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Carrollton football practice
´╗┐Carrollton Head Football Coach Eric McCort directs Warrior backs and receivers through a drill early Monday at the practice complex south of Carrollton. Pre-season practice officially began the first of this week.

August is here, and that means the start of the high school fall sports season.

All Carrollton High School teams started practice Aug. 1 for their upcoming seasons.

The Carrollton football team started conditioning last Friday following their annual camp at the FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake.

The Warriors will hold their annual Black and White scrimmage this Saturday night. Their first scrimmage will be at home against John Glenn. Their final pre-season warm up will be on the road at St. Clairsville.

The Warriors will open their 2014 season on the road at East Liverpool on Aug. 29.

They will open their home schedule Sept. 5 against Edison Local, hopefully on their new field turf that is currently being installed.

Claymont will visit Carrollton on Sept. 12.

On Sept. 19 the Warriors will open their Northeastern Buckeye Conference schedule on the road at Canton South.

The CHS boys and girls golf teams will be the first Warriors to open 2014 seasons this coming Monday. The boys will take part in the Indian Valley Invitational at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette and the girls will open at home against Louisville.

The boys will host West Branch on Tuesday, travel to Marlington Wednesday and to Alliance on Thursday.

The Lady Warriors will take part in the Tri-County Golf League preseason tournament Tuesday at Pleasant View.

The Carrollton boys soccer team will open their season next Saturday, Aug. 16, on the road at East Palestine, while the girls will open the following Monday, also on the road, at Indian Creek. The boys will travel to New Philadelphia on Tuesday and host Edison Local Thursday, Aug. 21 in their home opener.

The Lady Warriors will travel to New Philadelphia on Aug. 20 and to Ridgewood on Aug. 26.

The girls home opener will be Wednesday, Aug. 27 against Canton South.

In cross country, the Warriors will get an early start to the season by taking part in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Preseason Meet at National Trail Raceway, the site of the State meet in November, Saturday, Aug. 16.

They will take part in the Pickerington Panther Classic on Aug. 23 and be at the Ashley White-Stumpf Memorial Invitational at Marlington High School on Aug. 30.

The varsity volleyball team opens a rigorous season Aug. 18 with the first of four road games to open the campaign. They open at New Philadelphia, travel to Indian Creek on Aug. 20, Edison Local on Aug. 23 and to Marlington on Aug. 26.

They will open their home schedule Aug. 28 with a big NBC matchup against the Lady Warriors from West Branch.

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