High school sports practices bring end to summer's lazy days

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The lazy days of summer will give way to two-a-day practices at Steamboat Springs High School starting Monday.

Golf is under way in Steamboat, but football, boys soccer, cross country, tennis and volleyball are not allowed to start until Monday. The dance and cheerleading teams also start practice Monday.

Football coach Aaron Finch will begin the first week of official practice with testing at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Equipment will be handed out at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a team meeting at 3:30 p.m. and the first practice of the season at 4 p.m.

The team will meet at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day of the first week.

Soccer coach Rob Bohlmann will open his program in much the same way. The soccer program will begin Monday with an open meeting and fitness testing at 9 a.m. at the high school. Practice that day will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at Emerald Field.

The girls volleyball team is scheduled to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. The freshman players also will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. The sophomore, junior and senior players will practice from 3 to 5 p.m.

The tennis team will hold its practices at the Tennis Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. The team will meet from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Kim Bates leads this year's dance team. The squad should meet at the high school at 10 a.m. The schedule for the rest of the season will be announced at that time.

The cross county team should also meet at the high school at 4 p.m. Monday and be ready to run.

Students interested in cheerleading should contact the high school for more information about practice schedules.

Students who do not have a completed physical form on file at the high school will not be allowed to practice. For more information, call 871-3687 or 871-3686.

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