End of a streak
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Vero Beach High School girls lacrosse team. The Indians’ stretch of consecutive state championships – 10 through 2015 – came to an end when they lost this year’s title game, 8-7, to Bartram Trail of St. Johns at Jupiter High School. Bartram Trail dominated, but Vero Beach wouldn’t give up and forced the game into sudden-death overtime. To come back was classy and impressive, said Vero Beach coach Shannon Dean. Indeed it was – but not enough. Too bad. Let’s not forget that the Vero Beach girls basketball team won its first state championship in February, knocking off Boca Raton, 77-68, at Lakeland Center. It took two overtimes. Vero Beach High School is still a place where girls are champions. I’m Paul Janensch.