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Lacrosse Popularity Growing In Sheridan

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Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

The Sheridan Mavericks boys team may have split their only home games of the season this past weekend, but in the grand scheme of things, the team has won over some fans.

Playing in front of a packed stadium, the Mavericks lost on Friday 5-3 vs. Cody, then rebounded on Saturday and spanked Helena 19-6.

The teams’ record on the season is 5-1, and are next scheduled to play on Saturday at Cody vs. 2 different teams from Bozeman.

Looking back on this past weekend, Head Coach JR Wright says based on the fan turn-out, the sport is here to stay.

“It’s football in the spring as far as I’m concerned, so it’s the thing to go do when we’re in town and Sheridan showed up, had a great hometown feel for us on senior night. I’m not sure what the exact attendance was, but this place was pretty well packed and had a great, great atmosphere for our guys to come out and even though we came up a little short, I think it was still a big big win for the game here.”

Click here to see video highlights of the Cody at Sheridan lacrosse game.

The Lady Mavericks had this past weekend off from competition and players were in attendance at the boys’ games.

Head Coach Brianna Scholl says the sport is growing and it will eventually pick up on the girls side.

The main reason the boys are further ahead is because the boys program has been around 1 year longer compared to the girls, but progress is being made.

“I think it’s slowly starting to get there. The girls side is a little bit slower to see that growth, but girls function a little different than boys. It takes a little bit of convincing in seeing how much fun it is, but I do think it’s starting to grow. This weekend was pretty cool to come out and watch the clinic that they did for all the little kids and they had a ton of little kid rec and we had a few younger girls in rec too that were doing it, so I think it’s getting there. I think as the years go, we’ll get more and more that want to do it.”

The Lady Mavericks are currently 3-2 on the season.

The team plays in the division 2 level within the Montana High School Lacrosse Association and will play some division 1 JV opponents this weekend at Missoula.

Sheridan’s 2 home games of this season are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11th.

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