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Fall Sports Seasons Officially Begin With Practices

By Staff | Aug 9, 2016
COACHES?WATCH?CLOSELY - E-Hawk Head Coach Mike Dunlap, in the foreground, observes linemen as they work on stances under the tutelege of Assistant Coaches Jeremy Zeigler, background, and Bruce Nelson, at the right. -- Dan Voigt photo
PROTECT?THE?BALL - Brent Wesley, left, tries to knock the football away from Grant Deitering during a ball security drill. The E-Hawks will host their annual Sports Drink scrimmage next Friday, Aug. 19. -- Dan Voigt photo
PULL?THAT?IN - Will Schany makes a catch during a receiver’s drill. The E-Hawks will open their 2016 football season on Friday, Aug. 26 at Spencer. -- Dan Voigt photo

Monday marked the official start of the Fall Sports seasons as practices for football, volleyball and cross country began across the state. Student athletes in Emmetsburg made the transition from their summer camps to practices to prepare for their seasons as well.

The Emmetsburg E-Hawk football team starts practices in preparation for the new district slate of games in 2016. The season opens at Spencer on Aug. 26.

The Lady E-Hawk Volleyball team, under new Head Coach Jessica Bieber, are preparing for their season opening match at North Iowa in Buffalo Center on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Emmetsburg’s Cross Country squads, under the guidance of Coach Valerie Pickett, are readying for their opening meet on Aug. 23 at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course.