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Youth lacrosse finally arrives in Aroostook County

While Greater Bangor may be the next stop for the expansion of Maine high school lacrosse, it by no means marks the end of that growth at the youth level.

“There already are some teams down on the [Midcoast] and I think the next step is we’re going to see groups in the Houlton, Presque Isle and Caribou area,” said Tim Baude, a program director for the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department, which hosts Eastern Maine Lacrosse youth travel teams for youngsters through high school age.

The Aroostook County presence now exists through Northern Maine Lacrosse, a fledgling program that offers the sport for more than 30 youths in grades 3-6 from Smyrna to Mars Hill.

The effort is the brainchild of Ken Ervin of Houlton, who moved with his wife Liz and their five children from western New Hampshire back to her hometown nearly two years ago.

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