‘Hometown Throw-Down’ is Now a Tradition

April 14, 2017


by Len Lathrop with Tracie Dumont

Everyone can determine whether it is spring in many different ways.  of course there is the calendar date, the peep frogs at night, the weather, but when you’re at Presentation of Mary Academy it is the first game of the season for Lacrosse, also known as the “Hometown Throw-Down” where the boys of spring from the academy have their sticks and ball ready and the boys of spring from the Hudson recreation program get together and see who can put the little orange ball in the opponents’ net the most time in four quarters of play.

This is the second year of the contest and this year there are six teams involved each in the three games for different age brackets, which, for the spectators, can be seen by the size of the player and their skill sets.  The first contest featured the 8U teams, then the players who are under 10 and the boys playing in the 8 o’clock bracket were 12U.

This is the fourth year of the PMA Lacrosse program.  It has continued to grow every year with 60 boys playing this season.  The PMA versus Hudson “Hometown Throw-Down” tradition is always a fun night of friendly rivalry as many of the players and coaches are friends outside of lacrosse.  Winner gets bragging rights and the trophy.  There’s a chance to win the trophy back at the re-match in June to close out the season.  Always a big crowd with lots of fans for both teams.