Longhorns' Fall Sports Program Begins Next Week

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With the new school year rapidly approaching, Payson High School Athletic Director Dave Bradley has finalized the schedules for the opening week of preseason practices Aug. 7 to 11. But before any athlete can participate, Bradley warns, they must have on file in his office a current physical exam and parent consent forms.

Once all the necessary paperwork is taken care of, Bradley will issue the athletes a "blue card" which signals the coaches the athletes are eligible to participate.

Football Under first year head coach Mike Wheelis, pre-season practices will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Freshman are to report at 8 a.m. Aug. 7 and will be told what their schedule will be the remainder of the week.

Girls Soccer During the preseason week, practices will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the Rumsey Park multi-purpose field.

Boys Soccer First-year head coach Byron Quinlan has scheduled opening week sessions for 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Rumsey Park.

Volleyball Practices will be held from 8 a.m. until noon in Wilson Dome. Coaches Sue Weems and Krystal Garvin have designated Aug. 9 as the day for team tryouts.

Cross Country Practices will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Rumsey I.

Beginning Aug.14, all fall sports will hold the traditional after-school practices beginning about 3:30 p.m. and lasting about two hours.

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