First Day of Fall 2012 Sports PracticeIt was back to work for the area high school teams as Monday was the first day of practice for fall sports in Pennsylvania and New York.

All the area teams kicked off practices on Monday as they prepare for the start of a new season.

For some teams the season will be beginning soon as the Towanda golf team takes on Horseheads on Friday and next week is the first NTL match for golf.

NTL tennis teams get one week to prepare as they begin their season on Monday, August 20.

The first football games of the year will be Friday, August 31 and that is also the first day for most sports in Pennsylvania besides golf and tennis.

New York has some sports starting earlier as Waverly and Tioga begin their volleyball seasons on Tuesday, August 28.