For the past several years Missouri high school football teams have been able to get in a dress rehearsal the week before the actual start of their respective schedules by participating in game-type jamborees.
For the first time this fall the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has opened up jamborees to other fall sports as well.
As a result four Rolla High School fall sports teams will be participating in jamborees starting this coming week.
On Thursday, Aug. 22 the Rolla High School boys' soccer team will compete in the Waynesville Jamboree, starting at 5 p.m. at Tiger Pride Park.
On Friday, Aug. 23 the Rolla High softball team will be hosting the Rolla Jamboree at the RHS Softball Field, next to the Rolla Middle School. Rolla will host Waynesville and Washington in the softball jamboree, which will feature four-inning games. Rolla is slated to play the first two games, starting at 5 p.m.
Also on Aug. 23 the Bulldog football team travels to the St. Clair Jamboree for the second straight year, starting at 6 p.m.
And on Monday, Aug. 26 the RHS volleyball squad competes in the Washington Jamboree, starting at 5 p.m.
St. James Jamboree
St. James High School will host the Lady Tiger Softball Jamboree Saturday, Aug. 24 at Nelson Hart Park.
Teams Participating will be St. James, St. Clair, Union and Hermann.
Here are the game times:
11 a.m.: St. James vs. St. Clair
11:45 a.m.: Union vs. Hermann
12:30 p.m.: Hermann vs. St. Clair
1:15 p.m.: St. James vs. Union
2 p.m.: St. Clair vs. Union
2:45 p.m.: St. James vs. Hermann
The Rolla High School boys' soccer team is still waiting for its new portable goals for use on the all-purpose synthetic turf at Lions Memorial Field.
The Bulldogs canceled their scheduled scrimmage on Saturday (Aug. 17) because the goals were not in. RHS head coach Mike Howard said he is trying not to practice at all on Kiwanis Field, the team's game field at Bray Sports Complex.
Instead, the RHS soccer squad has taken over the practice field that had currently been used by the football team for its regular practices. The football team, in turn, is practicing on the new turf.
Howard, who finished making his team cuts on Friday after a week of tryouts, said the portable goals for the turf are scheduled to be in on Tuesday.