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High school teams ready to get going

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Gazette Staff
August 8, 2008

Summer's over!


It almost is, at least, for those planning to participate in high school fall sports.


Reporting dates for four Janesville sports are next week. Three other sports start Monday, Aug. 18.


Craig's athletic code meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Marshall Middle School, and Parker's is the same time at Franklin Middle School. Freshmen and others who did not attend a code meeting during the 2007-08 school year must attend and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Physical exam or alternate-year cards must be on file with the school's athletic department before an athlete is permitted to practice.


Practice information for the sports at each school:


CRAIG

Football


Reporting dates—Equipment will be issued and fitness testing will be conducted Monday.


Tests are at 9 a.m., seniors; 10 a.m., juniors; 11 a.m., sophomores. Equipment issue is at 1 p.m., seniors; 2 p.m., juniors; 3 p.m., sophomores; 4 p.m., freshmen.


First practice for sophomores, juniors and seniors is 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. First freshman practice is 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Varsity and junior varsity will practice in the bowl behind the school; freshmen and sophomores will be on the practice field north of the building.


Players should wear shorts and T-shirt the first three days. After that, pads are required.


Head coach—Bill O'Leary.


First game—Friday, Aug. 29, Sun Prairie, Monterey Stadium, 7:30 p.m.


Boys Soccer


Reporting date—First practice at all levels is 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 18, on the soccer field south of the building.


Players will meet at the Greenhouse on the south side of the building. They should wear soccer shoes, socks, shin pads, white T-shirt and shorts.


Head coach—Dave Adler.


First games—Friday, Aug, 29, Alumni game, home, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 4, Sun Prairie, home, 7 p.m.


Girls Swim


Reporting date—First practice for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity is 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Marshall Middle School pool.


Head coach—Brian Kitzman.


First meets—Friday, Aug. 29, Sun Prairie, home, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, Parker Relays, 11 a.m.


Girls Tennis


Reporting dates—A meeting of players and parents is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, at the Craig tennis courts. First practice is 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Craig courts.


Players should wear shorts and T-shirt.


Head coach—Camilla Owen.


First meet—Thursday, Aug. 21, Craig Invitational, Palmer Park, 8:30 a.m.


Girls Volleyball


Reporting dates—First practice is Monday, Aug. 18, at Marshall Middle School gymnasium. Varsity and junior varsity: 7:45 a.m.-noon; Freshmen: Noon-2:30 p.m.


Players should wear shorts, T-shirt, kneepads and volleyball shoes.


Head coach—Blake Budrow.


First match—Tuesday, Aug. 26, at UW-Whitewater, 9 a.m.


Girls Golf


Reporting date—Players at all levels should report to Room 5 at Craig for a 9-11 a.m. session on Monday. Equipment will be issued at that time.


Head coach—Mike Wesling.


First meet—Friday, Aug. 15, Edgewood Invitational, at Yahara Hills, 9 a.m.


Cross Country


Reporting date—First practice at all boys and girls levels is 8-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18. Runners will meet in the upper pavilion at Palmer Park.


Candidates are encouraged to bring water. They should wear running shoes and clothes suitable for the weather.


Head coaches—Jessica and Brian Lawton.


First meet—Thursday, Aug. 28, Milton Rock Run, 4 p.m.


PARKER

Football


Reporting dates—Equipment will be issued Monday. Seniors: 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Juniors: 8:30-9:30; Sophomores: 9:30-10:30; Freshmen: 10:30-11:30.


Varsity and sophomore practice begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, on the Parker practice fields. Freshman practice begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, also on the Parker practice fields.


Players should be report dressed for practice—shorts, T-shirt and football shoes.


The family kickoff picnic for players and parents is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Franklin Middle School.


Head coach: Joe Dye.


First game: Friday, Aug. 29, at Beloit Memorial, 7:30 p.m.


Boys Soccer


Reporting date—First practice at all levels is 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the Parker varsity soccer field. Practices are scheduled for those times Monday through Friday and 8-10 a.m. Saturday.


Head coach—Andy Holmes.


First game—Thursday, Aug. 28, Cambridge, home, 7 p.m.


Girls Swim


Reporting date—First practice at all levels is 8 a.m. Tuesday, at Franklin Middle School. Practices will be 8-10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.


Head coach—Andrea Nickel.


First meets—Friday, Aug. 29, at Beloit Memorial, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, Parker Relays, 11 a.m.


Girls Tennis


Reporting date—First practice for all levels is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Palmer Park courts.


Head coach—Bill Peyer (for more information, call 608-756-8128).


First meet—Thursday, Aug. 28, Craig Invitational, Palmer Park, 8:30 a.m.


Girls Volleyball


Reporting date—Players at all levels should report at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, to Edison Middle School. Practice is scheduled for Aug. 19-22 at Edison, with varsity and junior varsity at 8-11:30 a.m., freshmen at 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Practice will resume Aug. 25 at Parker. Tryouts will last 3-5 days at all levels, depending on the number of participants.


Players should wear shorts, T-shirt, kneepads and appropriate gym shoes.


Head coach—Dave Lehmann.


First meet—Saturday, Aug. 20, at Wisconsin Rapids, 9 a.m.


Girls Golf


Reporting date—First practice at all levels is 9 a.m.-noon Monday, at Riverside Golf Course. The practice and meet schedule will be distributed the first day.


Players should bring clubs and golf shoes.


Head coach—John Zimmerman (for more information, call 608-752-6475).


First meet—Thursday, Aug. 14, Elkhorn Scramble, at Evergreen, 8 a.m.


Cross Country


Reporting date—First practice for boys and girls at all levels is 8-9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18. Boys should meet at the Parker pool entrance, girls at Rockport Park. Participants should be able to run 4-6 miles.


Head coaches—Dan Bouska, boys; Joe LaChance, girls.


First meets—Saturday, Aug. 23, Alumni Invitational, 9 a.m.; Thursday, Aug. 28, Milton Rock Run, 4 p.m.



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