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Updated: 08/21/2013 08:02:04AM

Grassroots group pushing for lacrosse in public schools

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Lacrosse could soon join the ranks of sanctioned high school sports.


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Area lacrosse enthusiasts are trying to do now what the Hillsborough County Lacrosse Alliance (HALAX) was able to pull off a year ago: get lacrosse into public schools.

The nameless Sarasota County pro-lacrosse group’s online petition and Facebook page — both of which have more than 200 supporters — caught the attention of Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Executive Director Steve Cantees, who agreed to oversee a feasibility study assessing the viability of adding lacrosse as an FHSAA-sanctioned sport in the county’s public schools.

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