Bainbridge High, Klahowya Secondary schools receive state lacrosse sportsmanship award

May 28, 2010

Bainbridge High, Klahowya Secondary schools receive state lacrosse sportsmanship award

SEATTLE – The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) has named Bainbridge High School and Klahowya Secondary School as recipients of its 2010 Evert Smith Team Sportsmanship Award.

The annual sportsmanship award, named for the late Northwest lacrosse pioneer Evert Smith, recognizes a high school boys team in each of the two WHSBLA divisions that exemplifies the highest level of sportsmanship during the season.

Bainbridge, which began play in 1989 and is one of the original seven high school lacrosse programs in the state, is the Division I recipient, while Klahowya, which began play in 2003 as a part of the sport’s significant growth in the early 2000s, is the Division II recipient.

Smith, who in 2006 was a posthumously enshrined in the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame, worked tirelessly in the 1970s and 1980s to organize and promote the sport of the lacrosse in Washington state.

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. and in Washington State the sport has seen double-digit growth in six of the last eight years. In 2010, over 2,700 high school students representing 83 boys (www.WHSBLA.org) and 55 girls (www.WSLAX.org) varsity and jv teams in eastern and western Washington compete in a nine-week season March – May. The annual Boys and Girls Washington State High School Championships take place in late May.

For daily high school lacrosse results or to receive results through an RSS feed, please visit http://media.uslax-wa.org/

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