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Fall sports season swinging into high gear

The summer is officially over with the first games of the fall season looming this week


Fall is not quite in the air yet, but fall sports are about to enter full swing.

The first day of practice for most local high schools was Aug. 19, and many teams are gearing up for their first contests of the young season before the week is out — some as early as tomorrow morning. by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove football coach Greg Evers throws passes to Viking players on Monday as the team prepares for its season opener this week.

All three area high school football teams will play their first games before the weekend is over, though Banks is the only gridiron team to host its home opener. The Braves open with an endowment game against Cascade of Turner on Friday, while Forest Grove takes on Benson that same night in Portland. Gaston will open its season at Toledo on Saturday.

Pacific has also welcomed its fall sports athletes back in recent weeks, and the Boxers are likewise ready to proceed with the nonconference portions of their schedules. See below for first contest dates by school.

Forest Grove High School

• Cross-country: Night Meet, 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Wilsonville

• Football: At Benson, 7 p.m. Friday, Portland

• Boys soccer: Beaverton, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Grove

• Girls soccer: Southridge jamboree, Thursday, Beaverton; first game at Lakeridge, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Lake Oswego

• Volleyball: Pacific Conference jamboree, 4 p.m. Thursday, Tigard; first game against Tualatin, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Grove

• Water polo: At Sandy, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sandy

Banks High School

• Cross-country: Night Meet, 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Wilsonville

• Football: Cascade, 7 p.m. Friday, Banks

• Volleyball: Scappoose jamboree, 1 p.m. Friday, Scappoose; first game at Estacada, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Estacada

Gaston High School

• Football: At Toledo, 1 p.m. Saturday, Toledo

• Volleyball: Clatskanie jamboree, 10 a.m. Thursday, Clatskanie; first game at Delphian, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Sheridan

Pacific University

• Cross-country: At Puget Sound Invitational, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tacoma, Wash.

• Football: At Adrian, 6 p.m. Sept. 6, Adrian, Mich.; first home game against Occidental, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Forest Grove

• Men’s golf: Pacific Fall Invitational, Sept. 21-22, Quail Valley Golf Course, Banks

• Women’s golf: Pacific Fall Invitational, Sept. 21-22, Quail Valley Golf Course, Banks

• Men’s soccer: Warner Pacific, 6 p.m. Friday, Forest Grove

• Women’s soccer: Hamline, 4 p.m. Saturday, Forest Grove

• Volleyball: Central (Iowa), 10 a.m. Friday, Colorado Springs, Colo.; first home match is against Northwest Christian, 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Forest Grove




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