April 18, 2010 in City

School affirms lacrosse crossover

Associated Press

BOISE – Borah High School has voted to allow a girl to play on the boys lacrosse team in defiance of the lacrosse league that has already banned her.

The board’s vote on Thursday regarding Sara Maras conflicts with the Treasure Valley Lacrosse League board.

“Within our constitution we have a nondiscrimination clause regarding gender,” said Borah coach Erik Jones. “We would be going against that clause if we did not allow Sara on the team.”

Maras has played in two games with the boys junior varsity this season and was due to play next in a varsity game.

Maras said she prefers the more physical version of the game played by boys teams.

League Commissioner Stephen Smith said the board will meet Wednesday to consider its options.

Smith said he planned to suspend Jones one game for each game in which Maras plays.

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