Residents seek to bring popularity to sport of lacrosse
Longview — The sport of lacrosse is rapidly growing across the country.
And one local youngster is hoping it becomes popular in Longview and surrounding areas.
Paxton McConnell, 12, moved to Frisco from Longview with his family a few years ago. Paxton had played soccer, but quickly learned that his new friends played lacrosse.
“We lived across from a park, so my friends and I would go and throw the lacrosse ball around,” Paxton said. “They really helped me get into it. It’s a lot like soccer, except you use your hands instead of your feet. Most of the drills are the same, so there wasn’t much of a transition.”
This past summer, Paxton’s family moved back to Longview, where lacrosse hadn’t found its way, yet.
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