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By Drew Truitt
Sports Editor 

Highlanders Win Lacrosse Season Opener

Reynolds Scores in Double Sudden Death Overtime


Last updated 2/25/2019 at 11:52am

In only their second season and under the steady hand of Coach Stacey Butcher the Lake Wales High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team crossed a milestone under the Legion Field lights and a full moon by beating a similarly matched but seasoned Lakeland Christian in their season opener Tuesday, Feb. 19. Final score: 9-8 in double sudden death overtime.

For those fortunate fans who braved a roller coaster ride of emotions over 54 unyielding minutes of nonstop action the seesaw game gave as much as it took away.

Lacrosse, a sport purported to have been invented long ago by Native Americans, eve...

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