Sunday, April 2, 2017
The weather hasn't been very cooperative but hopefully things will warm up and dry up soon, because our spring athletes are excited to get going. All of our spring teams begin playing 'for real' this week, starting with the softball team scheduled to play EO Smith on Monday and a track meet Tuesday against South Windsor. You'll find the complete schedule down below. I'm also excited to share the news that our football program now has an official booster club -- and we will have a lot more information about that group soon. 
-- Athletic Director Lindsey Boutilier 
Getting Ready
We've got lots of pictures from practice last week
on the athletic department's Facebook Page.

This Week's Highlights:

The spring season is finally here! 

Grades Close
This Week


And athletes, remember:  Quarter 3 grades determine the eligibility for the second part of the spring season.
Spring Sports Coaches
Baseball -- Coach Marc DiDominzio
Boys Golf -- Coach Jim Kelly
Girls Golf -- Coach Bob Healy
Softball -- Coach Danielle Leone
Boys Tennis -- Coach Dave Maloney
Girls Tennis -- Coach Ellen Gunning 
Boys Track & Field -- Coach Thayer Redman
Girls Track & Field -- Coach Shelldon Simpson

If you have questions and don't know how to reach the coach, just contact athletic department secretary Lisa Miner at b21lmine@mpspride.org.
We've Got You Covered
Refuel After School

There is a meal available for student-athletes right after school (from 2:15-2:45 p.m.) on Mondays through Thursdays. Please take advantage as we can only sustain this if an average of at least 50 students per day take advantage of this chance to 'refuel' before practice or your game.
Alumni Report
Alex graduated from MHS in 2007, the University of New Haven in 2011 and was signed as a free-agent by the Yankees in 2012. In 2016 he pitched for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs. Click here for more info on Alex.
Information Station

Click here for 2016-17 student-athlete handbook.
Click here to learn about events fees and get admission information.
Click here to learn about sports requirements.
Click here for athletic department contact information.
Click here to get to the CIAC website.
Click here to find all the forms MHS athletes need.
Click here to learn about the Manchester Youth Sports Alliance.

ALSO: Download the New FREE MPS App. The official Manchester Public Schools app has access to your school's news, calendars, notifications, and much more! Click on iPhone or Android to get more info.
Save The Date

June 28 --  Manchester Athletics Golf Tournament
(this year all teams are participating)
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Flashback
Turn Back The Clock 25 years: MHS Golf 1992
'Red Rover' is compiled by Jim Farrell, director of communications for Manchester Public Schools, and published weekly. Any use of content from this newsletter without the express written consent of MPS is not only not prohibited, it's encouraged, as we want as many people as possible to know about our terrific student-athletes/athletic program and to build community pride.