Prep football off and running |

Prep football off and running

Unlike other fall prep teams, football will take advantage of the the earliest practice date by opening their camps today around Northern Nevada and California.

South Tahoe High will start with three-a-days today, running the troops through noon-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. practices.

“We were geared for two-a-days, but it’s going to be all right. If we stay focused and get through it, we’ll be fine,” said Viking quarterback Tim Sprinkles. “If you get in good shape, it can’t hurt you in any way.”

Embarking on his 12th season at the helm of the Vikings, Tim Jaureguito hasn’t lost any of his excitement for the start of a new season.

“There’s a very high level of excitement. We’re very optimistic and looking forward to the season,” Jaureguito said. “It’s a different kind of excitement and different kind of anxiety as well. My first year, I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well. Now that I’ve been here for a long time, I’ve put together what I think is a really good staff. I organize and they do a bulk of the work.”

Meanwhile, 11 miles down U.S. Highway 50, the Whittell Warriors will go with a single 3-6 p.m. practice to open camp.

WHS Athletic Director Larry Reilly reminds prospective players to bring something to run in.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association rules require football teams to log three days of conditioning before beginning full-contact practice sessions. Most Nevada-affiliated teams will begin contact on Monday.

Whittell has announced opening practice dates for its other sports as well, including:

n Aug. 16 for boys soccer, starting with an 8 a.m. meeting at the school. Daily practices are scheduled from 8-11 a.m. and 5:30-8 p.m.

n Aug. 16 for girls soccer, with practices running from 6-9 a.m.

n Cross country running also opens on Aug. 16, with team members having the choice of training from 9-10:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at Kahle Community Park.

STHS’s volleyball team will hold tryouts at 9 a.m. Aug. 16.

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