Fall, yes, fall sports approaching for Vail Valley high schools
Yep, summer’s winding down, which means it’s time for the Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Vail Christian and Vail Mountain to get to work.
Here’s information on some athletic start dates for high schools. We’ll be adding to this list and running it periodically. Coaches and athletic directors, please e-mail information and updates to email@example.com and we’ll add your times and dates.
And when we say Battle Mountain in this article as a location, we are referring to the old campus and surrounding facilities in Eagle-Vail unless otherwise specified.
Golf: Tryouts are Aug. 10-11 at the Eagle-Vail Golf Club. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make a tee time or call her at 376-3494.
Football: Optional workouts are under way from 5-7 p.m. in Eagle-Vail. Football practice begins Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Contact David Joyce at 479-236-5054.
Boys soccer: The season starts Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. at Battle Mountain. Please be ready with physicals, concussion tests, insurance and parental permission. Parental meetings will be held each half hour. Practices start Aug. 18 and are from 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Eagle-Vail soccer field.
Cross country: Physicals are Aug. 17 at Battle Mountain. Practice begins Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at Freedom Park in Edwards. Be ready to run. Contact Ken Long at email@example.com.
Volleyball: A parent meeting starts it at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 at Battle Mountain, followed by physicals, etc. Two-a-days from 6-8:30 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. are at the school starting Aug. 18. Contact Lara Bossow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys golf: Starts Aug. 10 at Cotton Ranch. Contact coach Tom Buzbee at 376-0389.
Football: Optional preseason conditioning starts Aug. 10 at 3:30 p.m. on the baseball field. Two-a-day practices start Aug. 17 from 3:30-6 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Contact coach John Ramunno at 328-2301.
Girls volleyball: Tryouts are Aug. 17-19. All levels will practice from 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Eagle Valley Middle School. (Please note Eagle Valley Middle School, not the high school.) Players should bring running shoes as well as volleyball shoes and knee pads. Contact coach Shawn Weatherred at 331-3086.
Girls softball: Practice begins Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Gypsum Sports Complex. Practices run from 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.. Contact coach Bill Beasley at 328-7291.
Boys and girls cross country: Practices start Aug. 17. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, meet at Gypsum Town Hall from 7-9:30 a.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, meet at Eagle Valley Middle School from 7-9:30 am. Contact Melinda Brandt at 314-973-3723.
Boys soccer: Practice begins on Aug. 17 and runs from 6-9 p.m. at Eagle Valley High School. Contact Jason Rittmiller at 471-4112.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or email@example.com.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.