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High school sports begin again today with volleyball scrimmages

ROCKWALL – Local high school sports start up again today and next week when boys football, girls volleyball and boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams begin action in scrimmages and meets against non-district competition.

Aug. 27 is the first day of school.

Rockwall’s and Rockwall-Heath’s football teams move up this year to Class 5A action in Region 2 in District 12-5A with Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Longview and Tyler Lee. Both schools now have over 2,090 students.

Royse City continues in Class 4A but switches to District 13-A against Greenville, McKinney North, Dennison, Sherman, Wylie, Wylie East and Lovejoy.

Rockwall High School:

Volleyball scrimmages begin today at 1 pm at Arlington Martin and tomorrow at 10 am at Plano West. The first regular season match is Tuesday at home against Frisco Liberty at 5 pm and vs. Forney at 7 pm. The Garland Varsity Tournament is Aug. 17-18 against teams and at times to be announced.

Fall football practice begins Monday. Two-a-day practices are no longer allowed until four days of practice have passed, due to heat concerns. The first scrimmage will be Aug. 24 at 10 am vs. Euless Trinity at Pennington Field. The first game of the season will be Aug. 31 at 7:30 pm at home vs. West Mesquite.

The first Cross-Country meet will be the Plano ISD Invitational Sept. 1. Details TBA.

Rockwall-Heath High School:

Volleyball scrimmages begin today at 10 am at Keller Fossil Ridge and tomorrow at 9 am at home vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial. The first regular season match is Tuesday at home against Sachse at 5 pm. The Garland Varsity Tournament is Aug. 17-18 against teams and at times to be announced.

Fall football practice is already underway. Fall football practice begins Monday. Two-a-day practices are no longer allowed until four days of practice have passed, due to heat concerns. The first scrimmage will be Aug. 24 at 7:30 pm at home vs.Keller. The first game of the season will be Aug. 30 at 7 pm at home vs. Garland Naaman Forest.

The first Cross-Country meet will be the Plano ISD Invitational Sept. 1. Details TBA.

Royse City High School:

Volleyball scrimmages begin today with details TBA and tomorrow at 10 am at home vs. a team TBA. The first regular season match is Tuesday at home against Pine Tree/Richardson at 5 pm. The Allen Varsity Tournament is Aug. 17-18 against teams and at times to be announced.

Fall football practice is already underway. Fall football practice begins Monday. Two-a-day practices are no longer allowed until four days of practice have passed, due to heat concerns. The first scrimmage will be Aug. 24 at Sulphur Springs at a time TBA. The first game of the season will be Aug. 31 at 7:30 pm at Forney.

No Cross-Country meets appear scheduled on the Royse City High School website.

By J.J. Smith

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