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High School/Middle School - Spring Sports Begin

High School/Middle School - Spring Sports Begin
Mars Area High School | Mars Area Middle School

Mars Area School District’s 2023 Spring Sports Season begins in March. Dates of the first practices/meetings are as follows:

Monday, March 6
  • Varsity/JV Boys Tennis — 3 to 5 p.m. @ Mars Area High School Tennis Courts. Contact: Chris Knauff, [email protected]
  • Varsity/JV Boys Lacrosse — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. @ Mars Athletic Complex. Contact: Bob Marcoux, [email protected]
  • Varsity/JV Girls Lacrosse — 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. @ Multipurpose Field. Contact: Abbey Latona, [email protected]  
  • Varsity/JV Boys Volleyball — 5 to 7 p.m. @ Mars Area High School Gym. Contact: Mike Nypaver, [email protected]
  • Varsity/JV/Ninth Grade Baseball — 3 to 5 p.m. @ Battleground Baseball Group (Callery). Contact: Jason Thompson, [email protected]
  • Varsity/JV Softball — 3 to 5 p.m. at Mars Area High School Gym. Contact: Mike Bell, [email protected]
  • Varsity/JV Track & Field — 2:30 to 5 p.m., Mars Area High School/Mars Athletic Complex. Contact: Ed Shephard, [email protected]; Jen Webber, [email protected]
Wednesday through Friday, March 8-10
  • Seventh/Eighth Grade Volleyball — TRYOUTS: 3 to 5 p.m. @ Mars Area Middle School Gym. Contact: Meghan Boland, [email protected] (Seventh Grade); Dave Mayer, [email protected] (Eighth Grade)
Monday, March 14
  • Seventh/Eighth Grade Softball — 2:40 to 4:30 p.m. @ Mars Area High School Gym. Contact: Jessica Winter, [email protected]
  • Seventh/Eighth Grade Track & Field — 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. @ Mars Area Middle School/Mars Athletic Complex. Contact: Julianna Watenpool, [email protected]
Note: Mars Area School District charges a $100 Athletic Participation Fee per student per sport. The fee must be paid before the starting practice date for students to be eligible to participate. In addition, all students participating in a sport must register at; must undergo one comprehensive physical examination per year; and must submit a signed “Drug Testing Consent Form” in accordance with District Policy 227.1 Random Drug Testing. Questions may be addressed to the Athletic Office at 724-625-9380.)

Practice times may change at the coach’s discretion. For information regarding Spring Sports Starting Practice Dates, call (724) 625-9380.

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