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WHS Athletics: Falling in line

Girls soccer coach Chelsea Brown (top photo) divides players for a varsity scrimmage on the new twin practice fields north of the high school which will be used this season for JV 1 and JV 2 games. There are 12 seniors among a 48-player turnout in grades 7-12. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.1 / 3
First-year boys and now girls head tennis coach Jim Anderson (middle photo) works with a group of varsity prospects on the forehand stroke. The eight courts were refinished in the past month. The blue color provides a superior background for seeing the ball. The turnout is at 25 in grades 9-12, plus one seventh-grader. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.2 / 3
Cardinals line coach Doug Doering (bottom photo) oversees a blocking drill on the south field. The Cardinals, who open at home against section foe Buffalo on Aug. 31, have 107 players out, 41 of those freshmen. It's the biggest turnout under fourth-year head coach Jon Konold. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton3 / 3

A new school year is not far off with the start of fall practice on Monday morning at Willmar Senior High School.