The first day of practice for fall high school sports will be Monday, July 31, as directed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). Athletes who plan to participate in sports are reminded that they must have a sports physical completed and paperwork turned in before they may practice. On Monday, July 31, this first-day practice schedule will be followed at Ava High School: Football, 6:30 a.m. at the weight room. Cross Country, 6:30 a.m. at the high school gym. Volleyball, 9 a.m. at the high school gym. Softball, 9 a.m., at the softball field.