Railer fall sports teams open practice

Mark Schnabel
Members of the Newton High School girls tennis team open practice at the Phil Scott Tennis Courts.

Newton High School opened its fall sports practices Monday in accordance with Kansas State High School Activities Association rules.

The Railers have seven teams preparing to open competition.

The football team opens the season Sept. 4 at home against Andover Central.

The volleyball team opens the season Aug. 29 in Hutchinson at the AV-CTL Pre-Season Classic.

The cross country team opens the season Sept. 3 at the Great Bend Invitational at Lake Barton.

The boys soccer team opens the season Aug. 29 at McPherson.

The girls tennis team opens the season Aug. 27 at the Salina Central Invitational.

The girls golf team opens the season Sept. 1 at the Derby Invitational at the Derby Golf and Country Club.

The gymnastics team opens the season Sept. 5 at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational at the Indian Creek Center. The gymnastics team will host the state meet this season, Oct. 23 at Ravenscroft Gym.

NOTE: All schedules are subject to change on short notice.

Members of the Newton cross country team get a shot of hand sanitizer before the first workout of the season. The Railer boys are the defending AV-CTL I champions, second at regionals and 12th at state. The girls were sixth in league and eighth at regionals.