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Treasure Coast Essay

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.