The first home football game isn’t until September 10, but for many sports, the Winhawks fall season starts in earnest this week. On Thursday, girls tennis will host two opponents at 9 a.m. at the Winona Middle School, boys and girls cross country will host time trials at 5:30 p.m. at the high school, girls soccer faces off with Mankato West at Paul Giel Field in Winona at 7 p.m., and Winhawks volleyball will compete with Caledonia at the Winona Senior High School gym at 7:15 p.m. the same day. Meanwhile boys soccer will travel to Mankato, Minn. Winhawks football will scrimmage with the Dodge Center, Minn.,-based Triton High School on Saturday and travel to Red Wing, Minn., for its first official game on September 3.
Cotter Schools’ girls soccer team kicked off its season on Monday against Byron High School, and the girls tennis team will host the first home game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Cotter tennis courts.
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (G-E-T) High School varsity football team lost its first game against West Salem last Friday 48-0, but the Red Hawks will get another chance against against Baldwin-Woodville this Friday at 7 p.m. at G-E-T High School. The girls golf season is also well underway, with a match at home on Monday and one on the road today.The Cochrane-Fountain City Pirates also lost their first football game last Friday against Brookwood, 34-14. The team will travel to Necedah, Wis., on Thursday. The Pirates’ cross country, golf, and volleyball squads will travel for games this week, and the cross country squad is set to host an invitational tournament on Thursday, September 2, at 5:15 p.m.