After a slow start to the Penticton Barn Burner Lacrosse tournament, the Shuswap midget Outlaws persevered to eventually win the tournament over the weekend. On Friday night, the Outlaws disappointingly lost to Abbotsford 7-5.
They regained their composure in the first game on Saturday morning against Penticton tying 3-3.
In the afternoon, they started to mount their comeback with a commanding 6-0 win over Coquitlam.
On Sunday morning they were up against Abbotsford for the second time, in the semi-finals, but this time came out ahead 8-6.
The win sealed a position in the gold medal game on Sunday afternoon against the undefeated Surrey team.
In a tough-fought final, Shuswap outlasted the Surrey squad to take the gold medal by a score of 13-11.
The Midget Outlaws next home game will be at the Shaw Centre on Sunday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m.
In the younger lacrosse divisions, teams did not fare so well.
The novice team started out strong against Penticton, but ended up losing the game 9-4. Their second game against North Okanagan saw them drop a disappointing loss of 12-4, but the team played hard, never gave up and came off the floor with smiles on their faces.
The peewee advanced team played hard in their two games.
The first against North Okanagan was a nail-biter of a game that they lost 7-6.
Their second game was also close against Kelowna with a loss of 5-3.
The bantam team had a weekend of mixed results. Their first game on Saturday morning was a loss against a very strong North Okanagan team of 5-2.
Then onto Kelowna in the afternoon for a resounding 10-2 win.
All the Shuswap teams will be in action at the Shaw Centre over the May long weekend when they host the annual Lawrence Halvorson Memorial tournament.