FRYEBURG — Fall sports is right around the corner for athletes at Fryeburg Academy.
Athletic director Sue Thurston reminds parents that all athletes must provide proof of insurance, a signed copy of the athletic handbook and proof of a physical within the past two years before they can participate. All the forms are available online and outside the athletic office. For questions, call athletic director Thurston at the Athletic Office at 935-2031.
Starting Aug. 18, all teams will begin practice at the times and locations listed below.
Cross Country: report at 7 a.m. to the gym parking lot. Coach Bill Reilly, 890-6587.
Boys Soccer: report to the Route 302 practice field from 7-9 a.m. and then the game field from 6:-7:30 p.m. Coach Bob Hodgman-Burns, 890-5246.
Girls Soccer: report to the game field from 8-10 a.m. and the 302 practice field from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Coach John Atwood, 935-2384.
Football: report to the locker room from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Coach David Turner, 461-1241.
Field Hockey: report to the rec. fields at 8 a.m. fitness at Fryeburg rec fields; 9-11:30 a.m. Youth Camp at Fryeburg rec fields (players attend); 5:30-7:30 p.m., evening practice. Coach Dede Frost, 890-4447.
Cheering: report to the field house from 9-11 a.m. Coach Jillian Tetreault, (603)986-6304.
Golf: report to Lake Kezar Country Club at 4 p.m. Coach Chris Dutton, 239-0363.
By Lloyd Jones
CONWAY — The arrival of August means high school sports are right around the corner. Kennett High athletes are reminded that sports physicals for the 2013-2014 seasons are required.
The school's policy states: "Kennett High/Middle School is introducing impact testing for all athletes for the 2014-15 school year. Each student needs to complete a computer base test before starting a sport at Kennett. A pre-participation physical for competitive interscholastic sports will be performed within one year of entry into middle school and within one year on entry into senior high school, and every other year thereafter. A more recent appraisal of the child's health may be required if deemed necessary, requested by either the school nurse or the athletic director."
Athletic director Kerry Brady issued the following Kennett High practice information for fall 2014 sports season recently:
A parent/athlete informational meeting for all high school athletes playing a fall sport will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Loynd Auditorium at Kennett High.
Impact testing: fall sport impact testing for all ninth and 11th graders and those that have not been tested will occur on the following dates: Aug. 12, 13, and 14. Students will sign up for a time slot at the August 11 meeting with Andy Trowbridge.
• FIELD HOCKEY
Practice begins Aug. 18 (Monday through Friday) from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the field hockey field.
• CROSS COUNTRY
Practice begins Monday, Aug. 18, at the high school from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
• BOYS SOCCER
Practice begins Aug. 18, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the soccer field.
• GIRLS SOCCER
Practice begins Aug. 18, 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the school.
Practice begins Aug. 19, in the high school gym from 2 to 5 p.m.
Practice begins Aug. 18, at North Conway Country Club at 3 p.m.
• MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB
There will be a team meeting at Kenentt High after school starts.
• FALL SPIRIT
For Kennett Middle School athletes, who are also required to have taken a physical, on Monday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennett Middle School gym, there will be a parent and athlete signup for fall sports. Sports that will be offered during the fall season are: football, field hockey, cross-country running, and boys' and girls' soccer.
All students intending to participate must have proof of a physical examination on file at the school or give it to the coach before participating.
The Kennett athletic department is offering a way for parents, students, coaches, friends, etc., to keep up to date on any athletic schedule changes. Digital Sports offers complete and up-to-date scheduling information directly from the athletic office. You can also view the complete schedule from this site.
The first step is to sign up. Log onto: http://64453.digitalsports.com/ or digitalsports.com
You can then sign up for email notifications of schedule changes of the teams you're interested in. When the athletic department makes any change/postponement, etc. you will get an immediate email letting you know.
FRYEBURG — Trevor Henschel and Zach Sheehan, both of Lovell, recently represented the State of Maine at the Northeast High School Wrestling Duels in New York. The talented student-athletes helped Maine finish fourth overall.
Sheehan and Henschel were part of a team made up of several Maine high school wrestlers who have been spending their summer in the wrestling room and at tournaments improving themselves. The team went 4-3 over two days (July 18-19) with the Pine Tree State posting victories over the Northeast Tremors, Team New Jersey, Olympic Wrestling of New York, and Mayo Qua Chi of Rhode Island.
Henschel and Sheehan have been wrestling since first grade. Henschel competed at 195 pounds while Sheehan wrestled at 138 pounds.
Weaver Elite of Pennsylvania beat Maine on its way to winning the tournament.
The Kennett High School Girls' Basketball team will hold a car wash this Saturday (Aug. 2) at Mountain Center Physical Therapy on Main Street in Conway from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Coach Larry Meader said the Eagles will be washing vehicles for donations to raise money for new basketball warm-ups.
CONWAY — Preseason may be several weeks away but several members of the Kennett High football team are already in mid-season form. Seven Eagles competed July 12 in the first ever Granite State Lineman Challenge held at Pembroke Academy.
The challenge consisted of 10 total events: a farmers walk; a 3-cone drill; a ball toss; a quarterback sack course; a bench press; a sled drive; an obstacle course; tire flips; tire pulls; and a team tug of war.
There were 12 total teams, nine of which were made up of Division I schools and 70 plus total athletes competing.
"It is my pleasure to let you know that our boys won the team competition," Mike Holderman, head football coach at Kennett High, wrote in an email.
Representing KHS were Campbell Wales, Nick Wells, Theo Scarlett, Nick Sherwood, Jacob Cameron, Tyler Eaton and Casey Sandman.
"We also had some great individual performances," Holderman added.
Sherwood finished fourth overall; Cameron was eighth; Eaton,16th; and Sandman, 29th.
Kennett's offensive skills guys also had an opportunity to test their skills against other football players on Saturday at the Under Armour 7 versus 7 tournament held at Exeter High School in an all day event that featured 40 teams from all over New England.
The Eagles finished pool play in first play and undefeated at 4-0. In it's opening game, KHS beat Manchester West; then topped Greater Lawrence, Mass.; beat Pembroke Academy; and bested North Middlesex, Mass.
Kennett advanced from pool play to the single elimination playoffs and won its first game in the round of 16, but fell in the quarterfinals, finishing in the top 8 — better than all other New Hampshire teams.
The Eagles beat Longmeadow, Mass. in the Round of 16 and were narrowly edged by Wintrop, Mass, 19-15 in the quarterfinals.