LHS sports practices to begin in July

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

School just let out for the summer but thoughts may already be turning to the fall sports season.

According to Lancaster High School (LHS) athletic director Dave Zeiler, many student-athletes playing fall sports will begin practice in late July.

There will be a golf team meeting for golfers in grades 9 through 12 at 3 p.m. July 27 at the Golden Eagle Golf Course in Irvington. Practice will begin at 3 p.m. July 30 at the Golden Eagle.

Red Devils junior varsity (JV) and varsity football players will start practice at LHS on July 27. Practice will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tryouts will be held for the JV and varsity volleyball teams in the LHS gymnasium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 6 and 7. Prior to tryouts, prospective players are urged to follow a pre-season training regimen, according to coach Keegan Walters. Interested players also are urged to attend weight lifting sessions at the LHS weight room from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning July 16.

Players must have a completed Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical exam before attending practice or pre-season training sessions, said Zeiler. VHSL sports physical forms may be picked up from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at LHS, or printed directly from vhsl.org.

Practice schedules for cheerleading squads and the cross country team have yet to be set, said Zeiler.