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WhirlyBall: A Combination of Lacrosse and Bumper Cars

A new game with lacrosse ties is making waves. It’s called WhirlyBall and we’ve got the scoop.

A new game with lacrosse ties is making waves. It’s called WhirlyBall and we’ve got the scoop. ESPN reported about a new game that has taken the Midwest by storm. The sport is a combination of bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball.

ESPN states:

What do you get when you combine bumper cars with lacrosse and basketball?

The answer is a game called WhirlyBall, a sport seemingly born out of an 8-year-old’s imagination. Picture this — two teams of five in bumper cars in a room measuring half the size of a basketball court.

The players are all wielding equipment similar to the long, curvy cestas used in jai-alai. And the goal is simple — gain control of the white Wiffle ball placed in the middle of the court and use the sticks to throw it through a 16-inch hole in a board 10 feet above the ground.

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Eddie
Eddie
11 years ago

Yes Whirlyball is a great game and it’s been around for over 25 years. And if you want to see the best players the sport has to offer there is a National Tournament being held in Cleveland Ohio next week. June 24-27.

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