The first official day of fall sports practices for Oregon high schools is today. Most Klamath Basin-area Oregon schools opened practice this morning and numerous programs did so with new head coaches.
Former Klamath Union coach Wayne Amos opened his first practice with Henley High School at 8 a.m. this morning. The Hornets will practice from 8 – 11 a.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. all week. Henley went 2-7 last season.
Mazama switched coaches this past offseason as well. Vic Lease, who was the athletic director of nearby Lost River High School in Merrill, is the new head coach. His wife, Joy, won a state championship as the head coach of Mazama’s girls basketball team last winter.
Mazama went 2-8 and scored 13.2 points per game in 2012. Former KU running back Jonathan Munoz tranferred to the Vikings program this season. The Vikings practice from 9 – 11 a.m. and 6 – 8:45 p.m. in the first week of camp.
Klamath Union, a playoff team the last two seasons under head coach Tom Smith, was 8-3 last season with a scoring average of 31.5 points per game. While Munoz is gone, Triad athlete Gabe Ovgard joins the Pelicans program this season. KU was second in the Skyline Conference last year.
960 the Sports Legend will broadcast for six hours on Friday from the Les Schwab Tire Center on South Sixth Street as part of the High School Sports Kickoff show. It will include in-person interviews with coaches and players, including football.
Other Basin-area camp times
Additional schools will be added as schedules become available
Lakeview: 7 a.m. – Noon
Bonanza: 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Lost River: 7 – 9 a.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.
Hosanna Christian: 7:30 – 9 a.m.; 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Triad: 4:15 – 7 p.m.