GETTING STARTED

Members of the Johnstown volleyball team run through a drill on the opening day of fall practice Monday at Johnstown High School. The practice also marked the opening of the renovated gym at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Johnstown assistant football coach Mike Beatty puts the linemen through drills during the Sir Bills opening day of practice Monday afternoon at Johnstown High School. The Sir Bills will open their season against Hudson Falls on Aug. 31 at Knox Field. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Johnstown Lady Bills field hockey goalkeeper Abby VanValkenburgh prepares to kick a shot away during the opening day of practice for the Lady Bills Monday at Knox Field. Johnstown will open its season against Ichabod Crane on Aug. 28 at Knox Field. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Gloversville varsity football coach Jared Bongo calls out the times as the Huskies run a timed mile on the opening day of practice Monday at Park Terrace Elementary School. The Huskies will open the 2018 season at home on Aug. 29 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Gloversville girls varsity soccer coach Mike Hallenbeck talks with players trying out for the varsity team on the opening day of practice Monday at Darling Field. The Lady Dragons open their season on Aug. 28 on the road against Glens Falls before returning home to host the annual Scott Retersdorf Tournament at Gloversville High School on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Johnstown boys varsity coach Tom Horning talks with members of the Sir Bills' soccer program during a water break on the opening day of practice Monday at Johnstown High School. The Sir Bills open their season on Aug. 29 with a home match against Foothills Council rival Glens Falls. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Senior goalkeeper Jacob Kataneksza works on a drill on the opening day of practice Monday at Darling Field. The Dragons open their season with a home match against Foothills Council rival Hudson Falls on Aug. 29. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Practice for the fall high school sports season began Monday as area athletes returned to action.

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