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Fall sports practices (officially) get underway on Monday for St. Helens, Scappoose teams


It's time for all high school fans to get back up for fall sports.

Official practices for football, volleyball, soccer and cross country begin Monday, per Oregon School Activities Association rules.

The St. Helens and Scappoose football teams have daily doubles scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday the first week, with single practices on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Lions and Indians cross-country teams plan to head out for training runs in the mornings from Monday through Thursday.

Soccer teams, boys and girls, from both schools are slated for workouts on the field throughout the week as well, with volleyball teams heating up as they, too, determine rosters and positions for the 2019 fall season.

In football, St. Helens will open at home on Friday, Sept. 6 against Redmond while Scappoose travels that day to play at Astoria.

The first volleyball match for St. Helens is a Northwest Oregon Conference match at La Salle Prep on Sept. 5. Scappoose opens at NWOC foe Putnam on the same day.

In boys soccer, St. Helens will kick off in the Oregon City jamboree, facing Franklin, on Aug. 29. The first game is a home nonleague match with Astoria on Sept. 12. Scappoose has an Aug. 29 jamboree game at Gladstone, then opens Sept. 5 at nonconference Silverton.

In girls soccer, St. Helens will play host to Franklin on Sept. 5 to begin the season. Scappoose is at Gladstone for a jamboree on Aug. 29, then opens Sept. 3 at home against Central in a nonleague game.

The cross-country teams at St. Helens will run in the Thursday, Aug. 29 Bill Chapman Invitational at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro. Scappoose's squads will compete in the Night Meet at Wilsonville on Aug. 30.


The St. Helens Men's Golf Club league finals are set.

Next week's league championship play will pit Mower Shed and Rofinot Heating for the Monday League title, while Macadam Liquor will go up against Precision Engraving for the Tuesday League crown.

The winners will tee off the following week for the overall title, while the losers will play for third place.

In this week's playoffs, Mower Shed defeated Yarbor Racing, and Rofinot Heating eliminated Shankapatamus in Monday play, and in the Tuesday semifinals Macadam Liquor ousted Capt. Morgan on the Rocks 5.5-2.5 while Precision Engraving beat Pacific Athletic Club 7-0.

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