Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saura Summer Updates - July 22, 2018

Football Season Begins!  
Midnight Madness at South Stokes!
The 2018 football season kicks off on Monday, July 30!  Mandatory football practice will begin next weekend with a midnight practice Sunday evening/Monday morning.  Help us kick off the 2018 football season Sunday night for the first official practice of the season which will begin at midnight under the lights!  Players should report at midnight and practice will run from 12:15 am - 1:30 am.  All parents and fans are welcome and the concession stand will be open with a limited menu.  Players must have a current physical on file to participate.  Every player must have eight practices in order to scrimmage on August 8th.  Please contact Coach Mike Holmes at 919-524-1298 or if you have any questions.  We look forward to kicking off the 2018 season next Sunday night when we will begin practice at 12:15 am on Monday, July 30!!

Sports Physicals
Sports physicals will be given Monday evening, July 30 at 6 pm in "S" Building.  The cost is $10.  Fill out the front page of the physical form along with payment for a sports physical on Monday.

Other fall sports tryouts & practices...
All athletes must have current physical on file to tryout for fall sports.  The physical form can be found at

Soccer tryouts will begin on Monday, July 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on the practice field. 

Cross Country practice will start on Monday, July 30th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the track.

Volleyball tryouts will be Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am AND 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Watch the South Stokes Twitter page @SauraPride for additional updates. 

Athletic Parent Meetings
Please plan to attend the following parent/student athlete meetings if your child plans to participate in sports this fall.

Cross Country - Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm at the picnic shelter at the football stadium.  
Football - Monday, August 6 at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.

We will update parent meeting information as it is available.

Band Camp
Band camp will be held August 13-15 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the marching Sauras!

Athletic Boosters Meeting
The first Athletic Boosters Meeting for 2018-2019 will be held Monday evening, August 6 at 6:30 pm.

Open House & Freshman Orientation
Be sure to add Open House and Freshman Orientation to your calendars for Tuesday, August 21.  Times and details will be sent out soon and freshmen will receive postcards at the beginning of August with the schedule for Freshman Orientation which will be held in the afternoon before Open House.   

Blood Drive August 4, 2018
There will be a blood drive on Saturday, August 4, 2018 hosted by 2018 South Stokes graduate, Kelly Bolen.  The drive will be held at the Walnut Cove Public Library from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  You can make an appointment at  Come out a give the gift of life!