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Scrimmages Signal Start Of Fall Sports Seasons

By Staff | Aug 19, 2008

The official start of the Fall sports seasons will arrive this Friday evening in our area communities with the annual sports drink or soap scrimmages.

All four high schools in Palo Alto County are planning sports drink scrimmages this Friday, Aug 22, to officially start the Fall athletic seasons.

All four districts will accept donations of a bottled sports drink, such as Gatorade, Power Aid or All Sport, per person, as admission to their respective events on Friday.

Emmetsburg Plans

The annual All-Sport scrimmage to preview the 2008 Emmetsburg E’Hawk football teams and the Lady E’Hawk Volleyball Teams will be held this Friday.

The evening will get underway at 5 p.m. with the annual Football Barbeque, which will be served until 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. You may enter through the south entrance by the locker-rooms or the east entrance by the Superintendent’s offices.

The menu will include hamburgers, brats hot dogs, chips and juice, all for a free-will donation. Proceeds from the barbeque will be used for equipment in the football programs of the Emmetsburg School District. Coach Andrea Acola-Sabin’s Lady E’Hawk volleyball squad will scrimmage at 6:00 p.m.

Immediately following the volleyball scrimmage, the annual meeting for all student athletes, cheerleaders and their parents will start at 6:30 p.m.

Player introductions will start out the scrimmages on Duane Twait field around 7:30 p.m. At 7:45 p.m. the Freshman football team will scrimmage and at 8:05 p.m., the E’Hawk Sophomores will play.

The E’Hawk Varsity football team will scrimmage at 8:45 p.m. to close out the evening’s activities.

Coach Dan Dooley and the Emmetsburg Cross Country Team will also be part of the evening’s activities, as team members will be introduced and get in a little practice, as they will run laps around the track at Duane Twait Field for each touchdown.

Ruthven-Ayrshire

Raider Activities

Coach Luke Miller and the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders will give the Raider fans a taste of the upcoming season on the gridiron on Friday at the high school athletic field. A scrimmage for the Raiders will get underway at 7 p.m.

Coach Kim Sierck and the Raider Volleyball team will also take to the court for scrimmage action at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

A meal for players, cheerleaders, parents and coaches will be served at 7 p.m. by the RA Booster club at the football field.

Graettinger/Terril

Knights’ Activities

At Graettinger/Terril, fans of the Knights will get their first look at the Eight-man style of football during a scrimmage on Friday evening at Evergreen Park. Head Coach Karlton Hector and the Knights will be available for photos prior to the scrimmage at 7:00 p.m. at the field.

Knight Volleyball Coach Teresa Alesch and her squad will also take photos starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday in the G/T gymnasium.

Admission to the events will be a bottle of sports drink.

West Bend-Mallard Plans

At West Bend-Mallard, scrimmages for the Volleyball and Football teams will also feature a BBQ as part of Friday’s activities.

The Lady Wolverines Volleyball team will scrimmage starting at 4:00 p.m. in the West Bend-Mallard Gym.

At 5:30 p.m., the West Bend-Mallard Wolverine Booster Club will sponsor the annual BBQ supper at the Shelter House across from the football field.. Sandwiches, chips and drink will be available for a free-will donation.

The Wolverine fans will then get their first look at the new Eight-Man football game starting at 7 p.m. as Head Coach Pete Kapustynski will direct the Wolverines in their sports drink scrimmage.

Admission to events at all four schools will be am individual-sized bottle of sports drink per individual.