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Prep football

Grant, the only PIL school to win on opening day, visits Tigard (also 1-0) on Friday night in one of the area's marquee games. Grant defeated Westview 34-31 last week, and Tigard scored a 49-41 victory over Southridge.

Also this Friday, Southridge will play Lincoln (0-1) at 4 p.m. in a doubleheader at Jeld-Wen Field. The second game is an 8 p.m. matchup between Central Catholic (0-1) and Canby (0-1).

The six-team PIL 5A is coming off an 0-6 weekend in nonleague play. The PIL teams were outscored 204-80. Against the same opponents, the PIL 5A went 4-2 in the first week of the 2010 season, getting outscored 200-111.

Friday's PIL 5A lineup has three teams at home (Reynolds at Franklin; Summit versus Benson at Marshall; Century at Wilson), two teams in the Gorge (Madison at The Dalles-Wahtonka; Cleveland at Hood River Valley), and Jefferson at Bend.

In the 4A ranks, Roosevelt (0-1 after a 62-40 loss to LaSalle) visits Gladstone (1-0) on Friday night. And 2A Portland Christian (1-0 after a 33-6 win over Corbett) travels to 3A Horizon Christian (1-0).



Portland State (1-0 after beating Southern Oregon 52-0) has a bye and will resume play Sept. 17 at Jeld-Wen Field with the 5 p.m. Big Sky opener against Northern Arizona. Junior receiver Nevin Lewis was named Big Sky special teams player of the week after blocking a punt and making a tackle on a fake punt to set up two PSU touchdowns against SOU. … Lewis and Clark opens at home with a 1 p.m. Saturday game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, while defending Northwest Conference champion Linfield plays host to Cal Lutheran at 1 p.m. Saturday.


The Portland Pilots women's team aims to snap a three-game losing streak when it hosts the Nike Portland Invitational this weekend. The Pilots (2-3) will play Washington at 7 p.m. Friday and Oregon State at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Other games are New Mexico-OSU at 4:30 p.m. Friday and New Mexico-Washington at noon Sunday. … Portland State (4-2-0) will carry a four-game winning streak into the Viking Soccer Classic at Hillsboro Stadium. PSU takes on Boise State at 6 p.m. Friday and Seattle at 2 p.m. Sunday. In other tourney action, Seattle will play Cal Poly at 3 p.m. Friday, and Boise State will face Cal Poly at 11 a.m. Sunday.


The preseason heats up with a street fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Winterhawks Skating Center, 9250 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Fans can watch practice and then skate and get player autographs. Other activities for kids, along with a barbecue, also are planned. The center also will be the site for a Seattle-Portland preseason game at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets are $5. The season opener is Sept. 23 against Everett at the Rose Garden, 7 p.m.