WALDOBORO — Medomak Valley High School and Medomak Middle School have announced the starts of their fall athletic programs.

The Panthers begin tryouts/practices on Monday, Aug. 15, while the Riverhawks converge on that date or Monday or Tuesday, Aug. 29-30.

The following are times and coaches contact information (times are for preseason and will change when school begins):

Medomak Valley High School

Cross country — Coach George Gould at 215-9729 or gmgould7@gmail.com. Runners meet on the track 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday until school begins.

Golf — Coach Kevin Richardson at 860-803-6094 or kevin_richardson@msad40.org. Athletes meet at Rockland Golf Course 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Appropriate attire is required on the course.

Cheer — Coach Heather Simmons at 691-5151 or khisimmons@hotmail.com. Athletes meet on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Wednesday, Aug 17 4 to 6 p.m. in front of the high school gymnasium.

Girls soccer — Coach Darryl Townsend at 975-2700 or stormcoachdt@gmail.com. Those interested in trying out should meet on the MMS soccer field at 5:30 p.m. Preseason practices run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Players should bring cleats, sneakers, mouth and shin guards to preseason practices.

Boys soccer — Coach Brian Campbell at 215-3111 or brian_campbell@msad40.org. Those interested in trying out should meet on the MVHS  baseball field at 5:30 p.m. Practices run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cleats, sneakers, mouth and shin guards are required.

Football — Coach Ryan Snell at 735-4769 or rsnell3232@hotmail.com. Athletes meet at 4 p.m. on the front field at MVHS. Preseason practices run 4 to 6 p.m. until school begins. Equipment handout will be on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. by the MVHS athletic garage behind the high school gymnasium.

Medomak Middle School

Football: Coach Keith Simmons at khisimmons@hotmail.com or 691-4151. Begins on Monday, Aug. 15. Practices run 4 to 6 p.m. on the front field at MVHS until school begins. Equipment handout will be Sunday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. by the MVHS athletic garage behind the high school gymnasium.

Girls soccer: Coach Andrea Williamson at andrea_williamson@msad40.org or 832-5028.

Boys soccer: Contact athletic director Matt Lash at 542-1475 or at matthew_lash@msad40.org.

Soccer practices begin on Monday, Aug. 29. Athletes interested in trying out should meet on the MMS soccer field. Week one practices will run Monday through Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 p.m. Actual tryouts will be Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1.

Cross country: Coach Lorraine Knight at lorraine_knight@msad40.org or 832-5028. Begins on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Athletes will meet in front of MMS. Week one practices are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Key additional information

Student-athletes must return a completed sports participation and approval form, along with proof of sports physical and health insurance before or on the first day. That form, along with other required forms, can be downloaded at msad40.org under “Athletics” then “Forms.”

Parents can turn in paperwork at the main offices, fax to the attention of the athletic director at 832-2280 or 832-5710, email, or by handing in on the first date.

Each athlete should come to practice in the appropriate clothing and footwear. Be prepared for hot conditions. Bring plenty of water or sports drinks. Soccer players are required to wear shin and mouth guards.

For more information, contact athletic director Matt Lash at 542-1475 or matthew_lash@msad40.org.

MaineStay Media/VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com