Astros underway

The East Clinton football team opened practice Monday in Lees Creek under the guidance of head coach Jeremy Yankey and his staff. On Tuesday, the Astros took advantage of a morning-long downpour to pass out equipment but were back on the field in the afternoon. East Clinton will practice with Westfall High School on Aug. 7 then open its preseason scrimmage schedule at Frankfort Adena on Aug. 11. The regular season begins Aug. 24 at home against Clinton-Massie. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.