Prep fall sports practices, tryouts begin next week

Although the calendar still says July, prep athletes are beginning to feel like it is fall. Tryouts and preseason practices begin soon for athletes at the four high schools in the Grand Valley.

All athletes must have paperwork and a current physical form signed by a physician turned in and approved prior to the first official practice, but can compete in preseason camps without the forms.

For official forms, see the office at the respective schools. Palisade and Grand Junction have finalized schedules for the first day of practice. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings, camps and practices are at the respective high schools.

Palisade

■ Cross Country — Preseason runs July 30, Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m. Team meetings, runs are Aug. 5-9 at 7 a.m. First official practice is Aug. 12, 3 p.m.

■ Football — Mini-camp is Aug. 5-7 from 3-7 p.m. First official practice is Aug. 12, 3 p.m.

■ Boys Golf — July 30-Aug. 1, golf camp from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Chipeta Golf Course. A fee of $100 covers the clinic. First official practice is Aug. 5, 7 a.m., Chipeta Golf Course.

■ Boys Soccer — July 29-Aug. 2, preseason mini-camp from 9-11 a.m., Peachbowl Park. Aug. 5-9, preseason mini-camp from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Peachbowl Park. First official practice is Aug. 12, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Peachbowl Park.

■ Softball — July 29-Aug. 2, mini-camp from 10 a.m. until noon. First official practice is Aug. 12, 3:15 p.m.

■ Boys Tennis — First official day of practice for Central tennis team is Aug. 12 at 3:15 p.m. at Central High School.

■ Volleyball — Aug. 5-8, preseason mini-camp from 3:30-6:30 p.m. First official practice is Aug. 12, 6-7 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Grand Junction

■ Cross Country — Practice begins Aug. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

■ Football — Practice begins Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.

■ Boys Golf — First meeting is Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. Tryouts are to be determined.

■ Boys Soccer — Tryouts and practices begin Aug. 12 at 3:15 p.m.

■ Softball — Tryouts are Aug. 12-13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Kronkright Complex.

■ Boys Tennis — Challenge matches begin at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 12.

■ Volleyball — Tryouts are Aug. 12-14 from 6-8 p.m.

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