Del Norte athletics is kicking up into full swing this week.
The football team began practice last week, while volleyball, cross county, girls golf, and boys and girls soccer all kicked off their 2014 seasons this week.
Freshman and sophomore volleyball players are going through junior varsity tryouts this week. Tryouts consist of a 3½ hour practice every day this week.
Curtis said that there are currently 17 girls who are trying out for the team this year.
The junior varsity is currently scheduled to open the season on Sept. 16 against Westview who will be traveling all the way from San Diego.
The varsity squad will open regular season play on Sept. 4 in Cave Junction against Illinois Valley.