NICE announces 1st practices

ISHPEMING — NICE Community Schools has announced its starting times for the first day of practice for fall sports teams at Westwood High School and Aspen Ridge Middle School.

Equipment handout times for football teams have also been announced.

The district also said its schedules are current at the website www.patriotsathletics.com.

Here are those times, listed by team:

Westwood football —

Equipment handout on Wednesday, varsity at 10 a.m. and junior varsity at 11 a.m.; first practice at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, for varsity and JV

Westwood cross country —

First practice, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9

Westwood girls tennis —

First practice, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9

Westwood volleyball —

First practice, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9

Aspen Ridge football —

Equipment handout at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21; first practice at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22

Aspen Ridge girls basketball —

First practice, seventh grade, Monday, Aug. 21, time to be announced; eighth grade, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28