GODFREY – Tryouts are on the docket for Alton High athletes primed to play fall sports. Redbirds’ director of athletics Jeff Alderman has announced dates and times for varsity fall sports.
He said all students must have updated physical exams and proper registration paperwork on file. For questions, check www.altonathletics.org or call (618) 474-1800.
Fall sports, with tryout times and dates, include:
The first day of practice is Monday, Aug. 11. During the opening week, the Redbirds will practice from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at AHS.
Equipment will be issued at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the AHS equipment room. The season opens Aug. 29, when the Redbirds welcome Pekin.
Opening practices will run from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Public School Stadium and from 5-7 that night at the Gordon F. Moore Park north fields. Practices also will run the same times Aug. 14-15.
For the morning practices, boys will need flat tennis or running shoes. For the night practices, they’ll need shin guards and cleats or spikes. Team levels for players are expected to be announced Aug. 15.
The Redbirds debut Aug. 25 at Waterloo and play host to their invitational Aug. 29-30 at Moore Park.
The opening practice is set for 9 a.m. on Aug. 13 at the Spencer T. Olin Community Course. Another practice will go at the same time on Aug. 14. The season opens on Tuesday, Aug. 19, with the Redbirds’ Tee-Off Classic at Olin. It starts at 1 p.m. The boys portion of the Madison County Meet is Aug. 21 at Gateway National in Madison.
Practice gets going at 9 a.m. on Aug. 13 at the Rolling Hills Course in Godfrey. Tryouts continue Aug. 14 and conclude Aug. 15. The opener is Aug. 19, when the Madison County Meet runs at the Belk Park Course in Wood River. It’ll have a 1 p.m. start.
The first practice goes from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 13 at the AHS gym. There will be practices at the same times Aug. 14-15. Alton’s first match is Aug. 26 in the Roxana Tournament.
Players should report to the AHS courts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13. The Redbirds debut at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in a home match with Metro East Lutheran.
Boys, Girls Cross Country
Runners will meet from 9-11 a.m. on Aug. 13 at AHS and from 6-8 p.m. that night at the Muenstermann Pavilion. Alton runs first on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Granite City Invitational. The Alton Invite is Wednesday, Sept. 24.