The Grand County High School fall sports season is just around the corner with some teams having already began practicing and other teams beginning practice in the next couple of weeks.
The football, drill and cheer teams have ongoing camps this week. The football team held camp earlier this week before heading to Duchesne for another camp, after which the football team begins official practice on Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m., Scott Horton said, assistant coach.
Dennis Wells is the head coach of the team, entering his 17th season. The football team enters the season ranked fourth in 2A by the Deseret News. The Red Devils begin play at Morgan on Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.
The drill team is holding camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the high school, and, the cheer team has three days worth of camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, July 19, at Grand County Middle School. Dennis Wells remains the coach of the football team for the 17th straight season. Stephanie Brewer is coach of the drill team, while Jasmin Atwood has taken the reins for the cheer team.
The defending 3A state champion golf team begins practicing at the Moab Golf Club on Monday, July 23, at 3 p.m. Prospective team members are encouraged to attend that day’s practice. The boys golf team continues to be coached by Aaron Woodard.
The cross country team, coached by Randy Martin, is having unofficial practices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Official practice begins Monday, July 30, at 6 a.m., at Lions Park.
The girls soccer team is having open field Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Lady Red Devils also begin practice on July 30 with a time to be determined. Taryn Kay was originally slated to coach the team, but stepped down for personal reasons. The team is being coached by Tonya Curtis with Buffy Camps as an assistant.
No practice schedule has been announced as of Tuesday, July 17, for the girls tennis team, coached by Skylar Johnson.
For athletes at Grand County High School to be eligible to compete, they must maintain a 2.0 grade point average with no failing grades and they must be enrolled full time at GCHS or a home school program approved by the Grand County School District.
All athletes must also register at registermyathlete.com, and must have a physical evaluation from a licensed health care provider. The Utah High School Activities Association is requesting that physicals for the upcoming school year be dated after Memorial Day.
Spots were still available as of July 16 for the Sports Physical Clinic on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Moab Regional Health Center. To schedule an appointment, call 435-719-5500, select option 1 and ask for “Saturday Sports Physical Clinic.”
All athletes must register, have physicals