Midcoast high school student-athletes started bright and early Monday morning, Aug. 16 and have been working since preparing for the 2010 fall seasons for football, field hockey, soccer, cross country, golf and mountain biking.

The first official practices/tryouts of the new season for many local squads from Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties were Aug. 16 and will continue for the coming days until athletes participate in preseason events followed by regular-season affairs late-August through October.

Click on the link below to view local student-athletes during preseason practices. More photos will be added later.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.