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Show LAS Your Old School: 1998 Texas GTG Video

Old School Lacrosse

Editor’s note: The Old School submissions have dried up and this series needs YOU to keep it going. Got something to share? Email with “OLD SCHOOL” in the subject to keep the memories alive.

There’s nothing we love more than having a true Grow The Game moment to share with the masses.

To that point, Here is some 1998 video showing how new lacrosse was to Texas and especially the sportscasters who had trouble describing it to the masses.

As great as the bucket helmets and football practice jerseys were back in the day, the sportscasters in this clip did their best to take the shine off.

Did he just say "LACLOSS"?

"The subject is to carry the ball and put it in the net more than the other guys."

Now, I’m not trying to be mean-spirited but seriously? These sportscasters looked and sounded like they went to the “Boom goes the dynamite” school of sports journalism.

Thankfully, we know the game in Texas has been booming since 1998. Keep that Grow Texas Lacrosse train rolling, fellas.

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Ryan Craven is a Co-Founder of Lax All Stars and has taken his passion for lacrosse from coast to coast and back again. Contact him at


    • Hey Dan…no, I wasn’t there..I had taken a brief hiatus from lax at that time, for reasons I still don’t understand. But what’s funny is that the article seems to suggest that Texas Lax was in its infancy in 1998…in actuality, some of the first games in Texas were played in Houston in 1974 and I was in fact there. There were only three teams at the time that I know of..Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. NOLC, which was actually Tulane Lacrosse Club at the time, made a trip over there and ran the table. That was where I first met the unforgettable Earl Bill who recently passed(see the FB group “Those Who Played for Earl”).
      In 1975, the first Fiesta Tournament was played in San Antonio..Tulane won it that year and the next two after that, at which point we were no longer invited. It was only a four-team tourney. Texas Lacrosse grew rapidly from the mid-70’s on…last I heard many years ago there were well over 50 high school teams.

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