Sports Briefs

Sports coaching spots available

Varsity boys tennis and frosh/soph boys and JV girls swimming still have coaching openings. However, because the spring sports do not begin until March, Athletic Director Kim Cave is not worried about finding a new coach.

In fact, the new Varsity Boys Tennis coach should be announced shortly.

“We’ve just finished interviews for varsity boys tennis coach, so we should be making that decision pretty soon,” Cave said.

Cave is open to either on-campus or off-campus coaches for the remaining positions. On-campus staff have been helping with the absence of former coaches.

“Though on-campus coaches have their benefits, the application process for coaching candidates will continue for off -campus coaches,” Cave said.

Props prohibited in sports photos

This year the Athletic Department has chosen to prohibit the use of props and costumes in the team photos displayed around the school.

“The pictures we take for the school are to show off our teams, seniors and coaches. Most of the time, the props used will cover most of the athlete’s face and nobody really knows who it is,” Cave said.

Cave also added that in some cases the props or hand signals used in a picture can be inappropriate.

“This is not how we like to display our athletes,” Cave said.
But for those athletes who plan to purchase and take home their photos, props are allowed,

But for those athletes who plan to purchase and take home their photos, props are allowed, meaning the limitation of additional costuming is only for display case photos.

Preliminary winter sport tryout dates

The first day winter sports can start tryouts is November 1. Most of the teams will start on this date.

Tryouts for winter sports will last a few days past the end of the fall sports season. Fall athletes cannot try out for the winter team until their fall season is done.

However, depending on the coach, the extra time could just be for fall sports athletes. Prospective players not involved in fall sports should not count on having the same amount of time as fall sport athletes. They should show up to tryouts as soon as possible.

The only anomaly so far is that girls soccer tryouts will start on November 8.