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Sports...Briefly

Notes on prep volleyball and girls soccer, Labor Day swim, and hunting classes

Prep Girls Sports:

Volleyball and girls soccer seasons get under way next Monday, Aug. 21. That's the first day teams can officially practice, according to the WIAA. Players must log 10 practices before they can play in a match.

Columbia High's volleyball season starts with daily doubles on Aug. 21, in Miller Memorial Gym. The morning session will run from 8-10 a.m., followed by an afternoon session from 3-5 p.m. Daily doubles will continue through Friday, Aug. 25.

All interested girls in grades 9-12 should come to the first day of practice with their completed doctor's physical exam forms, proof of insurance, gym clothes and a water bottle, head coach Kevin Liddiard said.

The first week of the girls soccer season at Columbia High also will consist of daily-double practices, Aug. 21-25.

Morning sessions will run from 7-8 a.m., followed by afternoon sessions from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Only athletes (in grades 9-12) who have up-to-date doctor's physical exams and proof of insurance on file with the school will be eligible to participate in practices, head coach Amy Kasenga said.

Jr. High Sports:

Wayne M. Henkle Middle School football and volleyball teams will hold their first workouts on Thursday, Aug. 24. Players must undergo a sports physical and provide proof of inusrance before they can practice.

Volleyball:

Officials are needed for the upcoming high school and junior high volleyball seasons in Klickitat and Skamania counties.

For more information, contact Bill Daniels at (509) 773-3980 or plan to attend the Columbia Gorge Officials Association's organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 21, in Goldendale.

Hunting:

The Mt. Adams Fish and Game Association will begin offering Hunter Safety Education classes again on Monday, Sept. 11. This is a required course for anyone born after 1972 who wishes to be a licensed hunter in Washington.

Signup will be held at the club facility in Jewett Creek Park on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact instructor John Deo at 493-1619.

Also of note: the club holds trap shoots each Sunday for club members, with the first Sunday of each month being open to the public.

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