High school practices are underway for varsity sports as teams began workouts for the 2013 season.
Washburn Rural H.S. won state championships in boys soccer and volleyball last year.
"This is one of those years where we have a lot of guys back," Brian Hensyel, Washburn Rural head soccer coach said. "We have 15 people from last year's state championship team so it's not all of the coaches to get guys motivated and going, it's the returning players, the older players to do that as well."
Coaches and players could meet during brief periods of the summer under KSHSAA rules.
"We kind of revisit what we did last year but if you want to experience that we know they can't just go through a practice," Kevin Bordewick, Washburn Rural head volleyball coach said. "Any time you're out here we don't waste time. As hard as these girls work I expect good things from them. I think we're going to surprise a lot of people."
All six fall sports are eligible to begin practices: (Football, boys soccer, volleyball, cross country, girls golf and girls tennis).
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