FORT WORTH ISD STUDENTS LEARN AMERICA’S ORIGINAL SPORT
Fort Worth, Texas – A number of Fort Worth ISD students are learning all about North America’s original sport – lacrosse. Often called “fastest game on two feet” lacrosse was born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adapted and raised by the Canadians. The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey.
Students from Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School, among others, form the core of the Fort Worth Panther Lacrosse Team, now in its first year. Organized lacrosse has been in Texas for decades but the Panther team is among the first in Fort Worth.
The game of lacrosse requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in lacrosse. In Texas lacrosse is played as a club sport and has not yet been recognized by the University Interscholastic League.
The Fort Worth Panthers are part of the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) and currently play at the Division III level. The team is made up of ten Paschal High School students, two from Arlington Heights High School, three from Weatherford, three from Mansfield and one from Trinity Valley School.
In addition to boys varsity, Fort Worth Lacrosse offers teams at boys 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade and girls 6/8 grade. Additional information about the sport is also available at www.uslacrosse.org.
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