Union Pines and New Century student athletes recently showcased their lacrosse skills at the Promoting Youth Lacrosse event hosted by Sandhills Lacrosse Association.

The student athletes helped introduce the game of lacrosse to young men and women in Carthage.

(Left to Right) Connor Shea, Chris Strayhorn (Union Pines) and Aidyn Rombalski (New Century) discuss procedures during a scheduled break.  

“The athletes learned about supporting the community, promoting physical activities, time management, and leadership,” said Sandhills Warriors Coach Carlson Chow.

After the introduction, Sandhills Warriors Lacrosse Club donned their gear and provided a demonstration. 

Gavin Oliveras (Union Pines High School) reviews upcoming drills.  

The club has players from eighth through 12th grade, and they come from all over Moore County. Players must reside in Moore County and not attend a school that already has a lacrosse team. SLA welcomes home schooled students, and they accept new players throughout the season.

Melody Ripley (second from the left) of Union Pines High School, provides overview of girls lacrosse. 

“The Sandhills Lacrosse Association is a community-based tax exempt non-profit charitable organization that aspires to grow youth, high school, collegiate, and adult lacrosse programs in the Sandhills/greater Moore County, NC area whose athletes are recognized for their scholarship, service, leadership, and achievements in the community, in the classroom, and on the field of competition,” said the association’s website.

For more information about SLA, please e-mail: sla@gmail.com or visit www.sandhillslax.com.

Feature photo: Lilly Simpson (Sandhills Farm Life) attempts to pick up a ground ball. All photos courtesy of SLA.

Jacob Churchbourne (Union Pines High School) prepares Moore County kids for the next drill.  

Union Pines High School students (left to right), Levi Greene, Christopher Strayhorn, Gavin Olvera, Zach Lessman and Jacob Churchbourne conduct a friendly scrimmage.  

 

 

 

 

 

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