High school sport practices to begin, mandatory meeting


    By Robyn Bennett
    Special to The SUN

    Fall sports at Pagosa Springs High School are just around the corner and prospective athletes should be aware of start dates and requirements that must be met prior to participation.

    The high school golf team began practice Monday, Aug. 5.

    Pirate football, volleyball, cross country and cheerleading squads begin their practice schedules on Monday, Aug. 12. Athletes in each of these sports begin practice at 7 a.m. at the high school. The boys’ soccer team will begin practice at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the high school.

    Before an athlete can participate, he or she must have a current physical and a completed “Blue Card” packet on file with the school office. Blue Card packets will be available for pickup in the front office at the high school starting on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Parents are asked to plan ahead, so student athletes do not miss any practice time.

    Pagosa Springs Medical Center will conduct a Sports Physical Day on Friday, Aug. 9, from 1-5 p.m. Physicals are $25 and no appointment is necessary.

    All high school student athletes and their parents/guardians are required to attend an information meeting regarding Pagosa Springs High School athletics. The fall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in the high school auditorium. Student athletes will not be allowed to participate in any competitions until they and their parent/guardian have attended the required meeting.

    All fall sports schedules for Pagosa Springs High School teams can be found at www.intermountainleagueconference.org.

    Once on the Pagosa Springs site, click on the “notify me” icon and sign up for automatic e-mail notifications concerning any and all schedule changes.

    Contact the high school office at 264-2231 with any questions.