The fall season is almost here and excitement is mounting by the day. Every day on Twitter I see local students saying things like "they are so ready for football season." or "Can't wait for Friday night games!"

So Here is the countdown:

Six days till football practice begins, per IHSAA rules Aug. 6 teams can start contact in practice. They can have non-contact practices starting Aug. 4

Aug. 15 scrimmages are played.

Aug. 22 season opener games.

Twenty-four days until football games begin!

Well the real required practices start on Monday. Many of the teams will hold two-a-day practices. Let's face it, that can be brutal and all the athletes that have endured two-a-days are probably not looking forward to the first week of practices. However, handwork does pay off.

I'm looking forward to getting out there and getting some practice photos. You see, as much as I love baseball. I get really tired of shooting baseball at this point in the year. Baseball started back in March and just wrapped up for the most part with American Legion games and Thunder seasons all coming to a close.

Golf actually begins practice a bit earlier. They can start on Friday. That is because their season starts earlier and ends earlier than the other fall sports.

North Montgomery will tee off the season Aug. 6 at the Harrison Hills Invite. Southmont also starts their season Aug. 6 at the Seeger Invite and Crawfordsville plays their first match Aug 12 with Frankfort and Hamilton Heights.

So don't worry sports fans, the fall season is almost here.

I'm sure all coaches are hopeful for great things to come during the 2014 fall season. I recently spoke with North Montgomery volleyball coach Jodi Webster while at the 4-H fair. Webster is super fired up about this year's team. She compared them to the last sectional championship team she had and said they are really working extra hard and coming together as strong team. We'll get our first look when North opens their season at home on Aug. 19 against Covington.

All three volleyball teams in the county are usually pretty competitive and have solid records each year. I really look forward to the county match-ups. Seems like each time there is a county match-up you can guarantee there will be some great volleyball played. All three teams lost some tough players due to graduation and will have some spots to fill and some new players that will have to step up this season.

Volleyball is kind of bitter sweet for me. It's a lot of fun to watch as a fan, but probably the hardest sport to shoot as a photographer. Beyond it being fast-paced, the angles are tough to get that you need for good shots because the court is small and there are always other players in the way moving to the position the need to be in to continue the volley.

Fall sports promise to be lots of fun with plenty of action. Check with your favorite school and get a season pass. Attend lots of games and support our local athletes. Oh, and if you miss a game or just want to see more about the game you saw the night before as always look to The Paper of Montgomery County. You can get an online subscription for 10 bucks a year. Heck, buy a subscription for your favorite college kid that would like to stay up on local sports. They will love it almost as much as you buying them a pizza. OK, maybe be really nice and buy them an online subscription to The Paper and a pizza (see, I've got your back college kids).