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America’s First Pastime

I sat down at the computer today to get my daily fix of lacrosse and stumbled across this gem from Joe Smith of the Dominion Post. Smith lays out a scene from 1763 at Fort Michilimackinac (had to read that several times) then goes on to paint a brief picture of the history of the game in America.

Fast forward 250-plus years, and the sport that once entertained thousands of Native Americans and colonial imperialists alike has a new name, strict rules, and has become America’s fastest growing sport: Lacrosse.

Smith sums up the article:

“As spring showers and warm weather overtake the winter and usher in a new year with endless possibilities, consider trading an afternoon at the ballpark watching America’s National Pastime for a night at your local high school stadium to feast your eyes on America’s First Pastime, a sport that predates even our nation’s founding, which stretches back to our continent’s roots.”

America The Beautiful!

Have you seen this?

ICYMI: The Hobart men’s lacrosse team visited the Carrier Dome on Tuesday to do some Orange-crushing. Unfortunately for the Bart The Statesman, this Syracuse squad showed up already juiced and ready to throwdown! “The Orange has won 30 of the 33 meetings between the rivals since….1986,” according to Lindsay Kramer at

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