Sunday, April 9, 2017
There are no classes this week but all of our spring sports teams will be in action -- with one of the highlights a track meet at home against Hartford Public on Tuesday. It was chilly Saturday morning when members of the track team held a fund-raising car wash at the high school (and they had to use the Freshman Center lot because of construction trucks in the front of the building) but things should be much nicer Tuesday, as the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and the temperature in the high 70s. Looks like spring is finally here.
-- Athletic Director Lindsey Boutilier
Saturday Scene

Yesterday the track team car wash had to be moved because the front lot was torn up, but better weather and brighter days are coming.

This Week's Highlights:

The softball team is home against New Britain on Monday, the track team has HPHS at home Tuesday, the baseball team is home against Hall on Wednesday and the golf team has its first match on Thursday against Rockville at Twin Hills. 
Alumni Report
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
ICYMI
Wrestling coach (and History teacher) Gerry Navarra wrestled about 45 challengers (who paid $1 each time) during Power Hour on Thursday with proceeds going to the CT Humane Society. If anyone had beaten him they would have won a $15 gift card -- but no one did. We have a video on the district FB page.
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.

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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 Softball 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.