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AHS girls to form lacrosse club

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on March 13, 2019 – 12:56 amNo Comment
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A group of eager and determined female students at Alpena High School are in the process of forming a lacrosse club.

Lacrosse is said to be one of the fastest growing sports in both high schools and colleges.

The team sport is played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.

APS Superintendent John VanWagoner told a board of education committee Tuesday, that the girls have already started raising money and that the club would start out by playing games among themselves.  Whether the program would evolve into a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team is much further down the road and unknown at this time.

The board of education is expected to vote on the club when it meets Monday.  The Curriculum and Technology committee gave its approval Tuesday.

According to the latest information from the MHSAA, there are 85 girls high school lacrosse teams in the state and 129 boys teams.  Nearly all of them are located in the lower half of Michigan although Petoskey has a boys team and the two Traverse City high schools share a team made up of both boys and girls.

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