A phoenix rises from ashes.
These guys rose from less than that.
But a mere a gleam in someone's eye half a decade ago, a Forest-based lacrosse team has been birthed, raised and grown to prominence in startlingly rapid fashion.
The U15 (15 years of age and under) team of the Forest Youth Athletic Activities organization capped its remarkable run by posting an 11-3 record and winning the Southwest Virginia Lacrosse League Tournament.
To say the team's trajectory is solid is to understate.