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Young lacrosse players listen to instructor Rick Grinstead of the UW-River Falls' lacrosse club at the Hudson Area Lacrosse Association clinic last month at the Knowles Center in River Falls.

Lacrosse catching on with kids

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Twice in the last three weeks, up to 50 youngsters in grades 3 through 10 have gathered at the Knowles Center on the campus of UW-River Falls to learn the finer points of the game of lacrosse.


Starting in 2008 with about 20 players, the Hudson Area Lacrosse Association has grown to around 80 this year with registration for the upcoming spring season still open through the end of March.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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