Tennis, golf, and outrigger canoe are the next sports lined up in the Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization calendar with the former opening tomorrow at 8am at the American Memorial Park tennis courts.
This will be MISO’s first time to offer tennis in the middle and high school divisions with executive director Nick Gross planning to add some more sports to give the students a wide variety of physical activities.
Northern Mariana Islands Tennis Federation president Jeff Race will be the tournament coordinator for the one-day event.
“The tennis tournament is being used as a stakeholders event to encourage all schools (middle and high school) to participate and get together as MISO intends to roll out a season of tennis next school year (2015-2016),” said Gross.
Golf and outrigger canoe is set for next month with the former opening on April 16 at 4pm at the Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort.
Gross said that they are expecting 20 to 30 participants from three to four schools that will join the co-ed high school golf tournament, which will run for four straight Thursdays. Games will be played on April 16, 23, 30, and May 7.
The awards ceremony would follow at 6:30pm on May 7 where the trophies for the top team and low male and female scores would be handed out. Team rosters must be submitted to Tony Satur once each school had finalized their lineups.
The outrigger season, on the other hand, will be held every Saturday on April 18 and 25, and May 2, 9, and 16. The races will be in the 500- and 1,500-meter, and long distance events and the race time is at 8:30am at Kilili Beach.
The 500- and 1,500-m events will be held on April 18 and 25, and May 9 and 16. A long distance race, using the World War II tank and buoy as markers, is set on May 2. The championship race will be on ay 16 where points are doubled.
Students must have no failing grade with a GPA of 2.25 and must be in the 9th to 12th grades or are under 19 years old before Sept. 1, 2014. A most recent sports physical and parental waiver forms are also required.