Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fall school sports gear up with practices


     Coaches at Blaine County public and private schools are starting athletic practices for the 2014 fall season—even though school doesn’t start until Tuesday, Sept. 2.

     Here is a look at some mandatory meetings and practice schedules coming up:


WRHS parent-player meetings

     Wood River High School athletic director John Rade has scheduled parent and player meetings for each fall sport in the coming week.

     · Girls’ and boys’ varsity and junior varsity soccer: Monday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the WRHS commons area. The boys will stay in the commons area after the administrative presentation, while the girls will adjourn to the Distance Learning Center.

     Tryouts and practices begin the morning of Monday, Aug. 11 for both programs at the Phil Homer football stadium.

     First games are set for Saturday, Aug. 23.

     · Volleyball, varsity, JV and freshmen: Monday, Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the WRHS Distance Learning Center.

     Tryouts and practices start Monday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m. All paperwork, including physicals for incoming freshmen, juniors and new students, must be submitted prior to tryouts and practices.

     First matches are Friday, Aug. 29.

     · Football, grades 9-12: Tryouts and practices begin Monday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. at Phil Homer Stadium. First varsity game is Friday, Aug. 29, a Great Basin Conference contest at Jerome High School.

     · Cross country, girls and boys grades 9-12: Monday, Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the WRHS Distance Learning Center. First practice is Friday, Aug. 15 at 3:45 p.m. at the cross country shed. First meet is Friday, Aug. 29 at the Jerome Invitational at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls.


Volleyball team hosts Aug. 14-15 clinic

     The Wood River High School volleyball team is hosting a two-day pre-season clinic for girls entering grades 5-9 on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon at the high school gym in Hailey.

     Registration is Thursday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. and the middle school clinic will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Cost is $30 for both days.

     For questions or sign-up, call varsity team captains Haley Cutler at 720-6431 or Brittney Bradley at 481-0039.



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