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Football, boys and girls soccer teams will begin playoffs on home turf this week.

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - Scappoose girls soccer plays Valley Catholic in a September game. Scappoose will head to playoffs this week.The regular season of fall sports is over, and it's now on to the playoffs for a few local teams and student athletes in South Columbia County who have excelled this fall.

Here's a rundown of the upcoming postseason action.

Boys soccer

Scappoose, ranked seventh, will play Estacada, ranked 10th, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the first round of the 4A state championships. The game will take place on Scappoose's home turf.

Tillamook and Seaside also qualified for round one through play-in games, Tillamook beating Gladstone 5-3 and Seaside beating The Dalles 2-1.

Tallying up wins, losses and ties, Scappoose had a record of 12-2-1 overall and 10-1-1 in league play.

St. Helens ended the season with only one win, in addition to 10 losses and one tie in league.

Girls soccer

Scappoose and North Bend will face each other in the first round of the state playoffs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Scappoose will host the game.

Scappoose went 12-1-1 and 10-0 in league play.

No other Cowapa League girls soccer teams qualified for playoffs.

St. Helens went 5-6-4 overall and 4-3-3 in league.

Cross country

Scappoose and St. Helens will both send runners to the 4A state championships on Saturday, Nov. 5. at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Scappoose girls took first in the Cowapa League. Scappoose boys took second, so both teams qualified for state.

Freshman Amalie Anderson took first in the league.

From St. Helens, sophomore Ben Zuschlag and senior Joseph Norris finished third and fifth, qualifying for state.


The first round of the 4A football championships starts Friday, Nov. 4. Scappoose, ranked eighth, will play Marshfield, ranked ninth, at 7 p.m. on Scappoose's home turf.

Scappoose is 7-2 overall, while Marshfield is 6-3.

Within the league, Scappoose is 4-1, beaten only by Tillamook, which is 5-0.

Each special district sends three teams to playoffs; Tillamook and Seaside joined Scappoose as the Special District 1 teams.

St. Helens ended its season 1-4 in league games.


Scappoose volleyball's season ended in the first round of state playoffs, with a 3-0 loss to The Dalles.

Scappoose was ranked 14th among the 16 teams that qualified for state. The Dalles, which beat Scappoose 25-12, 25-14, 25-15 in the Oct. 29 game, was ranked third.

The Dalles will face Mazama, a Klamath Falls high school, in the quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 4.

Tillamook is the other Cowapa League team to qualify for state. Tillamook beat Hidden Valley 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-11) in round one. The fourth-ranked Cheesemakers will play the fifth-ranked Baker Bulldogs on Friday.

Scappoose was 11-9 before playoffs and 5-7 in league.

St. Helens was 6-14 overall and 3-9 in league.

Tillamook, the strongest Cowapa team by far, went 12-0 in league.

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