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Indians getting ready for football, X-country, soccer, volleyball

Teams going through conditioning camps, Spirit Week, as official practices loom next Monday
by: John Brewington FLYING TACKLE—Brody Shaw of Scappoose dives at a tackling dummy and then will recover the fumble during a Spirit Week drill at Scappoose High School last week. The Indians are holding a camp all week and start practices next week.

The Scappoose Indians set the 2011 football campaign into motion this week with their annual Spirit Week Camp.

The camp runs Aug. 15-18 with sessions from 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Official practices begin Aug. 22 with Two-A-Days from 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. The first hour of practice will be devoted to team meetings, and watching films.

Freshmen will practice on Aug. 17 and 19 from 5-7 p.m., and from Aug. 22 on from 5-7 p.m.

Picture day, followed by a scrimmage, and barbecue will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The team will practice from 3-6 p.m. every day thereafter-from 3-4 p.m. in the classroom and 4-6 p.m. on the field. 'We only have nine (official) practices before our first game,' Coach McNabb said. 'We don't have a lot of time to worry about people not getting their paperwork in.'

Calendars and other team information are available on IndiansFB.com.

The Indians kick off their season on Sept. 2 at Molalla. They host North Marion on Sept. 9, and then play St. Helens on Sept. 16 for the first time since 1999-McNabb's first year as head coach.

XC Practices

Most of this year's Scappoose High cross country team has already been out training much of the summer, but practices officially begin next week.

The team has required practices from 9:30-11 a.m., Aug. 22-26, and optional practices from 6:30-8 p.m. each of those days. They have the same schedule Aug. 29-31. Some on the team will take a bit of a break while several other members compete in the Portland To Coast High School Challenge, Aug. 26-27. Scappoose will have a boys and a girls team. The girls are all from Scappoose, while the boys have enlisted some other Cowapa League Runners. The girls' team is call 'City and #8200;Lights to Flying Kites.' It's a 50-team event, part of the annual Hood To Coast Relay.

A parents meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at Scappoose High School.

The first meet is Thursday, Sept. 1 at Wilsonville. The team is at the Cascade Invitational in Turner, Sept. 8.

Coach David Harley emphasized that there is no special conditioning week or tryouts, but all paperwork must be completed before coming to practice.

Girls Soccer

The Scappoose High girls soccer team is participating in fitness training from 7-9 a.m., Aug. 15-19 at the high school track. Girls are advised to bring water and running shoes.

Official practices begin Monday, Aug. 22. Morning sessions will be from 8-10 a.m. at the Scappoose Middle School. Afternoon sessions will be from 4-6 p.m. at the high school. Players should bring all their soccer gear.

Questions can be directed to coach Chris Dorough at 503-913-0426.

Boys Soccer

Tribe boys' soccer conditioning camp, tryouts and practices have been set.

Conditioning was held last week and conditioning and tryouts camps are slated this week, Aug. 15-19, at 10 a.m., and 6-8 p.m. The morning session was going to be a fun run, but that has been scrubbed, according to coach Bob Deuker.

Official practices start Monday, Aug. 22, again at 10 a.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Once school begins on Sept. 12, practices will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Scappoose Middle School.

Deuker said players trying out should have a physical, athletic clearance and shin guards. For more information, contact Deuker at 503-543-2360.

Volleyball

The Scappoose High volleyball team will begin practices next week with tryouts, and daily double. They are there from 8:30 a.m.t o 12:30 p.m. this Thursday. Tryouts will be held from 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 and the same but an hour longer in the afternoon on Aug. 23. Practices will be held from 9-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. through the end of the week. An intersquad scrimmage and parent meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 30.

The volleyball season kicks off Sept. 2 with a jamboree at Astoria High School. The teams's first match is on Thursday, Sept. 8 when they host Madras. They are at Cascade for a tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Scappoose Middle School

Football at Scappoose Middle School will start with non-padded practices from 3:15-5:15 on Monday. Aug. 29.

The first week of practice continues through Thursday, Sept. 1. Practices will be with pads the following week. Registration will be held Aug. 17 from 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.