Fall sports practices start Aug. 17 for local sports teams

As the summer winds down, the fall sports practices for football, volleyball, golf and cross country will start Monday, Aug. 17, for Lovell High School and Rocky Mountain High School sports teams.

Practice starts for the Lovell Bulldogs football team Aug. 17 with two sessions: 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lovell High School practice field. The Bulldogs will host Buffalo Saturday, Aug. 29, for a week zero game against the Bison at noon.

The Rocky Mountain Grizz will start practice on Aug. 17, as well, with two sessions starting at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rocky will travel to a jamboree in Worland on Friday, Aug. 28.

Volleyball

The Lady Bulldogs volleyball squad will hold practice Aug. 17 from 6-8 a.m. at the Lovell High School track and at 3-5 p.m. at the Johnny Winterholler Gymnasium.

N1009P37003CCoach Stormy Jameson said the girls need to have their physicals before the first practice or they are not allowed to practice.

The Lady Grizzlies volleyball team will start their fall practice Tuesday, Aug 18, with two sessions at 6 a.m. and at 4 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Middle/High School Gym.

Lovell and Rocky Mountain will host the North Big Horn Volleyball Invitational on Aug. 28-29 with varsity matches being held at Rocky Mountain and JV at Lovell.

Golf

The Lovell golf team will start practice Aug. 17 at the Foster Gulch Golf Course with a practice times to be announced. Lovell will open the season in Powell Thursday, Aug. 20, then in Cody Friday, Aug. 21, for the Cody-Powell Invitational with a tee time to be announced.

Cross Country

The Lovell middle school and high school harriers will start practice Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. at the LHS gymnasium, gearing up for the Billings Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.

The Grizz also start practice on Aug. 17 at coach John Bernhisel’s house at 6 p.m. Rocky will travel to Cody Friday, Aug. 28, for the Cody Invitational at 4 p.m.

All of the Rocky Mountain High School squads will come together on Thursday, Aug. 20, for a meet-the-squad night at 6 p.m. at RMM/HS.

By Sam Smith