BRIDGER VALLEY — As the sands of time drop through the hourglass, the days of summer are on the downhill slope and schools will be gearing up for the new season of fall sports.
As the days rush one-into-the-other and the time passes, Valley athletes are already looking to the first day in which they lace up their shoes, don their practice sweats or shorts and go to the first practice on the agenda.
Basically, all of the fall sports kick off on Aug. 30, with athletes lacing up their shoes and the lady swimmers dropping in the water to compete hard and earn marks during the upcoming seasons.
The LHS golf team leads the way as its first golf tournament is slated at Pinedale on Aug. 20-21.
Checking the WHSAA site, 4A football teams will hit the fields on Aug. 12, which is set at the first day of practice without pads. As Mountain View and Lyman compete in 2A in football, they have another week of breathing room as their first day of practice without pads is slated for Aug. 19. They will be able to don their pads for practice on Aug. 22. The first contest allowed by WHSAA is Aug. 29.
Both the Lyman Eagles and the Mountain View Buffalos football teams will cut their teeth in non-conference games on Aug. 30. The Lyman Eagles will host the Rawlins Outlaws at 2 p.m. The Mountain View Buffalos will play a non-conference game at Green River against the Wolves at 6 p.m.
Although the fall seasons are set to begin soon, many of the Valley’s athletes have attended camps in their respective sports this summer to gain an edge in performance and ability. Work ethic, dedication and determination, values the coaches love to see.