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Ava High School athletes who will participate in fall sports this year will begin practice Monday, Aug. 9. Most sports will have practice at 8 a.m. with the exception of the football team which will practice at 4 p.m.
Rex Sawyer, Ava Public Schools athletic director, reminds all athletes that they must have their completed physicals turned in before the first practice. Without a physical, an individual will not be allowed to practice.
The softball team will practice at 8 a.m. Monday at the softball field; the volleyball team will meet in the gym at 8 a.m.; and the cross country team will meet at the high school at 8 o’clock Monday morning.
The football team will meet at the football field at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Any questions about the practice schedule may be directed to Sawyer at 683-7729.
All these practices are for student athletes in grades 9-12 at Ava High School.
The Ava varsity football team will open its preseason at the Pierce City Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. The first game of the season will be Aug. 27 at home against Strafford.
The high school softball team will open at home on Monday, Aug. 23, against Springfield Glendale. The volleyball teams will host Springfield Catholic on Tuesday, Aug. 31, with 9th grade, junior varsity and varsity action beginning at 5 p.m.
The cross country team will open its season Sept. 4 at the Strafford Invitational, beginning at 8 a.m.