NORWICH – Back in the 1980s, Oxford and Sherburne-Earlville were just some of the local schools that had lacrosse teams––but the sport soon disappeared to the area. Today, the closest programs are currently 45 minutes in any direction.
Ever thought about playing Lacrosse? If so, here is your chance to join in the fun of one of the fastest growing sports.
As of last June, the number of national players across the nation eclipsed 825,000.
Bob Leary and Mark Murphy are looking to grow that number by starting a league in Norwich.
“We are looking to bring something back to the area and we think that Norwich is a good area to help grow the sport of Lacrosse,” said Murphy. “We are excited to get started in Norwich because the city has been very positive in their response and has been great to work with.”
On June 3, there will be an exhibition tournament held at the Borden Avenue Skating Rink in Norwich. Teams from the surrounding areas such as Oneonta and Utica will participate.
Those who are interested in seeing what the sport is all about are invited to come and watch the tournament and gain interest. Games are scheduled to start at noon that Sunday.