Athletics

                                                    

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022 !

Our school year is coming to an end. We would like to thank all of the Clipper Seniors for the leadership, enthuusiasm and efforts over the past four years. 

 
 

       Welcome to Portsmouth High Athletics!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

            2022 PHS FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

All athletes must have a current physical BEFORE tryouts begin and 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 Fall Athletics.

This needs to be completed by parents first, then students before the first day of tryouts.

 

https://portsmouth-nh.finalforms.com/

Cross Country  ( CO-ED )

Cross Country will begin on Monday August 15th, 9:00 AM on the track at Portsmouth High School. Please be dressed and ready to run on this day.  The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams compete in Division I. For more info, please contact the Boys Head XC Coach Mike Lyford: mlyford@sau52.org and/or the Girls Head XC Coach Stan Lyford: stanlyford47@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/portsmouthhightrack/  

Field Hockey  ( Girls )

Field Hockey will begin on Monday August 15th, 8-10 AM and 4-5:30 PM on the PHS Varsity Field Hockey Field. The Field Hockey program consists of a Junior Varsity and Varsity team, and competes in Division II. The coach of the Varsity Girls Field Hockey team is Sara Carpenter. For more info on summer workouts and conditioning please email Coach Carpenter: scarpenter@sau52.org

Football  ( Boys )

First practice and tryouts will start on Friday August 12th, 3:00-7:00 PM on the Football field.  Our Football team competes in Division I. There is a Varsity, JV and Reserve program. Please go to clipperfootball.com and register for more info and to be added to our email list. The coach of the Varsity Football team is Coach Brian Pafford, email coachpaff@comcast.net for more information on summer conditioning and team workouts.

Golf ( CO-ED )

Tryouts will start on Tuesday 8/16 at Pease CC, beginning at 7:30 AM, Wednesday 8/17, 7:00 AM, and Friday 8/19, 6:30 AM. All players must be registered in Final Forms by 8/10/22 to get a tee time. Our golf team competes in Division II and has 8 scheduled matches for the season.  The top 7 teams participate in the State Tournament in October. We will have a JV team dependent on participant numbers. The coach of the Varsity Golf team is Kyle Harrison. For more information, please email kharrison@sau52.org

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer will begin Monday August 15th, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM & 5:00-7:00 PM on the PHS Varsity Soccer Field.  

Players should bring water, soccer gear, cleats and running shoes to tryouts. The Boys Soccer program consists of a Freshman/Reserve, Junior Varsity and Varsity team, and competes in Division I. The coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer team is Eric Martens, email ericmartens23@gmail.com  for more information about the program and the summer conditioning schedule.

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer will begin on Monday August 15th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM on the PHS Varsity Soccer Field. The Girls Soccer program consists of a Freshmen/Reserve, Junior Varsity and Varsity team, and competes in Division I. For more information on the program and summer conditioning, please email Head Coach, Mickey Smith mmbapt@comcast.net

Volleyball ( Girls )

Volleyball tryouts will begin on Monday August 15th in the gym at Portsmouth High School. Times:  All Freshman 4:00-5:30 PM /    All Returning players and Upperclassmen, 5:45-8:30 PM.  The girls’ volleyball program competes in NH Division I Volleyball. There is a Freshman/Reserve, Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball team. For more information and summer conditioning programs,  please contact Varsity Coach, Wayne Siejkowski … email: Wayne.Siejkowski@gmail.com

Cheerleading  ( CO-ED )   

Cheerleading tryouts will begin on Wednesday August 17 & Thursday August 18, 4:30-6:30 PM at Portsmouth High School.  The cheerleading team is coached by Whitney Corcoran whitney.corcoran@comcast.net  and Sam Freni freni.samantha@gmail.com  . Please contact the coaches for more information on summer conditioning.

PHS Cycling Team (Do not need to register on Final Forms for Cycling)

The PHS Cycling Team is all about riding bikes!  We are a club sport, but participate in a fall mountain bike race series as well as a spring road series.  We are open to new and advanced riders who are looking to spin the wheels on their bikes with a good group of people.  Riders are welcome to practice and race or just practice if racing doesn't interest you.  We start riding mountain bikes for our fall season mid-August.  If interested, please contact coach Sean McGrimley at smcgrimley@sau52.org.  

For more information AND ANY NEW UPDATES on Portsmouth High School Athletics, call 436-7100, ext.  2906

Go to www.cityofportsmouth.com and go to the

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, HIGH SCHOOL, and ATHLETICS links.

 

 

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 FALL Athletics. You will also need to have a current physical on file (within two years) and upload into your Final Forms account.

This needs to be completed by parents first, then students 

before the first day of tryouts Monday August 15th.

 

https://portsmouth-nh.finalforms.com

 

 

 

2022 FALL SPORTS COACHES CONTACT  & TRYOUT INFORMATION

All Student-Athletes should be dressed and equipped and ready to play on the first day of their tryout for their specific sport. If you do not have all of your registration forms signed (Final Forms) and/or current physical, you will not be able to participate until those are completed.

 

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY  - Varsity Coach Mike Lyford : mlyford@sau52.org

Boys Cross Country starts Monday August 15th , 9:00 AM on the PHS Track.

 

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY  - Varsity Coach Stan Lyford : stanlyford47@gmail.com

Girls Cross Country starts Monday August 15th, 9:00 AM on the PHS Track.

 

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY (V, JV,FR) - Varsity Coach Sara Carpenter : scarpenter@sau52.org

Girls Field Hockey will start on Monday August 15th, 8AM-10AM and 4-5:30 PM on the PHS Field Hockey Field.

         

FOOTBALL (V, JV, FR)  - Varsity Coach Brian Pafford : coachpaff@comcast.net

Boys Football starts Friday August 12th, 3:00 PM on the PHS Football Field.

 

BOYS SOCCER (V, JV,FR) - Varsity Coach Eric Martens : ericmartens23@gmail.com

Boys Soccer will begin on Monday August 15th, 8-10 AM and 5-7 PM on the PHS Soccer Field.

 

GIRLS SOCCER (V, JV,FR) - Varsity Coach Mickey Smith : mmbapt@comcast.net

Girls Soccer will begin on Monday August 15th, 10AM-12:30 PM on the PHS Soccer Field.

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL  (V, JV, FR) - Varsity Coach, Wayne Siejkowski, wayne.siejkowski@gmail.com

Girls Volleyball will start Monday August 15th, 4:00 PM for all new players and 5:45 PM for all returning players.

 

Golf (COED) JV/V - Varsity Coach Kyle Harrison : kharrison@sau52.org

Trouts begin Tuesday August 16th, 7:30 AM at Pease Golf Course. Also Wednesday 8/17 at 7 AM & Friday 8/19 at 6:30 AM.

 

CHEERLEADING- Varsity Coach Whitney Corcoran and Sam Freni : whitney.corcoran@comcast.net

Cheerleading will begin on Wednesday August 17th & Thursday August 18th, 4:30-6:30 PM in the PHS Gym.

 

UNIFIED SOCCER (CO-ED) – Varsity Coach, Bryan Rogers, brogers@sau52.org 

Organizational meeting scheduled for the week of September 5th ...  Please email Coach Rogers for more information. 

 

 

 

CAN'T GET TO THE GAME ? NOW YOU CAN WATCH FROM HOME !

WE WILL BE LIVESTREAMING ALL 2022 PHS FOOTBALL, SOCCER AND FIELD HOCKEY HOME GAMES !

GO TO ...

http://youtube.com/channel/UCW8rPV9LW-yeGm5ho27CPxA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.