THE MHS field hockey team huddles before practice this week. The team will play two scrimmages against Malden Catholic (Aug. 27) and Austin Prep (Aug. 30) before starting their 18-game regular season on Thursday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. in Woburn. (MHS Athletics Photo)


MELROSE — The 2022 fall sports season is here.

Melrose High will have nine fall sports this year: football, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, field hockey, golf, girls’ swimming, boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country and volleyball.

The football team started things off with their first day of practice on Friday, Aug. 19. The rest of the teams began practice this week.

The regular season will generally start after Labor Day.

The following is a schedule of scrimmages according to


THE MELROSE volleyball team is working hard to prepare for their first match of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 7 against Peabody, 5:30 p.m. at home. The team will play 20 regular-season games in 2022. (MHS Athletics Photo)



2022 MHS Varsity Fall Sports Scrimmage Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 27: Field Hockey: vs. Malden Catholic, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Boys’ Soccer: at Somerville, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Football: vs. Billerica, 10 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Girls’ Soccer: vs. Waltham, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Field Hockey: at Austin Prep, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Football: vs. Masconomet, 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Girls’ Soccer: at Pentucket, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1: Golf: vs. Wilmington, 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2: Cross Country: vs. Stoneham, 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 2: Football: at Marblehead, 5 p.m.



THE MHS football team started their 2022 season last Friday. Melrose will have three scrimmages against Billerica (Aug. 27), Masco (Aug. 30) and Marblehead (Sept. 2) to get ready for a 9-game regular season schedule, which will kick off on Friday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. at home against Reading. (MHS Athletics Photo)