South Portland High School has announced practice schedules for the start of the 2013 fall sports season, Monday, Aug. 19. Football goes from 7 to 10 a.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Wainwright Farms. Boys’ soccer practices from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Wainwright, where girls’ soccer will also practice from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 3 to 5 p.m. Field hockey practices from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Wainwright. Boys’ cross country goes from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the school parking lot. The girls’ team meets at the track at 8 a.m. Golf will practice at South Portland Municipal Golf Course. The time will be announced (check the school website). Volleyball is yet to be announced, while cheering meets from 12-1:30 p.m., in the park across from Beal Gymnasium. Student-athletes’ proof of a physical examination, a 2013-14 athletic contract, health questionnaire and permission to publish release forms must be on file in the athletic office prior to participation. Forms can be found on the website. FMI, 767-7705 or sites.google.com/site/redriotsathletics/home.
The Western Maine Board of Soccer Officials is conducting their annual New Officials Training Course Saturday at the Gorham Municipal Center’s Recreation Department. The one-day clinic is followed by several on-field training sessions with seasoned officials. There is a small fee. Lunch and rulebooks are provided. The Board provides officials for all middle school, freshman, JV and varsity soccer in York and Cumberland counties. FMI,wmbaso.org/become_official, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.