High School Meetings, Practices, Camps Scheduled

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Published on July 23 2012 9:46 am
Last Updated on August 6 2012 1:09 pm
Written by Millie Lange

ST. ANTHONY

-- There will be a meeting for anybody wanting to run high school cross country at St. Anthony and their parents Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony's track. The first practice will be Wednesday, August 8 at 6 a.m.

-- There will be a golf team organizational meeting Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony High School. The meeting is for all students, male and female, interested in playing golf for St. Anthony High School during the fall season. Parents are encouraged to attend. Team schedules as well as team rules and guidelines will be distributed. Practices will begin Wednesday, August 8. Players are reminded to have their sports physicals completed before they can practice. Any questions may be directed to men's coach, Phil Zaccari at 347-7923.

-- There will be an organizational meeting for girls interested in competing on the St. Anthony tennis team Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at St. Anthony High School. Team schedules, team results and guidelines will be distributed. Practice will begin August 8. Players must have had a sports physical before being allowed to practice. If there are any questions, phone Coach Darlene Esker at 217-821-7535.

EFFINGHAM

-- Effingham High School cross country practice will begin Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 a.m. Meet at the high school ready to run. Contact Coach Higgs at 540-1278 if there are any questions.

-- Effingham High School girls tennis will begin practice Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the high school tennis courts. All interested girls, freshmen through seniors, are eligible to play. A tennis racket, hand towel and water bottle are recommended.

-- The preseason soccer meeting for all Effingham High School athletes interested in playing this fall will be held Monday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the EHS office conference room. Those interested are asked to attend with at least one parent.

-- Sign up and information for Effingham High School girls golf will be Wednesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at EHS Cafetorium. If there are any questions, phone Coach Jerry Trigg at 217-821-4244.

-- There will be an informational meeting Monday, August 6 from 6-6:30 p.m. for those students interested in playing golf this year. The meeting will take place in Effingham High School's Hearts Rock Cafe. There will be discussion on the tryout process, practice schedule and hand out insurance forms, athletic codes, photographs and any other necessary paperwork. Tryouts will be at Foreway Golf Course Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9. If you cannot make the meeting, pick up the paperwork at the Effingham High School office and contact Jeff Schafer at 871-2117. To participate in a fall sport, an athlete must have current physical (all freshmen had to have this), proof of insurance, signed athletic code and pay an athletic fee of $20.

-- High school football upcoming activities include: August 7 -- Deadline to pay activity fee ($30), have physical and turn in proof of insurance; August 8 -- First day of football practice, double days. Practices will be from 6-9 a.m. and from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; August 11 -- First day of full pads; August 18 -- Buck Bowl/Media Day; August 24 -- First varsity game at Breese Mater Dei. All players should attend all practices. THe IHSA gives football 14 days to practice before the first game, but requires 12 days of practice before allowing players to participate in a game. Anyone missing two or more days of practice will be ineligible for the first game. All players need to go to the high school office and pay their $30 activity fee, turn in a proof of insurance form and a copy of their latest physical before they will be allowed to practice. Pratices for the first three days will be with helmets only. Also a reminder, all EHS football players are currently selling "Hearts discount cards"; the cost is $15. Anyone wanting a card should be able to get one from any Effingham Hearts football players.

ALTAMONT/BEECHER CITY

-- Altamont/Beecher City Co-op soccer team practice will be held Thursday, August 9 from 7-9:30. Practice schedules are available in the high school office.

BEECHER CITY

-- Conditioning for volleyball players will be held Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the high school. Practice will start Wednesday, August 8. There will be double sessions. Practice times for August 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 include, first session, 7-10 a.m. and second session, 6-8 p.m. Starting August 15, practice will be according to school from 3-6 p.m.

TEUTOPOLLIS

-- High School soccer practice is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 7-10 a.m. Meet at the soccer field at the junior high school. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

-- Fall baseball practice has been scheduled for Monday, August 13 from 3:30-6 p.m. Meet at the high school baseball diamond. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

-- Girls tennis practice has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Teutopolis Grade School tennis courts ready to play. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

-- Golf tryouts will be held Wednesday, August 8, Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10. The bus leaves from Teutopolis High School at 8:30 a.m. going to Cardinal Golf Course. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

-- Cross country practice will be held Wednesday, August 8 from 7-8 a.m. Meet at the park at the junior high school. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

-- Volleyball practice has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 8:30-11 a.m. Meet at the high school gym. Athletes must have all paperwork in or you will not practice.

NEWTON

-- There will be a meeting for any prospective Newton High School golfer and his/her parents Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. At this meeting, the needed paperwork will be filled out before the season begins. Discussion will be on the upcoming season, team rules and the tryout procedures. Athletes must have a physical on file before they can practice. Practice will start Wednesday, August 8 from 8-11:30 a.m. Meet at NCHS north parking lot. If there are any questions or you cannot attend this meeting, contact Coach Mammoser at 618-553-0437.

-- Girls tennis practice will begin Wednesday, August 8. Times are 8-10 a.m. Meet at the Newton High  School tennis courts.

-- Volleyball practice has been scheduled Wednesday, August 8 from 7-10 a.m. in the Newton High School Gym.

-- Football practice will begin Wednesday, August 8. Practice will be held from 7-9:30 a.m.

-- Cross country practice will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8. Meet at the NCHS north parking lot.

NEOGA

-- High school volleyball practice will be held Wednesday, August 8 at Neoga High School from 1-4 p.m. All athletes must have had a physical before being allowed to practice.

-- There will be a high school baseball meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9 at the high school. Parents, especieally parents of freshmen and new students are encouraged to attend. All athletes must have had a physical before being allowed to practice. The first practice has been scheduled for Monday, August 13 at the high school.

-- Cross country practice will begin Wednesday, August 8 at the high school beginning at 8 a.m. All athletes must have had a physical before being allowed to practice.

CUMBERLAND

-- All individuals who want to play golf at Cumberland High School should attend an informational meeting Tuesday, August 7 at the high school gym. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All athletes must have had a physical before being allowed to practice.

-- There will be an informational meeting for any girls interested in playing volleyball at Cumberland High School.  Interested players should attend the meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 31 at 6 p.m. All athletes must have had a physical and all necessary paperwork turned in before being allowed to practice. Practice will begin Wednesday August 8.

DIETERICH

-- There will be high school volleyball conditioning Tuesday, August 7 from 7-10 a.m. Meet at the Dieterich Memorial and bring a water bottle. Current sports physical must be on file and activity fee must be paid before an athlete can participate.

-- There will be cross country practice Wednesday, August 8 at 8 a.m. Current sports physicals must be on file and activity fee must be paid before an athlete can participate.