Local schools start official practices Aug. 13

Athletes planning to compete at Nestucca, Neah-Kah-Nie and Tillamook high schools this fall will have one thing in common before the seasons commence.

Official practices will start Monday for all sports, according to the Oregon School Activities Association guidelines.

In addition, the athletes have to make sure they have had their physicals before they can even participate in the practices.

The football teams can participate in jamborees starting Aug. 23, but it is the first day of competition for cross country, volleyball and soccer.