In Praise Of LacrosseRick Chandler3/31/06 11:30amFiled to: Lacrosse0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication. Although he has been following the story pretty closely, Todd Blumbergs doesn't have a lot of time to obsess over the Duke lacrosse team case; he's got things to do. The coach of the Woodside (Calif.) High boys lacrosse team is in the middle of his season in the Peninsula Athletic League, and with a little luck the Wildcats could win their first league title this year. We bring this up for a couple of reasons. First, to note that there is such a thing as high school lacrosse, and that the sport indeed exists west of the Mississippi. And second, to point out that, far from being a sport populated solely by rich white kids who couldn't make the baseball team (as has been suggested in some of the coverage of the Duke case), lacrosse, from the grassroots level to the pros, is pretty diverse.