What’s to Come for Homecoming Weekend
Next weekend will be jam-packed with sports games and additional events for students, parents, and other community members to attend.
The third weekend in September of this year has been designated as Hanover High School’s Homecoming. HHS will host several visiting teams from around the Upper Valley from Friday to Saturday, and the two-day extravaganza will conclude with a dance on Saturday night.
The first of the sporting events set to be held is a home soccer match against Kearsarge High School. The girls’ varsity game, which will be held on the turf, will kick off (pun intended) at 4:00 pm, just as the JV gals will start playing on the grass field.
The volleyball team will also be competing Friday night. The JV girls will start their first set against tough competitors, John Stark, at 4:30 in the gym. After their game, the varsity girls will take the court, likely around 5:45 pm. The varsity field hockey team will play an away game against ConVal HS at 5:30 pm, while the boys’ varsity football team will play the Kingswood Knights at 7:00 pm on home turf. If you think Friday is looking like a busy night for Marauders’ fans, just take a peek at Saturday’s agenda!
Starting at 10 on Saturday morning, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will compete in their respective matches against multiple high schools in a Manchester High School Invitational. The girls’ varsity field hockey team will go up against Merrimack Valley in an away game which is set to commence at 11 am, while the JV girls will start their match at 12:30. Finally, back at home, the boy’s soccer team will compete against Portsmouth: Varsity players will begin playing at 12:00 on the turf just as JV will do so on the grass field.
Following the XC meet and soccer and field hockey games on Saturday, the “semi-formal” Homecoming dance will be held at 8 pm in the gym. If one is to bring a canned good, the admission fee will be five dollars. Without a donation, it is ten. Junior Charlotte Johnson notes that, throughout the event, “there will be music for dancing but also places to hangout,” and adds that the junior class will be selling white, dry-fit, long-sleeve shirts for this year’s Homecoming for 25 dollars at the upcoming games. The planning committee (made up of juniors and seniors) explicitly encourages freshmen and sophomores to attend, as Homecoming is an event based off of school spirit, the promotion of which is particularly important for newer students.