The fall athletics season has arrived in earnest for the state of Colorado. Monday marks the start of official practices in all sports.

Boys golf kicked off both practice and competition last week.

This marks the beginning of cross country, softball, girls volleyball, boys soccer, boys tennis and field hockey. Football of course is included in sports to officially kick off Monday, but several teams started fall practice last week since they had elected to not have a summer camp.

Boys golf competition is already underway and softball begins play on Thursday. Everyone else except for football will begin competition on Aug. 18.

This is the second “normal” year for high school sports since the COVID-19 pandemic forced dramatic changes starting two years ago.

Colorado Preps will be providing coverage of fall sports as the season progresses.