo Verde (NV)
Last year the Pleasant Grove Vikings lost to Alta in the D-I quarterfinals. They are sitting at 3-1 for the season. The Palo Verde Panthers are the 2012 and 2011 Nevada State Champions. They already have a record of 4-0.
Timpanogos v. Centennial (ID)
The Timpanogos Timberwolves lost in the 2012 D-I quarterfinals to eventual champion Juan Diego. They will play their first three games during this tournament. The Centennial Patriots are the 2012 and 2011 TVLL runners-up. They currently have a record of 1-0.
Bingham v. Cheyenne Mountain (CO)
Last season Bingham ended with a 13-6 record and lost the Brighton in the first round of playoffs. So far they have a record of 1-3. The Cheyenne Mountain Indians ended their season with a 13-3 record and are currently at 1-0.
Saturday, March 16
Alta v. Mountain View (ID)
Mountain View Mavericks (Idaho) lost in the 2012 TVLL Semifinal to the Centennial. Their current record is 3-0.
Pleasant Grove v. Eagle (ID)
The Eagle Mustangs lost in the 2012 TVLL semifinal to eventual champion Timberline. Eagle will play their first games during this tournament.
Pleasant Grove v. Glencoe (OR)
Again, the Glencoe Crimson Tide were the 2012 and 2011 Pacific Conference champions and lost in 2012 Oregon Playoffs to eventual runner up Sunset. They are 1 – 0 for the season so far.
Timpanogos v. Sherwood (OR)
The Sherwood Bowmen were the 2012 Northwest Conference champions and lost in the 2012 Oregon Quarter Finals to the eventual champion Lincoln. Their first games of the season will also be during this tournament.
Timpanogos v. Richland (WA)
The Richland Bombers lost in the 2012 Washington Division 2 quarter finals to eventual champion Snohomish. The are the only team coming from Washington and currently have a 2-0 record.
Brighton v. Regis Jesuit (CO)
The Regis Jesuit Raiders have defeated Brighton two years in a row. Last year the game ended with Brighton losing by just one point, a major improvement from the previous year, in which they lost 11-2. So far this season, Regis Jesuit is 0-1.
Bingham v. Air Academy (CO)
The Air Academy Kadets had a 2012 record of 10-7. So far this season they stand 1-0.
You can find more information about the Boise Invitational and the participating teams by visiting Idaho Lacrosse News, here.

  1. There are actually two Foothill High Schools in California. One in Santa Ana and one in Pleasanton. Alta is playing Foothill Pleasanton from the Bay Area who has a D-1 commit. The other one is in Orange County.

  2. My little brother plays for Foothill High, but my dearest friend Tommy coaches Alta. tough choice here

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