Photo by Matt Stensland
Pio Utu, center, of Steamboat Springs, demonstrates a conditioning drill to freshman volleyball players Thursday at the school. Fall sports practices begin Monday.
Steamboat Springs It's back.
The official start of practices for all high school fall sports is Monday. Although most teams have run conditioning camps this week, and the Steamboat Springs High School golf team has played a tournament, the Colorado High School Activities Association deems Monday as the first day organized practices are allowed.
Local coaches are reminding athletes at all three area high schools that they must turn in all athletic paperwork to their school before participating.
In Steamboat Springs, the football team meets at 8:20 a.m. Monday in the varsity locker room at the high school. Practice begins at 9 a.m. The boys soccer team meets at 7 a.m. Monday on Gardner Field. The girls volleyball team has practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday. The boys tennis team has a preseason intra-squad tournament that starts at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Cross-country begins at 6 p.m. Monday in front of the high school or on the track.
At Hayden High School, the football team starts at 8 a.m. Monday with a meeting in the auditorium. The volleyball team practices from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the high school.
At Soroco High School, the football team meets at 8 a.m. Monday in the locker room and practices until noon. The volleyball team practices from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the high school.