by nathan oster
Summer is winding down and a new school year is on the horizon. If you want proof, visit the Greybull High School campus early next week.
Athletes who are going out for the fall sports of football and volleyball can lace ‘em up for the first time on Monday, the opening day of training camp.
Coach Justin Bernhardt has a full week planned, starting at 7 a.m. when players will be required to turn in their physicals before they can practice.
A team meeting will follow at 7:45 a.m., followed by offensive team meetings — one for linemen, the other for backs — from to 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The first practice is set to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11:10 a.m., with a second session to follow later in the day from 5 to 7:10 p.m.
The team’s opening week schedule calls for a two-a-days to continue through Friday. A Saturday practice, from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., is planned.
The team will round out its fall camp with two more practices on Monday, Aug. 20 before the start of school — and the beginning of after-school practices — on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Bernhardt and the Buffs open the season with a Week 0 game against Riverside on Friday, Aug. 24. The game will be played in Basin, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Coming off a state tournament experience last year, the Lady Buffs are eager to get back on the court.
Coach Brittany Miller said she will lead her team through two-a-days every day next week. On Monday and Tuesday, the first session runs from 7 to 9 a.m. The start time will be moved up an hour to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday.
All five days, there will be an afternoon practice from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday is a “to be announced” day on the camp schedule, Miller said, noting that in the past she has deferred to the team to set the starting time.
The Lady Buffs will open at the North Big Horn Invitational, with matches in Lovell on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25.