While excitement has engulfed the lacrosse community in Kentucky in recent with the possibility of state sanctioning on the horizon, it looks like folks will have to wait a little longer before any official decision is made.
After nearly a decade of two leagues co-existing, Kentucky high school lacrosse looks like it will finally be united once again. This time under the umbrella of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
The Kentucky High School lacrosse season came to a close last week with St. Xavier capturing the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League (KSLL) title and Henry Clay winning the Commonwealth Lacrosse League (CLL), and one of the main themes constantly brought up in circles across the state this spring was the amount of young talent, and the dispersal of said talent.
St. Xavier made a clear statement on Wednesday night that they are the best team in the Bluegrass, downing rival Trinity 15-4. The Tigers put the pedal to the metal early on in the contest and never let up, essentially cruising to victory.
(Trinity’s Gavin Noland evades a St. Xavier defender. | Photo Credit: Chad Waggoner)
On Wednesday night at 7 pm, the biggest high school rivalry in the nation heads to the lacrosse field as Trinity (Ky.) takes the 14-minute trek from Shelbyville Road to Poplar Level Road to take on St. Xavier (Ky.) in what is annually the most anticipated high school lacrosse game in the state of Kentucky.
Last Friday, Trinity, Ky., senior attackman Gavin Noland announced that he would be staying home and taking his talents to Bellarmine to play for Andy Whitley and the Knights. Noland’s commitment came just over a month after St. Xavier, Ky., attackman Ben Hubbs announced his commitment and joined the Knights’ 2021 recruiting class.
Ever since the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced back in the fall that they would be holding a vote on whether to sanction lacrosse or not, I have been getting questions from people in and outside of Kentucky about why the KHSAA decided to take a serious look now, what would KHSAA look like, and many other pieces surrounding this whole thing. Continue reading “Mailbag: Questions Surrounding The KHSAA Possibly Sanctioning Lacrosse”→