Prep Sports Practices Begin Aug. 4…football kickoff Aug. 22
Football Kicks Off Aug. 22-23
By Jim Wieners
It is here; sooner than expected, High School Sports in Missouri begin preparing for the fall season Monday Aug. 4 (Illinois High Schools begin practices Aug. 13).
Fall Sports in area high schools include Football, Fall Softball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Swimming and Diving. Pre-Season Contests (or Jamborees) for Football, and Boys Soccer can take place around Aug. 15-16, Fall Softball can take place between Aug. 15-19 and Girls Volleyball can take place around Aug 18-19. The Fall Sports season can start around Aug. 22-23 which includes the kickoff of the 2014 football season and other fall sports can begin that weekend or later, possibly late August or early September.
Fall Sports seasons usually conclude with the crowing of state championships and Football is the last fall sport to end the season, Nov. 29 with the second day of the Show-Me Bowl.
Basketball and Wrestling begin Winter Sports Practices on Nov. 3 while Girls Swimming and Diving begins practices on Nov. 10. Basketball Jamborees are to take place around Nov. 15-16. Basketball and Wrestling seasons begin Nov. 17, Girls Swimming and Diving season begins Nov. 24 and the winter season ends March 21, 2015 with Basketball Show-Me Showdown II.
Sports that are played during the Spring, 2015 — which includes Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse and Track & Field — can start practices on March 2, 2015, however Boys Lacrosse, a Club sport can start practices and season competition earlier. Girls Soccer Jamboree’s can take place March 13-14, 2015, Baseball Jamborees can take place between March 14-19, 2015, and if Boys Volleyball has a jamboree that would take place around March 16-17, 2015. The Spring 2015 season, other than Boys Lacrosse can begin March 20, 2015, all sports, with the exception of Missouri State High School Activities Association sanctioned tournaments must end before the last day of school and the spring season ends with State Baseball and Girls Soccer Championship games on June 6, 2015.
MSHSAA STATE TOURNAMENT DATES — FALL 2014–GIRLS GOLF-Districts (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), Sectionals (Oct. 6) and State (Oct. 13-14), FALL SOFTBALL-Districts (Oct. 8-11), Sectionals (Oct. 15), Quarterfinals (Oct. 18) Semifinals, Finals (Oct. 24-25). GIRLS TENNIS-Districts (Team Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Singles-Doubles Oct. 4) Sectionals (Team Oct. 11, Singles-Doubles Oct. 6-8) State (Team Oct. 16, Singles-Doubles Oct. 17-18). CROSS COUNTRY-Districts (Class 4 Oct. 25, Classes 1-3 Nov. 1) Class 4 Sectionals Nov. 1, State Nov. 8. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL-Districts Oct. 20-23, Sectionals Oct 25. State Oct. 31-Nov. 1. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING-State Nov. 7&8 . BOYS SOCCER (Based on three classes but now a Four-Class Sport.)-Districts Oct. 25-Nov. 1, Sectionals Nov. 4, Quarterfinals, Nov. 8, Semifinals, Finals, Nov. 14-15.
FOOTBALL-Districts Oct. 24-25, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Nov. 7-8, Quarterfinals (Classes 1-5) Nov. 14-15, Semifinals (Classes 1-5 Nov. 21-22, Class 6, Nov. 14-15). Championships Nov. 28-29.
WINTER 2014-15–WRESTLING-Districts Feb. 13-14, State, Feb. 19-21 GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING-State Feb. 20-21. BASKETBALL-Districts (Classes One-Three Feb. 21-28, Classes 4-5, Feb, 28-March 7), Sectionals (Class One, March 3, Classes Two-Three, March 4, Classes Four-Five, March 11), Quarterfinals (Classes One-Three March 7, Classes Four-Five, March 14) Semifinals-Finals (Classes 1-3) March 12-14, Classes 4-5, March 19-21).
SPRING 2015-BOYS GOLF-Districts May 4-6, Sectionals May 11, State May 18-19. TRACK & FIELD-Districts (Classes One-Two May 9, Classes Three-Five May 16), Sectionals (Classes One-Two May 16, Classes Four-Five May 23) State (Classes One-Two May 22-23, Classes Four-Five May 29-30). BOYS TENNIS-Districts (Team May 11-15, Singles-Doubles May 16), Sectionals (Team, May 23, Singles-Doubles May 18-20) State (Team May 28, Singles-Doubles May 29-30). BASEBALL-Districts May 15-23, Sectionals (Classes One-Three May 25, Classes Four-Five May 26), Quarterfinals (Classes One-Three May 27, Classes Four-Five May 28) Semifinals-Finals (Classes 1-3, June 1-4, Classes 4-5, June 4-6).
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