Big dates to remember as seasons begin
Besides today’s McCook High tennis season opener, here are some other events to mark on the area high school spring sports calendar:
Wednesday, March 27: Many top golfers compete at Cross Creek in the annual Cambridge Golf Invitational. Returning state team qualifier Medicine Valley, Southern Valley, Arapahoe, Dundy County-Stratton and Hitchcock County are among the teams joining Cambridge with senior Preston Carbaugh.
Friday, March 29: The Leroy Hoehner Invitational arrives as McCook, DC-S and Cambridge join rivals like Holdrege in this annual track and field early-season competition.
Monday, April 8: Cambridge Track and Field Invite again brings many area teams including the Bison JV athletes.
Friday, April 12: Medicine Valley takes over the busy McCook High track with its own invite where many RPAC and area teams are set to compete.
Tuesday, April 16: The McCook High Golf Invitational at Heritage Hills. The Bison’s first season with new head coach Joe Vetrovsky should be in full swing.
Thursday, April 25: It will already be time for the final RPAC championships of 2018-19. Golf teams return to Cross Creek in Cambridge.
Friday, April 26: The RPAC track and field championships will take place at Southern Valley High School.
Tuesday, April 30; How about Hitchcock County taking over Heritage Hills for its annual golf invitational? Cambridge, Med Valley, Maywood-Hayes Center, Southwest, Hitchcock and McCook’s JV are all scheduled to compete.
Thursday, May 2: McCook High’s track and field athletes compete for GNAC titles at North Platte.
Saturday, May 4: The GNAC tennis tournament at North Platte where McCook will challenge Class A foes like Kearney.
Thursday, May 9: District track and field meets.
Thursday, May 16: Class B state tennis.
Friday, May 17: State track/field in Omaha.
Tuesday, May 22: State golfers tee off.