Skiers open fall seasons |

Skiers open fall seasons

Hey all you Aspen High Skiers, break out those varsity jackets and start limbering up!

Today is the first official day of practice for high school athletes hoping to compete this fall in cross country, boys’ tennis, softball, boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball.

All Aspen High School students wishing to play in these sports must submit medical and permission forms to Carol Sams, high school athletic director, at the high school before coming to practice.

The cross country team will practice at 4 p.m. at the running track located below the middle school.

A junior high cross country program will also be offered for students entering grades 6-8.

Boys’ tennis will take to the courts by Iselin Field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The team will be coached this year by Sherril Kerr, who takes over the job after helping coach the girls’ team last spring.

The softball team will be having its practice at Iselin Field at 4 p.m.

In boys’ soccer, two new coaches, Grant “Junior” Sutherland and John Gillies, will be taking over the reins of a team that reached the final four of the state playoffs each of the last two seasons.

The team will meet for practice at 9 a.m., also at Iselin Field, and then will meet again for an afternoon session at 1:45 p.m.

Finally, the girls’ volleyball team, under the direction of new head coach Matt Bergdahl, will be starting practice at 10:30 a.m. The meeting place will be the high school gym.

The practice schedule for the first two weeks will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2:30-5 p.m.

For more information on any of these teams, please contact Carol Sams at 925-2972 ext. 1019.

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