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Dance competition set for Saturday at Scappoose High; Massey earns league honor for Warner Pacific volleyball

Dance: The annual Scapppose Happy Feet competition is Saturday at Scappoose High.

The Scappoose Vision team will play host to more than 20 other schools from various parts of Oregon.

The event will include three rounds of performances. Doors open at 11 a.m., and round one begins at 11:15 a.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. for round two, which starts at 1 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the 4:45 p.m. round three.

Round one will include Junior Division teams and exhibitions by the Mini Scappoose Sparklers and Youth Scappoose Sparks and then Xtreme Elite/Senior Club (Hip Hop).

During round 2, Scappoose and Sheldon will compete in Kick, with other schools in JV Pom, Xtreme Elite/Senior Club (Jazz), Small Jazz, Large Jazz, Modern and Small Hip Hop.

The final round has Large and Small Pom, Large and Small Contemporary, Large Hip Hop and Novelty categories.

Scappoose Vision recently completed two other competitions and qualified for the Category Championships Dec. 7 at Lakeridge High.

MASSEYCollege volleyball: Former St. Helens High star Mercedes Massey had a big week on the court for Warner Pacific University in Southeast Portland.

Massey, a 5-2 junior defensive specialist, earned the hnor of Volleyball Defender of the Week in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

She had 29 digs against the No. 25-ranked NAIA team in the nation, College of Idaho, and then came back the next night with 31 digs against No. 4 Eastern Oregon. Both dig totals were career highs.

She averaged 6.66 digs per set to go with a .905 receive percentage.

Massey and the Knights lost 3-2 at home to C of I and 3-1 at home to EOU.

Those matches concluded the season for the Knights, who had a 5-19 overall record and were 4-16 in CCC play. Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho tied for first at 18-2 in conference action.

College women's soccer: Goalkeeper Alyssa Bakkensen, a former Scappoose High standout, came up big in two games last weekend for the Linfield Wildcats.

On Saturday, she made four saves in 90 minutes as Linfield won 2-1 at home over Pacific Lutheran.

She then made three saves in 110 minutes as the Wildcats played host George Fox to a 0-0, two-overtime draw in Newberg on Sunday.

That was the final regular-season game for Linfield, which finished 9-9-2 overall and 8-6-2 in the Northwest Conference.

Bakkensen is a 5-7 sophomore.

• University of Portland defender/midfielder Lucy Davidson from Scappoose earned honorable mention all-West Coast Conference all-conference.

Davidson and fellow Scappoose native Natalie Muth concluded their college soccer career Nov. 9 with a 1-0 loss to San Diego.

Davidson, whose sophomore and junior seasons were impacted by injuries, played in all 17 games this year, starting 16, as the Pilots went 6-6-5 (2-4-3 WCC) in their second season under coach Michelle French.

Davidson played in 50 career games (44 starts). She scored her only career goal in a 3-0 win on Nov. 1 at Pacific.

Muth, mostly playing as a defensive midfielder, started all 17 games this season. She played in 69 career games, starting 65.

Muth scored three goals and had two assists as a freshman playing a more attacking role. She had one goal as a sophomore. She finished with four goals and five assists in her UP career.

College football: The Linfield Wildcats, whose roster includes freshman running back/special teams player Connor McNabb of Scappoose, prevailed 38-31 in overtime at Whitworth last week to clinch their 10th Northwest Conference title in 11 years.

The Wildcats scored the final 17 points in handing the defending NWC champion Pirates their first loss at Spokane in three seasons.

Quarterback Wyatt Smith's fifth touchdown pass was a 2-yarder to his brother, Colton, that provided the winning points.

Linfield ran 97 plays, three shy of the school record, and outgained Whitworth in yards 517-407. The Pirates dropped to 5-3, 4-2.

Linfield improved to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the NWC and is assured of a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

The Wildcats, ranked 17th in the nation, will finish their regular season at home against George Fox at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The D-III playoff field will be announced on Sunday, with the first round on Nov. 23.

NFL: New York Giants linebacker David Mayo came up with four tackles, with one on special teams, in a starting role last Sunday.

The Giants fell to the New York Jets 34-27 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the Nets scored the game's final 10 points.

The Giants dropped to 2-8 with their sixth loss in a row, while the Jets improved to 2-7.

New York returns to action at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Chicago (4-5).


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