Team practices have begun across Nodaway County as high school fall sports teams prepare for the season to start. Coach Jennifer McGinness spotted Brittney McIntyre. Briann Carroll worked on inner core strength. The West Nodaway Rockets Volleyball team hit the weight room at the end of practice. Kristine Ecker, Nataleigh Ecker and Paige Hagey worked to increase their vertical jumps. Kiera Greer, sophomore, worked on her form in the batting cage. Sophmore Vanessa Pappert, freshman Alyson Jones, and junior Kellie Palmer cheered on their teammates as they waited their turn to bat. Senior Kayla Schmitz braced herself to catch the ball while teammate Katelyn Kramer, senior, batted. Platte Valley Eagles Softball team warmed up their throwing arms at the start of practice.