The Milbank High School athletic season is getting set to begin. The Bulldogs will use the theme MAD (Making A Difference) for the 2017-2018 school year.
According to MHS Athletic Director Adolph Shepardson, all student-athletes must have a physical or physical update on file before they are allowed to begin practice, Athletes in grades 7, 9, and 11 need a new physical this year. Athletes in grades 8, 10, and 12 need a physical update. Athletes in grades 7, 9, and 11 also need to complete the ImPACT testing (see related story elsewhere on The Valley Express).
All athletes must attend the mandatory sports meeting on Wednesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. in the high school theater. This meeting is for all athletes in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in any athletic activity during the 2017-2018 school year. Parents must accompany their athlete. Students who plan to participate in activities not scheduled to begin in the fall are also required to attend. Student activity policies and sport-specific team meetings will be held. Zach Mathers, head trainer and head of strength and conditioning at the University of Sioux Falls, will be the guest speaker.
Important dates for August:
Tuesday, August 1 – First day of cheer practice (April Anderson – advisor).
Monday, August 7 – First day of boys golf (head coach – Mark Keeton) and girls tennis (head coach – Jim Dahl).
Wednesday, August 9, and Thursday, August 10 – School registration and ImPACT testing.
Thursday, August 10 – First day of football (head coach – Jeremy Tostenson), volleyball (head coach – Nancy Hoeke), and cross country (head coach – Eric Townsend).
Monday, August 14 – Team and individual photos – tennis at 3 p.m./ cross country at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15 – Band workshop 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16 – Mandatory sports meeting – 7 p.m. in high school theatre.
Thursday, August 17 – Team and individual photos – volleyball at 3 p.m./ golf at 4 p.m.
Monday, August 21 – Team and individual photos – football at 3 p.m./ cheer at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23 – First day of school/ middle school football and volleyball ImPACT testing.
Monday, August 28 – Team and individual photos – middle school football and volleyball at 3:30 p.m.