• Jenks helps bring lacrosse to Oklahoma

    By: Andrew Carter

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    JENKS, Okla. - Not too long ago playing lacrosse at Jenks High School wasn’t an option, but after local parent Rebecca Barimo had a desire to help her son play that changed getting a boys “club team” started last year.

                    “Why not, why not me?” Barimo said.

                    “She was putting in hours, like let me tell you,” Barimo’s son Beau said.

    The teams play a few other Oklahoma squads plus teams from Arkansas and Missouri, but the Trojans are the only public school team in Green Country and are helping make the sport popular in Oklahoma.

                    “I don’t know why we were kind of the last, but I’m glad it’s here,” head coach Mike Whittman said.

    The players certainly agree.

                    “More fun than anything else, it’s awesome,” junior midfielder Brooks Lakin said.

    Coach Whittman said the boys team had eight players with solid experience when it started.

                    “Because you got a good core group it helps the other kids come along.”

    Maybe soon the sport will come along elsewhere in Oklahoma and Jenks won’t have to cross the state line to find opponents.

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