By Lauryn Higgins
Flatwater Free Press 

Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for North Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title

 

February 9, 2023



It happened on a late spring Saturday afternoon in Omaha.

The cool mid-May breeze caused the fans ringing Westside High School’s modest football field to curl up under their blankets and jackets. They watched, peering through the late afternoon sun, as 16 high school lacrosse players made history.

The NorthStar lacrosse team, a group of Black boys from North Omaha, faced off against the private Creighton Prep High School for the 2022 junior varsity Nebraska state title.

Creighton Prep’s seasoned players warmed up along the sidelines, while several of NorthStar’s first-year players anxiously wa...



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