Winter sports practices started Monday at Reedsport and around the state as the area’s basketball, wrestling and swimming teams are preparing for the upcoming season.
For Reedsport, the tipoff for basketball season comes on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the first day allowable under Oregon School Activities Association rules.
The Brave visit Elkton on Nov. 29 and have their home opener Dec. 1 against Oakland. The only other preseason home game is Dec. 5 against Mapleton. Reedsport also is in one preseason tournament, Dec. 8 and 9 at the Winter Lake Classic in Coquille. The Sunset Conference season starts Jan. 12 at Bandon.
Reedsport’s girls also have a game Nov. 30 against Glide at Sutherlin.
The wrestling team’s first tournament is Dec. 2 in the Willie Wilkinson Memorial at Glide.
Reedsport also is restoring its swimming program this winter. That team will begin competition in December.