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Tiger fall athletics begin Monday, Aug. 16

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All Morris Area High School and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fall athletics begin Monday, Aug. 16.

Athletes are reminded to have a current medical physical on file at the high school office. Physicals are needed every three years. If a student participates yearly, it is necessary to have this physical examination in seventh and 10th grades. A health questionnaire shall be completed annually by all athletes and could indicate the need for a physical examination prior to participation.

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The signature of a parent or guardian approving participation is required. This form must be signed by the student and parent prior to participation. Also, parents must complete the MSHSL parental forms and payment of their fees at the Morris Area High School office, before a yellow slip is issued to the athlete. Chokio-Alberta athletes may sign up in Chokio or Morris Area prior to the start of the season. Yellow slips need to be given to coaches in order to practice the first day. The Morris Area High School office is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The All Sports Kickoff will be held Monday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This event is for any athlete planning to participate in athletics (fall, winter, spring) for the 2010-2011 school year.

Former Morris Area athlete Scott Erdahl will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend.

Girls' Swimming & Diving

Morris Area/Minnewaska Area girls' swimming and diving practice for grades 7-12 will meet at 8 a.m. at the RFC competition pool. Bring suits and be ready to swim. All swimmers must have passed level three of swimming lessons.

Girls' & Boys' Cross Country

Girls' and boys' cross country for grades 7-12 will begin at 9 a.m. Runners will meet at the front door in the foyer area of the Morris Area High School. Everyone should be ready to start running.

Girls' Tennis

Morris Area girls' tennis practice for grades 7-12 will start at 7 a.m. at the high school tennis courts.

Football

MAHS football conditioning for grades 9-12 runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Morris Area Elementary. Football for grades 7-8 will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Equipment for 7th and 8th graders will be handed out beginning at 8 a.m. and practice will conclude at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Practices for the rest of the week will be from 8 to 10 a.m.

Volleyball

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta volleyball for grades 9-12 will practice from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Morris Area Elementary School game gymnasium. Athletes should bring their own water bottles, and indoor and outdoor shoes (for running) on the first day. Also, 7th and 8th grade volleyball will begin Monday, Aug. 30 with practice from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Morris Area High School. Athletes should bring their own water bottles.

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