NPHS Fall Activities meeting is Monday, Aug. 4

New Prague High School will hold its fall activities eligibility meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the New Prague High School Auditorium. This meeting is being held a week earlier than in past years.

At the meeting, new activities director Brad Skogerboe will present a sportsmanship video, go over Minnesota State High School League policies and the New Prague activities handbook, and answer questions.

After the general meeting, all fall sports coaches will conduct parent meetings.

Athletic forms and fees can be turned in at this meeting. Forms are available from the high school office or can be downloaded on the school district's website, www.np.k12.mn.us. Fees for all fall sports are $125. Families who are on free or reduced lunch can contact the activities office for alternatives to the fees. There is a family cap on activities fees for the school year.

Students participating in athletics must have a physical on file with the school district within the last three years.

Practice for all fall sports begins August 11. Times and dates for each activity are:

Boys and Girls Cross Country - grades 9 though 12 will practice at 8 a.m. at the high school. Nick Meyer is the boys coach and Julie Berg is the girls coach. The first meet for the Trojans will be August 29 at Eagan.

Girls Tennis - Grades 9 through 12 will practice beginning at 8 a.m. at the high school. Practices will last until 11 a.m. from August 11 to 14. The August 15 practice will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and will be followed by a potluck dinner with parents. Matt Duoos is the head coach. The team's first match will be August 21 at Delano.

Volleyball - grades 9 through 12 will practice at 8 a.m. at the high school. Practices will last until 12:30 pm from August 11 to 15. There will also be a practice on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. Emily Jasperson is the new coach for the team, which will open its season August 21 at Owatonna.

Football - Grades 9 through 12 will practice at 2:30 at the high school. Practices will last until 8:30 p.m. for the first two weeks of the season. Tony Buthe is the head coach. The team will have its first game August 29 at Faribault.

Girls Swimming - Grades 9 through 12 will practice at noon at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake, for the first two weeks of the season. The bus will depart from New Prague Middle School at 11:15 a.m. each day. The practice sessions will last until 3 p.m. daily. Julie Hull is the head coach. The team will hold its first meet August 26 at Mankato East.

Boys and Girls Soccer - Grades 9 through 12 will start at 8 a.m. at the high school. Practices will last until 11:30 a.m. each day. The program will be in its second year, and will offer a junior varsity and freshman team. Jon Hopke is the boys coach and Steve Kehrli is the girls coach. Both teams will have their first matches August 28 at home against Waseca.

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