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Fall sports ready to get underway

Another summer has flown by and fall sports practices have already begun at high schools around the state, with contests and football jamborees slated to start this week.

Here’s a rundown of when all the local prep teams start their seasons:

Forest Grove

• Football – Friday, Sept. 4, at David Douglas, 7 p.m.

• Volleyball – Tuesday, Sept. 1, vs. McMinnville, 6:30 p.m.

• Boys soccer – Tuesday, Sept. 8, vs. Century, 7 p.m.

• Girls soccer – Thursday, Sept. 3, vs. Tualatin, 7 p.m.

• Cross-country – Thursday, Aug. 27, at Wilsonville, 6 p.m.

Banks

• Football – Friday, Sept. 4, vs. North Marion, 7 p.m.

• Volleyball – Thursday, Sept. 3, at Estacada, 7 p.m.

• Boys soccer – Thursday, Sept. 3, vs. Gladstone, 4 p.m.

• Girls soccer – Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Molalla, 6 p.m.

• Cross-country – Thursday, Aug. 27, at Wilsonville, 6 p.m.

Gaston

• Football – Friday, Sept. 4, vs. Reedsport, 7 p.m.

• Volleyball – Saturday, Aug. 29, vs. North Clackamas, 11 a.m., vs. Perrydale, 2 p.m.

Half marathon race coming to Forest Grove

The Oregon Fall Half Marathon is scheduled to take place in and around Forest Grove on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The road running race will start and finish at Dick Hendricks Memorial Stadium on the campus of Forest Grove High School. Start time is 7 a.m. The 13.1-mile out-and-back course will take participants through Forest Grove and along western Washington County roads. Six aid stations will be scattered along the course, which is quite flat. Most of the road surfaces are concrete or asphalt, though a 1.4-mile stretch is of gravel.

A 5-kilometer race distance will also be offered.

Packet pickup is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Foot Traffic, located at 13306 N.W. Cornell Road in Beaverton.

Registration fee is $75 for the half marathon, $30 for the 5K. To register or for more information, go to theoregonmarathon.com.

Forest Grove running staple scheduled for next month

The 15th annual Forest Grove Lions Run & Walk 4 Sight road running race will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, in Forest Grove. The event will once again offer 5-kilometer and 10K runs and a 5K walk. Kids age 5 and young can race in the Tot Trot. The 10K run and 5K walk will start at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K run at 9:15 and the Tot Trot at 10 o’clock.

The start/finish like for both races will be outside the College of Optometry building on the Pacific University campus.

Registration fee is $35 general, $30 students through Sept. 18. Registration and packet pickup will be available on race day until 30 minutes before the start. Online registration is available until 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. Day of race registration increases by $5. Cost for the kids’ run is $5.

For more information or to register, go to crcoas8.wix.com/fg-lions-run-walk.

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