High school athletes in the Lower Hudson Valley have hit the practice fields, and the fall season will soon begin.
During the week of Aug. 29, The Journal News/lohud will be running season previews of fall sports by our high school sports writers.
Volleyball: On Mon., Aug. 29, Mike Zacchio’s volleyball season preview will be available in print and on The lohud Volleyball Blog.
Field hockey: On Tues., Aug. 30, Nancy Haggerty will take a look across the field hockey scene. You can follow her coverage all season long on The lohud Field Hockey Blog.
Iona Prep football practice in New Rochelle on Aug. 22, 2016.
Football: Beginning and 11 a.m. and continuing throughout the day on Aug. 30, Josh Thomson will reveal the Super 11 – the top 11 football players in the Lower Hudson Valley. Look for the full list in the Wed., Aug. 31 print edition of The Journal News.
Boys soccer: On Thurs., Sept. 1, Vincent Z. Mercogliano will have preview the upcoming season in print and on The lohud Boys Soccer Blog.
Girls soccer: Our staff will team up to provide a preview of the upcoming girls soccer season online and in print on Fri., Sept. 2.
Cross country: To round out the previews, Nancy Haggerty will have a look around the cross country scene on Sat., Sept. 3.
Video: Zacchio presents the area’s top 2016 volleyball players
Lohud volleyball beat reporter Mike Zacchio volleyball player’s top player round-up list.
Pearl River looks for repeat despite graduation losses
Brian Mahoney and Matt Politis discuss Pearl River’s upcoming boys cross-country season.
Video: Raw video of Scarsdale first day of girls soccer practice
Raw video of Scarsdale’s first day of girls soccer practice.
Video: Iona Prep Football Practice
Iona Prep football practice in New Rochelle on Aug. 22, 2016. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )
North Rockland shoots high after down year
Ryan Guzinski, Dylan Serino and Patrick Tuohy talk about the North Rockland boys cross-country team’s goals for 2016. (Video by Nancy Haggerty/The Journal News)
Video: Tappan Zee High School soccer practice
Coach Job Jacobs leads the first day of soccer practice at Tappan Zee High School Aug. 22, 2016.
Pearl River girls eye section title
Erin Clinton and Mary Borkoski talk about Pearl River’s quest to win the girls section cross-country title. (Video by Nancy Haggerty/The Journal News)
Video: Hastings football practice
Anthony Fiorelli, new football coach at Hastings, leads the first day of practice Aug. 15, 2016 at Hillside Elementary School in Hastings-on-Hudson.
New 27-year-old Putnam Valley head coach optimistic
Despite 22 seniors graduating from last year’s team, new Putnam Valley head varsity football coach Ryan Elsasser is optimistic about the season. (Video by Nancy Haggerty/The Journal News)
Video: First day of football practice in Nyack
Nyack’s new football coach Dominick DeMatteo talks about how to manage practice in high temperatures and his new role Aug. 15, 2016 at Nyack Middle School.
Video: White Plains HS Football Coach Mike Lindberg
White Plains High School football coach Mike Lindberg talks about the upcoming season during the first day of football practice at White Plains High School on Aug. 15, 2016. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News ).
Video: Mahopac football practice
Mahopac’s new head football coach Mark Langella runs the first practice at the school Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
Video: White Plains Football Player Angel Rivera
White Plains Football Player Angel Rivera talks about the upcoming season during the first day of football practice at White Plains High School on Aug. 15, 2016. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News.
Video: White Plains Football player Nando Spisca
White Plains Football player Nando Spisca talks about the upcoming season during the first day of football practice at White Plains High School on Aug. 15, 2016.
Video: 2016 Super 11 Finalists
Journal News sports editor Leif Skodnick introduces the 25 finalists for the 2016 super 11.
Video: Four Scarsdale coaches out for next year
Journal News sports editor Leif Skodnick talks about the four Scarsdale coaches that won’t be returning next season. (Video by Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)