Athletics

                                                    

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2021 WINTER SPORTS SPECTATOR GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19

Below are our COVID protocols for the year and we are asking everyone to just follow these simple steps when in the school either for practices (players)
and/or at games (players and families) so we will not have any issues moving forward.
 
Any student-athlete who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, is not feeling well themselves, and/or has tested positive for the virus
should contact the Portsmouth High School Nurses immediately 
Gina Lapage - glapage@sau52.org or Maria Costa - mcosta@sau52.org for guidance and what your next steps should be and return to play. 
 
 
 
 

PLAYER GUIDELINES

  • IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS THAT IS CAUSING YOU TO FEEL UNWELL, WE WOULD KINDLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT COME TO THE SCHOOL, WHETHER IT'S FOR PRACTICE OR GAME. STAY HOME UNTIL YOU FEEL BETTER, THERE WILL BE NO PUNISHMENT FOR MISSING A PRACTICE/GAME BECAUSE YOU ARE ILL.  JUST LET YOUR COACH KNOW. THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD IS MINIMIZED BY STAYING HOME, SO THIS IS GOOD FOR THE TEAM.
  • MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, SO PLEASE BRING A MASK FROM HOME. MASKS ARE TO BE WORN OVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE AT ALL TIMES-HALLWAYS, LOCKER ROOMS, ETC. THIS RULE HAS NOT CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR IN REGARDS TO AFTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS, SO THERE SHOULD NOT BE A REASON WHY YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK WHEN COMING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR PRACTICE AND/OR GAME. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN SCHOOL, PERIOD. (YOU OR I MAY NOT LIKE THIS, BUT IT IS THE SCHOOL POLICY-BRING A MASK AND PUT IN ON WHEN YOU ARE IN THE PARKING LOT.)
  • PLAYERS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING ON THE GYM FLOOR, IN ACTIVE COMPETITION,  DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR A MASK HOWEVER, ALL PLAYERS ON THE BENCH DO HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OVER THEIR MOUTHS AND NOSE. COACHES SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CONTINUALLY REMIND PLAYERS TO PUT THEIR MASK UP FROM THEIR CHINS. 
  • WE ASK WHEN YOUR PRACTICE/GAME IS OVER, TO PLEASE LEAVE THE FACILITY IN A TIMELY FASHION. WE WILL ALSO ADHERE TO THE OPPONENT SCHOOL COVID POLICIES, WITH THE MAJORITY OF POLICIES VERY SIMILAR TO OURS.

 

 

 

SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

  • IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS THAT IS CAUSING YOU TO FEEL UNWELL, WE WOULD KINDLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT COME TO THE FACILITY. 
  • MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL SPECTATORS BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, SO PLEASE BRING A MASK FROM HOME. MASKS ARE TO BE WORN OVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE AT ALL TIMES.
  • PLEASE ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN A “SOCIAL DISTANCE” FROM OTHER SPECTATORS.
  • WE ASK WHEN THE GAME IS OVER TO PLEASE LEAVE THE FACILITY IN A TIMELY FASHION. THERE WILL BE NO CONGREGATING AFTER THE GAME.
  • AS ALWAYS, WE ASK FOR YOU TO KEEP THE CHEERING POSITIVE AT ALL TIMES-SUPPORT OUR TEAM! CONSTANT BADGERING OF OFFICIALS/OPPONENTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

Thank you again for your continuing patience and support !

 

 

 

2021 WINTER SPORTS COACHES CONTACT INFO

  • INDOOR TRACK ( CO-ED ) - Varsity Coaches  Mike Lyford & Stan Lyford: mlyford@sau52.org  
  • SWIMMING (CO-ED) - Varsity Coaches Allie McGrimley & Amanda Smith-Dakowicz: amcgrimley@sau52.org
  • WRESTLING ( CO-ED ) -Varsity Coach Randy Whisler,  rkwhisler@comcast.net
  • ALPINE SKIING (COED) - Varsity Coach Kyle Harrison, kharrison@sau52.org
  • BOYS BASKETBALL - Varsity Coach John Mulvey, johnaugustinemulvey@gmail.com
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL - Varsity Coach, Tim Hopley,  thopley29@yahoo.com
  • BOYS ICE HOCKEY - Varsity Coach,  Joel Brown, joelrobertbrown@gmail.com
  • GIRLS ICE HOCKEY - Varsity Coach,  Jamey Long,  james.long@gza.com
  • CHEERLEADING  ( CO-ED ) - Head Coaches Whitney Corcoran whitney.corcoran@comcast.net  and Sam Freni freni.samantha@gmail.com 
  • UNIFIED BASKETBALL  (CO-ED) – Varsity Coach Bryan Rogers, brogers@sau52.org

 

 

 

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LIVESTREAMING ALL 2022 PHS BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL (V,JV,FR)  GAMES AND WRESTLING !

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PLAYING A SPRING SPORT ?

 

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER WITH FINAL FORMS …

Please go to the "Final Forms" link below and register and/or

If you have an account, please update your child for SPRING Athletics.

This needs to be completed by parents first, then students 

before the first day of tryouts.

 

https://portsmouth-nh.finalforms.com

 

 

Content

Athletic Schedule of Events

Get the latest information about upcoming athletic events for all sports teams, as well as sign up for Email alerts.

Go to Athletic Calendar

 

 

Sports Qualifying Physical Form

Before taking the field, every athlete must submit a Sports Qualifying Physical History form to ensure that they are fit for participation.

Download the Sports Qualifying Physical Form

 

PHS Athletic Handbook

This handbook was designed to set forth proven practices and procedures as a guide for the administration of the athletic program of Portsmouth High School.

Read the PHS Athletic Handbook

 

Parent Talks to A Child Before the First Game

This is your first game, my child. I hope you win.
I hope you win for your sake, not mine.
Because winning is nice.
It's a good feeling.
Like the whole world is yours.
But it passes, this feeling.
And what lasts is what you've learned.
That's what sports is all about. Life.
The whole thing is played out in an afternoon.
The happiness of life.
The miseries. The joys. The heartbreaks.
There's not telling how you'll do.
You might be a hero or you might be absolutely nothing.
There's just no telling.
Too much depends on chance.
On how the ball bounces.
I'm not talking about the game, my child.
I'm talking about life. But it's life that the game is all about.
Just as I said. Because every game is life.
And life is a game. A serious game. Dead serious.
But that's what you do with serious things.
You do your best. You take what comes. And you run with it.
Winning is fun. Sure. But winning is not the point.
Not giving up is the point.
Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point.
Never letting up is the point.
Never letting anyone down is the point.
Play to win. Sure. But lose like a champion.
Because it's not winning that counts.