All Winter Sports have been approved by the NHIAA to begin Monday, November 30. We will have a decision in the next couple of weeks on the sports, if any, that will be recommended to safely play by our Sports Subcommittee at Portsmouth High School. 

If approved, tryouts for all of the winter sports below will begin on Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 16. First games will begin in mid-January, 2021. More information will be available soon.

Boys Basketball - Head Coach - John Mulvey

Girls Basketball -  Head Coach - Tim Hopley

Boys Ice Hockey -  Head Coach - Tom Ferguson

Girls Ice Hockey -  Head Coach -  Jamie Long

Alpine Ski -  Head Coach - Kyle Harrison

Wrestling -  Head Coach - Randy Whisler

Indoor Track -  Head Coaches - Mike Lyford and Stan Lyford

Swimming -  Head Coaches - Allie McGrimley and Amanda Dakowicz

Winter Cheerleading -  Head Coaches - Whitney Corcoran and Samantha Freni 



Athletic Calendar

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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.

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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.

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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.