At the annual Astoria High School Media Day, the football, boys soccer and girls soccer teams hit the field and scrimmaged amongst themselves to show the community what they’re bringing to the field this year. Volleyball hit the court in the gym and cross country explored the town, warming up for another season. Across Clatsop County, practices for fall 2019 high school sports began on Aug. 19.
AHS Football anthem
The Astoria football and boys soccer teams line up on the sidelines during the national anthem, performed by the band, at the start of Media Day at CMH Field in August.
AHS Football attack
Astoria players work on tackling.
AHS Football pass
An Astoria quarterback sets up for a pass.
AHS Football run
An Astoria varsity player carries the ball through the defense in an annual Media Day scrimmage.
AHS Football tackle
Players tackle another, ending a play.
AHS Football goal posts
Clouds roll in as the sun sets at CMH Field.
AHS W Soccer Scrimmage
Astoria High School girls soccer players scrimmage at Media Day Friday.
AHS W Soccer Kick
An Astoria player kicks the ball back into play.
AHS W Soccer Warm-up
Players keep warm by running laps on the sidelines.
AHS W Soccer Cool-down
Players jog the field at the end of a scrimmage.
AHS M Soccer Scrimmage
Astoria players battle for the ball.
AHS M Soccer Kick
Varsity and junior varsity players fight for the ball in a scrimmage on Media Day.
AHS M Soccer pass
Two players fight for control of the ball.
AHS M Soccer Dribble
A player tries to dribble the ball around an opponent.
AHS Volleyball Warm-up
At the start of practice, volleyball players stretch their arms to warm up.
AHS Volleyball Hit
A player spikes the ball over the net.
AHS Volleyball Slam
A player slams the ball over the net while practicing spiking.
AHS Volleyball Serve
A player prepares to serve during warm-ups.
AHS Volleyball Bump
An athlete bumps the ball into the air, keeping it in play, during drills.
AHS Cross-country Team
Coach Andrew Fick leads the team in an end-of-practice cheer.
AHS Cross-country Stretch
Runners stretch in the courtyard at Astoria High School at the end of practice.
AHS Cross-country Calf Stretch
After a long run, athletes stretch their calves.