Interest grows for Elkhorn Lacrosse

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Todd Mishler | May 12, 2016

The Elkhorn Lacrosse Club earned the first two victories of its inaugural season at a tournament in Watertown over Mother's Day weekend.

Program founder and coach Mike Shor and everybody involved with the Kwik Stx teams are excited about what the future holds.

“We held our first clinic on a cold, rainy Sunday last November, and even though the Packers were playing, we had 70 kids show up,” Shor said. “We knew this was going to be a struggle as a new team playing against programs that have been going for six years, even up to 20 years.

“I believe that in the next two to three years, we're going to expand exponentially,” Shor added.

Shor's inspiration to start a lacrosse program came from a friend's son, Owen Chelminiak, a 13-year-old who performed with the organization out of Janesville because there wasn't anything available in Walworth County.

Shor said Kwik Stx members come from Elkhorn, Delavan, Lake Geneva and Williams Bay.

The season started in early April and ends in early June.

Elkhorn's program featured 14 kids ages 4-6 in a starters/fundamentals group, 13 competitors on its U9 team (ages 7-9) and 10 athletes on its U11 squad (ages 10-11).

“We had kids from East Troy and Burlington want to join, but the season is almost over,” Shor said. “The goal for next year is to have U13 and girls teams.”

The club plans to keep holding practices and scrimmages this summer and clinics in the fall.

Contact Shor at [email protected] for more information.

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