The fall sports season is right around the corner, and McPherson High School has made three announcements in preparation.

The fall sports season is right around the corner, and McPherson High School has made three announcements in preparation.
MHS Activities Director Shane Backhus announced Monday that a parent meeting for anyone with a child participating in a sport during the 2014-2015 school year for Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the high school theater.
Backhus will provide information to parents with student-athletes. Coaches for the fall sports will also be on hand to meet with parents about their respective sport.
The high school also announced the date for the annual Bullpup Fall Preview, which will include both MHS and McPherson Middle School athletes.
The preview will be held at McPherson College, both at McPherson Stadium and the McPherson College Sport Center, beginning at 4 p.m. with the Drive One 4UR School event courtesy of the MHS Booster Club.
Admission to the preview is a free-will donation of non-perishable food or cash that will go towards the McPherson County Food Bank courtesy of the MHS student council.
As part of the preview, MHS will also begin selling reserved seats for the varsity football games. The seats, 210 in total, are located just below the press box on the north side of the center isle, or from the 50-yard line to the 30-yard line.
The cost is $43 per seat, with discounts available for those with a senior citizen or comp. pass at $38. For those USD 418 employees and retired staff members, the cost is $15 a seat, limited to the number of immediate family (spouse, minor children). Proof of pass and/or employment by USD 418 is required at the time of purchase.
Seats will be on sale at the Bullpup Fall Preview from 5-7:20 p.m. and will be available for purchase afterwards in the MHS activities office beginning Sept. 2 through Sept. 11, or while supplies last.
Reserved tickets may be purchased at the activities office between 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No additional seats or season passes will be sold after Sept. 11. MHS has five home games this season, with the first Sept. 12 against Andale.
Questions about reserved seating can be directed to Backhus at 241-9510 or  by email at
The schedule of events for the Bullpup Fall Preview is:
5 p.m. — MMS football scrimmage, McPherson Stadium; MMS volleyball scrimmage, MC Sport Center.
5:55 p.m. — MMS cheer squad performance and introductions.
6 p.m. — MHS soccer scrimmage, McPherson Stadium; MHS volleyball scrimmage, MC Sport Center.
7 p.m. — MHS Marching Band and Color Guard performance and introductions.
7:10 p.m. — MHS Choir to sing National Anthem.
7:15 p.m. — Introduction of MMS/MHS fall athletes.
7:30 p.m. — MHS Cheerleader performance and introductions.
7:35 p.m. — MHS Hi-Stepper performance and introductions.
7:40 p.m. — MHS football scrimmage.