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The History of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports we know of, it dates all the way back to the 17th century. Lacrosse has its origins in a tribal game played by Native Americans and by some other tribes in what is now the United States and Canada. There were hundreds of native men playing a ball game with sticks. The game began with the ball being tossed into the air and the two sides rushing to catch it. Passing the ball was thought of as a trick, and it was seen as cowardly to dodge an opponent. Traditional lacrosse games were sometimes major events that could last several days. As many as 100 to 1,000 men from opposing villages or tribes would participate. The games were played in open plains located between the two villages, and the goals could range from 500 yards to 6 miles apart.  The sport was popular hundreds of years ago, and continues to grow today. In 1890, a high school in Scotland started the first girls lacrosse team. It was introduced to England, then eventually made its way to us in America. Lacrosse is a sport with a rich history that is growing and hopefully won’t stop.

Mackenzie Skufca said, “It’s such a fun sport, I could play it all day long.”

Attention Ladies!

For all those interested in playing GIRLS LACROSSE in the Spring, and are NOT currently engaged in a Fall Sport, please attend the workout sessions from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Monday through Friday in the Weight Room. Ask for Coach Benz. Continue Reading

Lady Tiger laxers flex guns on Kenston

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times May 3, 2018 Tony Lange Despite a rough three-game skid over the weekend, the Chagrin Falls girls lacrosse team returned to the field to flex its regional muscle during a 24-4 home win against Kenston on Monday night at C.S. Harris Stadium. Leading up to the Kenston game, Chagrin… Continue Reading

Girls Lacrosse Youth Night

This Saturday, the girl’s lacrosse team will be celebrating Lacrosse Youth night during their game against Canfield! Before the game starts, the middle school players will be dressed in their uniforms, and they will make a tunnel for the high school team to run through. Throughout the game, the middle school team will be able… Continue Reading

Girls Lacrosse vs. Orange

The @KenstonKHS girls lax team braved the wind and snow last night as they defeated Orange 9-6. @KBLadiesLax @KHSBomberSports @khs_girlslax pic.twitter.com/ARQnKruFyD — Bomber Media (@KHS_BomberMedia) April 5, 2018 Continue Reading

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