THINGS TO WATCH WHEN THE WHISTLE SOUNDS FOR PREP SPORTS

The sound of whistles you hear Monday will signal the start of high school sports practices throughout Minnesota. 

That’s the first official practice day for all fall sports except adapted soccer, which begins Aug. 29. Some girls tennis teams will begin playing matches by the end of next week. The first day for volleyball and soccer games is Aug. 25, and football openers are Sept. 1 and 2.

Until the athletes can settle matters on the field, on the court, on the running trails or in the pool, here are some points to watch in the fall season:    READ MORE