The Cherokee Trail softball team had a preseason camp last week and begin official practice on Monday along with other teams around the state of Colorado. Softball and boys tennis open tryouts and practice and can play regular season games as soon as Thursday. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | Two more of the limited slate of approved fall prep sports in Colorado open Monday afternoon when softball and boys tennis teams open practice.

Boys golf began practice and competition last week, while the next two sports on the revised calendar put out last week by the Colorado High School Activities Association — which moved a handful of sports, including football to the spring — begin a short stretch before they can begin play Thursday.

The Regis Jesuit boys tennis team is the defending Class 5A state champion, while the Smoky Hill softball team was the lone Aurora squad to make last season’s state tournament.

Cross country joins the mix with practice starting on Wednesday.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports