Friday, May 25, 2012

It's going to be a quick summer

If you work in the field of high school sports, enjoy every day of summer vacation. Fall will be here sooner than you think -- or so it seems.

The first football games of the 2012 season kick off on Aug. 23. We'll have two weeks in the books before September, the first time that's happened since 2008.

Tennis and golf start on Aug. 10, which isn't unusual. Soccer begins on Aug. 18 and cross country on Aug. 20, and that seems like it should be unusual, even though it's just how the calendar fell this year.

Mathematically, it evens out because state championship weekend for baseball, softball and track and field for this school year is June 1-2, weather permitting. That's about as early as it can be.

Just don't mention that when football practice begins on July 30 and people are asking where the summer went.

How about moving leap day from February to June in 2016?

- Howard Primer


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