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College Crosse Prospectus: George Michael Has Died

All the lax news and then some for December 26, 2016.

George Michael Plays Perth Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Happy Kwanzaa and Boxing Day! Let’s get to those links!


Yesterday was Christmas Day, but we found some old school lax games!


I mean yesterday was Christmas Day so...

The game John Crawley is looking forward to is very simple.

A Fayetteville third grader, Reese Walker, is becoming a budding star in the Carolinas for girl’s lacrosse, from Sammy Batten of the Fayetteville Observer.

"I was playing basketball for my church when Wes (Davis) told me I should give lacrosse a try,'' Walker said. "I had never seen a game, never used a stick and didn't know anything about it, really.''

Davis is a lacrosse enthusiast and former college player at East Carolina. He teamed with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation Department to start a girls' lacrosse program in the spring of 2012 and was constantly on the lookout for new talent.

In Walker, Davis found the perfect recruit.

"You use a lot of the same techniques in lacrosse that you use in basketball ... hand-eye coordination, setting picks, shooting on a goal,'' Davis said. "Reese was a top basketball player, so I thought she could become really good at lacrosse, too.''


The annual re-enactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River happened in Bucks County.


2016 takes another legend: Pop singer George Michael passed away at the age of 53. And not George Michael Bluth from Arrested Development.


Again, yesterday was Christmas Day. Pretty much nothing outside of the unexpected death of George Michael happened. So we’ll give you one of his greatest hits, and my favorite George Michael song.

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